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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…

Tickled Pink to Be Held as a Virtual Event in 2020

COVID-19 has forced many local events to be canceled this year, but all of us at Alabama News Network are happy to say that Tickled Pink will be back in 2020! Tickled Pink is our annual women's expo to benefit…

Two Opp City Schools To Return To Full-Time Instruction

Two Opp City schools will return to full-time instruction after Labor Day. The Opp City Board of Education says Opp Elementary and Opp Middle School students will head back to the classroom on Tuesday, September 8. The board cites the…

Update: Several Mayoral Races Heading to a Runoff

In the aftermath of Tuesday's city elections across Alabama, several mayoral races in our area will be heading to a runoff on October 6. Runoffs are needed when a race ends without a candidate receiving a majority of the votes.…

Campaign 2020: City Election Results

Voters in cities across Alabama have cast their ballots in the 2020 municipal elections, voting for mayor, city council members and school board representatives. Montgomery held its city election last year and isn't a part of this election cycle. Alabama…

Second Suspect Charged in Troy July Shooting

Wadrickus James Howard, 17-years-old of Troy has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jacoby Deshon Cogburn. Howard has been charged with Capital Murder and will be held in the Pike County Jail with no bond. He is…

Five Arrested in Felony Drug Bust in Andalusia

On Wednesday, August 12, the Drug Task Force in Andalusia executed a search warrant at which they recovered approximately 37 grams of methamphetamine, pills, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, five weapons and a ballistic vest. Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson said the…

Possible Shark Bite in Orange Beach Friday

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Alabama authorities say a 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark. Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Robert Howard say it happened about 1:20…

Alabama News Network Adds New TV Channel

Alabama News Network is adding a new TV channel to its lineup. The channel is called "getTV." You can see this channel over the air by using an antenna and tuning to 8.7. getTV features many classic TV shows such…

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