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 Mon. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for MON 18MAR19

East Tawas City Officials approved modifications to the city's poverty exemption standards and guidelines.  The changes bring the exemption language in line with state guidelines. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the changes also include the elimination of the primary residence property value requirement. City Manager Brent Barringer said in order to be eligible for property tax relief due to poverty a resident must apply on an annual basis. The applicant must be an owner and occupant of the property as their principal residence and total household income may not exceed $12,140 dollars for one person, plus $4,320 dollars for each additional person. The East Tawas City Council voted unanimously to approve the modifications.

The Ogemaw Heights Boys Basketball Coach is no longer on administrative leave.  West Branch Rose City Superintendent Phil Mikulski said that Mike Weiler is no longer on administrative leave. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, Mikulski said the district has completed its internal investigation of Coach Weiler and he is no longer on administrative leave. Mikulski added that because it is a personal issue, no further comment would be made. Weiler was placed on administrative leave on February 28th at which time Mikulski said the district was conducting an internal investigation and that the accusations against Weiler were not criminal in nature. Mikulski also confirmed that Weiler is still the Ogemaw Heights Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.

The Ogemaw County Road Commission reports that in Logan Township, Gillings Road from north M-55 to the dead end and State Road from Shagel Road east to Beach Road also Green Road in Edwards Township from Rau Road south to Lehman Road are closed to all through traffic until further notice. For more information call 345-0234.

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 Fri. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for FRI 15MAR19

On Wednesday at approximately 5:40pm, a trooper from the Michigan State West Branch Post was dispatched to Zubek Motors on M-55 in Tawas Township for a vehicle in the snow bank in front of the dealership. The caller also advised that it appeared the driver of the vehicle may be intoxicated. Upon arrival, the trooper spoke with the caller and then the 33 year old driver. After the trooper's investigation, the driver was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated and lodged in the Iosco County Jail. 

Oscoda Township will be receiving grant money for contaminated water cleanup efforts.  The $500,000 dollar grant is from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. According to the Oscoda Press, District Health Department Number Two Health Officer, Denise Bryan, said the funds are for work related to the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base PFAS contamination. The award was accepted by the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees. The project for which the grant money will apply has been titled Wurtsmith Water Recovery and is intended to be used for municipal hookup for residents affected by PFAS contamination to the clean municipal water supply.

An Oscoda County township has joined the long list of communities banning recreational marijuana establishments.  Elmer Township has prohibited recreational marijuana establishments from opening within its bounds. According to the Oscoda County Herald, violation of the ordinance amounts to a municipal civil infraction. Fines for that range from a minimum of $100 dollars to a maximum of $500 dollars. Additionally the violator must pay for all expenses the township incurs in connection with the infraction. Additionally, each day the marijuana establishment is open accounts for a separate offense of the violation. The Elmer Township ordinance does not make any mention of medical marijuana related businesses.

The Ogemaw County Road Commission reports that State Road, in Logan Township, from Shagel Road east to Beach Road is closed to all through traffic until further notice. For more information call 345-0234.

State Representative Sue Allor recently introduced a bill which renames a portion of U.S. 23 after Medal of Honor recipient Peter C. Lemon. If passed, the portion of highway beginning at the M-55 intersection in Tawas City and extending south to the Tawas River Bridge would be renamed the “Peter C. Lemon Highway”. Lemon, a combat veteran, was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 1st, 1970, for his heroism and for his refusal to evacuate until the enemy had retreated and his colleagues were airlifted to safety during his service in the Vietnam War. Allor said Sergeant Lemon, a Tawas High School graduate, is a dedicated hero and this plan is a way for Iosco County, and Michigan, to honor his service and commitment to our country. Allor’s bill has been referred to the transportation committee. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds turkey hunters that beginning today at 10am, all remaining licenses will be available to anyone, including those who did not apply. With Hunt 0234, or late season, no application is needed and gives you 26 days of turkey hunting in May. Purchase your license online at E-License or anywhere DNR licenses are sold. For more information visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash Turkey.

