(WAFF) - Recovery efforts resuming Tuesday morning
The recovery efforts for a man and his 16-year-old stepson will resume Tuesday morning on Lake Guntersville after being suspended late Monday night. Officials with the Guntersville Fire Department said a man and three children were out on the lake in a canoe as a storm blew in just before 2 p.m. As they were trying to make it back to shore, the boat capsized. Rescuers were able to save a 15-year-old girl, found on the banks of the lake, and a 17-year-old boy, who was found along a walking trail. The girl told crews she didn't see the 16-year-old make it off the boat. The Guntersville Rescue Squad is now leading the charge to find the two people, who are presumed drowned.
State budget battle has no end in sight
The Alabama Senate narrowly approved a general fund by a vote of 19-15, but the Alabama House of Representatives rejected it Monday night with a vote of 92-2. According to House Speaker Hubbard, the bill is now dead as it will not go to a joint committee between the two chambers. The bill had enough trouble making it out of the Senate, as multiple lawmakers on both sides of the aisle protested the proposal. Even the Senate bill sponsor, Arthur Orr, voted against the bill because he didn't believe it provides adequate funding. It will be up to the governor when to call a second special session. Hubbard said he hopes the next special session will give lawmakers enough time to override a governor's veto.