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June 9, 2014

NJN/am for Monday, June 9

— Good Monday morning to you, and grab your umbrella...

Weather: Stormy morning. There's a mass of thunderstorms moving into central Alabama out of Mississippi this morning, with the potential for high winds, intense lightning and heavy rain. Some of these storms may be severe. These storms will continue off and on all the way through tonight, with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lows in the lower 70s. Storms will be even more likely on Tuesday.

Warrior man killed. Alabama State Troopers report that Allen Bradley Baughan, age 28, was killed when his vehicle hit an embankment and overturned on Alabama 79 Sunday evening. The crash occurred about four miles south of Locust Fork. No other information is available yet.

Interview time. The Gardendale Board of Education will conduct interviews for the five candidates for superintendent starting this Thursday night. Dr. Michael Daria is up first, followed by Tim Wilder on Friday, Dr. Patrick Martin on Saturday, Randy Wilkes a week from tonight, and Dr. Chuck Ledbetter a week from Tuesday. All interviews will begin at 6:15 p.m. except for Saturday, which starts at 9:15 a.m. The interviews sessions will be open to the public and followed by a reception, and parents and teachers are strongly encouraged to attend. All interviews will be held at the Gardendale Civic Center. For more information, check out the board's Facebook page.

Sports: Honors for Maze. Mortimer Jordan center fielder Shelby Maze was named to the Alabama Sports Writer's Association All-State first team, released Friday. Maze was the top hitter on a team that made it to the Class 5A regional semifinals, farther than any other local team this year. Maze was the only local player to make an ASWA all-state first team in softball or baseball; Jordan's Wes Crawford received an honorable mention in 5A baseball as a utility player... Basketball: Feeling fine. No problems for LeBron James on Sunday night, as he scored 35 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Miami to a 98-96 win at San Antonio in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. James had to leave the first game of the series early with cramps, after a broken air conditioner sent arena temperatures soaring, but no such issues on Sunday. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 18 points and 15 assists.

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