Today is Monday, January 22nd. We're starting your work week off with seven things you need to know this morning.
1. A vote on the government shutdown is expected this afternoon. Congress had initially planned to vote early Monday morning at 1 a.m., but that vote was delayed until noon to give more time to negotiate. You can see how the shutdown affects youhere.
2. Fog will be an issue this morning in WNY, and flooding could be a problem this afternoon. A fog alert wraps up later this morning. Folks living around creeks and streams should be on the lookout for ice jam flooding later today into Tuesday. Chief Meteorologist Aaron Mentkowski's full 7 First Alert Forecast is here.
3. Niagara Falls police are investigating a deadly shooting. This morning no arrests have been reported after a man was found dead on a porch in Niagara Falls yesterday.
4. A New York State lawmaker has proposed a bill to lower the legal limit for blood alcohol content to .05. The bill was proposed by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. It would lower the limit for drinking and driving from .08 to .05.
5. The Super Bowl 52 matchup is decided. After Sunday's NFC and AFC Championship games, the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. This is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX. The Patriots won that game.
6. Facebook is changing your news feed. The social media giant is offering a survey to viewers to rate how trustworthy they find different news sources. The results will alter which news sources are featured most often in users' news feeds.
7. The criminal trial of Joseph Percoco begins today in Manhattan. Percoco, a former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, was one of nine people arrested in connection to bid rigging schemes involving state development projects. Three people from Western New York will also charged in connection to this investigation for their role in the Buffalo Billion economic development project.