– Advertisement – Alex Trebek ABC/Eric McCandlessAhead of the Monday episode, the game show announced it would be honoring the late star, who died on Sunday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “Today’s show features a special message on behalf of everyone in the Jeopardy! family. 💜,” the show’s official Twitter page wrote, noting that the host had taped shows through December 25. “They will air as he intended, in his honor.”- Advertisement – “Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” the Wheel of Fortune host, 74, tweeted. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”White, 63, said she will “cherish the many memories” she’s shared with the late star, noting she will “always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”The Dancing With the Stars judge, 52, paid tribute to Trebek via Instagram, writing, “Today the light of life dims with the loss of one of the brightest lights … Alex Trebek you will be missed dearly.”The longtime television host publicly revealed in March 2019 that he suffered from stage IV pancreatic cancer.“Now, normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m gonna fight this,” he said in a YouTube video at the time. “I’m gonna keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”The Canada native detailed his battle with the disease in his memoir, The Answer Is, which was published in July.“I’ve lived a good, full life, and I’m nearing the end of it. I know that,” he wrote.Trebek is survived by his wife, Jean Currivan, and their two children, Matthew, 30, and Emily, 27.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Gone, but not forgotten. Jeopardy! paid tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek in first show back following his death on Sunday, November 8.At the top of the Monday, November 9, episode, executive producer Mike Richards opened the show, sharing that Trebek had died at age 80 over the weekend.- Advertisement – One day prior, Jeopardy! confirmed Trebek’s passing after his nearly two-year cancer fight.“Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the announcement read via Twitter. “Thank you, Alex.”Fans of the hosting legend, including Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Carrie Ann Inaba, mourned the loss of Trebek via social media.- Advertisement – “This is an enormous loss for our staff, crew, for his family, for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. In fact, he taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago,” Richards said, holding back tears. “He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family. We will air his final 35 episodes as they were shot. That’s what he wanted. On behalf of everyone here at Jeopardy!, thank you for everything Alex. This is Jeopardy!”
Indianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill today warned Hoosiers and visitors in Indiana to be on the lookout for scams targeting house rentals this Memorial Day Weekend and during the week of the Indianapolis 500 race.The Consumer Protection Division is encouraging vigilance by renters, homeowners and those purchasing tickets to the Indy 500 race.Attorney General Hill urged those attending the Indy 500 to be on alert for fraudulent tickets and other scams related to race weekend. High-profile sporting events are prime targets for scammers.Here are some tips on avoiding ticket scams:Buy tickets from a trusted vendor or the official website.Only use a credit card to purchase tickets; never use cash or wire money for tickets you’ve found online.Be wary of advertisements with extremely discounted prices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.In addition to ticket scams, those traveling in Indiana should be aware of fake rental listings and always consult Google maps and images to confirm that the rental property you are booking really looks like the photos posted online.Anyone looking to rent their properties on Memorial Day Weekend should also be on the lookout for scams. The counterfeit check scam is among the most common reported to the CPD. Scammers might contact the homeowner acting as a prospective renter and offer to pay above the listing price, asking the homeowner to transfer any excess amount to a third party. These scammers will provide a counterfeit check, defrauding the homeowner if they agree to forward the excess funds.The Consumer Protection Division encourages homeowners and prospective renters to follow these steps to avoid rental scams:Pay by credit card for all online transactions. If the listing is fake, you can file a dispute with your credit card provider and receive a refund within 90 days. Do not open links taking you outside websites you know to be legitimate. Scammers will often email links with payment instructions that take you outside of the payment services of legitimate websites with which you are familiar. This is a phishing attempt to steal credit card information. Never pay with gift cards or wire transfers. Search the images of posted rentals on http://images.google.com by clicking the camera icon in the search bar and then pasting the URL of the posted rental image into the search box. Results showing a listing for the same property with a different address may indicate a scam.Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Attorney General about any suspected scams or scam attempts. You can file a complaint by visiting indianaconsumer.com or calling 1-800-382-5516.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Non–profits have the opportunity to get their hands on some funding this spring. The United Way of Northeast Michigan is accepting mini–grant applications. They are due April 5.Organizations may apply for funds up to $1,000 dollars. It can be used for agencies, community needs and innovative projects.Fundraiser chairperson for United Way Steve Jakubcin says more non–profits could take advantage of this opportunity to expand their resources and outreach.“It’s extra money they may not be planning on having,” says Jakubcin. “The United Way does this twice a year: once in the spring, once in the fall. So, they may be able to apply for some money they weren’t counting on.”Download an application online on the United Way office website or stop in the office at the Aplex in Alpena.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Troopers in search of theft suspect in CadillacNext Minute with the Mayor: Marijuana in the City