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FIRST ALERT: Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

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Dems stage election-year sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

Democrats carried a remarkable House floor sit-in into a second day, disrupting the business of Congress with demands for gun-control votes in an unruly scene broadcast live to the world. Republicans branded the move as a publicity stunt before summarily adjourning the chamber until after the Fourth of July.

1 injured in Lincoln County crash

A violent crash happened late Wednesday night in Park City. It happened on Huntsville Highway near the Lincoln County Public Utility Office.

Heat index values should peak around 102 for Thursday

The summer-time heat will build over the coming days. Here's a First Alert to excessive heat index values we are forecasting for Friday and Saturday. The heat index should peak around 102° this afternoon, but we expect it to reach 104-105° in many areas Friday and Saturday. Actual highs will be in the mid-90s.


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