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Scattered AM rain showers

We’re starting this morning with cloudy skies, scattered rain showers, and a few rumbles of thunder. No severe weather is expected today, but rain showers are likely, with the steadiest rain falling south and east of Huntsville with the rain more isolated in nature towards the Shoals.


19 levees being monitored in Missouri, Illinois

19 levees stationed along the Mississippi River and its tributaries are currently being monitored at this time due to the recent winter flooding, threatening hundreds of homes. Evacuations are being ordered in some places, with Missouri governor Jay Nixon activating the National Guard to assist with security in evacuated areas and to help keep road closure sites clear.


Manhunt underway after shooting near FAU

A manhunt is underway after a 19-year-old was shot dead at a campus housing complex near Florida Atlantic University. The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday and a lockdown went into effect at the complex for several hours while officers armed with rifles patrolled the area. Police said they're looking for five people for questioning in the shooting.


Another GOP candidate drops out

Former New York Governor George Pataki has officially dropped out of the presidential race. Pataki made it clear Tuesday night in a broadcast message in early primary states and posting the video online. Pataki joined the race in May but failed to gain much momentum and is the 5th GOP candidate to pull out of the presidential race.


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