5 Things to know for Tuesday, August 19

The top five stories FOX 17 is covering this Tuesday:

1. Tear gas, Molotov cocktails, and stun grenades: More chaos in Ferguson

ferguson latestAn evening of peaceful protests devolved into another night of chaos in Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer. The most recent protest began with a march that stretched so long that different parts chanted different slogans. However, the scene deteriorated when a handful of protesters threw rocks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails at police. Officers responded by firing stun grenades and tear gas canisters. At least 31 people were arrested after the latest round of violence. Read more: Another violent night in Ferguson

2. Deadly crash briefly shuts down I-196 near Hudsonvilledeadly 196 crash

A 46-year-old man has died following a crash on I-196 early Tuesday morning. The call originally came in as a vehicle fire around 4:40 a.m. and all traffic was re-directed to eastbound M-6. Police say the victim was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. He was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The left lane of the highway reopened around 5:20 a.m. Read more: Deadly crash briefly closes I-196 near Hudsonville

3. SNL announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

Don Pardo, thdon pardoe longtime voice of Saturday Night Live has passed away at his home in Arizona. He was best known for starting every show with “It’s Saturday Night Live!” and announcing the cast, musical guest, and weekly host. Pardo was the voice of nearly every episode from the show’s premiere in 1975 until last year. Pardo also provided the voice for game shows including “The Price is Right” and “Jeopardy!” Read more: Longtime ‘Saturday Night Live’ announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

4. GRPS Back to School Celebration to be inside City High Middle School

Students at Grand Rapids Public Schools will get to have some fun before the new year starts at the grps back to school celebrationdistrict’s annual Back to School Celebration. However, the event, originally scheduled to be at John Ball Park, has moved to inside City High Middle School on Plainfield Avenue because of weather. GRPS sees the event as a way for families to get information, and a way for kids to get excited about the upcoming year. The event will feature free food, giveaways, and live entertainment. School uniform providers will also be available for families who need to purchase uniforms for their elementary and middle school students. Read more: GRPS moving Back to School Celebration inside

5. Firefighter fulfills foster teen’s wish

aaron and darric tigers adoption story17-year-old Aaron has been searching for a forever home and said that he’d always dreamed of going to a Tigers game. On Sunday, Darric Roesler, a firefighter from Muskegon, made that dream come true complete with seats along the first base line in the seventh row, and a Tigers hat, shirt, and bag. Roesler also gave Aaron a tour of his fire station, where he surprised him with the news about the game. In even better news, Aaron also has a forever family lined up to adopt him. Read more: Muskegon firefighter grants Tigers game wish for foster youth

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