Daily Dose for Jan. 24

SPASH: Upcoming Little Mermaid event

SPASH is planning a musical called “The Little Mermaid.” This musical will be held at four different times: Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at SPASH from Monday to Friday at 11:30 a..m. to 1:00 p.m. and will sell reserved tickets and general admission tickets. Reserved tickets can be bought for $12 while general admission tickets can be purchased for $10. (BN)

STATE: Drunk Man Breaks into own Home to Protect Action Figures

You’ve heard of the notorious “Florida man” news stories, but here in the midwest we’ve got some interesting folk of our own. This man broke into his own home in order to stop his wife from damaging his prized collection of action figures. Little did he know, she wasn’t even home. He still tried getting the message across by wielding a log splitting axe against a TV, a laptop and his own car for a total cost of $5000 in damages. He ended up calling the cops on himself and going peacefully. The moral of the story is never underestimate the power of a paranoid drunk man with an axe. (NP)

STATE: Wind chill advisory

The National Weather Station has issued a wind chill advisory to almost every county in Wisconsin. The ones that do not have advisory, have a wind chill watch. Northeast and central Wisconsin will see chills as low as 25 to 35 below zero. Stay bundled up, inside as much as possible. Frostbite can occur within ten minutes of skin exposure, according to a Stevens Point Journal article. (GW)    

NATIONAL: The heartbeat determines the outcome

There has been a lot of controversy on the topic of abortion but the state of Iowa is taking it to the next level. According to ABC News a disputed law that has yet to be passed, recently has been considered unconstitutional by a state judge. The law had stated that it is illegal for any woman to have an abortion if there is a heartbeat present. This unpassed law is not only considered unconstitutional, but is causing an uproar among many women in Iowa. The problem is that by the time a woman finds out they’re pregnant a heartbeat could already be present. (AS)

INTERNATIONAL: Congo swears in new president in first peaceful power transfer in 60 years

Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in as the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president today. As reported in by AP News it was the first peaceful power transfer between parties since the DR Congo gained their independence from Belgium. Tshisekedi declared that the DR Congo will not be a country of “division, hate or tribalism.” (LG)