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Marco Rubio makes stop in Guntersville

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio is making a campaign stop in Guntersville Tuesday. Rubio is expected at the Senior Center in Guntersville for a fundraiser from 3 p.m. Rubio's speech to the public is free to attend an expected to begin around 4:15 p.m.

Stepfather, son shot dead

Talladega authorities are investigating a Monday night double shooting that left a stepfather and his son dead in front of their home. Talladega Sheriff's deputies responded to a house on Oakdale road around 9 p.m. Monday to find the two victims in the driveway of a home, according to Talladega Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore. The victim's wife told investigators she heard a male drive up and ask for directions before the shooting, according to Kilgore.

Search continues for missing inmate

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for an inmate who escaped from work release on Monday. The man has been identified as Derrick Leon Jackson. He is 35-years-old and 6'0". He was last seen headed west on Veterans Drive at approximately 4:43 p.m. He was wearing a grey hoodie.

Cloudy, rainy Tuesday

Skies will stay cloudy Tuesday as a cold front moves through the Valley. You can expect scattered rain showers throughout the day as a flood watch remains in effect for northeastern portions of the state until Wednesday morning. Widespread rain should taper off and skies will stay mostly cloudy tonight with lows in the upper 40s. The chance for an isolated shower is still possible through Wednesday morning. 

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