Good morning everyone. I'm Sarah Verser for Good Day Alabama. There's a lot to get to on this Friday:
Right now, police in Homewood need your help identifying the person involved in a bank robbery. They just released pictures of the person accused of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in Homewood on West Valley Avenue. You can see those pictures on the WBRC app. Police believe that this is the same person who attempted to rob a bank in Hoover. If you have any information, call police.
What happens now that Governor Robert Bentley has signed the budget offered by state lawmakers? This comes after two special sessions and two weeks before the fiscal year starts. Wednesday, lawmakers passed a 1-point-$7 billion operating budget. The top five programs: Medicaid, corrections, DHR, Mental Health and courts were the only ones to avoid major cuts.
Other agencies saws cuts somewhere. Bentley says he thinks this budget will get us through 2016 but says we still have a ways to go to continue to fundamentally change.
Terri Brewer gives us more details on a school bus attack in Tuscaloosa. Authorities are expected to release the surveillance video of the suspect attacking the bus aide.
Plus, Irondale's police chief calls it one of the biggest heroin bust in his city. Drug agents seized 2.2 pounds of heroin with a street value of more than $100,000 yesterday. Officers arrested the suspect at his Birmingham home in the 8000 of 6th Avenue North. Wilfred Orland Law the second is charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Join us for the 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. hours of Good Day Alabama, we will talk to UAB coach Bill Clark fresh after a five-year contract to reboot the UAB football program.