Six things to know – 11/17/15

Here are six things to know for today.

Protests continue in Minnesota two days after 24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot and killed by a police officer. Fifty-one people were arrested after hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters shut down Interstate 94 for more than two hours.

Russian investigators say a bomb brought down Metrojet flight 9268 shortly after taking off from Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack.

A Marshall County man could get 10 years in prison when he is sentenced today. John Mikulich was indicted by a grand jury in April after Mikulich’s infant son was found unresponsive in a bathtub filled with water. The child died at a Louisville hospital 10 days later.

Today, Gibson Electric members will vote on the proposed merger with Hickman-Fulton Rural Electric Cooperative. Hickman-Fulton members previously voted in favor of the merger back in October. If the merger is approved, it will go into effect January 1st of next year.

AAA will release the annual Thanksgiving holiday travel forecast today. It will provide estimates on how many Americans are expected to travel next weekend. It will also look at gas prices, hotel costs, and airline ticket prices.

The word of the year is Emoji. Every year Oxford Dictionaries picks a word they think captures the year’s biggest trends or changes in the English language.

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