School re-zoning topic of town hall meeting

Good Monday evening. Here are just a few of the stories we're working on here in the WAFF 48 newsroom for our 10 o'clock newscast.

Huntsville City Councilman Richard Showers is holding a town hall meeting with concerned parents over a proposal to re-zone Huntsville City Schools. The system is battling the Department of Justice because of a desegregation order from the 1970's. WAFF 48's Diana Crawford attended that meeting and will have more on the concerns those parents are expressing.

We're also continuing to follow a controversy surrounding January's propane shortage. A number of local residents who have contracted with United Propane Gas have told us they had to pay more during the month of January than the amount they signed up for. WAFF 48's Sarah Navoy brought you those initial reports, and now is talking to customers and company representatives who are questioning whether or not customers will be receiving a credit for the amount of money they paid over their contracted price.

And we've also discovered a local tie to the unrest in Ukraine. WAFF 48's Charles Molineaux spoke with a Huntsville man who's in that area on business. He'll describe to us what he's seeing and give us a first-hand account of the tension that exists there with pro-Russian militants having already seized key bits of infrastructure and Moscow condoning military intervention.

We hope you'll join us for these stories and more on WAFF 48 News at 10.