- The Florida Senate Transportation Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would ban texting while driving, making it a secondary offense.
- Homeless advocates are asking that donations left at Bo Diddley Community Plaza in Gainesville be rerouted because items left for the needy that aren’t used end up in the trash.
- A snow storm in the Northeast has residents bracing for several feet of snow.
- French troops have destroyed large quantities of munitions left by Islamist militants in Mali.
- Tens of millions of people in China are making their ways back to their hometowns. More than 200 million trips are expected to be made during the 40-day Lunar New Year rush.
A police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker who had his hands up during a miscommunication in July was charged with attempted manslaughter. That and more in 90 seconds.