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Parents expects to get applications for optional schools, What to do with unwanted gift cards, Flu spikes in Arkansas

Good morning and happy Monday! It's back to work for many of you and back to school for all. We are ready for a super week! Here's what we got going on this morning.

Weather update:

Sunshine today with highs near 50, it's expected to get warmer during the week. We have details on your forecast throughout the week with weather on the 5s every 10 minutes!

Here are the top stories at this hour:
1. Parents are expected to get their applications for optional schools today. It's for their kids to attend those schools next year. Some parents have been camping out for days outside Shelby County Schools headquarters. We have details all morning long.

2. Investigators say shots were fired at home before a fire bomb was thrown into the apartment on Goodlett Road. We're explaining what's going on this morning.

3. If you're like most people, you probably received a gift card or two over the holidays. More than 100 million new gift cards were handed out this season, but if you're holding a few duds you may never redeem, I have a special report to help you get more Bang for Your Buck this morning at 6 a.m. 

5. In less than a week the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl 49. The Patriots are hoping to put allegations of cheating behind them and start focusing on the big game. Something that some fans are already doing. We'll take you to Phoenix where people are already arriving to get the party going.

Here are the top stories on

One person killed in shooting near Wooddale Middle School

Study: E-cigarettes could be more deadly than regular cigarettes 

Parent outraged over possible pentagram symbol on Mid-South bus  

On the run since 1980, Mississippi fugitive now back behind bars 

Woman charged with crash that killed 11-year-old boy  

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Andrew Douglas

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