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Doug Jones Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senate

Doug Jones, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney under the Clinton administration, has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. He easily beat the other candidates in the race and will go on to face the Republican nominee in the…

U.S. Senate Special Election - Live Results

Polls have closed across Alabama in the special election for U.S. Senate. Click here for live election results from the Associated Press. The special election is to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year…

Back to School! Here Are Start Dates for Area School Systems

Students in our area start returning to class on Monday, Aug. 7. Here are the start dates for school systems in the Alabama News Network viewing area: MONDAY, AUG. 7: Alexander City Andalusia Bullock County Crenshaw County Dallas County Lowndes…

Escaped Inmate from Crenshaw Co. Jail Back in Custody

The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Carlos Burnett is back in police custody.   Burnett was wanted for escape. On July 21, Carlos Burnett was an inmate in the Crenshaw County Detention Facility. At approximately 11:00 p.m. Burnett…

Mobile Man Dies in Butler County Crash with 18-Wheeler

A two-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Mobile man. Wyman Tyrell Lucius, 24, was killed when his 2012 Ford Fusion left the roadway and struck a parked 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer.  Lucius was pronounced dead at the scene by…

Future of L.V Stabler Memorial Hospital

More than 200 people are employed at L.V Stabler Memorial Hospital and they could soon see changes in ownership after the city considers to buy in on healthcare, by owning the hospital. "Our community is growing, good things are happening. You…

Me Want Cocaine? Drugs Found Inside Cookie Monster Doll

A stash of cocaine hidden inside a Cookie Monster doll has landed a Florida man in jail on a drug charge. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday that 39-year-old Camus McNair was arrested after a…

Former KKK Leader Sentenced to 10 Years for Sexual Abuse

A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is going to prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a woman in southern Alabama. The Dothan Eagle reports a Dale County judge sentenced 31-year-old Steven Joshua Dinkle to 10 years in prison. Circuit…

Greenville Police Make Four Arrests in Home Invasion

Greenville police say they have made four arrests in a home invasion that took place on April 17. According to a release from Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, police say they victim told them someone had knocked on his door.…

Greenville Mourns the Loss of Longtime City Councilman

The City of Greenville is mourning the loss of long-time city council member Jeddo Bell. Bell passed away Wednesday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. Bell was elected to the city council in 1996. His time in Greenville wasn't…

Opp Celebrates Independence Day

The city of Opp's Independence Day celebration was at Frank Jackson State Park, just like it has been for decades. Mayor Becky Bracke says the celebration has been held on the…

Steady Rains Could Impact Some Butler County Roads

The steady rain hasn't had much of an impact on Butler County roads just yet. There are a certain number of roads that usually flood during severe weather, says County Engineer Dennis McCall, but so far so good. "We've had…

Greenville Police Investigating Teen Shooting

One 18-year-old is in jail and another in the hospital after a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Greenville. Police responded to a call on S. Conecuh St. near Perdue Place at 6:57 P.M. Wednesday…

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