WATCH: Trump Impeachment Trial Opens and Flight Dumps Fuel Mid-Air

Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial of President Trump that officially opened today in the Senate, almost a month after the House voted to impeach the President. The Senate will look to determine if the President acted in obstruction of Congress and in abuse of his power. A flight heading to Shanghai dumps fuel on heavily populated school district in Los Angeles as it stopped for engine problems.

VP Pence hosts rally in Holland

Downtown Holland, Michigan got a big visit from Vice President Mike Pence and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on their Keep America Great bus tour. “Lots of people, all very excited today,” said Vice Chair of Michigan Federation of College Republicans Evan Oudekerk. “We’re looking forward to whatever he has to say.” Holland resident Anne Vanderziel had seen President Trump before and was excited to see the Vice President and former Press Secretary in person. “I came because I believe what Trump and Pence stands for,” said Vanderziel.

Watch Focal Point: Trump/Pence campaign comes to Michigan, MSU’s Impact Radio turns 30, Men’s Hockey highlights and more.

On this edition of Focal Point News, we give updates on the Impeachment hearings and we show how a man is bringing the Christmas spirit to Mason, Michigan. East Lansing has “Green Friday” deals and MSU’s College of Engineering present their work at Design Day

In Sports, Draymond Green retires his jersey and we highlight MSU Men’s Hockey vs. OSU. 

In Entertainment, the hit musical Aladdin comes to the Wharton Center. The stories and more on Focal Point.

Lots of snow, lots of preparation

In Michigan, it’s expected there will be a lot of snow come winter time. For Michigan State Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, it’s important to always be ready. MSU Facilities uses 63 trucks, plows and blades to clear campus roads and walkways on campus. The campus contains 57 miles of roadways, 115 miles of sidewalks and 28,000 parking spaces. During the winter, MSU Facilities will get news of an impending storm and they’ll load vehicles with brine road treatment, a mixture of salt and water.

A new holiday sale in East Lansing

Black Friday was a week ago, but Green Friday is this weekend. It’s East Lansing’s version of the holiday sale. “Got to get some Christmas shopping done,” said Michigan State sophomore and East Lansing resident, Abigail Ording. And that means shopping just in time for the holidays. “I was going to go down to Clever Clover because they just expanded the store, opened it up so I’m going to go check it out,” Ording said.

A farm for the holidays

For Dr. Mel Koelling, his 180 acre tree farm in Mason is his life. After 37 years at Michigan State, he retired and now works his farm full-time. At the beginning of the season, Koelling had over 90,000 trees on his property. Now, it’s his season to sell. “We expect to sell 3,000 more trees,” he said.