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Sign1News 10.25.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 10.25.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. We have the latest update on the case of 21-year-old
Mavrick Fisher. Fisher is the Deaf man charged in the death
of 25-year-old Grant Whitaker, another Deaf man. Whitaker’s body was found in a remote area
of Lake County California after he went missing in August. Fisher admitted to killing Whitaker and has
been in jail ever since awaiting trial. On Wednesday Fisher had a preliminary hearing. Sign1News just spoke with the clerk at Lake
County Superior Court. During the preliminary hearing the judge ruled
Fisher was in felony violation on counts one, two and four. Count one is murder, count two is assault
with a deadly weapon but not a firearm and count four is grand theft of a firearm. Count three, theft from a human body, was
dismissed. This means a court ruled there is sufficient
evidence for Fisher to answer to all three counts. An arraignment on those charges will be held
on November 5 and from that hearing a trial date will be set. Car crashes are always terrifying. But one particular crash in Arizona happened
just in time to save a family from being run over. The family of three had the right-of-way and
began crossing a Phoenix intersection. Suddenly a Jeep come speeding through the
red light. At the same time a car with the right-of-way
hits the Jeep narrowly saving the family. Check out this amazing video. We even slowed it down and added graphic arrows
to point out how it all happened. The family escaped unharmed and the car’s
driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. But police say the Jeep’s driver was under
the influence and was combative with witnesses, actually pulling out a knife and trying to
stab the driver of the car through the side window. He was arrested and has not yet entered a
plea on a slew of charges. Once again California is falling victim to
several major wildfires. More than 18 million people in the southern
part of the state are under red flag warnings. As crews fight the flames burning thousands
of acres, some residents are forced to leave their homes. In North LA, the Tick fire has spread across
thousands of acres. Governor Gavin Newsom says the state has secured
a FEMA grant that will help bring resources to fight the blaze. Over in Sonoma County, the Kincade fire is
growing and residents have been told to flee their homes. Some people evacuated in the San Bernardino
area where the Old Water fire is burning. As residents wait to find out the fate of
their homes, crews are working nonstop, some working 24-hour shifts. All schools in the LA Unified school district
in the San Fernando Valley are closed Friday as a result of the fires. A House committee and the Trump administration
are preparing for what could be damning testimony from a White House official about the Ukraine
investigation. For the first time lawmakers are about to
get a first-hand account of what was said on the call between President Trump and the
Ukraine’s president. House Democrats are expecting to hear from
an official from inside the White House. Tim Morrison, a top Russia and Europe advisor
on President Trump’s National Security Council who listened in on the President’s July 25
phone call with Ukraine’s leader, is scheduled to appear next week. Sources say Republicans worry his testimony
could fuel the Democrats’ push toward impeachment and they hope it will lack any firsthand knowledge
of the President’s actions. And the New York Times reports impeachment
investigators are negotiating with attorneys for former National Security Advisor John
Bolton who is expected to be deposed in private. Bolton reportedly shared concerns about Trump’s
personal attorney Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in US foreign policy in Ukraine. While Democrats continue to move forward with
the impeachment investigation, Trump’s Congressional allies continue to try to slow down the investigation. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham introduced
a resolution cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemning the Democrats’
impeachment process. According to a new report by the CDC, fentanyl
is now considered the deadliest drug in the United States. In 2017, the latest year for which complete
data is available, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses. Opioids such as fentanyl and heroin represented
about 68 percent of those deaths. Fentanyl is the drug most commonly associated
with fatal overdoses, accounting for 38.9 percent of all drug overdose deaths in 2017. Heroine was associated with 22.8 percent of
all fatal overdoses followed by cocaine 21.3 percent. However the study also showed drug overdoses
were divided along regional lines. Fentanyl is the drug most commonly involved
in overdoses in the eastern part of the United States while methamphetamine overdoses were
mostly reported in the western half of the country. You may have been focusing on eating healthy
all this week but today you have permission to cheat and not feel guilty about it. Friday is National Greasy Foods Day! Oh my! There are so many greasy, yummy choices: french
fries, fried chicken, nachos, burgers, pizza, mozzarella sticks, onion rings. The list goes on and on and on. My personal favorite greasy food is hot wings
with blue cheese dressing. Yum! No one really knows for sure how this day
originated but truthfully who really cares? So celebrate and give yourself permission
to indulge just for today. Post your favorites on social media using
the hashtag #greasyfoodsday. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. 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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