April 10th, 2014
02:47 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Thursday, April 10

Police detain a 16-year-old after a stabbing rampage at a Pennsylvania high school. The hunt for the Malaysian jet  is even harder than you think. And it's Day 4 on the stand for Oscar Pistorius.

It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day.

1. SCHOOL STABBINGS

No bail: Alex Hribal, 16, has been charged as an adult after his alleged stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. In all, 20 students and a security officer were stabbed or slashed yesterday with two kitchen knives the teen was allegedly carrying. Four people are in critical condition. Hribal faces four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. His attorney says he'll ask that the case be moved to juvenile court.

2. MISSING PLANE

Harder than you'll ever imagine: Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean? Imagine standing on one of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains, looking down and trying to spot a suitcase on the ground. Oh, and try doing that in total darkness. That's basically what crews searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dealing with. The water is so deep that if you turned Washington state's Mount Ranier upside down, its peak would reach 14,400 feet below the ocean's surface. Only after that would you reach the spot where search teams believe the pings from the flight data recorder are coming from.

3. OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL

Cross-examination: It's another day of combative and relentless questioning for Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has vowed to get to the truth about the night the Olympic sprinter shot and killed his girlfriend. "You shot and killed her. Say it - 'I shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp,'" Nel told Pistorius yesterday. No one disputes that Pistorius killed Steenkamp. But the prosecution is trying to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did so knowingly and intentionally. The 27-year old has admitted to the killing, but said he mistook her for an intruder in the bathroom when he fired through the door and killed her.

4. UKRAINE CRISIS

On the border: The tensions are high in eastern Ukraine. About 40,000 Russian troops are massed on the border. Pro-Russian protesters have seized government buildings in the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv. Ukrainian acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said yesterday that the separatist protests would be resolved shortly - either by negotiations or use of force. Russia's foreign ministry says there's no reason to fret about those Russia forces, but Western officials aren't so sure, especially after Moscow annexed Crimea last month. There's lots of posturing going on. The outcome is uncertain.

5. DAY CARE CENTER CRASH

Nightmare accident: A car crashed through the wall of a central Florida day care center yesterday, fatally injuring one girl and hurting 14 other children. Authorities didn't arrest that man, but instead are looking for another they say fled the scene after his SUV pushed the car into the facility. The Florida Highway Patrol said they think Robert Corchado is trying to leave the Orlando area. He abandoned his Dodge Durango in Winter Park and has picked up a rental car. An arrest warrant has been issued.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–Hallelujah: Newlyweds Chris and Leah O'Kane get a big surprise when the priest bursts into song during their wedding. Actually, burst is too strong a word, but you'll get the idea.

- Movie action kid returns: This little boy's dad edits videos to make his kid super cool. This time it's with a toy lightsaber.

- Dunkin' Hillary: The staff at Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon, gets creative after Hillary Clinton mentions the famous pastry shop during a speech preview earlier this week. Sadly, the tasty treat was only for display and not for sale.

- All shook up: This little hedgehog needs some human help after getting its head stuck in a milkshake cup.

- Pure joy: Grandma loves her first ride on a rollercoaster at age 70.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Oi Vey

    That WaPo article was enlightening to say the least. Younger generations are more likely to know where Ukraine is geographically located due to their recent schoolings. They are also the most susceptible to direct combat (i.e. draft/conscription if it comes to it). Makes sense that this population of the sampling would be opposed to intervention in contrast to older generations who are both far removed from school and any fighting.

    April 10, 2014 at 10:53 am | Reply
  2. Patrick Moore

    I see questions regarding data on the Flight SIM hard drive. The last information I read about that was that he had deleted all of the data off of it. Have they recovered data from it now?

    If so, I'm sure that they will get a huge amount of information from there.

    April 10, 2014 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thank you for your question, Patrick. We're sending to CNN's aviation experts.

      More on MH370: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-ocean-depth/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews

      Have a great #NewDay!
      Lola / CNN VCM

      April 10, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  3. Robert Jones

    Hearing about the Pennsylvania high school stabbings is almost as if watching a scene from the television program The Following whereas people go around and randomly stab individuals with no remorse what so ever.

    April 10, 2014 at 9:35 am | Reply
  4. David

    Still nothing about Heartbleed on the "New Day" section?

    April 10, 2014 at 9:11 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, David,

      Here are links to this story:
      CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/tech/web/heartbleed-openssl/index.html?hpt=hp_bn5
      CNNMoney: http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/09/technology/security/heartbleed-bug/index.html
      New Day Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewDayCNN/posts/628728823858971?stream_ref=10

      Happy #NewDay!
      Lola / CNN VCM

      April 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  5. Bryan

    Do the alternate routes found on the pilots simulation hard drive have anything to do with where the search is currently ongoing or where the pings from the possible black box have been detected?

    April 10, 2014 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • Bryan

      Also dose the new information giving about planes altitude match what was done on the pilots simulation

      April 10, 2014 at 8:35 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thanks for your questions, Bryan. We're passing them along to CNN's aviation experts for review.

      Stay with CNN as we continue to follow new developments from MH370.

      Happy #NewDay!
      Lola / CNN VCM

      April 10, 2014 at 8:51 am | Reply
  6. eloy

    Thanks CNN. Grandma video started my day off with a smile

    April 10, 2014 at 8:23 am | Reply
  7. Margaret Morgan

    My four years of high school were great. My classmates were great friends.So many confused,sad,hurting young people walking the halls of schools everyday without friends to talk to. What's going on in the home that a parent or parents don't sense or detect that something is definitely wrong with their child? My heart goes out to all who were injured and affected yesterday at Franklin Regional High School.

    April 10, 2014 at 8:04 am | Reply
  8. Isaac selby

    Is the 16 year boy having a normal brain functionality?

    April 10, 2014 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Isaac,
      It's very likely that the teen will be examined both physically and mentally to determine what may have pushed him to violence.

      Thank you for watching #NewDay. Be safe.
      Lola / CNN VCM

      April 10, 2014 at 7:34 am | Reply
      • Guest

        Any "bullying" angle to this incident?? Boy, that can push one over the edge.

        April 10, 2014 at 8:59 am |
      • TeamCNNCNN

        According to recent reports, the family was like "The Brady Bunch."

        For more, visit this link: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/09/justice/alex-hribal-profile/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

        Thanks for being part of our #NewDay!
        Lola / CNN VCM

        April 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm |

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