Breaking News Emails
In case you missed it, we've curated some of the most-read content from the "Nightly News" website over the past week.
1. Tapped Out Detroit Residents in Water Fight With City
Detroit residents are seeing their taps run dry because they haven’t paid their water bills. The average amount due is $560, and many residents say their bills are not accurate. The city reportedly has a huge problem with leaky pipes throughout its infrastructure.
2. Accused Texas Shooter Collapses in Court
This week in Houston, they're calling this one of the most horrific crimes in decades: Ronald Lee Haskell is accused of shooting and killing six of his ex-wife’s relatives –- including four children. He faced a judge for the first time on Friday. As the judge read his charges, Haskell’s knees buckled under him –- court bailiffs caught Haskell before he fell to the ground.
If convicted of the capital murder charges, he will face the death penalty.
3. California Redwood Trees Face Poacher Threat
Poachers are targeting redwood trees for precious timber at an alarming rate, threatening a natural wonder many are working to preserve.
4. See Where Elvis Presley Recorded His First Hit
In Memphis’ Sun Studio, they still make music the old-fashioned way: just like they did in the 1950s. NBC News’ Lester Holt visited the national landmark where Elvis recorded his first hit. Watch him jam in Elvis Presley’s old studio!
5. ’20 Traumatic Seconds’: Riding the World’s Tallest Waterslide
NBC News' Kevin Tibbles takes the plunge –- in the name of journalism, of course -- and slides down the tallest, fastest waterslide ever made, a new attraction in Kansas City, Kansas.