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Governor Bentley Leads Off National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting, Elected to Lead Delta Regional Authority, Discusses Healthcare Repeal and Replacement with President Trump and Cabinet

1/1Alabama Governor Seal Show Caption Hide Caption NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON – Governor Robert Bentley returned to Alabama Monday after four days of meetings with the nation’s governors that included in depth discussions with President Trump and members of the Trump Administration on state’s roles in the anticipated repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Governor Bentley joined his governor colleagues for the annual…

Bomb threat called-in to Alabama Jewish Community Center

Birmingham Jewish Center Bomb Threat

1/1Birmingham Jewish Center Bomb Threat. Show Caption Hide Caption Birmingham, AL (WBMA-LD) – An Alabama Jewish Community Center had to be evacuated on Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in. It was the third threat made in recent weeks against the Levite Community Center in Birmingham. Children inside were evacuated to a nearby building while bomb-sniffing dogs swept…

Supporters hold pro-Trump rally in Atlanta

1/1Pro Trump rally Show Caption Hide Caption Atlanta, GA (WGCL) – Supporters of president Trump are trying to respond to the wave of recent protests against him. Several pro-Trump rallies are planned across the nation, including one in Atlanta on Monday. Organizers say the “Spirit of America” rallies are open to anyone supporting Trump’s agenda. Facebook posts said the events…

Parade crash victim describes accident

Victim describes Mardi Gras parade truck crash in NOLA.

1/1Victim describes Mardi Gras parade truck crash in NOLA. Show Caption Hide Caption Mobile, AL (WKRG) – A woman who was hit in a truck crash at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans is describing the horrific scene. Police say a drunk driver plowed into the crowd Saturday night, leaving 28-people injured. Rachel Marinaro says she remembers the exact…

High School Seniors Receive College Scholarships on “Ellen”

1/1Ellen DeGeneres Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Some high school seniors in New York are saying “thank you” to Ellen DeGeneres. The comedian has teamed up with Walmart to cover their college tuition. More than 40 students from Summit Academy in Brooklyn appeared on her TV show Wednesday. That’s where she announced that they would receive scholarships for any…

Father of slain Navy Seal wants investigation

Father of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen calls for investigation into son's death.

1/1Father of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen calls for investigation into son’s death. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The father of a Navy Seal killed in Yemen last month is calling for an investigation into his son’s death. Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens died in an intelligence-gathering raid that left several other service members injured. His father, Bill…

Governor Bentley to Chair Education Workforce Committee During NGA Winter Conference

1/1Alabama Governor Seal Show Caption Hide Caption NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Robert Bentley will join 45 other governors in Washington, D.C. this weekend during the National Governors Association (NGA) winter conference. This year, Governor Bentley will serve as chair of the NGA Education and Workforce Committee. “Throughout my term as Governor, I have advocated for a strong foundation…

CDC: 25% of all overdoses are from heroin

CDC: One in four drug overdoses in 2015 linked to heroin.

1/1CDC: One in four drug overdoses in 2015 linked to heroin. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – America’s opioid epidemic appears to getting worse, especially with heroin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one in four drug overdoses in 2015 was linked to heroin. That number was just six percent in 1999. Overall, opioids were involved in 73…

Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings

Popular toddler swing recalled due to fall hazard.

1/1Popular toddler swing recalled due to fall hazard. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A massive recall of toddler swings to tell you about. Little Tikes is recalling 540,000 of its two-in-one snug and secure pink toddler swings. The reason? The swing’s seat can break, leading to the child falling. Little Tikes says it’s received 140 reports of breaks. 39…