MLB cancels first two series of regular season after owners fail to reach deal with players
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the first two series of the regular season have been canceled after ownership failed to reach a deal with players before Tuesday’s league-imposed deadline.
MLB players, owners reportedly make progress after 16-hour overnight bargaining session
After a 16-hour bargaining session that dragged into the early hours of the morning, Major League Baseball players and owners have reportedly made progress toward a deal that would end the lockout and allow the regular season to start on time.
MLB pushes labor-deal deadline to Tuesday for March 31 start
Major League Baseball extended its deadline for salvaging opening day and a 162-game season until Tuesday at 5 p.m. after a marathon of 13 bargaining sessions over 16 1/2 hours produced progress toward a deal but left the sides still far apart.
Manfred joins in, MLB lockout talks appear to gain momentum
Baseball players and owners took a first step toward salvaging opening day, nearing agreement on an amateur draft lottery during lockout negotiations that included a surprise one-on-one meeting between Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark.
Metro Detroit weather: Mainly clear, cool Thursday night
The weather remains wonderful through the dinner hour and overnight. It will be mild then cool under fair skies. More sunshine returns with warmer conditions Wednesday The last few days of summer will continue to be warmer than average, and many of them will have a better chance of sunshine than rain.
Metro Detroit weather: Clear, cool, lovely Sunday evening
DETROIT – Welcome to Sunday evening and the first full 24 hour day of spring, Motown. Terrific weather continues to reign this evening with clear skies. The next chance of showers will be in the form of rain for the middle and second half of this work-week. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Late afternoon and evening rain showers are possible.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunny and warmer Sunday afternoon
Sunday afternoon will be sunny and warmer with highs in the 60s. This afternoon will be sunny and warmer; a gorgeous day by any measure. Sunday afternoon will be sunny and warmer. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Jackets will be needed Saturday under partly sunny skies.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunshine with higher temperatures Sunday
Get ready for more abundant sunshine even higher temperatures today. Afternoon temperatures will be in the low and middle 60s. Tuesday will be partly sunny and warm. Jackets will be needed Saturday under partly sunny skies. AdRemember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: First day of spring cold in the morning with a milder afternoon ahead
Saturday morning will be clear and cold. AdHats, scarves, gloves and hats can be shed by the middle of the afternoon. This is the perfect weather for an afternoon drive. Highs near 60°F. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
NASA space probe spots northern lights on Jupiter
If you thought the northern lights were a rare sight for us earthlings, you may want to think again. Those beautiful colors most visible in the Arctic and Antarctic are not only found on Earth: Jupiter has northern lights, too. Northern lights here on Earth result from charged particles from the sun that interact with the earth’s magnetosphere to create that glow that we see. AdPrevious missions did not really provide a good look at the Jovian aurorae, but Juno is a polar-orbiting spacecraft, so these images are our first real deep dive into the planet’s northern lights. New revelations on Jupiter, combined with those recently discovered on Mars, have made for an interesting year of space exploration so far!
Metro Detroit weather: Frigid Saturday night, chilly Sunday
Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. During the day temperatures will reach the upper 50s. Saturday and Sunday will be chillier with highs in the 40s to near 50°F each day. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Mainly clear, chilly Saturday evening
Temperatures dip this evening, then nose dive overnight. Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Sunshine with a late-winter chill on Saturday
Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. WATCH: Metro Detroit afternoon forecastSunset is at 6:29 p.m.Saturday evening will be fair and chilly. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. Highs will be near 60 degrees each day with early-morning lows in the 40s or near 50 degrees. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Bright sun with seasonable chill Saturday morning
DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday morning and the first full weekend of March and meteorological spring, Motown. Temperatures start in the upper teens and low 20s. Highs will be in the low 40s in the Motor City area and Southern Lower Michigan. Still seasonably chilly with highs in the low 40s. In men’s college basketball, Michigan takes on MSU in East Lansing at 4:30 p.m.Monday will be bright and milder.
