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LOCAL NEWS for FRI 18JAN19

There was an early morning fire Thursday at the residence at 3174 Alabaster Road in Sherman Township. At approximately 7am, the Tawas City Fire Department was dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire. The building, a garage with living quarters upstairs, is owned by Kevin Ornatowski. The family was not in the building during the fire but live nearby. It took nearly 15,000 gallons of water to extinguish the 20 by 30 foot structure. A person driving by noticed the structure on fire and called 911. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Michigan State Police Fire Investigator. Preliminary investigation shows that a possible faulty furnace may have been the cause. There were no injuries and the owner is insured. Assisting the Tawas City Fire Department were the East Tawas Fire Department, Iosco County EMS, Michigan State Police and Iosco 911 Dispatch. An electrical fire had happened previously at the home on April 6th of 2017.

The Tawas City Council made a decision on marijuana establishments within the city limits.  In a unanimous vote, the Tawas City Council opted out of allowing marijuana establishments within city limits. According to the Iosco County News Herald, City Manager Annge Horning told council members that she and Tawas City Clerk Michelle Westcott participated in a webinar last month regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana. Horning said based on the information received and many unanswered questions, they recommended that the council pass an ordinance to opt out of allowing marijuana establishments in the city limits. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm, at Tawas City Hall

The Oscoda County Sheriff's Department has a new sergeant.  David Hughes was promoted to sergeant earlier this month. According to the Oscoda County Herald, Hughes has worked for the department since August 2009 and has also served with the Strike Team Investigative Narcotics Group. Sheriff Kevin Grace said Hughes was a solid choice for the position because he is someone that his deputies, and the community at large, can look up to. Hughes, born and raised in Ogemaw County, said he would like to follow in his predecessor, Chuck Varner's, footsteps by always being approachable to residents. Grace said Hughes' main responsibility will be to supervise the night shift.

State Representative Sue Allor has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. Allor, of Wolverine, will chair the House subcommittee charged with setting the budgets of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Department of Environmental Quality. Additionally, Allor will serve as a member on the subcommittee for School Aid and Department of Education, General Government and Health and Human Services. Allor said she is looking forward to protecting our natural resources and fighting environmental contamination and is honored to have the opportunity to be a strong voice for Northern Michigan in the state’s budget process.

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The Oscoda Boys Basketball team traveled to Whittemore Prescott  and won 54-42.   Leading the way for the Owls were Brayden Mallak with 23, Chance Kruse 10, Colin Lueck 7, Owen Franklin and Jacob Post with 6 each.  The Owls improve to 11-0 on the season and 6-0 in the conference.

Beaverton 51  Harrison 35
St. Ignace 59  Cheboygan 44
Clare 65  Roscommon 47
Sanford Meridian Early College 67  Gladwin 29
Hale 62  Mio AuSable 60
Rogers City 48  Alcona 40
Mayville 50  Kinde North Huron 45
Carsonville Port Sanilac 30  Peck 29
Posen 68  Hillman 51

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Bay City Central 68  Ogemaw Heights 49
Harbor Beach 56  Capac 16
Onaway 48  Johannesburg Lewiston 33
Unionville Sebewaing 52  Vassar 28 
Elkton Pigeon Bayport Laker 41  Bad Axe 38  

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LOCAL NEWS for THU 17JAN19

The Oscoda Township Police Department hired a new officer and promoted several other officers.  Approval of the promotions and hiring were granted unanimously during the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees meeting. According to the Oscoda Press, Patrol Sergeant Erik McNichol was promoted to Detective Sergeant; Officer Kevin Kubik was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and Officer Gerald Soboleski was promoted to Community Service Code Compliance Officer. The board of trustees also approved the conditional offer of employment to Sheila Palmer as an officer, pending successful completion of an employment screening. Funding for the new hire and promotions comes from the Oscoda Township Police Department millage passed in August of 2018. 

