Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Happy Birthday To You, which Country star was Lori Morgan named after, "Dad I'm right here", and more!

Today's Celebrations

Decide To Be Married Day

"Happy Birthday To You" Day

Industrial Workers of The World Day

National Bomb Pop Day

PTSD Awareness Day


Celebrity Birthdays

1859 - Mildred J. Hill - teacher, musician, composer [lyrics by her younger sister Patty Smith Hill]: Happy Birthday to You, originally: Good Morning to All; died Jun 5, 1916

1880 - Helen Keller - author, educator; advocated new policies to help the blind live in normal surroundings; died Jun 1, 1968

1927 - Bob Keeshan - children’s TV host: Captain Kangaroo Clown Hall of Famer; died Jan 23, 2004

1930 - H. Ross Perot [84] - billionaire industrialist, philanthropist, U.S. presidential hopeful [1992, 1996]

1948 - Songwriter Paul Kennerley [66] is born in England. He authors Emmylou Harris' "Born To Run," Marty Stuart's "Hillbilly Rock," Tanya Tucker's "Walking Shoes" and The Judds' "Cry Myself To Sleep"

1959 - Lorrie (Loretta Lynn) Morgan [55] - singer, songwriter; daughter of country singer George Morgan

East Texas Happenings

Hudson Project Celebration is having a fundraiser that ends today (Friday).  Class of 2015 representatives Adriana Mosley and Hunter Harris dropped by the studios to talk about it.  You can order fully cooked pork butts for $30/each or BBQ plates for $7/each. These will be available for pick up on July 3rd.  Call Tara Mosley at 936-635-8843 for details or to order.


Tabloid News

It doesn't get much more surreal than watching Nancy Grace freak out on a Detroit man seconds after telling him his missing 12-year-old son has been found in his basement. Live on national television.


“We’re getting reports that your son has been found … in your basement,” Grace informed Charles Bothuell IV on-air last night. The boy had been missing since June 14, the day before Father’s Day. “What?” he replied, after some stunned silence and a dramatic exhale. “What?”

He muttered something under his breath. “I have no idea.”

“Sir, did you check your basement?” an accusatory Grace asked.


“I checked my basement, the FBI checked my basement, the Detroit Police checked my basement, my wife checked my basement. I've been down there several times,” Botheull said. “God, they brought dogs, everything. Everybody has searched.”


The local sheriff confirmed the boy was found alive and well, barricaded behind boxes. The investigation is ongoing.

“Have you checked your cell phone?” Grace asked Botheull dryly. The man said his phone was dead. Nancy Grace was not happy.

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