Boating safety concerns rise as Memorial Day weekend approaches - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Boating safety concerns rise as Memorial Day weekend approaches

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

We’ve had two major boating accidents in North Central Alabama in the last two weeks, including a deadly one last night in Tuscaloosa. We know a lot of ya’ll are hopping into boats this weekend for Memorial Day, so tonight on WBRC FOX6 News at 9 our Sherea Harris is hopping in a boat, too. She’s talking to Pell City Marine police about Operation Dry Water, the operation cracking down on reckless boaters this weekend and what you should be looking out for.

And new on WBRC FOX6 News at 10, our Josh Gauntt hearing tonight from supporters of Tuscaloosa School Board member Rev. Clarence Sutton Sr. He is facing calls from the local NAACP chapter to step down because of a sexual harassment suit filed against him some 20 years ago. Rev. Sutton denies the charges, and points out that suit was never brought to trial, but that’s not quieting his critics who now want him to confront his accuser at a press conference on Thursday.

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