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Week of 01/17: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories

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Week of 01/17: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories

The Ending To The Story Of "SoHo Karen"

SoHo 'Karen' Miya Ponsetto's wrongdoing finally caught up with her this week as she was taken into custody. Law enforcement sources reported that they arrested Ponsetto this past Thursday in a joint effort by the Ventura County Sheriff and NYPD. TMZ was told that Ponsetto's expected to be charged with attempted robbery for falsely accusing and assaulting 14-year-old black child, Keyon Harrold Jr., just one week ago.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/aoUW-SJJSTA

Pennsylvania Farm Show Has Gone Virtual

Traditionally held in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, the Department of Agriculture has made the move to a virtual show this year as Pennsylvania continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. "In January, we will celebrate Pennsylvania agriculture together with the virtual 2021 Farm Show," said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. "We have seen over this extraordinary past year that agriculture is not only an asset to our communities and our economy, but it is absolutely essential to each and every one of our lives."

Watch more: https://youtu.be/J9Pk1cyStVM

"Saddle Up And Read"

North Carolina woman Caitlin Gooch is bringing together two of her passions, horses and reading, to help bridge the literacy gap among children, CBS News reported. To help her realize this dream of hers, Gooch has set up a GoFundMe account for her organization "Saddle Up And Read" and so far, it has raised $21,054 of its $50,000 goal. The fundraiser goes on to say: “We will build a library on the property and implement our literacy programs to aide in closing the literacy gap. In my hometown, there is not much of anything for kids to do. Building this space for them to be exposed to horses, provide books with characters who look like them, and will push Saddle Up and Read to raise literacy rates in NC.”

Watch more: https://youtu.be/L8d4HVgC7fY

"Trump Manatee"

Shocking images and videos of a manatee with the word "Trump" scrawled on its back have gone viral this week. The images and videos have sparked a federal investigation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which has appealed to the public for more information with regards to the incident. Fortunately, the word appears to be written in algae on the manatee’s back and it does not appear to be seriously injured, according to authorities.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/o860IFHjldU

Florida Man & The Stolen Tiki Hut Boat

One Florida man who appeared to be intoxicated while onboard a stolen, floating tiki hut has since been arrested by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the Florida Keys this past Wednesday, authorities said. FWC officials said the man is currently facing charges including grand theft and resisting an officer without violence. “A little tiki excitement today which was slightly more eventful than your typical tiki cruise,” the boat's proper owner, Cruisin’ Tiki Key West, wrote in a Facebook post.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/qL4TwdEj3-E

Pres. Trump Becomes 1st Pres. To Be Impeached Twice

This week, the House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Trump for inciting the violence that was the Capitol Riots. Thus, Pres. Trump has officially become the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. So what happens next? The impeachment case must now go on trial at the Senate, to which Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that the earliest the Senate could consider the case would be January 19th, just one day before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/DGUVVy9QNMk

Trump Condemns The Capitol Hill Riots

Pres. Trump released a statement this past Wednesday condemning the violence that took place at the Capitol last week, and urging his supporters to calm tempers, and help promote peace in the country, CNBC reported. “I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country, and no place in our movement,” Trump said in the video posted by the White House’s official Twitter account.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/rmqRnfWhEsI

A "Major Send-Off" Before Inauguration Day

Pres. Trump is planning to exit the White House in style on the morning of Jan. 20, reportedly just a few hours before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in a short distance away, CNN reported. "Eager for a final taste of the pomp of being president, Trump has asked for a major send-off," and "as one of their final acts, the Trump team is working to organize a crowd to see him off on the morning of Biden's inauguration, when he plans to depart Washington while still president" for a flight to Palm Beach, Florida, where his term will officially end at noon.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/Ql376rZ5Mbo

Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Rescue Plan

President-elect Joe Biden has released a $1.9 trillion spending plan aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll. The package would include $1,400 stimulus checks for Americans, $400 a week in federal unemployment benefits, and an increase to the child tax credit, CBS News reported. “The urgent economic priorities facing the nation are simple: Get control over the spread of the virus and then ensure that U.S. households, businesses, and governments spend and invest enough to radically reduce unemployment and boost workers’ wages,” said Josh Bivens, director of research at the EPI.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/kMWtogyJfUQ

"Wait-And-See" Approach Of The COVID Vaccine

A survey published by the Pew Research Center in early December showed that there has been an increase in overall American confidence in the vaccines, with 60% saying they would get vaccinated. However, as quickly as misinformation and concerns are being raised via the internet, mistrust in the vaccines are increasing correspondingly. However, regardless of what one may choose to believe, “a vaccine that remains in the vial is 0% effective no matter what the data show,” says Dr. Walter Orenstein, a professor of infectious diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center.

Watch more: https://youtu.be/r9q3OXrA4lw

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