(WAFF) - Good Thursday Morning, It's Margo Gray here with your morning headlines.
Alabama is in the spotlight again with the President making a stop in Birmingham today. Muriel Bailey will have a preview of his talk about the economy at 5:00 & 6:00 this morning. Another key topic on the agenda, payday lending.
The President is expected to participate in a roundtable discussion at Lawson State Community College which opens the door to discuss his initiative pushing community college as an affordable educational option.
Today, Governor Bentley will stop in Huntsville to discuss his tax revenue proposal plan. The plan addresses funding shortfalls and debt repayment. Bentley will meet with business and community leaders at the Chamber of Commerce at 10 am.
Overnight, a man was shot in the leg at the Wavaho gas station on Highway 72 and Academy Drive in Huntsville. Police say the victim was taken to the hospital by a friend. He's expected to be ok. Here's the weird part, officers interviewed witnesses at the scene but no one was able to given them information.
Watch out for kidos this Spring Break. A little boy is in the hospital after being hit by a car in a Decatur neighborhood. He was taken by helicopter to Huntsville Hospital a little after 6:30 Wednesday evening. Witnesses said an SUV was driving down Spring street when the little boy darted out in front of it. They also say his head was bleeding when emergency crews arrived. Parents in the neighborhood, say drivers use their street as a cut through to avoid traffic.
Some residents are happy about a recent order to shutdown part of a fireworks plant. The State Fire Marshal delivered a cease and desist order to the Ultratec fireworks plant in Madison County Wednesday. An inspection after the explosion cited five violations ranging from improper storage of materials to cross-contamination concerns. In February, two people were killed and several others were injured in an explosion.