Happy Friday from the desk of Jonathan Hardison! Here are some of the stories we're working on for tonight.
Trial starts Monday for man accused of killing police officer
He's defended Michael Jackson and Robert Blake, and starting Monday attorney Thomas Mesereau will be defending the man accused of killing an off-duty Birmingham Police Officer Keary Hollis last May. Tonight Mesereau and his co-counsel Charles Salvaggio join us live to talk about the case and why they're teaming up to try and keep Patrick Johnson off of death row.
Three Tuscaloosa County schools are having to pay $1,100 a day to have sewage pumped out from the school because the nearest sewage treatment plant shut down because - get this - the owner is in jail. Tonight on FOX6 News at 10 Josh Gauntt is working to see what solutions the schools can come up with to stay sanitary while not spending a ton of money.
Saturday is for the animals!
And tomorrow is the annual Do Dah Day festival in Birmingham. The long-running event benefits animals in need across the city and Jefferson County. It's something we're proud to be a part of so come say, "Hi!" Our crew will be set up in Caldwell Park near the stage.