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The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.The newly expanded facility isMore >>
The Montgomery area food bank will celebrate the grand opening of their newly expanded facility. The expansion was built onto the existing facility on Trade Center Street.More >>
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The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.More >>
"Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...More >>
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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...More >>
Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...More >>
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A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothersMore >>
A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.
Weeks after Superstorm Sandy blasted the eastern seaboard, local power crews are finally home.
930 Alabama Power employees traveled to West Virginia, New Jersey and New York--helping restore power to the millions who lost it.
Lamarious Whetstone and Steve Scott are two Alabama Power technicians just back from a 17 day stint in New Jersey.
"Are you tired. Yes," says Whetstone.
"Gonna rest," adds Scott.
You can't blame them. The men started in Cape May, New Jersey, jumping in wherever needed.
"Moving trees off houses, whatever it took to do it, even if it wasn't just working on power lines," adds Whetstone.
If storm damage wasn't enough, the nor'easter that blew through days later left inches of snow in work areas.
"We took clothes for it. We were told to pack for cold weather, so we did," adds Scott.
It's easy to see, unfavorable conditions didn't phase the men.
"For me, all that goes out the window when people are in need," says Whetstone.
Neither did the destruction. Both crew members say Gulf Coast hurricane clean-up prepared them for this trip. However, comparing the two is nearly impossible.
"Every area is different."
But one thing is always the same--people need help. At least for these guys, it was felt on both sides.
"They were all offering to cook for us, offering us drinks, candy, anything they had," says Scott.
"It's amazing to see people that appreciative for what you do, and what you can give to help someone," adds Whetstone.
The gratitude didn't stop when the men left the Northeast. Alabama Power officials say the emails and Facebook messages expressing thanks keep coming even weeks after the storm. In fact, many residents there acknowledged how long the crews were away from their families.
The two men say everyone in their work areas had power when they left.
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy struck the U.S. East Coast Monday evening, causing multiple deaths, flooding and an estimated billions in damage.More >>
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy struck the U.S. East Coast Monday evening, causing multiple deaths, flooding and an estimated billions in damage. The storm was already responsible for the death of 47 people when it tore through the Caribbean.More >>
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