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The weekend is a split bag, weather-wise!

Scattered showers and storms are possible Saturday, but Sunday is dry

  Elmore County schools off to ‘unique start’ amid COVID-19

Alabama health officials encouraged by COVID-19 numbers

  Thousands of signs printed as Jesus 2020 campaign grows

  Diligence leads to arrest in 21-year-old double murder case

  Perry County school board member, former commissioner charged with sex crimes

  24-year-old killed, 2 others injured in Montgomery shooting

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  Prattville’s ‘Mill’ project to begin first development phase

  ‘This is not an active criminal investigation’: Family, friends, police searching for missing Kansas mother

  Chicago vehicle theft suspect arrested in Tuskegee; officer injured

  Groundbreaking held for Elmore County Technical School expansion

Emergency Missing Child Alert for two St. Clair County boys

Man charged with murder in April crash that killed east Ala. father, daughter

Montgomery police seek info in August murder investigation

Montgomery Police are seeking information from the public in another murder investigation.

Employee says company denied paid time off for quarantine

Huntsville Attorney Mark McDaniel says the company may have a right to refuse this payment.

Gadsden PD: UAB football player dies after accidental shooting

Allen Merrick joined the Blazers this season and was a standout at Gadsden City High School.

  Some great news: annual Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ 3rd-smallest on record

The Gulf's 'dead zone' occurs every year, and is where very low oxygen levels make it nearly impossible for marine life to survive.

  County Road 12: Community mural bringing Selma together

  Girl Scouts kick off recruitment season with a different approach due to pandemic

Could GuideSafe testing program be available to all?

  Montgomery investing over $500K in repairing neglected community centers

Shooting victim arrives at Montgomery hospital Thursday night

‘He never ran a fever, he never coughed’: Wife details experience after losing husband to COVID-19

  ADPH: Lack of testing supplies puts case numbers outside norm

The ADPH says the swing in numbers has no connection to the current transmission rate.

Missing Child Alert canceled after Bibb County teen located, safe

A missing child alert has been canceled by authorities after a teen was located Thursday evening.

Artist needs volunteers to help create new Selma mural

A former biochemist turned self-taught artist from Birmingham is coming back to Selma to create another mural that involves volunteers in the community.

  ADOC creating new position to review use-of-force incidences

ADOC is creating a new position to review use-of-force investigations so the responsibility to investigate does not fall on the individual prison.

  Arrest made in 1999 Coosa County double murder case

There’s been an arrest in an unsolved double-murder case that has stumped Coosa County law enforcement for two decades.

  Autauga County Schools update coronavirus policy

Students who are positive or suspected of having the virus will be isolated in a predesignated space and sent home.

Wetumpka police searching for vehicle stolen from retail parking lot

Police say a white 2010 Explorer Sport Trac was stolen from a retail store parking lot in the 4500 Block of U.S. 231.

Valiant Cross Academy takes keys to first school bus

The school has grown by leaps and bounds over the past six years thanks to community support, but it’s been limited in where it could take its students because of a lack of transportation.

What does the La Niña Watch mean for central and south Alabama?

La Niña can impact weather globally

  YMCA offering Montgomery parents place to send children for remote learning

The YMCA of Greater Montgomery is providing students a safe environment for remote learning.

2 more students in Troy University dorms test positive for COVID-19

Two more students living in Troy University residence halls have tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed in a statement.

  ‘Can we play? I don’t know’: SEC leaders, players on playing football this fall

Players from Alabama and Auburn tweeted Sunday and Monday about wanting to play and feeling safe to play.

East Al man accused of spanking a 3-year-old with a phone charger cord leaving ‘excessive bruising’

Scotty Kilgore, 29, was arrested Wednesday, August 12, and charged with child abuse which is defined by torturing, willfully abusing, cruelly beating or otherwise maltreating a child under the age of 18.

  Vendors for Montgomery’s first ‘Food Truck Fridays’ announced

The first of many Food Truck Fridays will take place this week in the capital city. Thursday, we learned which vendors patrons can expect to see.

Why does COVID-19 impair sense of smell for some?

Hyposmia or anosmia, a decreased or complete loss of smell, has been widely reported in patients with COVID-19, often as a symptom noticed before other symptoms or even as the only symptom present in an otherwise asymptomatic patient.

  Montgomery police seeking information in June homicide

Montgomery police are asking for the public’s help in solving a homicide case.

Ivey awards grant to increase trooper patrols, improve highway safety

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded an $800,000 grant to increase the presence of state troopers on Alabama’s roadways and improve highway safety.

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

The city topped out at or above 100 degrees for 12 straight days!

Certain gaiters no longer advised as COVID-19 facial coverings

The study tested one gaiter and found that particles were able to get through, defeating the purpose of wearing a facial covering.

Counselors say students may lose social skills while online learning

Counselors say students learn more at school than just academics and may miss out on important relationship skills.

MPD patrol vehicle involved in crash

A Montgomery Police Department patrol vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night.

Baby recovering with extensive injuries after reportedly being attacked by dog in Phenix City

A parents’ worst nightmare came true for two East Alabama parents this weekend. Their 19-month-old East Alabama son is recovering at an Atlanta hospital tonight after extensive injuries reportedly from being attacked by a dog.

