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Lottery fans, rejoice! Non-fans it's a wait & see.

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Happy Friday Eve, Margo Gray here with your morning headlines.

If you're a lottery fan, there's major progress happening in the legislature with a bill making it's way to committee for a vote next week. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee scheduled a May 12 public hearing at the Alabama Statehouse on the bill. We'll talk more about it at on WAFF 48 News Today.

Meanwhile, three bills headed to the House would all restrict abortions in the state in some way. One would stop abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, the second would allow health care providers to decline an abortion if it violates their beliefs. Find out what the third is at 5:30 on WAFF 48 News Today.

Do you know we couldn't get a hold of not one administrator from Madison County Schools yesterday to see if they could say if drugs made it into Hazel Green High School. We'll try again today but meanwhile, three people are sitting in jail accused of selling to students. Drug agents searched a mobile home on Brooks Church Road in Hazel and found a two pound bag of marijuana, Xanax, Oxycodone, a firearm and thousands of dollars in cash. Agents said Jerry Foster, his wife Cynthia, and Jessica Johnson, were selling drugs to Hazel Green High School students.

We're also checking back to see if a student will test positive for rabies at Alabama A&M. A student found a sick bat inside a campus building and took the bat to animal services for help without taking proper safety precautions. Tests showed the bat was rabid. So we'll definitely keep an eye on that.

The weekend is so close, let's get you through your Thursday. I'll see you starting at 4:30 a.m.

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