Good Friday evening and TGIF!
The 21-year old charged with shooting and killing 9 people at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina Friday made his first court appearance today. Dylann Roof's bond has been set at $1 million dollars. Authorities say they're investigating this as a hate crime as well as domestic terrorism. A vigil was held in Charleston tonight, as well as Birmingham and Montgomery.
The tragedy raises many questions, including the state of race relations in this country. WAFF's Vincent Crivelli spoke with the multi-cultural officer with the city of Huntsville to find out what this reveals about race relations, as well as how we can move past this.
And on a much lighter note, fish tacos earned a 10-year old Athens boy and his mother a trip to the White House. Jay Wolanzyk won the right to represent Alabama in the 2015 Kids' State Dinner in Washington, D.C. He and his mother got to sit down with First Lady Michelle Obama for dinner. Jay's recipe? Alabama Fancy Fish Tacos. We'll have more on that special trip to D.C. at 10.
We hope you'll join us then.