Six things to know – 10/6/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Hurricane Matthew is moving towards Florida. It is expected to strengthen to a category four storm later today.

The Tennessee State Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether the state’s lethal injection protocol is cruel and unusual punishment. Thirty-three death row inmates sued after the state moved from a three drug lethal injection to a one drug method.

Twenty-four states have contacted the Department of Homeland Security due to hacking concerns of their election systems. FBI agents say the country’s election system is so decentralized it would be nearly impossible to broadly hack election day.

A $750,000 grant will help Illinois follow through on a new state law requiring special sexual assault response training for all 911 operators, police officers, and investigators. The new law goes into effect in January.

Traffic deaths are increasing in the United States. In the first six months of the year, more than 17,000 people have been killed on the roads and highways. Safety experts say the increase is because more people are on the road and the improving economy.

The Kentucky State Police will be taking back unused prescription drugs Saturday, October 22 at posts around the state. It will start at 10:00 a.m. The drops are free and anonymous.

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