Big manufacturer brings hundreds of jobs to Alabama - Details at 5 and 6

North Alabama is getting a huge economic boost thanks to the decision by the country's oldest firearms manufacture to locate a plant in Huntsville. WSFA 12 News has details on the Remington Outdoor plant and how many new jobs it will mean to the area.

We're at the halfway mark for the state's legislative session. Teachers are looking for a 2 percent raise and there could be progress for programs in the often struggling General Fund budget. Raycom political reporter Max Reiss is looking at what bills are getting passed and which ones are still being debated.

Results are starting to show along Dexter Avenue after months of construction. Reporter Bethany Wales has the positive results in the mission to improve downtown's streetscape.

And speaking of positive, you'll want to catch Bryan Henry's special Making a Difference report tonight at 5. While the triumph of the human spirit in overcoming long odds is playing out on the world stage at the Olympics, it's also playing out in a modest building in Montgomery. He'll have the details!

Join us for these stories plus a look at your forecast tonight at 5 and 6 on WSFA 12 News.

See ya then,

Valorie Lawson