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Drought stalls 97 barges on the Mississippi

Hello again friends, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom. 

Tonight at 11:00PM—if rain doesn't fall on the Mississippi River soon, the price you pay for groceries will go up.  A drought along the "Mighty Mississip" means 97 barges are sitting still tonight, waiting to see if they can pass through the very low depths of the river.  When barges can't get through, food products don't get to market.  Better pray for rain. 

Remember the bus monitor who was tormented about her weight by middle school bullies until she cried?  Donations of $700,000 poured in after the video went viral.  People wanted to send Karen Klein on a vacation.  Tonight, Klein says she's using much of the money to set-up an anti-bullying service to help others.  Oh, and she's still going to go on that vacation, too. 

Molly Grantham's back from vacation tonight and we're getting ready for our DNC Special show tomorrow night—Survive and Thrive, at 7:30PM.  It's a Charlotte handbook for what to expect when the Dems come to town in two weeks. 

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Join Molly Grantham, Kelly Franson, Leah Rubertino and me for WBTV News at 11:00 Tonight!

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