Body Identified in Barbour County, Lawmakers take Credit for Drop in Alabama Jobless

Good Evening, It's Barbara Gauthier in the WTVM Newsroom. Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for Newsleader 9 at 11.

Authorities in Barbour County have positively identified the body discovered near a burned home as that of Willie Pugh who'd been missing for more than a week. Tonight the latest on the investigation and the person of interest in custody.

Also, storms rolled across the valley tonight causing some street flooding but no severe weather. We'll show how local emergency workers prepare should tornadoes strike.

Unemployment numbers in Alabama take a big dip, and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are lining up to take the credit.

Plus, Lawyers for a Smiths Station man arrested after a video goes viral is questioning why police and prosecutors would give attention to the matter.

Join us for these stories and your latest sports and weather coming up tonight on Newsleader 9 at 11.