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ADECA Moves Surplus Property Auctions Online

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is moving Alabama’s public surplus property auctions to the internet starting this month. In a statement, ADECA says its move will allow for items to be auction year-round and allow the…

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Coming Up

Summer vacation is winding down which means most schools begin in a few weeks. During the July 19th-21st weekend, shoppers can take advantage of sales without paying the state's 4% sales tax. "This…

Alabama Schools Plans Projects With More Money From State

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things. The Dothan Eagle reports that the money is available after Alabama…

Update: Barry Makes Landfall and Weakens Back to Tropical Storm

Barry has made landfall in Louisiana and has weakened to a tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center says the storm arrived on land this afternoon near Intracoastal City. The center is warning of dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and strong winds.…

Barry Becomes Category 1 Hurricane

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says in its 10 a.m. CDT advisory this morning that Barry has reached maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, with higher gusts. That makes the storm a weak Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane-force winds were measured…

Alabama Man Accused of Biting Off Woman's Finger in Fight

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been arrested after police say he bit off a woman's finger during a fight. News outlets report that 48-year-old Shay Michael Thome of Huntsville was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree assault.…

Two missing after boat crash on Lake Jordan

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says two people are missing after a boat crash on Lake Jordan late last night. ALEA Marine Patrol Troopers are on the scene. ALEA has told Alabama News Network…

Amber Alert Cancelled for Anniston Child

The state of Alabama has cancelled an Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl. Catalina Rimpsey was found safe earlier this morning. Authorities issued the amber alert after the girl was abducted from Anniston around 11:30 P.M. Wednesday and was believed…

List of 4th of July Celebrations Across Alabama

Alabama News Network wants to help you celebrate America's Independence.  Whether you'll be staying in our local area or traveling somewhere else in Alabama, here is a list of July 4th events courtesy of the Alabama Tourism Department:  Alexander City…

16-Year-Old Arrested in Bramblett Crash

  An arrest has been made in the crash that killed the Voice of the Auburn Tigers Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula. Auburn Police say they've arrested and charged…

Alabama Gas Prices Heading Up Going into 4th of July Holiday

Alabama gas prices have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.32 a gallon, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 stations statewide. There is some good news in the latest survey. Gas prices in Alabama are 8.5 cents…

Arrest Made in Galleria Parking Deck Homicide

Authorities in Hoover have made an arrest in connection to a murder that occurred on Wednesday in the North parking deck at the Riverchase Galleria. According to a police report, 20-year-old Michael Jabari Akumune was arrested and charged with murder…

Montgomery Airport Among Several Alabama Airports Awarded FAA Grant

The Federal Avation Administration is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants. Airports in Alabama are among the recipients. "This significant investment in airport improvements in Alabama will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of…

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