Jury reaches verdict in controversial murder case, details @ 11

Good evening, I'm Courtney Smith in the WTVM Newsroom.  Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on for News Leader 9 at 11.

Shooting victim and gunman are one in the same

We have an update on the shooting that took place at Booker T. Washington apartments in Columbus last night. Police now say the wounds suffered by the victim in last night's shooting were self-inflicted. Tune in at 11 for this unusual twist.

Mother accused of murder learns fate

The jury has reached a verdict for the Columbus woman accused in the death of her infant daughter. We'll tell you what her sentence is and how this controversial local case reached its end.

School for firefighters

It's back to school for firefighters from Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City and east Alabama. We'll take a look at what they're doing to hone their skills and become certified firefighters.

Civic Center happenings

A new event has come to the Columbus Civic Center: bull riding! News Leader 9's Curtis McCloud explains how this is one of several new additions to attract a new crowd to our local arena.

Join us for these stories plus Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade has your wake up weather and Sports Leader 9's Dave Platta has your sports highlights, all coming up on News Leader 9 at 11.