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Good evening! This is Jason Dennis, prepping for newscasts at WTVM. Here's what we are working on for the news at 6 and 11:

A Columbus 2nd grader was allegedly beat up twice by a bully at his school and on the bus. His grandmother speaks to us, about why she doesn't think enough is being done to stop bullying.

Firefighters in East Alabama are still battling the largest fire in Opelika's history, nearly 48 hours after the blaze started at the old West Point Pepperell Mill. We have the latest on the investigation into the cause of this fire, and how a helicopter is assisting today.

The demolition of the old Brown Avenue bridge is moving forward. We have a LIVE update on the already shut down bridge and why it's not considered safe anymore.

As we're a little more than a month away from the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway, you'll see the story tonight of one woman who knows first-hand how your money is spent. Hear from this former St. Jude Children's Hospital patient, who now works there as a cancer survivor. And don't miss new details on special events going on at our local Dream Home this weekend!

Tell your friends, then join us for these stories and more tonight at 6 and 11!

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