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LOCAL NEWS for FRI 15NOV19
Oscoda Township Police report that on Wednesday, 30 year old Jenna (nee
Tippett) Bustamante of Oscoda was arrested for a single count of
involuntary manslaughter. Tippett’s arrest concludes an almost four month
long investigation into the death of a three month old infant and unsafe
sleep practices. All parents are reminded to practice infant safe sleep
guidelines as outlined by the Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services. Any further questions may be directed to Chief David or
Detective Sergeant McNichol of the Oscoda Township Police Department.
Pretrial hearing has been scheduled regarding a land rights issue in
Caseville. The land rights issue involves property in the
Sandy Heights subdivision in Caseville. According to the Huron Daily
Tribune, the issue revolves around Kristen Kern-Spiekerman, who claims a
thirty foot tract of public land, near the intersection of Port Austin and
Lake Roads, used for beach access belongs to her and has tried to block
public use of the land. 27 people with property in the Sandy Heights Beach
are were listed as defendants, who claim to have a right to the land. The
Huron County Road Commission said the land in question was given to them
in 1972 to use as a public right of way. The pretrial is scheduled for
10am, Thursday, November 21st in the Huron County District Court.
Oscoda Township Board of Trustees continued discussions on the water main
extension project. The Board of Trustees was presented with three
options regarding Phase Two of the project. According to the Oscoda Press,
Phase Two includes installing a water main along Loud Drive as well as
work on Interlake Road and Woodland Drive. Rick Freeman of Rowe
Professional Service Company said option one is to continue Phase Two as
originally planned but would require an additional $573,000 dollars in
funding. The second option is to reduce the length of Phase Two but would
require more than $88,000 dollars in additional funding. The third
alternative would run the water main extension down until it stops at
Phelan Creek. Trustees opted for the third alternative which will require
no additional funding at this time.
is opening day of the firearm hunting season and hunting is permitted in
the Huron Manistee National Forest. In addition to state hunting
regulations, forest regulations include: hunters cannot discharge a
firearm within 150 yards of a developed recreation site, building or
occupied area; discharge a firearm across a road, trail or body of water;
blinds are permitted but must be removed at the end of the day and off
road vehicles are only permitted on designated trails and may not be used
for cross country game retrieval. For more information call the Huron
Shores Ranger Station at 739-0728 or Mio Ranger Station at 826-3252.
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Two Onaway area men were charged and arrested for
cocaine trafficking, after a traffic stop last Friday. The
Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (HUNT) detectives arrested 60-year-old
Karl Randell Griffin and his passenger, 54-year-old Michael David McGrath
for "Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver" and "Conspiracy to Deliver
Cocaine". Following a brief investigation, the traffic stop was
conducted on M-33 in Presque Isle county's Allis Township. The pair was
found to be in possession of approximately 15 grams of cocaine, while they
allegedly traveled from Onaway to a source of the drug in southern
Michigan. They returned home with intent to distribute the drug.
Both were held in the Presque Isle County Jail and arraigned in 89th
District Court on Tuesday for one count "Possession with Intent to Deliver
Cocaine". The charge is a felony offense, punishable by up to 20 years in
prison and/or a $25,000.00 fine. HUNT was assisted by the Presque
Isle County Sheriff’s Office. (photo: Griffin, McGrath)
Alcona County Sheriff’s Department reports that on Tuesday at 11:30am,
deputies were dispatched to a rollover crash on U.S. 23 and Sayer Road in
Alcona Township. When deputies were able to locate the vehicle, it was
approximately 35 yards off the roadway and down a steep embankment. The
vehicle was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 when the driver lost control
on the slush covered roadway. The vehicle crossed the centerline and left
the roadway, striking a guardrail on the northbound shoulder. The vehicle
then rolled over numerous times, slid down the embankment and came to rest
against a large tree. The jaws of life were used to extract the driver,
James Rioux, 80, of Harrisville. He was transported to Alpena Mid-Michigan
Hospital by Alcona EMS. Rioux suffered serious injuries, but they did not
appear to be life threatening. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Deputies were assisted on scene by Alcona Township First Responders,
Alcona EMS and the Alcona County Road Commission.
