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Pike County Storm Cleanup Underway

Pike County is recovering from damage after the storm Wednesday. We talked with EMA Director Herb Reeves who said most of the damage came from the heavy rain, resulting in flooding and several trees down. County Road 22-21 off Henderson Highway was closed off throughout the night. A neighbor said the pond on that road was so full that barricades…

Montgomery Humane Society Urging Bring Pets Inside During Bad Weather

As the rain and wind continue across our area, Montgomery Humane Society workers are urging you to bring your pets inside during this bad weather. Executive Director Steven Tears said humane officers went out on about 38 welfare checks Wednesday and brought in at least 25 pets due to unsafe conditions. He explained it’s all in hopes that owners will…

River Region United Way’s New President: Ron Simmons’ Vision

The River Region United Way welcomed a new president and CEO in July. Alabama News Network’s Samantha Williams sat down with Ron Simmons Thursday to get an idea of his vision for the organization moving forward. Ron Simmons is replacing Jimmy Hill who served the River Region United Way for 10 years. He was the president and CEO for 6…

Tallassee School System Pushes Back Start Date

According to Acting Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin, Tallassee City Schools officials have decided that it would be in the best interest of students and staff to push back the start date of the 2020-2021 school year to September 8th. Originally, school was set to start August 19th.  We’re told State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey approved this calendar request….

Alabama COVID-19 Testing Results Turnaround Now Averaging Seven Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Health officials in Alabama say a surge in Coronavirus cases has overwhelmed Alabama’s ability to provide test results within the expected 2- to 3-day turnaround. The Alabama Department of Public Health says the current turnaround time for most COVID-19 testing performed in Alabama by commercial laboratories and the state laboratory is now averaging about 7 days. The department…

Medical Breakthroughs: Alcohol use + Depression commonalities + Benefits of laughing

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. That’s according to new CDC research. The report shows more than half of deaths were due to drinking too much over time, from conditions like cancer, liver disease and heart disease. Depression may be far more common than previously believed. A study at Yale University…

Today is the Centennial of Nat King Cole’s Birth

He was born in Montogmery on this date one century ago.

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 it online HERE.   He died on February 15, 1965, aged 45. Categories: Montgomery, Statewide Tags: 100th birthday, ABC 32,…

Get an Inside Look at Alabama News Network’s Thunder Truck

Chances are, you’ve seen the Alabama News Network Thunder Truck driving through a parade or parked at a school. But you may have wondered what type of weather technology is on the inside. Thunder Truck is a fully-equipped severe weather studio on wheels. You’ll find everything from computers and cameras to weather data collectors and TV broadcasting equipment on board….

Should parents find out where their kids go by using spyware?

Your Community This Week--tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM on ABC 32

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham talks with us about crime—and punishment–and raising kids too. Including questions about parents searching their child’s room…..and using tracking software to follow where they go! The Sheriff says he still looks into his daughter’s room and car…and she’s in her 20’s! Our other guest is the Infectious Diseases director at Montgomery outreach, Dr. Carlos Reyes-Sacin….