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CODE YELLOW: We are under a Flash Flood Watch until 7pm Saturday night for many parts of the mid-state. The National Weather Service will survey damage today after reports of a tornado in Wilson County. 

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OUCH! That's gotta hurt... - 05/28/14

For the last 13-years, Charlie Whitehurst has worn the number-6.  The Titans quarterback sporting six in everything from Clemson Orange to San Diego Baby Blue. But you won't see him in it in two-toned blue this fall.  Why? 

You're not going to believe this.

Brett Kern has worn number-6 for the past five years.  So he's got first dibs on it.  Generally what happens is the new player (in this case Whitehurst)  makes an offer for the jersey.  It's usually a pretty good chunk of change (five figures in some cases).  The newcomer pays the vet, and that's that.  Not in this case.

Instead, the two decided to arm wrestle for the number.  That's right.  I said ARM WRESTLE.  That alone is enough to raise some eyebrows, not to mention a ton of wagers, in the locker room.  Here's the kicker.  Kern is the Titans PUNTER. 

So the two are going to go all Sylvester Stallone "Over the Top"  for number-6.  Cool.  Now you'd think that Whitehurst would have a huge advantage because he's a quarterback and Kern's just a punter.  Punter's are routinely made fun of as being "non-athletes", guys that can barely walk and chew gum.  Surely, that have no chance in a strength contest. 

But Kern isn't your typical punter.  He also played basketball in high school, as well as long jumping and hurdling on the track team.  He's an ATHLETE.

Kern is also apparently a pretty good arm wrestler.  At least better than Whitehurst, because according to his Instagram account, the punter took down the quarterback. 

So the winner, and still wearer of the number-6 this fall is:  Brett Kern.  The Punter.  All I have to say to Charlie Whitehurst is, "OUCH!  That's gotta hurt."

That, and enjoy number-12.  Your new number.

 

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POLICE-GOAT

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Some Detroit-area cops are dealing with some real animals. Officers in Shelby Township had to take control of a black goat when it was found wandering a city park this week. Last month, the department rounded up an aggressive stray pig that charged a woman doing yard work. The pig was briefly detained and a photo of its ride in the back of a police cruiser went viral. The department is now trying to get the goat off its hands. Officers have posted a picture on Facebook, asking, "Does anyone know who owns this goat?!"

STONER CAMP

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Plans for a pot-friendly ranch resort in Colorado have been snuffed out. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities like hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting the resort says it won't open after all. The deal was kicked after the announcement made international headlines and became the butt of jokes on late-night TV.

FIREWORKS TRUCK EXPLODES

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) -- Fourth of July has come early along a Southern California freeway. A van packed with fireworks exploded yesterday in what one witness calls a "psychedelic" display. But the sparkling sight was a headache for everyone caught in the backup that ensued. The burned out van briefly closed the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the start of the holiday weekend. The driver of the van fled and hasn't been found.

MAILING METH

HONOLULU (AP) -- Most people see a toaster oven and think breakfast. Some criminals, think crystal meth. Two men are pleading not guilty to helping mail six pounds of methamphetamine from California to Hawaii in a four slice toaster. And it's not the first time drug smugglers have gotten savvy with shipments to the island state. Meth has previously been shipped to Hawaii in mannequin heads and stuffed animals.

 
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