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Man killed during fishing tournament on TN River; Update on request to cancel prayer caravan

Good Tuesday evening. Here's what we're working on for WAFF 48 News at 10…

We're following up with the latest developments in a story we first brought you as breaking news earlier this evening. One person is dead after a boating accident on the Tennessee River near Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. We know the victim is a 65-year old man from Limestone County who was a passenger in a boat taking part in a fishing tournament. Marine Police said he was killed when he came in contact with a low-hanging power line. WAFF 48's Charles Molineaux is on the scene working to get the very latest details.

We're also following the story on the Freedom From Religion Foundation's letter to the Cullman County School Board asking that they cancel their annual "Prayer Caravan." This is an update to a story we first brought you last week. Every year, school leaders and city officials from the Cullman County school system travel to every campus within the system to pray or the upcoming school year. The FFRF sent a letter to the school system requesting that the August 10th event be cancelled even though it's not a school-sponsored event. WAFF 48's Shumuriel Ratliff is digging into the details here and will have the very latest at 10.

We're also following up on President Obama's visit to Chattanooga today to talk about his "Better Bargain for the Middle Class" plan. WAFF 48's Margo Gray was on hand at the plant in Chattanooga today and will have more on what the president had to say about improving the economy.

We hope you'll join us for these stories and much more at 10.

See you then!

-Mark Thornhill

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