Five Things You Need to Know: Aug. 31

Some local news for your morning.

Today is Friday, Aug. 31. Here are five things you need to know:

  • Summer Day: Temperatures are expected to be in the low 90s most of the day, with clear sunny skies.
  • Outages: Verizon is Check back for updates.
  • Live Chat: Check out the transcript from our Or check back for the highlights.
  • Cheap Gas: Planning to gas up your car for the Labor Day weekend? has gas for $3.70 a gallon for regular.
  • This Day in History: In 1887, Thomas Edison patented the kinetoscope, which was used to produce moving pictures. In 1940, Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married. In 1965, Congress created the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1994, Russia officially ended its military presence in the former East Germany. 

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