WAFF is live in Atlanta this morning for rape bait appeal hearing

WAFF is live in Atlanta this morning for rape bait appeal hearing

(WAFF) - Good Morning, TN Valley! Margo Gray here with your morning headlines.

We're just hours away from the Sparkman Rape Bait Lawsuit hearing in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Our Nick Lough is up early live in downtown Atlanta to give us a preview at 5:30, 6:00 & 6:30 a.m. You may remember, this case goes back to 2010 when a student claims she was used as bait by a teacher's aide at Sparkman Middle School to catch a student who propositioned her but was raped in a bathroom when the aide never came to her aid literally.

This news broke while you were sleeping, a drug bust and a chase crossing state lines. Huntsville police caught one suspect but are looking for two others after a wild chase through Madison county & Lincoln county, TN. At 5:00 a.m. & 6:00 a.m. I'll tell you how they managed to get away.

The school year is winding down with student's testing and Decatur City Schools will continue as planned this week, despite a crime spree involving three teens over the weekend. Two went to Austin High School. They're charged in a murder and several robberies over the weekend. You won't believe how police say they chose their victims. Hear it at 5:00 & 6:00 a.m. on WAFF 48 News Today.

Do you go to ABC stores for your alcohol? Well that could change. The Senate is expected to take another look at a bill that would get rid of them. This idea is coming from Decatur senator Arthur Orr. His original proposal would shut down all 176 ABC states and auction off the building leases to the highest bidder. However, some senators worry the bill would force prices on liquor in Alabama to skyrocket. Stay tuned for this debate.

Alright, so much to get through today. Tune in starting at 4:30 a.m. for all your morning headlines. Have a great Tuesday!