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Hurricane Matthew is battering the Atlantic coast of Florida and has left more that 300,000 people without power. At least 283 people have lost their lives in Haiti because of the storm, and that number is expected to rise. Matthew will continue up the east coast of the United States. Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina are under a state of emergency.
The second presidential debate with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump takes place Sunday at 8CT/6PT
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is looking for support for what they are calling a Children’s Bill of Rights. It states every child has the right to climb a tree, catch a fish, picnic in a park, hike a trail, ride a bike, splash in the creek or river, discover plants and wildlife, play in the sand and mud, gaze at the night sky, chase a firefly, plant a seed and watch it grow and harvest and eat a fruit or vegetable. A recent study found that several areas in Austin “park deficient” making it harder for kids to get outside and get active. They are hoping the effort might raise the chances that they will get a grant that would be used to educate kids and promote getting outside.
APD releases information about downtown robberies–Of the 19 robbery cases APD responded to downtown in the last two months, 17 of the victims were alone, 26% of the victims were intoxicated and all of the robberies occurred between 8:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
Help is needed in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew left close to 300 people dead and thousands without power. Mission of Hope Haiti says their organization is here to help by delivering food, water, medical supplies and tents. World Concern.