A police investigation has been unable to verify claims a northern Michigan teacher made in an email to colleagues confessing to sexual abuse of more than a dozen younger males before he killed himself. According to M-Live, Kevin Schutte, 24, sent the email to several of his colleagues within the Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools on January 6th. In it, he listed 15 boys he claimed to have assaulted over the years, over which he expressed remorse and stated his suicidal intent. Arenac County Undersheriff  Don McIntyre said investigators interviewed a good number of the people Schutte listed, but none said Schutte had improper contact with them. None of those named in the email were students of Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools.

The Village of Unionville will hold a public hearing dealing with marijuana on Monday.  Unionville Council Members will hold the public hearing in regards to prohibiting marijuana businesses within village limits. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, Village clerk Jessica VanHove said the village's attorney has supplied the council with sample ordinances to opt out of commercial applications for recreational marijuana. VanHove added that the village has not been approached about a possible recreational marijuana facility. The meeting will be held Monday night at 7pm at which time Unionville residents can give their input on recreational marijuana facilities within the village.

State Senator Jim Stamas is reminding residents of the 36th Senate District that his new office is open and ready to meet their needs or hear their feedback. Stamas said his top priority remains to provide residents with the best service possible. As part of that effort, he and his staff will continue holding regular meetings in the district to hear directly from constituents about issues. Due to his new role as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, his office has moved into the Michigan Capitol Building. His contact information remains the same. Residents can contact Stamas’s Lansing office toll free at 1-855-347-8036 or visit SenatorJimStamas.Com. The 36th district includes Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego and Presque Isle Counties.

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LOCAL NEWS for WED 16JAN19

A Mio man was recently arraigned in 81st District Court.  18 year old Jonathon Zelmanski was arraigned on one felony count of attempted breaking and entering. According to the Oscoda County Herald, on October 16th, Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to the Mug & Jug on M-33 due to an active alarm. Trooper Dwayne Meyer noticed the front glass door was shattered and later a man was seen running from behind the business toward a wooded area. Meyer was later advised a witness had a conversation with Zelmanski, who admitted to throwing a rock through the glass door. Zelmanski later admitted to throwing the rock in hopes of obtaining cigarettes from inside the building.

Another person has been arrested in connection to a felonious assault in Alcona County. According to Up North Live, on December 30th, David Martinez, 34, of Oscoda, was arrested after investigators said he knocked on a woman's door and pointed a gun at her in Black River. Martinez was charged with felonious assault and bonded out of the Alcona County jail. Michigan State Police said additional evidence had been found against Martinez and his girlfriend 27 year old Tiffany Keys. Investigators presented the new evidence to the Alcona County Prosecutor's Office, who then authorized additional felony charges. Along with his felonious assault charge, Martinez is now charged with assault with intent to murder, conspiracy to commit homicide, attempted home invasion first degree, conspiracy to commit home invasion first degree and felony firearm. Keys is also facing those charges except for the felonious assault charge. The couple was arrested January 9th. Both are being held without bond.

The City of West Branch received funding to train employees. The city received $20,000 dollars from the Michigan Going Pro Talent Fund for specialized training. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the Talent Fund is a system utilized by Michigan Works to help local entities provide more in-depth training for its employees. West Branch received one of the largest disbursements from the fund in Northern Michigan. City Manager Heather Grace said the funding will make the additional training the city is providing much more affordable. The city applied for training that would enable employees of the wastewater treatment facility to apply for higher certification. There were also applications for backhoe training, active shooter instructor training, grant writing training along with other training applications.

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LOCAL NEWS for TUE 15JAN19


A search continues for three masked men who went into a Houghton Lake home in northern Michigan home Monday and at least one of the men shot a 29-year-old man in that home. He died at the hospital. Roscommon County Sheriff Ed Stern calls it a senseless act of violence that claimed the life of a young man. Stern says he believes this was a targeted attack and that the community should just stay alert. Houghton Lake Schools were closed Monday because of the manhunt.


