Current Events Updates: Week 5

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Current Events Updates are a compilation of news stories posted every Friday. They are researched over the school week by Journalism staffers. The Crimson is not responsible for any factual inaccuracies in the stories reported. The Current Events Updates from previous weeks can be found here.


Tuesday

from Alex Parker

Dutch journalist Jeroen Perleman was shot in the chest by an ISIS sniper in Libya fatally. He was covering the front lines and got caught in the crossfire. He died immediately.

Wednesday

from Erin Marquez

NASA has observed the Tabby Star dim and lighten over the years. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have concluded that the star is slowly fading.

Thursday

from Skylar Todd

A Southwest plane from Louisville, Kentucky, to Baltimore, Maryland, is evacuated after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts smoking. Brian Green’s phone started making popping noises, and the plane sat at the gate until he powered it down. No one was injured, but the plane’s carpet suffered minor damage.

from Emily Farren

Four year old Noah Wall is getting his own TV documentary titled “The Boy Born Without a Brian” on October 12. He was born in Abbeytown, Cambria, with only 2 percent of his brain function. The documentary will follow his progress after an unlikely survival.

Friday

from Amber Bacardi & Gabe Senter

Hurricane Matthew is predicted to strike Florida again after sudden wind changes pushed it towards Florida. Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency, with up to two million people evacuated.