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Thursday morning on WAFF 48 News Today

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Good morning! Trent Butler here to let you know what you'll see this morning on WAFF 48 News Today. 

This morning, some people are very upset after a man convicted of one of the most gruesome and notorious Huntsville murders is having his artwork sold online. The website death-merchant-dot-com is selling two paintings by Jeffrey Franklin. Franklin was convicted of killing his parents and wounding three of his siblings in their south Huntsville home in 1998.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard's ethics trial returns to a courtroom in Lee County, Alabama this morning. Prosecutors are trying to show Hubbard used his influence as House Speaker to pick up consultant jobs and to enrich his businesses. Governor Bentley testified on Wednesday that he did not feel Hubbard made an illegal or unethical request. 

Yet, new court documents filed by the Governor's former top advisor acknowledge a criminal investigation into the alleged affair between Rebekah Mason and the Governor.  Attorneys for Rebekah Mason filed a motion to dismiss and stay the civil suit by former ALEA head Spencer Collier.  Mason's attorneys state that she is or may be the subject of ongoing criminal investigations. 

Jury deliberations resume this morning in Marshall County for a man charged with an accident that killed four people. Police say Adrian Renteria was traveling at 92 miles per hour in July of 2013 when he slammed into a truck just outside Guntersville on Highway 431 North. 

Some parents are outraged after test questions given to eight graders included references to guns, drugs, and sex. One question asks how many "tricks" have to be worked to pay for a pimp's crack habit! 

Have you ever had your lunch taken at work? If you said yes, you have lots of company. A new survey shows 71 percent of American workers have had their personal snack, drink or meal stolen from a shared refrigerator! 

We promise we won't take your breakfast this morning. We just hope you'll watch us while you eat that breakfast! See you soon on WAFF 48 News Today. 

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