There was a house fire in Ogemaw County last week.  The Mills Township fire department and other nearby departments were called to a house in the Skidway Lake area on Friday. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the home located on Oak Grove Road was severely damaged but was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Upon arriving at the scene of the fully engulfed structure fire, first responders called out for mutual aid support from Ogemaw Fire Department, Moffat and Richland-Logan Fire Departments. Also assisting on scene were the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office, Ogemaw County EMS, Michigan State Police and the Ogemaw County Road Commission. No one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. (photo: Ogemaw County Herald)

A driver was badly injured in a crash in Huron County and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and possible hypothermia. According to Up North Live, The crash occurred about 8:15 p.m. on Friday in Huron County’s Lincoln Township. Sheriff Kelly  Hanson reports the driver went to a nearby residence to call for help and a witness reported that he had a bad facial injury. It was also believed that the 54-year-old Kinde man was under the influence of alcohol. Sheriff’s deputies and the Kinde Area Fire Department arrived on scene of the rollover crash, where they found the passenger, a 54-year-old Elkton man, who suffered a broken leg. He was transported to McLaren Thumb Region for treatment and was released. Hanson said a review of the incident will take place sometime this week with charges likely to be sought.

A man has been arrested after crashing his vehicle into a house early Monday morning in Gladwin County. According to Up North Live, it happened on South M-30 in Tobacco Township around 6:50am. Witnesses said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate a curve on M-30 when he ran off the road, hit a mailbox, crashed through a fence and hit a house before coming to a stop against a tree. The driver has been identified as a 50-year-old Gladwin man. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released. The driver was taken to the Gladwin County Jail on charges related to the crash. His name is being withheld pending arraignment. Nobody was in the home at the time of the crash. (photos: Chris Clor)

The Standish Veterans of Foreign Wars has relocated.  The VFW's move is due to financial reasons and dwindling membership. According to the Arenac County Independent, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be sharing a facility with American Legion Post Number 104. All upcoming events will be held as scheduled at the new location and while the groups will be sharing the building, both organizations will still function as they have been. VFW and American Legion member Bill Daniels said that the Legion is facing the same challenge of dwindling membership and sharing the building will cut expenses for both groups, making it easier for them going forward.

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LOCAL NEWS for MON 14JAN19

The Iosco County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole, heard a proposal for a new patrol vehicle.  Iosco County Undersheriff Ralph Boudreau outlined a plan to get help from the county to purchase a new vehicle for the secondary road patrol. According to the Iosco County News Herald, Boudreau said that in recent years the secondary road patrol, which is funded by a state grant, has been getting fewer dollars. He said the funding for the grant is based on traffic citations issued in the state, which have been down over the years. The secondary road patrol primarily patrols secondary roads along with assisting police in other situations. After a brief discussion, commissioners voted to move the matter to the full board for a vote.

The Oscoda County Board of Commissioners recently held their organizational meeting for 2019.  During the meeting and new chairman and vice chairman were selected. According to the Oscoda County Herald, new commissioners Kyle Yoder and Chuck Varner were chosen as chairman and vice chairman respectively. Also at the meeting, commissioners discussed the possibility of holding evening meetings throughout the year. Currently meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning with a workshop at 9am followed by the regular meeting at 10am. After some discussion, commissioners voted unanimously to hold four evening meetings this year, one in each quarter.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is accepting grant applications for the winter grant cycles of its Community Impact and Youth Advisory Council Grants. All non-profit agencies with a 501-C-3 designation in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle County are invited to apply. The maximum grant request for the Community Impact Grant is $5000 dollars. The maximum grant request for Youth Advisory Council Grant is $2,500 dollars. Applications are available at CFNEM.Org and the deadline to apply is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 15th. For more information call 877-354-6881.

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STATE NEWS for FRI 18JAN19


There was an emergency landing at Gaylord Regional Airport Thursday. Otsego County 911 tells 9 and 10 News that a plane had to land without nose gear. The plane landed safely with minor damage to the plane. No one was hurt. The pilot was the only one on board.

A fire on Detroit's west side early this morning claimed the life of an 82 year old man. It's believed the man was on oxygen -- and a smoker. THREE other people made it out of the burning home. The fire is under investigation.

