News brief, 9/27/2017, 4 p.m. update


>>Karen: A GROWING BASKETBALL SCANDAL HAS COACH PITINO’S JOB IN JEOPARDY. HE IS NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. HE MAKES MORE THAN $5 MILLION A YEAR IS NOT GETTING PAID WHILE ON LEAVE. THE FBI ANNOUNCED 10 ARRESTS YESTERDAY SAYING ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE PAID TO STEER THE PLAYERS TO CERTAIN SCHOOLS. HE HAS NOT YET BEEN CHARGED.>>>”FIRST AT 4,” WE’RE ALSO ON TOP OF STORIES MAKING HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD. LET’S START IN AFGHANISTAN WHERE INSURGENTS CLAIM JAMES MATTIS WAS THE TARGET OF A FAILED TALIBAN ATTACK THIS MORNING. HOURS AFTER HIS PLANE LANDED, ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION WERE FIRED TOWARD THE SOUTHERN GUARD TOWER IN KABUL. AN AFGHAN WOMAN WAS KILLED AND 11 CIVILIANS WOUNDED. HIS VISIT WAS UNANNOUNCED AND THE FIRST ONE SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS NEW AFGHAN STRATEGY TO SEND MORE U.S. TROOPS TO THAT COUNTRY.>>>IN PUERTO RICO, AID CONTINUES TO FLOW INTO THE COUNTRY. ARE THE SUPPLIES ARRIVING FAST ENOUGH? MEMBERS OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATIONAL GUARD CAN BE SEEN ASSISTING POLICE TO HELP. PUERTO RICO’S GOVERNOR HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE RECOVERY EFFORT.>>WE’RE MAKING AN EFFORT TO MAKE SURE WATER GETS TO THE PLACES WHERE THE FLOW IS NOT GETTING TO AND THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THOSE. FOOD IS CRITICAL, SO WE’RE MAKING MISSIONS WITH FEMA AND ON OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT EFFORTS.>>Karen: COMMUNICATIONS STILL SPOTTY. ROADS FILLED WITH DEBRIS, ELECTRICAL POWER MAY NOT BE RESTORED FOR MORE THAN AMONTH.>>>IN HOUSTON THIS IS A PET REUNION PAVILION FOR PETS THAT GOT LOST OR LEFT BEHIND DURING THE STORM. THE BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY IS CARING FOR NEARLY 400 DOGS, 100 CATS.

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