Community Bank has a new Vice President of Community Development.
Huron Community Bank's Ryan Munson has become the new Vice
President of Community Development. Munson brings with him ten years of
experience and a strong commitment to the bank's mission. Munson graduated
from Baker College with an MBA in finance. Munson believes that the way to
make a bank better is through relationships and is passionate about
supporting his community not only in business but as a resident. When it
comes to putting the community in Huron Community Bank, Munson believes
that the future is bright saying that we have the opportunity in a number
of areas to become a valuable partner for businesses and consumers. Munson
resides in the West Branch area with his wife and four children. He
coaches many youth sports and is active with the Faith Alive Church Youth
Program. For more information contact Huron Community Bank's East Tawas
Branch at 362-6700.
member of the Reno Township Board of Trustees will be stepping down.
Reno Township Treasurer, Eilert Barnes will be retiring.
According to the Iosco County News Herald, Barnes has served his community
as a township official for nearly five decades. Barnes began his work for
Reno Township in May of 1970 as a board trustee, a title he held until
February 1986. In that same year, he filled the role of treasurer after
the current treasurer had resigned. He was re-elected for his next term
and has continued as treasurer to the present. Reno Township Trustee,
Michael Bench has been selected as his replacement as treasurer. Barnes's
last day will be November 30th.
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Whittemore Prescott School District recently received its audit report for
the 2018-2019 school year. Superintendent Joe Perrera said he is
happy with the audit report for the school year. According to the Ogemaw
County Herald, the findings include a fund balance of about ten percent.
Perrera said the fund balance is essentially the amount of money the
district has in its savings account compared to expenses. Perrera said the
district had about $8.1 million dollars in expenses last fiscal year and
about ten percent of that is the fund balance, roughly $837,000 dollars.
The district had total revenues of approximately $7.9 Million dollars, a
shortfall of nearly $200,000 dollars compared to expenditures. Perrera
said the difference was mainly due to a loss of students throughout last
year, but that the loss has already been made up this year.
Arenac County Board of Commissioners recently approved the 2019
apportionment report. The apportionment report was provided by the
county Equalization Director. According to the Arenac County Independent,
the report provides the millage rates and tax levies for all government
units to be collected in July and December of this year. The report is
required to ensure that millage rates are rolled back to factor inflation,
so they reflect the amounts the millage was originally intended to
generate per the Headlee Amendment. County Commissioner Harold Woolhiser
said the report is a requirement in order to provide transparency
regarding taxation among the various municipalities. Overall, Woolhiser
said there have been no significant changes regarding taxes levied in the
county since last year.
partnership with the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District, AuGres-Sims
School District installed a free "Little Library" on campus, in front of
the AuGres-Sims Elementary building. Within the scope and focus of
continually strengthening a culture of reading for the greater AuGres
community, the free Little Library provides an opportunity for students
and community members to have 24-hour literacy access to “take a book and
share a book”. Funding for the free Little Library was provided, in part,
by both the Arenac Community Fund and the Youth Advisory Fund at Bay Area
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AuSable Township Planning Commission recently approved a Special Land Use
Permit. The Special Land Use Permit is for a boat rental. According
to the Oscoda Press, Greg Leach of Oscoda requested an approval of his
business, Seas By The Day, where he plans to rent out pontoon boats to
visitors. Chairman Kurt Beck said that the request is within the
requirements of the Waterfront Mixed-Use District but there are some
concerns. Beck said those include parking lot spaces, parking surface,
lack of dimensions to the site plan and signage. Leach told the board that
the rental location is a house with four bedrooms and serves as a B & B
location when Leach isn't living there. After discussing all the
conditions, a motion to approve the application was made and received a
unanimous vote of approval. The new business will be located at 942 South
State Street in Oscoda.
