National Guard to Ferguson, MO, Cloudy and a Chance of Rain, Hand Sanitizer and School

More violence Sunday evening in Ferguson, MO (Source: WOIO)
More violence Sunday evening in Ferguson, MO (Source: WOIO)
FERGUSON, MO (RNN/CNN) - Violence brought a new night of smoke and tear-gas-filled streets on Sunday, and as a result, Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order early Monday morning bringing the Missouri National Guard to restore peace. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Nixon stated.  Looting, shooting and other acts of violence disrupted what was a peaceful protest, Capt. Ron Johnson of Missouri Highway Patrol stated in a news conference Sunday night. One person was shot at 8:25 p.m., and eight people with guns were reported in what Johnson characterized as organized, premeditated acts of violence by some wanting to take advantage of the situation. Business were looted, including Domino's, Family Dollar and McDonald's, and "multiple Molotov cocktails were thrown at police," Johnson said. Shots were also fired in the direction of police. Because of the mayhem, "I had no alternative but to elevate the level of our response," he said, and he hoped "the good people of this community will triumph over those bent on destruction."

MONDAY: Partly cloudy with scattered rain/storms chance to our south. High: 78

MONDAY NIGHT:  Mostly cloudy.  LOW: 63

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with chance of showers and storms late day  High: 81

(CNN) - School children get low marks when it comes to spreading germs, often sharing their bugs with their fellow classmates. So scientists decided to find out if adding hand sanitizers to classrooms would mean fewer kids missed school due to illness. Researchers in New Zealand recruited about 70 primary schools, assigning half to a control group in which children washed their hands with soap and water. The other students were part of an intervention group that not only used soap to wash, but were also asked to use classroom hand sanitizers when they coughed, sneezed and before meals. Children in both groups were given a 30 minute hand hygiene lesson. After following students for 20 week, researchers found that the absentee rates between the two groups were virtually the same. The study results support similar finding from previous studies.

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager