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Dothan Area Weather Forecast Jan 26

Updated: 01/26/2014 - WINTER STORM WATCH for Tuesday evening into early Wednesday afternoon...POSSIBLE freezing rain, icy roads, power outages and ending with snow accumulations... For additional information keep abreast of the latest weather and news related to the upcoming likely wintry mixed precipitation - stay tuned to WTVY-TV and to the WTVY-TV web weather and news.

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US News: Maryland Mall Shooting; Michaels Possible Data Breach; Autistic Boy's NY Funeral; Car News; Dog Show Adds Mixed Breeds

Updated: 01/26/2014 - Police disable devices found in Md. gunman's bag... W.Va. company ordered to remove tanks after spill... Hospital: No decision on order to end life support... Anti-abortion activists rally in San Francisco... Michaels Stores investigating possible data breach... Funeral held for autistic NYC boy who vanished... NADA: New car sales expected to rise 5.8 percent... Chrysler dealers upbeat about purchase by Fiat... 15 accounted for after fleeing rollover in Arizona... Westminster Dog Show change gives stage to mixed-breed dogs... Too warm for Alaskan dog racing...

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World News: Another Cruise Ship Illness Breakout; Cuba vs Terrorists?; World Unrest Updates

Updated: 01/26/2014 - 281 passengers ill aboard Royal Caribbean ship... Cuba bank law targets terror, money laundering... 8 confirmed dead in Quebec fire, 24 missing... Afghan, Pakistan Bombings... China Ethnic Violence... Syria antagonists `haven't achieved much' in talks... Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon Unrest... Ukraine Political Divisions Continue... Philippines, Muslim Rebels Ending Violence?... New Dolphin in Brazil...

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Regional News: Ala Jobs; Boy Falls from Balcony; Frozen Hydrants; Free Sheep

Updated: 01/26/2014 - Insulation firm to reopen plant in eastern Alabama... Ala boy in stable condition after falling from balcony... Floridians who lost homes to receive $1,500 checks... New Fla teaching certification scores... Miami Beach skater heads to Olympics... Braves new location deal sealed... Alabama driver dies of cardiac arrest in Columbus... Frozen hydrants hinder Ga firefighters... Ga high school get free sheep...

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Day in History: Ben Franklin and the Bald Eagle; US Misses the Moon; Buddy Holly

Updated: 01/26/2014 - On this date (Jan 26)... In 1784, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the bald eagle as the symbol of America... In 1939, Principal photography began for David O. Selznick's movie version of "Gone with the Wind."... In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon -- but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles. In 1956, Buddy Holly made his first recordings for Decca Records. Two years later on this date, Holly and the Crickets appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."...

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US News: Domestic Spying Reform; Red Cross Emergency Pet App; Nut Theft a Growing Problem; NYC Noise

Posted: 01/19/2014 - Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying... Red Cross app offers help with emergency pet care... Horse slaughter blocked by federal law... California nut farmers ban together to fight theft... W.Va. spill exposes a new risk to water from coal... Men with sledgehammers rob jewelry store in crowded Memphis mall... Noise is No. 1 quality-of-life complaint in NYC...

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Regional News: Barbershop Slaying; Body Stuffed with Newspapers; Fla Home with Ghost For Sale; Fla Oysters, Wood Storks, Habitats Improving

Posted: 01/19/2014 - Barbershop death... campus rape... Stuffing Ga. teen's body with paper deemed legal... Cuban newspaper editor defects... 2 tons of illegally harvested oysters seized in FL... Advocates say canal project improving Florida Bay... For sale: SW Fla. home, 'harmless' ghost included... Great white shark tracked off central Florida... Wood storks return to Fla sanctuary...

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Day in History: Free Speech; 1st Presidential TV News Conference; Iran Hostages; Beatles Reunion Nixed

Posted: 01/19/2014 - On Jan 19 - In 1764, John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament for seditious libel and obscenity (the former charge was for criticizing a speech delivered by King George III; the latter, for penning a pornographic parody of Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man")... In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower... In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months... In 1976, promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million to reunite for a concert in the U.S. Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million. They refused...

