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Don't drink the water!

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   Thousands of people who live in Morgan and Lawrence Counties are angry, scared and looking for answers this morning after being told "don't drink your water!"  Trent Butler here to let you know what we're covering for you on this Friday morning. 
   The West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority told its customers on Thursday they shouldn't drink the water or cook with it. This announcement was made after the EPA revealed that unsafe levels of chemicals were found in the water. 
  This morning, we'll tell you what's next for the thousands of people who are affected. We'll tell you about the effort to get them bottled water and what 
state and federal officials are planning to do to make sure their water is safe in the near future. 
   We're also covering some sad news involving the U.S. military. Five soldiers died after a truck overturned in flood waters in Texas. Also, a Navy pilot died after crashing his Blue Angels fighter jet outside Nashville. Plus, a Thunderbird pilot is fortunate to be alive after crashing his F-16 at the end of a flyover during the Air Force Academy commencement ceremony attended by President Obama in Colorado.
   If you're ready to celebrate the weekend, we've got you covered. The calendar is full of entertainment options, from Rock the South, to Frontier Days, to a demolition derby! 
   Before you head out to eat this weekend, you'll want to catch Jack Madison's Kitchen Cops report. So many restaurants performed poorly on their health inspections, Jack had to break up his presentation into two parts! 
   David Ernst is showing us some slightly cooler temps and a higher rain chance in his weekend forecast. Please join us for WAFF 48 News Today. 

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