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The Michigan Department of Transportation will spend one million dollars to put new signs up along US-23 in several northern Michigan counties starting today. Officials say the new signs along 124 miles of the road in Alcona, Alpena, Iosco and Presque Isle counties will have updated reflective surfaces so they'll be more visible at night. The work will start in Iosco County. It will take workers nearly a year to replace all of the signs. 

The Whittemore Prescott School District's student numbers have declined.  The state's student count day was held on October 2nd. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the number of students is down from last year's count. The district has twelve fewer students than the Spring count last February. Superintendent Joe Perrera said the district anticipated the loss. Perrera said they budget for a loss of forty students to be extra conservative during the budgeting process. He added that declining enrollment has been a trend lately. The Fall Student Count Day accounts for ninety percent of what the district receives in funding from the state.

The City of Harbor Beach recently received grant money.  The Harbor Beach City Council accepted terms for two state grants. According to the Huron Daily Tribune the grants are worth a combined $372,400 dollars. The matching grants were both directed for marina and dock replacements. The city's matching share is $387,600 dollars bringing the total cost for the dock replacement and seawall replacement to $760,000 dollars. Harbor Beach Supervisor, Ron Wruble, said plans are to complete the project by June of next year. 


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The West Branch Post of the Michigan State Police say a California woman died in a crash in Iosco County. According to a press release, the crash occurred around 3 O'clock Thursday afternoon on M-65, just south of Hale. State Police say a minivan veered into oncoming traffic and crashed nearly head on into a car. Six people were in the van. State Police report a 70-year-old woman was one of them and she died at the scene. Every person involved had to be taken to the hospital. Several had critical injuries. The accident remains under investigation. 

Students at a northern Michigan high school are being recognized for their work with NASA. 9 and 10 News reports students at Ogemaw Heights High School designed the process to create some parts for NASA as part of the high school students United with NASA to Create Hardware Program. The parts are now being used on the International Space Station. NASA has asked the students to make more parts this year.

The Oscoda Township Board of Trustees has formed a new subcommittee.  Trustees voted to create a cemetery subcommittee. According to the Oscoda Press, the subcommittee was formed following an update to the Pinecrest Cemetery contract between Oscoda and AuSable Townships. The subcommittee is comprised of Clerk John Nordeen; Superintendent Dave Schaeffer; Trustee William palmer and Building & Grounds Department Foreman Bill Hamlin. Schaeffer said the purpose of the committee will be to evaluate the current cemetery operations, make recommendations to implement operational movements and work with AuSable Township to provide long term solutions to the intergovernmental cemetery agreement.

Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan recently received grant money.  Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan received the grant from the Michigan State Housing Authority. According to the Alcona County Review, the $196,000 dollar grant was the first of three equal payments that will total $588,000 dollars. The funds will be used for the installation of two modular homes, which will be put on property located at 515 North U.S. 23 in Harrisville as well as a site in Alpena. The first home will be shipped to Harrisville and put on its foundation later this month. Currently a Habitat partner family is going through the process to qualify for purchasing the first home to be put on the Harrisville site.


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At approximately 5:20pm Tuesday, troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch post were dispatched to the intersection of M-65 and Sherman Street in Whittemore for a car-pedestrian injury accident. The injured pedestrian was a four year old Whittemore boy. A Chevy cruz, driven by a Twining woman was northbound on M-65 when the boy entered the roadway from the east. Witnesses immediately performed CPR and other first aid measures until the State police arrived. The child was taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being airlifted to a downstate hospital for further treatment where he remains in critical condition. Troopers were assisted by the Third District Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit; Michigan State police Aviation; Michigan State Police Chaplain Corps; Iosco County EMS and Iosco Central Dispatch. The accident remains under investigation.

