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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…

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…

EMA Officials in West Alabama Monitor Tropical Storm Barry

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Dallas County EMA Director Toya Stiles says there's a chance the county could see heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes associated with Tropical Storm Barry. Stiles says her office will continue tracking the storm into the…

Proposed Resolution to Ban Coal Ash in Perry County Fails

There are some upset people in Perry County. Tuesday night, the county commission voted to continue dumping coal ash at Arrowhead Landfill. County Commissioner Ben Eaton proposed a resolution to ban coal ash from being dumped at Arrowhead Landfill in…

Health Concerns Re-ignite Coal Ash Debate in Perry County

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Lingering concerns over the disposal of coal ash at a Perry County landfill has re-ignited the debate about the health risk coal ash poses to residents. Arrowhead Landfill in Uniontown has disposed of millions of…

Battle Over City Selma City Treasurer Continues

From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma city treasurer Renita Wade was back in a Dallas County courtroom Monday morning -- fighting for her job. Selma mayor Darrio Melton and the city council are…

Wilcox County Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash

A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Wilcox County man. According to ALEA Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Simmons, Corey Dwayne Williams, 41, of Camden was killed when the 2014 Hyundai Elantra he was driving left the roadway…

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…

Local Airports Get FAA Grants for Improvements

  Several local airports are getting grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says that overall, 19 Alabama airports will be getting more than $9.7 million. "This $9.7 million in funding awarded by…

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