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CHICAGO has a huge reaction to a Video of a cop shooting a black teen that sparks protests: DEMONSTRATORS took to the streets of Chicago in largely peaceful protests last night after dash-cam video of the shooting of a black 17-year-old by a white police officer was released — with more protests planned for the holiday weekend. FOX NEWS
If you’re hitting the road today with an eye on a turkey dinner, you’re not alone. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically the busiest travel day of the holiday weekend. You’ll want to avoid the roads from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. if you can, because that’s when it will be a peak time for drivers to be on the roads. For those traveling by air, today should be relatively calm.
RadioShack is on the comeback trail, and its first appeal to holiday shoppers comes today, when the electronics retailer plans to run its Black Friday deals a day before any other major chain. Stores will feature nearly 100 different deals, and stay open an hour later than normal on Wednesday. The once-outdated electronics retailer filed for bankruptcy protection in February and closed more than half its stores this year, but it since has undergone a transformation under new ownership and management.
A first grader who was collecting socks for children in the hospital, dropped off more than 1,300 socks at Women & Children’s on Tuesday. Michael DeLaPlante’s goal was to collect 200 pairs of socks to give to teenagers and kids being treated at the hospital. He shattered that goal delivering more than 1,300 socks. Michael collected socks from his classmates, friends and parents co-workers. He drew posters and hung them at school, and the school sent letters home with students to let their parents know about the effort. Michael wasn’t doing this for a school project either; he said he just wanted to do something nice. He said the hospital can get cold, and he wanted the patients there to have something to keep their feet warm on Thanksgiving.
A strong northeast wind roaring out of the Fraser River Valley at speeds over 50 mph is spreading south and west across parts of the Puget Sound region and Kitsap County, triggering thousands of power outages and some tree falls.
One driver miraculously escaped injury when a large tree fell across their car along SR-305 at Laura Loop Road near Poulsbo, according to the Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger.