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  • Jim Beam makes 13 million barrel since prohibition

    Jim Beam makes 13 million barrel since prohibition

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:57:14 GMT
    Jim Beam fills its 13th million barrel of bourbon.More >>
    Jim Beam fills its 13th million barrel of bourbon.More >>
  • Murder Arrest Warrant Issued in Seale, Alabama Homicide

    Murder Arrest Warrant Issued in Seale, Alabama Homicide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:26:49 GMT
    The Russell County Sheriff's Office has now issued a capital murder warrant for the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a Chattahoochee Valley Community College student .Deputies are looking for 24-year old Jeremiah Levi Sokolgz.More >>
    The Russell County Sheriff's Office has now issued a capital murder warrant for the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a Chattahoochee Valley Community College student .Deputies are looking for 24-year old Jeremiah Levi Sokolgz.More >>
  • To allow booze at the movies or not to allow booze at movies?

    To allow booze at the movies or not to allow booze at movies?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:20:11 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman OPELIKA, AL - To allow booze at the movies or not to allow booze at the movies? Tis' the question many Opelika residents have an answer for "I think that everybody else is serving it and everything. Ain't no harm in it long as they maintain it and everything and go by the rules or something like that," Opelika resident, Lewis Reese said. "I don't approve with it," Opelika resident, Linda Nolan said. "People drinking is going to cause more problems." The new Carmike theat...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman OPELIKA, AL - To allow booze at the movies or not to allow booze at the movies? Tis' the question many Opelika residents have an answer for "I think that everybody else is serving it and everything. Ain't no harm in it long as they maintain it and everything and go by the rules or something like that," Opelika resident, Lewis Reese said. "I don't approve with it," Opelika resident, Linda Nolan said. "People drinking is going to cause more problems." The new Carmike theat...More >>
  • Man Shot in Broad Daylight on Busy Columbus Street

    Man Shot in Broad Daylight on Busy Columbus Street

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:04:53 GMT
     Man Shot in Broad Daylight on Busy Columbus StreetMore >>
     Man Shot in Broad Daylight on Busy Columbus StreetMore >>
  • Synovus shareholders approve stock split

    Synovus shareholders approve stock split

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:00:14 GMT
    By Natalie FultzCOLUMBUS - Back in 2008, Synovus nearly hit rock bottom. As a result, they began selling shares for next to nothing to get out of the financial crisis they were in. But now, the tide has turned. The books are consistently showing gains. So, Synovus is ready to venture into reverse stock split, selling less shares, but at a higher price. "A three dollar stock would become a $21 stock, so there's no economic change in the value of your investment. It's just a reset of the price,...More >>
    By Natalie FultzCOLUMBUS - Back in 2008, Synovus nearly hit rock bottom. As a result, they began selling shares for next to nothing to get out of the financial crisis they were in. But now, the tide has turned. The books are consistently showing gains. So, Synovus is ready to venture into reverse stock split, selling less shares, but at a higher price. "A three dollar stock would become a $21 stock, so there's no economic change in the value of your investment. It's just a reset of the price,...More >>
  • Time Magazine most influential people

    Time Magazine most influential people

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:30:09 GMT
    Time Magazine releases top 100 most Influential People in the World.More >>
    Time Magazine releases top 100 most Influential People in the World.More >>
  • Barclays executives under fire for bonuses

    Barclays executives under fire for bonuses

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:00:31 GMT
    Investors slam Barclays over bonuses.More >>
    Investors slam Barclays over bonuses.More >>
  • Aflac Approaches $90 Million in Contributions to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Aflac Approaches $90 Million in Contributions to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:10:15 GMT
    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, insuring more than 50 million people worldwide, announced today its corporate giving for the treatment and research of childhood cancer exceeded $87 million in 2013.More >>
    Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance at the worksite in the United States, insuring more than 50 million people worldwide, announced today its corporate giving for the treatment and research of childhood cancer exceeded $87 million in 2013.More >>
  • PRESS RELEASE: Lanett teen arrested after a hit and run

