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Severe weather possible later today

Good Thursday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles!

It's 65 degrees this morning and I wish we could celebrate that early morning warmth, but it could be setting the stage for severe weather tonight. Meteorologist Julia Weiden will let us know when we need to be prepared in her First Alert Forecast.

Happening now, state legislators are weighing options on how to address Mississippi's state trooper shortage. We'll take a look at how close they are to making a decision at the state capitol.

Plus, the root cause of Darius Willington's death is revealed by medical examiners. In the WLBT AM Report find out what caused a 14-year-old boy to collapse and die while at a football practice this week.

And it was great day for Team USA as Ted Ligety took home the gold in the Giant Slalom, and the men's hockey team continues to advance toward a poss bile gold. Join us from 5 to 7 for a preview of today's big events in Sochi.

Have a great Friday eve!

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