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"Women in Blue" Join the Fight Against Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which is the 2nd leading cause of cancer for men and women. Alabama News Network's Ellis Eskew is one of 18 women from various industries who is taking part in the "Women in Blue"…

Alabama-Based Group Providing $10M in Grants in 5 States

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A liberal nonprofit organization based in Alabama says it will provide more than $10 million in grants over the next two years to increase voter outreach across the Deep South headed into the midterm election. Announced…

Man Killed in Bullock County Crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a Union Springs man has been killed in a single-car crash in Bullock County. State troopers say 50-year-old Shedrick Tyrone Williams was driving a car that left the roadway, hit a tree and caught…

Community Remembers Greg Gunn

Five years ago on February 25, Greg Gunn was killed just steps from his front door by now convicted former MPD officer A.C. Smith. On Saturday Gunns family and members of the community held a vigil to remember their slain…

Senate District 26 Special Election March 2

Alabama Senate District 26 covers more than 75% of Montgomery, and the district has not had representation in the state house nearly halfway through the legislative session. There is a special election…

New COVID-19 Alabama School Dashboard Released

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released an updated school dashboard of coronavirus cases as of February 26. The latest report shows another drop in the number of cases. Keep in mind, some school systems such as Montgomery Public…

Montgomery Police Investigating City's 13th Homicide of 2021

Montgomery police are conducting a homicide investigation following the death of 35-year-old Mickey Lassic of Montgomery.  At about 2:30 this morning, police and fire medics responded to the 3900 block of Norman Bridge Road. That's where they say they found…

Reward Increased in LaQuanta Riley Disappearance

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers is increasing its reward from $1,000 to $5,000 in the disappearance of LaQuanta Riley. Friday marks her 37th birthday. Riley was 17 years old when she vanished on December 7, 2003. Montgomery police and her family are…

Preview: 63rd Annual SLE Rodeo in Montgomery

Today at the Alabama Cattleman Association's annual SLE Rodeo luncheon, officials spoke about what will make this year's events like none other before. The 63rd Annual SLE Rodeo is here once again,…

Debunking Coronavirus Vaccine Myths

With two Coronavirus vaccine products available and another on track to be in use soon, some people are wondering which vaccine is the best? According to Dr. Scott Harris, the top health official…

Junior League to hold Virtual Women's Leadership Summit

The Junior League of Montgomery invites all women to their fourth annual Women's Leadership Summit. The keynote speaker this year is Colonel Eries Mentzer, Commander at Maxwell Air Force Base. It will be held virtually this year because of the…

Lawmaker Seeks Harsher Penalties for Riots

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker is proposing tougher penalties for rioters. Republican Rep. Allen Treadaway, a retired Birmingham assistant police chief, on Wednesday introduced the bill that would make it a felony to knowingly participate in a riot…

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