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Confederate flags removed, Attorney General visits Birmingham and Google has good news

The flags being removed from the Alabama Capitol grounds The flags being removed from the Alabama Capitol grounds
Good afternoon from the desk of Janet Hall. Here are the stories we're working on for FOX6 News this evening.

Confederate flags removed

In a bold move, Governor Robert Bentley ordered the removal of Confederate flags from the Confederate memorial at the state capitol. He said the flag issue is a distraction from crucial issues facing the state. We'll have reaction.

Google it!

It's been a busy day for Governor Bentley as Google announces it will build a $600 million data center in North Alabama. It will be at the site of the Widows Creek coal plant which will soon be retired. The Google center is expected to bring 100 jobs to the area and will be a hub for internet traffic. We'll tell you how to apply for one of those jobs.

U.S. Attorney General visits birmingham

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is in Birmingham today. She spent part of her day speaking to new recruits at the Birmingham Police Department. She is urging leaders to work together to build trust between police officers and the communities they serve.

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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