5 Things To Know Friday

Head into the weekend by catching up with everything you need to know. 

1. John Glenn

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday. He was 95. In addition to his place in history, Glenn also served as a Senator from Ohio for 24 years and was a decorated veteran. 

2. Chuck Jones

A day after being called out by President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter,  United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Chuck Jones was not backing down. Jones criticized Trump for misleading Carrier workers and the U.S. about the number of jobs that were saved. "I think we could use a little more honesty."

3. Cold Case

State officials announced Thursday they had arrested and charged a man with three killings in the summer of 2008. Harold Patterson was charged in connection with the murders of Raymond "Flip" Hite, Lamar Gresham and Carlos Ortiz, which took places over the span of two months. 

4. Hartford Cop

Sean Spell, the now-retired Hartford cop at the center of a state probe, has been charged with assault. The charges stem from a incident where Spell kicked a prone suspect during an arrest earlier this year. 

5. Overdose Deaths

More people died from drug overdoses than ever before, according to new government data. The spike was due in large part to a sharp increase in heroin deaths - which rose to 12,989 last year. The number was slightly higher than the number of gun homicides. 


                                           On This Day

1906 – Teddy Roosevelt wins the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first American to win a Nobel Prize.

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