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Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
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The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...More >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50...More >>
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A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. The study by the Tax Foundation says federal funding accountsMore >>
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -- Reeltown High School is home to the rebels, but you won't see students sporting the rebel flag on campus. Principal Tom Cochran sent a letter to parents telling them their students are no longer allowed to wear Confederate flag t-shirts to school. It stems from racial tension within the school following Barack Obama's presidential win. He says some students, "Did get out of hand with their excitement."
The day after the election, Cochran says a small group of black students taunted others about Obama's victory and the next day another group of white students responded. Cochran says those students, "Planned a demonstration where they all wore Confederate flags and regalia; some racial slurs were made"
While not to this degree, other schools have seen racial tension mount since the election. Montgomery Public Schools Spokesperson Tom Salter reports no problems within the district. Board policy does ban political apparel during the campaign season, but after the election "As long as it meets with our standard dress code, then there is no problem," says Salter.
Back in Reeltown, Principal Cochran, while he can't ban Obama shirts, asked those involved in the disagreement not to wear one for now. Most students at Reeltown High say the racial tension has died down. As for the students involved, Principal Cochran decided not to punish them. He says he'll use it as a tool to teach about tolerance.