Sign1News 7.14.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 7.14.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. The good news for people living along the
Gulf Coast is that within the past 48 hours, the storm named Barry has weakened from a
Category one hurricane down to a tropical storm and now to a tropical depression. The bad news: it’s still raining, too much,
too fast and that is posing a serious threat to the area. The storm is moving slowly and dumping torrential
rains deeper inland into Louisiana and parts of Alabama. And it’s whipping up storm winds of up to
60 mph. The National Hurricane Center is warning residents
about the potential of tornadoes along the storm’s path. Weather experts say Barry’s slow move north
could trigger extreme flooding and could potentially overtop levees in areas along the Louisiana
coastline. On Saturday levees were overtopped in the
Plaquemines parish Southeast of New Orleans. Thankfully mandatory evacuations were put
in place in the area. But the Coast Guard did have to rescue some
people from rising waters. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were left
in the dark Saturday night as a power outage in Manhattan left people trapped in elevators
and subway cars. The power failure occurred primarily in midtown
Manhattan and the upper West side. New York firefighters confirmed there were
several transformer fires in the area. Power has been restored and Mayor Bill DeBlasio
has ordered city officials to investigate the cause of the blackout. But here are some incredible images from around
the city. When the traffic lights went out, this brave
New Yorker jumped in the middle of the street and started directing traffic. Firefighters all over the city had to rescue
people stuck in elevators and subway cars. And watch what happened at the J-Lo concert
at Madison Square Gardens. Right during the middle of the show, complete darkness. Fans later evacuated and J-Lo posted on Twitter
that the show will be rescheduled for Monday night. But you’ve heard the famous phrase “The show
must go on,” right? Cast members from several shows at Carnegie
Hall and on Broadway evacuated the building and give their audiences impromptu performances
on the sidewalk. Authorities have confirmed human remains found
in Virginia are those of missing two-year-old Noah Tomlin. The remains were found Wednesday in a steam
plant in Hampton. The discovery ends days of searching. His mother reported him missing from their
mobile home in Hampton on June 24. 34-year-old Julia Tomlin was arrested four
days later on three counts of felony child neglect in connection with the disappearance. Authorities say Noah’s identity was confirmed
through DNA analysis. Prosecutors will determine whether more charges
will be filed in the case. Three groups of Michael Jackson fans are suing
41-year-old Wade Robson and 37-year-old James Safechuck. They are the two men who alleged they endured
years of sexual abuse by Jackson in the 1980s and 1990s when they were minors. The graphic details were described in the
HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.” The groups “On The Line” and “MJ Street” accuse
the documentary of revisionism and points out timeline errors in Safechuck’s abuse allegations. A 62-year-old former French nurse is also
suing. Robson and Safechuck do not live in France
but it is illegal in the country to make criminal accusations against the deceased. Jackson died in 2009. Robson and Safechuck are being sued for a
symbolic one euro or $1.13. Lawyers for Robson and Safechuck had no comment. Pregnant mom Rachel Langford of St. Louis,
Missouri says she kept seeing the numbers 7 and 11 during her pregnancy, but didn’t
think it meant anything. Well apparently 7 and 11 were her lucky numbers. On Thursday 7/11, Langford was in a 7-11 convenience
store when she went into labor. A few minutes later at exactly 7:11 PM, her
daughter J’aime was born. And guess how much she weighed? Yep, 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Although she’s a little freaked out, Langford
says she and her new bundle of joy are doing fine. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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