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Accountability Act ruling's impact on scholarships

Good Wednesday evening, everyone. Here is what we're working on in the WAFF 48 Newsroom.

Reaction to a judge's decision to strike down the Alabama Accountability Act continues to pour in. A Montgomery judge overturned the legislation today. It gave tax credits to parents who moved children from failing public schools to private schools. The judge said it violates the state's constitutional requirement for the legislature to only have one subject in a bill. Charles Molineaux looks into the impact the ruling will have on students with scholarships and those who attend private schools.

An Alabama pastor accused of killing his wife and injuring his daughter is headed to a mental health facility instead of jail. Today, a judge ruled that Terry Greer is not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Greer was charged with murder in the 2013 shooting death of his wife Lisa and the attempted murder of his daughter.

And, the world is mourning the death of an in conic writer. Tonight we'll look back on the life and legacy of poet Maya Angelou.

Join us for these stories and more on WAFF 48 News at 10.

Kim Essex

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