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Afternoon news headlines

Good afternoon from the desk of Janet Hall. Here are the stories we're working on for FOX6 News this evening.

Same-sex marriage in Alabama

Same-sex couples will be able to get married in Alabama beginning next week. Today the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange that would have tabled the issue until a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. We'll tell you what he plans to do now and we'll have reaction from a same sex couple in Etowah County.

Enterovirus patient

A five-year-old girl who has been hospitalized at Children's of Alabama for months finally got to go home today. We'll talk to her mom today on FOX6 News at 5.

A new Harper Lee novel

Fans of Harper Lee are ecstatic today after learning of plans to publish a second novel. It's a book she wrote years ago before To Kill a Mockingbird but it has some of the same characters as her Southern classic. We'll tell you all about it.

Those stories and more beginning at 5 p.m. on FOX6 News. Watch us on air, online at MyFoxAl.com or through the WBRC News app.

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  • Hanceville school holds security meeting after recent school shooting in FL

    Hanceville school holds security meeting after recent school shooting in FL

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-02-20 23:30:25 GMT
    "We do everything we can to make sure that students are being safe, taken care of here at Hanceville schools." (Source: WBRC/Steffany Means)"We do everything we can to make sure that students are being safe, taken care of here at Hanceville schools." (Source: WBRC/Steffany Means)

    The principal of Hanceville High School in Cullman County is not wanting to take any chances after a recent school shooting in Florida. On Monday night Hanceville High School principal Jimmy Collins held a security meeting with the Hanceville Police Department, the mayor of Hanceville, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry and the Cullman County superintendent. Collins said they looked at ways to improve the schools and make sure the safety is as good as it could possibly be. "We...

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    The principal of Hanceville High School in Cullman County is not wanting to take any chances after a recent school shooting in Florida. On Monday night Hanceville High School principal Jimmy Collins held a security meeting with the Hanceville Police Department, the mayor of Hanceville, Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry and the Cullman County superintendent. Collins said they looked at ways to improve the schools and make sure the safety is as good as it could possibly be. "We...

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  • New boat ramp coming to Smith Lake Park

    New boat ramp coming to Smith Lake Park

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-20 23:29:19 GMT
    Smith Lake Park in Cullman County is already remodeling the boat ramp at the park to try and make it easier for you this summer. (Source: WBRC/Steffany Means)Smith Lake Park in Cullman County is already remodeling the boat ramp at the park to try and make it easier for you this summer. (Source: WBRC/Steffany Means)
    With the warmer weather many of you may already be thinking about the lake trips you will take this summer. Smith Lake Park in Cullman County is already remodeling the boat ramp at the park to try and make it easier for you this summer. "Before we did remodeling we had a three lane boat ramp that most of the time turned into a one lane because people didn't know how to share the lanes," said Park Manager Brittney Heron. "So now we have the ramp part finished and ...More >>
    With the warmer weather many of you may already be thinking about the lake trips you will take this summer. Smith Lake Park in Cullman County is already remodeling the boat ramp at the park to try and make it easier for you this summer. "Before we did remodeling we had a three lane boat ramp that most of the time turned into a one lane because people didn't know how to share the lanes," said Park Manager Brittney Heron. "So now we have the ramp part finished and ...More >>
  • Downtown stadium proposal facing some obstacles

    Downtown stadium proposal facing some obstacles

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-20 22:35:36 GMT
    Proposed stadium for downtown Birmingham. (Source: BJCC)Proposed stadium for downtown Birmingham. (Source: BJCC)

    The proposed $174 million 55,000 seat stadium for downtown Birmingham is facing some obstacles.

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    The proposed $174 million 55,000 seat stadium for downtown Birmingham is facing some obstacles.

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