Arenac County Conservation District recently received grant money.
The funding comes from the Michigan Department of Environment,
Great Lakes and Energy. According to the Arenac County Independent, the
conservation district funding is to continue its tire recycling program.
Conservation District Administrator, Dawn Hergott, said the $8,000 dollar
grant funds the use of trailers for tire collection days twice a year in
the county. She said the collection days are usually held in May and
August at various locations. Hergott said the tires collected in Arenac
County are given to a company that recycles the tires for fuel.
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan and its affiliate foundations,
including the Iosco County Community Foundation, are joining a nationwide
celebration today through November 18th, to recognize the
increasingly important role these organizations play in fostering local
collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic
challenges. In Northeast Michigan, CFNEM works alongside other community
foundations bordering Lake Huron through the Great Lakes One Water
Initiative, to improve and ensure the health of our lake. They are also
serving as a hub for nonprofits for the 2020 U.S. Census, to increase our
region’s chances of a fair and accurate count. Community Foundation Week
was created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush to recognize the
work of community foundations throughout America.
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fiery crash early Sunday morning claimed the life of a man in rural
Tuscola County. According to M-Live, Deputies with the Tuscola County
Sheriff’s Office, Unionville Fire Department, and ACW Ambulance responded
around 6:15am Sunday to the area of Sheridan Road and Hoover Road in Akron
Township for a single-vehicle crash. A passerby called 911 and reported a
vehicle on fire in the ditch. After the fire was extinguished, police
discovered a 36-year-old Akron man deceased inside the vehicle. The
victim’s name has not been released. The incident remains under
investigation by the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office.
Oscoda Township Zoning Administrator will be stepping down. Lorna
Ganci announced her resignation in a letter to the Oscoda Township Board
of Trustees. According to the Oscoda Press, Ganci was hired for the
position in August of 2014. Ganci said that her work has been a
challenging experience and she learned about planning, zoning and
government. Ganci said she is willing to help during the transition.
Ganci's retirement is effective as of January 31st, 2020. She said she
looks forward to her next chapter which will include spending more time
with her husband.
Caseville Harbor Commission is working on a new five year recreation plan.
The recreation plan will serve as a guide for projects and sets
recreational priorities. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, the
recreation plan will also ensure eligibility for state grant funding for
the Caseville Harbor Commission. Once a draft of the plan has been
completed, the commission will submit it to the Department of Natural
Resources for approval by February 2020. The plan will contain five
sections including description of the community, administration structure,
complete recreation inventory, community engagement and goals of the plan
and how to carry them out.
Tawas Area Schools Board of Education will meet tonight. On the agenda is
the first reading of the new and revised board bylaws and policies. The
board will also discuss a guest teacher shortage. The meeting will be held
tonight at 7pm in the boardroom of the administration office in Tawas
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fire at a Metro Detroit apartment complex Wednesday night forced six
families from their homes. The Highland Park Fire Department responded to
the The Manchester Place Apartments . Eight units were destroyed,
displacing nine people. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
No one was injured. The American Red Cross is assisting the victims.
Grand Rapids are asking for the public's help to find a suspicious man
driving a white older model white van in the area of Burton Street and
Buchanan Avenue. Police say the driver, a man in his 50's, has attempted
to talk to kids walking to school on more than one occasion. No children
have been harmed. Anyone with information should call police or Silent
notable name in jewelry and fine art auctions is facing federal charges
related to what the F-B-I calls a complex financial crime involving
millionaires and rare diamonds. Birmingham jeweler Joseph DuMouchelle
(DO-ma-Shell)...The 58-year-old son of the founder of Detroit's
DuMouchelle Art Galleries is alleged to have taken property from another
jeweler, made fraudulent bank transfers while trying to sell a rare
77-carat diamond known as the "The Yellow Rose" and failing to pay
commissions. He was formally charged Thursday afternoon.
