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TONIGHT AT 10: Teen drowns in Tenn. River; HPD officer found guilty on civil rights violation; Inmate expected in court; Vigil held for Tanner student killed in wreck

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Good evening! Kim Essex here with a rundown of our top stories tonight at 10: 

The body of a 14-year-old boy has been recovered from the Tennessee River. Several emergency crews had been searching for him for more than six hours in the Town Creek body of water in East Colbert County.The teen and a 12-year-old relative were swimming when he went under and never resurfaced. We’ll take you to the scene of this drowning tonight at 10.

Guilty …A U.S. Federal Court jury today found Huntsville Police Officer Brett Russell guilty on charges he violated the civil rights of a suspect in custody and tried to cover it up. Huntsville Police Chief Lewis Morris says his opinion on the case hasn’t changed since 2012 when the officer was fired for misconduct. Russell later appealed his termination and was reinstated by the Huntsville City Council. Tonight we’ll tell you what is next for Russell and his employment with the city. We’ll also tell you if any other officers connected to the case face disciplinary action.

A Lauderdale County inmate who dropped her lawsuit against the sheriff for not allowing her to have an abortion has been ordered to court tomorrow. The inmate, identified only as Jane Doe, had sued because she said she was being denied access to an abortion. She dropped her suit yesterday but now she has to appear in court. We’ll sort the details out on this story tonight at 10.

And we’ll take you to a somber vigil in honor of a teen killed in an accident last night. 14-year-old Shae Henderson died when the car she was a passenger in was involved in a two-vehicle accident. Tonight, we hear from Shae’s former softball coach on how she will be remembered.

We’ll have these stories, your weekend forecast, and more tonight at 10.

I hope you will join us.

Kim

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