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Lanes remain closed along Hwy 72 in Colbert Co.

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Hey it's Friday!! Margo Gray here with your morning headlines...

The east bound lanes along Highway 72 near Cherokee remain closed this morning following an 18 wheeler that caught fire carrying hazardous material. Westbound lanes are open.

Do you guys remember all those shootings, one right after another in Huntsville earlier this month? Well, Huntsville Police officially know they were all connected and say it points to an 18 year-old. Tips from you, led them to Brandon Javon Woods who had to be picked up by U.S. Marshal's in Ft. Wayne Indiana. He's waiting extradition back to Alabama. Believe it or not, police tell us that the victims in this case were not very cooperative. Our Muriel Bailey will break this story down & who else police arrested at 5:00 & 6:00 this morning.

UBER is coming to Huntsville. Huntsville's City Council gave it and other car services the green light to set up shop. They work by allowing customers to order and pay for a car service using a cell phone app. The city says this new ordinance will only add to the growing community.

A Browns Ferry Plant worker is in the Decatur Morgan Hospital after a fall where he suffered cuts and radiation exposure. TVA said the worker received a "minor amount of radiological contamination" Wednesday after he fell about five feet and cut his forehead. TVA said the man was "successfully decontaminated" and was listed in stable condition.

PREPARE FOR LOUD NOISE/EMERGENCY VEHICLES/HELICOPTERS FRIDAY EVENING OVER HUNTSVILLE.

It's only a mock disaster at the U.S. Space & rocket center 9th annual "Be Ready Camp." You'll heard what sounds like a loud explosion followed by the arrival of multiple emergency vehicles and at least one helicopter flying over. All the excitement starts at 6 p.m. so keep in mind, it's only practice.

Let's get this Friday started, Lauren & I will see you in a few. Have a safe day & a safe weekend!

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