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2 More Charter School Applications Approved, 1 Denied

Two new Alabama charter schools are a step closer to opening in the Fall of 2020. Monday morning , the Alabama Public Charter Commission voted on 3 applications for charter schools in Selma, Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. Commissioners approved an application…

Rep. Mo Brooks and Rep. Terri Sewell React to Mueller Report Summary

Republican 5th District Congressman Mo Brooks:  “The Mueller Report completely vindicates President Trump and his entire campaign. Neither President Trump nor the Trump campaign engaged in collusion with the Russians to illegally interfere with America’s presidential election! Since President Trump’s…

Mueller Report: no Trump conspiracy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department: Mueller did not find that Trump campaign or its associates 'conspired or coordinated' with Russia.   ADDED:   WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times…

Southern Gay History Conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An event this week will highlight the history of LGBTQ people in the American South. What organizers are calling the inaugural Queer History South…

Avery Johnson Out as Alabama Men's Basketball Coach

  The Avery Johnson era at Alabama is over. The University of Alabama announced this morning that he will no longer serve as the men's basketball coach. University Statement "After meeting with Coach Johnson, we made the decision to mutually…

Four Shot in Two Montgomery Shootings on Saturday

The first shooting came about 1:00 pm, with police locating two men who had been shot, one of them with life threatening injuries. It happened in the 46-hundred block of mobile highway. Both victims were hospitalized. Later in the afternoon…

Tuskegee Airman Buried With Honor at Arlington

Dickson was buried at Arlington on Friday , March 22, 2019. In December 1944, Dickson was a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, in the European Theater. On Dec.23, 1944, Dickson departed Ramitelli Air Base, Italy on…

SPLC President Richard Cohen Stepping Down

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization. Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen on Friday announced his resignation to staff. A spokesman for the organization said he…

Solar Research Project Opens in Alexander City

Alexander City officials and Alabama Municipal Electric Authority are doing their part to go green. A new solar power research facility was commissioned in the city today. The project has 160 solar…

Democratic Party Legislative Agenda

  The Democrats are in a distinct minority in the Alabama Legislature---in both houses. Yet they released a lengthy list of items they want to address during the session. They include: Supporting our Public Schools and Prioritizing Early Childhood Education…

Alabama Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting

One in five children in Alabama live with some type of disability, and their special needs extend past home and into the classroom. "there's a discrepancy in students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers,…

U.S. Rep Sewell: Medicaid Expansion Solution

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell says she and the only other Democrat in the Alabama Congressional Delegation---U.S. Senator Doug Jones---have introduced legislation to convince Republicans in the Alabama Legislature to support Medicaid expansion.    …

Will Alabama Finally Have a Lottery?

Click here to see Lottery Proposal It has been four years since a major attempt at legislation for a lottery was at the State House. Now Republican Senator Jim McClendon is proposing…

Today is the Centennial of Nat King Cole's Birth

We're covering a celebratory event in downtown Montgomery, and will have  a report on CBS 8 and ABC 32 at 10:00 PM tonight. But CBS News included a nice video tribute for him in their Sunday Morning program.You can watch…

One Year Later---The Jacksonville State Tornado

(Jacksonville, Ala., May 4, 2018 – Home with severe damage close to Jacksonville State University campus demonstrating the power of the March tornadoes that swept through the area. Calhoun County received storm damage from the tornadoes and severe storms that…

Butler County Probation Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

  The Alabama Attorney General's Office describes the charges against him this way: one indictment charges that Lewis engaged in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex by forcible compulsion, first-degree rape. The two remaining indictments charge that…

Where Are The Female Candidates?

THERE IS A RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN SERVING IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR. BUT THE ALABAMA DELEGATION REMAINS MOSTLY MALE, AS DOES THE ALABAMA LEGISLATURE, AND THE MONTGOMERY CITY COUNCIL WAS ALL…

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