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Upcoming weather pattern will send ragweed allergy levels surging

51 years ago: Hurricane Camille ravages MS, AL

Exactly 13 years ago we were in the midst of arguably Montgomery’s worst heat wave

  The most popular meteor shower of 2020 peaking through Thursday!

Outdoor warning: ticks, Lyme disease and 3 poisonous plants increasing in Alabama

  Extremely active 2020 hurricane season expected

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  Chance to see fireballs this week as two meteor showers peak

Want to see the brightest comet in over 20 years? Head out just after sunset!

Alabama photographer captures rare event that only happens for 1-2 weeks a year

Summer outlook calls for above average mosquito activity in Alabama

Dangerous Portuguese Man o’ War washing up on several beaches, including in Alabama

A potentially ultra rare meteorite found in Covington County

His rise to Netflix stardom. Here’s how this attorney did it.

Once the trial began Parkman chipped away. Not only did he discredit prosecution witnesses he, perhaps more importantly, connected with the jury.

Car driver dies in accident involving Talladega Co. school bus; 20 students and bus driver released from hospital

An accident involving a Talladega Co. school bus is under investigation.

UAB preparing for potential of coronavirus outbreak in U.S.

Health officials now say a coronavirus outbreak could happen in the U.S. They say it’s not a matter of if, but when. Doctors at UAB say you should take precautions.

Proposed medical marijuana bill would legalize treatment for PTSD; Decatur veteran says he’d try it

Senate Bill 165 would allow patients with PTSD and a host of other conditions to be eligible for medical marijuana.

Growing number of north Alabama churches introduce armed security

Tennessee teenager found safe following overnight search

  Additional steps taken to curb prison violence, ADOC commissioner says

  New bicentennial park to display turning points in Alabama’s history

  Law enforcement members across the U.S. come to Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams’ funeral

  Six on-duty Ala. officer deaths is ‘devastating,’ lawmaker says

Training the new generation of Tuskegee Airmen

A program in Jasper has graduated the first four students in a program designed to encourage all who are interested in aviation to achieve their goals.

  ALEA needs more state troopers to fill gaps from retirements

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials continue to hire state troopers as one of its largest classes of troopers is eligible to retire.

Inmate vomits on himself, dies in Bibb Correctional Facility

An inmate died at Bibb Correctional Facility on Nov. 11, 2019, his cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Democratic party election on again after Alabama Supreme Court stays ruling

The Alabama Supreme Court has stayed the temporary restraining order filed by Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley.

  Jessica Taylor announces candidacy for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district

A Prattville businesswoman and the wife of a former Alabama state senator has announced she is entering the 2nd District Congressional race.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Bessemer police officer arrested in connection with officer-involved shooting in Gardendale

The officer was not injured. The driver of the vehicle was struck once and taken to UAB Hospital with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

Twice as nice: 2 sets of Thompson High School twins earn valedictorian

It's not unusual for twins to be smart or valedictorian's their senior year of high school, but what about two sets? At Thompson High School Aliyah and Shaliyah Johnson along with Trulle and Hope Karvonen are part of a group of students earning valedictorian; which is a 4.0 GPA or higher.

What do you want to do before you die? New mural in downtown B’ham wants to know

New mural in downtown Birmingham challenges everyone to stop and think about fulfillment and meaning in their lives

  Huntsville body shop owner charged with shooting other body shop owner who cut him during fight

Huntsville police have arrested one of the body shop owners who got into a confrontation fight Thursday night.

ALEA investigating shooting involving off-duty Hoover police officer

Lt. Jon Riley with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation says Hoover police and fire responded to the 2300 block of Village Center Street on a report of a person shot.

Police investigating shooting at party in East Birmingham

The Birmingham PD is investigating a shooting that took place Friday night in East Birmingham that claimed the lives of two people.

Alabama officers ranked second most overworked in nation, study says

A new study by SafeWise.com ranks police officers in Alabama the second most overworked in the nation.

#NotInPriceville: Police say woman broke into homes while families were at funerals

Priceville police arrested Jennifer Lynn Azizian of Madison on four counts of burglary on February 20 after police say the burglaries occurred during funerals.

  ‘Dollar General Baby’ turns 1, visits store where she was born

To celebrate her birthday, her family took her back to the business where she made her surprising entrance into the world.

  Dog rescued after getting stuck in dryer vent in Albertville

Albertville firefighters had a tough nut to crack Wednesday morning. They responded to a home and found a dog’s head sticking out.

Jury finds Huntsville man guilty of murders of wife, son

A jury has found Marc Stone guilty on both counts of capital murder in the deaths of his wife and son.

Morgan County leaders give more than $1 million to the wrong people

More than $1 million has been sent to the wrong people in Morgan County.

Disturbing details surface in trial for Huntsville man facing death penalty for murders of wife, son

Defense attorneys for a Huntsville man accused of killing his wife and son in 2013 say he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, but prosecutors countered, saying he has no history of mental illness.

Billboard shows picture, car of student killed by distracted driving

Camryn Lunsford was 17 when she crashed into a semi, distracted by her cell phone, and died. Her mother now wants others on the road to heed her warnings.

Suspect arrested, charged with murder of missing AL man found dead inside car in LaGrange

Marquaveous Harris of LaGrange is charged with the murder of Malenko Cooley.

Sand Rock woman killed in house fire

A house fire in the Mount Vernon community claimed the life of a Sand Rock woman early Wednesday.

Alabama Human Trafficking Awareness Day sheds light on problem, efforts to fight it

A state group is working to create awareness as the fight continues to combat the problem.

