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One wild night/morning for one Athens man

Happy Hump Day!

Let's just say one Athens man had a wild night. Deputies have their suspect is in custody after an armed home invasion, hijacking two cars at gunpoint, a shooting, a police pursuit and standoff....yes all in one night. We will cover all the details in a live report throughout the show.

A flood warning remains in effect for parts of the valley this morning but good news, the rain is moving out finally. Meteorologist David Ernst will have your weather on the 10s.

Officially today, a former Huntsville police officer convicted of a civil rights violation will find out how long he'll spend in prison.

Can-a-thon is rolling into Fayetteville & Athens today. We woke up Chief Meteorologist Brad Travis to give out some hugs this morning as folks drop off their donations. Tune in for his live reports all morning.

..and what's happening with Alabama's Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart. Is he leaving or staying? We'll breakdown the chances 5:50 & 6:30

Alright, see you at 4:30 a.m.

--Margo Gray

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