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Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
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The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
UNION SPRINGS, AL (WSFA) -
Officials are in Bullock County investigating a wildfire that burned across 100-plus acres in Union Springs Sunday.
The blaze started around 4:30 p.m. on Bullock County Road 31 near Walker Lane.
Investigators tell WSFA 12 News it took firefighters seven hours to contain the fire, finally bringing it under control around 11 p.m.
The Alabama Forestry Commission had three dozers on the scene and six wildland firefighters from Pike, Bullock,Houston, Crenshaw, and Butler counties. The Union Springs Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.
Two homes were in danger, but fire officials were able to protect them both. No structures were damaged and there are no reports of any injuries.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
The AFC says since the beginning of the year, its crews have responded to 481 wildfires that have burned more than 10,000 acres of land.
No other information is known at this time. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.