Overnight Madison County crimes connected; Furlough Friday approaches

Happy Wednesday!!

This morning, we're on top of several overnight crimes in Madison County that the Sheriff's Department believes could be connected. First, a county truck was stolen in Harvest, then a gas station was broken into. Not long after that, a business in Hazel Green was burglarized. WAFF 48's Christine Pae is on the scene right now and will bring you live updates starting at 5:00.

As we move closer to the next furlough Friday, Redstone Arsenal officials are asking people to rethink the way they get on post. We'll have their suggestions for a smoother commute at 5:36.

As the nation continues to be divided over the George Zimmerman verdict, groups here in the Tennessee Valley are planning several rallies to honor Trayvon Martin. Find out when and where you can participate at 6:34.

WAFF 48 Meteorologist Jeff Castle is tracking an increase chance of rain today. So what are the odds you'll need an umbrella? He'll have that for you in your Weather on the Tens.

Quit hitting that snooze button, grab a cup of coffee, and let us help you get your day started! We hit the air at 4:30.

-Lauren Morrison