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Boaz fire chief fired

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Here's what we're working on in the WAFF 48 Newsroom:

A judge has ordered a mental exam for a man accused of killing his wife and son.

Police say Stephen Marc Stone strangled his wife and drowned their son at their home in Huntsville last year.  The judge wants to know if he's competent to stand trial.  He also wants an idea of his mental state at the time of the murders.

Also, the Boaz fire chief is looking for a new job after the City Council voted him out.

Chief Mike Sparks is accused of recording conversations during promotion interviews for employees without their knowledge.  Last night the council voted unanimously to fire him, citing betrayal of trust. His attorney says this is wrong, and claims three council members witnessed the recordings.

He also says there is nothing on his clients record that suggest he should be immediately terminated. http://bit.ly/1sTp8pP

Finally, three missionaries helping with the Ebola outbreak in Liberia are back in the U-S this morning.

They include two doctors and the husband of Nancy Writebol, who is in Atlanta receiving treatment for the virus.  They've been under a 21 day quarantine, and doctors say everyone seems to be in good health and resting well.

These are just a few of the stories we'll have this morning.  

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