5 Things You Need To Know: March 29, 2016

Today's News Highlights

Get your quick daily news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” a new feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after The Morning After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
 

1. MARCO MUZZO SENTENCED

The man who killed three children and their grandfather in a drunk driving crash last year has been sentenced to 10 years in prison minus time served, plus a driving ban of 12 years after time served. Marco Muzzo pleaded guilty to four counts of impaired driving causing death and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.


 

2. ROB FORD STATUE

While many mourn the death of former Mayor Rob Ford by paying their respects at City Hall, Ford Nation has been busy trying to get a statue erected in his honor. The change.org petition has almost three hundred signatures.


 

3. PLANE HIJACKED FOR LOVE

An Egypt Air flight was hijacked and diverted to Cyprus this morning. The passengers and crew were freed within a few hours. The man who hijacked the plane wanted to talk to his estranged wife. He has since been arrested. The police say the man was not a terrorist.


 

4. #WETHENORTH

The Raptors are hoping to break a franchise record of 50 regular season wins tomorrow when they host the Hawks at the ACC. They didn’t do it last night suffering a 119-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite the loss, fans were all smiles when Sam the dancing Toronto Starbucks barista was named performer of the game.


 

5. FBI VS APPLE

The US will not try to get Apple to turn over software that would allow the FBI to crack millions of iPhones. They found another way to get into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.


 

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6. UNICORNS ARE REAL

Researchers in Kazahkstan found a Siberian Unicorn fossil. It looked more like a rhino than a horse and weighed 9000 pounds.