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Hurricane names, texting-driving crackdown and horny tarantulas – your Morning Scoop

Ground water begins to flood some low areas as Tropical Storm Hermine heads inland Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Dekle Beach, Fla. A hurricane warning was in effect for Florida’s Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach.
Ground water begins to flood some low areas as Tropical Storm Hermine heads inland Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Dekle Beach, Fla. A hurricane warning was in effect for Florida’s Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. AP

Hey! It’s Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, and I’m here with your helping of the Morning Scoop. (Subscribe right here to get the Scoop in your inbox because it’s Friday, baby.)

What You Need to Know

• The Fresno City Council voted last night to recognize the killings of thousands of Sikhs in 1984 as genocide.

• Dylan Noble’s mother has filed a wrongful-death suit against the Fresno Police Department.

• Parlier police need you to help identify a couple of suspected thieves because let’s be real: you’re not really working right now anyway.

• More people than ever are texting and driving and you can guess what that means. (Hint: death. It’s more death.)

• A man who clearly needs more Netflix in his life is accused of egging his neighbor’s house over 100 times in a year.

• Who names hurricanes? Because this one looks like it’s supposed to be “Hermione” but isn’t and I need someone in charge to know that.

What You Want to Know

• If you’ve got $500 and a dream, you – yes, you – can help turn Fulton Street into a Fresno hot spot.

• Amy Schumer knows how to handle dummies who pay money to see her show just to be sexist turds.

• Mayor Ashley Swearengin has a lot of Fresno T-shirts.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• “Police say he answered his door shirtless and had corn kernels stuck to his chest.”

• And finally, a bunch of horny tarantulas are on the loose in California.

Have a great Labor Day weekend! Make sure to check in with the Scoop on Monday because I don’t get that day off. I’m not bitter.

Heather McLane: heatherannmclane@gmail.com, @heather_mclane

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