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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…

List of Local 4th of July Fireworks Shows

  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fireworks celebrations have been scaled back across our area this year. Montgomery isn't holding a fireworks show, and fireworks are illegal to set off inside city limits. But there are still cities holding…

Two Brothers Killed in Covington County Crash with 18-Wheeler

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 4:40 a.m. Thursday, June 11, has claimed the lives of two Wiregrass area residents. Dominick Latrell Etheridge, 20, of Ozark was killed when the 2001 Dodge Dakota he was operating crossed the centerline of the…

Pike Road High School Principal Resigns

Pike Road High School's principal has resigned. David Sikes confirmed to Alabama News Network that he submitted his resignation Wednesday. Sikes has been hired as the new Head of School at Fort Dale Academy in Greenville. He did not say…

JCPenney in Andalusia on List of 154 Stores to Close

  JCPenney has released a list of 154 stores it plans to close as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The JCPenney in Andalusia is one of four stores in Alabama on the list. A court hearing is planned…

JCPenney Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate. As part of its reorganization, the 118-year-old company said late Friday it will be closing…

Fire Danger Advisory Issued for Some Local Counties

The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a Fire Danger Advisory for 15 counties in Alabama. The advisory includes Conecuh, Covington and Marengo counties in the Alabama News Network viewing area. The complete list of counties includes: Baldwin, Choctaw, Coffee, Clarke,…

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Offered in Greenville on May 15

A drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered at the Butler County Health Department on Friday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while testing supplies are available. The address of the Butler County Health Department is 350 Airport…

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