(SL) – A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.
The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.
(Charlotte, NC) – The University of Maryland-Baltimore County has pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history. UMBC routed top overall seed Virginia 74-54 in Charlotte to become the first 16 seed to beat a No. 1. The 25-10 Retrievers blew things open against the 31-3 Cavaliers in the second half after the game was tied after 20 minutes.
Jairus Lyles had a game-high 28 points for UMBC, which takes on ninth-seeded Kansas State on Sunday. The Wildcats posted a 69-59 wire-to-wire win over No. 8 Creighton despite playing without leading scorer Dean Wade. Wade had been expected to play after suffering a stress fracture in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament, but never got on the floor.
Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome netted 15 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who finish the year 31-and-3. Entering this game, number-one seeds were 135-and-0 all-time since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
(SL) – Millions are without power as a deadly winter storm pounds the East Coast with heavy rain and hurricane force winds. The National Weather Service says heavy snow and rain will taper off today, but wind gusts of up to 50-miles-per-hour are expected through the day.
The highest wind gust recorded so far as been 93-miles-per-hour in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Hurricane-force winds are expected to continue overnight on the Massachusetts coast and in Rhode Island. The winter storm is also dropping heavy snow on the Northeast. New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania had already got ten inches of snow by afternoon. Connecticut and Boston have also been hit with heavy rain and flooding.
Governors in Virginia and Maryland have declared states of emergency with several deaths being blamed on the massive storm. “ABC News” says seven people were killed by falling trees. Airlines have cancelled thousands of flights and utility companies are warning customers that power might not be restored until late today or tomorrow because of high winds.