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Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” Set To Pass

Democrats are expected to hand President Biden his first legislative victory Wednesday, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — Democrats are expected to hand President Biden his first legislative victory Wednesday, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that includes billions for states, local governments, schools, vaccines and small businesses. It also includes $1,4000 to low and middle-income Americans. “Once the Rescue Plan is signed, we’ll be able to start getting payments out this month,” White…

SUE The T-Rex Hits The Road

SUE, the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, has left her home at Chicago's Field Museum for a visit to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. WTHR's Julia Moffitt reports.

(WTHR/NBC News) — The world’s largest T-Rex skeleton is hitting the road for Spring Break. “SUE,” typically on display at Chicago’s Field Museum, is currently visiting the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The massive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is also the world’s most complete, and have given researchers a much better picture of how the carnivorous dinosaurs lived. SUE, named for Sue…

World War II Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

After months in isolation, Harold Haudenschild was able to celebrate his 100th birthday with friends and family Monday thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine. WECT's Russell Clark reports.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT/NBC News) — Harold Haudenschild celebrated his 100th birthday in style Monday…with family and friends joining him for the first time in nearly a year. His party was possible now that all of the residents at Wilmington, North Carolina’s Champions Assisted Living have received their COVID-19 vaccinations. “This has truly been fantastic. It was great to see my…

Turning The Corner: New CDC Guidelines Offer Slow Return To Normal

The Centers for Disease Control says fully vaccinated people can socialize with each other and other low risk groups, but should continue wearing masks in public. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19…offering a light at the end of the tunnel for millions eager to return to “normal” life. According to the new guidelines, once fully-vaccinated, people are considered safe to gather indoors without masks or distancing with other vaccinated people, and with…

Lowes Launches “100 Hometowns” Project

The home improvement chain is celebrating its centennial, and is promising to spend $10 million on 100 neighborhood projects. NBC's Dan Scheneman reports.

(NBC News) — A company dedicated to improving homes now wants to improve communities. Lowe’s, the retail chain is celebrating its centennial, and is promising to spend $10 million on 100 neighborhood projects. “It might be a community center that needs revitalization, a garden, a block, something that has maybe fallen into disrepair, something that has been subject to the…

Jury Selection Delayed In Derrick Chauvin Trial

The trial of the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is on hold while an appeal proceeds over the possible reinstatement of a third-degree murder charge. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. (NBC News) — Jury selection in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, was delayed Monday by at least a day. The court is waiting on a ruling on whether a third-degree murder charge will be a part of the case moving forward. Prosecutors want to give jurors…

Combatting Senior Scams

The elderly are a popular target for financial scammers...but there are ways to protect them. NBC's Chris Pollone reports.

(NBC News) — A lifetime of savings can be wiped out in an instant by scammers who call you on the phone or send you an Email. Those crooks often target the elderly, who tend to be more trusting and less savvy about how to detect a scam. Theresa Ockaskis Allen says she was reviewing bills with her 78-year-old mother,…

Insult A Cop, Go To Jail?

A recently proposed Kentucky law would make insulting a police officer punishable by up to 90 days in jail. WAVE's Tori Gessner reports.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE/NBC News) — A bill being considered by Kentucky lawmakers would make it illegal to insult or taunt a law enforcement officer to the point where it could provoke a violent response. Senate Bill 211 is sponsored by retired police officer and state Senator Danny Carroll. “This is not about lawful protest in any way, shape, form, or…

Minneapolis Braces For Chauvin Trial

Jury selection begins Monday in the murder trial of Derrick Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who pinned George Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes until his death. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. (NBC News) Anger, frustration and calls for justice echoed through downtown Minneapolis Sunday on the eve of the murder trial of former police officer Derrick Chauvin. Chauvin is the officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground, holding his knee on Floyd’s neck until he died. The final minutes of Floyd’s life, caught on camera by witnesses, triggered…

Decomposing Bodies Found In Albuquerque Parking Deck

Police say three of the people found dead were reported missing in January. KOB's Ryan Laughlin reports.

(KOB/NBC News) — New Mexico’s Albuquerque Police Department is continuing to investigate multiple homicides after four decomposing bodies were found inside a car at a Sunport parking garage Friday. Those bodies were positively identified as Matthew Miller, Jennifer Lannon, Jesten Mata, and Randal Apostalon. Miller, Lannon, and Mata were all reported missing out of Grants in January. Apostalon, however, was…