Storms move through Shoals; Governor Bentley plans to crack down on prescription drug abuse; suspect accused of scamming elderly man

(WAFF) - Good Monday evening.

We had some stormy weather move through the Shoals earlier today. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but a number of trees and power lines were down. WAFF 48's Jim Abath will have the latest live from the scene.

We're also digging into Governor Bentley's pledge to crack down on the abuse of prescription drugs in our state. But as WAFF 48's Lauren Bale uncovered, North Alabama might already be ahead of the curve when it comes to this particular battle.

And my Huntsville Area Crime Stopper's “Valley's Wanted” features a shameless crime of a man who allegedly scammed an elderly man, who's suffering from dementia, out of several hundred dollars.

We hope you'll join us for these stories and more at 10.

Mark Thornhill