DENSE FOG ADVISORY TRIMMED WEST OF 131

Until 11 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids lingers a DENSE FOG ADVISORY, initially hoisted until 11 AM, for the counties of Calhoun, Barry, Eaton, Ionia, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Mecosta.  Light winds and our cold, lower and middle 40s are nuturing fog east of US 131.  Short term fog models maintain fog through at least 10 AM.  Please keep it safe this morning, and slow it down if you can.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather!
 

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Shipwrecked Concordia floated successfully

Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.

Authorities expressed satisfaction that the operation to float the Concordia from an underwater platform had proceeded without a hitch early Monday. The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people.

The ship was set upright in September, and then crews fastened huge tanks to its flanks, like water wings, to float it.

Italy's environmental minister told reporters that the operation will only be finished when the ship is successfully transported to the port of Genoa for scrapping. Towing is set for later this month.

Concordia's Italian captain is being tried in Tuscany for manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship before all were evacuated.

U.S. | World News

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