Sign1News 10.29.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 10.29.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Here are your top stories for today. We have an update to the Mavrick Fisher story. Fisher is the 21-year-old deaf man charged
in the death of 25-year-old Grant Whitaker, another deaf man. Last week we reported that during the preliminary
hearing a judge ruled Fisher was in felony violation on counts 1, 2 and 4. Count 1 is murder, count 2 is assault with
a deadly weapon and count 4 is grand theft of a firearm. We know that many of our viewers are following
the case closely and reporting on a *firearm* caused a bit of confusion. So we spoke with the clerk at the Lake County
Superior Court in California to get clarification on count 4. According to the court docket, the district
attorney officially charged Fisher with violation of California penal code 487-D, which references
grand theft of a firearm *and* auto. Fisher is charged with grand theft auto however
the official paperwork filed in the court only lists grand theft of a firearm. We were correct in our reporting and hope
this clears up any confusion regarding this case. Fisher is scheduled to appear in court again
on November 5th for an arraignment and from that hearing a trial date will be set. New emojis are out on Apple’s devices and
they are more inclusive! On Monday, the tech company released nearly
60-new characters for its iOS software update. The new emojis include deaf and blind people,
wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and more. They also feature interracial couples and
gender-neutral characters. Other new emojis, include a sloth and a yawning
smiley face. As a Tuesday, more than 200,000 Californians
under evacuations as wildfires continue to burn across the state. The flames that are being fueled by high winds
and very low humidity have put more than 25 million people under red-flag warnings. On Monday the Getty Fire broke out near Los
Angeles in an area known for its high-dollar houses and famous residents. NBA star Lebron James was among one of the
many people forced to evacuate. The governor of California urged residents
to listen to mandatory evacuations and to not put their safety or first responders safety
in harms way. Power companies also announced they may have
to shutoff electricity for safety again out of extreme caution and concerns for more fires. Meanwhile, the ride-share company Uber is offering free rides for wildfire victims in California. Uber says people can get up to two free rides,
up to 20 dollars each, to and from evacuation areas in Los Angeles and Sonoma counties. To request, enter the “CALFIRERELIEF19” in
the payment section of your Uber rider app. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made
the announcement that on Thursday the House will hold a vote to formalize the impeachment
inquiry into President Trump and Ukraine. Senate Republicans praised the resolution,
saying they hope it will open up the process and provide fairness to Trump. Meanwhile, on Tuesday the National Security
Council’s top Ukraine expert will go before House impeachment investigators. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman
plans to say he was so troubled by President Trump’s July phone call with the president
of Ukraine that he took his concerns to a superior. He will also tell lawmakers that he felt Trump’s
efforts to press Ukraine for investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his
son undermined American national security. Vice President Mike Pence says President Trump
did nothing wrong in the Ukraine scandal. On Friday 67-year-old Tian gave birth in China. She may very well be the country’s oldest
new mother. The woman is a retired doctor. A hospital spokeswoman told CNN that Tian
fell pregnant naturally after using her medical knowledge to self-administer traditional Chinese
fertility treatments. The baby was delivered via a cesarean section
and reportedly weighed 5.6 pounds at birth. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure that our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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