State senator arrested and family reacts after man charged with murder in family's deaths

State senator arrested and family reacts after man charged with murder in family's deaths

Good evening from the desk of Jonathan Hardison! I hope you're having a nice evening and here are some of the stories we're working on for you tonight.

State senator arrested

It's a mugshot that had some of us in the newsroom audibly gasping this afternoon when we saw it: State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair and Senator Cam Ward has been arrested and charged with DUI in Shelby County. We're working hard tonight to figure out what lead to the arrest and the fallout from it and Erika Gonzalez is live outside the Shelby County Jail for us tonight starting at 9.

Man now charged in his family's murders

And we've confirmed some shocking details about Stephen Hutcheson, the McCalla man now charged with shooting and killing his wife and two children inside their home last Friday night before meeting up with his girlfriend for a drug-fueled weekend. All new at 10, we talk to a family member to see how they're coping with the news.

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