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North Alabama schools with low graduation rates; Investigation continues in abandoned gulf course in Arab

Good Tuesday evening. Here are a few of the stories we're working on here in the WAFF 48 Newsroom.

Some high school graduation rates have been released across Alabama. One of the worst is in the city of Huntsville, where Butler High School's most recent graduation rates is a shocking 44%. WAFF 48's Shumuriel Ratliff is checking into why the rate is so low, and what can be done to turn things around.

Something that's not dropping but very much on the rise is the number of mosquitoes in our area. Madison County started it's springtime spraying routine this evening. WAFF 48's Charles Molineaux rode along with the spraying trucks today and worked to find out the strategy for battling these potentially dangerous blood suckers.

We also continue to investigate complaints of not only mosquitoes, but also snakes, rats and other critters on an abandoned golf course in Arab. We took a trip to the old Twin Lakes Golf Course to show you exactly what residents are having to put up with in their backyards. Are city ordinances being  blatantly broken and ignored by city officials? Wait'll you see what this once piece of beautiful property has become now. And find out if anybody is doing anything to correct the problem.

We hope you'll join us for WAFF 48 News at 10.

See you then!

Mark Thornhill

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