Family's small dog used as bait in dog-fighting ring - WSFA 12 News investigates at 5 & 6

Georgiana police are investigating the unthinkable after a family's pet was stolen and used as bait in a dog fighting case. The small beagle had serious wounds but was rescued. WSFA 12 News reporter Bryan Henry is in Butler County working on the latest regard the case and the puppy's condition.

Alabama's Attorney General is on the defensive after a former state senator's legal team decided it wants to try to force him to testify. We'll explain why.

The Chief of Police in Union Springs could learn if he'll keep his job tonight after city officials questioned his actions following the death of a 13-year-old boy. WSFA 12 News reporter Jennifer Oravet is in Bullock County tonight where she'll have information from the meeting.

And you'll want to tune in for our double-dose of 12 NEWS DEFENDERS reports tonight.

At 5, our Judd Davis is looking into why some standard equipment on your car, that you take for granted, isn't quite so "standard" anymore.

At 6, the 12 NEWS DEFENDERS' Bethany Wales shares the story of a Montgomery woman with limited income, who is struggling to find a way to keep walking. She recently turned to the federal government's healthcare plan, but is finding little help.

For more news, weather and sports join us tonight at 5 and 6 on WSFA 12!

See ya,

Valorie Lawson