LOCAL NEWS for FRI 21SEP18
Grant Township man facing life in prison was denied parole. 56 year
old Jerry Michael McCauley was charged with one count of homicide open
murder. According to the Iosco County News Herald, McCauley is accused of
stabbing his wife, Gina Marie McCauley, to death at their home on Pioneer
Street in Grant Township. McCauley was arraigned and remains lodged in the
Iosco County Jail after his bond was denied. He will next appear in court
on Tuesday, October 2nd for a preliminary exam. McCauley also faces a
pending domestic violence charge relating to an incident in July involving
his wife and son. Sentencing date is scheduled for this Tuesday, September
County EMS recently broke ground on property it purchased. The
Authority purchased the property for a new station closer to the area it
services. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, EMS Director Trista
Smith-Spencer said its a better location because its closer to downtown
Rose City and South Branch. Smith-Spencer said that unlike the current
facility, the Authority will own the property on M-33 instead of renting
it. The new facility is estimated to cost approximately $300,000 dollars
and will replicate much of the West Branch Station including sleeping
quarters and kitchen facilities. The new station is estimated to be
completed sometime in January.
election recount was recently held in Oscoda County. The recount was
asked for by Oscoda County Commissioner Larry Wilson. According t the
Oscoda County Herald, the recount from the August Primary resulted in no
change, and Chuck Varner is still set to take his spot on the Board of
Commissioners. County Clerk Jeri Winton said both candidates were present
for the recount, and there was no bad blood during or after. Overall the
recount cost the county slightly less than $500 dollars. The recount was
done in the community center and it did not cost the county anything to
use the facility.
LOCAL NEWS for THU 20SEP18
Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on
management plans to guide the future of North Higgins and South Higgins
Lake State Parks. North Higgins is located in Crawford County south of
Grayling and South Higgins is located in northern Roscommon County. The
DNR will host a public meeting Monday night from 6-8pm at the Ralph A.
McMullen Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive in Roscommon. At the
meeting a draft plan for each park will be presented by the staff followed
by a chance for the public to provide comments and talk to DNR Staff. For
more information visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash DNR.
Ogemaw County Sheriff's Department is investigating alleged threats made
to certain Ogemaw Heights High School Students. The threats were
allegedly made to some students over the weekend. According to the Ogemaw
County Herald, officials stated that several students allegedly received
threatening messages via social media over the weekend. Ogemaw County
Sheriff Deputy and School Resource Officer, Mike O'Dell, said the alleged
threats were made over Instagram and at no time were any of the students
at the high school in any danger. O'Dell is working with the Michigan
State Police to investigate the validity of the threats. Ogemaw Heights
Officials are asking that if anyone has information related to this
incident to contact the school at 343-2000.
school districts in Oscoda County reviewed their recent M-Step Scores.
Staff and administrators at Mio AuSable
and Fairview Area Schools received their M-Step scores from the state.
According to the Oscoda County Herald, Fairview students outperformed
statewide averages in eleven of the seventeen test levels. Superintendent
John Sattler said the district uses the results to group students in like
groups for more focused education. Mio AuSable students outperformed the
state averages in seven of seventeen categories. Superintendent Paul Ciske
said the district will use the information to pinpoint where students are
performing well and also target the areas of weakness. The Michigan
Department of Education released the M-Step scores in August for school
districts across the state.
LOCAL NEWS for TUE 18SEP18
truck-bicycle accident occurred in Standish last week. According to the
Arenac County Independent, Friday morning, a woman was struck by a truck
while on her bicycle at the intersection of Cedar and Huron Streets. The
truck was traveling northbound at the intersection when the woman
allegedly failed to obey the crosswalk signal and pulled in front of the
truck. Arenac County Undersheriff Don McIntyre said the woman was treated
for non-life threatening injuries.
Iosco County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of a corrections
officer. The board voted to hire a replacement corrections
officer for the Iosco County Jail. According to the Iosco County News
Herald, Sheriff's Office Captain, Scott Frank, reported to the board on
the resignation of corrections officer Todd Sowards. Sowards left to take
a job with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Houston, Texas. Frank said
that he was requesting board approval to hire part-time employee, John
Adams, to fill the full time vacancy. Adams has been with the county for
nearly a year and is a graduate of the Correctional Academy. The motion to
hire Adams as a full time employee was unanimously approved by the Iosco
County Board of Commissioners.
schools and other groups looking to boost green spaces are encouraged to
apply for an Urban and Community Forest Grant. Up to $100,000 dollars is
available for projects statewide through the DNR administered program.
