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Court of Appeals reverses Siegelman convictions

Fmr. Alabama Governor Don Siegelman responds to ruling Fmr. Alabama Governor Don Siegelman responds to ruling
FEMA is in the area assisting storm victims. FEMA is in the area assisting storm victims.
Mental health professionals are helping storm victims cope with stress. Mental health professionals are helping storm victims cope with stress.
Families left homeless by the storms are finding help from neighbors. Families left homeless by the storms are finding help from neighbors.

Court of Appeals reverses Siegelman convictions

Good Tuesday afternoon. I hope your having a great day.

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy have had two of their bribery charges reversed by a federal appeals court. The remaining bribery charges have been upheld. The two will now be re-sentenced.

The Jackson County community of Flat Rock is holding a candlelight vigil for tornado victims tonight. Flat Rock had 4 residents of one family killed during the April 27th storms. WAFF 48's Eric Sollman will be there for what should be a very emotional ceremony.

A group of college students from Iowa who are aspiring meteorologists are in the Marion County town of Hackleburg. They are not only seeing the effects of an EF5 tornado, they're also helping in the clean-up effort there.

As we've been telling you, state lawmakers have voted to allow each school superintendent to decide how to make up the class days lost during the storms. We'll run down the list to let you know how your child's school system will finish the school year.

Karla Redditte is checking into a legal issue involving storm victims who were renting their homes. By law, they have the right to terminate the loan agreement if they send a written letter to their landlord within 14 days of the storms. They are also eligible to receive their deposit and any pre-paid rent. Our legal expert sat down with Karla to explain renter rights and you can see the entire interview.

There's obviously a tremendous psychological toll on those who were involved in the tornado outbreak. WAFF 48's Tricia Forbes followed some mental health experts into the devastated areas to see how they're dealing with the emotional problems victims are encountering.

And we've seen all sorts of giving on the part of the neighbors and friends of tornado victims. WAFF 48's Margo Gray will have the story of one family in Arab who has opened the doors to their home to provide a displaced family a place to live.

We hope you'll join us this evening.

See you then,
Mark Thornhill

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