Six things to know – 11/30/16

Here are six things to know for today.

At least three people have died in wildfires burning in Tennessee near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Firefighters say wind gusts are helping to spread the flames and also making it harder to put them out. More than 14,000 people have evacuated.

A former University of Kentucky player serving a life sentence for rape will have a parole hearing today. Tom Payne has spent three decades in prison. Payne now claims he is a changed man who wants to help others.

Police in Anna, Illinois arrested a robbery suspect overnight. They believe he is connected to three armed robberies in Anna at Farm Fresh, Hardee’s, and Capaha Bank. Police are not releasing a lot of details about the arrest right now except that it happened around 9:00 p.m. and that the suspect is from Union County.

President-elect Donald Trump says he is leaving his business to his kids so he can focus on being the nation’s 45th president. Trump tweeted this morning that legal documents are being drawn up to make the change. Trump plans to hold a news conference with his kids about them taking over the business on December 15.

Democrats in the House of Representatives elect their party leaders today. Nancy Pelosi of California has been House Democratic leader for 12 years. She faces a challenge by Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio.

A section of KY 1741 in Carlisle County will be closed this morning starting at 8:00 a.m. It is to allow for repairs to the Gray Creek culvert. The road is expected to be closed until 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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