4 things to watch for -- Monday, July 15th

By Matt Morawski - Executive Producer, Brandon Roux - Meteorologist, Segment Reporter/Producer

Brandon Roux:  The weekend headline continues to be Barry. Here at home, we could see some of that tropical moisture affecting Metro Detroit Weather by the middle of this week ahead. Look for more muggy air to bring in rain chances especially Wednesday and Thursday here, all from Barry. This is actually a good thing because this is our dry season and if we can tap into some of that tropical moisture it will save us all a little on our water bills. The grass and garden need about 1” of water a week during the summer and other than that midweek moisture, the forecast looks pretty dry until then.

It was another great week on Local 4 News Today featuring a Tasty Tuesday all about Detroit Cookie Company located…. In Ferndale of course.

For Wellness Wednesday, Dr. McGeorge gave us some great info in Swimmer’s Ear and how to treat it with what you already have at home. My daughter is suffering from this and if you don’t get it early, it can be a lingering nuisance right in the middle of your summer or summer vacation.

We are so excited about the week ahead on Local 4 News Today because…Rhonda is coming back! We had a chance to sit down with Rhonda on the patio of the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle just to see how she’s doing, what she learned, and what you can learn from her recent surgery and time off. Look for that again, next week on Local 4 News Today in addition to all of your favorite segments and faces. Have a safe rest of your weekend and let’s see if we can’t get a little Barry Rain up here by Wednesday.

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Here's what's coming up Monday, July 15th, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.

All Morning -- Weather & Traffic

Rain chances are very weak most of next week, but we may see a few pop ups on Monday. The heat is back on and highs will flirt with 90°F most of next week. A few late afternoon storms will form with the heat of the afternoon while most of us see nothing. Brandon Roux will track it for you.

  • You can get the full forecast here.

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

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here.

5:55 -- Taking Off: Greenfield Village 

We're launching a new segment Monday called "Taking Off." If you don't have a ton of time to spare, we've got you covered. We're searching for places where you can spend around 4 hours and feel like you're on a vacation. For our first segment, our Kim DeGiulio is headed to Greenfield Village in Dearborn. Even if you've been there, you'll want to see this. She's going along with her mom, who has been a long-time volunteer there, visiting places you might not see while you're there.

6:10 a.m. -- Money Monday: Saving Our Seniors

Our Business Editor Rod Meloni is focusing Social Security for one more week. He'll reveal why many Americans are taking Social Security benefits at the wrong time and what you really should be doing.

6:40 a.m. -- Help Me Hank: Prime Day

Are you ready for the Prime Day deals? Monday kicks off the 48-hour event. This year, other retailers are getting in on the action. Help Me Hank will navigate all the savings for us.


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.

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  • Answer: 1988
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National Days: July 15th

  • National Give Something Away Day
  • National I Love Horses Day
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • National Get Out of the Dog House Day 

A Look Back at History: July 15th

  • In 1799, French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
  • In 1870, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. 
  • In 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book “Clinical Psychiatry” by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.
  • In 1932, President Herbert Hoover announced he was slashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to $60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet members’ salaries by 15 percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year.
  • In 1964, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president by the Republican national convention in San Francisco.
  • In 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.)
  • In 1985, a visibly gaunt Rock Hudson appeared at a news conference with actress Doris Day (it was later revealed Hudson was suffering from AIDS).
  • In 1992, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was nominated for president at the Democratic national convention in New York.
  • In 2010, after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week.

Celebrity Birthdays: July 15th 

Celebrating a birthday Monday? 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 Patrick Wayne is 80. 
  • Singer Millie Jackson is 75. 
  • Singer Linda Ronstadt is 73. 
  • Actor Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” ″West Wing,” ″Alias”) is 67. 
  • Country songwriter Mac McAnally is 62. 
  • Actress Lolita Davidovich is 58. 
  • Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 58. 
  • Actress Shari Headley is 56. 
  • Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 56. 
  • Actress Amanda Foreman (“Parenthood,” ″Felicity”) is 53. 
  • Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin (“Malcolm and Eddie”) is 51. 
  • Actor Jim Rash (“Community”) is 48.  
  • Actor Brian Austin Green (“Beverly Hills 90210”) is 46. 
  • Actress Laura Benanti (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 40. 
  • Actor Taylor Kinney (“Chicago Fire”) is 38.

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