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Long-awaited trial brings speculation to many questions

For some stories in the news business, we enjoy covering trials because it shows us how investigators reached their conclusions, and why the defense believes they too have a case. Today marked the beginning of a long-awaited trial of a former nurse accused of killing five people by injecting bleach into their bloodstream. This is a trial where many family members connected to the victims are also looking for answers. At 6, Alexis Spears will reveal for you more aspects of those answers we're all looking for.

Want a view from a sober mind what it's like to drive drunk? Folks at SFA are trying to show that today, ahead of Spring Break. They want students to realize what happens if they drink too much. Francesca Washington has that report at 10.

In Shelby County, find out how foster children are now getting the one-on-one help they need. Donna McCollum has that report at 6.

Jeff Awtrey

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