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 Thu. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for THU 07MAR19

Prosecutors in Huron County have issued criminal charges against a husband and wife accused of keeping four dogs chained up outside in extreme weather. According to M-Live, Kinde residents Jody and Stanley Woodruff  The Second, appeared Wednesday in Huron County District Court for arraignment on charges of abandoning or cruelty to two to three animals. On March 4th, Huron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to property on Moeller Road in Huron Township after a tipster had alerted them to the dogs’ conditions. They arrived to find two pit bulls, a shepherd mix, and a Husky separately chained outside and with no food or water and varying degrees of shelter in the subzero weather. The charge is a one-year misdemeanor. The Woodruffs were each freed on a $3,000 personal recognizance bond. The Woodruffs’ are next due in court for a hearing Thursday, March 21st at 9am.

The Harrisville Harbor Commission is looking to fill a vacancy.  The Harrisville Harbor Commission is looking to fill one Commissioner position on the board. According to the Alcona County review, the commission is responsible to govern the management, operations, budgets and to approve expenditures required for proper harbor operations. The Harrisville Harbor Commission meets the first Thursday of April, June, August, October and December or as needed. The position is voluntary with a small per diem based on a balanced budget at the end of the year. Resume deadline is Monday, April 15th and should be emailed to Winsten At Voyager Dot Net.

The Iosco county Board of Commissioners discussed the possibility of hiring a full time officer.  County officials discussed the potential addition of a full time warrant officer for the Iosco County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the officer would exclusively make arrests on bench warrants for the county. Sheriff MacGregor told commissioners that the warrant officer would have to be a state certified police officer, and the current situation with a part time warrant officer is not working. MacGregor said the issue with having a part time warrant officer is that they often have another job, and that dictates what they can and can’t do for the county. The Iosco County Board of Commissioners did not make a decision to hire an officer, which could cost as much as $80,000 annually with benefits and salary.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources citizen based Northern Lower Peninsula wolf survey, to detect the presence of gray wolves in the region, will end tomorrow, Friday, March 15th. If you have seen a wolf or signs of a wolf, call the DNR Atlanta Field Office at 785-4251 extension 5233 or at Michigan Dot Gov Slash Eyes In The Field. Reports will be recorded and potentially investigated if recent signs are present. Priority will be placed on reports north of M-55. 

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 Wed. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for WED 13MAR19

An Oscoda County school district is working to make up lost days due to weather.  The Fairview Area School District is trying to limit the number of days that will be added to the end of the school year. According to the Oscoda County Herald, the district has thirteen snow days so far this year, six which are automatically forgiven by the state. The district can also apply for a waiver that would forgive an additional three days. Superintendent John Sattler said the district will be applying for the waiver but is also working toward making up the other lost days. Sattler said that days the students would have had off will now be school days including April 1st and 22nd. Sattler said the school district is doing what it can to ensure students get as much instructional time as possible. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the mandatory ice shanty removal deadline for the northern Lower Peninsula is midnight, Friday, March 15th. Counties include Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Gladwin, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Roscommon. Shanty owners whose structures fall through the ice are subject to penalties of up to thirty days in jail, fines of $100 to $500 dollars or both. If a shanty is removed by a government agency, the court can require the owner to reimburse the agency for an amount up to three times the cost of removal. For more information visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash DNR

AuGres Officials are looking at upgrades in the Riverfront Campground.  The upgrades would be to the Campground's electrical system. According to the Arenac County Independent, the upgrade would be to better facilitate newer RV's that require more amps as compared to older models. AuGres City Manager, Dale Wiltse, said the last time the Campground received an electrical update was more than twenty years ago. Wiltse said the project will consist of five phases, each dealing with a different section of the campground. There are 109 campsites and the city has budgeted $1,800 per campsite. Phase One of the project is slated to begin next month.

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 Tue. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for TUE 12MAR19

Seasonal weight restrictions will go into effect tomorrow, Wednesday, march 13th at 8am for Iosco and Ogemaw County roads and will remain in effect until further notice. Visit Iosco Roads Dot Org or Ogemaw RC Dot Org for additional information on weight restrictions, all season roads, transportation permits, to place a service request or for additional road information.

The Regional Nonprofit Leaders Series is coming to West Branch on Wednesday, March 20th from 9:30am until Noon, with a Board Basics Session. The comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of board members is presented by Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran. It will be held at the Michigan Works Building, 2389 M-76, West Branch. Pre-registration is required by Friday, March 15th at Huron Pines Dot Org Slash Events.

