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Birmingham authorities bust EBT fraud ring and UA professors talk hot car death prevention

Munchies store was raided in the EBT fraud investigation. (Source: WBRC video) Munchies store was raided in the EBT fraud investigation. (Source: WBRC video)
Good afternoon from the desk of Janet Hall. Here are the stories we're working on for FOX6 News this evening.

Convenience store raids

Police raided 11 different convenience stores across the Birmingham area today. It's a crackdown on suspected public assistance fraud and fraudulent use of credit cards. We'll have a full explanation from Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls on FOX6 News at 5:00.

Hot cars, children and parents

Every summer we have stories about a child being left in a hot car by a parent who simply forgot the child was there. How can this happen? Who could forget? Those are the questions some University of Alabama professors have been studying. They explain how it can happen to even the most loving parent and how you can take steps to keep it happening to you. Join us for that story at 5.

Women who code

Computer coding affects you every day. It creates software, apps and websites. The field is dominated by men but a new non-profit in Birmingham hopes to change that. We'll tell you how "Women Who Code" hopes to attract more women into these challenging careers at 6:00.

Those stories and more beginning at 5 on FOX6 News. I hope you'll watch us on air, online at MyFoxAl.com or in the WBRC News app by clicking "Live Newscasts."

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