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Extended State-Wide Mask Mandate: Details and Reaction

Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday she is extending the Safer at Home order, which was set to expire Monday August 31st. This extension comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in Alabama continues to decline. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said wearing face coverings is the main reason for the decline… and also why the mask mandate is being…

Montgomery’s Third Food Truck Friday Happening August 28th

Food Truck Friday is back on August 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rotary Park and Montgomery Plaza. Vendors at Rotary Park include: Brewster’s Ice Cream Food Truck; Potz & Panz Gourmet Café & Catering; Pops & Sons Food Truck; Healthy Pets onsite vendor. Vendors at Montgomery Plaza include: Drive-by Tacos Food Truck Wharf Casual Seafood Food Truck…

“Stuff the Truck” 2020 Another Big Success for Montgomery Public Schools

All of us at Alabama News Network want to thank all of you who donated to the annual “Stuff the Truck” event to benefit Montgomery Public Schools. Saturday, members of Tie and Doll, Inc. were outside the Sturbridge Winn-Dixie in Montgomery to collect snacks and other items for students as well as cash donations. This year, a larger U-Haul truck…

Three Alabama Locations Added to National Historic Register

MONTGOMERY, Al — Three spots in Alabama are being added to the nation’s honor roll of historic locations. The state says The Alabama Book Store in Tuscaloosa is joining the National Register of Historic Places. The shop has been located near the University of Alabama campus since 1942. The two other additions include Bricklayers Hall in Montgomery, which was used during…

Thank You for your Support in the 6th Annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ Event

The 6th annual ‘Stuff the Truck’ event kicked off today. Many of the challenges we face are even more difficult now because of the pandemic, so imagine what life must be like for Alabama students who depend on the free or reduced lunch program a for meal each day. For many of them, it’s their only meal of the day….

Missing, Endangered Person in Autauga County

  The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help finding Eddie Roland Cunningham. Cunningham is a 43-year-old white male and may be living with a condition that may impair his judgement. He was last seen on August 21, 2020 around 7:10 pm in the 2300 Block of HWY 82 in Prattville. He was last seen wearing a gray…

UPDATE: Traffic Stop Leads to Officer Involved Shooting in Montgomery

At about 6:35 Thursday night, Montgomery police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with what initially was thought to be three occupants in the 2100 block of Day Street.  The suspect(s) then shot a gun at officers, and the officers returned fire. A pursuit ensued resulting in the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a parked vehicle near Terminal…

The Latest on COVID-19 in Alabama; Infection Rate is Slowing Down

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting the Coronavirus case count is now more than 107,000 as of Thursday, August 20th. But the infection rate appears to be slowing down with just over 13,000 confirmed cases in the last two weeks. Health officials say about 1,900 people have died. We also know that nearly 45,000 Alabamians have recovered. Categories:…

Food Truck Fridays Returns August 21st in Montgomery

Food Truck Fridays returns in Montgomery this Friday, August 21st. Local food truck vendors will set up shop Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Montgomery’s Rotary Park and nearby Montgomery Plaza. This is the second event of the year, and the City of Montgomery will welcome a new co-sponsor, the Montgomery Biscuits. As a sponsor, the Montgomery Biscuits…

Second Suspect Charged in Troy July Shooting

Wadrickus James Howard, 17-years-old of Troy has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jacoby Deshon Cogburn. Howard has been charged with Capital Murder and will be held in the Pike County Jail with no bond. He is the second suspect charged in the murder, along with 17-year-old Jamarco Harris. On Monday July 13th, at about 9:13 PM,…