Huron County Officials are looking for feedback on the Hazardous Mitigation Plan.  Huron County residents are being asked what they feel is hazardous. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, Randy Miller, Director of Emergency Services said the five year plan is necessary in order to be eligible for state and federal funding if disaster ever strikes Huron county. Miller said the online survey is available until Thursday. Residents can find the survey at Huron County Survey Dot Com. Miller said once the results are composed, they will be applied to the Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Upon completion, the plan will be sent for state and federal approval.

AuSable Township has been approved for grant money.  The $170,000 dollar funding is from the Iron Belle Challenge Grant. According to the Oscoda Press, Township Clerk, Kelly Graham, told the Board of Trustees the reimbursement grant is from the Department of Natural Resources for engineering costs of the AuSable section of the Iosco Exploration Trail. AuSable Township Superintendent Leisa Sutton said they will be holding a Public Meeting Monday, March 18th to bring awareness to the community on the Trail. The meeting will follow the Township's regular board meeting which begins at 5pm at the AuSable Township Hall on U.S. 23.

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STATE NEWS for MON 18MAR19

The Michigan State Spartans are the second seed in the NC-Double-A regional basketball tournament after beating Michigan for the Big Ten Championship on Sunday. The Spartans will play Thursday afternoon against Bradley while Michigan takes on Montana Thursday night, both games in Des Moines.

A car has been pulled from the Plaster Creek in Grand Rapids, but there's no sign of the driver. The Audi crashed into the creek Saturday night after witnesses say it jumped the curb and crashed through the guard rail. No one saw the driver get out of the car after the crash and a rapid current kept recovery crews from getting the car until Sunday morning. Grand Rapids Fire Battalion Chief Bruce Veldkamp says they've been checking to make sure the driver didn't get out of the vehicle and then they'll search the river.

Michigan State Police and Owosso Police are investigating after a suspicious package was found outside an Owosso church on Sunday. M-Live reports Owosso Police Chief Kevin Lenkart says the package turned out to be materials that could be construed as an explosive device including two bottles of liquid as well as a timer and extension cord that was plugged into an electrical outlet. He says no explosive materials were found, but they are investigating who left the items outside the Owosso Assembly of God Two of the latest democratic candidates for president are scheduled to be in metro Detroit today.

One man was injured after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in southwest Michigan's Porter Township Sunday afternoon. 63-year-old Randy Riley was taken to a hospital in Elkhart, Indiana. Police are investigating, but say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

A 46-year-old woman has been killed after she crashed her car into a tractor trailer late last night in west Michigan's Oakfield Township. Michigan State Police say the woman from Morley crossed the center line around 11:30 last night and hit a tractor trailor . She was killed , but the 22-year-old driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. No word yet if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.


At least 100 homes were damaged by flooding in west Michigan's Newaygo County over the weekend. County emergency services director Abby Watkins tells 9and10 News that 28 roads were washed out with culverts from the storm. She says there was severe flooding in Fremont. Watkins has reached out to the governor's office for support.
(Photo: 9 & 10 News)

A body was found in a river in the U.P. in Menominee Township over the weekend. WL-U-C reports the body was found late Saturday morning, but has not been determined how long it had been there. The Michigan State Police Crime lab , state police and the Menominee County Sheriff's Office are working to identify the body.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke will be in Center Line and Ferndale this morning. U-S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will be in Auburn Hills for a town hall event in Auburn Hills that will be taped and broadcast tonight on MSNBC at 8 o-clock. She will also be at a "Fems for Dems" event in Clawson with Governor Whitmer. Both candidates visiting MIchigan ahead of President Trump's rally in Grand Rapids March 28TH.

A young woman was stabbed in Calumet in the U.P. over the weekend. W-L-U-C reports the Houghton County Sheriff's Office a 17-year-old girl was arrested after one young woman was found with a large laceration on her face. She was taken to an area hospital and treated and released.

A nurse from Dansville, Michigan , Jacob Moran, wowed the judges on "American Idol" last night. Judge Luke Bryan compared his voice to Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts. Moran is moving on to Hollywood in the reality singing competition.

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STATE NEWS for FRI 15MAR19


A statewide tornado drill is set for 1 p.m. on March 27th. 
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared the week of March 24th - 30th as Michigan's Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Broadcasters and Emergency Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 27th and to come up with an emergency plan if they do not already have one in place.

