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A.M. notes: No end to inversion, Nick Emery discusses BYU exit, Alabama voters head to polls

Nick Emery talks with media during BYU basketball media day in Provo on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
Nick Emery talks with media during BYU basketball media day in Provo on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Here's a look at the news for Dec. 12.

No end to inversion yet

Don’t expect to see the inversion let up yet.

According to the Deseret News, Utah residents can expect to see “an absence of storms and the continual accumulation of pollution as a temperature inversion settles in through at least the end of the year — or even longer.”

The forecast will lead to a lack of snow at ski resorts and will create problems for those with respiratory problems, the Deseret News reported.

Bo Call, who oversees air monitoring for the state Division of Air Quality, said the problems will continue.

"There's nothing out there storm-wise on the horizon for weeks," he said.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Utahn in Venezuela jail barred from hospital

Josh Holt has been in a Venezuelan jail for nearly a year-and-a-half. Recently, he’s been denied hospital care despite an ongoing medical issue, according to the Deseret News.

A Venezuelan judge approved Holt’s hospitalization two weeks ago, but top officials in the state have not followed through, according to the Deseret News.

Holt’s family released a 30-second clip from Holt, who spoke in a weak voice.

"Guys, I don't feel very good. I've been throwing up all night and diarrhea all night. I'm very dizzy and I can't think. And my stomach hurts super bad," Holt says in the recording. His voice catching, he continues, "I really don't know what to do. I've never felt like this before."

Read more at the Deseret News.

BYU’s Emery blogs about withdrawal decision

Former BYU basketball player Nick Emery released a blog post on Monday that detailed why he decided to leave the school and its basketball team, according to the Deseret News.

Emery said he observed the BYU Honor Code, despite rumors and accusations that said the opposite.

“So why did I withdraw after all? After countless nights of no sleep, school, basketball, divorce, NCAA, my family's safety and my own safety, I decided it was good to withdraw from school and put an end to all the craziness,” Emery wrote.

Emery said he plans to return to BYU.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Alabama's major Senate election

Alabama voters will head to the polls Tuesday to vote for their new senator, according to CNN.

The race has been marred by controversy as Republican candidate Roy Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with minors, CNN reported.

President Donald Trump campaigned on behalf of Moore this week.

But Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee, received help from former President Barack Obama, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and a wealth of other Democrats.

Head over to CNN for more.

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  • Brutal cold set to invade central, eastern U.S. [USA Today]
  • Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, dies at 65 [CNN]
  • Kimmel brings infant son on stage in emotional return, slams Congress over health care [ABC News]