Franklin Co. School Board votes to partner with NRA to protect schools

Good Monday evening. Here are just a few of the stories we're hard at work on here in the newsroom.

We're continuing to follow the Franklin County School Board's unanimous vote to enroll with the National Rifle Association's school "Shield Program." It will enable volunteers to be trained to carry weapons and protect  schools in Franklin County and Russellville. WAFF 48's Marie Waxel will have more on today's board meeting.

A bill introduced in New Jersey would allow law enforcement to confiscate cell phones at the scene of a wreck to determine if talking or texting was the cause of a crash. Could a bill like that be up for debate in Alabama? WAFF 48's Shumuriel Ratliff talked to a Tennessee Valley senator about the possibilities.

And have you ever had a neighbor who didn't keep their property properly maintained? Wait until you see what some residents in the Morgan County town of Danville have been putting up with for six years now. They say a vacant house is proving to be not only an eyesore but a health hazard. We'll show it to you and hear from a resident tonight at 10.

See you then!

Mark Thornhill