That's a picture of the father of the Jordanian pilot, held captive by ISIS along with a Japanese journalist. He's pleading for mercy. And this morning, everyone's holding their breath after the latest deadline for a prisoner swap passed. http://bit.ly/1zd86s3 We're constantly checking for the latest. Look for Lauren Morrison to have an update from the Alert Center, or I may have it in Top Story at 5:30 or 6:30 a.m.
The measles outbreak out west has perked up our ears a bit. http://bit.ly/1CSDI7n Could it kick in here? It's hard to tell. But just in case, we checked with doctors here in the valley to get some advice on how best to protect ourselves. Muriel Bailey explains what you need to know at 5:00 and again just after 6:00.
You think the stories you here from school are bad? Try fights followed by police having to break them up with pepper spray. That's reality in Bessemer. http://bit.ly/1CSDPzU Christy Hutchings from our Raycom sister station in Birmingham gets us caught up at 5:42. Some parents there are not happy. See what you think.
And in case you hadn't noticed, it's Friday! If you don't have plans for the family yet this weekend, we found some fun you may want to check out. We'll lay it all out for you at 5:12 and again right before 7:00.
Now, let's get this show on the road. WAFF 48 News Today is on the air!