Pelican named Arvy survives frostbite, sent to sanctuary
In this Feb. 4, 2021, photo provided by the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Arvy, a brown pelican rescued from the icy Connecticut River on Jan. 27, sits in a bathtub at the home of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary hospital director Stephanie Franczak in Florida after the bird was flown to the Jupiter, Fla., wildlife sanctuary. Apparently blown far off course, Arvy is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite at the wildlife center. (Stephanie Franczak/Busch Wildlife Sanctuary via AP)KILLINGWORTH, Conn. – A pelican that got blown off course and was rescued in chilly Connecticut has been flown to Florida, where he is recovering from pneumonia and frostbite. The brown pelican, nicknamed Arvy, was rescued from the icy Connecticut River on Jan. 27. “He is a Southern bird, he is not supposed to be north of the Carolinas and Virginia,” Carolina Young, spokesperson for the Florida sanctuary, told the Register.
The Latest: Boston College down to 4 scholarship players
Four games were postponed because of players testing positive or quarantining under the COVID-19 protocol. DePaul’s previously postponed game at St. John’s on Jan. 2 has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. Major League Baseball last week proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Cleveland Indians will not be allowing fans to watch their spring training workouts in Arizona due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AdThere has not yet been a decision on whether fans will be able to attend spring training games.
Metro Detroit weather: Back to the clouds
DETROIT – Low clouds have once again overspread the area, and will be around through most of the daylight hours. Highs today will only reach the low to mid 30s (0 to 1 degree Celsius), with a southwest wind at 7 to 12 mph. Mostly cloudy Wednesday night, with lows in the low 30s (-1 to 0 degrees Celsius). Temperatures nearly steady in the low to mid 30s (0 to 1 degrees Celsius). Weekend outlookMostly cloudy skies persist through the weekend, with possible snow showers not out of the question.
Metro Detroit weather: Clouds increase again Sunday afternoon
Today’s sunset is at 5:21 p.m.Cloudy Sunday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius). Clouds increase overnight Monday night, with lows in the mid 20s (-4 degrees Celsius). A light rain or snow shower is possible Thursday night, with lows in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius). Highs in the low 30s (-1 to 0 degrees Celsius), with wind chills remaining in the teens (-9 degrees Celsius). Tracking the weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: How about some Sunday sun!
Highs should reach the middle 30s (2 degrees Celsius), with a light and variable wind. Mostly cloudy and becoming breezy on Wednesday, with highs warming into the upper 30s to near 40 degrees (4 degrees Celsius). A light rain or snow shower is possible Thursday night, with lows in the low 30s (0 degrees Celsius). Highs in the low 30s (-1 to 0 degrees Celsius), with wind chills remaining in the teens (-9 degrees Celsius). Tracking the weather· Track the live Michigan Weather Radar here· Track severe weather alerts here· Submit storm photos here· Find more weather forecast articles at Weather Center
Metro Detroit weather: Fair skies as 3 planets align Saturday evening
After highs in the low 40s and sunshine all day, skies will be fair Saturday evening. An amazing three-planet conjunction has a good chance of being visible as it becomes chillier at night. Overnight lows return to the low and middle 20s, which is barely higher than the average low temperature of 19 degrees. Thursday and Friday will have cloudier skies with Thursday rain showers turning to snow showers Thursday night and Friday. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
‘Christmas Star’ set to light up night sky on winter solstice
DETROIT – If the weather cooperates, something very special will be visible on the winter solstice this Monday night -- the “Star of Bethlehem,” also known as the “Christmas Star.”Despite the names, it’s actually not a star at all. Since Jupiter orbits the sun every 12 years and Saturn orbits the sun every 30 years, the two largest planets in the solar system don’t line up very often. The two gas giants will cross paths in the night sky on the winter solstice on Monday, Dec. 21. Though the planets are 450 million miles apart, to the naked eye, they will appear as one bright light in the sky. To view the Christmas Star, turn your gaze toward the southwest sky a little after sunset on Monday, Dec. 21.
Rare ‘Christmas Star’ to be visible for first time in 800 years on Dec. 21
With this year’s winter solstice comes more than just confirmation of our already-cold weather and ever-fleeting daylight: The rare “Christmas Star” will be visible for the first time in 800 years. Each year, Earth’s northern hemisphere enters the winter solstice on Dec. 21 -- the shortest day of the year -- officially marking the start of winter. This year, bright planets Jupiter and Saturn will align perfectly on Dec. 21 to create what is commonly called the Christmas Star or the “Star of Bethlehem.”According to NASA, Jupiter and Saturn align with one another every 20 years or so, but not nearly as close together as they will be in 2020. Experts say the Christmas Star can be seen by the unaided eye just after sunset on Dec. 21, 2020. You can see Saturn and Jupiter nearly align on Dec. 21, forming what appears to be a Christmas star.
