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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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US News: Mudslide Missing; Calif. Quake; Indiana Spill; Marathon Bombing; Students Mad after March Madness

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Number of missing from mudslide drops to 30... Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area... Winds and waves delay survey of Indiana oil spill... Marathon bombing suspect seeks to point finger at dead brother... Police fire pepper spray at students after March Madness game... Humane Slaughter of Chickens... Dead Porcupine Gives Life...

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World News: Malaysian Plane Update; Cuba Seeks Investment; Turkish Unrest; Terror, Rebellion Updates; World Cup Soccer Delays

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Black box detector to join Malaysian jet search... Cuban lawmakers OK key foreign investment law... Afghan official: Militants in standoff killed... Gunmen attack Pakistani journalist... Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked by government... Car bomb targets Lebanon army, killing 3 soldiers... Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production... Egypt court sentences 2 Morsi supporters to death... Police probe suspected fraud plot for Vatican bank... Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months...more World Cup Soccer delays...

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Regional News: Ballet Vandals; Fla Child Abuse, Murder; Nesting Hawks Agitated; Turtle Eggs Theft

Updated: 03/30/2014 - Vandals smash windows of Montgomery Ballet studio... Ala governor candidates... Bat fungus... Fla. couple charged with starving, torturing kids... Fla. mom charged with fatally stabbing son... Nesting hawks attack patrons outside Fla. library... Fla. man pleads guilty to poaching sea turtle eggs - twice in 4 years... Georgia colleges banning tobacco products.... Ga man tries to lure boy into truck...

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Day in History: Ronald Reagan; Alaska; Brando; Jeopardy; Ramones

Updated: 03/30/2014 - On March 30 - In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded in the attack were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty... In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million... In 1955, the movie "On the Waterfront" won the Academy Award for best picture. Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar... In 1964, the original version of the TV game show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC... In 1974, the Ramones' first concert took place at Performance Studio in New York...

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US News: Mudslide; Oil Spill; DC Cherry Festival but No Open Buds; Elevator Shaft Plunge; Cougar, Elephants

Posted: 03/23/2014 - 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide... Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migration... Medically induced obese Texas girl who had tumor has surgery in Ohio... Washington opens annual Cherry Blossom Festival while buds remain closed... Southern California no longer bank robbery capital... Girl survives 35-foot fall into NYC elevator shaft... Cougar attack spurs hunt... Elephants in Missouri escape...

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Ukraine, Malaysia Updates: NKorea Acting Up

Posted: 03/23/2014 - Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea... Search for Flight 370 continues with no solid evidence yet... NKorea fires short-range rockets for 2nd day

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World News: bin Laden Associates-"No Remorse"; Afghan, Iraq Terror Attacks; Turkey Leaders Ban Twitter over Corruption Scandal

Posted: 03/23/2014 - Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements... Gunmen searched twice before Afghan hotel attack... Pakistani Taliban to hold direct talks with gov't... Iraqi officials: Attacks kill 16... Syria: Army ambushes rebels who came from Jordan... Libyan official: US navy hands oil tanker to Libya... Swedish foreign minister: Turkey Twitter ban is stupid...

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Giraffe Licks Dying Zoo Worker

Updated: 03/23/2014 - Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumor and had difficulty walking or speaking. He wanted to pay a final visit to the co-workers and animals he loved...

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Regional News: 3 Small Plane Crashes; Spring Breaker Hit-and-Run; Fla Toddler Shot; Fla Officer Killed; Goodwill Ammunition

Posted: 03/23/2014 - Alabama plane crashes in Colorado... Spring breaker dies in hit-and-run... Fla. man charged after toddler son shot dead... Hurricane forecasting change... 2 small plane crashes in Fla... Officer shot, killed in central Fla... Fla. Legislature ready to pay former pig farmer?... Goodwill stores donating ammunition to Ga. police...

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Day in History: "Give Me Liberty"; Lewis & Clark; Beach Boys; Watergate; Liz Taylor

Posted: 03/23/2014 - On March 23 - In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1963, the Beach Boys released the single "Surfin' USA." In 1973, before sentencing a group of Watergate break-in defendants, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr. which said there had been "political pressure" to "plead guilty and remain silent." In 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died in Los Angeles at age 79.

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