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Lawmakers in Favor of Child Abuse Bill

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee was unanimously in favor of a bill proposed by Senator Clyde Chambliss to enact stiffer penalties against those who commit Aggravated Child Abuse. The bill, known as Winston's law, was inspired by a case currently…

Bentley Proposes Mix of Budget Cuts, Education Funding Shift

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is proposing a mix of budget cuts and a shift of education funds to address a shortfall in the state's general fund. Acting Finance Director Bill Newton on Wednesday briefed reporters on the governor's budget plan.…

Local Church Helps With Crisis in Flint

Lead Pipes have polluted water across Flint, Michigan. One church group in Montgomery is doing it's part in hopes to make a difference for people without clean water. Southside Church of Christ is…

23 Alabama Prisoners Exonerated since 1989

Four of those Alabama exonerations happened last year according to a report from The National Registry for Exonerations. It says there were 14 Alabama prisoners freed when murder or manslaughter charges were overturned. One involved a death row inmate. One…

Montgomery County Convenience Store Robbed at Gunpoint

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who committed an armed robbery at a Montgomery County convenience store Tuesday evening. The unknown male robbed the Pace Car in the 2800 block of Pyramid Avenue. The suspect…

Trump Says Missing Debate May Have Cost Him Iowa

Donald Trump says his decision to skip the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses may have contributed to his second-place finish. But the billionaire businessman says he'd do it the same if he had to do it again. Trump…

One Person Injured in Shooting on Virginia Pine Lane

Montgomery police say one person was injured Tuesday night in a shooting. Investigators say an adult male was shot in the Virginia Pines Apartment in the 3200 block of Virginia Pine Lane. He was transported to a local hospital with…

Montgomery City Council Unanimously Approves Uber

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery City Council has given the ride-sharing service Uber approval to operate in the Capital City. Uber is a popular choice among millennials, as younger Americans seek…

State Urges Judge to Let Voter ID Law Stand

Alabama's secretary of state is urging a federal judge to let Alabama's voter ID law stand. Secretary of State John Merrill, in a court filing last week, argued that Alabama has one of the most inclusive photo ID laws in…

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Alabama to Close Soon

The U.S. Small Business Administration is closing the four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that opened following major flooding last year around Alabama. Flooding victims have until 3 p.m. Thursday, February 4 to access the centers. Officials say the centers are…

Rewards Offered in Car Theft Cases

Central Alabama Crime Stoppers reports that two local car dealerships are each offering $1,000 rewards for information in two recent car thefts. On November 7th, a spokesman from Montgomery's Capitol Chevrolet says Adrian Lewis, 23, provided false documents and information to the…

Update on Suspicious Man in Wetumpka

We have a follow up on a story we brought you last week. People who live in Wetumpka say they're worried about a suspicious man taking pictures in their neighborhoods, without their permission.…

Debating the Dollars: Alabama Budget Woes

Alabama lawmakers are beginning the 2016 legislative session on Groundhog Day to familiar Alabama budget woes. The Legislative Fiscal Office on Tuesday told lawmakers that the general fund budget is expected to have at least $40 million fewer dollars. Acting…

Uber Montgomery City Council Vote is Tonight

The long debated proposal to allow Uber to operate its ride sharing program in the city of Montgomery is on the agenda for tonight's City Council meeting. Mayor Todd Strange told CBS 8 This Morning that he supports the ordinance…

SEC Primary Preps: Online Registration

The campaigning is in full effect as candidates spent the day vying for votes in Iowa. Back in Alabama, voters have mixed feelings when it comes to the candidates and the election. "I think we need to come together and…

2016 Legislative Session Begins Tuesday

The 2016 Alabama Legislative session begins Tuesday. Last week, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and other Republican leaders spoke out about their goals. They say the budget is their main priority, after an extended budget battle in the 2015 session. Other…

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