Look Ahead: Police find body at Colonial Grand Apartments in Madison; 9 people killed in Charleston church shooting; Same-sex marriage ruling expected

(WAFF) - Good morning! Here are the top stories you'll want to follow throughout the day:

A neighbor called police after she found the body in a pond on the property of the apartment complex on Wednesday night. Police are working the case as a death investigation.

The woman said she found a suitcase earlier Wednesday, but police haven't confirmed if it belonged to the woman or not.

We will have updates on the investigation on-air and on WAFF.com.

A South Carolina Senator, Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, is among the nine people were shot and killed inside a downtown church in Charleston on Wednesday night, according to our sister station in Charleston, WCSC.

Police said three people survived the attack.

Pinckney also served as the pastor of Emanuel AME Church. Police said the gunman sat through an hour-long bible study before he began shooting church members.

The suspect fled the scene and police are searching for him. They said he is armed and dangerous.

The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.

Supreme court ruling on same-sex marriage nationwide expected Thursday

In February, for about three weeks, same-sex couples in Alabama were allowed to marry before State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore created confusion which stopped same-sex marriages.

In May, a federal judge filed a ruling saying Alabama's ban is unconstitutional and probate judges are not allowed to enforce it. However, she put in a key provision that the ruling is on hold until the U-S Supreme Court hands down its verdict.

In all, same-sex marriage is now legal in 36 states and Washington, D.C. Alabama's status is still up in the air.We'll keep an ear out for a ruling today and keep you posted on-air and on WAFF.com.

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