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First Broadway Production of TKAM Opens This Week

A lawsuit by the estate of Alabama native Harper Lee and a counter-suit by producer  Aaron Sorkin were settled earlier this year, clearing the way for the production, which opens on Thursday. From the 60 Minutes interview with Daniels: Jeff…

Bus Seats Reserved for Rosa. In Wisconsin.

The bus system in Milwaukee Wisconsin reserved a seat on every one of their buses on a day to honor Rosa Parks....and placed a rose and a sign explaining the reason on them.  

$6.3 Million in Federal Funds

The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will pay for 88 of the officers in District Attorneys offices in the state. "Certified VSOs assist victims in acquiring counseling, provide information about their rights and resources, communicate with and comfort…

Montgomery BCA Names New President

The Montgomery based Business Council of Alabama has named a new president, and she is the first woman to head the lobbying group. Katie Boyd Britt had been chief of staff for Senator Richard Shelby. The BCA's previous president----Bill Canary---was…

Lawyers: We Have Seen The Galleria Shooting Video

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on a fatal police shooting at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Attorneys for relatives of a black man who was shot and killed by police who mistook him for…

Pearl Harbor Day, 2018.

    The U.S.S. West Virginia after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...an event that prompted the U.S. to enter WWII. Almost 2,500 Americans were killed, 1,178 were wounded and 960 were declared missing.      Alabama Heritage magazine published an…

Lawyers: Prison System in Contempt of Staffing Order

Attorneys for inmates are asking a federal judge to find the Alabama prison system in contempt of a court order to boost prison mental health staffing. Lawyers wrote in a Thursday motion that the Department of Corrections is "woefully short"…

Judge Provides Mall Shooting Evidence to Defense

A judge is ordering prosecutors to provide the defense with evidence about a confrontation that sparked a fatal police shooting in an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. Jefferson County District Judge William A. Bell Jr. issued a brief order…

Happy 199th Birthday Montgomery!

Montgomery turns 199 today, and city boosters will begin the countdown to Montgomery's 200th birthday, December 3, 2019. The city was formed on December 3rd 1818....days before the State of Alabama was created.   One of the oldest existing photographs…

Alabama Ranked Toward Bottom on Best States for Business List

Forbes Magazine ranks Alabama 41st on their list of the best states for businesses.   "Forbes has rated the business climates of the 50 states annually since 2006, with only North Carolina (twice), Utah (six times) and Virginia (five times) finishing…

Longtime MIA Tuskegee Airman's Remains Identified.

  AP-AL--WWII-Tuskegee Airman Identified NEW YORK (AP) - The Pentagon says the remains of a New York pilot killed during World War II are the first of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen still listed as missing in action to be identified.…

Auburn Students to Attend Symposium on Friday and Saturday in D.C.

"Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), ATP is an applied-research training program for college and graduate students to design community based economic development initiatives across the Appalachian…

Did Your Income Recover From The Great Recession of 2007?

But several other state grew at even a slower rate, or not at all.: The other slowest-growing states, with annualized rates of 1 percent or less, were Mississippi (0.9 percent) and Illinois, Louisiana, and West Virginia (each at 1.0 percent).…

State Prison Inmate Drug Programs Funded

     The U.S. Justice Department has approved a grant of a half-million dollars to pay for drug treatment programs in seven Alabama state prisons.      State officials say the program... "...provides inmates the opportunity to escape their drug habit while…

Shooting Protesters Block Major Road in Hoover

Demonstrators upset with the police shooting of a black man at an Alabama shopping mall are blocking one of the busiest roads in the state. Several dozen protesters holding signs and chanting blocked heavily traveled U.S. 31 at Interstate 459…

Shooting near Ft. Rucker

DALEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an argument between two brothers has left one of them shot dead. Dale County Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said the brothers were arguing in a Daleville home when the shooting happened Saturday evening. Authorities…

Children of The Storm on The Gulf Coast

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Experts say Hurricane Michael and its aftermath have been especially troubling for the children of the storm, many too young to understand the Category 4 monster that smashed across the Florida Panhandle in October. Sometimes…

Montgomery Murder

From MPD: MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department has initiated a homicide investigation following the Nov. 25 death of Steven White Jr., 28, of Montgomery. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 5900 block of Monticello Drive at about 12:06…

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