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CODE YELLOW: Heavy Rains Expected Overnight

A few showers could pop-up around the mid-state this afternoon, but our Microcast model shows the heaviest rain to arrive in Nashville around 3am. Areas to the west of the city will see it sooner and areas to the east will see it later.  Some storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy pockets of rain.  A few left-over showers could hang around as late as Friday night, so area high school football games might be wet.

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Sacrificing Health Care for Veterans

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New this morning, there's new evidence the department of veterans affairs is sacrificing the healthcare of our veterans for cash bonuses.   

Millions of veterans get healthcare from the VA. But millions more have no choice but to wait for disability claims, even just basic medical care.

Retired marine Dick Johnson needed routine cataract surgery to restore his sight.

But his local VA medical center told him his wait would be a year long, so he paid for the surgery out of his own pocket.

In Los Angeles and Dallas, The Washington Examiner uncovered medical documents belonging to thousands of veterans' was intentionally destroyed.

In 2012, the VA handed out more than three-million dollars worth of bonuses to senior executives.

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