Sign1News 9.13.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 9.13.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. This is the last thing people in the Bahamas
want to hear but forecasters say another tropical system is expected to hit the island nation. The disturbance is about 200 miles southeast
of Great Abaco Island. Of course this poses a new threat to the islands
already hit hard by hurricane Dorian. The new storm has been officially named potential
tropical cyclone nine. It will likely steam toward Florida on Saturday
after bringing winds and rain to the northern islands of the Bahamas. The current disturbance will likely strengthen
to tropical storm strength late Friday and become Humberto. Meanwhile the National Hurricane Center has
issued a tropical storm watch for parts of East Central Florida. A mother in Texas shared this heart wrenching
photo of her four-year-old son Beckett struggling with leukemia. Beckett was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic
leukemia over a year ago. His mom Kaitlin Burge posted photos of Beckett,
which include the caption “Vomiting between play sessions. Waking up to throw up. Going from 30 pounds to 20 pounds. This is childhood cancer. Take it or leave it.” Burge also wrote about Beckett’s five-year-old
sister Aubrey who is seen in the photo rubbing her brother’s back. Burge posted “One thing they don’t tell you
about childhood cancer is that it affects the entire family.” Aubrey often gets left behind and has to make
sacrifices because of Beckett’s needs. Medical expenses have grown increasingly costly
so a friend made a GoFundMe campaign for Beckett. If you would like to help, go to GoFundMe.com
and search for “Help Beckett kicked cancer’s butt.” Beckett should complete treatment in August
2021. We have an update to a story we brought you
last month. Eighteen-year-old Matthew Thomas Bernard appeared
in a Virginia courtroom yesterday. He is facing three counts of murder in the
shooting deaths of his own mom, his sister and his fourteen-month-old nephew. Bernard’s sister was married to
minor league baseball player Blake Bivens. Police say Bernard shot his family and the
family dog at their home. However police still have not revealed a motive
for the killings. As you can see Bernard has bandages on his
head in this arrest photo. Authorities say that’s apparently from him
banging his head against the cage of the police car when he was taken in. In court Thursday, Bernard’s lawyer asked
for a competency and sanity evaluation, which the judge agreed to. Bernard has also been placed on suicide watch. Dating. It seems like a normal rite of passage as
you hit puberty and your teen years. But what about those who wait a little longer
to seek out romantic relationships? Are they truly behind? For teens and preteens, relationship building
is a huge part of growth, development and identity. And according to researchers, when it comes
to relationships, the majority of teens will likely experience some type of romantic activity
by the time they are between fifteen and seventeen years old. But what if your teen doesn’t date until college
or later? Are they missing out on some emotional development? According to a new study, those teens are
not considered behind it all. Not only are they managing just as well as
their peers, there is evidence that they are less depressed. Researchers collected self-reports from 10th-graders
along with teacher surveys on their dating habits and emotional behavioral information. The teacher surveys were found to be important
and show the students who were not dating not only rated higher in social and leadership
skills, but also lower in depression. The authors of the study say the point of
this is not to encourage your child to avoid dating but to show that if they don’t date,
it won’t make them abnormal or socially stunted. The third democratic debate took place in
Houston, Texas Thursday night. Thank you to ABC news for providing this image
of the debate stage. This time the crowded field of candidates
was narrowed down to the ten highest polling candidates. With the first primary contest less than five
months away, each candidate is hoping to gain an edge in the tight race. Once again, all eyes were on Joe Biden as
his rivals took shots at the former Vice President, hoping to chip away at his lead. The biggest shot came from former Secretary
of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro who blasted Biden about his age and questioning
his memory. While some analysts say Castro went too far,
Castro disagrees. As for Biden, his pitch was similar to the
last two debates. He believes he is best positioned to take
on President Trump. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders
debated each other on healthcare and Medicaid, hoping to win over the progressive vote. It’s mystery Oreo time and eating lots of
cookies could get you lots of cash. Nabisco is releasing limited-edition cookies
that look like the original but taste completely different. The mystery flavor hits stores next Monday,
September 16. Each package will have one of three clues
to help you solve the mystery. You have a chance to win $50,000 if you guess
the flavor. The mystery flavor in 2017 was Fruity Pebbles
cereal. Enter online at Oreo.com. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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