Things you should know today: 8/22/18


Arkansas man gets 50 years for road rage killing of toddler

FILE – This undated file photo released by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in Little Rock, Ark., shows Gary Eugene Holmes, who was convicted by a jury Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, of first-degree murder and terrorist threatening in the December 2016 death of Acen King. He was accused of firing his gun into another driver’s car and killing the 3-year-old boy. (Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

Gary Eugene Holmes, an Arkansas man who fired his gun into another driver’s car and killed a 3-year-old boy in a road rage incident, has been found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility for parole. The 3-year-old, Acen King, was in the back seat of his grandmother’s car as she was stopped at a stop sign.  Holmes got out of his car, fired and killed the boy. Holme’s defense lawyers say the shooting could have been an accident.

Politicians target immigration law after arrest in Iowa case

Cristhian Bahena Rivera is escorted into the Poweshiek County Courthouse for his initial court appearance, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of the 20-year-old Iowan Mollie Tibbetts who disappeared in July. It was revealed that Rivera had been living in the U.S. illegally after coming from Mexico, sparking more talk from politicians about strengthening immigration laws. Investigators said they believed Rivera had lived in the area from four to seven years, and had followed and abducted Tibbetts while she was on a run. Rivera grabbed her phone after she said she was going to call the cops, blacked out and then remembers dragging her bloody body out of the trunk of his car and into a cornfield.

Hurricane Lane weakens but still packing wallop

This satellite image provided by NOAA on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 shows Hurricane Lane south of Hawaii. The National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center expects Lane to move very close to over Hawaii from Thursday through Saturday. Forecasters say even if Lane doesn’t make landfall, the islands could be walloped with rain and wind. (NOAA via AP)

A hurricane named Hurricane Lane expected to hit Hawaii has weakened from a Category 5 hurricane to Category 4. However, the storms still brings potentially life-threatening winds and heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon on the Big Island. The hurricane was about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south of Kailua-Kona and moving northwest toward other islands.

Television series “The Big Bang Theory” will be ending after airing 12 seasons.

An animated short film for the video game “Overwatch” was released on YouTube on Aug. 22 and is #1 on Trending. The video is titled “Shooting Star” and features the origin story of Overwatch’s hyper-focused and talented mech pilot.

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