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"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…

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…

River Region Prepares for Hurricane Sally

Sally was upgraded to a hurricane at midday on Monday. The storm is expected to make landfall sometime Tuesday and then make a hard turn east, bringing tropical weather to our…

Sen. Doug Jones calls rival Tuberville 'Coach Clueless'

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama has called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville "Coach Clueless" for the former football coach's recent comments about the coronavirus. Jones attacked Tuberville in a campaign appearance Friday. He criticized Tuberville's reaction to tapes of President…

Fmr. AL House Speaker Mike Hubbard Reports to Jail

Former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard turned himself in to the Lee County Detention Facility Friday afternoon to begin serving his four year sentence. (courtesy: Lee Co. Detention Center) A jury in Lee County had convicted Hubbard of 12…

Governor Ivey Remembers September 11, 2001

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement this morning reflecting on September 11, 2001: “September 11, 2001 will forever be marked as one of our country's darkest days, as it changed our…

Cybercrime on the Rise During Pandemic

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State securities officials say cybercrime including email attacks are on the rise during the pandemic. A statement from the Alabama Securities Commission said social engineering attacks have been increasing with more people working at home and…

NEW INFO: Search Underway for Missing Boater near Camden

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the search is underway for a missing boater. ALEA Marine Patrol says they are looking for a 58-year-old man who went under water Wednesday and never resurfaced. Officials say the incident occurred at approximately 4:45PM…

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…

Another 481 COVID-19 Cases Found at University of Alabama

The University of Alabama reported Friday that an additional 481 students have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to more than 1,000 infections since students returned to campus. The University of Alabama System released the new numbers on its…

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