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Morning Buzz: 5 things you should know for September 2

Posted at 10:49 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 10:50:05-04

1.) The Department of Natural Resources reminding everyone to mindful of their campfires this Labor Day weekend. If a fire starts to get out of hand, call 911 right away before trying to just contain it yourself. Also, do not bury a fire because it actually can keep going underground.

2.) Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump will be making a stop in Michigan over the Labor Day holiday. According to FOX 2 WJBK, he will be trying to win the support of African-American voters while attending a church service Saturday, followed by a one-on-one interview with Detroit Bishop Wayne T. Jackson. Sources say Trump will be asked tough questions, specifically when it comes to police misconduct.

3.) A heads up from IRS which is saying that there could be a 2017 tax delay for some. This applies to those who are claiming earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. There's a new law that requires the agency to hold all of those refunds until at least mid-February. The IRS adds that it will allow more time to prevent anyone from losing their returns because of identity theft or fraud. February 15 is when the IRS says it will start issuing those refunds and expect to give most refunds in 21 days or less

4.) All Celebration Cinema locations will offer closed captioning. This follows a lawsuit filed by The National Association for the Deaf last month because it was not offered at their Benton Harbor location. Now, closed captioning devices as well as descriptive audio devices for the blind will be available by mid-October. Currently, they are in the Grand Rapids and Lansing cinemas.

5.) Move over Pumpkin Spice! Starbucks is adding the Chile Mocha to its fall menu. It's espresso with a blend of cocoa powder and spices steamed together with milk, topped with cayenne, ancho chile, paprika, cinnamon, sea salt and a little sugar. The drink is very similar to a Mexican hot chocolate. You can enjoy this drink starting on Tuesday, Sept. 6.