Monday, May 20 2013 10:26 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:26:16 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.More >>
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set...More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:17:01 GMT
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:"Dianne and I are offering prayers of support for everyone in Oklahoma. TheMore >>
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued this statement following the devastating tornado that killed numerous people in Oklahoma Monday:More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.More >>
After falling woefully out of fashion, Yahoo wants to be cool again while catering to the capitalistic demands of its shareholders. That goal led CEO Marissa Mayer to make a $1.1 billion bet on online blogging forum Tumblr...More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
A passenger train connecting Montgomery and Birmingham could soon be a reality. A newly funded study will begin researching whether there is enough demand to build the line.
Birmingham and Montgomery have each contributed $50,000 and the federal government matched that combined amount to pay for the $200,000 study. The study was set to begin in April of this year, but Birmingham city leaders just approved spending that money at their city council meeting on Tuesday.
The passenger train would connect Montgomery to Birmingham and eventually stretch to Mobile. The feasibility study would not only determine demand for the line, but the per mile cost. Discussions have already started with Amtrak, which previously ran a passenger train from Birmingham to Mobile The feasibility study will take several months to complete.
Currently, the only passenger train in Alabama is the Amtrak line that connects New York City to New Orleans with stops in Anniston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
Birmingham leaders said during their council meeting that it's a big plus for the state in improving jobs and opportunities for economic development.