Morning News Podcast: Thursday, February 2nd


South Bend officials say supply chain problems have delayed fixing a few broken traffic lights in the city. Among them is the corner of Hill and LaSalle in the east bank, which has been a 4-way stop since an accident took out a pole in November. Another is the Charles Martin-Colfax intersection just west of downtown. The city says they expect to have them fixed next month. The 4-way stops have slowed traffic in those areas, especially around pickup and dropoff times for St. Joseph schools.

The Federal Reserve is further raising interest rates by a quarter-percentage point to bring down inflation. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says he anticipates “a couple” more hikes will be needed to bring inflation down to the Fed’s 2% goal. Forecasting experts predict the Fed may raise rates to about 5% before stopping.

Ice storm warnings remain in effect for parts of the southern U-S and more than 22-hundred flights have been canceled, 36-hundred delayed as of last night. As Texas continues to bear the brunt of the problems, Dallas Fort Worth International has seen 75% of its flights canceled already. Most of the delays and cancellations from American and Southwest Airlines, both with large operations in the Dallas area.

Quarterback Tom Brady, winner of seven Super Bowls over a 23 year NFL career, says he’s retiring, for good this time. The announcement came yesterday morning, a year after he retired, then unretired 40 days later.

Ninth ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball plays at Boston College tonight at 7. Live coverage on sister station Live 99.9.

In the Big Ten, top ranked Purdue downed Penn State in West Lafayette, 80-to-60. Tonight, Michigan is at Northwestern, and Wisconsin at Ohio State.