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5 Things To Know on Friday, October 15, 2021

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 06:18:10-04

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. Hearing set for Nikolas Cruz
A court hearing is set today in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland. The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled abruptly Thursday and does not describe the purpose.


2. Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized to treat a non-COVID infection, his spokesperson said.
Clinton, 75, has been receiving treatment at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, California since Tuesday, the spokesperson added.

Bill Clinton
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks during funeral services for Henry "Hank" Aaron, at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. (Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves via AP, Pool, File)

3. Moderna booster shot for COVID-19 receives full FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration has now given full approval for the booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts made the decision Thursday to approve the shot half the size of the primary two shots.

Moderna booster shot for COVID-19 receives full FDA approval

4. Moonfest 2021 canceled; unable to meet safety requirements
The city of West Palm Beach announced on Thursday that organizers of Moonfest opted out of hosting the annual Halloween event for the second year in a row. Moonfest has been a staple for downtown West Palm Beach for nearly 30 years.

MoonFest won't happen again this year

5. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office announces arrest of 9 gang suspects
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday the arrests of nine people in connection with a year-long investigation into gang activity.

Gang suspects busted in year-long investigation

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Partly sunny today with some on-and-off showers through the late afternoon.

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On This Day In History
In 1991 Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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