The Daily Scoop: 3-12-2015
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The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.
Instability continues in Ferguson, Missouri
A lot has been happening recently in Ferguson, Missouri. But the two top stories came Wednesday and Thursday morning.
First, Ferguson mayor James Knowles announced Wednesday that the city’s chief of police has resigned.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson’s resignation is effective March 19th.
The resignation comes one week after a probe by the Department of Justice uncovered a long-standing pattern of racial bias in the city’s police department.
Ferguson’s city manager resigned on Tuesday.
Then Thursday morning, reports came out that shots had been fired outside the police department that injured two cops.
It started when protesters gathered outside the department late Wednesday night after the announcement.
The officers were transported via ambulance to an area hospital.
Their conditions are not known.
Father speaks after toddler rescued from car
The father of a toddler rescued from the Spanish Fork River over the weekend spoke for the first time about the incident Wednesday.
Lily’s miraculous recovery comes just days after being trapped upside down for nearly 14 hours in a car seat in the back of her mother’s vehicle.
Lily’s mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, was driving home when her car went off the road, landing on its hood, in the river.
Groesbeck was killed in the crash.
When lily’s father, Deven Trafny, first arrived at the hospital, Lily was listed in critical condition.
Now she has been discharged.
Trafny was engaged to Lily’s mother, and was in Montana at the time of the crash.
Trafney says his daughter has not yet asked about her mother, and he believes she does not remember the accident.
Will Ferrell ready to play ball!
Will Ferrell is headed to baseball’s spring training, and he’ll get more experience in one day than many players get in a career.
Ferrell, the actor-comedian will try to play all nine positions in one day in five different games. He’ll do it in Arizona’s Cactus League where he’ll fly by helicopter from one stadium to the next.
It’s a way for him to use his celebrity status to bring awareness to cancer research.
Major league baseball and HBO are behind the effort, and they’ll film Ferrell’s trip around the league for later broadcast.
At least two of the games have changed their start times so Ferrell can make all of his stops in the same day.