Coming Up on Newsleader 9 Morning

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Good morning, here are some of the stories we're following today.

New details are emerging about how US forces killed Osama bin Laden. They say there were two shots, one to the chest and one to the head. There is amateur video circulating of the Pakistani compound where bin Laden was killed Monday. US intelligence officers are now digging through computer files taken in the raid.  They're looking for terrorists plots and other Al Qaeda leaders.Meanwhile, the President will visit New York City Thursday to meet with the families of 9/11 victims.

Turning to other news this morning. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is set to discuss the state's tornado damage and response tonight in a televised address. The speech is set for 6:00 p.m. CST from the capitol in Montgomery. Lawmakers will have to call a special joint session before the address.

If you'd like to support tornado victims, WTVM will be hosting a Red Cross fundraising drive today. It runs from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  All you have to do is call 800-815-6476 to make a donation.

A tomato growing company in Florida is recalling grape tomatoes after a batch tested positive for salmonella. Containers were distributed to several states including Alabama and Georgia. The tomatoes have also been used in deli salads from several stores including Safeway, Sam's Club and Walmart. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

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