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Relief efforts underway after devastating flooding across South Carolina

The video that's hard to even watch keeps coming in from South Carolina. Massive flooding has caused several deaths and dam breaches galore. We'll take you there this more, now that they are catching a break from rainfall and the relief efforts that are underway.

The case of a Madison Police Officer charged with a federal, civil rights violation will go before a judge for a hearing today. You may remember, his first trial ended in a hung jury. Our Jonathan Radford will have more in a live report on WAFF 48 News Today.

One Alabama Congresswoman is calling on the feds to investigate the state. Congresswoman Terri Sewell is just not convinced the state is doing the best it can in regards to the budget, especially when it comes to the closure of 31 DMV offices. Hear why she believes taxpayers aren't being told the truth at 5:30 a.m.

There's now a class action lawsuit hanging over 3M Company, Dyneon, and Daikin America. The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority and three North Alabama residents filed it over claims the companies are polluting the Tennessee River with dangerous chemicals. This comes after another watchdog group brought in researchers from Auburn University to test the water. Look for details during WAFF 48 News Today.

Trent, David & I will see you at 5 a.m. Have a fantastic Tuesday!!

--Margo

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