First Alert: Low risk for strong to severe storms Monday

Some strong storms are possible tomorrow, with hail and damaging winds the main threats

AG Marshall, state comptroller warn of scammers sending fraudulent checks

April is Clean Up Month for Montgomery Districts 2 and 9

  Stranger helps tornado victim reunite with lost photo

  School bus filled with clothes for victims of tornado

Man dead in Dale County motorcycle crash

  Opelika plans to build a new roundabout intersection

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WSFA 12 News wins TV Station of the Year at 2019 ABBY Awards

Event to highlight LGBTQ history in American South

Auburn dominates Kansas to make it to Sweet 16

  First Alert: Sunny and warm weekend

Man holding child hit by vehicle in The Summit parking lot

  ‘Handful’ of scammers in Lee County preying on storm survivors

Man, teen injured in shooting Saturday afternoon

A man and a teenager were injured in a shooting on Queensbury Drive in Montgomery.

Car in police chase crashes in Montgomery

A car being pursued by Coosada police officers crashed into another in Montgomery.

2 injured, 1 life threatening in Montgomery shooting

Two men were injured in a Montgomery shooting Saturday afternoon.

Free shredding event set for April 5 in Montgomery

A bi-annual shredding event will be held April 5 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.

Driver dead after Go-Kart hit by motorhome

Apartments damaged, condos evacuated in Friday night fire in Huntsville

  New Selma gunshot ordinance adds stiffer penalties for violators

  Mother of slain teen continues her ‘Senior Unity Day’ event at the Boutwell

  Substitute teacher’s gun goes off in Blount County classroom

  First Alert: Wonderful weather through the weekend!

ALEA warning the public of phone scam

According to ALEA, callers are claiming to be ALEA officers with warrants for an individual’s arrest. The caller then requests credit card information.

  Man avoids parking ticket, wants to thank officer for compassion

A man visiting his mother in the ICU at UAB earlier this week avoided a traffic ticket and he said it’s all because of an officer with some compassion.

Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization

  Police: Family Dollar clerk pulls gun on men armed with swords

It was back to business for Precious Spencer just days after the Family Dollar on Bessemer Road was robbed by two men armed with swords.

  Montgomery teacher writes first book, ‘Good Morning Montgomery’

Good Morning Montgomery is all about her hometown.

  Houston Academy hosts Community Helpers Week

From the SWAT team to the firetruck, there was something to enjoy for each student.

  Investigators rule out possible causes of Tuscaloosa church fire

Fire investigators still don't know how Thursday's fire at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church started, but they've ruled out criminal activity or that it was intentionally set.

  Inaugural Alex Wilcox Memorial Softball Tournament begins

The tournament features 32 teams from around the state, honoring the late Alex Wilcox and raising awareness for ovarian cancer.

Vehicle pursuit suspect shot by UAH police

Officials with the University of Alabama in Huntsville have identified the man shot by police following an overnight vehicle pursuit.

  Geneva County Jail construction moves forward, sheriff concerned about staffing

The new Geneva County Jail is being built from the ground up and progress can easily be seen.

  Former Virginia College students still without answers months after closure

It's been nearly three months since Virginia College announced its sudden closure, leaving thousands of students around the country without answers or hope for finishing their degrees.In Montgomery, students say they are still unsure of what's next.

  Hemp becomes growing sector in Alabama agriculture

Since Attorney General Steve Marshall indicated selling hemp oil is now legal in the state, prospective growers and proprietors believe they're getting in on the ground floor. One CBD oil seller in south Alabama is making it her business to be out front with the product.

Arrest after man reportedly exposes self at Opelika park

A 57-year-old Opelika man has been arrested and charged with exposing himself in a city park, according to the Opelika Police Department.

Burglary suspect in custody after Montgomery County manhunt

A suspect was taken into custody after a manhunt in west Montgomery County Friday afternoon.

  2 arrested, 1 dead after chase ends with crash into Coosa River

The Alabama Department of Corrections is confirming two arrests in connection to the Thursday night high-speed chase and subsequent fatal crash into the Coosa River.

  Storm survivors waiting for assistance in Lee County

According to FEMA officials, more than 600 applications for assistance have been received and about $874,000 worth of assistance has been approved.

Blountsville Elementary substitute teacher’s gun accidentally goes off in 1st-grade classroom

72-year-old Henry Rex Weaver was taken off campus and into custody.

1 killed in overnight Lee County house fire

After extinguishing the blaze, the body of the homeowner was found in a back bedroom.

  North Alabama lawmaker proposes bill to legalize medical marijuana

As the 2019 Alabama legislative session resumes, Madison Representative Mike Ball has filed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. Ball is the same representative that sponsored two bills nearly 5 years ago that became Carly’s Law and Leni’s Law.

  Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival returns to Greenville

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you have a chance to step back in time in Greenville.

  New recommendations and safety ratings for pickup trucks

If you’re in the market for a new pick up and are looking for the safest models available, there are some recommendations from a highway safety organization.

Mazda Toyota to begin hiring process for Huntsville plant in Fall 2019

The joint venture will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually.

Nearly 3,000 piglets loose after crash in IL

If you have to travel toward between Casey and Greeup, you’re asked to use caution.

  Man injured in shooting Friday morning

A man was injured in a shooting Friday morning in Montgomery, according to police.

‘Shop, Save, Serve’ with the Junior League of Montgomery

The Junior League of Montgomery is ready to shop, save and serve with its third annual charity shopping event that will begin Thursday,.

Gun safes recalled due to lock failure

A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination.

Felon charged after possessing firearm, using it during altercation

A Montgomery man has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on Friday, according to the Department of Justice.

  1 dies, 3 rescued after car crashes into river during police chase

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirmed a body was found after a car with multiple people inside crashed into the Coosa River Thursday night.

“Florida Man” challenge becomes viral sensation: Have you tried it yet?

Just type “Florida Man” into Google, followed by your birthday. People are posting the results all over the internet and we’re seeing an impact here in Sarasota, where older ABC7 stories are seeing a renewed interest!

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”

Alabama jobless rate dips to record 3.7 percent

Alabama's jobless rate has dipped to a record-low 3.7 percent as more workers continue joining the workforce

Food for Thought 3/21

The highest and lowest health inspection scores of the week.

Montgomery Public Art Commission calls for artists for ‘Book Bench Project’

It's a new effort to encourage reading, provide a place for people to rest, and to instill an understanding and appreciation of public art in the community.

AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

Hard work and countless hours of studying are paying off big time for Woodlawn’s High School valedictorian Benjamin Holmes.

  Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease

A clinical trial that could result in a universal cure for Sickle Cell disease will be coming to UAB in the next couple of months.

  Local, state, federal agencies hold meeting for those affected by Lee County tornadoes

On Thursday night, many local, state and federal agencies gathered at Pierce Chapel Church in Lee County for a meeting for those impacted by the storm.

  Road to Recovery: Eufaula continues to rebuild after EF-2 tornado

Tornado recovery efforts continue in Eufaula after parts of the city were damaged by an EF-2 tornado, March 3rd.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigating complaint involving United Cajun Navy

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a complaint regarding the United Cajun Navy, according to Sheriff Jay Jones.

Montgomery woman turns self in after being featured on CrimeStoppers

A Montgomery woman is no longer being sought by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Elmore County authorities looking for missing man

James Christopher Tutson was last seen March 6.

  Tallassee city council votes to ‘condemn’ landmark

For 81 years the hotel stood the test of time but could not handle the weight of an arsonist 10 years ago.

Candidates and information: Montgomery 2019 municipal election

The City of Montgomery will hold its 2019 municipal election for mayor and the city council on Aug. 27.

  Attorney Michael Fritz announces run for Montgomery mayor

Another Montgomery attorney is joining the race for mayor.

  Governor authorizes former parole board chair to gather agency information

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized the former chairman of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to gather information on her behalf.

  Gas leak in Prattville contained, road to reopen soon

A gas leak in Prattville has been contained and crews are working to clear the area for reopening.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  Lee County budgets take a hit following storms

Local officials are footing the bill for now, but say they’re hoping for federal help.

Convicted felon charged with attempted murder in Tuskegee shooting

A man has been charged with attempted murder in a February shooting in Tuskegee.

Minor injuries reported in crash involving three 18-wheelers

A crash involving three 18-wheelers on Birmingham Highway at West Boulevard resulted in two lanes being blocked.

  Alabama Senate votes to repeal Common Core standards

The Alabama Senate has passed a bill to repeal Common Core standards.

Senate approves bill to allow donations to border wall fund

The Alabama Senate has moved forward a bill that would allow Alabamians to donate part of their state tax refunds to help build a border wall with Mexico

Man arrested on sex crime charges, police searching for other victims

Law enforcement officials say an 18-year-old is facing multiple sex charges involving children.

Traffic clear on I-85 NB near Lawrence St. after car fire

There are delays on Interstate 85 northbound near Lawrence Street.

Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses.

The Alabama Senate has approved the bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses, as some conservative probate judges continue to object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

Police: Man charged after shooting, damaging car

Montgomery police have charged a 39-year-old man with shooting into a vehicle and causing damage.

  New imaging technique may detect cancer earlier, save lives

They’ve created new imaging that can find cancer at the molecular level and may already be saving lives.

Suspect charged with murder in Monday shooting

A suspect has been charged in a Montgomery homicide, according to court documents.