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Alabama News Network Special: Reed Makes History

Alabama News Network has produced a special on the historic election of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. This year, he became the city's first black mayor in Montgomery's 200-year history. While he's a new face in the mayor's office, Reed was…

Thousands Attend Annual ASU Turkey Day Classic Parade

Thousands of people kicked off their Thanksgiving holiday festivities in beautiful downtown Montgomery Thursday morning. They were were out taking part in all of the excitement -- at the annual ASU Turkey Day Classic…

"Big John" Williams' Family Withdraws Lawsuit

The family of slain Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams has withdrawn a lawsuit against the county commission filed earlier on Wednesday. The family's attorney, Micheal Strickland, confirmed that the family did withdraw…

Montgomery Police Make Homicide Arrest

  Montgomery police say they've charged a suspect in the Nov. 21 shooting death of 33-year-old Paul Joyner of Montgomery. That shooting also left a woman with injuries.  Police say they've charged 26-year-old…

Former President Jimmy Carter Released from Atlanta Hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says that the Carters "look forward…

Lawsuits Being Filed in Killing of Sheriff "Big John" Williams

A death lawsuit is being filed in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff "Big John" Williams. Strickland & Kendall, LLC has announced it is representing Joann Williams, the sheriff's wife, and his estate. Attorney Michael Strickland tells Alabama News…

Man May Have Helped Blanchard Suspect Flee to Florida

Authorities say a third man charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard is believed to have helped the initial suspect flee the area. Police wrote in an arrest warrant that David Johnson, Jr. is believed to have driven Ibraheem…

Body Found in Marengo County Confirmed as Missing Florida Girl

The body recovered in Marengo County has now been positively identified as that of a five-year-old Florida girl who went missing earlier this month. Brianna Williams reported her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams, missing from their Jacksonville, Florida, home on Nov.…

Reaction to the Loss of Sheriff "Big John" Williams

Reaction poured in after Lowndes County Sheriff John "Big John" Williams was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint at a gas station in Hayneville Saturday night. 18-year old William Chase Johnson is…

Breaking: Lowndes County Sheriff Shot and Killed

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham has confirmed to Alabama News Network that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed Saturday evening. UPDATE: Shooting suspect is in custody. READ THE DETAILS The…

Shoppes At Eastchase Kicks Off Holiday Season

Thousands of people filled the main street at the Shoppes at Eastchase Saturday night, enjoying the sights and sound of the "All Is Bright" Christmas celebration. "I just wanted to come out here tonight just to see the tree lighting,…

2 Inmates Found Dead in Alabama Prisons

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Prison officials say they are investigating the deaths of two Alabama inmates. The Department of Corrections says 65-year-old Earl Hogan passed out Nov. 20 while working in the garage at Staton Correctional Facility. The agency says…

Alabama Communities Receive Nearly $19M in Federal Grants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Almost $19 million in federal money is going to dozens of communities around Alabama to help with everything from sewers to removing old buildings. The grants announced this week by the governor's office are from the…

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