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Gov. Robert Bentley Reflects on Tumultuous Year

For Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, you could say 2015 was a turbulent year: He removed the Confederate flags from the state Capitol, where they’d flown for decades, waged a tax-hike battle with lawmakers and saw his marriage of 50 years come apart. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Bentley discussed the past year and the outlook for 2016….

Maxwell AFB and the City of Montgomery to Make a Land Swap

Land swap will give city desirable land next to the Alabama River.

  There will soon be some changes along Maxwell Boulevard in Montgomery.  The City and the Air Force Base will soon make a land swap. The swap will include about 9 acres of land Maxwell AFB owns close to the Alabama River near the old Chapel House. In return, Maxwell will get a parcel of land near it’s gate on…

Christmas Decorations Being Stolen Across River Region

THE GRINCH IS STEALING CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE RIVER REGION. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE GOING MISSING.

The Grinch is stealing Christmas throughout the River Region.  Christmas decorations are going missing. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin says unfortunately this is all too common around this time of year. Multiple neighborhoods in Elmore County have been hit by decoration thieves.  Everything from small decorations, to inflatables have reportedly been taken. The sheriff says he believes many of these…

Family of Brundidge Teen Killed in Accident Speaks

Elizabeth Maddox is remembering her 17-year-old grandson Marquez Barr. Barr was killed in a wreck when the car he was riding in crashed on County Road 7708 Friday. “At first I couldn’t believe it but then once everybody got to telling me it just broke me down. I couldn’t stop crying and stuff like that,” says Dajavious Maddox Officers say…

Demopolis Police Ask for Public’s Help in Murder and Fatal Hit & Run Investigation

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Authorities in Demopolis need your help to try and solve a fatal hit and run accident — and a murder. Demopolis Police continue to investigate the city’s first murder of the year. They say Ray Rowser, Jr. was shot and killed at a trailer on Blacks Drive back in October. “Any small details that somebody…

Alabama Businessman to Challenge Sen. Richard Shelby

A long time U-S senator from Alabama has new competition. Marcus Bowman announced that he’s running for Senator Richard Shelby’s seat. Bowman is a businessman out of Daphne. He’s worked behind the scenes in Washington to craft legislation. Even though Shelby has millions on hand for his campaign, Bowman says it’s time for a change. The republican primary is coming up on…

Magical Christmas Toy Drive a Huge Success

Our Loyal Viewers Will Help Make a Child's Christmas Merry and Bright This Holiday Season

We here at Alabama News Network want to pass along a big thank you for everywhere who helped make  our Magical Christmas Toy Drive a huge success. A big group of volunteers showed their Christmas spirit by taking all the toy from our Magical Toy Vault and delivering them to the Salvation Army. A big moving truck was filled with…

Son: Former Alabama Governor Held in Solitary in Prison

A defense lawyer says former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is being held in solitary in the federal prison where he’s serving time on corruption charges. Siegelman called a liberal talk show on Oct. 15 to discuss his claims that he’s innocent and a political prisoner. The Democrat blames Republicans for his prosecution. The segment ended with Siegelman saying he was…

MPS School Board Debates Sex Allegations, New Test Guidelines

During the public comments of Tuesday’s school board meeting, local activist Karen Jones took the podium calling out the board for allowing what she sites as civil and human rights violations in the school system. “Our children are being raped. Sexually exploited. They are being arrested,” said Jones. The board dismissed her after she started calling out employee names and…

New Information in Alleged Sex Assault of a Montgomery Student

There’s new information in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Montgomery student. Mayor Todd Strange called a press conference on Wednesday following what he called conflicting reports on the story and rumors on social media. A student at a Montgomery Middle school reported the alleged assault on November 30th, an alleged assault by a fellow student. But…