Afternoon headlines

Afternoon headlines

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

First day in session

State lawmakers kicked off their legislative session today. At the top of the agenda is Governor Bentley's call for more taxes. FOX6 News Reporter Alan Collins is there to see how the battle lines are forming on the issue. We'll have a live report at 5.

Medical marijuana study at UAB

A UAB study of medical marijuana is set to begin. We'll talk to doctors who say this could be the key for treatments of children with rare diseases. A look at the full impact at 5.

Kids and cursive writing

Do children need to know how to write in cursive? It's a controversial topic among educators. A local lawmaker is pushing a bill in the state legislature to continue torequire cursive writing be taught to all kids in Alabama schools. We'll look at the pros and cons on FOX6 News at 6.

Those stories and more beginning at 5 on FOX6 News. Watch us on air, online at or in the WBRC News app.