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Hurricane Ian may be among top 5 most powerful hurricanes to make US landfall

By Andrew Wulfeck and Scott Sistek

PublishedSeptember 28, 2022 11:52AM

Updated 11:55AM

Hurricanes

FOX Weather

Hurricane Ian may go down as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to strike the U.S. as the storm nears Category 5 strength just off the Florida coast Wednesday.

With top sustained winds of 155 mph, the storm is a strong Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, but only four hurricanes have ever struck the U.S. with stronger winds.

JOYNER LUCAS & UFC CHAMP ALIJAMAIN STERLING LAUNCH CONTEST FOR RISING ARTISTS TO SUBMIT WALK-OUT SONG FOR TITLE FIGHT

Joyner Lucas and UFC bantamweight champion Alijamain Sterling have announced a special chance for independent musicians to have Sterling walk out to their song for his upcoming title fight against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 on October 22 at Etihad Arena.

When Joyner noticed Sterling walking out to his song “I Love” at UFC 273 during his match versus Petr Yan, they became friends earlier this year in April. The two then developed the idea of giving up-and-coming musicians a global stage to promote their music, grow their fan base, and gain recognition at a prestigious sporting event.… Read more

FAFSA opens this week: What students, parents should know

If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible.

ASHINGTON — The Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing season starts Oct. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible.

Many institutions award financial aid on a first-come, first-serve basis.… Read more

Maplewood City Council reviews plan to demolish Myth Live nightclub to make way for apartments

By FOX 9 Staff

PublishedSeptember 27, 2022 5:51PM

Maplewood

FOX 9

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Maplewood City Council reviewed plans on Monday to demolish the Myth Live concert venue to make way for an apartment building.

According to the plans, the current nightclub near Maplewood Mall off Southlawn Drive would be knocked down and replaced with a four-story apartment building with 237 “market rate” units.

Monday night, the council approved a plan to allow the developer access to $6.5 million in tax increment financing.… Read more

Hurricane Ian almost a Category 5 storm packing 155-mph winds as it nears Florida

Published September 28, 2022 6:09AM

Updated 8:33AM

Hurricane Ian

FOX TV Digital Team

TAMPA, Fla. – Hurricane Ian’s winds rapidly intensified early Wednesday as it approached Florida, hitting 155 mph — a threshold just shy of the most devastating Category 5 hurricane status.

The hurricane was expected to make landfall late Wednesday afternoon or early evening along the heavily populated Gulf Coast, with the Naples to Sarasota region at “highest risk” of a devastating storm surge.… Read more

Marvel Studios President Explained Why They Didn’t Recast The Role of T’Challa

The sudden death of Chadwick Boseman left his fans shocked and in disbelief. Being that he passed away before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began filming, many wondered if Marvel would recast the role that helped endear him to millions of fans.

The answer was a solid “no” and Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige, explained why they decided against replacing Chadwick Boseman in the Black Panther sequel. In an interview with Empire, Feige basically echoed the sentiment that everyone felt at the time of Boseman’s passing, it would’ve just been too soon.… Read more

Virginia Student Walkout Draws Attention To ‘Devastating Levels Of Discrimination’ Among Black Trans Population

On Tuesday, over 1,000 students in Virginia walked out of middle and high schools to protest Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s decision to reverse certain policies that protected transgender youth in state schools. According to NBC Washington, more than 90 schools were set to participate, including 59 in Northern Virginia.

Youngkin’s proposed guidelines, which were released on Sept. 16, would restrict transgender students from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Students would also have to get consent from their parents before changing their names or pronouns at school.… Read more

Measles cases trigger alert to Minnesota health providers

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says 12 cases of measles related to international travel have been documented in Minnesota since June.

ST PAUL, Minn. — State health officials are giving doctors and providers a heads-up about a spike in measles cases among children related to international travel. 

In a message to providers, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says 12 cases of measles related to international travel have been identified since June, adding that the state accounts for half of all U.S.… Read more

Biden unveils new plan to end hunger in the US

The plan calls for more benefits, an emphasis on healthy living and exercise, and Medicaid/Medicare expansions to include obesity counseling.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is laying out its plan to meet an ambitious goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030, including expanding monthly benefits that help low-income Americans buy food.

The administration, in a plan released Tuesday, is also seeking to increase healthy eating and physical activity so that fewer people are afflicted with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other diet-related diseases.… Read more