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What does the transfat ban mean for your health? And Fairfield has serious 911 woes

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Greetings from the desk of Jonathan Hardison! I hope you're having a good evening. Here are some of the stories we're working on for tonight.

FDA fights fat

If you're eating, don't read this until you're done. We've got a crude visual for you tonight to illustrate how impactful this new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on artificial transfats may be. When you grill a burger and all of the juices kind of run off into that containment area and then congeal into a white fatty paste? Yeah, that's what transfats look like inside your digestive system, or so says a West Alabama health expert we're talking to tonight about how this new ban will eventually affect your diet.

Fairfield 911 woes
Folks in Fairfield are dealing with an at-times dysfunctional city council and a severe cash crunch but now they have to worry that their 911 calls from a cell phone may be routed to the wrong city. Christy Hutchings has a warning tonight that could save you valuable seconds if you're calling in an emergency and it's something we all should be doing, whether we live in Fairfield or not.

Those stories and more beginning at 9 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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