Fairfield City Council gets earful from city employees
Good evening from the WBRC FOX6 Newsroom. This is Jonathan Hardison with a look at the stories we're following for you tonight.
We’re following two Birmingham metro suburb cities tonight, which are following very different paths.
On WBRC FOX6 News at 9, we’re staked out inside the Fairfield City Council meeting where the council is getting an earful from city employees about why their paychecks were held hostage last Friday in a fight between the Mayor’s office and a city councilor. We also expect the council’s attempt to disband Fairfield’s police department and fire all of its officers to come up as well. Jamiese Price has been covering this story for weeks for us, and she’ll have live updates throughout our 90 minutes of local news tonight.
New on WBRC FOX6 News at 10 and on the other side of the police staffing equation is Hoover, which just voted to hire 10 more police officers. John Huddleston, a lifelong Hoover resident, is covering that story for us tonight. It includes why the council thinks this is a must and where the money to pay for these officers is coming from.
Plus we finally know who Cullman County Schools hired as their new superintendent. Our Sherea Harris is live on that scene tonight. Newly-minted Alabama Broadcasters Association Meteorologist of the Year, Wes Wyatt, is in for J-P tonight with how low the overnight temperatures can go.