5 things you need to know before you go

FRESNO, Calif.

1) Tropical storm Isaac approaches Florida

The National Hurricane Center just predicted Isaac will become a category one hurricane when it makes landfall. Earlier, forecasters predicted Isaac would be a category two or three hurricane. Isaac is on track to strike somewhere between Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana.

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2) The Republican National Convention gets underway in Tampa Florida today

However because of Tropical Storm Isaac, today's events are shorten to nothing more than an opening gavel and then a closing gavel just five minutes later. The four day convention has been condensed to three days. Mitt Romney formally accepts the Republican nomination Thursday.

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3) Central Valley Meat in Hanford re-opens

The slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty is set to re-open today. Central Valley Meat in Hanford was accused of animal abuse after an animal rights group released an undercover video last week.

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4) Lake Tahoe plane crash kills 5 Fresno residents

The investigation resumes this morning after a plane crash Saturday night near South Lake Tahoe killed five people from Fresno including a small girl. The two families were headed back to the Valley when their plane went down just a few minutes after take off.

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5) Sea Lion Cove at the Chaffee Zoo officially opens today

The $10.5 million project was built entirely with Measure Z money. Sea Lion cove is free with a paid zoo admission.

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