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Interstate 59/20 Set to Reopen Through Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Months of headaches for motorists are coming to an end as Interstate 59/20 reopens through Alabama's largest city. Officials say the rebuilt Interstate 59/20 will be completely open by Sunday night in downtown Birmingham. A Texas-based…

Group Fights for Rights of Current, Former Inmates

One group is fighting for the rights of former and current incarcerated people impacted by Alabama's prison system. The Ordinary People Society held a rally in front of the office Tuesday. Organization…

Storms Sweep Southern US, Midwest as Death Toll Rises to 11

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities blame severe storms sweeping across southern portions of the U.S. and into the Midwest for the deaths of at least 11 people, including two first responders. High winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain have battered large swaths…

Officials: 3 Dead in Alabama, Bringing Storm Death Toll to 7

BENTON, La. (AP) - The National Weather Service reports three storm-related deaths in Alabama, bringing the number of people killed following severe storms to at least seven. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said via Twitter that the three Alabama…

UPDATE: Three People Dead in Pickens County Storm

Three people have been confirmed dead in Pickens County due to severe weather. Birmingham news outlets report the identities of the victims have been released. Tyrone Spain, 51, Albert Barnett, 85, and his wife, Susan Barnett, 75, were killed after…

Severe Weather Storm Shelter Locations

ELMORE COUNTY: Open when GREEN Shoal Creek Baptist Church Elmore County Courthouse - Downtown Tallassee City Hall First Presbyterian Church Redland Baptist Church Tallassee Police Department Deatsville Volunteer Fire Department Town of Elmore Fire Station 2 Town of Elmore -…

Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Lee County Drug Bust

On January 7, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant in the 100 block of Lee Rd. 43 in the Beauregard community in reference to a stolen vehicle. During the search, investigators located the stolen vehicle in the…

Missing Lee County Man Found Safe

**UPDATE** Todd Daigle was safely located Tuesday morning at approximately 7:00 AM.   **ORIGINAL STORY** Lee County Sheriff's deputies need your help finding a missing man. They are trying to…

2 Killed in Plane Crash in North Alabama

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities said two people died in a plane crash in north Alabama. News outlets reported that the crash happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Cullman Regional Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration is handling the investigation.…

Volunteers Paint the Town Yellow in Honor of Paighton Houston

Volunteers spent Saturday tying hundreds of yellow ribbons around town to honor the life of Trussville woman Paighton Houston. Birmingham news outlets report that volunteers met at city hall on Saturday afternoon to place the yellow ribbons on trees, poles…

Attorneys: Alabama Making Little Progress in Prison Staffing

Attorneys for state inmates say Alabama has made little progress in meeting a court order to dramatically increase the number of corrections officers working in state prisons. Attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote today in a court filing…

Changes to Alabama Unemployment Claims Filed This Year

The Alabama Department of Labor says new unemployment compensation claims filed this year will fall under new rules that were passed by the Alabama Legislature. Claims filed before January 1, 2020 are not affected. The rules are part of the…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the…

Democratic Party Lawsuit Back Before Montgomery Judge

The Alabama Supreme Court has returned a lawsuit over control of the state Democratic Party to a Montgomery judge for resolution. Justices dismissed an earlier appeal, putting the case back before Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin. An internal power struggle…

Remembering Hank Williams 67 Years Later

New Year's Day 2020 marked 67 years since the death of country music legend, Hank Williams. Hank is buried next to his wife, Audrey Williams  in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex located in…

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