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Alabama School Coronavirus Dashboard for Nov. 20

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released the school dashboard of coronavirus cases for November 20. Overall, there are 2,261 COVID-19 cases involving Alabama's public schools for this week. That is up from 1,592 last week. In the Montgomery…

Update: Butler County Man Reported Missing has been found

UPDATE: 10:20 pm According to Crimestoppers, Morris Willis Lee has been located.  The didn't release any other details except that Lee has been found.   --------------------------------------------- Butler County authorities are searching for a missing senior. Morris Willis Lee was reported…

Campaign 2020: State and Local Election Results

Alabama News Network is your Campaign 2020 headquarters, with complete results of state and local races. GET COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS Polls closed at 7 p.m. tonight. With more than 300,000 absentee ballots returned and long lines at many polling locations…

Some Schools to Remain Closed Friday

Hurricane Zeta may be long gone from Alabama, but the aftermath is causing some school systems to close again on Friday. Autauga County Schools, Butler County Schools and Elmore County Schools will be closed. Pike Road Schools will be teaching…

ASU Students Hold Hurricane Relief Drive

Alabama State University students worked Thursday to help bring some much-needed relief to hurricane victims in several states. Following the damage of Hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, Alabama State University students put their…

Opp City Schools Cancels In-Person Instruction: Covid-19 blamed

Opp city schools will be closed for in-person instruction and activities effective immediately until Tuesday october 27. This is due to an increase of covid-19 cases in the schools and community. All classes will be conducted virtually. Parents and students…

New Documentary Premiering on Blues Music in Alabama Black Belt

A new documentary about the blues tradition of Alabama's Black Belt will premiere on Alabama Public Television on Oct. 23rd. The show "Alabama Black Belt Blues" is about a region that's sometimes overlooked musically. The documentary was produced by One…

Butler County Deputy Hit by Car While On Duty

A Butler County deputy is recovering after being involved in a hit-and-run while working a call Sunday night. According to the sheriff's office's' Facebook page, authorities were working a car crash on Interstate 65 when a car hit a deputy…

Alabama News Network Adds Two New Channels

Alabama News Network is happy to announce that we've added two new channels to our over-the-air lineup on WAKA. The first is called True Crime Network, which can be seen on 8.5 using…

"Forrest Gump" Author Winston Groom Dies

Alabama native and "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom has died. Fairhope Mayor Karin Wilson posted the news on her Facebook page Thursday afternoon. "It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our dear friend Winston Groom," said…

Three People Rescued from Ditch in Andalusia

Emergency officials in Andalusia say three people had to be rescued after being pulled under the water in a drainage ditch this afternoon. Fire Chief Russell McGlamory said his department responded to a call that a teen was drowning on…

Thunder Truck: Tree Falls on House in Andalusia

Alabama News Network anchor Andrew James is in Thunder Truck this afternoon, checking on conditions throughout the area. He has spent time in Covington County, which has seen some of the heaviest…

Thunder Truck: Road Update from Butler County

Alabama News Network anchor Andrew James is in Thunder Truck, checking on road conditions throughout the local area as Hurricane Sally pushes through. In Butler County, Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn…

Hurricane Sally: Closings & Cancellations

Hurricane Sally prompted closings and cancellations in our area. This is the latest list from Alabama News Network. We will be updating this list, so check back often. SCHOOLS: Macon County Schools - No In-Person Classes Friday Tallapoosa County Schools…

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