Senator McCain Decides To Stop Cancer Treatment, District Heights Elementary School Is Closed For The Year, State Dept. Issues Travel Advisory For Cancun

Senator McCain decides to stop cancer treatment…

The family of Arizona Senator John McCain is reporting that the war hero and politician has decided to stop his treatment for brain cancer. The outspoken Republican revealed that he had been diagnosed with an aggressive cancerous tumor affecting his brain and that he was being treated for it.

His family says that McCain has already beaten the odds and lived a lot longer than many doctors had predicted when he was first diagnosed with the disease. The McCains are thankful for all the kind words of support during this difficult time.

Senator McCain is 81 years old and a Vietnam War veteran who spent 5 1/2 years in captivity in North Vietnam before returning home. Members of Congress on both sides of the isles are sending out words or support via social media.

District Heights Elementary School is closed for the year…

Students learned overnight that District Heights Elementary School in Prince George’s County will be closed for the entire school year. The surprise announcement was made last night by Interim School CEO Monica Goldson during her first School Board Meeting. Students will be bused to the old Forestville High School.

Goldson told the board, “We will work with our community to make sure this is a smooth transition as possible, but at the end of the day I have been asked to sit in this seat so that I can make sure that we provide the best opportunity instructionaly for our students and I believe this was the best decision made.”

Last year teachers and parents had complained of illnesses because of mold in the school. Walls and ceilings with the mold were removed and the school was cleaned, however, Goldson says a recent test showed the mold had returned. The estimated cost for a new air system is $2.5 million dollars.

State Dept. issues travel advisory for Cancun…

We are just days away from the end of summer and the long Labor Day when most Americans head abroad to celebrate before winter arrives. This morning the State Department is issuing a level two travel advisory for the popular destination town of Cancun in Mexico.

The warning follows 8 murder in the resort town of Cancun recently. At least two bodies were found dismembered and three others were found with gunshot wounds. This week a man’s body was found bound and shot to death, while another man was murdered while lying in a hammock. A third male body was discovered shot and covered with a plastic bag.

“While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens,? the State Department said in the advisory Tuesday.

American tourists are being advised “Not” to drive at night and to be careful withdrawing money from ATM’s

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