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School system debates Rebel mascot and JeffCo law enforcement is concerned about a new drug

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Happy Wednesday from the FOX6 Newsroom! This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at the stories we're following for you tonight.

Rebel on the run?

Should Vestavia Hills High School keep its Rebel mascot or make a change? That discussion is going on right now inside a standing-room-only meeting with crowds chanting outside. Megan Hayes is live-tweeting the meeting (@MeganHayesFOX6) and will start our live coverage of this hot debate coming up on FOX6 News at 9.

Spike in drug deaths

Plus we’ve been focusing a lot on the spike in heroin deaths in both Jefferson County and Alabama as a whole, but there’s another drug that’s getting a lot of attention from local law enforcement. All new on FOX6 News at 10, Erika Gonzalez will break down why Fentanyl is becoming a major problem.

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." 

Keep up with the latest news on MyFoxAl.com, in the WBRC News App and follow me on Twitter @FOX6Hardison and on Facebook.

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