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Search resumes for helicopter wreckage in Lauderdale Co.

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Good Morning, Happy Tuesday & Happy World Health Day, It's Margo Gray with your morning headlines!!

This year's theme for World Health Day is food safety, because food borne illnesses kill more people around the world than you realize. We'll break that down at 5:30 a.m. & 6:30 a.m.

The search for the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into the Tennessee River in Lauderdale county will start again at 8 a.m. today. Crews believe they've found where is went down Monday afternoon just west of the Natchez Trace bridge. They believe only the pilot was on board during the crash. Our Muriel Bailey will breakdown what that pilot was doing at 5:00 & 6:00 a.m. on WAFF 48 News Today.

A deadly van crash involved a Huntsville heavy metal band. The van went off the interstate in North Georgia while on the way to a show in Atlanta. The van carried members of the group Wormreich along with members of a second group. Three passengers were killed, but so far, we don't know who.

We now know when a Madison Police officer will make his first appearance in federal court. A federal grand jury indicted Eric Parker last month on a charge of unreasonable force. His arraignment is now set for April 21st. Officials say he slammed an Indian man on the ground in a Madison neighborhood back in February. Parker also faces an assault charge in Limestone County.

Deliberations will begin today in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. During closing arguments Monday, Tsarnaev's lawyers agreed with prosecutors that Tsarnaev conspired with his brother to bomb the marathon and planted one of two pressure-cooker bombs that exploded that day but argued he does not deserve the death penalty.

I tweeted about this right before I went to bed because it was so sad that just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116 year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas. Six days to be exact after the death of a 117 year-old Japanese woman last week.

Weaver was born in 1898.

Alright, let's get this party started. Jim starts things off at 4:30 a.m., I'll join him at 5:00 a.m.

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