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Family confirms Hoover woman joined ISIS and state park goers worry over possible closings

Lake Lurleen. (Source: WBRC file video) Lake Lurleen. (Source: WBRC file video)

Greetings from the desk of Jonathan Hardison! I'm happy to have another Monday almost behind me and I hope you had a good day. Here are some of the stories we're working on for you tonight.

Hoover woman joins ISIS

How in the world did a teen who went to Hoover High School end up threatening American's lives on Twitter from inside an ISIS compound in Syria? She went to UAB and now a woman named "Hoda" is spreading ISIS ideology online. Sherea Harris is tracing her path from Hoover to Syria and how the Birmingham Islamic Society and her family are reacting tonight in a just-updated story on and our WBRC News App, and she's continuing to work the story to bring you new information on FOX6 News at 9.

Tuscaloosa state park on the chopping block

And it's a family fight among Republicans over whether to raise taxes or dramatically cut the state budget to balance it. One of the potential casualties of this fight? State parks like Lurleen Wallace Park in Tuscaloosa, that's where Josh Gauntt spent the afternoon talking to folks who use the park and aren't very happy that their favorite relaxation and recreation spot may have to shut its gates. Josh is tweeting @joshg_TV and he'll have that story for Fox6 News at 10 which you can catch live on air or streaming on and our WBRC News app.

I hope you'll join us for these stories and more starting at 9! Watch us on air, online at or in the WBRC News app.

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