The Iosco County Sheriff's Department will be installing a new gating system.  The new security gating system will be installed at the Sheriff's Department parking lot. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the fence is an effort to keep public interaction at a minimum with inmates. Jail Administrator Captain Scott Frank said the gating system should not impact parking in front of the jail. Frank said it will be two big gates, one at the front side of the sheriff's office and one at the back, just beyond the main entrance to the county building. Frank said the gates will keep the public from driving around in the sheriff's department section of the parking area of the county building facility. The gates will cost approximately $26,000 dollars and will be paid entirely from a Homeland Security Grant.

The Steiner Museum of Fairview recently received funding toward their expansion project.  Consumers Energy contributed $25,000 dollars for the Steiner Museum's expansion. According to the Oscoda County Herald, Chairman Norm Caldwell said with Consumers Energy's contribution and additional monies coming in, there should be enough funding to build the expansion this fall. Caldwell said the expansion will cost between fifty and sixty thousand dollars and will be a forty by seventy foot addition that will span the southern end of the existing museum. Caldwell said he hopes to have the building up and enclosed with new exhibits available to the public by Memorial Weekend. the southern end of the existing museum. Caldwell said he hopes to have the building up and enclosed with new exhibits available to the public by Memorial Weekend.  

The Ogemaw County Road Commission reports that Heath Road in Rose Township, from McKellar Road east to Deckerville Road, will be closed to all through traffic due to a cross-road culvert replacement, starting at 8:00 am and will remain closed until further notice.

State Representative Sue Allor has introduced a proposal that would restore funding intended to assist local communities with the cost of monitoring PFAS contamination at municipal airports around the state. This grant program was stripped from the state budget through line-item veto by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The $15 million grant program intended to offset costs associated with PFAS contamination at municipal airports.  Allorís plan would restore the funds necessary to administer the program. Allor, of Wolverine, said this plan would restore grants that allow the state and local communities to share the load and ensure the best-possible monitoring of local water supplies.


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At approximately 5:20pm Tuesday troopers from the Michigan State Police West Branch Post were dispatched to the intersection of M-65 and Sherman Street in Whittemore for a car vs pedestrian injury crash. The injured pedestrian was a 4 year old Whittemore boy. A 2012 Chevy Cruze driven by a 32yr old Twining woman was northbound on M-65 when the boy entered the roadway from the east. Witnesses of the crash immediately performed CPR and other first aid measures until the Michigan State Police arrived. The child was  taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being airlifted to a downstate hospital for further treatment where he remains in critical condition. Michigan State Police Troopers were assisted by the 3rd District Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit, MSP Aviation, a member of the Michigan State Police Chaplain Core, Iosco County EMS and Iosco Central Dispatch. The crash is still under investigation.

The Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport Authority continued discussions on the Michigan Site Readiness grant program.  The grant program is through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the Airport Authority's application has been selected for a $100,000 dollar grant award. The Authority will be responsible for a local match of $30,000 dollars. Funding will be used to evaluate and create preliminary designs for expanding infrastructure to vacant land at the Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport in order to create additional industrial sites to be marketed for further development. The Airport Authority unanimously approved signing the proposed grant agreement for participating in the site readiness program.

Huron County officials continue work on a new Hazard Mitigation Plan.  A draft of Huron County's Hazard Mitigation Plan is expected to be complete by the start of next year. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, Randy Miller, Huron County Director of Emergency Services, said currently they are working to put references to the Master Plan in the Hazard Plan including using the same background documents, land use maps and places where flooding can occur. Miller said he hopes to have a draft of the hazard mitigation plan ready to present by January 1st and have it approved within Huron County's fiscal year. The plan also needs to be approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in order to qualify for disaster relief grants. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Kirtlandís Warbler no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Prompting the warblerís slow but steady ascent were long-term efforts by partners such as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Forest Service and conservation groups to conserve young jack pine habitat and control brown-headed cowbirds, a primary threat to the species. Currently, the Kirtlandís warbler population is estimated to be more than 2,300 pairs, more than double the goal identified in the speciesí recovery plan. The population has exceeded recovery goals for the past 17 years and continues to increase and expand its range. The Kirtlandís warbler was one of the first species in the United States to be put on the federal list of endangered and threatened species, and the action by the U.S. Department of the Interior marks the latest chapter in a remarkable wildlife success story.


