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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for October 3

Posted at 10:51 AM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 10:50:27-04

1. We know which ArtPrize entries made it into the Top 20.

The entries are split between four categories: 2D, 3D, Installation, and Time based.

There are more than 1,400 entries this year. Eventually, just one artist will take home the $200,000 grand prize in the public vote.

For some of the artists, finding out they're in the Top 20 was quite the shock.

The full list of the Top 20 can be found at

This year's competition runs through October 9th.

2. Two priceless paintings by Vincent Van Gogh that were stolen years ago have finally been found.

The artist painted these works more than 100 years ago.

They were stolen in 2002, from the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands.

The museum said that Italian investigators found the paintings as part of an ongoing investigation into organized crime.

Apparently, they found the paintings in the basement of a drug broker's apartment.

The museum said that the paintings were in pretty good condition, but the frames are missing.

3. The campaign stops in Michigan continue as former president Bill Clinton is set to be in state today to campaign for his wife.

He has several stops scheduled including Saginaw and Flint.

According to the Clinton campaign, he's expected to talk about his wife's economic plan.

The visit will also be an opportunity to encourage people to register to vote, ahead of the fast approaching October 11 deadline.

So far, Clinton doesn't have any stops in West Michigan, but there is a voter registration event on Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek.

4. If the opinion polls are accurate, voters really haven't taken to either of the major party presidential candidates this election year.

So, there may be extra emphasis on the next big debate, as it features the vice presidential candidates facing off on the issues.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine will share the stage Tuesday night at Longwood University in Virginia. You can watch it all live right here on Fox 17, starting at 9 p.m.

The format will be much like the first presidential debate lasting just 90 minutes and it will be the only debate for the vice presidential nominees.

5. Job seekers, polish your resume and dress to impress.

Woodland Mall is hosting a job fair this Saturday.

More than 20 stores within the mall are looking to hire, especially for the holiday season.

There are plenty of opportunities from part -time positions to full-time.

It'll run from noon until 6 p.m.

Be sure to visit guest services first for the list of participating businesses.