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(AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2000 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds Simon Bolivar's sword at an event celebrating the independence hero's 114th birthday in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2000 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds Simon Bolivar's sword at an event celebrating the independence hero's 114th birthday in Caracas, Venezuela.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Storm cancels 1000 flights in Chicago

More than 1000 flights were canceled in the Chicago area on Tuesday after a winter storm left up to 10 inches of snow in the region. The storm is now moving east.

2. Dow reaches record high; How does it affect you?

The Dow Jones Industrial average reached record highs on Tuesday, surpassing its previous closing high, which was set in October 2007.

3. Venezuelan leader Chavez dead at 58

Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, has died at the age of 58 after battling cancer for more than a year. Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced his death on Tuesday afternoon.

4. Employee who denied woman CPR had 'misunderstanding' of policies

The company that operates an elderly care facility in California where a woman died after being denied CPR says the employee who refused to cooperate with a 911 dispatcher did not understand company policies. The company said in a statement that the incident resulted from a "complete misunderstanding of our practice" concerning emergency care.

5. Is Kate Middleton Having a Girl?

A woman who presented Kate Middleton with a teddy bear during a meet and greet Tuesday claims that when she handed the gift to the duchess she replied, "I'll take that for my d..." The woman asked Middleton if she was about to say daughter but the duchess said she and Prince William are not telling. There is no audio of the exchange.

  • Kadoka man killed south of Phillip

    Kadoka man killed south of Phillip

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:43:59 GMT
    A Kadoka man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 73 about five miles south of Philip today. Jeremiah Iron Moccasin, 54, was northbound driving a 1981 Chevrolet K10 pickup. On a curve, the vehicleMore >>
    A Kadoka man died in a one-vehicle crash on S.D. Highway 73 about five miles south of Philip today.More >>
  • Big Sioux Falls bar fight ends with three people in custody

    Big Sioux Falls bar fight ends with three people in custody

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:56:52 GMT
    Three men are in custody after a large bar fight in Sioux Falls.It happened Friday morning around 1 a.m. at Bigs Sports Bar on West 12th Street.Sioux Falls Police say when they arrived, there were an estimatedMore >>
    Three men are in custody after a large bar fight in Sioux Falls.More >>
  • Absentee voting begins in South Dakota

    Absentee voting begins in South Dakota

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:47:02 GMT
    We're still more than a month away from the primary election, but South Dakotans can begin voting for their favorite candidates. Friday marks the first day of absentee voting for the June 3 primary. "ToMore >>
    Military and overseas voters have the option of using a new system called iOASIS.  It turns a 60 day process into less than a 5 minute transaction.
    More >>
  • Public gives a "thumbs-up" to Christian theme movies

    Public gives a "thumbs-up" to Christian themed movies

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:45:37 GMT
    Instead of sitting in a church pew this Good Friday, many people may find themselves in a different seat. Right now movie theaters are offering several Christian flicks, and people are taking advantage. ‘Noah,'More >>
    Instead of sitting in a church pew this Good Friday, many people may find themselves in a different seat. Right now movie theaters are offering several Christian flicks, and people are taking advantage.More >>
  • Long line for Eric Church tickets

    Long line for Eric Church tickets

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:24:33 GMT
    Eric Church fans showed up in force to buy tickets for the country music star's performance at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.Tickets went on sale Friday morning, and a long line formed at the arenaMore >>
    Eric Church fans showed up in force to buy tickets for the country music star's performance at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.Tickets went on sale Friday morning, and a long line formed at the arenaMore >>
  • Vermillion man dead in two-vehicle crash

    Vermillion man dead in two-vehicle crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:15:52 GMT
    A Vermillion man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern South Dakota.According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the accident happened Thursday night at the intersection of S.D. Highways 50More >>
    A Vermillion man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern South Dakota.More >>
  • Easter display for Make A Wish

    Easter display for Make A Wish

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:45:25 GMT
    A Sioux Falls family is using an Easter Display to help raise money for the Make A Wish foundation of South Dakota. Homeowner Greg Nosbush lives along 5700 S. Holbrook Avenue where he has decorated hisMore >>
    A Sioux Falls family is using an Easter Display to help raise money for the Make A Wish foundation of South Dakota.More >>
  • Man in custody after 3-hour standoff in Rapid City

    Man in custody after 3-hour standoff in Rapid City

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:58:15 GMT
    Charges are pending against a 37-year-old Rapid City man arrested after a standoff with police that lasted more than three hours.    Authorities say the Thursday afternoon standoff at a mobile home beganMore >>
    Charges are pending against a 37-year-old Rapid City man arrested after a standoff with police that lasted more than three hours.More >>
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