    PRESS RELEASE: Lanett teen arrested after a hit and run

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:07:50 GMT
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LANETT POLICE DEPARTMENT:On May 25, 2013 officers with Lanett Police Department responded to the area of Magnolia Road located in Lanett, Alabama in reference to a traffic accident with injuries. One person was transported to Lanier Hospital for injuries. Occupants of a second vehicle involved were not present at the scene. During the investigation of the traffic accident, individuals were identified that fled the scene of the traffic accident with injuries. The case wa...More >>
    PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LANETT POLICE DEPARTMENT:On May 25, 2013 officers with Lanett Police Department responded to the area of Magnolia Road located in Lanett, Alabama in reference to a traffic accident with injuries. One person was transported to Lanier Hospital for injuries. Occupants of a second vehicle involved were not present at the scene. During the investigation of the traffic accident, individuals were identified that fled the scene of the traffic accident with injuries. The case wa...More >>
  • April national 911 education month

    April national 911 education month

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:23:01 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Emergency communications is the important link between the public and public safety, and at the Auburn 911 dispatch office that link comes inaround 200 to 300 calls daily. "We handled just around 150,000 phone calls last year 2013 and that's both in bound calls and outbound,", director of communications,Adambrown said.In Auburn operators on duty take calls after a 911 call is made. The operator asks the caller various questions to find the best means of help. "...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Emergency communications is the important link between the public and public safety, and at the Auburn 911 dispatch office that link comes inaround 200 to 300 calls daily. "We handled just around 150,000 phone calls last year 2013 and that's both in bound calls and outbound,", director of communications,Adambrown said.In Auburn operators on duty take calls after a 911 call is made. The operator asks the caller various questions to find the best means of help. "...More >>
  • West Point Police Department Overnight Update

    West Point Police Department Overnight Update

    West Point Police Department Overnight Update

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:20:04 GMT
    West Point Police Department 04/24/2014 Arrests: · Shantoria Michelle Walker, 27 of Lanett, AL was arrested for driving without a valid license—misdemeanor. · Charles Louis Trammell, 65 of Lanett, AL was arrested for disorderly conduct. · Mercedes Quartez McQueen, 23 of West Point, GA was arrested for probation violation. · Heather Alexandra Smith, 24 of Atlanta, GA was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 1oz. · Shelly Lee Bassett, 39 of Valley, AL was arrested for driving whil...More >>
    West Point Police Department 04/24/2014 Arrests: · Shantoria Michelle Walker, 27 of Lanett, AL was arrested for driving without a valid license—misdemeanor. · Charles Louis Trammell, 65 of Lanett, AL was arrested for disorderly conduct. · Mercedes Quartez McQueen, 23 of West Point, GA was arrested for probation violation. · Heather Alexandra Smith, 24 of Atlanta, GA was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 1oz. · Shelly Lee Bassett, 39 of Valley, AL was arrested for driving whil...More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:19:34 GMT
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/23/14 · A Burglary and Theft of Property occurred between 3:00 P.M. on 04/22/14 and 8:00 A.M. on 04/23/14 at 1700 LaFayette Parkway (Opelika High School). $167 worth of assorted snacks were stolen from the Baseball Concession Stand. There are no suspects at this time and the case is currently under investigation. · An Identity Theft occurred between 11:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. on 04/18/14 at 2185 Tiger Town Parkway (TJ Maxx). The victim reported ...More >>
    Press Information Opelika Police Department 04/23/14 · A Burglary and Theft of Property occurred between 3:00 P.M. on 04/22/14 and 8:00 A.M. on 04/23/14 at 1700 LaFayette Parkway (Opelika High School). $167 worth of assorted snacks were stolen from the Baseball Concession Stand. There are no suspects at this time and the case is currently under investigation. · An Identity Theft occurred between 11:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. on 04/18/14 at 2185 Tiger Town Parkway (TJ Maxx). The victim reported ...More >>
  • PRESS RELEASE: Phenix City man arrested on drug charges

    PRESS RELEASE: Phenix City man arrested on drug charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:46:57 GMT
    Lee County Sheriff’s Office Media Release April 23, 2014 Immediate Drug Arrests On April 21, 2014 at approximately 4:53 PM/CST a Lee County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Lake Harding area of east Lee county which led to the arrest of Camon McKahn Valdez (26) of Phenix City, AL for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Pistol and several tr...More >>
    Lee County Sheriff’s Office Media Release April 23, 2014 Immediate Drug Arrests On April 21, 2014 at approximately 4:53 PM/CST a Lee County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Lake Harding area of east Lee county which led to the arrest of Camon McKahn Valdez (26) of Phenix City, AL for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Pistol and several tr...More >>
  • Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:17:37 GMT
    Tonight, First Lady Michelle Obama and Megan Mullally guest stars on the special one-hour Parks and Recreation Season Finale....More >>
    Tonight, First Lady Michelle Obama and Megan Mullally guest stars on the special one-hour Parks and Recreation Season Finale....More >>
  • Regulating E-cigarettes

    Regulating E-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:19:42 GMT
    The Food And Drug Administration - the FDA - is announced on Thursday it wants to regulate e-cigarettes.More >>
    The Food And Drug Administration - the FDA - is announced on Thursday it wants to regulate e-cigarettes.More >>
  • Phelps returns!