Applicants can request grants up to $20,000 dollars and all grants require
a one to one match of funds. Grant applications must be postmarked by
tomorrow, Friday, September 21st and projects that receive grant funding
must be completed by September 1st of next year. The grants are
funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Provate Forestry
Program. Grant applications are available at Michigan Dot Gov Slash UCF.
LOCAL NEWS for MON 17SEP18
former Ogemaw Heights High School Teacher was recently named an
intermediate school superintendent. Shawn Petri was named the new
superintendent for the Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw and Roscommon Intermediate
School District. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Petri most
recently served as the assistant superintendent and director of career and
technical education at the Tuscola Intermediate School District. Before
that, Petri was the manufacturing instructor at Ogemaw Heights High School
for fifteen years. Petri was one of two finalists being considered by the
COOR ISD to replace retiring superintendent Greg Bush.
Alcona County Sheriff's Department and the Alcona Community School
District have reached an agreement to put a School Resource Officer back
inside the school system. Sheriff Atchison said the position is part time
and less coverage than provided last year. Recognition by both parties of
the importance of a Law Enforcement Officer in the schools was the driving
force behind the return.
West Branch Michigan State Police Post has four new officers.
The four officers are recent graduates of the 134th Trooper Recruit
School. According to the Arenac County Independent, the new recruits are
Timothy Atkinson of Lachine, Christina Hersch of Chesaning, Christopher
Kustra of Rhodes and Ross McAvoy of Fenton. The recruits spent 26 weeks of
six day a week training to prepare them for the experience they will gain
as troopers. West Branch State Police Post First Lieutenant, Chris Luty,
said for the next five months the recruits will now perform their duties
while riding alongside field training officers.
LOCAL NEWS for FRI 14SEP18
saw historically high positive West Nile Virus numbers in all species last
year with ruffed grouse being one species that saw a significant rise in
positives. For the 2018 fall hunting season, ruffed grouse samples will be
collected from four areas of the state beginning tomorrow and running
through October 15th. Samples will be collected in Alpena,
Montmorency, Presque Isle, Ogemaw and Roscommon counties. Upland Game Bird
Biologist, Al Stweart, said monitoring birds for West Nile Virus in that
region will result in a better understanding of this disease in ruffed
grouse. For more information visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash DNR.
rates for residents of White's Beach were recently released. The rates are
from the newly formed deal between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and
Standish Township. According to the Arenac County Independent, the
township will pay the tribe $10.81 per thousand gallons of water and
$11.05 per thousand gallons of wastewater treated each month. Both rates
increase by one dollar for every 100,000 gallons used after 600,000
gallons. Township Supervisor Bob North said the lack of water and sewage
at White's Beach had been an issue since the 1980's. North said he is
unable to say when the changes will take place but residents are happy to
be getting clean water.
Iosco County Board of Commissioners recently approved a grant application.
The grant provides funding to create a patrol officer position.
According to the Iosco County News Herald, the grant is through the
Michigan State Police Office of Highway Safety Planning. Undersheriff
Ralph Boudreau told the board that the officer would patrol secondary
roads in Iosco County. Boudreau said the grant would pay for one patrol
officer beginning in October of this year and running through September of
next year. The board of commissioners approved the grant application
Representative Sue Allor will hold office hours on Monday. Allor will be
at Chi-Chi’s Restaurant in Rogers City from 1:30-2:30pm and in the Donald
Newport Center, Room 106, at Alpena Community College in Alpena from
4:30-5:30pm. Allor, of Wolverine, said the input she receives during these
meetings helps her better represent our community at the Capitol. No
appointments are necessary. For more information contact Allor’s office at
LOCAL NEWS for THU 13SEP18
contract dispute has slowed work on the U.S. 23 Project north of East
Tawas. The dispute is between
Operating Engineers Local 324 and The Michigan Infrastructure and
Transportation Association. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the
project is continuing but only on work that the contractor can do without
Local 324's involvement. Scheduled construction on the project, which was
slated to be finished by October 15th, has not been done since before the
Labor Day Weekend and only limited work will continue. Iosco County Road
Commission Director Bruce Bolen said there are concerns the U.S. 23
Project will not be completed before winter. Bolen said his concerns are
for snow removal operations and damage to concrete from plow trucks.
