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Police alerted to illegal Mackinac Bridge climber after he posted photos on social media

MACKINAW CITY, MI – Someone climbed the Mackinac Bridge, snapped photos and then posted them to social media last month. Now, he could face felony charges.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is calling the stunt “inexcusably reckless.”

This person risked his own life and put people crossing the bridge in danger, said MBA executive secretary Kim Nowack. If a rescue had been needed, the lives of emergency personnel and bridge staff would have been also been at risk.

A bridge alarm was activated one morning in early November, but staff couldn’t determine what triggered it, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Several hours later, another alarm went off and a person was seen leaving the bridge. Local police were called to investigate but couldn’t find the individual.

Bridge authority staff later became aware of photos taken from atop one of the bridge towers that were posted

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Trump’s campaign posted a ‘President Gore’ headline to question the election. The image was fake.

Trump campaign staffers this weekend found the refrigerator door and kitchen cabinets in their Arlington headquarters plastered with an evocative front page. The Washington Time times edition dated Nov. 8, 2000 declared “PRESIDENT GORE,” above an image of former vice president Al Gore.



Bill Stepien, Donald Trump standing next to a person in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Trump campaign headquarters on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Trump campaign headquarters on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The message was clear, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in a since-deleted tweet on Sunday morning.

“Greeting staff @TeamTrumpHQ this morning, a reminder that the media doesn’t select the president,” he tweeted, echoing Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and refusal to accept President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

But the front page was faked. And the Times, a conservative publication, called out Murtaugh on it.

“Those photos have been doctored. The Washington Times never ran a ‘President Gore’ headline,”

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Hurricane warnings posted in Central America as Tropical Storm Eta strengthens

Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight, strengthened throughout Sunday and is now moving toward Nicaragua, according to the latest forecast Sunday evening.

The storm’s center is about 200 miles east of the Nicaraguan coast. It is generating sustained winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters said, and is moving west at 13 mph.

Eta will continue to strengthen over the next 36 hours and will likely reach hurricane strength Sunday night.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of Honduras and Nicaragua.

PHOTO: Tropical Storm Eta forecast track map.

Scientists have long warned that increasing ocean temperatures and other effects

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