Police say driver of big rig that killed 11 was on the phone...

Tuesday - September 13, 2011

Let's be honest.  We've all had that incredibly scary moment when we're driving and get distracted for a just a moment - and suddenly realize how quickly things can go wrong.  Take the case of a wreck in Kentucky that killed 11 people.  Police say the driver of an 18-wheeler was making a cell phone when his truck crossed the median crashed into a van carrying members of a Mennonite family.  The call connected for just one second before impact.  We'll find out how the Alabama Trucking Association is reacting to a call to ban handheld communications devices.

Montgomery Public Schools now have a budget and may have an International Baccalaureate program.  So what's an International Baccalaureate program?  Tune it at 10 and find out.
And, did you feel it?  There was an earthquake in Birmingham shortly after 6 tonight.  No joke.  We'll tell you more about the little shaker in Jefferson Country.
Hope you'll join us for these stories and many more - tonight at 10. 
BTW, we now have a 4 p.m. newscast.  That's right...WSFA 12 News First at Four. Find out what's happening in your city, state, region and world....an hour earlier at 4.
In the meantime, I've got some scripts to check.  I'll see you on the set!
Take care,
Bob H.
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