Police in Portage are asking for the public's help after a couple allegedly stole more than 10-thousand dollars worth of gold coins from Scott's Sports Cards and Jewelry this week. Police say the couple asked a store worker to show them several gold and silver coins on Monday afternoon and then diverted the worker's attention and having him package coins police say they did not plan to buy. Police say the woman took American eagle gold coins and the couple left. They were seen getting into a black GMC or Chevy Tahoe .

Four teens have been arrested in a crime spree in west Michigan. WOOD TV reports the four, two 17 and two 18, are suspected of stealing several thousand dollars worth of property from about 100 unlocked garages and cars in Hudsonville and Georgetown Township in Ottawa County. The Sheriff's Office says they took money, phones , tablets, and three guns. They say a resident told a deputy the name of someone they saw in the area , which lead to a break in the case. The thefts had been happening since November.

The Charity Preview will be held tonight at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The show opens to the public on Saturday.

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STATE NEWS for THU 17JAN19

Police investigating a fatal crash along I-94 last night in Metro Detroit. They say a Buick Regal was going eastbound near 9 Mile when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled over -- catching fire, killing the driver. No other vehicles were involved. The freeway was closed for several hours.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is responding after a U.S. born Marine was held in a detention center for three days near Battle Creek. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez (Hilmar Rah-mose-Gomez) was only released after an attorney explained that he was a U.S. citizen. ICE says in a statement that they interviewed him while he was in the custody of Kent County. They say Ramos-Gomez claimed to be a foreign national illegally in the U.S. and based on his statements, ICE lodged a "detainer" with local authorities. He was accused of trespassing and damaging a fire alarm at a western Michigan hospital in November.

A northern Michigan school district has cancelled classes through Friday because of a flu outbreak. Classes will resume Monday at Boyne City Public Schools. The district knew reportedly there was a problem when nearly 45 percent of elementary students were out sick Monday and then middle and high school students were calling in sick by the middle of the week.

Could your windshield wipers one day help prevent flooding? Utilizing a test fleet in the city of Ann Arbor, University of Michigan engineers tracked when wipers were being used and matched it with video from onboard cameras to document rainfall. They found that tracking windshield wiper activity can provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar and rain gauge systems we currently have in place. They say A community armed with that real-time data could move more quickly to prevent flash-flooding or sewage overflows.

If you’re looking for a new job or apprenticeship in automotive and information technology, the state of Michigan has a free opportunity for you. The Future Automotive Career Exposition is being held today from 10am to 7pm at Cobo Center in Detroit. The event puts attendees in touch with leading employers and professionals and allows them to gain valuable advice to improve their future career search.

Students have been welcomed back to Northern Michigan University with its annual "Snowfest". It gave students the opportunity to try out fat-tire bikes, snowshoes, and skis and learn about other outdoor activities at the university. Other student organizations were there as well.

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STATE NEWS for WED 16JAN19


A house fire in northern Michigan early this morning. 9 and 10 News reports the fire occurred at the home of a firefighter just after 12:30 this morning. Three adults and a child were in the home, but made it out okay. The fire was brought under control in an hour and the cause is being investigated.


Three teens in northern Michigan have been arrested for stealing hunting gear from state land. 9 and 10 News reports 19-year-old Jacob Marino, 18-year-old Jordon Fleury and 17-year-old Jonathan Kortman have been charged in Presque Isle (EEL) County. Deputies recovered many of the items last month.

There will be a stepped up police presence around Lee High School in Wyoming after a student was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning as he walked to school. Police say the ninth grader had earbuds in and it was still dark , so he was taken by surprise. The suspect got away. Police say he was a thin, white man in his early 20's. The student was not hurt.

Police in southwest Michigan are looking for those responsible for crashing a stolen vehicle into a gun store in Niles, then stealing several guns inside. The robbery happened at the Firing Pin after four Tuesday morning. The vehicle used was stolen from a Niles home. A cash award is being offered for information which leads to the arrest of the suspects.

A 27-year-old Escanaba man is being held on 100-thousand dollars bond after he allegedly abused a puppy. W-L-U-C reports that puppy was dropped off at the Delta Animal Shelter with several injuries after it was found. The puppy had to be euthanized. The man, Michael Madril, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on one count of animals-killing/torturing.  His bond is set at $125,000 dollars cash or surety.

