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June 10, 2014

NJN/am for Tuesday, June 10

It's Tuesday, and the storms won't go away...

Weather: Still more rough stuff. The National Weather Service has the area under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms today, as another storms system works its way out of Mississippi again. The storms should reach metro Birmingham early in the afternoon with high temperatures in the lower 80s. Storms continue into the night, with lows in the upper 60s. We'll have more of the same on Wednesday.

Planning ahead. Leaders and residents of the city Gardendale got their first look last night at a new comprehensive plan to manage the city's growth over the next 20 years. The plan, prepared by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, proposes new retail and office developments in an area currently occupied by the south campus of Gardendale First Baptist Church, as well as an area on U.S. 31 just north of Mt. Olive Blvd. and Moncrief Road. The plan also proposes a light-industrial area along both sides of Interstate 65 about a half mile south of Fieldstown Road. We'll have more info on the plan later today, but for now you can watch this video designed to promote the plan, as well as the city itself to prospective businesses.

Sports: One win away. No overtime antics this time, as the Los Angeles Kings rallied behind goalie Jonathan Quick for a 3-0 victory in the third game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals Monday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. It's the first time in three series wins that the Kings actually held a lead in the game before winning in OT. Quick turned back 32 Rangers shots. L.A. can claim the Cup with a win Wednesday night... Basketball: The deal that Kentucky men's coach John Calipari inked last week for $52.5 million over seven years already made him the second-highest paid coach, on average, in the country. But ESPN reports he turned down a deal worth $80 million over eight years to run the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. That would have tied Calipari with Sean Payton of the NFL New Orleans Saints as the best-paid coach in the nation, according to Forbes magazine. But it still would have been nowhere close to the top pay in the world – that list is led by soccer coaches in Europe, with Pep Guardiola of Bayern Munich in Germany atop the list with around $24 million.

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