Six things to know – 11/9/15

Here are six things to know for today.

Protests over race and discrimination at the University of Missouri are getting a boost. At least 30 African American football players announce they will not participate in team activities until the university system’s president is removed.

Patients will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time in Illinois today. The state’s cannabis program director says there will be up to 25 dispensaries by the end of the year.

President Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to mend their rocky relationship when they meet at the White House today. It will be the first time Netanyahu has spoken to the President face to face in more than a year.

Murray State University President Robert Davies will give his first state of the university speech tomorrow. Davies is expected to address a possible tuition increase, changes to admission standards, and new scholarship models.

Community members and loved one will say their final farewells to Richmond, Kentucky police officer Daniel Ellis tomorrow. He was killed in the line of duty last week. Visitation for Officer Ellis is tomorrow form 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum. His funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Tearing down the last buildings along the southside of the court square in Mayfield will cause some road closures. Crews will close parts of South 7th Street and South 6th Street overnight between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

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