Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - WBRC FOX6 News Sideline covers all the local High School Football tonight. Jeh Jeh kicks off the day with a pep rally at Dora High School who prepares to take on Fairfield High Preparatory tonight. Tune into WBRC FOX6 tonight at 10:08 p.m for the rundown on all the games. And you can download the FREE sideline APP for your mobile device. Just check the app store or google play or text "app" to 20566 for a download link.
PRETTY GIRLS - With “Pretty Girls,” No. 1 internationally bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, once again dazzles with an explosive and chilling stand-alone psychological thriller. Delving into a buried history of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and forbidden truths, estranged sisters must come together to search, finally, for the horrifying details about two harrowing tragedies, perpetrated twenty years apart, that devastated their bond and even their attempts to lead separate lives. Karin Slaughter is the No.1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestseller “Cop Town.” There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.
BBJ - Janice talked with Cindy Fisher Crawford from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed how the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District seeks to get a grant to transform the Southtown Court housing site near St. Vincent's Birmingham into a mixed-income, mixed-use project. They also discussed the benefits and drawbacks of the new hospital opening on Hwy 280. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.
BABY BORN RESCUER - The WBRC cameras were on hand for a special delivery! It happened at the BP gas station on the corner of Columbiana road and Lakeshore Parkway yesterday. The new mom and dad were headed to the hospital but didn't quite make it there. Homewood Fire officials arrived just in time to check on the mom who was holding the baby in the front seat. We're glad to report that dad, mom and baby are doing just fine. Janice talked with Lt. Gus Murphree with Homewood Fire and Rescue. He was the first responder on the scene.
FIESTA - Iris Hercules from Recions Restaurant and Matt Ennis, President of the Board for FIESTA, joined us with the scoop on Fiesta! The 13th Annual Fiesta, Alabama's largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham tomorrow from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. With the goal of educating the public about the many different Hispanic countries and their cultures, Fiesta's approach has been to do this through presenting the best of Hispanic art, music, food and dance. Admission to Fiesta is $5 per person in advance and $8 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Donations to the scholarship fund at Fiesta are encouraged at the event. Fiesta gives Alabamians a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard! Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. It showcases that Birmingham is a community that encourages multiculturalism, sensitivity and acceptance. Fiesta is family-friendly fun for the entire family. While the largest crowd can be found in front of the main music stage, Fiesta offers a wide assortment of activities, from storytelling to wrestling exhibitions. Music, dance, performing arts, visual arts, children's activities, soccer, cultural education, authentic Latin food as well as community and health-related resources are all part of the event. Purchase tickets for Fiesta at fiestabirmingham.com.
ATROX - Atrox Factory opens its doors this weekend! Atrox is open every Wednesday through Sunday between now and October 31st. It is open from 6:30-10pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. on Sundays. There is a $5 per person charge at the gate during celebrity appearances. The entry fee is $20. Atrox accepts cash only - no credit cards or checks. There is an ATM available inside. And you can purchase your tickets online. Atrox does not charge for parking. Lines are long on the weekends, so arrive early. The entrance gate closes once the lines reach capacity. Atrox Factory is located at 8484 Parkway Drive in Leeds. For more information, visit atroxfactory.com. This weekend's special guest is Doug Bradley who played Pinhead. For more on Doug and his career, visit dougbradley.com/.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills. Bruce's larger than life comedic style has been showcased across the country. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh. He is well known to audiences from his two-year stint of the host of BET's "Comic View" as well as the host of BET's "Coming to the Stage." Bruce can currently be seen as "Big Shug" in the Lionsgate feature film " Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector", starring alongside comedian Larry the Cable Guy. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, lots of lessons for parents. We show you how to help your child make the right choices when it comes to colleges and majors! And we offer some pointers to help your kids establish good homework habits! We also help you teach your kids about money! Did you ever have an imaginary friend? We introduce you to Imaginary Fred - a unique and fun character for every kid! You get the chance to recycle your electronics next week and we show you how! Joan Lunden joins us to discuss her battle with cancer. Comedian Etta May joins us with some laughs! Leatherface makes an appearance at Atrox Factory but drops by the Good Day studio first! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!