Michigan Works Association honored the Iosco Regional Educational Service
Agency Tuesday for its commitment to jobs and education. Named the
Michigan Works Association Advocate of the Year, IRESA has put the needs
of local workers and families first by establishing innovative
partnerships and services in support of ongoing learning and skills
development. Luann Dunsford, CEO of the Michigan Works Association said
through IRESA’s partnership, local Michigan Works team members have been
able to reach individuals they may not have been able to before. IRESA
officials received their award at the Michigan Works annual conference on
Tuesday in Grand Rapids.
County Officials approved a request by Michigan Sugar Company.
The Huron County Planning Commission
approved Michigan Sugar's request to replace three large storage bins.
According to the Huron Daily Tribune, two of them were already installed
at the company's Sebawaing location. Project engineer, Rod Brocke, said
the previous project engineer failed to get permits for replacement of the
rusty metal bins that hold beet pulp and pellets. Planners approved the
site plan unanimously and county building and zoning director Jeff smith
said no setbacks or infrastructure changes were necessary for the project.
bear hunting season starts Friday in select areas of the Northern Lower
Peninsula and Sunday for remaining areas. Bear seasons have staggered
openers with various locations and hunting periods. For each of the
hunting seasons 7,140 bear licenses were available. The Northern Lower
Peninsula currently has an estimated three thousand bears and several
scientific indicators, as well as public input, are used to determine
harvest recommendations. Fore more information visit Michigan Dot Gov
LOCAL NEWS for WED 12SEP18
The AuGres Sims School District recently unveiled their new greenhouse.
Community members, students and project partners gathered at the high
school for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the
school's greenhouse project. According to the Arenac County Independent,
the project was the culmination of hard work not only from the school
district but also its partners. The district partnered with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Huron Pines, Michigan State University Extension and
the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network. The greenhouse will provide
a space for students to grow and observe Pitcher's Thistle, a threatened
species of plant that grows on Charity Island.
Construction has been delayed on the new Oscoda County Government
Building. The new construction has not begun because bids from
subcontractors were too high. According to the Oscoda County Herald, the
bids received by Wolgast were higher than the amount allowed by the
insurance company. County Commissioner Jack Kischnick said Wolgast is
asking for an adjustment. Kischnick said he is not sure when the county
will know if Wolgast received the adjustment, but it will need to happen
before construction can start on the new Government Building.
STATE NEWS for FRI 21SEP18
of people in northern Michigan are dealing with power outages this morning
because of high winds. Several utilities are working to restore power in
Grand Traverse , Leelanau, Antrim, Charlevoix, and Cheboygan Counties.
There's a high wind warning at the Mackinac Bridge this morning. Examples
of vehicles vulnerable to high winds are pickup trucks with campers, motor
homes, vehicles pulling trailers and enclosed semi-truck trailers.
Motorists are instructed to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20 miles
per hour, turn on their four way flashers, and utilize the outside lane.
explosion demolishes a metro Detroit home in Harper Woods this morning.
Emergency crews are on the scene. Neighbors reported hearing a large
explosion and feeling their houses shake around 10:30 this morning. A view
of the house shows it is totally demolished with debris up in trees. We
are hearing reports of at least two people hurt, but that has not been
confirmed by authorities. Some homes in the area have been evacuated as a
precaution. DTE Energy has crews on the scene.
State Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined his counterparts
from 10 other states in asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to
tighten the manufacture of opioids. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick
Morrisey's office says the DEA's preliminary quotas for 2019 are still
excessive, even with a 10 percent reduction. West Virginia by far leads
the nation in the rate of fatal drug overdoses. More than 26-hundred
people died last year of an overdose in Michigan, more than the number of
traffic and gun deaths combined.
