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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night.More >>
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As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.More >>
A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district. More >>
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At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving.More >>
At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving. More >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
An Alabama family is pushing to make it easier to push your older special-needs child on shopping trips.
David and Drew Ann Long of Alabaster came up with the design for the specialized vehicle, dubbed "Caroline's Carts," so people don't have to push a shopping cart and a wheelchair at the same time.
The cart features a special contoured seat replacing the fold-out seat found in traditional shopping carts. It also features a harness capable of securing a person up to 250 pounds. The handles of the cart can swing upward to provide better access to the seat area.
Stores around the country are picking up the carts, including the Kroger store on Moores Mill Road and the Publix on Winchester Road, as well as retailers in the Florence area.
The carts are manufactured by North Carolina firm Technibilt. The team behind Caroline's Carts said they hope all retailers will one day provide an equal-opportunity shopping experience for parents and caregivers of special-needs children.