Half The Candidates For Detroit Mayor Are Convicted Felons

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August 4, 2017
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Half The Candidates For Detroit Mayor Are Convicted Felons

The city of Detroit is going to vote for a new mayor this year, and HALF of mayoral candidates are convicted felons!

Four of the candidates have been convicted of crimes involving assault, weapons, and drugs.  Three of the candidates were charged with gun crimes and two were charged  for assault with intent to commit murder.

Under state election law, convicted felons can vote and run for office unless they are incarcerated or guilty of certain fraud-related crimes. While some of the candidates deny their guilt, others said their past is part of what motivated them to run.

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A Town in Kentucky Will Have a Fireworks Display During the Solar Eclipse, and People Are Upset

A lot of people are excited about the solar eclipse that'll cut across the U.S. on August 21st. 

The last time we had one this good was 99 years ago.  But apparently a once-in-a-lifetime event like that just isn't exciting enough these days . . .

A flea market in western Kentucky is throwing a big eclipse party.  And people who live nearby are upset . . . because they're planning to do a big FIREWORKS display in the middle of it.

It'll only last about a minute.  But the total eclipse will only last 2 minutes and 21 seconds.  And people who just want to experience the total darkness say it'll ruin it. 

Organizers are defending the idea though.  Basically, they just think fireworks during an eclipse is awesome. 

(By the way, if you want to watch the eclipse without burning your eyeballs out, libraries around the country are giving away more than 2 million FREE pairs of eclipse glasses this month.)

 

A Real “Feel Good” Story!

A Florida fisherman caught a new kind of catfish.

Captain JORDAN SMITH charters fishing boats out of Destin Harbor in Okaloosa County.  He was out on the water last Thursday when he spotted something flying through the air about 15-feet above the surface.  It splashed down moments later and Smith assumed it was some kind of jumping fish.

Then he got a closer look --it was a cat. Smith says, "She was swimming toward me, like, 'Oh, human, save me!'" The fisherman used his net to save the cat. Smith thinks someone must have tossed the kitty off a nearby bridge.

He plans to adopt the cat --now named MIRACLE-- after she gets a clean bill of health from the vet.