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BREAKING: Pouring rain impacting Thailand rescue

Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 at 5:11 AM EDT
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Good morning everyone. It's Christine Sperow. I was away for a long weekend for a little R&R. Glad to be back giving you this news update this morning! Here is what we're covering now on WBTV News This Morning right now!

BREAKING NEWS: It's pouring rain in Thailand right now and Thailand's interior minister says the same divers are conducting the second operation to rescue that trapped youth soccer team. Kristen Miranda is in Alert Center now getting breaking developments that are coming in now. We're cutting in to her to get NEW information as it comes in.

TODAY former Rowan County volunteer firefighter Michael Goodnight will be laid to rest. Goodnight died in a crash on the 4th of July while responding to a call. WBTV's Caroline Hicks has details on the procession that will take place to transport his body.

DEADLINE: U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams is in Brownsville, Texas to visit a child detention center. She says her goal is to check on the well-being of children separated from their parents due to the Trump administration's policy. We'll tell you about the deadline to reunite children with their families.

COUNTDOWN STARTS TODAY! I'm so excited about this. The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Campaign begins in 10 days! That's when the first tickets go on sale to win this year's custom built home, to raise money for children fighting cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It's being built right now in Weddington and we visited the quaint town to see what will make this a special place to live if you win the home in Union County!

WEATHER CHANGES: A nice, pleasant start to the morning. We have been getting a break in temperatures and it feels good! Meteorologist Al Conklin is giving the forecast now to talk about what changes we'll see over the course of the next seven days. Tune in now!