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Day in History: Magellan; Revolutionary War; Sultana; Reagan; Nixon

Updated: 04/27/2014 - On April 27 - In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed... In 1777, the only battle in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War... In 1865, the steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing more than 1,400... In 1982, the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan, began... In 1994, former President Richard M. Nixon was remembered at a funeral service attended by all five of his successors...

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Area River Levels & Flood Stages Apr 22 Tuesday Morning Update

Updated: 05/22/2014 - Latest river / stream FORECAST levels in the WTVY-TV viewing area... LATEST NEWS: All streams have either crested or will do so in the next day or two... This will be the last update for the current river situation...

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Area River Levels & Flood Stages Apr 21 Monday Morning Update

Updated: 04/22/2014 - Latest river / stream FORECAST levels in the WTVY-TV viewing area... IMPORTANT: Bad Automated River Forecast Levels for Pea and Chipola rivers have resulted in upward revisions at Ariton and Marianna Choctawhatchee River has been revised down slightly at Caryville (other revisions have also occurred)

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US News: Military Forces in Europe?; Wyoming Landslide; NASA Engineer Key to Space Travel Dies

Updated: 04/20/2014 - US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe... Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town... NASA: Engineer's ideas vital to moon landing success dies... Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy... Texas search group, FAA, at odds over drone use... Hate crime charge in NYC attack on Sikh professor... Documents detail another delayed GM recall... Keystone Pipeline, Energy Unites and Divides...

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World News: Easter; 'Miracle'; Korean Ferry; Sub Search; Ukraine News

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Pope to celebrate Easter Mass... Costa Rican woman attributes miracle to late Pope John Paul II... 13 bodies retrieved from inside Korean ferry... Sub search for missing jet to be finished in a week... Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal... Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West ... Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt updates...

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Regional News: Farley Exercise; Bo Jackson; Big Sharks off Fla Panhandle

Posted: 04/20/2014 - Farley Nuclear Plant conducting exercise... Bo Jackson leading annual charity ride through Ala... Majority of Ala legislators accept automatic raise... Panhandle fisherman report increase in big sharks... NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs... Woman killed when car crashed into her house... Peach returning to name of Atlanta bowl game...

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US News: FedEx Truck on Fire?; Boston Bombing Anniversary; Cattle Released; Spacewalk Needed

Posted: 04/13/2014 - NTSB: Claim about truck fire before bus crash still not confirmed... Boston announces marathon public safety measures on anniversary of bombings... Feds release all cows gathered during NV roundup... Bucket truck tip over kills 2 on Cape Cod... 4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho... Space station computer outage requires spacewalk...

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World News: Forest Fire, Smoke Threaten Valparaiso, Chile; Malaysian Jet, Ukraine, Syria Updates; Baby Charged with Attempted Murder

Posted: 04/13/2014 - Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city... Syria rebels, government confirm another poison gas attack... Long hunt for missing Malaysian jet looms as pings go silent... Ukraine Update... Pakistani baby charged with attempted murder... Report: Ex-Marine gets 10-year sentence in Iran... Pacific earthquake...

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Regional News: Judge Rules for Indian Casinos; Fla Guitar Store Closes; Atlanta Traffic Copter Reporter Dies; Everglades News

Posted: 04/13/2014 - Ala property tax basis in question... Judge rules in favor of Indian casinos in Alabama... Revamped NASA rover race under way in Huntsville... Man observing alligator in Fla. bitten by poisonous snake... Fla store that supplied guitar gear to music legends closing... Fla Woman recounts historic 1964 flight around world... Rare whooping crane spotted at Lake Okeechobee... Atlanta traffic reporter Herb Emory dies... Ala woman reunites Ga soldier with lost journal... 2 teens running from dogs killed by cars in 2 days...

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Area River Levels & Flood Stages Wed Apr 9 Morning Update

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Wednesday Morning Apr 9 Update - Rainfall totals since Friday Apr 4 ranged from 3.0 to 6 plus inches for most of the area... As a result area streams / rivers have risen - rapidly in some cases... Here are the LATEST river / stream FORECAST levels in the WTVY-TV viewing area...

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Area River Levels & Flood Stages Tue Apr 8 Morning Update

Updated: 04/07/2014 - Tuesday Morning Apr 8 Update - Rainfall totals since Friday Apr 4 have ranged from 3.0 to 6 plus inches for most of the area... As a result area streams / rivers have risen - rapidly in some cases... Here are the LATEST river / stream FORECAST levels in the WTVY-TV viewing area...

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Dothan Area Faces Severe Weather Threat Monday

Updated: 04/07/2014 - UPDATED 10:30pm cdt Sunday Severe Weather threatens the WTVY-TV Dothan coverage area Monday... (more information can be found in the WTVY weather section)...

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Regional News: Plane was in a Spin; Wrong Way Fatal Crash; Fla Blueberry Success

Posted: 04/06/2014 - Investigators: Airplane in spin before fatal crash... Man driving wrong way causes fatal Fla highway crash... Space Station supply launch... Blueberry bushes and business blooming in Florida... Georgia girl, 10, killed in apparent gun accident... Heroin-stuffed Teddy Bear is focus of police probe... Car slams into man on park bench, breaks his legs...

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Day in History: "1st" Olympics; Edward R Murrow; Elvis; ABBA

Updated: 04/06/2014 - On April 6 - In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece... In 1954, a month after being criticized by newsman Edward R. Murrow on CBS' "See It Now," Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., given the chance to respond on the program, charged that Murrow had, in the past, "engaged in propaganda for Communist causes."... In 1974, Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song "Waterloo."...

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