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Tuesday morning on WAFF 48 News Today

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Police say they're likely investigating a murder-suicide this morning after the bodies of a mother and her two children were found at a home in South Huntsville. Trent Butler here to let you know what we're covering for you on this Tuesday morning. Officers tell us, these investigations are always difficult especially when they involve children. Shortly after arriving on the scene, police say someone found the bodies of 35-year-old Connie Foster, and her two children, 10-year-old Layla House, and 8-year-old David House. Neighbors are shocked after hearing the news, and say all they can do right now is pray for the family.

This morning, we're working to learn more about a former NASA astronaut from Huntsville who's facing murder charges in Tuscaloosa county.
James Halsell, Junior faces murder charges after an wreck Monday morning on U.S. 82 southeast of Duncanville. State Troopers say Halsell's vehicle slammed into a car with several people inside. Two juveniles, who were not using seat belts, were ejected from the car. Troopers say alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash.

NBC News is reporting that Hillary Clinton has won enough delegate and super delegates to wrap up the Democratic nomination for president. If her nomination is approved at the party's convention, Clinton will make history as the first woman to lead a presidential ticket. 

Former Governor Bob Riley will return for his third day of testimony today in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Riley's testimony has focused on emails that referenced Hubbard's worsening finances. In one email, Hubbard wrote quote, "I need to be a spokesman for GB&A.  Except for those ethics laws.  Who proposed those things?! What were we thinking?" Riley claims that was a joke. Hubbard faces 23 ethics charges. He's accused of using his office and influence as Speaker of the House to get consulting jobs and money for his businesses.

While it will be a little cooler today, David Ernst is telling us, get ready for a warming trend, including some hot temps this weekend!  We'll see you soon for the Tuesday edition of WAFF 48 News Today. 

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