5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 30, 2016

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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. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE

It was a heartbreaking day for Jennifer Lake Neville yesterday. The man who killed her three children and their grandfather in a drunk driving car crash was sentenced to a mere ten years in prison. Marco Muzzo could be out on parole in three. Hopefully the mothers message will make YOU think twice about drinking and driving.


 

2. ROB FORD FUNERAL

Today Rob Ford will be laid to rest. His two kids and brother Doug will speak at the funeral, which scheduled to begin at 12PM at St. James Cathedral. The the Ford family will host a public celebration of his life at the Toronto Congress Centre tonight from 6:30 to 9:00.


 

3. GHOMESHI’S LAWYER DEFENDS HERSELF

Marie Henein told The National that she was just doing her job defending Jian Ghomeshi. She deleted her twitter account after repeatedly being called out for betraying her sex. Peter Mansbridge asked her about comments made online that include “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help women.” Henein will defend Ghomeshi a second time on June 6th.


 

4. PARKING FINE INCREASE

Parking fines are going up tomorrow. You will be charged $150 for blocking sidewalks, double parking, stopping in TTC zones and blocking HOV lanes. The move is part of Mayor John Tory’s fight against rush hour traffic.


 

5. HIJACKER SELFIE

Wow, is the hijacker selfie really a thing? Yes. Yesterday during the Egypt Air hijacking one of the passengers thought it would be a good idea to get a selfie. Luckily nobody was injured and the hijacker who demanded to speak with his estranged wife was arrested.


 

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE GENIUS

A contestant on Wheel of Fortune took home more than $76,000 after guessing almost a dozen word puzzles with hardly any letters revealed at all. Check out the unbelievable video.