WSFA 12 News welcomes Lee County tornado survivor for visit

  County Road 12: Montgomery Alabama Dog Obedience Club

Phenix City Barbershop to offer free haircuts to first responders

  Geoffrey Sherman, longtime former ASF artistic director, has died

  Kiwanis Club awards $339,000 in grants to area organizations

  Tiger Jake helps collect donations for pets affected by tornadoes

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  ‘Together for Alabama’ tornado relief drive final total nearly $126K

  Prayer walk held to raise awareness for gun violence

Clanton police officer surprises Girl Scout troop in awesome way

  South Alabama man crazy for camellias

  $50K grant awarded to Lee County Humane Society

  Montgomery Zoo debuts baby giraffe

United Methodists reject same-sex marriage, clergy proposals

The United Methodist Church voted today on a plan that confirms the ban on gay clergy and gay marriage.

  Mother, children reflect on their experience with Boys & Girls Club

The Chillous family said they are always looking for ways to give back to the Boys & Girls Club, because they got so much from it.

WSFA 12 News to host Boys & Girls Club Telethon

WSFA 12 News is joining the Boys & Girls Club of the River Region to host a telethon that will raise money for the clubs in our area!

  Resolutions honor ASU students who participated in 1960 sit-in

Alabama State University held a special news conference Monday in remembrance of the 59th anniversary of the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protest led by ASU students.

  Family settles into new Habitat for Humanity home

United Methodist Church on edge of breakup over LGBT stand

AL residents invited to FREE concert featuring ALABAMA

River Region celebrates Mardi Gras Saturday

  Montgomery native nominated for Oscar

  Busy weekend of events in River Region

  SLE Rodeo returning to Montgomery

Get your wallets ready, the SLE Rodeo is coming back to the Capital City and organizers are getting their members ready.

  Program provides dental care in exchange for community service

Montgomery organization offering free dental services.

Eastdale Mall to go up for sale

Mall manager David Hagood confirmed the validity of a letter sent by property manager Aronov Realty to tenants that indicates the plan to sell the mall.

  Montgomery Humane Society gets new look

The puppy and kitten numbers have been lower, so employees have been working for the past two weeks to update the 24-year-old building.

  Valentine’s Day celebrated across the River Region

It’s Valentine’s Day, and many around the River Region were showing and spreading the love.

  211 call centers help connect people with resources

211 call centers across the country celebrated National 211 day. For the last 11 years, Wiregrass 211 has helped streamline and connect those in need of services to the people who provide help.

  Jeff Davis band invited to play in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Jeff Davis High School Marching Band is raising money for their next big performance.

NFL’s Michael Johnson holds youth empowerment summit in Selma

WSFA 12 News reporter Rosanna Smith moderated a special social justice panel during the Michael Johnson 93-90 Foundation at Wallace State Community College Friday.

  Rock Steady Boxing course offered for those dealing with Parkinson’s disease

Rock Steady Boxing course offered for those dealing with Parkinson’s Disease through Southeast Health.

  County Road 12: Dirt Road Art

You never know what you’ll find out on the country roads in rural Alabama. For one lady from Bullock County, she found inspiration.

  Old Cahawba Archaeological Park cemetery gets new life

One man and his team are working to carefully put back together several graves destroyed in the 1960s.

Timing, size of Auburn parking deck depends on local developers

A long-awaited parking deck in downtown Auburn may end up being a little smaller than planned, and the timeline for construction is up in the air.

  Community rallies around Tallassee police officer after house fire

The city of Tallassee is stepping up in a major way to help a police officer and his family.

  Empty Bowls aimed to assist Alabama food bank

The 7th annual Empty Bowls event in Dothan will take place this weekend with the money raised going to help the Wiregrass Area Food Bank.

  Applications now available for the City of Auburn’s 2019 Citizens’ Public Safety Academy

Auburn residents have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at what first responders do every day.

County Road 12: ‘Cancer Can Wait. I’m Going to the Super Bowl’

When the Rams knocked off the Saints to advance to Super Bowl LIII, the loudest cheer may have come from a small city in East Alabama.

  Air Force dad surprises family after 6-month deployment

It had been six months since U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. George Adams had seen his family.

  Volunteerism on full display nearly a week after strong tornado

The Church of the Highlands' team’s mission Friday took place on Old Salem Road to give a homeowner a big break.

  ‘Wetumpka Strong’ sums up determination nearly a week after tornado

A few days ago, someone raised a banner proclaiming ‘Wetumpka Strong' on the Bibb-Graves Bridge.

  Original Tuskegee Airman speaks in Tuskegee

People in Tuskegee were able to hear from a Tuskegee Airman Friday as he recounted aviation history and his time up in the air.

  ASF opens Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, featuring local students

The Alabama a Shakespeare Festival opens its production of Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 Friday night. It’s about the girls who were killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

$4M raised in River Region United Way 2018 campaign

The River Region United Way held their annual Recognition and Results event Wednesday morning where they announced more than $4 million had been raised.

Famed member of the ‘Red Tails’ returning to Tuskegee to speak

A member of the famed 99th Pursuit Squadron of the Tuskegee Arimen of World War II is headed back to Tuskegee for a speaking program.

Former Carver standout, current NFL player Shaun Dion Hamilton visits old elementary school

He may be in the pros now, but Shaun Dion Hamilton hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

  MLK Day events happening across the River Region

Monday, the nation honors the late Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights icon would have been 90-years-old this year. Below is a list of MLK Day events happening in our area:

  Opelika SportsPlex celebrates 10th anniversary

The Opelika SportsPlex and Aquatics Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary all year, with events offered every month.

