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Brantwood Children’s Home Telethon

Since 1917, Brantwood Children’s Home has been providing a safe, stable, structured environment for abused, neglected and other “at-risk” children. On Thursday, October 24, you can help too by watching Alabama News Network from…

Honor Flag Brought to Honor Fallen Firefighter

Many are showing support for the Equality Volunteer Firefighter killed in Coosa County last Friday. 45-year-old Michael Johnston was driving a fire tanker truck while responding to a call for service. Johnston was killed…

Cyclists Raise Awareness of Poverty, Civil Rights

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A group of cyclists are traveling across Alabama to raise awareness of rural poverty and civil rights. The group Civil Rides said in a news release that 20 cyclists are taking part in the ride on…

Prattville YMCA Holds Annual Great Grits Cookoff

If you love grits, Prattville was the place to be Saturday. The Prattville YMCA held its annual Great Grits Cookoff and Festival event, which provides scholarships to kids through its "Coach a Child…

Montgomery Public Schools' Response to State School Report Card

The latest school report cards from the Alabama Department of Education show that Montgomery Public Schools are making progress. School system officials are speaking out about the improvements. Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Ann Roy Moore is celebrating the results with…

Update: Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Coosa County

Alabama News Network now has more information on the wreck that killed an on-duty volunteer firefighter in Coosa County. Alabama State Troopers say 45-year-old Michael Wayne Johnston of Equality was killed when the tanker truck he was driving hit an…

Montgomery Police Arrest Suspect in Regions Bank Robbery

Montgomery police say they've made an arrest in the robbery of the Regions Bank on Coliseum Boulevard. Police say they've charged 28-year-old Antonio Martin with second-degree robbery. The robbery happened on October 10 at about 9:30 a.m.  Police say a…

State Education Department Releases 2018-2019 School Report Cards

The Alabama Department of Education has released what it calls "enhanced" school report cards for the 2018-2019 school year, assigning letter grades to schools and school systems. The department says the latest report cards include graphics and features to make…

1,400 Attend Regional Job Fair in Selma

Alabama Department of Labor officials are calling a regional job fair held in Selma a huge success. Alabama News Network was one of the sponsors of the job far. An estimated 1,400…

Tracy Larkin Wins Montgomery City Council District 3

Following last weeks run off election, the race for City Council District 3 was too close to call between incumbent Tracy Larkin and Marche Johnson. At the time, 8 votes seperated the candidates. On Tuesday provisional ballots were counted and…

Valiant Cross Academy Celebrates It's Expansion to a High School

Montgomery's Valiant Cross Academy has expanded to a high school. The all-boys private school located downtown, welcomed its first class of ninth graders in August. Wednesday morning, city officials including Montgomery mayor Todd Strange, mayor-elect Steven Reed, and members of…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Attend Selma Job Fair on Thursday

Gov. Kay Ivey will attend the Alabama Department of Labor's regional job fair in Selma on Thursday and give remarks. Alabama News Network is a partner in this job fair. The job fair is being hosted by the Alabama Career…

Envision Montgomery 2040 Draft Plan Unveiling Tonight

The Envision Montgomery 2040 steering committee is scheduled to present its draft plan for the city during an open house tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Montgomery City Hall. According to city officials, the plan is the result of…

2 People Hospitalized After Fiery Crash

Two people were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning, after a car crash sparked a car fire in Montgomery. Many drivers slowed down on Northern Boulevard near Ramp 231 to see the car engulfed in flames around 7:45 am. …

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