Good Monday evening. Here's a check of just a few of the stories we're following here in the WAFF 48 newsroom.
We're continuing to dig for more details in the shocking shooting death of a Decatur teenager. 17-year old Decatur High School student and football player Kedrick Bowman died after being shot early this morning at a home on College Place. WAFF 48's Diana Crawford is following the investigation, as well as talking to students and coaches at Decatur High about how they're coping with such a sudden and tragic loss.
We're also following a move by some Alabama lawmakers to legalize marijuana. WAFF 48's Charles Molineaux spoke with Valley lawmaker Mike Ball about Carly's Law being introduced in the state legislature. The bill would protect parents who are using highly-concentrated Cannabidiol oil to treat their children who are suffering with epileptic and neurological disorders.
And with the current Alabama Legislative session only a week old, there's already a budget battle shaping up with Governor Bentley pushing to increase funding to the general fund budget for all non-education agencies by about $16 million. Those opposed are pushing to spend $92 million dollars to the state's school systems. We'll hear from Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard on this one.
Join us for these stories and more on WAFF 48 News at 10.