Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Alabama News Network Mailbox

Troy Gearing Up for Big Weekend
Troy officials are getting ready for one of the city's biggest events.

Neighbors Looking Forward To New Maxwell Blvd Apartments
It's hard to miss the new construction along Maxwell Boulevard. The new apartments, called the heights, have been coming along for months now.

CrimeStoppers Program Helps Students Report Illegal Activity
There's no place immune to crime. That includes schools, where teachers, administrators and law enforcement count on students to be the first line of defense against dangerous activity.

Clanton Police Searching for Missing Man
Clanton police are searching for a missing man who they say suffers from dementia.

Report Card on Charter Schools
Alabama Republican lawmakers made a charter school bill their priority this session.

New Health Score App "What the Health"
It's a score that can make or break a restaurant especially when it comes to their customers.

High Schoolers Could Attend Virtual Schools
Raising your hand to ask the teacher a question could change for high schoolers in Alabama. If signed into law, school systems will have to come up with a way to incorporate online coursework, giving students the option for single classes to entire course loads.

Alabama House Votes Down Distracted Driver Bill
The Alabama House has blocked efforts to strengthen state laws against distracted driving.

Mixed Reactions on Medical Marijuana in Alabama
Medical marijuana gets the go ahead from Alabama lawmakers. But when it comes to people on the street, we got different reactions.

Lawmakers, Activists Demand Medicaid Expansion
The debate continues over the expansion of Medicaid in Alabama.