Since 2016, the United States Department of Justice has been quietly conducting an investigation of “unparalleled scope” into Alabama’s 13 maximum security prisons for men. Until recently, no information has been released to the public about the investigation.
A family member of the children who were abused in a heinous child sex abuse case in Butler County speaks with WSFA 12 News about the family's reaction to Jonathan Paul Smith's sentencing and moving forward.
Each week, the 12 News Defenders bring you the highest and lowest restaurant inspection scores from the county health department. Before you pick a place to eat, catch the latest edition of Food For Thought.
Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.