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MPD: Husband Burns Wife

  Montgomery Police are investigating an incident in which they say a man set his wife on fire this afternoon on Dalraida Place, near Wares Ferry Road. They say the woman's injures are described as life-threatening. No names released so…

The "Worst Best Pictures" in Oscar History?

Through the years, 88 films have earned the Oscar for Best Picture. But within that elite group, there are great movies and — yes — not-so-great ones. In fact, if you listen to the critics, some best picture winners are…

Montgomery Born Nat King Cole

The Nat King Cole Society will hold a celebration and scholarship fundraiser on March 17....the day he would have turned 100. The house in which Cole was born is being preserved on the ASU campus, and work  on exhibits telling…

Changes in Alabama Since Parkland?

The only real change in Alabama since that school shooting one year ago was an executive order allowing administrators to have guns in certain schools. Governor Ivey sidestepped the legislature by signing an executive order that allows administrators at schools…

Alabama Democratic Party Upheaval

  The National Democratic Party has overruled the state party and recommended  it to hold a new election for chair within 90 days. The national group also wants the state party to change its election rules. The decision came in…

Alabama is Getting a New Area Code

Alabama is getting a new area code. AT&T says the 659 area code will be used in parts of west central Alabama in April. The new code will be an addition to the 205 area code, not a replacement for…

Texas Newspapers Investigate Alleged Southern Baptist Sex Abuse

       The Houston Chronicle and The San Antonio Express investigated allegations of sex abuse at Southern Baptist churches and identified 700 victims allegedly abused by 380 Southern Baptist leader and volunteers over 20 years. The papers created a searchable…

Troy Hunting Death

Police in Troy are investigating an apparent fatal hunting accident. They say an as yet unnamed 61 year old man was shot to death by a hunting partner who mistook him for a deer on Pike County Road 7741. The…

SPLC: Suicide Crisis in Alabama Prisons

AP-AL--Inmate Suicides Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An advocacy group says Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order to improve conditions for mentally…

Descendants from Last US Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An unusual gathering is planned this weekend on the U.S. Gulf Coast: a get-together for descendants of the last Africans abducted and shipped to the United States into slavery. The event will be held Saturday in…

Alabama Executes Inmate Who Wanted Imam Present

A Muslim inmate who complained in a legal challenge that Alabama wouldn't let his Islamic spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber has been put to death after the nation's highest court cleared the way. Authorities say 42-year-old Dominique…

BB&T, SunTrust Banks Announce Merger

Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal valued at about $66 billion. The banks said Thursday that the combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits. It will have approximately…

Early Warm Temps Are A Reminder about Pool Safety

       Alabama was among the deadliest states in the U.S. for child pool and spa drownings in 2018, with 8 child swimming pool and spa drownings occurring last year. This is an increase of 50 percent over 2017, when there…

Alabamians Worry About Crime!

Alabama residents rank second when it comes to being worried about crime. That's according to a survey by a security equipment company safewise.   The number one state where resident worry the least: Vermont. The rest of the report is…

Hidden Treasures in the City of Prattville

For many people Prattville is known as the small town just a few miles north of Montgomery. Look past its shopping malls just off I-65, and this growing town is filled with southern charm.…

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