Use of pepper spray by officers in Birmingham high schools ruled unconstitutional

Use of pepper spray by officers in Birmingham high schools ruled unconstitutional

. - This morning on Good Day Alabama, here are some of the stories we are following for you:

A federal judge says the use of pepper spray by Birmingham school resource officers in city high schools for non-violent minor incidents was unconstitutional.  We'll have reaction.

Five University of Alabama fraternity members have been arrested in Tuscaloosa on charges of hazing.

Mickey says we may get more rain.

Alabama is now on the growing list of states reporting illnesses in connection with a massive cucumber recall!  We have details on whether you should throw yours out.

Today is the day the new and trimmed state budget takes effect.   A number of state parks, driver licenses offices, and National Guard armories are closing.

Today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be in Alabama.  He'll start in Florence on the campus of the University of North Alabama this morning.  He'll also visit Sylacauga and Dothan.  We'll have a report from north Alabama.

Russia's airstrikes on Syria are raising questions about whether they're intended to fight Islamic State militants or protect a longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.  We'll have analysis and perspective from retired General Charles Krulak, a former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hurricane Joaquin is expected to strengthen in the Atlantic as it heads toward the central Bahamas.

Meanwhile, record rainfall on the east coasts is causing major flooding problems and travel delays.

In sports news, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has announced his retirement from the Sprint Cup series, following the 2016 season. The soon-to-be 45-year-old Stewart hasn't won a race in over two years.

Scary moments for pedestrians in New York City, as an off-duty Uber driver plows into a woman and four kids  We'll have an update on their conditions.

In South Dakota, a high school principal recovering after he was shot at school by a student.

There is no government shutdown, at least not for the next 10 weeks for sure.   President Obama has signed a bill that will fund federal agencies through December 11th.

Jeh Jeh is Revvin' for Research! Join us to see if they get him on a motorcycle this time!

The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals!

The Love Doctor gives us advice on relationships with our roommates.  Should you live with your best friend?

Ready for some butterbeans? We get the scoop on the upcoming festival!

And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week.

It's a Throwback Thursday on Good Day from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WBRC/FOX6, streaming live and on the WBRC News app!

Regards,

Mike Dubberly

Co-Host, Good Day Alabama