- The animals at Zoo Boise didn't pair up two-by-two on Tuesday. That said, Boise saw its rainiest Oct. 9 since 1911. The National Weather Service says nearly a full inch of rain fell on the City of Trees. The good news is that a string of sunny days is in the Treasure Valley forecast for the rest of the week. But home gardeners should know that overnight temperatures are expected to drop below the freezing mark.
- In the southeastern U.S., Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm overnight and is expected to slam into the Florida Panhandle today. The Weather Channel says it will be the fiercest tropical cyclone to hit the mainland U.S. this year.
- [image-1] During its Tuesday evening session, the Boise City Council agreed on a three-to-two vote to accept The Grove Plaza as a gift from Boise's urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corporation. But the deal also includes a provision that if the city were ever to sell the The Grove, the proceeds would be earmarked to build a sports stadium in one of CCDC's urban renewal districts. Council Members Scot Ludwig, TJ Thomson and Holli Woodings voted for the unique arrangement, while Council President Lauren McLean and Councilwoman Elaine Clegg voted against it. Both McLean and Clegg said they were uncomfortable with specifically earmarking any proceeds exclusively for a stadium.
- The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees on Tuesday night 4-3, sending the Sox to the American League Championship Series. The pennant races are now set: It will be Boston versus the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League and the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Houston Astros in the National League.
- Taylor Swift cleaned up at last night's American Music Awards, taking home arm-loads of trophies, but Entertainment Tonight says the highlight of the evening was a gospel tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.
- Working moms and dads bringing their little ones to the office for lack of other options isn't anything new. But Susie Martin, a Minnesota meteorologist, turned a few heads when she wore her 1-year-old son on her back while delivering the latest weather forecast. Take a look: