Morning Jolt: 17-year cicadas to take over East Coast

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

In the news

The 17-year cicadas are set to hatch this spring in the East Coast, and people can expect “as many as 1 billion cicadas emerging per square mile,” the University of Maryland’s Michael Raupp told Yahoo News. The insects aren’t harmful and simply make a lot of noise - and leave behind a lot of carcases. In 2007, Chicago and other cities in the Midwest experienced the 17-year cicadas.

Opening bell

The Dow Jones opened at 14,613.48 after finishing up 48.23 points Monday.

Motivational quote

“We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” - G. K. Chesterton

Watercooler talk: Hallway swimming is the latest fad

Sometimes you don't even want to know how something like this came about.

GateHouse News Service