Good Wednesday evening and Happy Hump Day!
Could we be seeing the beginning of the end for furloughs for civilian defense workers on Redstone Arsenal? We've received word tonight that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. If it passes the Senate, this would restore funding to the Department of Defense. Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks says this would restore defense funding to near pre-sequestration levels. We'll have the latest at 10.
We're also continuing to follow what Governor Bentley is calling the biggest road and bridge construction program in Alabama history. Madison County is set to receive $50 million for improvements, while Limestone county will receive upwards of $5 million. We'll have team coverage from WAFF 48's Sarah Navoy and Shumuriel Ratliff on how this will impact valley roadways.
And in our Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers report, we'll show you a thief who police say used a stolen credit card to buy gift cards from a Huntsville supermarket. If you can help police catch him, there's up to a thousand dollars you can use to buy a gift or two of your own.
We hope you'll join us at 10.