‘Morning, everyone. It’s Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Here’s your helping of the Morning Scoop.
What You Need to Know
• A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting the Clayton Fire, and the crowd goes wild. Really wild. As in, chanting “burn him” and “string him up” as the suspect was named.
• A Fresno family was trapped in their yard while their home burned, and this is the scariest, most dramatic thing I’ve read in a while.
• A new vaccination law means some Fresno Unified kids had to wait to start their first day of school.
• Donald Trump will be the nominee for not one but two political parties, and it’s the first time a presidential candidate has been listed twice on the California ballot in 80 years, so… history.
• Remember back in 2012 when that guy in Florida ate part of another guy’s face and everyone got scared about zombies for a second? Yeah, it’s happened again.
What You Want to Know
• Crews began laying asphalt on Fresno’s Fulton Street and you’re either really excited about this, really mad about this, or completely indifferent.
• YOU GUYS. Madewell is opening in Fresno. I’ve never heard of it either, but it sounds nice.
• The Oakland A’s are doing really, really bad yet better than some. Huzzahhh.
• A judge in Florida is in trouble for breaking the windshield of a kid’s truck with a lead pipe and for a brief amount of time, she presided over criminal cases while facing her own arrest warrant. Coming to CBS this fall...
What You Wish You Didn’t Know
• In my neighborhood, squirrels sit in trees and throw stuff at you as you walk by. In Connecticut, they’re far less street smart.
• And finally, alligators hang out in the ocean now. Or maybe they always did? I really don’t understand Florida at all. Enjoy your day!