Morning News Podcast: Friday, February 24th


Indiana Senator Todd Young visited the AM General military assembly plant in St. Joseph County Thursday, ahead of a production startup for a run of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, similar in some ways to the Humvees the plant used to produce. The contract will cover about 20 thousand of the new vehicles, with potentially hundreds of jobs tied to the production run. First deliveries to the military are expected in about a year and a half.

Federal investigators looking into the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio say it was quote: 100 percent preventable. It appears an overheated bearing in a freight car axle caused the derailment, and better maintenance and stronger warning systems could have prevented the wreck. The train was not speeding, and no problems have been found with the track. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was there Thursday.

Roughly two million Cosori Air Fryers are being recalled over fire and burn hazards. Thursday’s announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety and Commission is coupled with similar recalls in Canada and Mexico. The air fryers were sold between 2018 and 2022 in Target, Home Depot, and Best Buy stores, as well as on Amazon.

Tenth ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball dominated Georgia Tech last night at Purcell Pavilion, 76-to-53. The Irish close their regular season Sunday at Louisville. The Irish men are at Wake Forest Saturday night at 7.

In men’s Big Ten action Thursday, Michigan over Rutgers 58-45. Tomorrow’s big game is 17th ranked Indiana at 5th ranked Purdue, 7:30pm in West Lafayette, with Fox TV televising. Michigan State plays at Iowa tomorrow, and Michigan hosts Wisconsin Sunday.

NBA: Boston downed the Indiana Pacers in Indy, 142-138. The Detroit Pistons lost at Orlando, 108-106. The Chicago Bulls host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the United Center.

Hockey: the Redwings over the New York Rangers in Detroit, 4-to-1. Notre Dame has a Big Ten tournament series starting tonight at Michigan.