Opelika man arrested for Burglary and Auto Breaking & Entering

William Blake Norton is charged with Burglary, two counts of Breaking and Entering, and two counts of Theft

Inside the federal investigation of Alabama prisons

Since 2016, the United States Department of Justice has been quietly conducting an investigation of “unparalleled scope” into Alabama’s 13 maximum security prisons for men. Until recently, no information has been released to the public about the investigation.

Government shutdown stops employers from E-Verifying applicant immigration status

The shutdown fight centers on securing the border, but it's leaving what some call the "electronic wall" preventing illegal employment in the U.S. unfunded and not working.

  Bill drafted to limit parole board’s discretion on violent inmates

The governor’s moratorium restricting early parole consideration for violent inmates has been lifted.

Sen. Doug Jones confirms 2020 run

An official in the office of U.S. Senator Doug Jones has confirmed he will be running for re-election to his seat in 2020.

Zeigler wins 2nd term as Alabama auditor

Alabama voters have re-elected Republican State Auditor Jim Zeigler to a second term in office.

  Marshall County man holds state title for largest watermelon

A watermelon grower in Marshall County now has the state record for the largest ever grown.

Rainsville woman facing contempt over having too many animals

The city of Rainsville wants a 75-year-old woman locked up in jail for having too many animals in her home. It stems from a court order that came down a decade ago.

Stepfather federally charged after child brings stolen gun to Blossomwood Elementary

ATF is now investigating the case along with Huntsville police and the Madison County district attorney’s office.

High Tide: Alabama is No. 1 at being No. 1 in AP rankings

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

Mobile refuses money for South Alabama football stadium

The city of Mobile is refusing to put $10 million into an on-campus stadium for the University of South Alabama.

Woman tells investigators she used drugs while pregnant

Authorities in Alabama say a woman who told investigators she used drugs while pregnant has been arrested.

Ex-Auburn receiver accused of robbing restaurant at gunpoint

A former Auburn University football player faces criminal charges in suburban Atlanta after police say he robbed a restaurant at gunpoint.

Lynching memorial draws 100,000 visitors in first 3 months

The nation's first memorial to victims of lynching has drawn more than 100,000 visitors in its first three months - far exceeding some earlier estimates.

Police: Man kills son, 10, his mother, 84, and then himself

Police say a man killed his 10-year-old son and his sleeping 84-year-old mother before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life in northern Alabama.

Scientists: Surprisingly small 'dead zone' off Louisiana

Scientists say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is surprisingly small but the oxygen-depleted water rose higher toward the surface than usual.

Former US senator Maryon Allen dies at 92

Maryon Pittman Allen, one of only two women to serve as a U.S. senator from Alabama, has died.

Supreme Court to hear case of Alabama inmate in October

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in October over whether Alabama can execute an inmate diagnosed with stroke-related dementia who lawyers contend can no longer remember killing a police officer in 1985.

The Latest: 3 GOP appeals courts nominations decided

Merrill said he anticipates on average that 15 to 18 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots

Summary of action in Alabama Legislature Tuesday

A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, the 20th meeting day of the regular session:

Mississippi law firm expands in Alabama

The Butler Snow law firm is expanding in Alabama, adding 19 attorneys to its office in Birmingham.

Bill would release records from civil-rights cold cases

A bill proposed by Alabama U.S. Sen. Doug Jones would require the government to release records from unsolved criminal cases linked to the civil-rights era.

Mental evaluation set for jailed KKK leader

A federal judge wants a mental evaluation for a former Ku Klux Klan leader who pleaded guilty to burning a cross in a black neighborhood in Ozark.

Merry Christmas bill nearing passage in Alabama

The Alabama Legislature is getting close to enacting a law to allow public schools to educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations and allow students and staff to exchange seasonal greetings.

Alabama Senate committee OKs gun bill

A Senate committee has approved a proposal to let people carry loaded pistols in their vehicles without a concealed carry permit.

Summary of action in Alabama Legislature Wednesday

A summary of action in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, the 21st meeting day of the regular session:

Missing plane, 2 bodies found near Birmingham

Authorities say they've found two people dead in wreckage of a small plane in northern Jefferson County.

Bo Jackson 3rd bike ride to begin in Auburn

Bo Jackson is beginning his third annual charity bike ride from a city he knows well: Auburn.  Organizers say this year's "Bo Bikes Bama" trek will begin on the Auburn University campus on April 19, the same day as the Tigers' A-Day spring football game.

AL bill would allow out of state online courses

Alabama lawmakers are considering legislation to allow the state's colleges and universities participate in reciprocal online course offerings with schools in other states.

Archives opening new "Alabama Voices" exhibit

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is opening a major new exhibit in Montgomery.  A ribbon cutting is being held Saturday on the lawn of the Archives building for a new centerpiece exhibition called "Alabama Voices." Gov. Robert Bentley and first lady Dianne Bentley will attend.

Alabama House says teens need permission to tan

The state House of Representatives has voted to ban teens from using tanning beds unless they have a parent's written consent.

Regional airport in Auburn to have $4.3 taxiway built

A new $4.3 million taxiway is coming to the Auburn University Regional Airport.

Musician loses work after anti-immigrant post on Facebook

An Alabama musician who said on social media that he'd like to shoot immigrants attempting to enter the United States says he's losing work because of the post.

Ivey says import tariffs could hurt Alabama industry

Alabama's Republican governor is separating herself from President Donald Trump on the issue of trade, saying import tariffs like those supported by the administration would hurt the state.

US watchdog to pay anti-extremist UK group in settlement

An American liberal watchdog group apologized and will pay more than $3 million under an agreement announced Monday after labeling a British organization and its founder as anti-Muslim extremists.