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FIRST ALERT: 10 U.S Navy sailors released by Iran--the latest on WAFF 48 News Today

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Sailors released from Iranian custody

10 U.S. Navy sailors have been freed after being taken into custody by Iran. The sailors were taken into custody, being held at Farsi Island after their ship drifted into Iranian waters yesterday. The nine men and one woman are currently being evaluated by medical staff aboard the USS Anzio. Their release comes just hours after mixed messages from Iranian state media outlets.

Drawing tonight for record-breaking jackpot

The Powerball jackpot is now up to $1.5 billion dollars and thousands of folks are flocking to get their hands on a coveted ticket. The jackpot continues to grow after the winnings went unclaimed in the last two drawings. The drawing will be held Wednesday night. In the meantime, if you'd like some ideas on how to spend your Powerball winnings, check out this link.

Clear skies, cool temperatures

Wednesday morning will start out about 5 degrees cooler than Tuesday morning, generally in the mid-to-upper 20s. Skies will be clear and sunny and temperatures will warm up into the 40s but the afternoon.

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