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5 Things You Should Know Today: Aug. 11

From events to gas prices to the weather, we've got info important to Northville today.

1. Northville weather

There's a chance of showers today along with cloudy skies and a high near 72, according to the National Weather Service. In the evening, there's a slight chance of showers before 2 a.m. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and a low around 56.

2. Gas prices

The lowest reported gasoline price in the Northville area – according to DetroitGasPrices.com via GasBuddy.com – is $3.95 per gallon. That price is reported to be available at the Sunoco station at Five Mile and Haggerty roads. Before your commute, be sure to check out our live traffic map.

3. Event

There will be a at Booksellers at 11 a.m. It's recommended for ages 3-6 but all children are welcome to listen to a story and build a take-home craft.

4. This day in history

On this day in 1934, according to History.com, the first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island. They were regarded as some of the country's "most dangerous" prisoners.

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