It’s Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Welcome to your Morning Scoop of fresh headlines and general good stuff. Sign up to get the Scoop in your email inbox.
• A T-shirt that was supposed to build school spirit at Clovis High has morphed into a community downer because of the symbolism behind a deceptively innocent-sounding phrase: Blue Lives Matter.
• A developing story this morning: A homemade bomb exploded on a London subway train during rush hour, leaving 22 people injured. No one is thought to be seriously hurt.
• Folks jonesing for the new Trader Joe’s in northwest Fresno will have to wait a few more months. Bethany Clough has the deets.
• A CHP officer stationed in San Luis Obispo and accused of driving with a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit remains out of custody and on the job.
• Would you want your toddler crawling around on a cigarette smoker’s couch? No? Good call.
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• Solid proof that SpaceX can laugh at itself and allow us to laugh along.
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• Your end-of-the-work-week jolt of hope: This whip-smart Fresno State engineering student came up with a way to shorten a public utility’s power outages. Not bad for a 20-year-old.
• Rory Appleton gives us a peek at Roger Rocka’s latest stage show, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which sports big musical numbers, a man musing in a chair, and rollerskating.
• This week’s roundup of entertainment tips includes Marc Anthony, the Tulare County Fair and Fiestas Patrias.
• “It’s like a dream come true,” Avenal boxer Jose Ramirez says of his next fight being nationally televised on ESPN. The undefeated fighter will headline the card at Save Mart Center in November.
• Yankees home run machine and former Bulldog Aaron Judge owns the Baltimore Orioles. In every sense. Hey, it was on Wikipedia so it must be true.
• It’s the invention that allows people walking their dogs to pick up after their pooches with panache. Behold the Piqapoo.