Catch the Drift

By Zach Logan, News Editor

Our news editor gives you a look at what’s trending so you don’t get left ashore.

NBC’s Saturday Night Live announced on Tuesday that outspoken GOP presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, will host the show on Saturday, November 7. The gig is not a first for Trump. Back in 2004, the billionaire hosted the comedy show for the first time saying that he was “a ratings machine.” According to NBC News, Trump’s appearance will come “almost exactly a year before Election Day, which will fall on November 8, 2016.”

Earlier this month, NBC premiered its 41st season of the popular comedy sketch show. During the season premiere, democratic presidential contender, Hillary Clinton made a special appearance where she did her own impression of Trump. No word yet on what Trump or the show’s writers have up their sleeves for the November 7th episode. Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

A Florida woman was recently arrested and charged for DUI after police say she allegedly used the video streaming app, Periscope, to broadcast a live feed of her driving home drunk. According to Bay News 9, the driver can be heard on the video saying, “I’m driving home drunk” and “let’s see if I get a DUI.”

Lakeland police said they received numerous 911 calls from Periscope users who saw the broadcast of the allegedly intoxicated woman driving home. One Lakeland officer downloaded the app to help locate the woman. She was arrested. The woman’s attorney released a statement regarding the incident including, “She is a young professional with a bright future. When her court date is set, I will be entering a plea on her behalf of not guilty.”


Following almost two weeks of being shut down, all lanes of Interstate 95 (I-95) near Charleston, South Carolina are back open this week. The interstate shutdown was just one of the effects from the torrential rainfall  the state received earlier this month. Crews shut down a total of 16 miles of I-95 to repair certain sections.

According to the Associated Press, “drivers had to take a 170- mile detour through Columbia instead of the normal 75-mile drive on I-95 between I-26 and I-20.” The state continues to try to work through the devastation. Over 200 state roads remain closed.