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School bus driver accused of DUI with 31 kids on board

School bus driver accused of DUI with 31 kids on board

School officials have fired a bus driver accused of driving under the influence with children on board. The incident happened Monday morning in Walton County and there were 31 students on the bus. What tipped off the school district that something wasn't right and what we're learning about the driver, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. Carol Etheridge was charged with DUI and more than a dozen counts of endangering a child. “The Walton County School District does not tolerate any behavior that jeopardizes the safety of our students,” the district said in a statement. TRENDING STORIES: Police arrest man in connection with murder of transgender woman Atlanta woman dies on vacation in Miami Abducted baby abandoned under overpass, saved by homeless man   This is what investigators found in school bus driver's purse. She's charged with dui & endangering kids. @wsbtv 4pm pic.twitter.com/DXiESFMFVz — Sophia Choi (@SophiaWSB) August 23, 2017  

The Latest: Trump, in Nevada speech, calling for 'new unity'

The Latest: Trump, in Nevada speech, calling for 'new unity'

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump is set to speak at an American Legion convention and the White House says he plans to talk about seeking 'a new unity.' The White House says the president — in his speech later Wednesday in Reno, Nevada — will say it's 'time to heal the wounds that have divided us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us.' Look for Trump to say: 'We are one people, with one home, and one flag.' The Nevada appearance is coming after Trump's rally Tuesday night in Phoenix, when he lashed out at the media and criticized Arizona's two Republican senators. Trump has pushed back against media coverage of his response to the violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. ___ 10 a.m. President Donald Trump is naming Senate Republican names. Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted that he loves 'the Great State of Arizona.' But he added that he was 'not a fan of Jeff Flake, weak on crime & border!' The president woke up in Arizona the day after a campaign rally in Phoenix. He repeatedly lashed out at the media during the event and skewered both of Arizona's Republican senators, insisting that his coy refusal to mention their names Tuesday night showed a 'very presidential' restraint. But he went after Flake by name the next morning. Flake has been very critical of the president. Trump has also criticized the state's senior senator, John McCain, for casting the deciding vote that doomed the Republican health care bill. McCain is battling brain cancer. ___ 3:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. He opened his political rally Tuesday in Phoenix Tuesday evening with calls for unity, and an assertion that 'our movement is about love,' but then quickly erupted in anger Trump shouted he'd 'openly called for healing unity and love' in the immediate aftermath of Charlottesville and had simply been misrepresented in news coverage. The president acknowledged his advisers had urged him to stay on message, and that he simply could not. He left no doubt that he plans to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio (ahr-PY'-oh), convicted of disobeying court orders to stop his immigration patrols. He said he had chosen not to on Tuesday to avoid 'controversy.

With 2nd-highest jackpot ever, rush is on for Powerball tickets

With 2nd-highest jackpot ever, rush is on for Powerball tickets

We're less than 24 hours away from the second highest Powerball drawing in history. The drawing is TONIGHT and you can see it live before Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. The jackpot has now climbed to a whopping $700 million and now the rush is on for tickets. Channel 2's Rikki Klaus learned the sky high jackpot is luring people who have never played before. Agigur Rahman is a clerk at the Shell Station Food Mart on Shallowford Road in DeKalb County but it might sound like he works for the lotto, instead.  RELATED STORIES: 7-time lottery winner shares tips for winning Powerball jackpot 4 things to know if you win Powerball or Mega Millions Things more likely to happen than you winning the Powerball 'I'm telling them, every single customer, buy one Powerball ticket. Almost $700 million. Change your luck. Maybe tomorrow you are the big winner,' he said. He tells them the ticket price $2 and the jackpot $700 million and it seems the math adds up for most. Klaus met with many people purchasing tickets with big dreams of winning. Rahman says one customer spent $150 on 50 Powerball tickets. Others purchased sets of 20 and 10. Meanwhile, in Fulton County, on Peachtree Street NE, Robin Johnson tried her luck at scoring the second biggest jackpot in Powerball history. 'I would be jumping for joy. I don't gamble. Period,' she said. The jackpot began rolling in mid-June and has kept going 20 times. POWERBALL FAST FACTS Draw Date: Wednesday Estimated Jackpot Amount: $700 million Annuity Amount: Jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments Cash Option Amount: Approximately $443.3 million Cost to Play: $2 per play; an additional $1 per play to add the Power Play multiplier Drawings: 11 p.m. ONLY on Channel 2 Overall Odds of Winning Any Prize: Approximately 1:24.87 Odds of Winning Jackpot Prize: Approximately 1:292 million Date Jackpot Began Rolling: June 14 Number of Rolls: 20 Last Winning Jackpot Ticket: June 10 ($447.8M – California) #1 Powerball Jackpot: Jan. 13, 2016 – $1.586 billion jackpot (Calif.; Fla.; and Tenn.)

Trump threatens possible government shutdown if Congress won’t fund border wall

At a raucous campaign rally in Arizona, President Donald Trump demanded that Congress fund his request for money to build a wall along the border with Mexico, saying that if lawmakers won’t go along with his plan, then it could mean a federal government shutdown showdown with Congress this fall, as Mr. Trump argued that it’s imperative for lawmakers to further tighten border controls.

“Now the obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down the government, we’re building that wall,” Mr. Trump said to loud cheers in a Phoenix rally.

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