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Hyundai Issues Recall Over Break-Away Steering Wheel

 Hyundai has recalled tens of thousands of 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai says some of Santa Fe vehicles are at risk for the steering wheel breaking away from the steering column. Roughly 43,900 vehicles are included…

Elmore Co. Authorities Set to Search for Missing Woman

Prosecutors say they have new evidence in the disappearance of an Eclectic woman who vanished nearly 20 years ago. Thirty year old Traci Kegley was last seen with her two year old daughter driving to a Wetumpka convenience store on…

2nd Anniversary of Greg Gunn Shooting Death

Friends and family of Gregory Gunn marked the 2nd anniversary of his death this afternoon with prayers on the site of his death in 2016. Gunn was shot and killed by a white Montgomery Police officer as he walked home…

GOP Rejects Challenge to Bobby Bright Candidacy

Former Democratic 2nd District Congressman and Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright will be able to run as a Republican for his old seat in the June Republican Primary. Bright went before a closed door  GOP committee meeting in Montgomery this afternoon…

Concerned Citizens Meet to Discuss Taking Back MPS Schools

People who oppose the takeover of Montgomery Public Schools by the state are plotting strategy. They want to prevent the State Board of Education from going any further after Interim Superintendent Ed Richardson's demands. "This meeting here is to here…

Alabama Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday Runs Through Sunday

The state of Alabama is observing its annual sales tax holiday on severe weather preparedness items from February 23-25. This means certain equipment, gear and supplies will be exempt from the state’s 4% sales tax. Some counties and cities are…

Authorities Need Your Help Finding Man Reported Missing

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating 28-year-old Kaleb Carter Fannin. He was last seen at his residence in Montgomery on February 18. Authorities say Fannin may be traveling to Talladega, Alabama in a 2006 white Ford Taurus…

Allergy Season in Full Swing

Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. Kim McMillan says she knows it all too well. "Yes, I do. Coughing and mucus in the chest and stuff like that," said McMillan. Allergist Dr. Allen Meadows says it's common this time of…

Montgomery Police Make Arrest in Double Murder Case

Montgomery police say they've made an arrest in a double murder case from January. Police say they've charged 18-year-old Kevonta Brown with two counts of felony murder after officers say he turned himself in earlier today. He's being held on…

Teenage Student Arrested in Millbrook Terrorist Threat Investigation

Millbrook police say they've arrested a 15-year-old student in connection to a terrorist threat investigation at Stanhope Elmore High School. Police say school officials contacted them Thursday after getting information from several students who said another student made statements about…

How Are School Officers Trained?

While the Parkland, Florida school shooting unfolded, officials say an armed resource officer at the school did not go inside. Alabama News Network spoke with officers of the Elmore County Sheriff's Department about what's expected of a school resource officer…

Court Leaves Black Judge on Case Against White Officer

The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to make a black judge quit the case of a white police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man. The justices without comment Friday turned down a request from…

State Rep. Ken Johnson Will Not Seek Re-Election

  Citing family responsibilities and business obligations, State Rep. Ken Johnson (R - Moulton) on Friday announced that he will not seek re-election to the House District 7 seat he has held since 2010. “I am the father of a quadriplegic son,…

Alabama Lawmakers Speak Out on Gun Violence

Our Alabama representatives in Washington are speaking out about the latest gun debate. Senator Richard Shelby and Congresswoman Martha Roby say they are both pro-Second Amendment. But they also agree something needs to be done when it comes to gun…

NASA Recruits Alabama State University Students

NASA representatives made a special visit in the capital city today, and not without stopping by Alabama State University. NASA officials are encouraging Alabama State University Students to shoot for the moon, and consider a career in the space program. NASA's…

Montgomery Firefighter Awarded First Responder Hero Award

Montgomery firefighter Richard Glenn's job is to save lives everyday. But now he is being honored for stepping up to a different task-donating his left kidney to Billy Revell in November 2016. "They were starting to search and I felt like…

Civil Rights Groups Appeal Alabama Voter ID Ruling

Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge's ruling that an Alabama law requiring government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in…

Lawmaker Proposes to Raise Age for Assault Rifle Purchase

An Alabama lawmaker says the state should raise the minimum age to buy an AR-15, or similar weapon, to 21. Rep. Juandalynn Givan, a Democrat from Birmingham, introduced the bill Thursday. She said someone should not be able to purchase…

PEW: Alabama's Tax Recovery from The Recession is Slow

A report on tax collections from PEW indicates the states' combined collections show an increase of 6.3 per cent in purchasing power for every dollar they collect compared to the 2008 peak collections. But the results vary state to state.…

New Non-stop Air Service from Montgomery to Orlando

"Non-stop service from MGM to Orlando Sanford!" The announcement was met with cheers at the Montgomery Regional Airport Wednesday. Via Airlines representatives say this new partnership with Montgomery will be a lot more convenient for travelers. "For the city of…

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