Author: (BI) Bilbo

Rain Returns Next Week

It’s going to feel like summer over the weekend but next week there’s a weather pattern change coming our way. For now, high pressure continues to dominate and keep conditions hot and dry. Temps will manage lower 90s for highs. The chance for any rain activity is slim to none. Next week, we have two weather features that will have…

Walter Moody’s Appeal Rejected By Federal Appeals Court

Moody's Scheduled To Be Put to Death on Thursday

A federal appeals court has rejected a death row inmate’s argument that he must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that Walter Leroy Moody does not have a right to demand that he serve his federal…

State Senate Unanimously Approves a $6.6 Billion Education Budget

Budget Includes Pay Raise for School Teachers

The Alabama Senate approved a $6.6 billion Education Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2019, which starts October 1, and a 2.5% pay raise for Alabama’s teachers and education support personnel on Thursday afternoon. It is the largest education budget for Alabama’s schools since the great recession of 2008. “Nothing is more important than ensuring a quality education for every student in Alabama, and…

Lead Academy Charter School Sued By AEA

A lawsuit is standing in the way of what could be Montgomery’s First Charter School. Lead Academy is supposed to open its doors Fall 2018, but the Alabama Education Association  is challenging the decision by the Alabama Public Charter School Commission to authorize the school. The lawsuit alleges several flaws with the charter, including a claim that the school’s plan does…

Rain Is On The Way

High pressure will be moving farther east and this will allow clouds and rain to head our way. The clouds and possibly a few showers work into the area overnight. Showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two move over our region Wednesday. Southerly winds will provide the moisture and warmer air. Temps will manage mid to upper 70s for highs….

John Longshore Gives Game Day Analysis for National Championship

Our Alabama News Network coverage of the National Championship Game in Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without hearing from our sports analyst John Longshore, who is eagerly awaiting kickoff along with everyone else. Longshore will be watching to see whether Alabama’s experience in playing in front of a national audience in big games will give the Crimson Tide the edge over…