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Alabama Loses Bid to Host 2020 Democratic National Convention

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says Houston, Milwaukee and the Miami area are the finalists to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The mayor says Denver also made the party's short list but has withdrawn its bid. A Denver city spokeswoman,…

Alabama Man Charged In Government-Computer Scam

A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama man in an alleged 10-year scam involving surplus federal computers. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of Illinois reported Wednesday that the indictment accuses 50-year-old Steven Mays of defrauding the…

Alabama Man Sentenced to 15 Years for ISIS Involvement

Aziz Ihab Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.Assistant Attorney General for National…

Alabama Balks at Funding For Restored Coastal Amtrak Service

Alabama is balking at pledging money to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have to commit almost $35 million total over three years by Thursday…

Alabama Residents Agree on The State's Problems

The Public Affairs Research Council in Birmingham has issued its annual list of problems facing Alabama, and the list will be familiar to anyone who has lived in the state for any length of time. But PARCA says there is…

Native American Tobacco Use

A Troy University professor was part of a research project that shows Native Americans in Alabama were using tobacco for religious and ritual some 1,500 years earlier than thought.     From a Troy University news release: "Dr. Stephen Carmody,…

State Unemployment Rate Up from Last Month

Alabama's unemployment rate is up slightly from a month ago. The state says the May jobless rate was 3.9 percent, up one-tenth of a percent from a month earlier. That rate is far below the rate of 4.6 percent from…

Election Registration 101

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill briefed political reporters today, including Alabama News Network's Tim Lennox, about issues involved in voter registration and voting.   Merrill says sometime in coming weeks he'll be sending out a news release about a…

Inmate Stabbed to Death in State prison

An inmate has been fatally stabbed at a state prison in Elmore County. Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said Wednesday that the stabbing happened June 9 at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County. Prison staff found 60-year-old…

Maddox Wants to Debate Ivey in Governor's Race

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. Maddox said after winning the Democratic nomination that he wants to debate Ivey and that Alabama voters deserve to hear from the…

Mayor Nixes Move to Ban Media from City Council Meetings

An Alabama mayor is backing down from an attempt to ban the media and out-of-towners from council meetings. Paint Rock Mayor Brenda Fisk tells WAAY-TV she issued the ban earlier this year without knowing it would violate the law. Fisk…

Moonshine Operation Found in East Alabama

Police in Eufaula are investigation after finding an illegal moonshine operation and dozens of fermentation barrels. Eufaula Police Sgt. Donald Brown told news outlets Tuesday that 36 fermentation barrels were found in a wooded area on Monday. He says the…

Former Deputy Accused of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

A former deputy accused of choking one woman and sexually assaulting another is jailed in Alabama. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office told news outlets Monday that 27-year-old James William Parsons is charged with escape as well as domestic violence by…

Mother Charged in Death of Boy Found in Hotel Freezer

Police in Alabama have arrested the mother of a baby whose body was found inside a freezer in a hotel room. News outlets report 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and corpse abuse in the death of 6-month-old…

Two Years Ago Today...Mike Hubbard Convicted.

It was on June 10th of 2016 that a jury convicted the Republican Speaker of 12 of the counts against him, primarily using his elected position for his personal economic benefit. Hubbard called the investigation and prosecution a witch hunt…

Taste of Nigeria

Natives of Nigeria, who live in the area, gathered at Trenholm College Auditorium to celebrate their culture and cuisine. The main purpose of the event was to give the community the opportunity…

On D-Day + 74 years

  The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, included 49 boxcars filled…

Campaign 2018: Election Results

Alabama News Network is your election headquarters for Campaign 2018: The Alabama Vote. Our non-stop Live coverage starts at 7 p.m. on CBS 8 and ABC 32 and continues through 10:35 p.m. tonight. Get updated election results here - These…

Campaign 2018: Election Guide

The Alabama Primaries are Tuesday, June 5. Here is everything you need to know before you head to the polls. When Are Polls Open? Polls are open 7AM-7PM statewide Remember, this is a primary. You will have to request either…

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