Convenience store owner feels lawmaker's Facebook post is uncalled for

Convenience store owner feels lawmaker's Facebook post is uncalled for

Good evening from the WBRC FOX6 Newsroom. This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at the stories we're following for you tonight:

Post sparks heated discussion

State Representative Alan Harper tonight is the focus of a growing controversy over his Facebook post urging you to boycott foreign-owned convenience stores, saying we should be shopping at "American-owned stores" because he's concerned your money may be going overseas to unfriendly countries. Harper says he doesn't want to talk to our reporter Josh Gauntt tonight, but an immigrant who owns a convenience store near Harper's district has a lot to say tonight on WBRC FOX6 News at 9.

Road safety
I'll admit I hold my breath every time I drive down Shadescrest/West Oxmoor road coming down from Bluff Park into Homewood and especially after that dump truck driver was killed when she lost control and crashed into a home at the bottom of the mountain right off that road. Our John Huddleston right now is at a Homewood City Council meeting where they're talking about how the city can try to make the road safer and we're hoping to get some concrete steps to report to you new for WBRC FOX6 News at 10.

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