Six things to know – 9/1/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Much of the southern east coast is under storm watches and warning as tropical storm Hermine approaches land. In Hawaii, forecasters have downgraded Madeline from a hurricane to a tropical storm.

Rescue crews are working to repair a road that is critical to relief in Amatrice. The road is the main corridor between Amatrice and a neighboring town where relief materials are stored right now.

A semi fire is blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near mile marker 31. Cargo in the trailer caught on fire around 1:00 a.m. The driver was not injured.

We’ll follow developments in the case against Robert Lambert today. He will have a preliminary hearing this afternoon. He is accused of stabbing and killing Jerry Staten.

You would only be able to watch Local 6 at Six this evening on our digital 6.3 channel. That’s because the Tennessee Titans preseason game will preempt the newscast on our main channel.

September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time when federal emergency management officials ask you to prepare your family for severe weather. One way is to develop a family emergency kit.

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