The Archdiocese of Detroit has been slapped by a lawsuit filed by a
Michigan family upset with what a priest said at his funeral. Maison
Hullibarger died by suicide. The family claims that Reverend Don LaCuesta
sounded off on the sin of suicide at his funeral and pondered whether
someone who commits it can ever attain heaven. The Archdiocese later
apologized, and said that LaCuesta would no longer be preaching at
funerals, but the family wanted the priest fired. They are seeking over
$25-thousand in damages.
say they have their suspect after a bank robbery in Marysville this week.
Police say a white man in his 60s robbed the Chemical Bank in downtown
Marysville on Wednesday afternoon. Port Huron Police says officers pulled
over a black Ford pick-up believed to have been part of the robbery
Thursday. When officers asked the driver to get out of vehicle, the
passenger slid over and drove off. Police say it started a short chase,
but they stopped when the driver become reckless and endangered fellow
drivers. That chase driver was the suspect in the bank robbery and he was
STATE NEWS for THU 14NOV19
over a million Michiganders will be packing their bags and hitting the
road to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday. Triple-A says it is expecting
the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since they began tracking it
back in 2000. The firm says thet Wednesday before Thanksgiving is expected
to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much at
four times longer than normal. The vast majority of the 1.7 million
travelers in Michigan will hit the road this Thanksgiving, while just over
150,000 will travel by plane.
reward for information on what happened to a missing woman from Southfield
has doubled to 20-thousand dollars for the next couple of weeks. Adrienne
Quintal went missing from her family cabin in Honor October 18th. She had
called a friend asking for help. Her her family has doubled the reward
until November 30th. Then the reward will go back to 10-thousand dollars.
Recreational marijuana sales could happen in a just a few weeks
under a state rule change yesterday. Starting December 1st, medical
marijuana businesses that also have a recreational license can move half
of their product over to sell according the Michigan Department of
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Right now, 46 medical businesses are
pre-qualified for recreational sales and those licenses should be
finalized by Thanksgiving. Only about 22 communities allow recreational
former Traverse City teacher, 63-year-old Patty Anton, has been murdered
in the Dominican Republicn. Dominican Police say they found Anton
apparently strangled in her apartment and she had been bound and gagged.
Police say someone stole Anton's phone, laptop, and tv and her apartment
had been ransacked. She was consulting a school in the Dominican Republic.
Two Kalamazoo teens are facing misdemeanor charges after they
allegedly posted threats to schools online. The county prosecutor says the
16-year-old girl and 14-yearold boy each face a count of threatening to
commit violence against a school and using a computer to commit a crime.
Police say the boy wanted to stay hoe and play video games with his
friends. Several schools in the area were closed by the threats.
A Michigan couple is facing charges in connection with the murder of a
woman found dead in Georgia last week. Atlanta police arrested Jordyn
Jones of Auburn Hills and her boyfriend, Barron Brantley, on charges of
malice murder in the Halloween death of Alexis Crawford. The body of the
Clark Atlanta University student was found in a park last Friday. The
medical examiner determined Crawford died by asphyxiation. Police say a
motive had not been clearly established but they say Crawford filed a
police report describing "unwanted kissing and touching" by Brantley.
The city of Grand Rapids will pay 190-thousand dollars to a man who
was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials. The settlement
reportedly comes for Jilmar Ramos-Gomez (Hill-mar Rah-MOSE-Go-mez) after
five hours of negotiations at city hall. The City Commission approved the
payment Tuesday night. The ACLU of Michigan and Michigan Immigrant Rights
Center had filed a complaint for RamosGomez, saying Grand Rapids Police
Captain Curt VanderKooi discriminated against him based on his race. ICE
says Ramos-Gomez, who suffers from PTSD, told agents he was in the country
illegally, but he is a U.S. citizen and had his passport with him when he
was arrested for setting a fire at a hospital and breaking onto the
helipad. He was detained for three days before his lawyer proved he was a
A 22-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting death of a
19-year-old at an apartment complex in Kalamazoo early Wednesday morning.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says police arrived on the scene
of the Hidden Hills Apartments at about 1:30 yesterday morning and found
the 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the
hospital , but died. Police say the victim and suspect knew each other,
but it's not clear what led to the shooting.
