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Opp Woman Killed in Coffee County Crash

Alabama State Troopers say an Opp woman has been killed in a single-car crash in Coffee County. They say Derriunna Charlesa Gantt, 20, was killed at 10:40 p.m. last night. They say the SUV she was driving ran off U.S.…

Strong to Severe Storms Expected on Sunday

From the Alabama News Network Weather Authority:  You can expect strong to severe storms to break out starting late this morning into the afternoon and evening across much of Central and South Alabama. The main threat looks to be between…

Two Retired U.S. Army Alabama Chopper Pilots Injured in Crash

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) - Officials have released the names of two men injured in a helicopter crash in Tennessee outside of Tullahoma. The pilots involved in the Thursday crash were identified as 70-year-old Jack Cook, of Ozark, Alabama and 69-year-old…

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Friday kicked off Alabama's Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. Select items will be exempt from state taxes until Midnight Sunday, February 24. This weekend will be the prime time to stock up on…

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday on Severe Weather Items Underway

The Alabama sales tax holiday on severe weather items is underway from now through Sunday, Feb. 24. This event is designed to help Alabamians prepare themselves for severe weather season. Selected gear, supplies and equipment will be exempt from the…

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,…

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…

Descendants from Last US Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An unusual gathering is planned this weekend on the U.S. Gulf Coast: a get-together for descendants of the last Africans abducted and shipped to the United States into slavery. The event will be held Saturday in…

Human Trafficking Remains A Growing State-Wide Concern

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and human trafficking continues to be a national and state-wide problem year-round. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says it remains one of the fastest growing…

First Black Queen of Alabama Mardi Gras Group Dies

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - The first woman elected queen of Alabama's leading black Mardi Gras group has died. News outlets report that Aline Jenkins Howard of Mobile died Thursday. She was 97. Mobile has what it calls the nation's oldest…

Deputy Shoots & Kills Suspect north of Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a sheriff deputy has shot and killed an armed man in Florida after he pointed his firearm at the officer. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office said in a Saturday statement that deputies were told…

2019 Alabama Failing Schools List Released

The Alabama Dept. of Education has released its list of failing schools for 2019.  This list, which is based on test scores and is required by The Alabama Accountability Act, includes 76 schools.  That number is essentially the same as…

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