More people and businesses filing for bankruptcy

Wednesday - September 7, 2011
I still can't get over the cool temperatures out there tonight.  Hope you're enjoying it, too.  Rich Thomas updates the overnight low temperature...which may set a record.
Nationwide, when the economy goes bad - bankruptcies go up.  And that's the case here in the Middle District of Alabama's Bankruptcy Court. Filings are up about 16%. We'll find out which businesses are the most common filers.
A county correctional officer is dead tonight...killed in Butler County.  We'll talk with his boss and a co-worker as they look back on the death of the 76-year old and another man in what appears to be a murder-suicide.
Republican presidential hopefuls faced off in California tonight.  We'll tell you if one or more GOP candidates stood out from the pack.
And, Navistar prepares to roll out the red carpet (or should it be green?) for 140 of the best female golfers in the world.  The Navistar Classic LPGA will be played on the Robert Trent Jones courses in Prattville next week.  The ladies are competing for a $1.3-million purse.  We'll be there all week, too.
I hope you'll stay up and watch our newscast at 10....and that you'll make a note of our new newscast, First At Four, which premieres next Monday afternoon.
Take care,
Bob H.