Troopers work to stop big rig accidents before they happen

Wednesday - August 17, 2011
From:  bobhowell_wsfa on Twitter
A fatal accident on I-85 last week got us thinking about the safety of big rigs that dominate the Interstates.  Tonight at 10, you may be surprised to learn how many safety stops State Troopers make each week looking for issues that could be potentially deadly. A live report on the topic from Melissa McKinney starts our news at 10.
Grant money is going to be used to spruce up a segment of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights Trail.  That's good news for a couple of people with a business along that stretch of roadway.  Samuel King has that story.
IF you don't think people are desperate for work - check out the turnout for a job fair for employment opportunities at the Army Aviation Center at Ft. Rucker.  Would you believe applicants from New Jersey were there?
A small plane crashes not long after take off - lands in the yard of a home - killing the pilot.  We have pictures from the scene.
Authorities thwart a teenager's plot to blow up his former high school in Tampa.  Police say there could have been mass casualties.
And, closer to home, Rich talks about hotter temperatures...and a potential troublemaker off the coast of Africa moving our way.
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Bob H.