Fueling begins for Orion launch, forecast lowered to 40% go

Fueling begins for Orion launch, forecast lowered to 40% go

Good morning!

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

Madison County Deputies are looking for a person who shot a man in the leg.

Deputies say two people got into a fight inside a car last night.  The victim was shot, and he ran into a MapCo gas station at the corner of Capshaw and Jeff Road.  He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are looking for a suspect driving a 2015 white Chevrolet Impala.

Also, DeKalb County man was shot after he allegedly hit someone, and now, he's charged with assault.

60 year old Tony Kitchens was recently arrested on a grand jury indictment for second degree assault.  The Sheriff's office said 60 year old Randy Hill was only protecting himself when Kitchens beat him in the head with a flashlight this past March.

And, hopefully, the second time is the charm as NASA prepares to launch the Orion spacecraft at 6:05.

The Delta IV rocket is fueled up and ready to go.  NASA scrubbed Orion's first test flight because of wind gusts and a valve problem.  They hope, is to use the spacecraft to send astronauts on round trips to Mars in the decades ahead.

This inaugural flight is scheduled to last just four and a half hours.