MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the Vice Presidential debate to Gabby Giffords stopping in Minnesota, here are the four stories to know from Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Vice Presidential Debate
The 2016 Presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail a day after a fiery Vice Presidential debate in Virginia. Tim Kaine repeatedly tried to pin Mike Pence to Donald Trump’s controversial comments — while Pence attacked Hillary Clinton’s record as Secretary of State. Clinton and Trump meet for their second presidential debate this Sunday in Missouri.
Giffords Stopping In Minnesota
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is kicking off a six-week tour on gun violence prevention in Minnesota. The event will be at Minnetonka’s DFL field office at 3 p.m. this afternoon. Apple Valley will host a second event at 6. Giffords was shot in the head at a grocery store parking lot in Tuscon in 2011. Since then, she has made gun violence prevention her main mission.
Hurricane Matthew Latest
Hurricane Matthew is slowly barreling toward the Bahamas. The Category 3 storm, packing winds of 145-miles per hour, made landfall in Cuba Tuesday after causing massive devastation in Haiti. It’s killed at least 11 people. Forecasters expect Matthew to hit Florida sometime Thursday.
20th Annual Walk & Bike To School Day
Leaders at more than 4,400 schools across the country hope their students will either walk or bike to school Wednesday morning. It’s part of the 20th Annual Walk and Bike to School Day. About 140 schools in Minnesota are participating. It’s a chance to encourage healthy living and help kids learn about pedestrian safety.