Hurting for Storm Victims - 04/29/14

  Sometimes during a big weather event like we had last night, some people call and complain about missing part of a television show because of the wall-to-wall nature of our weather coverage.  When you see the reality of what happened in places like Lincoln County, I hope people understand why we do what we do on nights like that. 
  It's nothing short of a blessing to have information to warn people in time to make a difference.  It's a privilege to be among those whose job it is to share that information.  My sympathy to the families connected to the two confirmed deaths in Lincoln County and all the other storm deaths across the country. 

 

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Last Update on April 21, 2015 07:06 GMT

WHITE DIAMOND

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's just the thing for your special someone. A "perfect" 100-carat diamond goes up for auction today. Sotheby's says the classic emerald-cut gem could bring up to $25 million. It's an internally flawless D color stone, which the auctioneer says is considered "perfect." One Sotheby's expert says the stone's transparency is like "a pool of icy water."

MARIJUANA BUST

ROSS, Texas (AP) -- It's green and leafy -- but it's not tea. Authorities in the Waco, Texas, area report busting a man on pot charges during a traffic stop. According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, a deputy found four vacuum-sealed bags and $1,400 in cash in Guanyu Chen's car. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Chen claimed the bags contained tea. A drug-sniffing dog indicated otherwise. Chen has been ordered held on $10,000 bond.

JAMAICA-MARIJUANA

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Lots of folks associate Jamaica with pot. But the illegal weed is still illegal in the Caribbean nation. Now, things are changing a bit. The first legal marijuana seedling was planted in Jamaica yesterday. The symbolic planting on the University of the West Indies campus comes several days after drug reforms took effect. The legal changes decriminalize possession of small amounts and makes possible medical marijuana research.

WILD MUSHROOMS-OHIO

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- It's hunting season in Ohio -- wild mushroom hunting. As trees and flowers begin blossoming, some people have their eyes to the ground. They're looking for morel mushrooms. Walter Sturgeon is a board member for the Ohio Mushroom Society. He tells a local paper (Chillicothe Gazette) the mushrooms have a unique taste. The Morel Mushroom Festival will offer $1,000 in prize money to the mushroom lovers who collect the most morels over a four-day period.

 
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