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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
A small asteroid around the size of a box truck made a close pass to Earth this week. It zipped by our planet over the southern tip of South America around 4:27 pm PT on Thursday, about 3,540 kilometres above the Earth’s surface. It was well within the orbit of global satellites, but NASA says there was no risk of it striking Earth.
At @NASA we have dedicated teams who watch the skies to make sure we are safe from hazardous asteroids.
Today's asteroid flyby is one of the closest ever recorded, but our #PlanetaryDefense experts have been tracking the asteroid and know it's not a threat to Earth. https://t.co/gOaR6ZNg4Z— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) January 26, 2023
The owners of a campground near Tweed, Ont. have spent the last six months trying to rebuild their lives after a tornado in July. The couple said their insurance company is only paying around half of the cost and they feel as though they’ve been left on their own to deal with the disaster.
January 27, 2023
Footage has surfaced of a police officer being dragged by a stolen truck in Stratford, Ont. The officer was trying to pull a man out of the passenger’s side of the pickup, telling him that he was under arrest, but the driver began to pull away. Police said the officer was dragged through the parking lot before falling out and nearly getting run over. Both suspects were arrested two days later and are facing several charges.
From CTV Kitchener's Emma Ens: Stratford police have released a video of an officer being dragged by a stolen truck. https://t.co/JOIqCm4hXt— CTV News Northern Ontario (@CTVNewsNorthern) January 27, 2023
It’s been a tough stretch for Jay Leno. Just two months after suffering severe burns to his face while working on his antique car, Leno broke multiple bones earlier this month when he was knocked off his motorcycle. The former late-night talk show host said he is doing okay following the accident.
Jay Leno suffered a broken collarbone, two fractured ribs, and two cracked kneecaps in a motorcycle crash.— CONSEQUENCE (@consequence) January 27, 2023
The accident occurred just weeks after he suffered severe burns in an automobile fire. https://t.co/HN8SStQyxC pic.twitter.com/8bsYNPOQ8J
The matchups are set for the finals of the Australian Open this weekend. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic will be looking for his 10th Aussie Open title when he takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is looking for the first Grand Slam title of his career. On the women’s side, Elena Rybakina is up against Aryna Sabalenka.
NOVAK IS GOING FOR 10 🏆 👀@DjokerNole • #AusOpen • #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/4r3pfX0AxU— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2023