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Jesse Jackson calls Alabama DMV closings a crisis

Rev. Jesse Jackson in Alabama. (Source: WBRC video) Rev. Jesse Jackson in Alabama. (Source: WBRC video)

This morning on Good Day Alabama, we are working on these stories and more for you:

Rev. Jesse Jackson is in town to discuss concern over the closing of 31 DMV offices in some of Alabama’s poorest counties, a decision which he calls a crisis.

Also, Gov. Bentley and the ALEA respond to controversial allegations made by Congresswoman, Terri Sewell and others that the closing of several DMV satellite offices was an attempt to restrict voter registration for minorities.  You can read the full release on the WBRC News App.

Police need your help in finding a missing senior with dementia.  We'll share his picture with you so you can help.

Investigators are questioning a homeowner, after he shot a man who was going after his wife with a brick. The man who was shot was found outside of Green Acres Middle school in Birmingham.

A disturbing story out of West Alabama where a father is accused of shooting at his own son.  Terri Brewer fills you in with the details.

Federal prisons will see their populations thin out a bit in the next few weeks.  The Bureau of Prisons says about 6,000 federal inmates will be released between October 30 and November 2. Why?  A change in federal drug sentencing.  We'll take a deeper look.

A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a co-pilot passed out mid-air. The incident comes a day after an American Airlines pilot died on a flight from Phoenix to Boston.

We talk with the sheriff whose picture holding a baby after a car accident has gone viral.

We talk some college football as a longtime college football writer for Sports Illustrated joins us at 7:35 a.m.!

Joan Lunden joins us to discuss her battle with cancer.

We take your electronic recyclables! Join us to find out when and where to drop them off.  

UAB celebrates Homecoming this week and Jeh Jeh checks out all the fun! 

Mickey catches up with his buddies at the Birmingham Zoo! 

The new Grandview Hospital opens up and the doctor joins us to take your questions all about it.

We hope to see you this morning from 4:30 to 9 a.m. on WBRC/FOX6, streaming live and on the WBRC News app!

Regards,

Mike Dubberly

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