KJACK News Update October 24 2018

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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:00 am

I’m Kristen Dalton with KJACK News, and these are your top headlines for Wednesday, October 24th.

Recently in New Jersey, a rehabilitation center has been struck with a deadly virus that has left 6 children dead and 12 children sick. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell has stopped admitting patients until they can get a handle on this severe outbreak. The state of the dozen sick children has not yet been released, but the health department has confirmed that the number of cases has begun to decrease.

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female to become a part of the Supreme Court, has announced that she is showing early signs of dementia, which will likely lead to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. During her announcement, she began to comment on her accomplishments, saying, "As a young cowgirl from the Arizona desert, I never could have imagined that one day I would become the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court." She made this announcement as a farewell of sorts, as the progression of her symptoms will no longer allow her to participate in public life.

At the University of Utah, a 21 year old senior was shot and killed by an angry ex-boyfriend. She ended the relationship with him after finding out he was a registered sex offender, and that he had lied to her about his name, age, and criminal history. Once the victim broke off the relationship, the suspect became enraged and shot her in her car before going to a church that night and ending his own life. Investigators are still looking into the case.

San Francisco has recently become the largest city in the U.S. to allow noncitizens and illegal inhabitants to vote in a local election. However, this might not attract many new voters, due to the fact that most people living in the U.S. illegally would not register. This brings the fear of their identities being revealed to the Trump Administration, which could lead to deportation. As it stands, only 35 noncitizens have registered to vote in the upcoming election.

And now for your weather update. Today is expected to be clear and sunny with a high of about 60 degrees and a low of about 35 degrees. There’s a chance of a light breeze, so make sure you keep a hoodie nearby and stay warm.

Those were your top headlines, I’m Kristen Dalton with KJACK News.