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Gov. Ivey Wants to Build Three New Prisons

Saying Alabama needs a solution to its ongoing prison crisis, Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking bids to build three large new prisons. Ivey made the announcement during a Tuesday news conference. Ivey said Alabama has a "major problem" with prison…

Toys "R" Us Making a Comeback?

Toys R Us fans in the U.S. will see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is…

Alabama is Getting a New Area Code

Alabama is getting a new area code. AT&T says the 659 area code will be used in parts of west central Alabama in April. The new code will be an addition to the 205 area code, not a replacement for…

Georgiana Medical Center to Close

Alabama News Network has learned that Georgiana Medical Center will close on March 31. The hospital's operator, Ivy Creek of Butler, says patients will then be directed to LV Stabler Memorial Hospital in Greenville and other providers. In a statement,…

Human Remains Found in Montgomery Neighborhood

Montgomery Police Department responded to the 700 block of Spring Valley Road on Saturday, Feb. 9 in reference to possible remains being located. Human skeletal remains were located and were sent to the…

Luverne Police Get Grant for New Computers

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $24,000 grant to update the Luverne Police Department’s computers used in patrol vehicles and in the squad room. The city of Luverne will use grant funds to outfit patrol vehicles with updated computers to…

Judge: Alabama has been 'indifferent' to isolated inmates

A federal judge says Alabama has been "deliberately indifferent" about adequately checking on the mental health of state inmates placed in the isolation of segregation cells. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued the ruling Monday. The decision comes days after…

61-Year Man Dies in Troy Hunting Accident

An apparent case of mistaken identity has left a hunter dead in Troy. Troy police says that a 61-year-old man died after being shot in the chest with a high-powered rifle. The shooting happened Saturday evening. An initial investigation shows…

Troy Hunting Death

Police in Troy are investigating an apparent fatal hunting accident. They say an as yet unnamed 61 year old man was shot to death by a hunting partner who mistook him for a deer on Pike County Road 7741. The…

Montgomery Police Arrest Murder Suspect

MPD has charged 30 year old Kenneth Mack with one count of murder in connection with the shooting death of 39 year old Antwan Golson Friday morning. Police say they found Golson dead about 9:15 in the 3500 block of…

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