*Today is just one of those days the sun comes out to really humiliate you. As the coffee finishes brewing and the television finally comes on. Avoiding the sun one tunes into the local CH 68 news. First on the screen one Kaylynn Garcia bundled up in a red CH 68 winter coat with white scarf and hat, cheeks flushed red from the weather standing by the Sheriff’s office.*
Kaylynn: “…Without itinerary known officers searched all of the afternoon and most of the night last night for the couple. Expanding on the search of local police. It wasn’t until early this morning when the night clerk at the ferry station recognized a picture of the pair that police were able to follow their trail. A rental agency in Elsworth confirmed that the couple had rented a car in the afternoon of the day before, and their listing showed that car was checked in at Boston overnight. At this point law enforcement officers are calling off any search, and have not stated if charges will be pressed against the couple or the Cruise line for the difficulty. Life from the Bay Area Sheriff’s office, Back to you Ray and Ari.”
*The camera cuts back to the news room showing Raymond Wages and Ariana Bening at the news desk. Raymond wearing his medium blue pinstripe suit jacket with Black tie, and Ari sporting a shoulderless Maxi style deep blue top with Gold trim on the collar. Both seeming dolled up for the day.*
Ariana: “Thank you Kaylynn. Just goes to show that if you intend on changing your itinerary you should let the cruise director know so they don’t alert the authorities when you don’t come back.”
Raymond: “No kidding. All those officers searching for most of the evening and into the night when they could have been spending time with their families.” *He shakes his head and adjusts some papers as he turns to look at the side camera which focuses in on him* “Well at least they had somewhat decent enough weather for it. Though we hope there’s no more searches coming up, here’s Wilbert Woods to tell us what to expect from the upcoming days. Wil?”
*The camera cuts on over to Wilbert Woods at the weather desk, himself looking rather dressed up in a dark blue suit with light blue tie with diamond pattern.*
Wilbert: “Thank you Raymond. As you said it wasn’t a bad evening for the search teams, we haven’t yet been hit by any severe winter weather yet.” *The display behind him shows the weather map overlay radar* “Live Python weather track shows that we don’t have much in the way of clouds or rain coming in today or for most of tomorrow. Friday should be mostly sunny as well as Saturday with highs in the mid-forties today, getting up to the low fifties tomorrow. Overnight Saturday though, those clouds roll in giving us showers in the early morning Sunday which will only reach a high of thirty nine in the afternoon, sticking around that freezing point which means in some exposed areas you will need to watch out for patches of ice. No snow, however and Monday shows clouds lingering as this front moves along keeping temperatures in the mid-thirties, dropping to low twenties overnight. As that weather front passes through, Tuesday and Wednesday near the end of the month those clouds linger but temperatures get back up into the low fifties and upper forties. But will remain quite chilly in the twenties overnight. Thursday things warm up some more into the mid-fifties, and going into December there will be scattered showers heralding the new month but with the temperatures remaining in the mid-forties and only getting as low as thirty-eight there should be less chance of freezing. Saturday and Sunday of December will mostly remain Sunny and slightly warm with Temperatures lingering in the upper-forties and low-fifties. That won’t last, however as Monday December Fourth and onward temperatures start to drop with intermittent Rain showers sneaking in here and there, though with the higher temperatures, we don’t expect any snow to last or linger at most it should turn to a kind of slushy rain. “ *Indicating on the weekly planner the various highs and lows. As it cycles through to indicate what to expect over the next 10 days. *
Wilbert: “Remember if you are intending on getting in some boating at the end of the month to keep checking local wave and wind forecasts and always wear a life jacket. Back to you Raymond.”
*The camera cuts back to the news desk with Raymond shaking his head slightly*
Raymond: “Not bad but certainly not like the weather we have been enjoying so far this year.”
Ariana: “Right, I prefer my slushy to be mixed with fruit juice and not on the ground. Just a reminder to our viewers, today is the Bay Area Black Friday Big-Heart donation drive. It started this morning as various groups have volunteered to man the donation area at Arcadia Lodge collecting winter clothing and non-perishable food items for the less fortunate, as usual monetary donations will also be accepted. Our own news team will be working the donation drive this evening till Eleven PM. So come on out, donate to the cause and stop by to say hi to your favorite news team!”
Raymond: “There’s other news teams?” *Somehow he manages to deliver that line with a straight face and for his trouble gets a smack on the arm from Ari* “Residents of Cranberry islands are still without wired internet service as workers continue to repair lines damaged at the end of October. The company hopes to have service restored before December, but does not yet currently have a ETA. Cranberry Islesford service has been running wireless services for several of the islands for the past two weeks, but there are still residents who have been without service for almost all of November. The company President has stated that for residents of the islands will not be charged for the month of November, and will receive a credit for half off in December for the difficulties.”
Ariana: “It’s been a busy week for local Fire departments, and things don’t show any signs of slowing down, with that story we go to Dean Knopinski. Dean?”
*The camera cuts to one Dean Knopinski, Field reporter, standing at the local Bay Area Vocational High School grounds with several fire trucks parked at the end of the field and numerous men in uniform going through drills of pulling and connecting hoses to the trucks, while several instructors bark out orders and run them through an veritable obstacle course of training maneuvers all in front of a Several story tall Faux Front building with targets set up in the windows.*
Dean: "It's been a Busy time for the Volunteer firefighting groups around the Bay area. At the beginning of the month they were taking care of the biannual hydrant flushing. As our report at the time disclosed a good ten percent need replaced this year and of those Fifty percent need improved water pressure. The Vocational School behind me is slowly creeping forward with building a suitable training facility here for all the departments to use. As you can see they are currently using recycled playground equipment and a old Movie production facade to simulate conditions. They hope to Obtain the Funds and permits to begin construction of adequate facilities as soon as The February Caucus. "
*The Video shows stock footage of the Exercises the Firefighters have been doing most of the morning and cuts to a proposal model filmed earlier*
Dean: Not only that but in the upcoming weeks they will be working with the Forest service in assessing the risks of wildfires at randomly selected homes and businesses in the bay area as well as parks and all manner of other facilities to determine te risk of fire spreading, response time and all manner of other...."
*Whatever he's about to add is Overridden by a ~BLEEEEP~ As the housing Facade shifts with the Muddy ground and Suddenly pitches forward Crumpling like a Jenga stack and The Camera cuts out as the lumber and piping comes crashing down around Dean and the Cameraman. The Picture cutting back to the news desk.*
Raymond Wages: “I’m sure He’ll be fine." *Clearing his throat and adjusting some papers* "Those building facades aren't too terribly heavy after all."
Ariana: “Coming up after the break. Plans moving forward with Maine AllCare to see about providing universal Health care for all Maine Residents. What this means for your next trip to the Doctor. Plans to start upgrading garages for the local Public State facilities with Solar panels is delayed. Could Twenty-Eighteen be the year of a new holiday? Numerous local groups are petitioning to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’ll follow the process of their petitions.”
Raymond: “Also a good deed done, over a thousand dollars found in a local laundromat was returned to it’s owner, and Beer for supporting Service members, veterans and the Coast Guard, why buying this new black ale can help, and where to buy it, again after these words from our sponsors.”
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