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5 Things To Know on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 06:55:05-04

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more!

1. Brian Laundrie's movements, decisions during disappearance questioned
The FBI has confirmed the remains found at a wildlife reserve in southwest Florida are those of Brian Laundrie. Now, investigators are seeking to piece together more about how he and Gabby Petito both died.

What's next in Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito case?

2. Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman
Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of his new film "Rust" in New Mexico that killed the movie's director of photography.

Sheriff says actor Alec Baldwin fired prop gun on movie set, killing woman

3. School board members believe ongoing threats, harassment part of organized effort
Florida school board members harassed and bullied reveal the extent of the threats they've received and why, they believe, this harassment represents a much bigger problem.

School official harassment, threats part of 'organized effort' says school board members

4. CDC director signs off on Johnson & Johnson, Moderna boosters
Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rachelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation to offer COVID-19 booster shots from Johnson & Johnson and Moderna. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago are already eligible for a booster.

COVID-19 vaccinations
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021 file photo, people receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas. Coronavirus cases are continuing to decline in the U.S. after a winter surge. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the country dropped below 100,000 on Friday, Feb. 12 for the first time since November 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

5. FAU launches campaigns to prevent domestic violence
Police at Florida Atlantic University are asking students and faculty members who may be victims of domestic violence to come forward.

FAU launches campaigns to prevent domestic violence

Today's Forecast
Highs this afternoon in the upper 80s with some showers and storms possible through later this evening.

South Florida Friday morning forecast (10/22/21)

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First Alert Traffic
There are no major traffic tie-ups to hamper your morning commute.

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On This Day In History
President John F. Kennedy alerted Americans to the Cuban missile crisis on Oct. 22, 1962, declaring a naval blockade to prevent further missile shipments to the island country.

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