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US News: WVa Spill; Neiman Marcus Hacked; Cat in Drainpipe; Weather Channel Says You Cannot Live Without Them

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Tap water may be out for days after W.Va. spill... Weather stops Idaho plane crash recovery; 5 dead... Search resumes for missing 7-week-old Memphis girl... Federal Reserve paid government $77.7B in 2013... VA under fire for proposed disability filing rule... Neiman Marcus is a victim of cyber security attack... Sharon remembered as leader dedicated to Israel... Black rhino hunting permit auctioned for $350,000... Cat rescued after 3 winter days in Ohio drainpipe... Virgin Galactic spaceship makes successful flight... Weather Channel claims Direct TV is endangering lives...

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World News: Hardline in Middle East; Can Iraq, Afghanistan Quell the Violence?;

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Abbas says he won't make concessions on Jerusalem... Former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon dies at 85... Iran: Initial deal on implementing nuclear deal... Iraq: at least 60 killed in 2 weeks Anbar violence... Afghan officials say own troops to secure election... Official: Clash between 2 tribes in Libya kills 15... Report: Military chief urges Egyptians to vote... Africa sees violent, deadly start to 2014... Ukraine: Opposition leader injured in clashes... 5 die as helicopter crashes in Colombia...

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Regional News: Dead Man under House; Tub Drowning; Sea Turtles, Dolphins; Fla Child Abuse; Southern Storms

Updated: 01/12/2014 - Ala man found dead in chair under ex-wife's house... Ala and Ga Saturday storms... Kiffin back in SEC... 1-year-old Fla. boy drowns in tub in Panama City... Sea turtles rescued from cold waters near PC... Wounded vets swim with dolphins in Fla. Keys... Fla. woman convicted for caging boy in closet... Cops say 13-yr-old forced to strip at Miami club... Record cold weather then strong storms in Ga...

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Frigid Winter Has Returned for Much of Central, East & Southern US

Updated: 01/05/2014 - Historic freeze could break Midwest temp records... It hasn't been this cold for decades... One meteorologist says, "If you're under 40 (years old), you've not seen this stuff before."...state recap through Saturday.. (See the WTVY-TV Weather Web Section for more information...)

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US News: Capitol Dome Needs Repairs; 4000 in Maine still wihout Power; Extended Job Benefits End

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Capitol Dome Renovations... A week after ice storm hits Maine, more than 4,000 still without power... Federal government ends extended jobless benefits... Health law to put calorie info on vending machines... Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1... Despite files, Conn. school shooter remains enigma... Kerry to return next week to Middle East... Police: New Mexico mom admits to kicking child... Pregnant nurse fired in Pa. over flu shot... Pa. man admits beating `Amish Mafia' star... Death of man in Border Patrol custody investigated... Separate avalanches in Wyoming kill 2 within hours... Times Square preps for New Year's Eve bash...

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US News: Strong Storms Slam Mid South; Teen in Shooting Dies; Dying Pa Girl Gets Wish

Posted: 12/22/2013 - Storms kill 2 in southern US, thousands lose power... Hospital: Teen who was shot at Colo. school dies... Weather mix threatens to frustrate holiday travelers... Rough health law fallout tightens key Senate races... Obama: Give current Iran sanctions time to work... Report: CIA helps Colombia kill rebel leaders... Obama keeping with tense situation in South Sudan... Ohio man indicted in rape and death of girl, 9... Dying Pa. girl gets Christmas carol wish granted... John Eisenhower, historian and Ike's son, dies... Obama: Bipartisan budget law a hopeful sign... Clinton will decide on 2016 'sometime next year'...