Staff members at a downtown Grand Rapids restaurant will receive
more training after employees turned away a Grand Rapids Police officer
because he was armed. WOOD TV reports management of Stella's Lounge say
the workers made a mistake Thursday because they were confused about the
restaurant's policy that prohibits guns. The restaurant says the detective
, who was not in uniform, but was wearing his badge, should not have been
denied service and it has apologized.
an auction Saturday for a a Monroe County house that dates back before the
Civil War. The four-room house in Monroe Township was built in 1850 and
was once was the home of Edwin Willits, a former Congressman and newspaper
editor. Auctioneer Paul Lechner says the house is in good shape and comes
complete with with the tools and hides left over from a taxidermy
business. But there's a big hitch. The home must be moved. The auction
gets underway at 9am Saturday at the home in the Leedys Garden
STATE NEWS for THU 20SEP18
northern Michigan, a teenage girl has been arrested after making a threat
towards the Onaway Area Community Schools this week. That caused the
schools to shelter in place on Tuesday. School Resource Officer Deputy
David Schmoldt tells 9 and 10 News the F-B-I found the threat online.
Police searched bags and lockers , but did not find any weapons. He says
the student showed up at school to enroll and told police that what she
posted was a joke. Schmoldt says if you're messing on your Snapchat...what
you may think is funny, but if Snapchat think it's bad enough to turn it
over to the FBI, then it's not a joke.
An Oakland County teenager could avoid further jail time in today's
sentencing for making a false terror threat against his high school.
Sentencing is this afternoon for 18- year-old Ryan DeBruyne, who pleaded
guilty to sending a Snapchat message back in February to a classmate,
asking if he wanted to recreate the Parkland Florida massacre at South
Lyon High School. The judge in the case agreed with DeBruyne should be
sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Training Act. That would allow
DeBruyne to avoid a criminal record if he completes the conditions.
breakaway group of state Republicans are trying to sway the race for
governor. The Republicans and Independents for Gretchen Whitmer features
some eye-opening members, including Bill Milliken Junior, son for former
governor William Milliken...former heath director under the Snyder
Administration Jim Haveman...former GOP state senator Joe Schwartz...and
former transition official with the Bill Schuette office, Richard McLellan.
The Anybody But Schuette group has been in the works the past four months.
State officials say that they hope there will be an end to the road
workers' lockout by the end of the week. Spokesperson Ari Adler says both
sides have been meeting with officials in the Governor's office and talks
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest this weekend. Organizer Mark Janson says there's
German food, beer, and music today through Sunday. One of the highlights
is on Saturday at noon where they have weiner dog races....with about 100
dogs . The winner gets a trophy and other prizes. Oktoberfest is held in
Heritage Park. Tickets are ten dollars for those 18 and over, but it's
free on Sunday.
STATE NEWS for WED 19SEP18
are two cases of viral Meningitis at two mid-Michigan elementary schools.
One case is in Clio at Edgerton Elementary School and one case is in Caro
at McComb Elementary. Both school districts told parents in statements
that extra precautions were being taken during cleaning of those buildings
last night. Viral meningitis is typically less severe than bacterial
meningitis . Symptoms include" fever, severe headache, a stiff neck, light
sensitivity, and vomiting.
A body was found in the Huron River near Frog Island Park in
Ypsilanti Tuesday. Two fishermen reportedly found the body of a man,
believed to be in his 40's or 50's. An investigation is underway.
A Grosse Pointe Shores Councilman being called to step down for a
social media post that made fun of sexual assault. Councilman Matt Seely
posted a meme on Facebook that critics say is an attack on survivors. The
meme shows one woman consoling another while saying “I’m so sorry that bad
man touched you inappropriately. Let’s wait 30 or 40 years…until he runs
for office…against a democrat!” The group Progress Michigan claims Seely
has a habit of posting memes that objectify women and joke about sexual
assault allegations. While the post has since been removed, there's no
indication that he will resign.
A deal for the U-P Health System to buy Dickinson County Health Care
System has fallen apart. They reportedly were not able to reach an
agreement on the terms of the deal. Dickinson says it will explore all
options for the hospital's future, including possibly other arrangements
news for Michigan parks and outdoor recreation. The Department of Interior
has announced two-point-five million dollars is coming to Michigan, part
of 100 million being doled out from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
STATE NEWS for TUE 18SEP18
ambulance and a semi have crashed in southwest Michigan this morning in
Paw Paw Township. At least one person was injured in the crash at M-51 and
County Road 358 and taken to the hospital. M-51 is closed in both
can have pizza and groceries delivered to your door...why not medical
marijuana? Home delivery of cannabis for medical marijuana card holders
will be an option once permanent rules are approved later this year by the
state. Regulators would have to approve each dispensary's plans, including
proof their employees meet state requirements. Officials say they decided
home delivery would benefit medical marijuana patients and could be done
A disturbing study in mid Michigan finds that up to 15-thousand
septic systems in five counties are probably failing. That could mean more
than one billion gallons of sewage and pollutants flowing into the ground
and waterways every year. The Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network
studied septic systems in Bay, Arenac, Huron, Iosco, and Tuscola counties.
