The Associated Press is reporting that sentencing for Waad Ramadan Alwan has been moved from April 3rd to October 2nd. US District Judge Thomas B. Russell ordered the new date after prosecutors and defense attorneys requested a delay. In December, Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges. He is one of two Iraqi nationals who were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky in May of 2011.
In the aftermath of Wednesday's damaging storms, consumer protection specialists say picking the wrong contractor to do repair work can be very costly. The Better Business Bureau warns that home-repair rip-off artists frequently try to take advantage of storm damage situations. The consumer protection group says to beware of "door to door" solicitors who offer work at great prices.
The Associated Press now says at least 12 people were killed by the storms that moved through our region Wednesday. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. According to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, there were three fatalities in his state. According to the AP, six people died in Harrisburg, Ill. More than 100 people are said to have been injured.
The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.
Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.
Heavy rainfall accompanied the severe storms that passed through the WKU campus community today. University officials say no damage was initially reported from the storms, but high water did occur on several areas of the campus. Students walking in the vicinity of the Academic Complex did have to wade through water and several had umbrellas damaged by the wind.
The National Weather Service says conditions are right today for the possible development of tornadoes and damaging wind over parts of the Tennessee Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The areas most likely to experience this activity include Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, Southern and Eastern Kentucky, Northern Mississippi, Western North Carolina, and much of Tennessee.