Morning News Podcast: Thursday, February 23rd


Nearly 1700 flights were canceled and another 6,000 delayed yesterday because of weather issues across the U-S. FlightAware says 1100 flights have already been canceled for today. Southwest, SkyWest, and Delta have the highest numbers of cancellations. The Department of Transportation says anyone whose flight is canceled has the right to a refund, regardless of the type of ticket booked.

It looks like Democratic candidate Bruce Mitchell will be on the May primary ballot for a South Bend common council seat, after a split vote by the county election board. The local Democratic party ruled him ineligible under a new state law that requires a party candidate to vote in two preceding party primaries, which Mitchell has not. The three members split 1-1, with an abstention by the third member, County Clerk Amy Rolfes. Without a clear vote to ban him, Mitchell appears to be headed for the Democratic ballot.

Tesla is moving back to California. as owner Elon Musk apparently wants his two main businesses closer together. Musk moved Tesla to Austin Texas in 20-21 after a dispute with California over COVID restrictions. The company will now be close to Twitter headquarters in Palo Alto.

Once again, Notre Dame men’s basketball came close, but couldn’t pull out the win in a 63-59 home loss to North Carolina at Purcell Pavilion. The 10th ranked Irish women host Georgia Tech tonight at 6 on Live 99-9.

The NBA returns from its All-Star break tonight, with the Chicago Bulls at home against Brooklyn, the Indiana Pacers hosting Boston, and the Detroit Pistons at Orlando.

In hockey, the Chicago Blackhawks won in Dallas, 4-to-3. The Redwings host the New York Rangers tonight in Detroit.