  Tuskegee mayor talks progress, what’s ahead for the city

There is lots of progress happening in Tuskegee with several projects taking shape.

  Woman recalls memories of Dr. King at 5th annual MLK community celebration

On Friday, Montgomery residents came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Free admission to National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Legacy Museum

The Equal Justice Initiative has announced it will offer free admission into the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in downtown Montgomery Monday

Annual city-wide celebration of MLK Jr. to take place Friday

Local businesses and residents are to be recognized at the fifth annual citywide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday in downtown Montgomery.

  Butler County school leaders hold forum, discuss upcoming Ad Valorem Tax Election

On January 29th people living in Butler County will vote on a proposed property tax increase that would give a boost to its schools system.

  Montgomery residents, business owners react to ‘Smart City Living Lab’ announcement

Montgomery residents share their thoughts on Montgomery's efforts to become a "smart city."

Dothan UniFirst employee celebrates 50th work anniversary

A Dothan woman is celebrating a major career milestone. Mittie Barber has spent the last 50 years working for UniFirst - a uniform rental company.

  New sheriff takes over in Dallas County

It’s Mike Granthum’s time now behind the wheel as the new sheriff.

  Circles of Opelika aims to reduce poverty

Circles of Opelika, a program of the Envision Opelika Foundation, is hosting three community meetings beginning next week and officials are encouraging residents to get involved.

  First baby born at Baptist East gives birth to her child at same hospital

The Whites, who are now a family of 3, say they couldn’t imagine bringing their bundle of joy in to the world anywhere else.

  City of Montgomery announces new ‘Smart City Living Lab’

The City of Montgomery partnered with the county, chamber of commerce and Alabama Power Company to launch new smart programs across Montgomery.

  Montgomery woman celebrates 106th birthday

A former teacher at Sidney Lanier, Ms. Iona Fontaine has seen a lot of things come and go in her 106 years of life.

  Sen. Sanders-Fortier launches new initiative to promote community involvement

Newly-elected Alabama Senator Malika Sanders-Fortier is hitting the ground running in her quest to better the conditions of people living in District 23.

  MPD, Mayor Todd Strange announce plans to target celebratory gunfire

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Montgomery Police Chief Earnest Finley announced methods the City will implement to help deter celebratory gunfire.

  Alex City residents forced out of homes because of city hall move

On Monday, the Alexander City City Council voted to move city hall from its current location downtown to Highway 280. The vote was 4 to 2 and came after much debate.

Single-stream recycling rollout almost complete

The city of Auburn is in the final stretch of the rollout of their single stream recycling program.

  24-year-old woman launches telecom company valued at $5.9 million

Montgomery resident Chaymeriyia Moncrief discovered her knack for business at a very early age.

  Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden bids farewell

No regrets, no wondering what could’ve been had the election turned in his favor. Kenny Harden had the dream of being the high sheriff and lived it.

  Newtown residents hopeful with ongoing water main replacement project but still have concerns

Montgomery Water works is in the middle of a project to replace between 13 and 14,000 feet of water mains in the Newtown community.

  Local housing authority dealing with impact of government shutdown

It’s not clear when the partial government shutdown will end, and that creates concern and some uncertainty for low income tenants across the country. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is one of the federal agencies most impacted. On the department’s website a bright red notice announ

  Montgomery trying its hand again on recycling

During his weekly press conference, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said Repower South is fine-tuning its equipment and ready to roll.

Anticipated talent showcase this weekend in Montgomery

Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet School presents its annual talent showcase this weekend The professionally-produced performance serves as a fundraiser for the acclaimed magnet program, which has dealt with its share of problems in recent months.

Dothan working to clean up contaminated lot

During Tuesday’s public meeting consultants walked through what it’ll take to clean up the area - which will includes removing and replacing the current soil on the lot.

  Family Promise, Child Protect presented with donations after winning Camellia Bowl halftime competition

Two Montgomery non-profit organizations are getting some much needed funds thanks to WSFA 12 News, Raycom Media and Montgomery Antiques.

  Mother raises funds to attend Special Olympics World Games to support competing son

A Jefferson Davis High School senior is preparing for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  Millbrook church, police department mourn young pastor’s death

Jared Decker was just weeks away from his 36th birthday when he contracted the flu and apparently suffered a fatal heart attack in late December. He left behind a wife and six children.

  Local animal shelters full, need community’s help

Officials in Lee and Macon County as well as the Lake Martin area say they are experiencing overpopulation issues at their local humane society and animal shelters.

  Greenville police target car break-ins in the new year

The Greenville Police Department is working to prevent car break-ins after seeing a high number of them in the last three months of 2018.

  Rampant gunfire prompts Montgomery residents to take action

Residents from Montgomery’s midtown neighborhoods are still in shock over the barrage of gunfire that lasted for hours on New Year’s Eve and into Tuesday morning.

  Auburn mayor lays out 2019 goals

Many people have already started working on their goals for the new year and the same holds true for Auburn Mayor Ron Anders.

Prattville Kiddie College founder Elsie Owens dead at 92

Lifelong Prattville resident and Kiddie College founder Elsie Tatum Owens passed away on Dec. 29 at the age of 92.

Capital City, Wetumpka among cities holding New Year’s Eve events

Communities in central and south Alabama will be holding events on Monday night to help celebrate the arrival of 2019.