MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, Nov. 19. They include the latest on tensions and protest in North Minneapolis, and a list claiming to reveal the most hazardous toys of the holiday shopping season.
Tensions High Overnight At 4th Precinct
Police say they had to spray chemical irritant at a crowd gathered around Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct after trying to remove tarps, and having rocks and bottles thrown at them. The protests follow the shooting early Sunday morning of Jamar Clark. Protestors told WCCO they wanted to make the precinct a “no-cop zone” and the best way for them to do that was to make sure they couldn’t get in our out. Police said they used chemical irritant twice overnight, but protesters maintain it was more often.
Suspected Paris Attacks Mastermind Killed
Authorities say the suspected mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks has been killed. Officials say Abdelhamid Abaaoud’s body was found in an apartment building targeted in Wednesday’s raid just outside Paris. Belgian authorities conducted raids in various locations around Brussels. President Francois Hollande is working with French lawmakers to extend emergency powers for three more months.
Jared Fogle To Be Sentenced
Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle will be sentenced in federal court Thursday for child porn and sex crimes. Fogle agreed in August to plead guilty to the charges. The 38-year-old admitted paying for sex with girls as young as 16 and receiving child pornography. Prosecutors want 12 and a half years, while Fogle’s lawyers argued for five.
List Of Potentially Hazardous Toys Released
You may want to check your holiday shopping list twice. The consumer watch dog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) says Jurassic World velociraptor claws top the list of hazardous toys this year. They say the dinosaur claws can cause eye and facial injuries. It also says watch out for a product called “Poo-Dough,” a Play-Doh reminiscent substance that contains wheat and could trigger allergies.