You do not want to miss Friday's Big Morning Broadcast.  Sailors take over the kitchen at Studio Big to cook Karen some 'SOS!'

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Not only will I be in Navy heaven tomorrow, but it's also 'Free Plug Friday.'  So, if you have a business, non-profit or event you would like to promote, be ready to call in tomorrow.  We'll try to get as many as possible on the air.  You can also post on Facebook and Twitter.

Day Tripping

Since Mark and I are already thinking about vacation next week. We asked you this morning about best day trips.

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Thank you for all the good ideas. I'm sure we'll steal one or two!

Weather

Sunny and 78.  Mix of clouds and sun in the North Country, maybe an afternoon shower or thunderstorm and a high of 70.

Top News Stories

More clashes In Ferguson
Police in Ferguson, Missouri aren't expected to say until later today how many arrests they made during last night's violent protests in the city near St. Louis. Some in the crowd protesting the weekend fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen threw molotov cocktails and other objects at police. Police responded with tear gas and smoke bombs. Hours earlier, Ferguson's police chief said race relations were a top priority.

Mazzaglia To Be Sentenced Today
The man convicted of raping and killing a University of New Hampshire student who rejected his sexual advances is set to be sentenced today to life in prison. Family members and friends of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott are expected to address 31-year-old Seth Mazzaglia when he is sentenced.

Heavy Rain Leaves Thousands Without Power 
Thousands of electric customers in Maine remain without power after record-setting torrential rains battered the state. Central Maine Power Co. was reporting more than 4,500 homes and businesses without power on Thursday morning, concentrated in Lincoln County.

Stupid News

Montazuma, Colorado is suing all 61 registered voters because they can't sort out votes from an April election.  All 61 voters have to show up in court so a judge can question them on their ballots.

Joke du Jour

A cabbie picked up a passenger, the man held on for dear life but finally yelled:
"Hey, you must really believe in yourself to drive like that!"
Not really, I just close my eyes and hope for the best!

Coming Up Friday

It's a "FREE PLUG FRIDAY!" Plus, the U.S. Navy stops by Studio Big to cook us 'SOS!'