The fate of 9 State House Corruption defendants lies with jury

Friday - August 5, 2011
Congratulations!  You made it to the weekend.
After 9 weeks, the jury in the State House corruption trial is ready to deliberate the guilt or innocence of the defendants.  After more than two days of closing arguments, the judge gave the jury their instructions.  They must reach a unanimous decision on each of the 39 counts against the 9 defendants.  We'll be monitoring their deliberation every minute and have their verdicts ASAP.
The state's sales tax holiday attracted lots of back-to-school shoppers.  We'll sample the turnout in one area store.
After yesterday's plunge, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 61 points.  We'll talk with local investors for their reaction to the drop and the rebound today.
And, Rich Thomas updates our rain chances for the evening and through the weekend....starting at 5.
Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @bobhowell_wsfa for breaking news and lots of interesting stories not necessarily in the main stream!
Enjoy your weekend.  See you on the set at 6!
Bob H.