State officials say small numbers of dead fish may be common sights in Michigan waters as winter's snow and ice melt. Gary Whelan of the Department of Natural Resources says very cold temperatures and heavy snow can kill fish and other aquatic animals such as turtles, frogs, toads and crayfish. Shallow lakes with lots of vegetation are especially prone to winter kill. Aquatic plants covered by ice and snow die from lack of sunlight and use up dissolved oxygen as they decay, which can cause fish to suffocate.

Students are at the heart of a free tax service for those in need in the Upper Peninsula. Northern Michigan University students are gaining experience by preparing tax returns for those in and around Marquette. Mining Journal reports an estimated 160 returns were handled in 2018. The walk-in service is provided for four hours a day during the tax season.

Two women that were found shot to death in Grand Rapids have been identified. 47- year old Cherletta Baber-Bay and 25-year old Keyona Griffin were found dead in their home on Wednesday afternoon. The Kent County Medical Examiner has ruled the deaths were homicides. Authorities say Baber-Bays 45-year old boyfriend who lived at the home is a person of interest. A 9-1-1 call coming from inside the house alerted police to the deaths.

It's a busy couple days for Grand Rapids as Special Olympics Michigan holds their State Basketball Finals at Calvin College today and Saturday. The event brings in more than 800 athletes, coaches and chaperones from around the state as well as nearly 400 volunteers. 51 teams will compete in the finals with divisions for senior males ages 16 and up, females, and skills athletes. In addition there will be a competitions for those not playing on a team with events including target pass, 10-meter dribble, spot shot, speed dribble and team skills. There will also be other activities including a Young Athletes event, a shoe fitting clinic and dental screenings.

Despite calls for his resignation following inappropriate remarks, the Jackson County Sheriff will be allowed to keep his job. The Jackson County Board of Commissioners asked then-governor Rick Snyder to remove Steven Rand over a year ago but MLive reports new Attorney General Dana Nessel has advised Governor Gretchen Whitmer to let Rand continue. A 2018 federal lawsuit accuses Rand of creating a hostile work environment and making derogatory comments.

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STATE NEWS for THU 07MAR19


Officials on high alert in Oakland County -- after a case of Measles was discovered this week. The Health Department says someone traveling from Israel visited several businesses while sick -- including a liquor store in Oak Park and a pizza and bagel shop in Southfield. Cases of the Measles have been popping up in recent months across the country, officials say because of a rising anti-vaccination movement. Measles -- which is preventable by vaccines -- is EXTREMELY contagious and is especially dangerous to children and people with compromised immune systems.

Grand Rapids Police are asking for the public's help to find a person of interest in connection to the suspicious deaths of two people. Police want to talk to 45-year-old Derrell Demon Brown, who goes by a number of aliases including Darryl Robinson, Derrick Brown, and Marcus Wright. He has warrants out for his arrest for unrelated crimes. They want to talk to him after two people were found dead in a home Wednesday afternoon.

A state trooper overdosed on the job.  It happened Wednesday in Lincoln Park when a trooper from the Metro South post conducted a traffic stop when he was overcome by fentanyl or cocaine, which CAN cause overdose when in close contact in a confined space. After searching the suspect, one of the two troopers notices his partner becoming lightheaded, nauseous and unsteady-on-his-feet. Narcan, a nasal spray designed to reverse opioid overdose condition, was then administered, the trooper is now doing fine.

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 850-thousand cars and SUVs. The automaker agreed to the recall after an emissions investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says because of the large number of vehicles involved and the need for new catalytic converters, the recall may take in phases throughout this year. The recall involves model year 2011 thru 2016 Dodge Journeys, Chrysler 200s, Dodge Avengers, Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compasses and Patriots. Owners will receive notification from Fiat Chrysler when parts are available.

A man who attacked a woman with a hot poker in northern Michigan, Nicholas Matthew, is going to prison for two to four years. Matthew was arrested after attacking the woman in Green Lake Township New Year's Eve. Police reportedly say a friend tried to stop it, but the woman had already been burned. Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City will have its first non-stop flight to Sarasota, Florida this weekend. The flights will run on Saturdays to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

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STATE NEWS for WED 13MAR19

A woman was killed last night in a firebombing of a building in Detroit. Police say they are looking for a man driving an SUV Avalanche that allegedly threw a flammable device at the building and then it caught fire. The woman was found in an upstairs area of the building.

