It is time once again for the Annual Poetry Contest. Each year in honor of Poetry Month in April we hold a contest to find the finest poets in the land, and this year it might be you. We will have winners in every age category, and poems can be submitted anytime between April 1st to April 30th. It all leads to Poetry Night in May when the winners are announced and they get a chance to read their poems. Drop your poem by the library, or just email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your name, address, phone number and age category; students should include their teacher’s name. Call or stop by the library for more details.

 

 

Jury deliberations will resume in New York this morning in Donald Trump's hush money trial. The former president is charged with falsifying business records before the 2016 election to hide payments to an adult film star. After being given their instructions on Wednesday, the jury asked the judge to read them again, which he will do today.        Nearly 200-thousand people are still without power in Texas after severe storms pummeled the state this week. Power outages are expected to be a multi-day issue, stemming from all the problems brought on by fierce winds. Hail, punishing winds and flash flooding remain possible in the region throughout the day today.       North Korea has launched ten short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. South Korean officials condemned today's launch and promised to respond to any provocation. In Japan, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called the launches a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.        Jury deliberations in the murder trial of Chad Daybell are underway in Idaho. Daybell has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his first wife and the children of his second wife, Lori Vallow Daybell. Vallow Daybell was already sentenced to life in prison in a separate trial. Chad Daybell could get the death penalty if convicted.       A Michigan man with a suspended license is in trouble after he logged into his Zoom court hearing while driving. Video of the hearing shows the defendant, Corey Harris, dialing into the Zoom call earlier this month as he was pulling into a parking lot. The judge revoked Harris's bond and instructed him to turn himself in.       The Edmonton Oilers knotted up their best-of-seven Western Conference final series against the Dallas Stars at two games apiece following a 5-2 win in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series will shift back to Dallas for Game Five on Friday.