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Wednesday morning on WAFF 48 News Today

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You are a few steps closer to the weekend! Good morning on this Wednesday. This is Trent Butler giving you a preview of what you'll see this morning on WAFF 48 News Today. 

A son says his mother is the strongest woman he knows after she survived a freak accident in Rogersville. Family members say an unoccupied car rolled down a hill and pinned Misty Calder underneath. This morning, we'll give you an update on this wife and mother of three. 

The family of a murder victim says the man who pulled the trigger called them to apologize. This morning, that man is behind bars after turning himself in at an attorney's office. Police say Cornelius Frazier is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Dominique Hereford in a parking lot on Patton Road this past weekend.

The Limestone County school system is known for having one of the most comprehensive drug testing programs in all of Alabama. This morning, we're sharing the results of its student drug testing program. The school district randomly tested 35% of its student population and seven tested positive. Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk says he focuses not on the seven positive tests, but the thousands of other students who passed the drug test.

Governor Bentley is on today's witness list in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.  The former director of Alabama's Ethics Commission testified on Tuesday that Hubbard asked for approval for his consulting contract with the Southeast Alabama Gas District, but he didn't get guidance on his contracts with three other companies. Hubbard is accused of using his influential position as House Speaker to benefit his companies and land jobs as a consultant. 

Today is the start of hurricane season in the north Atlantic.  Experts are letting us know if we'll see more storms than normal. Meteorologist David Ernst is back after taking a few days off. David is letting us know if some much needed rain might fall on our lawns today. I don't know about y'all, but my lawn is starting to turn a less than desirable color of yellowish brown! 

Plus, we're sharing some video you've just got to see! A huge, and I mean HUGE alligator was seen on video roaming a golf course on Florida's gulf coast earlier this month. This gator may 15 feet long! There's a lot to talk about this morning. We'll see you soon on WAFF 48 News Today! 

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