4 things to watch for -- Wednesday, July 10th

Evrod Cassimy and Sandra Ali WDIV-TV
Evrod Cassimy and Sandra Ali WDIV-TV

Evrod Cassimy: It's hard when mornings start out this way. Multiple shootings across the city of Detroit. It’s even worse when there are children involved.

Tuesday started out like any other morning. Our producers gave us the rundown of stories we were covering in the show. The search for a missing boater was the main thing going on.

Then, out of nowhere we learned a woman had been shot and killed.

Later we would find out more people had been shot at a different location including a child.

After that there was a fire in Sterling Heights. This morning went from zero to 100 real quick as our assignment desk, producers and reporter on the scene worked to gather more information. 

There was a happy ending to at least one of those stories. The missing boater was found safe. That’s why we’re smiling this morning. Those situations don’t always end that way. People always ask me how we deal with such tragic news so often. Well, some days are easier than others. Today isn’t one of those easy days. But we’ll keep smiling and praying for an end to violence everywhere. 

We’re also smiling because today’s Tasty Tuesday featured Detroit Cookie Company. I ate three cookies and no I’m not sorry about it. They’re offering a great deal for all of our viewers. Be sure to check them out today! See you tomorrow 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 -- Weather and Traffic on the 4s

Wednesday looks nice most of the day here in SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario, while parts of Western Michigan and the UP will see showers and storms firing during the day. Some of those storms will be on the strong side.

We will see highs near 90°F as the humidity slowly creeps up and that will destabilize the air around us setting us up for showers and storms near and after dinner time tomorrow.

  • You can get the full forecast here.

Our Kim DeGiulio will also help you get around any potential trouble on the roads all morning.

  • 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. Wednesday, this funeral will be held. 

Funeral: 11 a.m. July 10 at St Hugo in the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills.

All Morning -- Metro Detroit Youth Day

30,000 kids, all in one location!? It's bound to get interesting -- and fun. Wednesday will be a day filled with sports, games, entertainment, food and more. We’ve got a preview of a great local event in town called Metro Detroit Youth Day.

6:40 a.m. -- Wellness Wednesday: Swimmer's Ear Warning

It's a growing problem at the pool. Wednesday, Dr. Frank McGeorge will show you why swimmer's ear is suddenly sending so many people to the doctor and some simple tricks to help prevent it.


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.

  • Tuesday Question: What is rocker Jack White's birth name?
  • Answer: John Anthony Gillis
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

Today's Quiz 

National Days: July 10th

  • National Clerihew Day
  • National Pina Colada Day

A Look Back at History: July 10th

  • In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.
  • In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.)
  • In 1929, American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller.
  • In 1962, AT&T’s Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral.
  • In 1973, the Bahamas became fully independent after three centuries of British colonial rule. 
  • In 1989, Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices,” including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles at age 81.
  • In 1991, President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.
  • In 1999, the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
  • In 2004, President George W. Bush said in his weekly radio address that legalizing gay marriage would redefine the most fundamental institution of civilization, and that a constitutional amendment was needed to protect traditional marriage.

Celebrity Birthdays: July 10th 

Celebrating a birthday Wednesday? 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 -- 

  • Actor William Smithers (“Dallas,” ″Peyton Place”) is 92. 
  • Composer Jerry Herman (“Hello Dolly”) is 88. 
  • Singer Mavis Staples is 80. 
  • Actor Mills Watson (“B.J. and the Bear,” ″Lobo”) is 79. 
  • Actor Robert Pine (“CHiPS”) is 78. 
  • Actress Sue Lyon is 73. 
  • Actress Fiona Shaw (“True Blood,” ″Harry Potter” films) is 61. 
  • Country singer Ken Mellons is 54. 
  • Actor Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty” ″Half & Half”) is 54. 
  • Actor Gale Harold (“Hellcats”) is 50. 
  • Country singer Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts is 49. 
  • Actress Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) is 47. 
  • Singer Imelda May is 45. 
  • Actor Adrian Grenier (“Entourage,” ″Cecil B. DeMented”) is 43. 
  • Actress Gwendoline Yeo (“Desperate Housewives”) is 42. 
  • Singer Jessica Simpson is 39. 
  • Actress Heather Hemmens (“Hellcats”) is 35. 
  • Rapper-singer Angel Haze is 28. 

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