4 things to watch for -- Thursday, October 10th


Kim DeGiulio: 

What a beautiful fall week it has been. I'm a summer lover but these fall temps have been really nice! 
Yesterday, I spent the day putting away my summer clothes and bringing out the fall/winter clothes. It's a long process but it went well. I recently discovered selling things on Poshmark. It's an app for selling and buying slightly used clothes. I've already made $200 on the app and I'm hoping to make more from some of my summer clothes I posted on there yesterday. 

I have a heavy heart this week as I said goodbye to a family member on Monday. My grandpas brother, Tom Dickieson, passed away last Friday. The funeral was a beautiful celebration of his life but it was still hard to say goodbye. We are so lucky he lived to be 98 years old. What a wonderful blessing, right? However, no matter the age, I really struggle wrapping my head around death. I'm going to miss seeing my great uncle and my heart hurts when I think about my grandpa saying goodbye to his big brother. My whole extended family gets together every Christmas and a couple other times during the year. I'm going to miss his funny personality the next time we all get together but I know we will all get to talk about the good times we shared with him. 

Sorry to be so depressing this week! Thanks for reading. Have a great rest of your week. 

Kim DeGiulio

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Here's what's coming up on Thursday, October 10, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- Warmer Weather

Brandon Roux: Thursday is going to be both a little warmer and just a little more humid. I don't think we'll really feel the difference as sunshine brings highs again into the low 70s. We probably will feel more of a difference in mugginess on Friday as a mix of sun and clouds and warmer air will lead us into the low 70s. The humidity won't be an issue for outdoor exercising or working outside but it is a sign of some wet weather moving in. New model data suggests the rain and isolated thundershowers will hold off until after midnight, so your Friday evening plans should be dry.

  • Get the full forecast here

All Morning -- Orange Barrel Alert

Another day, another construction project. Thursday, more ramp closures will take place across Metro Detroit. Our Kim DeGiulio will be watching the roads for us all morning. She'll have all the construction updates and traffic trouble spots for the week.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here

All Morning -- Help Wanted

Target plans to hire 3,000 seasonal team members in Detroit this holiday season and the first of two national hiring events will take place in every single Target soon. We'll have how you can land one of the openings.

6:40 a.m. -- Help Me Hank: Protecting Kids Online

It's a growing problem that's happening right now -- identity thieves targeting children online. Help Me Hank will have expert advice on how to keep your children protected.



Today's Trivia Retake 

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  • Wednesday Question: How many Olympic gold medals has Simone Biles won?
  • Answer: 4 gold medals
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National Days: October 10th

  • National Curves Day
  • National Angel Food Cake Day
  • National Cake Decorating Day
  • National Handbag Day
  • World Mental Health Day

History Highlights: October 10th

  • In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was established in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • In 1913, the Panama Canal was effectively completed as President Woodrow Wilson sent a signal from the White House by telegraph, setting off explosives that destroyed a section of the Gamboa dike.
  • In 1967, the Outer Space Treaty, prohibiting the placing of weapons of mass destruction on the moon or elsewhere in space, entered into force.
  • 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office.
  • In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill authorizing the Susan B. Anthony dollar.

Celebrity Birthdays: October 10th

Celebrating a birthday Thursday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Actor Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") is 73. 
  • Singer David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is 65. 
  • Actress Julia Sweeney ("Saturday Night Live") is 60. 
  • Actor Mario Lopez ("The X Factor," `'Saved by the Bell") is 46. 
  • Singer Mya is 40. 

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