Six things to know – 9/30/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Doctors are encouraging you to get the flu shot. 93 million doses of the vaccine have been sent to doctor’s offices and pharmacies across the nation. Doctors say the shot is the best weapon against the virus that kills thousands of people each year.

The 20th annual Southern Illinois Irish Festival is being held in Carbondale through Sunday. It begins with a concert tonight. The outdoor Celtic Fair will be at Walker’s Bluff Saturday and Sunday.

Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell will retire today. He has been on leave of absence since announcing his plans to retire earlier this month. You’ll vote for his replacement in the November 2018 election.

Today is your last chance to comment on a proposed timer salvage sale at Land Between the Lakes. This is part of clean up efforts after a storm in July. The proposed Birmingham Ferry Salvage sale project would take place in the area of forest service roads 114, 117, and 118.

The teen accused of shooting three people at a South Carolina school on Wednesday is expected in court this morning. Two students and a teacher were wounded in the incident at Townville Elementary School.

Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before the train barreled through a station too fast, smashing through a concrete-and-steel bumper. A 34-year-old mother was killed by falling debris during the crash Thursday and more than 100 others were injured.

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