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Montgomery School Stands Out For Career Tech Focus

State Superintendent Tommy Bice is touring schools across the state that are thinking outside the box. One of them is a standout in Montgomery. MPACT stands for Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies. It's getting students ready for careers in…

Is Elmore County's Containment Law Working?

Humane Societies often see an influx of puppies this time of year from litters that didn't sell during the holidays. Even with the additions, Elmore County has seen a drop in intake. Rescuers hope it's a sign new enforcement in…

Gov. Bentley Files Federal Lawsuit over Refugees Coming to AL

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SPLC Calls For Removal Of Chief Justice Roy Moore

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Prattville Zoning Board Sued Over Mobile Home Decision

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Man Dies of Injuries in Montgomery Wreck

Montgomery police say a man has died of injuries he received in a two-car wreck several days ago. Police say on Saturday night, Jan. 2, they responded to a crash on Eastern Boulevard at Carmichael Road. The driver of one…

Alabama Files Suit Against Federal Government

The State of Alabama is filing suit against the federal government. Governor Bentley claims the government failed to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980. The Bentley administration says the Obama Administration has yet to answer any questions from three…

Chief Justice Moore Releases Statements on Legality of Same-Sex Marriages

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Chief Justice Moore Issues Order to Halt Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Senator Shelby Comments on Obama's Executive Order

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Uber Rides Likely Available in Montgomery by End of January

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Obama Gives Executive Order on Gun Control, Residents React

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Rosa Parks Institute Loses Appeal Against Target

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National Championship Keeps Travel Agents Busy

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New Regional VA Leader Meets With Congresswoman Martha Roby

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Montgomery Commission's Plans for 2016

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High Hopes for 2016

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GIRL DIES IN THREE VEHICLE CRASH

A twelve-year-old Pell City girl was killed in a three-vehicle crash on I65 South. Adashia Moss was killed last night when the Chevrolet Camaro she was in was hit by a Ford Fusion three miles south of Prattville. The Camaro then hit…

Man Dies After Crashing Into a Tree

43-year-old Joseph Osburn was killed when the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. The crash happened Saturday afternoon five miles north of Selma. Osburn was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital. Authorities say he was also…

One Month Until Legislators Return to State House

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Alabama Presidential Primary 2 Months Away

2016 is here... And a new President will be elected before it ends. Alabama voters will get their first chance at voting March 1st. While the state will join Texas and Georgia along with a long list of other states…

Large Crowd for Downtown Countdown in Montgomery

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