They say many of the homes with issues are in homes meant as vacation
homes, but are now used year round and that's overloading the older
A northern Michigan school district is collecting donations to help
those hit by Hurricane Florence. Pellston High School and Middle School
are collecting canned goods, water , toiletries and other items that will
be donated to Habitat for Humanity for hurricane relief. Senior Tiffanie
Fochtman came up with the idea after seeing the effects of the hurricane
on residents in the south.
At last night's Emmy Awards, Michigan's Jeff Daniels won best
Supporting Actor in a Limited series for his role in the Netflix western
"Godless"-- Daniels was also nominated for his role in the Hulu series
"The Looming Tower," depicting the rivalry between the CIA and FBI leading
up to 9/11. University of Michigan alum Darren Criss crowned the winner
for best actor in a limited series for his role in "The Assassination of
Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."
STATE NEWS for MON 17SEP18
been three months since devastating flooding in the western Upper
Peninsula and a community forum will be held tonight at Houghton High
School. W-L-U-C reports it's organized by Leslie Griffith, the outpatient
program director at Copper County Mental Health in Houghton, who says
flood victims are susceptible to mental health challenges as a result of
the tragedy. The forum will help people share ways they call all rebuild
Visitation and funeral arrangements now set for Danyna (Dan-YON'-uh)
Gibson, the Warren Fitzgerald High School student stabbed to death last
week by a classmate. Visitation will be tomorrow (Tues) from 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. at Hutchison Funeral Home in Detroit. The funeral is Wednesday at New
St. Paul Missionary Church in Warren. Tanaya (tuh-NAY-yah) Lewis was
arraigned Friday on a first-degree murder for stabbing Gibson in the chest
with a steak knife.
Grand Rapids Police say the shooting of an aggressive dog was
justified after they tried to trap what they call an aggressive dog. The
six-year-old pit bull was shot twice after reportedly chasing people in
the area Friday morning. Police say they tried to catch the dog, but say
it charged at a neighbor leaving his house and then charged at an officer,
who shot the dog. The dog survived and is expected to undergo surgery
today. Some question the shooting.
A shootout....that's how one witness describes shooting in front of
her Muskegon Heights home Sunday afternoon. WOOD TV reports three people
were firing shots after an argument and one appeared to have been shot in
the leg. He was taken to the hospital after trying to flee the scene. No
word on a motive or possible suspects. Calhoun County Sheriff's deputies
say speed and alcohol do appear to be factors in the death of a woman in a
motorcycle crash in Springfield Saturday night. Deputies reportedly think
the 54-year-old woman from Battle Creek did not manage to negotiate the
curve and drove off the road and hit a sign. She was not wearing a helmet.
In Grand Traverse County, a man accused of trying to lure a teenage
girl for sex is due in court today. Philip Loew allegedly was chatting
online with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl and state police
arrested him in Traverse City where he planned to meet the girl. He was
reportedly asking for photos as well.
dogs take over Comerica Park one last time this season during tonight's
game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins. Fans who bought
the Bark at the Park ticket package earlier will treat their best friend
to special treats at the Rooftop Deck and party decks One and Two. Those
area will also feature special doggie restrooms and cooling stations. The
ticket package has sold out, with a portion of the proceeds helping the
Michigan Humane Society. Tonight's game also includes a drive at each of
the gates to collect unopened dog food and toys for pets.
STATE NEWS for FRI 14SEP18
Oakland County Health Division -- urging vaccination after a confirmed
case of Hepatitis A at the Renaissance Festival. They say an attendee was
sick while at the event on September 1st. ANYONE who was there on the 1st
or 2nd is STRONGLY urged to get a vaccine by this Saturday... if they have
not already been vaccinated. Symptoms of Hepatitis A include sudden
abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, headache, dark urine or vomiting.
at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City are asking for community support
over a union contract with the hospital. 9 and 10 News reports nurses
filed an unfair labor practice charges against the hospital , claiming
they are not bargaining in good faith. The hospital says they believe they
are on track with negotiations.
