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Tornado fueled turmoil for Huntsville councilman

Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers is accused of using city fuel during power outage. Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers is accused of using city fuel during power outage.
A drop off location on Hi-Lo circle needs donations of food and hygiene products. A drop off location on Hi-Lo circle needs donations of food and hygiene products.
A South Carolina group made a donation to tornado victims. A South Carolina group made a donation to tornado victims.
Sheriff's deputy Dennis Daversa is charged with burglary and domestic violence. Sheriff's deputy Dennis Daversa is charged with burglary and domestic violence.

Tornado fueled turmoil for Huntsville councilman

Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers finds himself in a personal "twister."  He's accused of gassing up his daughter's car at the official Huntsville City fueling station during the height of Huntsville's recent power outage after the tornado outbreak. Tonight at 5, hear from those in his district and the response from the State Ethics Commission.

Lots to update on the Road to Recovery:

-I spent the lunch hour at the Hi-Lo Circle Disaster Relief Drop-off site near Drake Technical School in Huntsville. Tables for household cleaners, personal care products, sheets/towels/washcloths were empty. So was the "food" table. If you are so inclined, tornado victims here and at other sites could use your help.

-Remember, tomorrow, the D-SNAP program opens up at First Baptist Church on Governor's Drive. Tomorrow DHR is qualifying applicants in alphabetical order. Log on to our website to find out more about getting services if you were affected by the tornado disaster.

-More than 400 care packages have come in to the Harvest Youth Center to help those impacted by the storms.

-A temporary Madison County satellite office has been opened on Highway 53 and Jeff Road at the south end of the Harvest Publix Shopping Center. It will be open Monday-Friday from 7am to 3:30 pm. Contractors who will be doing home repair, debris removal and other work to assist homeowners recover can be issued a business license and building permits just blocks from their homes.

-Phil Campbell's Town Hall reopened today but wait until you hear about a very unique festival-turned Fundraiser for Phil Campbell. See how the Phil Campbells of the world are now helping Phil Campbell!

If that's not enough, a Decatur mother who gave birth to a stillborn baby is now charged with killing the baby. An autopsy showed the baby's body was filled with cocaine and methamphetamine.

And a Madison County Sheriff's deputy is jailed on burglary and domestic violence charges. He was arrested early this morning after an incident at a Huntsville apartment complex.

At 5, we'll also jet to space. If you joined me just before 8 this morning, you witnessed history. It was the last time we'll see the Shuttle Endeavour launch into space. It was on this date 19 years ago, that Endeavour finished her first mission to start a 10 year building project: the International Space Station. We'll have more on this final voyage, tonight.

We'll see you in a bit,

Liz Hurley
WAFF 48 News

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