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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for February 20

Posted at 10:58 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 10:58:23-05

1. NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital just two days after the fiery wreck at the Daytona 500.

Newman's team posted online that he's in good spirits and had been joking around in the hospital with staff, friends, and family, including his two daughters.

The crash happened towards the end of the race on Monday when fellow Ford Driver Ryan Blaney pushed Newman's car, causing him to spin out and flip onto it's roof before being hit by another car.

The car caught fire, and rescue crews had to cut the roof to get Newman out.

There is no timetable for Newman's return to racing.

His racing team says another driver will fill in for him at this weekend's event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

2. General Mills is hiking up the price on its Morning Summit cereal.

The new price is $13. The price jump comes as General Mills responds to declining cereal sales.

The Morning Summit Blend features dried cherries and cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and whole grain flakes with almonds as its first ingredient.

3. There's an effort to get a historical item from the Titanic's watery grave.

Officials from the RMS Titanic Inc. are eyeing the radio that was used to call for help after the doomed ship struck an iceberg, according to paperwork filed in federal court.

The process of getting the Marconi radio requires the removal of parts of the ship's deck house and approval from the federal court is needed for that to happen.

The company says this is part of its overall goal to educate the public with artifacts and expeditions.

4. Altitude Trampoline Park in Walker is celebrating Leap Year with some special deals.

Between February 21 and March 1, lil' leapers can jump for $5 during Toddler Time, and everyone else can get two 1-hour jump passes for $20.

On February 29 they'll have a birthday party for Leap Year babies with gifts and free jump passes.

Altitude Trampoline Park is located off Alpline, near Outback Steakhouse.

For more on Leap Week, visit their website.

5. They are part of the family, and definitely devoted to us, so today is a chance to show them just how important they are. It's National Love Your Pet Day!

Give your puppy an extra long walk or shower them with tasty treats. Or give your feline friends some cuddle time.

It's also a good reminder to make sure their vaccines and preventative medications are up to date. That will help keep them healthy every day and that's one of the best ways to take care of your fur-baby.

Don't forget to show us your furry family members on our Facebook Page.