Shepherd Police say they have arrested a man in mid-Michigan who was
trying to hide methamphetamine and marijuana from police. The owner of the
vehicle reportedly gave consent for a search of the vehicle and police say
that's when the drugs were found. Jared Wright , of Alma, was charged with
drug possession with intent to sell.
There are now more recreation opportunities in Clare where ten
soccer fields are ready at the Emerald Isle Recreation Park. The rest of
the park will be complete in 2021 with a butterfly garden, a playground, a
trail and concessions. A skate park will open in a few weeks. A ten year
millage will pay for some of the three million dollar cost of the complex.
tours are available this fall at three northern Michigan sites where crews
collect Great Lakes salmon as the big fish migrate up rivers. The tours
are offered at weirs on the Boardman River in Traverse City, the Little
Manistee River in Manistee County and the Upper Platte River in Benzie
County. Weirs are structures that block upstream fish passage. Staffers
with the state Department of Natural Resources gather chinook and coho
salmon at the weirs. They used fertilized eggs from the captured fish to
produce more salmon.
More than 22 million pounds of plastic pollution ends up in the
Great Lakes every year. That's why the Alliance for the Great Lakes is
having people adopt a beach and clean it up this Saturday all throughout
the Great Lakes. Kristine Moffett, the founder of Michigan Green Schools,
will be cleaning up at Sterling State Park in Monroe County. Moffett says
the fish are eating tiny pieces of plastic and it's not good for our
drinking water either.
SEPTEMBER 21st, 2018
20th Anniversary of Bill Clinton's Grand Jury
Testimony Being Televised
The former president was questioned about the nature of his relationship
with Monica Lewinsky and whether he had lied under oath. He denied having
lied, claiming to have a different definition of certain words than the
jury did, stating that 'It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is'
Early Voting Begins In Minnesota for the Midterm Elections
Arraignment of Eric Stagno, charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and
disorderly conduct after allegedly taking his clothes off and exercising
at a Planet Fitness in Plaistow, NH.
Documentary about Comedian Gilda Radner Released In Select
'Love, Gilda', documentary directed by Lisa Dapolito released in select
The Prince Estate release 'Piano & A Microphone 1983'. The nine-track,
35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette
recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983.
75th Birthday of Jerry Bruckheimer, American Film and TV
SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2018
Values Voter Summit Day Two
Annual meeting of social conservative activists in the U.S., hosted by the
Family Research Council. Day two speakers include Vice President Mike
Pence, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam
Brownback, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, former Deputy Assistant to
President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, former Secretary of Education
Bill Bennett, American Values President Gary Bauer and Oklahoma Wesleyan
University President Dr. Everett Piper.
Annual music and food festival from the organization dedicated to keeping
farmers on their land and strengthening family farm agriculture comes to
Connecticut for the first time. Performers include Farm Aid board members
Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, plus Tim
Reynolds, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price,
Jamey Johnson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson &
Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid and Ian Mellencamp. The first Farm
Aid concert was staged in Illinois on September 22nd, 1985, in
an effort to raise money for family farmers in danger of losing their
farms due to drought, declining property values and rising interest rates.
Paul Simon Concludes Farewell Tour in Hometown of Queens, New
Paul Simon plays the final date of his 'Homeward Bound: The Farewell
Tour', dubbed 'Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance', at Flushing
Meadows Corona Park in the New York borough of Queens, where he spent his
formative years, marking the first major concert event at the park in
SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2018
President Donald Trump Begins Visits to New York
for United Nations General Assembly
The first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
NASA and ESA Astronauts Perform Spacewalk
Spacewalk on the International Space Station, featuring Expedition 55/56
Station Commander Drew Feustel (NASA) and Expedition 56/57 Flight Engineer
Alexander Gerst (European Space Agency), to complete upgrades to two
station power channels by installing the adapter plates for new batteries.
33rd Annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City
75th Birthday of Singer Julio Iglesias
SEPTEMBER 24th, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with Brett
Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford Invited to Testify (10am ET)
Nominations hearing considering Brett Kavanaugh to be U.S. Supreme Court
Associate Justice continues, following the allegation made by psychology
professor Christine Blasey Ford that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted
her during their time at high school, which he has denied. Both Judge
Kanavaugh and Ford have been invited to speak, although Ford has asked for
an FBI investigation into the incident before she testifies. Ford has been
given until September 21st to decide if she will testify.
