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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
It's a tale of two cities in the latest sales tax reports for Montgomery and Pike Road.
The numbers are in for January and they're not very consistent from city to city when compared to this time last year.
Pike Road Mayor Gordon Stone has a good reason to celebrate. His town saw a nearly 7 percent growth in sales tax revenue over January 2013.
For Stone it's a sign of steady progress for Pike Road.
"It's an off-shoot of all of that positive energy that we've had for the last decade," Stone said. "Because of the growth we've seen in our residential area, we've seen sales tax numbers move in a positive direction."
But the City of Montgomery's numbers took a hit.
City of Montgomery Director of Public Information & External Affairs Michael Briddell blames the city's 2 percent drop on the weather that shut the city down for days.
The City of Montgomery is confident it will make up for the drop over the course of the fiscal year and general consumer practices will overcome the loss by Sept. 31