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STATE NEWS for TUE 15JAN19

The murder of a 17-year-old west Michigan teen appears to be over a marijuana deal gone bad. WOOD TV reports the cousin of shooting victim James King, a senior at East Kentwood High School, says they were trying to sell marijuana in a strip mall parking lot when one of the people they were dealing with shot and killed King, trying to rob them. Another 17-year-old has been arrested, accused of obstructing police and robbery, but has not been charged yet.

The last ship is expected to pass through the Soo locks in Sault Ste. Marie today. That marks the end of another shipping season. The Soo locks will reopen March 25th.

There was a fire at a southwest Michigan business last night. Reports that a fire occurred at Nissley Disposal near Sturgis. No word on the cause of that fire. It'll be 90 years in prison for 53-year-old William Easterling, of the Grand Haven area, for getting teenage boys to produce child pornography. M-Live reports the former Big Brother and foster parent was previously convicted of three counts of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography. Easterling is a former member of the Robinson Township Zoning Board of Appeals and a candidate for state house of representatives.

Authorities say a man found dead with severe burns inside a St. Clair Shores garage apparently was electrocuted while trying to create an artwork. The Macomb Daily reports the body of the man in his 60s was found Thursday in the garage and investigators later discovered equipment used in the art-making process. Police say appears he was "trying a form of art where you pass electricity through wood and it's supposed to burn through," but he ended up being electrocuted. Police said he was believed to be using an artistic technique called fractal wood burning.

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STATE NEWS for MON 14JAN19


A northern Michigan family lost everything in a weekend fire. 9 and 10 News reports the fire occurred in Otsego County , destroying the home of Paul Litton, while he was at work. He says he's grateful his family was out of town, except for his step-son , who was not hurt. The Red Cross is helping the family with housing and the E-Free Church of Gaylord is helping them with clothing and other items.

Sheriff's Deputies in northern Michigan are looking for armed suspects after a shooting last night in Houghton Lake. Reports that one person was injured in the shooting at a home. The Roscommon County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects.

A snowmobile crash late last night has left the driver injured. W-L-U-C reports the operator was traveling west on Trail #8 near Melstrand in Alger County when he left the trail and hit a tree. He was initially taken to Munising Memorial Hospital, then flown to UP Health Systems. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. A snowmobile driver got lost in the U-P's Sands Township early Sunday morning. 60-yearold Thomas Lofh, of Marquette, apparently became stuck on the trail at about 4:40 in the morning and contacted friends, but they couldn't find him. He called 911 and dispatch reportedly was able to get a GPS location from his cell. Deputies were able to find him and take him to his home. The snowmobile couldn't be removed at that point.

After a ten-year-old took a gun to Flint's Eagle's Next Academy, now students at the school will be required to use clear backpacks starting this week. The school will provide the clear backpacks. It says on its Facebook page, that they had assemblies with kids and talked about school safety and weapons. They also ask parents to talk to their kids and say they will continue to have assemblies about school safety and the idea that is is "ok to say" and share information with adults about things that could be harmful.

The North American International Auto Show gets underway with press preview days at Cobo Center this morning. And the first thing on the schedule is the announcement of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the year. Finalists for the North American Car of the Year include three foreign cars, the Genesis G70, the Honda Insight and Volvo S60/V60. The three finalists for the Truck of the Year are the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram 15-hundred. The Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists are the Acura RDX, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV, and Jaguar I-Pace. About 30 new cars and trucks will be revealed . Some of those include the new Ford Shelby GT 500, Toyota Supra sports car, and Volkswagen Passat sedan. The Charity Preview is this Friday. The auto show opens to the public on Saturday and runs through January 27th.

The break drivers were getting at the pump looks to be over -- Triple-A reports that gas prices rose 11 cents across Michigan last week -- to an average of $2.15 a gallon. However -- that's still 88 cents lower than it was back in October. The most expensive prices are in Jackson and Lansing, sitting at $2.22. While, the cheapest is in Traverse City which is averaging $2.07.

Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion and more took the stage to relive some of the late Aretha Franklin's biggest hits in a tribute concert. The star-studded musical lineup that also included Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Common honored Franklin's life and career at the "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" on Sunday in Los Angeles. The tribute hosted by Tyler Perry will air March 10 on CBS. Franklin died of pancreatic cancer in her Detroit apartment last year. She was 76.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2019

SENTENCING OF POLICE OFFICER FOR THE FATAL 2014 SHOOTING OF LAQUAN MCDONALD
Sentencing of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

CONGRESS FORMARTIN LUTHER KING DAY RECESS
 
MARCH FOR LIFE 2019 (10:00AM ET)
46th Annual March for Life 2019 in Washington, DC.

U.S. SUPREME COURT MEETING
Supreme Court meets in private conference to discuss cases and vote on petitions for review.
 
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VERSAILLES PEACE CONFERENCE AFTER WWI

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SATURDAY JANUARY 19, 2019
 
WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON 2019 (10:00AM ET)
Participants gather at the National Mall, before marching to a rally at Constitution Gardens. Speakers include Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd, Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore, and others.
National Mall, Washington, DC
 
KING CENTER DAY OF SERVICE
Observance annual commemorative service honoring the 90th birthday of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
DEM 20/20 CANDIDATE SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND IN IOWA (6:00PM ET)
'Meet and greet' event with Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 20, 2019
 
NFL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NFL Conference Championships: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots, and Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints.

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MONDAY JANUARY 21, 2019
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Federal Holiday. Financial Markets are closed.
 
KING BREAKFAST, HONORING JOE BIDEN (8:30AM ET)
National Action Network Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast. This year’s honorees are former Vice President Joe Biden
 
WREATH LAYING AT THE MLK MEMORIAL (9:00AM ET)
Annual Wreath Laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
 
ANNUAL MLK PARADE (11:30AM ET)
In Washington, DC, commemorating Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 
DEM SENATORS AT MLK EVENT (10:15AM ET)
South Carolina NAACP host King Day at the Dome, featuring remarks from Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders
 
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
The first visible across North America since January 2018.

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TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2019
 
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING OPENS IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
President Trump canceled his attendance due to the partial federal government shutdown.
 
U.S. SUPREME COURT CONVENES (10:00AM ET)
Non-argument session.
 
 
COURT HEARING IN STORMY DANIELS LAWSUIT OVER ATTORNEY FEES (5:00PM ET)
Court hearing in 'Stephanie Clifford v. Donald J. Trump et al', on attorney's fees in the case.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
 
COURT HEARING FOR RAPPER TEKASHI 6IX9INE (2:30PM ET)
Court hearing for Daniel Hernandez (aka rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine) and four members of his security team, facing charges including racketeering, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.
 
EXISTING HOME SALES RELEASED FOR DECEMBER
 
OSCAR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
91st Academy Awards aka Oscars nominations announced.
 
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 announced by Baseball Writers' Association of America.

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23, 2019
 
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE WINTER MEETING 2019
 
COURT HEARING FOR ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN
Court hearing for actor Alec Baldwin, charged with assault and harassment for allegedly striking a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside the actor's New York home.
New York County Criminal Court
 
UK'S PRINCE WILLIAM SPEAKS ON MENTAL HEALTH PANEL AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
The UK's Duke of Cambridge concludes a two-day trip to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos by taking part in the Mental Health Matters panel discussion.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2019
 
'DOOMSDAY CLOCK' MINUTE HAND (10:00AM ET)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces recent decision of its BAS Science and Security Board and its Board of Sponsors on whether or not the minute hand of the 'Doomsday Clock' will be adjusted.
 
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING CONTINUES IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
 
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL OPENS
Park City, UT, United States 
 
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF NASA 'OPPORTUNITY' ROVER REACHING MARS
 
2019 NHL ALL-STAR PREGAME

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FRIDAY JANUARY 25, 2019
 
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING CONCLUDES IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND

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