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Chief Justice Roy Moore (Source: WBRC video) Chief Justice Roy Moore (Source: WBRC video)
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17 miners trapped underground

Rescue efforts are underway right now for 17 miners who are trapped in a salt mine in Lansing, New York. Rescue workers have contacted the crew, and they appear to be uninjured.

U.S. Attorneys: AL 'must follow' SCOTUS ruling

The U.S. Attorneys Office says Alabama must follow the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Wednesday, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order to stop the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. attorneys Kenyen Brown and Joyce Vance White issued a statement in response late Wednesday night and said, "We have grave concerns about this order, which directs Alabama probate judges to disobey the ruling of the Supreme Court. Government officials are free to disagree with the law, but not to disobey it. This issue has been decided by the highest court in the land and Alabama must follow that law."

Powerball jackpot goes unclaimed

There were no winners in last night's drawing for the historic $500 million Powerball jackpot. Powerball officials say that the jackpot will now continue to grow, reaching an estimated $675 million by the next drawing on Saturday, which will be the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Slightly warmer morning ahead

Thursday will start off a bit warmer, hovering in the mid-30s for the most part. The wind chill is not as harsh as it has been the last couple of days, but it will cause temperatures to feel like they're in the upper-20s to low 30s. Temperatures will peak in the lower 50s by the afternoon with increasing cloud cover throughout the day.

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