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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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Turning attention to baseball - 04/26/14

It's the time of year when football and basketball are behind, and baseball takes center stage for a few months. Sure, the NBA and NHL playoffs are in progress, but soon they'll also be gone and the Boys of Summer will be all that's left until training camps start for pro and college football. I'm going to go out on a limb this year. I know their recent postseason history hasn't been good, but I have a good feeling about the Braves this season. Could Atlanta get back to the World Series?  After a hot 15-7 start, I like the look of Atlanta this season. Three weeks in, I'm predicting A's vs. Braves in the Fall Classic. If I'm wrong, at least you weren't charged anything.

 

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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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