  ADPH: Some positive COVID-19 cases could have been missed

Some small labs were either unaware or unequipped to report cases to ADPH in a timely fashion

  Ala. tax revenue growth helps local governments during pandemic

Alabama’s tax revenues grew by nearly 6 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the previous year, according to the Alabama Retail Association.

  Montgomery mayor supports Harris’ VP candidacy

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed is showing his support for Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.

  Alabama confirms 100,000th COVID-19 case

Alabama surpassed the 100,000 mark Wednesday after confirming 875 cases of COVID-19,

  New information in Franklin County, Alabama child hot car death

Two Franklin County parents face criminal charges after their 3-year-old child was found dead in a hot car Sunday.

  More numerous showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday

Numerous showers and thunderstorms expected Thursday and Friday.

  Bullock County COVID-19 cases draw comparisons to the Spanish Flu

Union Springs has a quirk in its history that's similar to what's happening now.

  Beulah Alabama High School will have delayed start

The Beulah Alabama school announced today that football practice has been suspended for at least two weeks after a player was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Family drives hours to see girl’s first day of kindergarten

A photo of little Kinsley Wright’s loved ones peering through a window to see her start her first day of kindergarten shows their dedication, but it fails to reveal the distances they’ll go out of passion for family.

32 students sent home from New Brockton High School

Two students had COVID-19 symptoms.

AAA: Don’t hang your mask from your rear-view mirror

Alabama is under a mask ordinance and many people keep their masks in their cars to keep them handy and easy to remember.

  Bond increased for Montgomery man facing 23 child sex abuse charges

The increase was approved by a judge after the Montgomery County district attorney's office petitioned the court in light of David Justice's latest arrest.

Alabama woman charged with sister’s murder

Police said Josephine Gaines was found to have an outstanding murder warrant and was taken into custody.

  Weekly COVID-19 averages drop after mask order

Wednesday marks four weeks since a mask order went into effect in Alabama, so we compared the number of cases in the month before and after to gauge any changes.

  Police seek information on vehicle, suspect in July homicide

Montgomery police are hoping the public can help with a July homicide investigation.

Deatsville man pleads guilty to having child pornography

Hunter Lavon Brown, 26, has been in custody since the time a search warrant was served at his home in August 2019.

South Alabama activist facing drug possession charge

A south Alabama activist, previously charged with murder, is facing a drug possession charge after an incident Tuesday in Dothan.

Suspected human trafficker nabbed at Dothan hospital

22-year old Domingo Hamilton Fernando of Marianna faces charges following a burglary and vehicle pursuit last week in Jackson County.

Nearly 50 ADOC inmates positive for COVID-19

Nearly 50 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Alabama prisons, the department of corrections announced Tuesday.

Crash causes delays on Eastern Boulevard at South Court Street

Motorists traveling on the Eastern Boulevard experienced delays after a crash Wednesday morning.

What in the world was that cloud spotted in Alabama on Tuesday?

A picturesque undular bore cloud was seen across Central Alabama Tuesday morning.

  ‘The Outback’ to help care for Montgomery feral cats

The Montgomery Humane Society has opened a new facility for the feral cat population.

  Pandemic spurs effort to recruit younger poll workers

COVID-19 is creating more complications for election day.

Student in Troy University dorm tests positive for COVID-19

A student living in a Troy University dorm tested positive for COVID-19, the university confirmed Tuesday.

  Trump’s executive order gives people longer break before resuming student loan payments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday allowing borrowers to wait until 2021 to resume paying back federal loans.

  Boarding school in Camp Hill returns to campus amid COVID-19 pandemic

The private, all boy’s military school in Camp Hill will begin in-person instruction on August 12.

  AL Banker’s Association says state is experiencing coin re-circulation issue, no coin shortage

Coin circulation is something consumers rarely thought about prior to COVID-19.

  $525,000 bond set for mattress store owner charged with sex abuse

Bond was set at more than half a million dollars for Montgomery businessman David Justice.

  19 years pass since Shannon Paulk’s murder with no answers

For those who’ve lived in the River Region long enough, the girl’s name is a familiar one. The 11-year-old was kidnapped and later found dead in 2001. Her killer has never been brought to justice.

Florala calls for commissioner’s apology for social media comments

There are new developments in the social media controversy surrounding Covington County Commissioner Tony Holmes.

Montgomery-based Civil Air Patrol crosses milestone for lives saved in 2020

The CAP conducts 90 percent of all search operations within the United States Air Force.

  Judge tosses suit challenging governor’s mask order

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide order to wear face coverings in public places to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

City of Birmingham building inspector accused of taking money in exchange for inspection

Attorney General Steve Marshall said Stoves’ charge is for solicitation and acceptance of a $1,200.00 payment in exchange for the approval of a building inspection in August 2016.

  Auburn prepares for return of students

In an effort to create a safe environment amid the coronavirus pandemic, Auburn University has developed what it calls its Healthier U plan.

‘It bothers them to think we might not have a season’: JSU and Troy coaches on COVID-19 and football

Grass, whose Gamecocks practiced Monday, said it’s been difficult to navigate football right now because it changes daily.

NAACP seeks rehearing in Alabama voter ID lawsuit

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking a federal appeals court for a rehearing in its lawsuit challenging Alabama’s photo ID law as racially discriminatory.