Author: Meredith St. Henry

Presidential Campaigns Pull Out All the Stops 5 Days Out

The 2020 presidential election is now just five days away. Both President Trump and Joe Biden are pulling out all stops to win over undecided voters. The president spent Wednesday campaigning in Arizona, focusing on Latino communities. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made an appearance in a virtual town hall hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Both nominees also spoke up about…

Hurricane Zeta Leaves Path of Damage in Louisiana

People living along the gulf coast are grappling with the damage left behind by Hurricane Zeta. The storm made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane, just shy of a Category 3. The hurricane hit the coast Wednesday evening, southwest of New Orleans, bringing 110 mph winds and heavy rain, Roofs are gone from buildings and more than 600,000…

Philadelphia Businesses Looted, 30 Officers Injured in Protests of Officer-Involved Shooting

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to investigate an officer involved shooting captured on cellphone video. Officers say Walter Wallace Jr. was walking towards police with a knife Monday night. Two officers had their guns drawn and repeatedly asked Wallace to drop the knife, but he did not, and officers fired seven shots. Wallace died later in the hospital. Protests…

US Averages All-Time High in New COVID-19 Cases

As the nation continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, cases and hospitalizations are rising. The U.S. is now averaging more than 69,000 new cases a day, which is an all-time high. Wisconsin is one of the states reporting the highest number of new daily cases, forcing city officials in Milwaukee to put new restrictions on gatherings, bars and restaurants. Dr….

Hurricane Zeta Expected to Make Landfall in Louisiana Soon

Hurricane Zeta left behind plenty of damage on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It hit there as a Category 1 hurricane, bringing strong winds and a storm surge. Now Zeta is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 just before it makes landfall in Louisiana Wednesday afternoon. People in Louisiana are preparing for Zeta, their third hurricane this year. The mayor of…

Amy Coney Barrett Swears Oath, Joins Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett will officially join the supreme court today after a bitter partisan confirmation process. She was sworn into the high court seat Monday night after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Barrett’s nomination in a 52-48 decision. All 45 Democrats, two Independents and one Republican voted against the confirmation. Afterward, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave the…

COVID-19 Cases Rise in 44 States, Hospitals Reach Capacity in El Paso

Public health experts are seeing a dangerous surge in COVID-19 cases. Across the country, 44 states are experiencing a big jump in cases. There aren’t any states experiencing a decline. Hospitalizations are also on the rise. In El Paso, Texas, hospitals and ICUs reached capacity, forcing county officials to issue new stay-at-home orders and nightly curfews. And starting Tuesday in…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Cheetah, Chewie & Lily

CHEETAH Show Caption Hide Caption CHEWIE Show Caption Hide Caption LILY Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Cheetah, Chewie and Lily–just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Cheetah. She’s a 6-year-old lab mix that’s great with cats,…

Candidates’ Last Full Week on The Campaign Trail

The 2020 Presidential election is just one week from Tuesday. Both candidates are focused on key battleground states. President Trump held campaign events in some of those states over the weekend, including Wisconsin and New Hampshire. To cheers of the crowd, he said, “In 2016, you voted to fire the depraved political establishment and you elected an outsider as your president,…

Senate to Vote on Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Monday the Senate will hold the final vote to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The Senate held a rare weekend session Sunday to debate the high court nomination. Last night, they voted mostly along party lines to end the debate and move forward in the process, ending the Democratic filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says…