Author: Gary Bigger

NASA Looking for Volunteers to Lay in Bed for Two Months

Have you ever woken up and wished you could just stay in bed instead of going to work? What if you could work from bed? NASA is looking for 24 volunteers to spend two months lying in bed. In return, they’ll get $19,000. Participants will do everything in a reclined position. This includes eating, showering, exercising. NASA wants to see…

DNR Closing State-Designated Snowmobile Trails

Much of Northern Michigan has seen great riding conditions for snowmobiling this year, but soon many designated trails will be closed. The Department of Natural Resources will be closing their state–designated trails April 1. Riders will still be able to ride on state land, but state-designated trails will be closed. The DNR says trails will be closed because many of…

Four New Sports Possibly Introduced in 2024 Summer Olympic Games

The Olympics are making a push to include newer sports in the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee executive board is supporting a recommendation to add four new sports. They include break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. IOC president Thomas Bach says the move offers “the opportunity to connect with the young generation.” The sports are being…

Man Accused of Kidnapping Jayme Closs and Murdering Parents to Appear In Court

The 21-year-old man accused of kidnapping a young girl in Wisconsin and killing her parents is appearing in court Wednesday, where he could plead guilty to the crimes. Jake Patterson is charged with two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping and armed burglary. He’s accused of holding Jayme Closs captive at a home for nearly three months,…

‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

A surprising turn of events in Chicago, after prosecutors decided to drop all 16 charges against ‘Empire’ actor, Jussie Smollett. The charges were filed earlier this month after Smollett claimed two masked men attacked him and shouted racial slurs. Investigators said he hired the men to assault him. The prosecutor who decided to drop the charges said evidence against Smollett…

British Lawmakers Take Control Of Brexit From Prime Minster

In a rare move British lawmakers voted to temporarily take control of the Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May. Monday Night’s vote allows lawmakers to hold a series of votes on various Brexit options. Those options could include a second referendum. Leaving the European Union with no deal. As of now, without a deal in place, Britain is set…

High Profile Attorney Michael Avantti Facing up to 50 Years In Prison

High profile attorney Michael Avenatti is facing criminal charges on both US coasts. Avenatti represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her hush money scandal involving President Trump. Federal officials arrested Avenatti in New York on Monday. US prosecutors there say he tried to extort $20 million from Nike by threatening to expose damaging information about the company. Minutes after…

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Promote Free Speech on College Campuses

An executive order tying federal grant money to the issue of free speech on college campuses, now has President Trump’s signature. The president signed the executive order at the White House on Thursday. It comes in response to a growing number of claims of violence and suppression of conservative views on college campuses. The order is facing backlash from some…

Man Accused of Sending Bombs to Democrats set for Court Date

The man accused of sending bombs to prominent Democrats last fall is scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Cesar Sayoc is expected to plead guilty in a New York federal court. However, it’s not clear which charges he’s expected to plead guilty to. He’s facing several federal charges after prosecutors say he mailed 16 bombs last October. The list of…

Texas Chemical Plant Now Causing Air Quality Issues

More issues in Deer Park, Texas Thursday morning, where a chemical plant burned for four days earlier this week. Officials have ordered people in the area to stay inside, because of elevated levels of benzene at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility. Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet odor. Already, some people in Deer Park have been reporting…