    Phelps returns!

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:15:09 GMT
    Less than two years after getting out of the pool, the most decorated Olympian ever in any sport is getting back in.More >>
    Less than two years after getting out of the pool, the most decorated Olympian ever in any sport is getting back in.More >>
  • Columbus’ unemployment rate declines to 7.6 percent in March

    Columbus’ unemployment rate declines to 7.6 percent in March

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:10:24 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate decreased to 7.6 percent in March, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in February.More >>
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Columbus’ unemployment rate decreased to 7.6 percent in March, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in February.
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  • Travelers set to splurge on trips in 2014

    Travelers set to splurge on trips in 2014

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:30 GMT
    Travelers set to splurge in 2014.More >>
    Travelers set to splurge in 2014.More >>
  • Google street view now lets users go back in time

    Google street view now lets users go back in time

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:19 GMT
    Google Street View now lets you see how a place has changed over the years.More >>
    Google Street View now lets you see how a place has changed over the years.More >>
  • AL Driver license systems briefly shutting down

    AL Driver license systems briefly shutting down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:20:10 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - If you need to renew or obtain a driver license don't expect to do it between Friday and Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety said all driver license systems including online services will be shut down, as they consolidate systems and convert the database to meet federal regulations. "Well, I guess it's necessary sometimes with all of the software to have to upgrade. So, it's one of those situations I guess that you have to deal with," Alabama resident...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - If you need to renew or obtain a driver license don't expect to do it between Friday and Wednesday. The Department of Public Safety said all driver license systems including online services will be shut down, as they consolidate systems and convert the database to meet federal regulations. "Well, I guess it's necessary sometimes with all of the software to have to upgrade. So, it's one of those situations I guess that you have to deal with," Alabama resident...More >>
  • Auburn's Dee Ford serves up smoothies for a good cause

    Auburn's Dee Ford serves up smoothies for a good cause

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:20:10 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Auburn University football player Dee Ford took a few hours to serve up smoothies for a good cause Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered around the Smooth and Groove smoothie truck on Auburn's campus as the university's defensive end served drinks. Part of the proceeds from the smoothies will go to buy gloves, bats, and balls for the boys club in Auburn. As many people at the truck were thirsty to know what the future holds for Ford, who is going into the N...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Auburn University football player Dee Ford took a few hours to serve up smoothies for a good cause Wednesday afternoon. Students gathered around the Smooth and Groove smoothie truck on Auburn's campus as the university's defensive end served drinks. Part of the proceeds from the smoothies will go to buy gloves, bats, and balls for the boys club in Auburn. As many people at the truck were thirsty to know what the future holds for Ford, who is going into the N...More >>
  • Senior found guilty of 2012 murder

    Senior found guilty of 2012 murder

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:08:12 GMT
    By Natalie FultzCOLUMBUS - Charles Willis III was sitting in his car, stopped at a corner of Lawyers Lane and Seventh Street, exchanging words with Oscar James Senior. Seconds later he was fatally shot by Senior. Today, a jury spent less than 45 minutes to find Senior guilty and only a matter of minutes for Judge Maureen Gottfried to decide the future for Senior.Her decision? Life without parole. "Mr. Senior had a long criminal history. He was a dangerous person," Don Kelly, assistant distric...More >>
    By Natalie FultzCOLUMBUS - Charles Willis III was sitting in his car, stopped at a corner of Lawyers Lane and Seventh Street, exchanging words with Oscar James Senior. Seconds later he was fatally shot by Senior. Today, a jury spent less than 45 minutes to find Senior guilty and only a matter of minutes for Judge Maureen Gottfried to decide the future for Senior.Her decision? Life without parole. "Mr. Senior had a long criminal history. He was a dangerous person," Don Kelly, assistant distric...More >>
  • Georgia: Guns everywhere

    Georgia: Guns everywhere

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:00:41 GMT
    On Wednesday in Georgia a law was enacted that says it is okay for Georgia's citizens to carry a gun into public places that, until now were taboo including bars, schools, and even churches.More >>
    On Wednesday in Georgia a law was enacted that says it is okay for Georgia's citizens to carry a gun into public places that, until now were taboo including bars, schools, and even churches. More >>
  • How dirty is your money?

