Six things to know – 12/30/15

Here are six things to know for today.

Transportation officials are keeping an eye on local river levels and preparing to close some busy highways in the coming days. Paducah will also raise the flood gates this weekend ahead of the Ohio River’s expected crest next week.

A magnitude 4 earthquake hit near San Bernardino, California overnight. No serious damage or injuries were reported.

Chicago’s mayor and interim police superintendent want to make serious changes to the city’s police force. They plan to make those announcements this afternoon, just one day after Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty in the death of Laquon McDonald.

Get ready to see a lot of campaign ads from Presidential candidate Donald Trump. He announced plans to spend $2 million in political ads for the new year.

If you got any Martha Stewart cookware for Christmas, make sure you don’t use the frying pans. The pans are under a recall because the rivets connecting the pan to the handle could come off.

The 2016 New Year’s ball in Time Square will drop this afternoon for a test run ahead of the official countdown. This year’s ball features more than 2,000 sparkling crystals and weighs about 10,000 pounds.

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