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A group of people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to carbon monoxide early this morning on Detroit's west side. First responders were called to the scene along West Grand Boulevard near I-96. There's no word yet on the conditions of those affected, or what may have caused the exposure, as the investigation continues.

Residents in the city of Monroe being advised to boil their water after a drop of pressure in the water system. City officials say bacterial contamination is a possibility with the pressure loss and they're working to fix the problem. All residents should bring tap water to a boil for one minute, and let it cool before using until further notice. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation

They're getting ready for winter in communities along the Great Lakes. 9 and 10 News reports high water levels are creating challenges for those towns. Harbor masters are making preparations to make sure the high water doesn't cause damage when it freezes.

A Manistee home owner is worried her home is going to fall into Lake Michigan. 9 and 10 News reports that's as Lake Michigan washed away most of Rachelle Radlinski's back yard in one night. Radlinski has lived on the Lake Michigan shore for 32 years, but has been forced to move out because the water is creeping closer to her home. She says the seawall needs to be restructured and she hopes she can sell the property to recoup her losses.

A Monroe County family could find out today if they'll have more time to find help for their brain-dead son...who's on life support. The attorney for 14-year old Bobby Reyes and his family will ask a Washtenaw County Judge to continue a restraining order and transfer the case to the Court of Claims to keep him on life support. The attorney says the Court of Claims has jurisdiction over Mott Children's Hospital, because it is a state institution.

With a fifth death in Michigan from Triple E, a State Administrative Board committee will consider a request to spend nearly two million dollars on spraying insecticide in 14 counties. Gongwer reports the Finance and Claims Committee of the board will today consider the purchase order to cover the costs of spraying, which ended last week.

Michigan State Police are investigating after police in Osceola County say it was one of their tasers that caused an armed man to fall on his knife and die last week. Police were called to the scene in Evart for a domestic situation and when they asked an armed man to get on his knees and put his hands on his head, he reportedly reached into his waistband and grabbed a knife. State Police say that's when an officer tased him in the back and the man fell forward into the knife , stabbing his chest. The Evart officers have been placed on administrative leave and the county prosecutor investigates.

A west Michigan man has been sentenced to two to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting someone under the age of 15. David Wildfong, of Riverton Township, pleaded no contest to third and fourth degree sex crimes and was sentenced on Monday.


A five-year-old boy from southwest Michigan is off to Disney World for a week with his family, a trip provided by Make a Wish of Michigan and Allegiant Airlines. S.J. Awwad was born with ten heart defects and has already had three open heart surgeries. His mother, Danielle, says he will eventually need a heart transplant. The family took off for Florida on Monday and will celebrate S.J.s 6th birthday at Disney World.



There's been a crash near Grand Rapids on I-96 of a vehicle going the wrong way on the freeway and another vehicle. WOOD TV reports the crash happened after two this morning and it's not yet known if anyone was injured. The westbound lanes of I-96 were shut down for a few hours, but have reopened.

A northern Michigan veteran who died in the Korean War has been laid to rest, nearly 70 years after his death. Sergeant David Feriend, who grew up in Fife Lake south of Traverse City, was 23 years old when he was listed as Missing in Action in 1950 after his unit was attacked in eastern North Korea. His remains were returned to northern Michigan on Friday and a military funeral was held Sunday. His sister called the service "awesome." Governor Whitmer ordered flags to be flown at half staff in honor of Feriend.

A seven-year-old boy has died in a house fire in southern lower Michigan. Michigan State Police and fire crews were called to the fire in Burlington early Sunday morning and found the boy dead in the home once the fire was put out. The cause is being investigated.