STATE NEWS for WED 13NOV19
screams of an eight-year-old girl helped prevent her from becoming a
kidnap victim at a bowling alley in west Michigan over the weekend. WOOD
TV reports 41-year-old Donald Zeigler, Junior has been arrested after he
allegedly tried to carry the girl out of the Fairlanes Bowling Alley in
Grandville last Friday . The girl screamed , getting her father and
brother's attention and they approached the man before he could leave with
the girl. Zeigler was arrested hours later and has been charged with
The snow in Michigan caused the death of one man working to remove
it. A 40-yearold man was using a skid-steer loader to remove snow at a
commercial business in southwest Michigan east of Bangor Tuesday when he
was trapped under the bucket and died. Police say co-workers helped free
the man from under the bucket, but he died at the scene.
west Michigan woman had apparently filed for a protective order against
her husband , but was denied a year before he allegedly killed her. Jaron
Chatman has been charged with manslaughter and felony firearm in the
shooting death of his wife, 24-year-old Emily Chatman in October in
Polkton Township in Ottawa County. Chatman is being held on 50-thousand
dollars bond. Captain Mark Bennett , of the sheriff's office, tells WOOD
TV, that they believe this was a tragic incident that could have been
avoided if there hadn't been gross negligence. He says the couple's three
children were home at the time of the shooting.
A 14-year-old from Kalamazoo has been taken to the county juvenile
home after allegedly threatening a school in the city. That prompted
several copycat threats online and caused several schools in Kalamazoo
County to close. Prosecutors will determine whether the teen will be
charged. Police are asking that parents talk to their kids about the
seriousness of making such threats.
remains of an Army sergeant from northern Michigan, missing for 69 years,
are finally back in Leelanau County. Sergeant Walter Tobin, of Glen Lake,
was serving in North Korea in 1950 when the enemy attacked and he was
reported as Missing in Action. When North Korea returned remains of 55
service members, Tobin's remains were identified through DNA testing. His
cousin, Mary Jane Morehouse, says it's going to be sadness, but great joy
just to think that he will be coming home. A public memorial will be held
Parents voiced their concerns about the possible closing of Soo Hill
Elementary School in Escanaba at a public forum last night. W-L-U-C
reports Escanaba Area Schools Superintendent Coby Fletcher says closing
the school would save the district money , but some parents say it would
be stressful for young students. A decision is expected by the end of the
mid Michigan man will spend several years in prison for child pornography
charges. Alexander Haupt , of Clare County, has been sentenced to six and
a half to 20 years in prison for sharing child porn, using a computer to
commit a crime, and obstruction of justice.
STATE NEWS for TUE 12NOV19
were a handful of delays and cancellations at Detroit Metro Airport this
morning. There were 19 canceled arrivals at Metro Airport, most of them
coming from the east coast: cities like Baltimore, Buffalo, Toronto, and
Boston. Another 24 inbound flights were delayed. As far as departures go,
there were four canceled flights . There are just a few delayed flights
out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids and Capitol
Region Airport in Lansing.
A history making surgery has been performed at Detroit's Henry Ford
Health System. It says they believe surgeons performed what they believe
is the first double lung transplant in the United States for a patient
whose lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping. The patient would like
his medical team to share photographs and an update to warn others as they
discuss the patient's treatment later today.
northern Michigan man has been charged again in connection to a child
pornography case. Jeffrey Steiger , of Casanovia, has been charged with
using a small hidden camera to take inappropriate photos of people he
lived with, including children. He was charged in Mason County last July,
and is now being charged with seven more counts as police say they found
more than 100 photos and videos of children on his electronic devices.
