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Tracey Grissom is accused of killng her ex-husband in 2012 at a boat dock in Tuscaloosa County. Tracey Grissom is accused of killng her ex-husband in 2012 at a boat dock in Tuscaloosa County.
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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Wednesday, August 06, 2014.

1. Testimony will resume at 9:00 this morning in the Tuscaloosa County murder trial of Tracey Grissom. Grissom is accused of killing her ex-husband Hunter Grissom at a boat dock in May 2012. Prosecutors claim she did it to collect a life insurance policy. Grissom’s attorney says he will prove that was not the case.

RELATED STORY: Testimony begins in Tracey Grissom murder trial

2. The pilot involved in last week’s plane crash in Helena spoke with Alabama’s 13 about the ordeal. Last Thursday, Dan Smith and his family were en route to Dixon, Tennessee when his engine completely failed. He said his only option was to try to land the plane in open space. All four passengers survived.

FULL STORY: Pilot recalls Helena plane crash

3. Cornerstone Schools of Alabama will open its doors for the first time in the Roebuck Community. Cornerstone purchased Parkway Christian Academy back in the spring after the school closed due to financial reasons. The new Cornerstone campus will house middle and high school students.

RELATED STORY: More than 200 volunteers paint new Cornerstone school location

4. The second American missionary with Ebola is currently undergoing treatment at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly contracted the virus while working at a clinic in Liberia.

5. The reigning NBA champions have made history by hiring a female assistant coach. Becky Hammon was announced yesterday as the newest member of the San Antonio staff. She’s a 16 year veteran of the WNBA and 6-time all-star.

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