New details on an active shooter situation in downtown Kalamazoo that ended with the suspect being killed by responding officers. Family of the man killed identified him as 31-year-old Brandon Stacey. They said he previously worked for Life EMS and was a volunteer firefighter in Parchment. He was a husband and father to a young daughter. His family says they don't know why he did what he did, but they're sure he didn't want to kill any officers. Chief Karianne Thomas says one officer was hit several times in the torso, suffering non-life threatening injuries due to his bullet-proof vest, a second officer continued to engage the suspect -- striking him several times and killing him


A northern Michigan man is on trial for killing his girlfriend's one year old daughter last summer. 9 and 10 News reports De'Marco Pryor-McCovery is charged with murder and child abuse in the killing of Alannah Ohmann after he dropped the baby's mother off at work last June. Just a few hours later, Kennya Ohmann got a call that she needed to go the hospital right away.

A 55-year-old man was injured when part of an excavator hit an overpass on I-96 in west Michigan and fell off the truck and fell onto the man's car. Michael Fuetz, of Muskegon, had to be freed from his vehicle by firefighters and he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A third vehicle hit the excavator arm, but that driver was not hurt , even though their car was damaged. The truck driver was cited for a load height violation.


Police in Benton Harbor want to talk to two brothers about the murder of 22-year-old Andre Sanders last year. Witnesses have told police that Jamaal and William Roseburgh were there when the shooting happened last July and they're wanted as persons of interest in the case. There's also a warrant out on Jamaal as a parole absconder. 
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STATE NEWS for TUE 12MAR19


A 53-year-old Greenville woman was seriously injured when she crashed head on in her minivan with a semi truck near Ionia Monday. The Ionia County Sheriff's Office says Kimberlee Wotring was heading southbound on M-66 in Ionia Township when she crossed into the northbound lanes. Wotring was airlifted to a Grand Rapids Hospital in serious condition. The semi driver was not injured.

One person was killed in a crash late last night in Muskegon County in west Michigan. WOOD TV reports the driver lost control of their vehicle in Holton Township and hit a tree. The Muskegon County Sheriff's Office does not believe drugs or alcohol were factors.

A farming accident in Montcalm County has claimed the life of one person in Montcalm Township. The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death reportedly with some type of machinery last night. No word yet on the name or age of the victim.

A judge has ruled that a Michigan panel's approval of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Great Lakes should stay intact. The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority was created by lawmakers in December to complete a deal between the state and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge to drill a tunnel below the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan. The authority's members were given six-year terms. The judge ruled that legislators violated a constitutional provision that says terms of office on state boards must be no longer than FOUR years. But he says the appointments and the board's actions were still valid.

A former X-ray technician at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has been accused of sexually assaulting a second patient at the hospital. WOOD TV reports Francisco Muniz was back on the job after being suspended over the first allegation in July of last year. The latest alleged victim claims he assaulted her when she went to the hospital and had X-rays for a broken tailbone and she says Muniz touched her inappropriately. Spectrum Health says Muniz no longer works at the hospital and says they will take this opportunity to strengthen their practices and ensure that their patients are safe. Muniz is free on bond.

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MONDAY MARCH 18TH, 2019

 
FEDERAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE ON RECESS FROM MARCH 15TH- MARCH 25TH

SUPREME COURT HEARING ON GERRYMANDERING (10:00AM ET)
U.S. Supreme Court hearings: 'Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill' (Whether a district court conducted a proper 'holistic' analysis of the majority-minority Virginia House of Delegates districts under the prior decision in this case. 'Smith v. Berryhill' (Whether an Appeals Council decision to reject a disability claim on the ground that the claimant's appeal was untimely is a 'final decision' subject to judicial review under Title 42 Section 405(g) of the United States Code?)

POTUS FY'20 BUDGET PROPOSAL RELEASED (11:30AM ET) - President Trump's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget ('A Budget for a Better America: Promises Kept. Taxpayers First'), second phase released.

SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO KEYNOTES ROAD TO GES HEARTLAND EVENT CONFERENCE
State Department Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Heartland conference, held in Kansas, with a keynote from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

1ST ANNIVERSARY STEPHON CLARK SHOOTING
1st anniversary of Sacramento, CA police fatally shooting Stephon Clark, a 22 year old unarmed black man standing in his grandmother's back yard.

CNN TOWN HALL WITH 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (8:00PM ET)

MSNBC TOWN HALL WITH DEMOCRATIC SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, FOR HER 2020 EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE (8:00PM ET)

COURT HEARING FOR ACTRESS ALLISON MACK AND ALLEGED SEX CULT LEADER KEITH RANIERE
Status conference in case of actress Allison Mack and alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere, accused of running a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.

COURT HEARING IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ASYLUM BAN (5:00PM EDT)
Motion hearing in 'East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump', - a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new asylum ban and seeking a temporary restraining order to block the policy. The case was filed by the ACLU, SPLC, and CCR on behalf of East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Al Otro Lado, Innovation Law Lab, and the Central American Resource Center in Los Angeles.

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TUESDAY MARCH 19TH, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP WELCOMES BRAZILIAN President Jair Bolsonaro to the White House.

FED INTEREST RATE MEETING
Federal Open Market Committee first day of two-day meeting, with interest rates decision Wednesday.

SUPREME COURT HEARING (10:00AM ET)
U.S. Supreme Court hearing: 'Cochise Consultancy, Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Hunt'.

COURT HEARING FOR NURSE ACCUSED OF IMPREGNATING INCAPACITATED WOMAN IN HIS CARE
Pretrial hearing for Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.

“2020” WARREN (7:00PM ET)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Alabama, holding an organizing event in Birmingham.

COURT HEARING FOR PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING SUSPECT (1:00PM ET)
Status conference for Robert Bowers, charged with 29 counts including obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death, and use of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a crime of violence.

COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS RELEASED
County Health Rankings released looking at over 30 factors - including education housing, jobs, transportation, and access to medical care.

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH, 2019

INTEREST RATE DECISION (2:00PM ET)
Federal Open Market Committee decision on interest rates, following two-day meeting. Decision followed by press briefing with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE CEO ECONOMIC OUTLOOK SURVEY RELEASED (11:15AM ET)
Business Roundtable publishes quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Teleconference includes JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon, and Business Roundtable President and CEO Joshua Bolten.

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, DC
 
SUPREME COURT HEARING (10:00AM ET)
U.S. Supreme Court hearing: 'Flowers v. Mississippi' (Whether the Mississippi Supreme Court erred in how it applied 'Batson v. Kentucky' (1986) in the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same offense in Mississippi state court and who saw prosecutor Doug Evans remove as many African-American jurors as he could?).

WALT DISNEY COMPANY'S ACQUISITION OF 21ST CENTURY FOX EXPECTED TO COMPLETE
Disney announced last week it expects no further extensions of exchange offers and consent solicitations for 21st Century Fox.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

CNN TOWN HALL WITH JOHN HICKENLOOPER (10:00PM ET)

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THURSDAY MARCH 21ST, 2019

NCAA MARCH MADNESS FIRST ROUND BEGINS

COURT HEARING FOR ALLEGED PIPE BOMB SUSPECT (4:00PM ET)
Pretrial conference for pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc, charged with five federal counts. Sayoc allegedly sent 14 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats around the country, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and others.

COURT HEARING FOR FORMER U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL INDICTED FOR TRADING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
(12:00PM ET)
Motion hearing/ trial setting for Rear Adm. (Ret.) Bruce Loveless, charged alongside eight other high-ranking U.S. Navy officers in a federal indictment with accepting luxury travel, elaborate dinners, and services of prostitutes from a foreign defense.

NOAA U.S. SPRING OUTLOOK/FLOOD ASSESSMENT

WORLD POETRY DAY

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FRIDAY MARCH 22ND, 2019

Court hearing for R. Kelly, charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse allegedly involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.

WORLD WATER DAY


U.S. SUPREME COURT MEETS IN PRIVATE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS CASES AND VOTE ON PETITIONS FOR REVIEW

COURT HEARING IN LAWSUIT CHALLENGING DHS TURNBACK POLICY (12:30PM ET)
Lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's turnback policy mandating that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials turn away asylum-seekers at the border.

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