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WATCH WAFF: Widespread power outage reported in Athens; Charles Dunnavant trial expected to begin today

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Widespread power outage in Athens

We've received reports of a widespread power outage affecting much of Athens this morning. We're working to confirm the total number of people affected and also when power is expected to be restored. We'll continue to update you as we find out more.

Dunnavant trial set to begin today

The trial for a man accused of sexually abusing and holding a child captive is set to begin at the Madison County courthouse on Monday. Charles Dunnavant faces both federal and state charges. Dunnavant was charged with crossing the state line with the intent to engage in a sexual act with a child under 12.

We hope you'll join Lauren Morrison, Trent Butler and David Ernst for WAFF 48 News this morning. Remember, you can always watch online at WAFF.com/Live or by tapping "Watch Newscasts" on your WAFF News mobile app.

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