6 Things to Know: November 24
1. All eyes are on Ferguson, Missouri, where the grand jury will meet to discuss possible charges against police officer Darren Wilson. He could face charges ranging from murder to manslaughter in the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
2. Some Republicans have threatened a government shutdown in response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The president is opening the way for 5 million illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.
3. Holiday travelers will enjoy cheap gas prices this Thanksgiving week. The national average sits at $2.82, more than 40 cents cheaper than this time last year.
4. Contractors plan to knock over the main in-water pier of the Old Ledbetter Bridge today. The pier is the one closest to the Livingston County side.
5. Temperatures in parts of the east coast could reach 60 degrees today, posing a flood threat as the 7 feet of snow starts to melt. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a possible evacuation.
6. Our Local 6 and Regions Bank Spirit of Giving Toy Drive kicks off today! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any Regions Bank location in our area now through December 19.