MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-06-23-17

Max Armstrong talks about new health care bill and poison hemlock. (audio)

You had to know they'd find plenty of fault with the new health care bill. Some senators say they will push for more money for opioid crisis. It is crisis across many of our states.

The pork industry needs more processing capacity and that new capacity is coming. A Sioux City, Iowa, plant will be up by Labor Day, rather than planned end of July opening. It will process 21,000 hogs a day.

Would you know poison hemlock if you saw it? Poison hemlock is spreading in southern Minnesota. It's toxic, flowering weed that can grow 8 feet tall. Poison hemlock has fernlike leaves and purple blotches on stem. All parts of plant are poisonous.

Heavy winds that came in with Tropical Storm Cindy washed up kitten. Employees at Tennessee Bureau of Investigations found cat in parking lot. They brought the cat inside and put in a box and fed it a couple chicken nuggets. The cat is at nearby shelter where it will be available for adoption if not claimed.

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