Morning Rush: Dec. 22, 2015

Good morning!

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2015. There are 9 days left in the year.

Here’s today’s Highlight in History:

On December 22, 1971, the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) defeat the Baltimore Bullets 127-120 in Baltimore for their 27th straight victory, breaking the previous record for the longest winning streak in professional sports. They had previously been tied with baseball’s New York Giants, who won 26 games during the 1916 season.
The Lakers extended their winning streak to a total of 33 consecutive games before losing to the Bucks by a score of 104-120 on January 7, 1972.

Here are your Morning Rush Headlines from News 3:

Monday’s Taliban attack in Afghanistan that killed six U.S. soldiers was the deadliest assault on international forces since August.

The bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol.

One soldier killed was Joseph Lemm, a 15-year veteran of the New York City Police Department.
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The 24-year-old woman accused of plowing into dozens of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip is in jail on suicide watch.

Lakeisha Holloway told police that on the same day of the crash she had tried to park her car on several properties so she could get some rest, but kept getting run off by security.

Police say Holloway drove her Oldsmobile down a sidewalk of tourists, killing one person and injuring three dozen others.

Her 3-year-old daughter was in her car at the time.
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Former Georgia mascot Uga IX, the white English bulldog known as Russ, has died only 1 month after giving up his title.

The Savannah, Georgia-based Seiler family, the long-time owners of the Georgia line of mascots, says Russ died in his sleep early yesterday morning.

Here’s Carmen’s News 3 First Alert Forecast:

We’re in for quite a spell of showery weather as a strong flow of tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico continues to surge into much of the South.
This moisture supply will interact with a number of disturbances in the jet stream to bring waves of rain and thunderstorms through our area between now and Christmas Eve.
We should get a break starting Christmas Day, but that will be accompanied by record warm temperatures.

TUESDAY: Cloudy with frequent showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly A.M.  High: 70

TOMORROW: Numerous showers and thunderstorms.  High: 73

CHRISTMAS EVE: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Low: 67  High: 78

CHRISTMAS DAY: A chance of A.M. rain, partly cloudy and unseasonably warm.  Low: 68  High: 79

Have a great day!

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