Grand Rapids police are trying to find whoever vandalized a synagogue. Investigators say hate material with anti-Semitic views was found on one of the doors at Temple Emanuel early Sunday morning. The vandalism was found just hours after the Grand Rapids Police Department took part in a Stop the Violence Summit at another church. Police Chief Eric Payne says hate has no place in the community and it will not be tolerated. Anyone with information about the vandalism should call Grand Rapids Police or Silent Observer.

The UAW is won a "bump" up in pay for striking workers, union vice president Terry Dittes posted a message yesterday, after it was announced that strike pay for the nearly 50-thousand workers has gone from $250 dollars per week to $275 dollars: Dittes says they know how hard it is to raise a family on that amount of money, but says they are standing up for what they believe in and bring the power to them at the negotiation table. The union has also authorized striking workers to take part-time jobs as long as they show up to the picket lines.

First it was elder abuse, now Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is turning her attention to payroll fraud. Nessel and State Representative Jim Haadsma will hold a town hall meeting this evening at 6 o'clock in Battle Creek to help residents know what to look for with payroll fraud. The Attorney General's office has a Payroll Fraud Enforcement Unit to help protect workers. The meeting will be held in the Kool Family Community Center. Thoughtout this year, Nessel has been traveling across the state talking about elder abuse.

A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected. Richard "White Boy Rick" Wershe is reportedly scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020. The date had been set for Oct. 2020. Officials say Wershe's original release date was in April 2021 but has been moved up for good behavior.

This is a special day for a Detroit couple who set up a scholarship program that has helped hundreds of students. About 200 kids from Grand Valley State University will meet Bob and Ellen Thompson who set up the Thompson Working Family Scholarship at the college in 2011. Five-thousand dollar scholarships have been awarded to students, including 25 from community colleges. Those who receive the money must reach an 80 percent graduation rate within six years



Financial costs of the UAW's strike against General Motors are proving worrisome to more than the automaker and its workers on the picket lines. Michigan's Treasury Department says that with GM employees NOT working -- state withholding taxes are anticipated to be down by $1.5 million to $2 MILLION each week. And it ill keep going up if the strike continues.

A Detroit firefighter is in critical condition after fighting a fire at an abandoned school in southwest Detroit last night. A second firefighter was also injured in the fire at the Phoenix Academy, an elementary school that closed in 2016.

A worker in a Grand Rapids construction zone has been hit and killed. Grand Rapids Police say a driver was attempting to go around a lane closure sign to divert motorists from a construction zone on Wednesday when a person on a work crew was attempting to get into a work truck and the driver hit him. The 60-year-old worker died at the scene. Police say speed was a factor in the crash. The driver did remain at the scene and was questioned by police.

A 71-year-old man was rescued after he fell overboard on Lake Missaukee in northern Michigan Thursday. The man's wife reportedly called for help and a Michigan State Police trooper borrowed a couple's boat to go out on the water. Trooper Kevin Flick along with the boat owners pulled the man out of the middle of the lake into their boat and transferred his wife to their boat and towed the other boat to shore. The man was in the water for 20 minutes and was treated on shore and is said to be in good condition.

A 39-year-old west Michigan man, Charles Skipp, has been indicted on federal charges in the theft of 89 guns from a gun shop in Cedar Springs in 2017. He and others used a saw to cut their way into Family Farm and Home through a loading dock door then used it to cut open display cases , according to court records. WOOD TV reports more than 70 of 89 guns stolen have not been recovered. Two others have been convicted in the thefts.

A mobile home in Kalamazoo was destroyed by fire early this morning. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the resident was found at the scene and said no one should be inside the home. The Red Cross is helping the resident displaced by the fire. No one was injured . The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A Holland city council candidate, Vicki Holmes, says she's received hate mail after a flyer on LGBTQ rights was given out at a forum held last week. WOOD TV reports Homes and Mayor Nancy DeBoer passed out the flyer abut why they would not be prepared to vote for legislation that would LBGTQ people a protected class. Holmes says things have been miscontrued because she supports LGBTQ protections, but the the legislation previously presented is not clear in defining ways to verify that someone is part of the protected class. She says that could have harmful legal possibilities because someone could identify as a member of the community just to file a lawsuit. Her opponent, Nathan Bocks, says he would support the legislation if it comes up again.