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World News: Lockerbie 25 years later; Africa, Syria, Iraq News; Saudi Virus; Topless Rio

Posted: 12/22/2013 - Memorials to mark Lockerbie attack 25 years later... UN helicopter hit, downed in S. Sudan... Attacks across Iraq kill 15 people, including senior military commander... Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo... China lashes out at Japan's new defense plan... Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus... Gunmen kill anti-polio worker in NW Pakistan... UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery... Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs... Arab League rejects US proposal in Mideast deal... 'Topless' protest falls flat in Rio de Janeiro...

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US News: NE Snowstorm; Arlington Wreaths; Budget Bill; China, US Military Ships Almost Collide; Drones for Agriculture

Updated: 12/15/2013 - Fast-moving snowstorm arrives in the Northeast... Maine wreaths laid at Arlington National Cemetery... Prospects for budget legislation are solid in Senate... Ryan's budget plan: A bridge over the divide?... US says Chinese warship nearly struck Navy cruiser... Agriculture the most promising market for drones... Sheriff: Colo. gunman planned to hurt more people... 200 assemble in Denver to honor Sandy Hook victims... Wichita: Undercover stings used to fight domestic terrorism... Man dives between tracks as NYC subway approaches... Police say NY teen parents made toddler smoke pot... RV users help Amazon keep up with holiday rush... Michelin recalls 1.2 million tires in US... Appeals court vacates ban on US horse slaughter... Lawyer disputes SF hospital stairway death report...

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World News: China Not Pleased with N Korea; Syrian Chemicals; Iraq, Egypt, Afghan Updates; Iran Irked with Pakistan

Posted: 12/15/2013 - N Korea's Jang's execution leaves China in delicate position... Venezuela grounds flight over terror threat... Mandela goes home... Desmond Tutu says he will attend Mandela funeral... Ships to haul 500 tons of Syrian chemical agents... Bombings, shooting kill 12 people in Iraq... Thousands evacuated from flooded Gaza homes... Vote on Egypt's constitution set for Jan. 14-15... Karzai hopes US will reframe security agreement... Iran cancels Pakistan gas pipeline loan... 21 workers killed in gas blast at Chinese mine... 6,000 people dressed as Santa Claus run in Spain...

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China Softly Lands Rover on the Moon: 1st Lunar Lander in 4 Decades

Posted: 12/15/2013 - State broadcaster China Central Television showed images taken from the lander's camera of the rover and its shadow moving down a sloping ladder and touching the surface, setting off applause in the Beijing control center. It said the lander and rover, both bearing Chinese flags, will take photos of each other Sunday evening... China's space program is an enormous source of pride for the country, the third to carry out a lunar soft landing -- which does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries -- after the United States and the former Soviet Union. The last one was by the Soviet Union in 1976... China sent its first astronaut into space in 2003, becoming the third nation after Russia and the United States to achieve manned space travel independently. In 2006, it sent its first probe to the moon. China plans to open a space station around 2020 and send an astronaut to the moon after that....

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Day in History: Bill of Rights; Sitting Bull; "Gone with the Wind"; Glenn Miller;

Updated: 12/14/2013 - On Dec 15 - In 1791, the Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia. In 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other tribe members were killed in Grand River, S.D., during a confrontation with Indian police. In 1939, "Gone with the Wind" had its world premiere in Atlanta. It starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. In 1944, a plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared during a flight over the English Channel. He was a U.S. Army major at the time. Forty years later, British authorities said the plane was probably hit by explosives jettisoned from British fighters.

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Snow, Ice, Deep-Freeze Chill Large Swath of US

Posted: 12/08/2013 - The snow, ice, and frigid temperatures have led to power outages and dangerous roads in more than a dozen states.... state-by-state look at frigid blast hitting US...

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US News: Detained Vet Back Home; Wind Farms Allowed to Kill Eagles; Calif Health Exchange Sharing Unauthorized Personal Data

Posted: 12/08/2013 - Detained US vet Merrill Newman, 85, home from North Korea... Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal... Gov't to allow wind farms to kill eagles... 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattles central Oklahoma... Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers... Calif. health exchange shares personal data without consent... Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 or worse... Obama, Bush, Carter, Clinton to attend Tuesday service for Mandela... Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary...

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