The Morning Cram [sick as a bird edition]

Apr 19, 2013

From NPR: A new strain of bird flu – H7N9 -- has been founding China. A dream team of experts there say there are still many unknowns, especially about how the virus could spread.

Kentucky: A lane restriction begins Monday on the Cumberland River Bridge at Canton. A Hebron runner recalls what it was like at the Boston Marathon bombings.

Tennessee: Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman Bill Sansom says the corporation is a “good model” and expects a positive review. Bills allowing schools to hire retired law enforcement for security and creating requirements for setting up distilleries in the state are on their way to Gov. Bill Haslam for his consideration. Another education bill changing the way charter schools are authorized passed the state House. An FBI agent says Pilot Flying J owner Jimmy Haslam knew about the truck stop’s rebate fraud. A bill banning hiring preferences based on race, gender or ethnicity is dead this session.

Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn made an emergency declaration as storms tear through the state. A concealed carry bill failed to get a supermajority vote in the state House.