Sydney, Australia - Jul 31, 2016. Olympic rings drawn in the sand and olympic flag in the centre. Summer Olympic Games
Sydney, Australia - Jul 31, 2016. Olympic rings drawn in the sand and olympic flag in the centre. Summer Olympic Games

Ashley’s Morning Scoop 8.15.16

With Allan out today, I covered the trending and the Scoop, so here is all of it…in all it’s glory ICYMI!

Police responded to a shooting last night in Tukwila that left one person dead and another with serious injuries.  The suspect apparently walked up to a car with both victims inside and opened fire before fleeing.  The suspect was on foot and is still at large.  It’s believed the victims and the suspect knew each other.

20,000 Louisiana residents had to be rescued over the weekend as flooding across the southern part of the state led to the declaration of a major disaster by the federal government.

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in Northern California after a wildfire grew to almost 5 miles north of San Francisco.  It’s one of 11 wildfires burning in the state.

The Farmers Almanac has released it’s predictions for Winter 2017 and good news; they’re saying it should be extra awful and they claim to have an 80% accuracy. The Northeast and Midwest can expect “colder than normal” temperatures with precipitation “above normal.” Here in the lovely Pacific Northwest, we can expect a lot of rain and chilly weather.  Not sure how that’s any different from most of our winters!

Police evacuated a terminal at JFK last night after they received reports that shots had been fired. After an investigation, cops determined there was no shooting—with one official saying “clapping and banging” by people watching the Olympics may have been misinterpreted as gunfire.  The shots fired call came into 911 one minute after Usain Bolt won the 100 Meter in Rio.

US Swimmer, Ryan Lochte was robbed at gunpoint in Rio early Sunday morning when the taxi he was in was pulled over by armed men posing as police.

Michael Phelps won another Gold medal on Saturday making it the 23rd of his career, but quite possibly his last as Phelps says he really is going to retire.

The Seahawks came out victorious in preseason game #1, beating the Chiefs 17-16 with a touchdown and 2-point conversion as time expired.

The Mariners won their 3rd straight series after an 8-4 win over Oakland yesterday.  They head to Anaheim tonight.


Sorry Adele fans, if you were hoping to see the superstar at halftime of the Super Bowl, you’re gonna be disappointed.  She confirmed for fans in LA that she was asked to do the halftime show, but has turned it down, saying it’s not about music and she doesn’t dance.

Justin Bieber threatened to make his Instagram a private account after fans posted a barrage of negative comments towards his new girlfriend, Sofia Richie.  The Biebs said “This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like.”  Theeeeeen ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez weighed in on the situation saying “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only,” she reportedly wrote. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”