Family continues hope for clues in 2-year-old murder investigation

Good Thursday evening. It's been a busy day here in the WAFF 48 newsroom. Here are a few of the stories we're working on for our 10 o'clock newscast.

It's been two years since the body of 34-year old Danny Hamaker was found stuffed in a drainage ditch in a north Huntsville neighborhood. The murder remains unsolved, leaving his parents still dealing with the pain and maybe even some anger at why the investigation is taking so long. WAFF 48's Shumuriel Ratliff digs deeper tonight, talking with Hamaker's mother, Linda Hamaker, as she expresses her sense of loss and hope that someone will come forward with information helping to solve this case.

We're also continuing to follow the story we brought you as breaking news tonight on WAFF 48 News at 6. A white powdery substance that was discovered in the mailbox of a North Huntsville daycare appears to be baking soda. The discovery prompted a massive response by emergency crews wearing hazmat suits. The daycare, on Powers Avenue near Hammonds Avenue, was evacuated as a precaution. WAFF 48's Sarah Navoy will have the latest details.

And speaking of daycares, if you leave your child at one, do you really know who's watching after your children? We have a thousand licensed daycares in Alabama. But unlike other states, Alabama doesn't provide much data on the quality of service that each daycare provides. WAFF 48's Charles Molineaux will explore that issue in his special report "Daycare Dilemma".

We'll see you at 10.