Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:40:13 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 10-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:21:17 GMT
At a 10:00 a.m. news conference this morning the Alabama Department of Education announced the list of failing schools in the state under the Alabama Accountability Act.Tommy Bice: Accountability Act hasMore >>
The Alabama Department of Education held a news conference Tuesday morning to release the long-awaited "failing schools" list under the state's new Alabama Accountability Act. A total of 78 schools in the state are listed as failing under the education accountability legislation.More >>
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled "dozens" of terrorist plots.More >>
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...More >>
A large bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people on the day the international military coalition hands over responsibility for fighting the Taliban insurgency to the nascent...More >>
The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
The Montgomery Area Food Bank has its own summer drought - monetary and food donations this time of year wane and it does impact our community.
The Food Bank serves over 250,000 needy Alabamians every year; four out of every ten are children and one in ten are elderly on fixed incomes.
These needy people receive the food through 700 partner agencies across 25 counties either directly or through satellite food banks in Dothan, Auburn and Selma.
They receive it free of charge, with no strings attached.
The service of this agency has been remarkable over the past 20 years. They provide eight pounds of nutritious food for every dollar donated. They are a model of efficiency.
The need is greater than ever - nearly 40% of households receiving food include at least one working adult. More than 15% of the people in our state live in poverty.
We salute the Montgomery Area Food Bank for their service to our local communities and all of you who have donated to them.