Residents in a portion of Traverse City are advised to boil their water after a water main break at M-22 and M-72. 9 and 10 News reports utility director Art Krueger says a contractor with DTE hit the water main while putting a gas line yesterday afternoon, forcing water to be shut off in the area. Crews were able to plug the hole, but are advising residents to boil their water for one minute before using it.

A fifth Indiana man has died following a small plane crash near Lansing. The 48-year-old pilot Joel Beavins died Sunday. Six men were aboard the single-engine plane, which crashed October 3rd outside Capital Region International Airport. The plane had departed from Indy South Greenwood Airport near Indianapolis. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report didn't reach a firm conclusion about the cause of the crash, but does the plane was about 126-pounds over the maximum allowable landing weight when it went down.

A southwest Michigan teen who almost died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis is now in rehab in Grand Rapids. WOOD TV reports 14 year-old Savanah DeHart reports is being treated at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Her mother, Kerri Dooley, says she's beating the odds. She says when we first came there she didn't think her prognosis was all that great...but now she's definitely beating the odds of what everyone thought. She says Savanah suffered mini-strokes while she was at Bronson, leading to some brain damage . Doctors are hopeful it can be reversed. Dooley says it's not clear if Savanah will ever walk or talk again, but that's her goal.

Western Michigan University wants to increase its enrollment. It launched a "Think Big" initiative to get ideas on how to retain students. University spokesman Tony Proudfoot says they've had more than 52-hundred people participate either directly or through survey research. Western is building a new dorm and student center . The university will have a series of town hall meetings this month after it announces a Big Idea on Monday.

Two men have been arrested after shootings in Kalamazoo on Wednesday. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says there were reports of several shots fired on Fox Ridge Drive. Police reportedly found a man matching the description of the shooter running from the area and arrested him. A man with two gunshot wounds went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police found a gun inside his vehicle and arrested a second man for an outstanding warrant.

A couple of mid Michigan police officers could be arraigned today after allegedly getting involved in a bar fight in Grand Rapids early Wednesday morning. Bath Township Police officers Bryan Miller and Payton Warner were off duty and were in Grand Rapids for training when they went to the Web Bar. The bartender apparently cut off Miller, who on video appeared drunk. A police report says he got angry and both officers were kicked out of the bar. They went back and allegedly punched and pushed other customers and employees. The officers were arrested and Bath Township has placed them on administrative leave.

The Macomb County Health Department is investigating seven possible cases of Legionnaires' disease at McLaren Hospital. Officials say six of the seven cases have been reported since the middle of last month. A definite source has not been identified. McLaren Macomb Hospital is said to be fully cooperating with the investigation. L-D is a severe respiratory infection caused by Legionella bacteria. Symptoms include fever, cough and radiological findings consistent with pneumonia.

The former executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Muskegon, Andrew Mann, has been charged with embezzlement. Mann allegedly stole from the nonprofit from October of 2017 to July of this year, according to Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat. He says Habitat for Humanity called police when an internal investigation raised questions about the way Mann was handling finances. He allegedly paid for personal expenses and took cash advances with the nonprofit's credit card, allegedly taking his family to Disney World with the money. He was fired.



After being battered by waves for years, the south breakwater pier at Muskegon's Pere Marquette Park will be replaced. The pier is currently closed as civil engineer Chris Schropp tells WOOD TV that it's gotten to the point where now they're not really sure how stable it is or where the next piece is going to fall and if someone were to walk out there and have it collapse underneath them, they could be harmed. He says they felt it was best to close it off to the public.