91-year-old veteran of World War Two, Adrian Cervini, Senior, has finally
received his high school diploma. M-Live reports Cervini left high school
when he was 16 and served overseas at the end of the war in China and then
in Korea, where he faced difficult conditions ...walking 70 miles when it
was 35 degrees below zero. He never got his diploma in Detroit, but the
Linden Community Schools stepped stepped in and gave him a diploma
STATE NEWS for MON 11NOV19
Two history teachers in western Michigan have created a Veterans Wall of
Honor. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central High School teachers Steve Labenz
and Brad Anderson want to pay tribute to former students who have served
their country. One part of the wall has dog tags representing alumni in
every military branch. Another part includes pictures honoring those who
were killed. The wall also features an interactive program, where students
can look up photos and details of the graduates' lives and experiences.
The memorial will be dedicated today to commemorate Veterans Day.
Chicago-bound passenger train has struck and killed a 19-year-old college
student in central Michigan. The Albion Department of Public Safety says
the collision with the westbound Amtrak train occurred around 8:30PM on
Saturday at a pedestrian crossing. Officers are identifying the Albion
College student as 19-year-old Zachary Winston. An Amtrak spokesperson
says 65 passengers were aboard the Amtrak 355 Wolverine Train at the time
of the collision.
Kalamazoo County man whose hobbies include replica weapons from the Middle
Ages says he fended off an intruder with a battle ax. Thirty-six-year-old
Ben Ball tells WOOD-TV he was playing video games at his apartment in
Oshtemo Township last week when someone kicked in his door. Ball says he
grabbed the ax and struck the intruder in the torso. The suspect then
fled. Police deployed a K-9 unit and tracked a trail of blood to
33-year-old Alex Lavell Rawls who faces home-invasion charges.
(photo of Rawls)
Department of Natural Resources is now accepting comments from the public
on the intent to open or close certain forest roads on state lands to
off-road vehicles, and conventional vehicles. Some of the proposed changes
may be on lands located within Brownstown Township. Comments are being
accepted until December 1st. The final land use order will be submitted
for action by the DNR director at the February, 2020, during a meeting of
the Natural Resources Commission. The specific proposed changes and road
locations are outlined online at
November 15, 2019
House Intelligence Committee holds
latest hearing as part of President Trump impeachment inquiry
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence holds latest open hearing
as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, with
testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Masha Yovanovitch.
Joe Biden on campaign trail in Washington
Cory Booker on campaign trail in New Hampshire
People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'
November 16, 2019
Louisiana holds gubernatorial election
Incumbent John Bel Edwards (Democrat) faces off against Eddie Rispone
Joe Biden in Nevada; Elizabeth Warren in Iowa; Cory Booker, Kamala Harris,
Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Andrew Yang,
and Tom Steyer in California.
National Dog Show
The top American Kennel Club sanctioned dogs from across the country. Over
200 different breeds and varieties compete for Best of Breed.
November 17, 2019
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders,
Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Andrew Yang,John Delaney, and Julian Castro in
Nevada; Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris in California; Steve Bullock in
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
50th anniversary of second moon landing
U.S. Supreme Court convenes for public
Parkland Shooting Suspect Hearing (2:30PM EDT)
A trial date is expected to be set in the case of accused Florida school
gunman Nikolas Cruz, charged with 17 counts of murder for allegedly
shooting dead 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High School in Parkland on November 14th, 2019.
Court hearing for suspect in Colorado
Reverse transfer hearing
for Alec McKinney, charged alongside Devon Erickson in a school shooting
at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado which killed one 18-year-old.
