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State Health Officials Investigating Case of Tuberculosis on Troy University Campus

The Alabama Dept. of Public Health says it is investigating a case of pulmonary tuberculosis identified in a Troy University student enrolled on the main campus in Troy.  Health officials and Troy University say they’re working to ensure that university students and employees will be screened quickly. In a statement, Dr. Burnestine Taylor, Medical Officer, Disease Control and Prevention, said, “We…

Tracking Nate: Storm Heading Out of Our Area

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority team of meteorologists is tracking the aftermath of Hurricane Nate as it moves out of our area. Nate made landfall around 12:30 Sunday morning near Biloxi, Mississippi. In our part of Alabama, the storm’s biggest impacts have been downed trees and power lines. There have been heavy amounts of rain in some spots, with…

Montgomery Police Make Arrest in Death Investigation

Montgomery police say they’ve charged a suspect with felony murder in an early morning death investigation. Detectives have charged Issac Walters, 22, with one count of felony murder. He is being held under a $75,000 bond. Police say they got a call at about 12:30 this morning about a possible shooting in the 2700 block of Poplar Street.  Police say…

Roy Moore Celebrates Victory in GOP Runoff for U.S. Senate

Roy Moore is celebrating victory as he becomes the Republican nominee in the special election for U.S. Senate. Moore defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a Republican runoff. Tonight on Facebook, the Moore campaign said, “Because of you, tonight, the establishment has been defeated in Alabama! We still have a ways to go before December 12th’s general election, and the…

Gov. Kay Ivey Statement on Moore Victory in GOP U.S. Senate Runoff

Gov. Kay Ivey has released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Republican primary runoff: “One of my first acts as governor was to move the special election date so it was held in compliance with the law. Now the people have had their say. “Republican voters chose their nominee for the United States Senate. I encourage all Alabamians to vote…

Sen. Luther Strange Speaks to Supporters Following Loss to Roy Moore

Sen. Luther Strange’s tenure in the U.S. Senate will be a short one. He has lost the Republican runoff to Roy Moore, according to the Associated Press. Tonight, Strange spoke to supporters in Homewood and released this statement: “From the beginning of this campaign, my priority has been serving the people of Alabama. Tomorrow I will go back to work with President…

Longtime Montgomery TV Meteorologist Dan Atkinson Dies at 71

Worked at WSFA, WNCF and The Weather Channel

All of us at Alabama News Network want to remember a true legend of television broadcasting in Montgomery. Longtime meteorologist Dan Atkinson has died at 71. Atkinson is best known for his decades presenting the weather on WSFA, but he also spent some years doing weather and news for our ABC station WNCF and worked for The Weather Channel in…

Montgomery Co. Sheriff Searching for Pike Road Area Murder Suspect

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies and CrimeStoppers are searching for a man wanted on murder and other charges in the Pike Road area. Investigators say Anfernee “Mook” Sledge is wanted for several burglaries and the breaking and entering of vehicles. He is 19 years old and is 5’6″ and 150 pounds. Investigators say Sledge’s last known address was in the 300…

Exclusive: Steve Flowers Analysis of Strange-Moore Debate

Alabama News Network political analyst Steve Flowers has analysis of Thursday’s debate between U.S. Sen. Luther Strange and Roy Moore. The candidates will face each other in a Republican primary runoff on Tuesday. Strange and Moore appeared at a moderator-less debate in Montgomery. Flowers told our Senior Political Reporter Tim Lennox whether he thought either candidate changed the course of…