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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Posted at 6:23 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 06:23:54-04

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1. Have you seen Darirlyn? 11-year-old Tampa girl missing since Saturday
Darirlyn Ical was last seen on Saturday in Tampa, authorities say. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie with red and white stripes down the sleeves and a pair of blue jeans.

According to authorities, she is listed at 4-foot-9 and weighs about 80 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes, authorities say.

Authorities believe she may be with Martin Ical. He is described as 28 years old and is listed at approximately 5-foot-2 and weighs about 110 pounds.

2. Biden heads to the Sunshine State
Biden is scheduled to make his first visit to Florida as the Democratic nominee today.

He is set to speak at the roundtable discussion with veterans at 1:30 p.m. in Tampa before heading to Kissimmee for a Hispanic Heritage Month event at 6:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump arrived in Phoenix for a "Latinos for Trump" roundtable. Both the Trump and Biden campaigns are increasing their outreach to Latino voters, who now make up the largest minority group in the U.S.

Biden heads to the Sunshine State

3. Another presidential candidate goes off on Twitter
Kanye West took to Twitter to call himself the “new Moses” and label the music industry and the NBA “modern day slave ships.”

In now deleted tweets, West claimed that he was the “2nd richest black man in America” and that he would not be releasing music until he was released from his contract with Sony and Universal.

West is competing to be the next president as an independent candidate, but has been barred from appearing on the ballot in a number of states, including Arizona, Virginia and Wisconsin.

4. What do Kanye West and the Green Party have in common? Missing the Wisconsin ballot
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a request by the Green Party presidential candidate to be added to the state's November ballot.

Wednesday's 4-3 ruling said the Greens' request came too late for any relief "that would not cause confusion and undue damage" just seven weeks before the election.

Adding Hawkins to the ballot also would delay the mail out of absentee ballots to more than 1 million voters who have already requested them.

5. How's hurricane season going? We're running out of names
Hurricane Sally is slowly closing in on the northern Gulf Coast with powerful winds and weather forecasters are warning of “potentially historic” flooding. The storm reached Category 2 strength with sustained winds of 100 mph Monday afternoon.

On Monday, before Tropical Depression Rene dissipated, there were five named storms in the Atlantic. It was only the second time in history that we have had five or more active tropical cyclones at the same time. The last occurrence was in 1971.

Only one name remains on the list, Wilfred. So what happens next? The Greek alphabet.

5 named storms spinning in Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico

Today's Forecast
Scattered showers and storms possible mainly inland.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On September 15, 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls: Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14) and Carol Denise McNair (11).

The church bombing was the third in Birmingham in 11 days after a federal order came down to integrate Alabama’s school system.

With its large African American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one of the central goals of his administration, and Birmingham had one of the most violent and lawless chapters of the Ku Klux Klan.

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