The teenage suspects allegedly walked into the school and opened fire
with handguns in two classrooms. Student Kendrick Castillo was killed
when he and two classmates tackled one of the shooters. The other was
captured by an armed security guard. Both suspects have been charged as
Impeachment Inquiry Hearing
House Intelligence Committee holds latest hearing as part of President
Trump impeachment inquiry with testimony from vice president's office
special adviser Jennifer Williams and National Security Council Director
for European Affairs Alexander Vindman. Later, the committee hears
testimony from U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt
Volker and former National Security Council Senior Director for European
and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison.
Education Secretary DeVos testifies to House committee on debt
relief for defrauded students (11:15AM ET)
Hearing on ''With Extreme Displeasure': Examining the Education
Department's Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students', with
testimony from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
NTSB meets on 2018 Southwest Airlines accident in which a
passenger was partially sucked out of a plane window
National Transportation Safety Board meeting, to determine the probable
cause of the April 2018 engine failure and depressurization accident
aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1380, leading to one passenger suffering
fatal injuries - when they were partially sucked out of the window - and
eight more suffering minor injuries.
Giant panda Bei Bei leaves Smithsonian for China
As part of the Zoo's cooperative breeding agreement with the China
Wildlife Conservation Association, which stipulates that all cubs born at
the Zoo move to China when they are four years old.
November 20, 2019
House Intelligence Committee holds latest hearing as part of
President Trump impeachment inquiry
Testimony from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Ambassador.
Gordon Sondland. Later the committee hears testimony from Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Laura
Cooper and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale.
2020 Democratic presidential candidate debate
2020 Democratic presidential candidate debate, the fifth of the
2020 election cycle, co-hosted by MSNBC, The Washington Post and the
Democratic National Committee. Qualified candidates are 2020 Dem
presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens.
Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and
Cory Booker, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg,
businessman Andrew Yang, and NextGen America founder Tom Steyer.
Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes published
Scheduled execution of Rodney Reed in Texas (8:00PM ET)
For the 1996 rape and murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, TX.
Celebrities including Rihanna, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, and
Kim Kardashian West have signed a petition calling for a stop to the
execution due to DNA evidence. An application for clemency has been
Bill and Hillary Clinton host Domestic Policy Conference
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton host Domestic Policy Conference on 'Economic Inclusion and
Growth: The Way Forward', to emphasize 'the need for a collective
effort to drive action and help financial growth partners scale
impact; address the income gap and racial wealth disparities; and
better support underserved communities, small businesses, and
Vice President Pence visits Fincantieri Marinette Marine
2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden
campaigns in Georgia, with a stop in Atlanta.
November 21, 2019
House Intelligence Committee holds latest hearing as part of
President Trump impeachment inquiry
Testimony from former President's Special Assistant Fiona Hill.
Deadline for new funding deal to avert federal Government
Funding for parts of the federal government set to expire, unless
extended, following passage of 'H.R.4378 - Continuing Appropriations
Act, 2020' in September.
Elizabeth Warren on campaign trail in Georgia.
Joe Biden on campaign trail in South Carolina.
Barack Obama attends DNC fundraiser in California.
Court hearing for man charged with causing 28-vehicle crash in
Colorado (4:00PM ET)
Arraignment of truck driver Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, accused
of causing a 28-vehicle crash in April when his semi-truck slammed
into stopped traffic on Interstate 70 near Denver.
November 22, 2019
Twitter bans all political advertising
Congress breaks for Thanksgiving recess
U.S. Supreme Court meets in private conference to discuss cases and
vote on petitions for review
Kamala Harris on campaign trail in Iowa.
Cory Booker on campaign trail in New Hampshire.
Joe Biden on campaign trail in Iowa.
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Rocks National Lakeshore at Little Beaver Lake Campground, Twelve Mile
Campground, or Hurricane River Campground? These campgrounds now
require reservations, after years of a "first come, first served" policy.
Since visitation has nearly doubled in the last few years during the summer months
reservations can now be made at