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In our news wrap Saturday, officials warn some residents in the mountains of Southern California could be snowed in for another week after a historic blizzard, recovery efforts continued in East Palestine, Ohio, author Marianne Williamson announced she is running for president again, and actor Tom Sizemore died at the age of 61.
Good evening, I'm John Yang. In the mountains of Southern California, some communities are still buried beneath mounds of snow after an unprecedented blizzard left people trapped in their homes for days. Officials warn some residents could be snowed in for another week. Some say they're running out of food, medicine, water and propane for heating. 13 counties are under a state of emergency. And more snow is on the way for Northern California. The Sierras could see up to four to five feet.
Recovery efforts carried on today in East Palestine, Ohio after that toxic train derailment last month. The EPA said it will test the area for dioxin contamination as residents health concerns mount. The Salvation Army says it will stay in the community to provide water and other aid while work to remove the damaged train tracks is underway.
Self-help author Marianne Williamson is running for president again. She announced her longshot Democratic primary challenge to President Biden today in Washington. Williamson ran in 2020 despite some debate performances that went viral she dropped out before the Iowa caucuses.
And tough guy actor Tom Sizemore has died. He was as well known for his problems with the laws. He was for his roles in major films like Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and Natural Born Killers. He twice went to prison once for physically abusing an ex-girlfriend and once for drug possession. He'd been in a coma on life support since suffering a brain aneurysm two weeks ago and died last night. Sizemore was 61 years old.
Still to come on "PBS News weakened," the link between the use of a popular artificial sweetener and greater risk of blood clots, and a Brief But Spectacular take on improving Alzheimer's patients quality of life.
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