National Day of Prayer ceremony planned at Alabama State Capitol

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, a day designated by the United States Congress, asking people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely

Almost 4 in 10 students continued to take all their classes remotely, and another 2 in 10 were split between classroom and remote learning.
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  Amid drop in demand, Biden aims for 70% of US adults vaccinated by July 4

Biden’s goal equates to delivering at least the first shot to 181 million adults and fully vaccinating 160 million. It’s a tacit acknowledgment of the declining interest in shots.

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  Reward offered in Montgomery pawn shop robbery

Trooper charged with child sex abuse had checkered FBI past, AP finds

Power outages drop significantly but thousands still in the dark

Arrest made in deadly Eufaula shooting

  NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit Prattville Tuesday

The NWS said damage in the Cobbs Ford Road area was the result of an EF-1 tornado.
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19-year-old who aged out of system adopted by caseworker

As a teen, she spent years in state care and group homes, where she met her caseworker. Over five years, the two formed a special bond.

ALEA investigating fatal south Alabama ATV crash

Charles Barkley makes Children’s Hospital patient’s ‘dream come true’

  Jackson Lake Island closed after Tuesday’s severe weather

  Man charged in April kidnapping, standoff with Montgomery police

14-year old charged in Dothan murder

Police make arrest in Arizona in 1988 slaying in Alabama

National bail fund to expand in the Deep South

  Photos: Storm damage, power outages, school closings across central Alabama

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Mom who gave birth on flight didn’t know she was pregnant

The baby boy, Raymond Mounga, arrived early at just 29 weeks while mom was traveling to Hawaii for vacation with her family.

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Charles Barkley makes Children’s Hospital patient’s ‘dream come true’

Montgomery Biscuits preparing for season opener on Tuesday

The Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays returned to Riverwalk Stadium this weekend to prepare for opening week. The Biscuits will travel to Tennessee for a five-game set with the Smokies before holding its home opener on May 11.

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  Autauga County recovering after Tuesday’s severe storms

  Medical marijuana bill stalls in Ala. House after 9 hours of debate

Alex City schools closed Wednesday due to storm damage; Autauga Co. on virtual learning

Suspect dead after Montgomery police chase

  Freedom Riders movement celebrates 60th anniversary

Local and congressional leaders honored the blood spilled and the sacrifice.
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Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not an indefinite one

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet.

  Ala. schools getting $2B from American Rescue Plan; MPS getting almost $130M

  Gov. Ivey signs public teacher, state employee pay raises into law

Three suspects arrested on multiple charges including unlawful breaking and entering in Opelika

Mask mandate lifted in Montgomery County offices

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