The Daily Scoop 10-6-2016

The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.

Mall of America Will Close Thanksgiving Day

The Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping center, is making a bold move this holiday season. The shopping center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year.

The Mall of America has been open on Thanksgiving since 2012 and says it’s giving the day back to employees so that they can spend time with their families. About 1,200 mall employees will have guaranteed time off.

Black Friday has long been the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season, but in recent years, Thanksgiving Day has become an increasingly popular day to get a head start on shopping.

The mall will reopen at 5 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving—just in time for the Black Friday rush.

Blake Griffin Accidentally Hits Opponent with Shoe

In a pre-season tune-up against the visiting Toronto Raptors Wednesday night, LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin invented a new way to get his teammates open.

Second quarter, LA’s Jamal Crawford loses his shoe as Griffin sets a pick for him. Griffin then grabs the sneaker, but in his attempt to toss it off the court, he hits Toronto guard Cory Joseph in the face!

Police Donate Bike To 6th Grader

Police in one Charles Mix County community went above and beyond to help a special needs student.

A couple weeks ago, MJ, a sixth grader at Wagner Middle School, had his bike stolen. MJ’s mom told a Wagner police officer what happened, and after hearing the story the officer made some phone calls and was able to get a new bike donated.

Yesterday he and another officer presented MJ with the brand new bike.