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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Iraq War Veteran Risks Life To Rescue Hit And Run Stray

KANSAS CITY, Mo. An Army veteran helped rescue a stray dog that was hit by a car Tuesday along a busy Lee's Summit highway.

The driver who hit the dog did not stop.

Schneider told vets that he tried to pick the dog up, but the beagle was in a lot of pain and was defensive. He was able to coax the dog off the highway.

Schneider said he called 911 and was referred to animal control for help.

Blue Pearl said Schneider waited almost three hours in the rain with the dog until a friend with a pickup truck came. The dog was placed on a makeshift stretcher and then taken to a Lee's Summit veterinary clinic, where he was stabilized before being moved to Blue Pearl.

"My combat lifesaver training kicked in and I'm thankful I was able to use it to help him," Schneider said in a news release. "Having served in Iraq, you see a lot of loss, which is one of the reasons I was determined to see him make it."

Veterinarians said the dog had broken ribs a torn windpipe and internal bleeding. Staff named the dog Buster and said he was expected to recover.

Attempts to identify the dog's owner have been unsuccessful. Schneider said he will give the dog a home once he is well enough to leave the animal hospital.