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Mandatory 205 Area Code Dialing Begins This Month

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Starting next week, central Alabama telephone users in the 205 area code must dial those three digits along with the seven-digit telephone number when making a local call. Beginning Oct. 12, callers who forget to use…

Alabama National Fair Underway from Now through Oct. 14

The 2019 Alabama National Fair, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, is underway at Garrett Coliseum. The fair has been a Montgomery tradition since 1954. This year’s event promises even more rides, food and fun. This year’s fair features…

Faulkner University Unveils New Logo

Faulkner University has unveiled a new logo that was years in the making. The new logo was displayed for the first time at last night's annual Benefit…

Alabama Records First Vaping-Related Death

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed the state's first death from a vaping-associated injury. The death involved a man from East Alabama whose identity hasn't been released. The death comes…

5th Annual Tickled Pink Women's Expo

Hundreds of people were at the Cramton Bowl multiplex for Tickled Pink. The expo is filled with vendors and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from the expo benefit the Joy to Life Foundation. Joy to Life pays for…

Police Investigating Dead Body Found in Phenix City

Phenix City police are investigating a homicide after discovering the body of an Opelika man laying in the grass with a gunshot wound. Kentavis Perry, 23, has been identified as the victim. Officers responded to the scene around 9 a.m.…

Alabama Health Official Urges Residents Not to Vape

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama health officials are urging people to stop using e-cigarette or vaping products, at least until more is known about possible illnesses. The Alabama Department of Public Health issued the warning Friday. The department says two…

Beasley Allen Law Firm Takes Action Against Vaping

For months, vaping has raised concerns across the country. 9 deaths have been linked to vaping products. Now, a local law firm is taking action against JUUL Labs, one of the companies that offers the…

Next Steps in Charter School Conversion

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a proposal to  convert three Montgomery public schools into charter schools. The board approved an application from the Montgomery Education Foundation Tuesday night with a 4-1…

Man Convicted of Reckless Murder Sentenced to 139 Years

A Montgomery man convicted of reckless murder in August was sentenced Wednesday morning in a Montgomery County courtroom. Judge Greg Griffin sentenced Ladarius Laffitte to 139 years in prison following his conviction last month in the 2017 reckless murder case…

MPS Approves Application for Charter Schools

The debate on charter schools continues. MPS board member Aricka Watkins-Smith abstained from Tuesday's vote to convert E.D Nixon Elementary, Davis Elementary and Bellingrath Middle School. "I did want the public to…

Montgomery Cold Case Task Force Announced

At a press conference today, Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced members of the new task force. "They are the best of the best", said Bailey,  "I don't think that…

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