What might look like a fuzzy friend is cause for alarm in one mid-Michigan community. It's called the American Dagger caterpillar and it's poisonous enough for community officials to issue a warning. The Clare Chamber of Commerce says the fluffy yellow insect with black spines can cause a stinging sensation followed by burning and itching on the skin if they're picked up. A hiker spotted one while trekking through the campus of Mid Michigan College recently.

A west Michigan bridge will be replaced after it was hit about a dozen times last year by semi-trucks. The 100th Street bridge over US-131 in Byron Township , south of Grand Rapids, will be replaced next year at a cost of ten and a half million dollars. M-DOT plans to keep some lanes of US-131 open for most of the project. The new bridge will be almost two feet higher than the current bridge.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 

U.S. Supreme Court hearings (10:00AM ET)
U.S. Supreme Court hearings: 'Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment'; 'Aurelius Investment v. Puerto Rico'; 'Official Committee of Debtors v. Aurelius Investment'; 'United States v. Aurelius Investment'; 'UTIER v. Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico'.

Senate returns after Columbus Day State Work Period
Agenda includes resumption aims to end debate on nominated air force secretary.

President Trump welcomes Stanley Cup winners St. Louis to the White House (3:10PM ET)
President Donald Trump welcomes 2019 Stanley Cup champions St. Louis Blues to the White House.

New 'public charge' rule implemented, restricting immigration by people who receive benefits
The rule prevents aliens from getting a green card if they receive one or more designated public benefits for over 12 months (aggregated) within any three-year period.

Giuliani subpoena deadline
Deadline, imposed by subpoena, for Rudy Giuliani - personal attorney to President Donald Trump - to produce documents to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Pence document deadline
Deadline for Vice President Mike Pence to produce documents to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Defense Secretary Esper subpoena deadline
Deadline, imposed by subpoena, for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to produce documents to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

OMB acting head subpoena deadline
Deadline, imposed by subpoena, for Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought to produce documents to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate debate (8:00PM ET)
The fourth of the 2020 election cycle, co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times, with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates including former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, NextGen America founder Tom Steyer, businessman Andrew Yang, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbbard. The Debate moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett, and New York Times National Editor Marc Lacey.

Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations with Hillary Clinton keynote (10:00AM ET)
Includes keynote from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in conversation with former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. 

WellChild Awards in London attended by the UK's Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Suspected world's oldest man celebrates 114th birthday

Ronan Farrow publishes book: 'Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators' 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

House Committees due to jointly conduct deposition with U.S. Ambassador to the EU, as part of impeachment inquiry (9:30AM ET)
House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform due to jointly conduct deposition with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Amb. Gordon Sondland, with the transcript to be part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, following the issuance of a subpoena after the State Department directed him not to appear at a scheduled deposition last week. 

NASA Administrator Bridenstine testifies to House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on moon landing plans (9:45AM ET)

Joint Economic Committee hearing on inequality (2:15PM ET)
Hearing on 'Measuring Economic Inequality in the United States', with testimony from University of California-Berkeley Associate Professor of Economics / World Inequality Database Co-Director Dr Gabriel Zucman; and others. 

House Commerce subcommittees joint hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (10:00AM ET)
Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee joint hearing on 'Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumers', with U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Robert Lighthizer having been invited to testify.

U.S. Supreme Court hearing on immigration case (10:00AM ET)
'Kansas v. Garcia' (Whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act expressly preempts states from using any information entered on or appended to a federal Form I-9, including common information such as name, date of birth, and Social Security number, in a prosecution of any person - citizen or alien - when that same, commonly-used information also appears in non-IRCA documents, such as state tax forms, leases, and credit applications?).

House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on USDA Food and Nutrition Service (10:00AM ET)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on 'Food and Nutrition Service: Policy and Program Overview', with testimony from Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Brandon Lipps.

House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on e-cigarettes (10:00AM ET)
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on 'E-cigarettes: An Emerging Threat to Public Health', with testimony from CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat; Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe) co-founder Meredith Berkman; Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell; Stanford University Professor of Pediatrics Dr Bonnie Halpern-Felsher; and American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Sally Satel.