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo’s time in the 17th century. Jupiter passes its neighbor Saturn in their respective laps around the sun every 20 years. Saturn and Jupiter have been drawing closer in the south-southwest sky for weeks. Despite appearances, Jupiter and Saturn will actually be more than 450 million miles (730 million kilometers) apart. A telescope will not only capture Jupiter and Saturn in the same field of view, but even some of their brightest moons.
Houston Astros ace Verlander has Tommy John surgery
The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)HOUSTON – Astros ace Justin Verlander had Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. That means the earliest Verlander could pitch for would be in the 2022 season and it might not be for the Astros. He attempted a comeback after he was injured, but announced on Sept. 19 that he would need Tommy John surgery. Verlander joined the Astros in a trade on Aug. 31, 2017 and his stellar performance helped them to their first World Series title that season.
Jupiter, enticing moon Europa star in new Hubble photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and its enticing moon Europa shine in a new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the picture last month when the planet was 406 million miles (653 million kilometers) away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday. Europa, which is smaller than our own moon, appears as a pale dot alongside its giant, color-streaked gas planet. NASA plans to launch a spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, later this decade to see if conditions there might be ripe for life. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Trump to campaign in Florida, N.C. battlegrounds on Tuesday
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday. The White House says Trump will stop in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday to remind voters there of his conservation and environmental protection efforts in the Everglades region. For the federal budget year beginning Oct. 1, the White House said, Trump asked Congress for $250 million in annual funding to accelerate construction of infrastructure for the Everglades as part of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration. The president will also hold a campaign rally Tuesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Trump narrowly won both states in the 2016 presidential election.
Astronomers find 20 new moons around Saturn
It now has 82 known moons; Jupiter has 79. It now has 82 known moons; Jupiter has 79. But 17 of the 20 have a retrograde orbit of Saturn, meaning they essentially orbit backwards from the planet and other moons. The retrograde moons were also likely part of a larger body, and their name are derived from Norse mythology. Gas, dust and collisions in outer spaceOne of the prograde moons has an angle of 36 degrees, similar to the other prograde moons close to Saturn named for Gallic mythology.
Loki, a volcano on one of Jupiter's moons, could erupt this month
(CNN) - Loki, named for the Norse god of mischief, is about to unleash an eruption on Jupiter's moon Io, according to astronomers. And Loki is the most powerful volcano on Io. Rathbun presented a poster about predicting Loki's eruptions this week at the European Planetary Science Congress - Division for Planetary Sciences Joint Meeting 2019 in Geneva. Volcanoes are usually hard to predict because a variety of factors can lead to eruptions, Rathbun noted. "Loki is named after a trickster god, and the volcano has not been known to behave itself," Rathbun said.
Turbulent storm clouds disrupt Jupiter's colorful appearance
(CNN) - Jupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. "ALMA enabled us to make a three-dimensional map of the distribution of ammonia gas below the clouds. They were able to track the storms inside Jupiter's colorful belts, much like we track them on Earth, and realized the storms create plumes above the ammonia ice clouds. When the storm clouds reach the coldest part of the atmosphere, they spread out like cumulonimbus clouds that cause lightning and thunder on Earth. The plumes bring up ammonia gas from deep in the atmosphere to high altitudes, well above the main ammonia cloud deck."
Jupiter, Saturn and moon to line up in night sky this week
Venus and Mars are currently blocked from our view by the sun, but this week is a great chance to catch Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction with the moon. The nearly full moon will appear very close to Jupiter on the night of August 9. Like Jupiter, Saturn will also appear in the sky once night falls and be visible until dawn, east of Jupiter. On the evening of August 11, the moon will appear to the right of Saturn and then on its left on August 12. Other tribes also called it the "moon when all things ripen" the "blueberry moon" or the "wheat cut moon."
Metro Detroit weather: Expect a fair, warm Friday evening
Temps are in teh upper 70s and low 80s. More beautiful weather, this evening and tonight. Campers can expect temps in the low and mid 80s in the afternoon. Local 4Casters weather app:Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app. Weather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.