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Riley Blackwell

Riley joined CBS 8 and ABC 32 Weather Authority in June of 2021, after graduating from Mississippi State University earlier in April with his degree in Meteorology with an emphasis on broadcasting.

Riley Blackwell

Riley joined CBS 8 and ABC 32 Weather Authority in June of 2021, after graduating from Mississippi State University earlier in April with his degree in Meteorology with an emphasis on broadcasting. Riley is no stranger to weather in Alabama, growing up in the small town of Sylvan Springs, west of Birmingham in Jefferson County. Riley grew up hearing stories…

NFL Adopts Some New Rules for 2021-22 Season

The below playing rules and bylaws were adopted by NFL clubs today:​​ Approved 2021 Playing Rules Summary 1.         By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 16, to eliminate overtime in the preseason. 2.         By Competition Committee; to amend Rule 6, Section 1, Article 3, for one year only, to establish a maximum number of players in the setup zone. 4.      By Competition Committee,…

Alabama Power Update: 12,750 Customers are Without Service

According to Alabama Power, At 6:00 a.m., approximately 12,750 Alabama Power customers are without service as a result of severe weather on Wednesday and throughout the night.  Mainly in central Alabama, 3,500 customers are without power.  The majority of central Alabama customers lost power as a result of severe weather overnight. Outages exist in the following areas: Lee County –…

Hall of Fame Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Dies at 93

Hall of Fame manager and Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda died on Thursday night, according to the team. Lasorda, 93, had recently been released from the hospital after a month-long stint that included time in the intensive care unit. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda looks on from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, Feb….

NBA Bubble Still Hasn’t Popped

The NBA’s bubble is still working. The league released its latest results Wednesday for coronavirus tests performed on players participating in the restarted season at Walt Disney World and the numbers are still perfect. Of the 343 players tested since results were last announced July 29, none has been confirmed positive. That means no player has tested positive since entering…

Brewbaker Tech Junior Named Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Courtesy of MPS website In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company on Thursday announced Chanice Spicer of Brewbaker Tech as its 2019-20 Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Spicer is the first Gatorade Alabama Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from Brewbaker Tech….

Several Troy University Football Players, Coaches and Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

Troy University Athletic Officials have confirmed to Alabama News Network that a group of football players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19. All players and coaches were asymptomatic and placed in immediate isolation and quarantine. Officials say they expected to have positive tests as this shows the detailed and robust plan they have in place staff, coaches and student…

Top-Rated American Sprinter Christian Coleman Suspended for Missing Doping Tests

FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, poses after winning the men’s 100 meter race during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Reigning world champion Coleman insists a simple phone call from drug testers while he was out Christmas shopping could’ve prevented the latest misunderstanding about his whereabouts, one he fears…

Saints Safety Malcom Jenkins Joining CNN as a Social Justice Contributor

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice. Jenkins says he believes he can “be a voice for other athlete activists and those who have dedicated their lives” to promoting equality through legislation and other reforms. Jenkins is an 11-year NFL veteran out of Ohio State who has won Super…