Federal Reserve Beige Book (2:00PM ET)

House Armed Services subcommittees joint hearing on resiliency of military installations (2:00PM ET)
Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee and Readiness Subcommittee joint hearing on 'Resiliency of Military Installations to Emerging Threats', with testimony from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon; and others. 

Senate Foreign Relations Committee nominations hearing (2:00PM ET)
Nominations hearing considers Carmen Cantor to be U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia; Michael George DeSombre to be U.S. Ambassador to Thailand; Sung Kim to be U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia; Morse Tan to be U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice; and Kelley Eckels Currie to be U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues.

House Veterans Affairs subcommittee hearing on VA systems for protecting vets from clinical harm (2:00PM ET)
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on 'Broken Promises: Assessing VA's Systems for Protecting Veterans from Clinical Harm'.

House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Syria Study Group (2:00PM ET)
Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee hearing on 'Syria Study Group: Recommendations for U.S. Policy', with testimony from Syria Study Group Co-Chairs Dana Stroul and Michael Singh.

Sentencing of man charged in U.S. Border Patrol agent's death in 2010  (2:15PM ET)
Sentencing of Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, charged for his role in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on 14 Dec 2010.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a 'Keep America Great' campaign rally in Texas (8:00PM ET)

DNC Women's Leadership Forum Conference, with Joe Biden (8:00AM ET)
Democratic National Committee holds Women's Leadership Forum Conference, 'raising women's voices and influence withing the Democratic Party'. Speakers include 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DNC Chair Tom Perez, political strategist Stephanie Schriock, former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett, and others.

NOAA issues U.S. Winter Outlook (11:00AM ET)
NOAA Climate Prediction Center announces U.S. temperature and precipitation outlook for winter 2019/2020 (December-February), via media teleconference with NOAA Climate Prediction Center Deputy Director Mike Halpert. NOAA forecasters also discuss current drought conditions in the U.S. and announce the seasonal Drought Outlook for the months ahead.

World's largest earthquake drill
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills - the world's largest, with 16.4 million scheduled to take part in the U.S. alone, and more than 17.9 million around the world. Official ShakeOut Regions located across the U.S. - led by California - plus parts of Canada, Japan, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.

DNC Women Will Vote Gala, with Elizabeth Warren (6:00PM ET)
Democratic National Committee holds Women Will Vote Gala, celebrating the DNC's IWillVote program. Speakers include 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and DNC Chair Tom Perez.

Beto O'Rourke on campaign trail in Texas

UK PM presents Brexit deal at EU Summit

Friday, October 18, 2019 

IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings open

U.S. Supreme Court meets in private conference to discuss cases and vote on petitions for review.

British woman in court over cosmetic surgery death in New York

Court hearing in New York for Brit Donna Francis over the death of Kelly Mayhew, who died in 2015 after having cosmetic surgery silicone injections in her buttocks at a house in Queens. She faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and unauthorized practice of a profession.

U.S. imposes additional tariffs on EU goods following WTO ruling in Airbus case


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Streaming Technical: The audio stream is broadcast monophonically direct from our AM modulation monitor, you are hearing the same signal that is broadcast over the air (audio processing included). If you have an exceptionally good AM receiver with full 10kHz IF bandwidth, you will experience a hi-fidelity frequency response closely approximating that of the streaming service. WIOS's music is digitally "cleaned" and equalized to provide removal of most analog noise, clicks and pops and is enhanced for crisper highs and deeper lows on older recordings where that range had been previously been restricted.  Our transmitter bandwidth complies with NRSC technical standards and the transmitted audio frequency response is 20Hz-10kHz.  Rolloff occurs at the specified NRSC-G100-A rate with the total bandwidth cutoff ending at 11.5kHz well within the limits of the FCC analog AM mask.  Older receivers without sharp IF cutoff response curves can experience higher fidelity performance.  Look for old receivers with the AMAX logo to assure better performance.

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