Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Record high temperatures across U.S.
It's already been a historically warm December with record high temperatures set across parts of 21 states from Nebraska to New Jersey on Monday. Temperatures reached 83 degrees in Austin, Texas and Madison, Wisconsin hit a record breaking 64 degrees.
Potentially lethal levels of carbon monoxide at an elementary school in Atlanta landed at least 42 students and seven adults in the hospital on Monday. The school did not have a detector. According to school officials, there are no code requirements for this kind of equipment in K-12 schools.
Police are searching for a man witnesses say pushed another man in front of an oncoming subway train in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. The victim is believed to have been pushed onto the tracks after some sort of dispute.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked homes around Anchorage, Alaska on Monday. The quake is not expected to generate a tsunami but was felt through much of south-central Alaska, according to the Alaska and West Coast Tsunami Warning center.
On Tuesday, Governor Daugaard is set to share his proposed state budget plan during a joint session of the legislature in Pierre. One group waiting with anticipation to hear what the governor has to say are South Dakota public school teachers. They want to know if the governor plans on loosening the state's purse strings for students and teachers alike.
Thursday, April 17 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:13:31 GMT
Two Sheldon residents are behind bars today. An 11 month long joint investigation between the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office into the 05-14-13 fire which destroyedMore >>
An 11 month long joint investigation between the Sheldon Police Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office into the 05-14-13 fire which destroyed the Buddz's Sports Bar and Grill in Sheldon, Iowa, has resulted in the arrest of two Sheldon residents on charges of arson.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:54:39 GMT
Sioux falls has seen its second murder of 2014 and again, the victim is a woman in her 50's. It happened in a home on the 5600 block of Misty Glen Place in southwest Sioux Falls. Neighbors were surprisedMore >>
Sioux Falls has seen its second murder of 2014 and again, the victim is a woman in her 50's.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:07:12 GMT
The community of De Smet has been raising funds for a new community wellness and events center for the past year. Last week, the town was till half a million dollars short and many people feared the projectMore >>
People in De Smet came together to raise nearly half a million dollars to complete a new community center. More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-17 04:01:04 GMT
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Visitors will have to pay more to tour the two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills starting April 30. The service on Wednesday announced fee increases for tours at JewelMore >>
Park Superintendent Vidal Davila says the fees fund facility upgrades. He says the increases were discussed at public meetings.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:48:46 GMT
For the past two weeks, many people in Brandon have noticed a not-so-pleasant odor. The bad odor is coming from the city's waste water lagoons. The smell has been around since the lagoons were built inMore >>
The bad odor is coming from the city's waste water lagoons. The smell has been around since the lagoons were built in the 1980s, but the city's recent growth has made the odor much more noticeable.More >>