Evrod Cassimy: I hope you enjoyed your long holiday weekend. I certainly did, till the very last minute in fact. Friday night I spent downtown Detroit for dinner at Bakersfield with 15 of my closest friends. We dodged raindrops as we rode those Bird scooters up and down Woodward Avenue and the side streets. Yes, I did have a few close calls…
After spending all day having fun with my kiddos, Saturday night my wife and I went out for date night to The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater. I was asked to introduce the two artists in concert, Lyfe Jennings and Tank. This was such a cool experience for me because I love Tank’s music. We both got a chance to meet and chat with him after the show! He was very cool. Such an amazing concert as well!
Sunday, after church we had a backyard BBQ with a few friends at the Cassimy Compound that lasted until about 10:30pm. I have the mosquito bites to prove it!! I enjoyed every bit of my weekend!
I’m excited for Tuesday’s show because we have a great business coming in for Tasty Tuesday. They make these amazing cookies that you HAVE to try! Join us at 6am Tuesday for that! Thanks for watching this morning!
Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.
Here's what's coming up Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.
All Morning -- The Forecast
Tuesday looks like another fabulous summer day across SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario as we again wake up to comfortable 50s to low 60s this morning. We will again see mostly sunny skies most of the afternoon and highs in the mid 80s. We should get through most of Wednesday dry too with highs flirting with 90°F, but stormy weather arrives toward dinner time and into the evening. The Storm Prediction Center has Metro Detroit placed in a Marginal Risk Area for Severe Weather late Wednesday and/or early Thursday.
- You can get the full forecast here.
All Morning - The Construction
In case you missed it, 30...yes 30 construction projects started across Metro Detroit on Monday. If you're just getting back to work, or struggled to get around town Monday, we'll help you out all morning. Kim DeGiulio will have the best ways to get to work on time.
- 30 road projects across southeast Michigan to begin Monday
- Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here.
All Morning -- Remembering Auto Legend Lee Iacocca
Auto legend Lee Iacocca left an indelible mark on the auto industry in Detroit. He died in his sleep Tuesday of complications of Parkinson's disease at age 94. This week, there will be a visitation and funeral for the auto legend.
Viewing: From 2 - 8 p.m. July 9 at Lynch and Sons Funeral Home in Clawson.
Funeral: 11 a.m. July 10 at St Hugo in the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills.
- READ: Remembering auto legend Lee Iacocca
- WATCH: Obituary for Lee Iacocca
- MORE: Auto industry icon Lee Iacocca dies at 94
6:40 a.m. -- Tasty Tuesday
The Circus Snack, Mad Mix and the Peanut Butter Volcano?! They have more than two-dozen types of cookies, baked fresh daily and it doesn't stop there. We'll take you inside this sensational sweet shop for Tasty Tuesday.
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- World Cup win spurs equal pay debate
- Classic Rock Bracket Round 3: Crowning the best act of the iconic music era
- Facebook post leads Ford autoworker to save GM worker's life
Today's Trivia Retake
Every morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.
- Monday Question: Who scored the two goals in the U.S.A. Women's Soccer World Cup win on Sunday?
- Answer: Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle
- Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.
National Days: July 9th
- National Sugar Cookie Day
A Look Back at History: July 9th
- In 1816, Argentina declared independence from Spain.
- In 1850, the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.)
- In 1937, a fire at 20th Century Fox’s film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, destroyed most of the studio’s silent films.
- In 1951, President Harry S. Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany. (An official end to the state of war was declared in October 1951.)
- In 1962, pop artist Andy Warhol’s exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbell’s soup cans opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
- In 1974, former U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren died in Washington at age 83.
- In 1982, Pan Am Flight 759, a Boeing 727, crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, shortly after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport, killing all 145 people aboard and eight people on the ground.
- In 1995, Jerry Garcia performed for the final time as frontman of the Grateful Dead during a concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field (Garcia died a month later).
Celebrity Birthdays: July 9th
Celebrating a birthday Tuesday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.
Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --
- Singer-actor Ed Ames of The Ames Brothers is 92.
- Actor James Hampton (“F Troop”) is 83.
- Actor Brian Dennehy is 81.
- Actor Richard Roundtree is 77.
- Actor Chris Cooper is 68.
- TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 67.
- Country singer David Ball is 66.
- Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 65.
- Actor Jimmy Smits is 64.
- Actor Tom Hanks is 63.
- Actress Kelly McGillis is 62.
- Singer Courtney Love is 55.
- Actor Scott Grimes (“ER,” ″Party of Five”) is 48.
- Musician Jack White is 44.
- Actor Fred Savage is 43.
- Singer Dan Estrin of Hoobastank is 43.
- Actress Linda Park (“Star Trek: Enterprise”) is 41.
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