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Five Things You Need to Know Today, April 15

Hat fundraiser at Reeves today.

"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Friday, April 15. Here are five things you need to know:

  1. Sunny day: The sun will be with us to start our weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS forecasters are predicting sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s. Expect northeasterly winds around 10 miles per hour today, too. Enjoy the sun while it lasts today, the NWS predicts we’ll have a rainy Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Hats welcome: The is holding a today for multiple sclerosis. Wear a hat, bring a donation! Don’t have a hat? Get creative and make one!
  3. Youth service: It is at the . Members will be participating in a club clean-up and hands-on activities, while learning about recycling and other environmental endeavors.
  4. In case you missed it: The for the double-murder of Totman Drive residents Joanne and Alyssa Presti in January of 2004 was upheld by the state’s Superior Court yesterday. According to legal documents, the defense argued that DNA should not have been used against Michael Bizanowicz. But a judge ruled yesterday that the conviction stands. .  
  5. Death of a President: On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died in the Petersen House in Washington D.C. Lincoln had been shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth while watching the show "Our American Cousin" at the Ford's Theatre. Lincoln is honored as the president who led the country through the Civil War. He also issued the executive order the Emancipation Proclamation that freed 3.1 million slaves in the United States and led to the abolition of the practice of slavery.

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