Red Nose Day on WAFF 48 News Today!

Red Nose Day on WAFF 48 News Today!

(WAFF) - Happy Red Nose Day! Trent Butler here to let you know we're kicking off this day of fundraising with a bang on WAFF 48 News Today.

For all who don't know, Red Nose Day is a special day to come together, have fun and make a difference for kids - especially when it comes to helping fight childhood poverty and hunger. All morning long, Margo Gray will be live at the Food Bank of North Alabama. Margo will highlight area charities and organizations that will benefit from donations and proceeds from folks who buy a red nose at area Walgreens.  Plus, don't forget to send us your Red Nose pictures on Facebook or

Alabama attorney general Luther Strange is keeping his promise to fight against the White House.  In fact, officials from eleven states are suing the Department of Education and Department of Justice about a new federal order. It requires public schools to allow students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity OR lose federal funding. This morning, you'll hear from our legal expert who feels like this issue may not be settled until it reaches the U.S. Supreme Court.

Local blood banks are actually having to turn away donors because of the threat of the Zika Virus. We'll show you what they're doing to make sure they don't have a substantial shortage.

Two of Alabama's top political leaders are in the spotlight this morning, but not for positive reasons. Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard returns to court in Lee County, Alabama as testimony continues in his ethics trial. Plus, we're finding out a U.S. attorney in Georgia is taking the lead of any investigation and possible prosecution of Governor Robert Bentley. Investigators are trying to find out if Governor Bentley misused any state funds to carry out an alleged affair with his former senior adviser Rebekah Mason.

Have you noticed the humidity this morning?  Yep, it's starting to increase. Lauren Jones is in for David Ernst this morning. She's tracking another warm May day and giving us a preview of the weekend forecast. See you soon on TV on WAFF 48 News Today!