President Donald Trump Continues Visit to New York for the
United Nations General Assembly
Bill Cosby Sentenced for Sexual Assault
Comedian Bill Cosby sentenced following his conviction in April on three
counts of aggravated indecent assault in relation to allegations that he
drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea
Constand in 2004.
Court Hearing for Congressman and Wife Indicted on Corruption
Status hearing for Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter and wife Margaret,
indicted on multiple counts including prohibited use of campaign
contributions, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit offenses.
House of Representatives Returns from Recess
Apple's New Mac Operating System, macOS Mojave, Becomes
Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business revealed
Fortune Magazine reveals its annual ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Women
in American Business.
Forbes Publishes List of Highest-Earning Radio Stars
Last year's list was topped by Howard Stern with earnings of $90 million,
followed by Rush Limbaugh at $84 million and Ryan Seacrest at $58 million.
Season 27 of 'Dancing with the Stars' Begins on ABC
50th Anniversary of '60 Minutes'
50th anniversary of the CBS News program '60 Minutes' debuting on the
25th Anniversary of 'Boy Meets World'
25th anniversary of the sitcom 'Boy Meets World' premiering on ABC,
starring Ben Savage, Will Friedle, Rider Strong and Danielle Fishel.
SEPTEMBER 25th, 2018
President Donald Trump Continues Visit to New
York for the United Nations General Assembly
73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, General Debate Begins
Tuesday is the first day of the high-level General Debate and is scheduled
to last for nine working days.
National Security Advisor Speaks at United Against Nuclear
United Against Nuclear Iran Summit, discussing the impact of a nuclear
Iran on global security, with National Security Advisor John Bolton as
Actor Will Smith Expected to Bungee Jump from Helicopter over
Grand Canyon to mark 50th Birthday
Officially titled 'Will Smith: The Jump', the stunt is broadcast live on
YouTube via the actor's personal channel, with all proceeds donated to
SEPTEMBER 26th, 2018
President Donald Trump Concludes visit to New
York for the United Nations General Assembly
U.S. Interest Rate Decision, Followed By Fed Chairman Powell
Press Briefing (2:30pm ET)
Federal Open Market Committee decision on interest rates following two-day
meeting. Followed by quarterly press briefing with Federal Reserve Chair
Court Hearing for Florida School Shooting Suspect
Status hearing for 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
February 14th. A trial date is expected to be set.
Court Hearing for Suspected Driver in Times Square Car Crash
Court hearing for Richard Rojas, charged with one count of second-degree
murder and 20 counts of attempted murder-second degree after allegedly
driving his car into pedestrians in New York's Times Square in May of
Amazon, Google, Twitter and Apple Officials Testify To Senate
Commerce Committee on Consumer Data Privacy
Hearing on 'Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy', with
testimony from Amazon.com Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Andrew DeVore; Google Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright; Twitter Global
Data Protection Officer and Associate Legal Director Damian Kieran; Apple
Vice President for Software Technology Bud Tribble; AT&T Senior Vice
President for Global Public Policy Len Cali; and Charter Communications
Senior Vice President for Policy & External Affairs Rachel Welch.
Spacewalk Scheduled Following ISS Arrival of Japanese Rocket
Spacewalk scheduled following the arrival at the International Space
Station earlier this month of the H-IIB rocket.
Forbes Publishes List of World's Highest-Paid TV Actresses
Last year's list was led by Sofia Vergara for the sixth
30th Anniversary of Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses'
The novel is best remembered for the controversy it caused among Muslims,
who accused it of blasphemy, leading Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.
50th Anniversary of the London Premiere of Film Version of the
The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning six including Best
Picture and Best Director.
70th Birthday of Australian Actress and Singer Olivia
SEPTEMBER 27th, 2018
Google Celebrates Its 20th Birthday
The company traditionally marks its birthday on the Google homepage on
this date, September 27th.
Court Hearing for Former MSU Gymnastics Coach on Charges
Related To Nassar Case
Preliminary examination hearing in the case against former Michigan State
University Coach Kathie Klages, charged with one felony and one
misdemeanor count of lying to a peace officer, as part of the
investigation into former MSU physician and USA Gymnastics national team
doctor Larry Nassar's abuse at the school.
SEPTEMBER 28th, 2018
Mexico's First Reality Series Becomes Available
'Made In Mexico', the first Mexican original reality series becomes
available on Netflix, following the lives of nine wealthy socialites.
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