We close out this last week before Christmas with the following stories…

And as this is the last “Morning Report” before Christmas, I’d like to ask everyone to take the time during the rush of the holidays to enjoy the things in life that really matter.

Relish the quiet moments spent with friends, families and loved ones. May the wonder of Christmas surround you throughout the Season.

I’d also like to extend a sincere thank you to the men and women, and their families, of those who are serving in the military, as well as fire fighters, police officers, paramedics, medical evacuation pilots and crews, dispatchers, nurses, and doctors that are working to protect all of us over this Christmas holiday… Thank You for what you do to ensure our safety and security.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season!