5 things to know this morning - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

5 things to know this morning

Posted: Updated:

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Rice withdraws name from Secy. of State consideration

UN Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for the Secretary of State slot on Thursday. President Obama said that Rice's decision shows "an admirable commitment to rise above the politics of the moment to put our national interests first."

2. Salvation Army's "Toy Town," needs your help

The Salvation Army in Sioux Falls says it's in desperate need of Christmas gifts for their annual "Toy Town." They say they need gifts for older children, both boys and girls. These toys that are collected over the next few weeks will be given out at their annual distribution at "Toy Town," December 20th and 21st.

3. Pipestone district, family, friends remember Nick Wieme

It happened early Thursday morning at a hotel along the iconic Magnificent Mile. Nick Wieme, 23, went to the top of the hotel with his girlfriend to take photos around 1:00 a.m. Police say he climbed the smokestack for a better shot of the Chicago skyline and fell in.

4. New oil may be leaking from deepwater horizon site

BP and the Coast Guard are reportedly working to determine whether new oil is leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drill site. Satellite photos have been documented oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico.

5. Brooke Burke-Charvet on mend after cancer surgery

After undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous nodule on her thyroid last week, "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is on the mend. Burke- Charvet tweeted that her life is "getting back to normal" and that seven days after her surgery she's "still sore but getting there."

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.