The Daily Scoop: 2-4-2015
Wednesday's top trending stories
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“The Daily Scoop” is the morning segment on KDLT News Today that highlights the day’s top trending stories on social media.
Dashcam video captures Taiwan plane crash
At least 23 people are confirmed dead after a Taiwanese commercial flight with 58 passengers and crew aboard crashed into a river in Taipei shortly after takeoff.
Dramatic dashcam video shows the plane quickly losing altitude and turning almost 90 degrees to the left as it crossed the highway, clipping a taxi and a bridge before crashing into the Keelung River.
Emergency rescue workers in inflatable boats crowded around the fuselage of Flight GE-23, lying on its side in the river, trying to help those on board.
Officials said at least 31 tourists from mainland China were on board.
“Suge” Knight suffers medical emergency
Former hip hop music mogul, Marion “Suge” Knight is making headlines again, after he was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital shortly after his arraignment Tuesday,
Officials say Knight suffered a medical emergency in a courthouse lockup. Knight had just pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder, attempted murder and two hit-and-run charges.
On Monday, Knight’s initial $2 million bail was revoked after he was deemed a potential flight risk. Knight turned himself in Friday in connection with the fatal hit-and-run at a compton burger stand after a film set argument. One man was killed and another injured.
Knight’s next court date is scheduled for February 9th.
Harper Lee to publish second novel
Much to the delight of her fans, the author of the best-selling novel “To Kill a Mocking bird” is publishing her second book.
Harper Lee says she wrote “Go Set a Watchman” first, back in the mid-1950s. Her editor suggested she re-work the novel, which she did, and that book became “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
The 88-year-old Pulitzer-Prize winning author said she thought the earlier book was lost or had been destroyed. After a friend discovered it last fall, Lee shared it with some close friends, who said it was worthy of publication.
“Go Set a Watchman” is essentially a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” and features many of the same characters. The 304-page novel will be released July 14.