    How dirty is your money?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:51:10 GMT
    Researchers from New York University's "Dirty Money Project" found that there are hundreds of bacteria lying all over our cash.More >>
    Researchers from New York University's "Dirty Money Project" found that there are hundreds of bacteria lying all over our cash.More >>
  • Deal signs bill underscoring Second Amendment rights

    Deal signs bill underscoring Second Amendment rights

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:29:25 GMT
    Georgia Governor's OfficeGeorgia Governor's Office
    Governor: Legislation will protect rights of licensed concealed carry permit holders.More >>
    Governor: Legislation will protect rights of licensed concealed carry permit holders.More >>
  • Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:20:54 GMT
    • Tonight starts with back-to-back episodes of Law Order: SVU...More >>
    • Tonight starts with back-to-back episodes of Law Order: SVU...
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  • Vehicle tags not affected by license closure

    Vehicle tags not affected by license closure

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:46:54 GMT
    AL Department of Public SafetyAL Department of Public Safety
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Revenue Department says license plate transactions will continue while the Department of Public Safety shuts down the issuance of driver licenses for a few days.Revenue officials say vehicle owners with valid licenses or non-driver IDs can continue renewing their motor vehicle registrations or purchasing new license plates at county license plate offices.The Department of Public Safety says it has to convert a driver license database to comply with federal ...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Revenue Department says license plate transactions will continue while the Department of Public Safety shuts down the issuance of driver licenses for a few days.Revenue officials say vehicle owners with valid licenses or non-driver IDs can continue renewing their motor vehicle registrations or purchasing new license plates at county license plate offices.The Department of Public Safety says it has to convert a driver license database to comply with federal ...More >>
  • Presidential trip

    Presidential trip

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:29:04 GMT
    President Obama is in the air this morning headed to Tokyo.More >>
    President Obama is in the air this morning headed to Tokyo.
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  • FBI seeks victims of international child predator

    FBI seeks victims of international child predator

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:22:04 GMT
    FBI searching for victims of accused international child predator.More >>
    FBI searching for victims of accused international child predator. More >>
  • Citrus growers face dangerous pest

    Citrus growers face dangerous pest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:17:03 GMT
    Citrus growers in Kern County, CA gearing up for battle against deadly bug.More >>
    Citrus growers in Kern County, CA gearing up for battle against deadly bug.More >>
  • Haley Center evacuated after bomb threat

    Haley Center evacuated after bomb threat

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:49 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Auburn University student Lauren Moffitt said she was working on a project inside the Haley Center on Auburn's campus this morning when she and other students were asked to evacuate the building. "They hadn't told us what the reason was for. They just said if you could just get your stuff we're trying to evacuate the building," Moffitt said. As she was leaving, Moffitt said, that's when she found out she was evacuating because of a bomb threat. "There's b...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Auburn University student Lauren Moffitt said she was working on a project inside the Haley Center on Auburn's campus this morning when she and other students were asked to evacuate the building. "They hadn't told us what the reason was for. They just said if you could just get your stuff we're trying to evacuate the building," Moffitt said. As she was leaving, Moffitt said, that's when she found out she was evacuating because of a bomb threat. "There's b...More >>
  • Biden visits Ukraine

    Biden visits Ukraine

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:36:32 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev Monday on a visit to show U.S. solidarity with Ukraine.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev Monday on a visit to show U.S. solidarity with Ukraine.
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  • Netflix to raise fee

    Netflix to raise fee

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:35:40 GMT
    Netflix says it plans to increase monthly video streaming fee for new customers by $1 or $2.More >>
    Netflix says it plans to increase monthly video streaming fee for new customers by $1 or $2. More >>
  • Today is Earth Day!

    Today is Earth Day!

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:35:23 GMT
    Tuesday is Earth Day.More >>
    Tuesday is Earth Day.
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  • Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson arrested

    Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson arrested

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:54 GMT
    Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson arrested.More >>
    Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson arrested. More >>
  • Affirmative action out

    Affirmative action out

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:21 GMT
    (NBC News) - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right of Michigan voters to ban race as a factor in admission to state colleges and universities, dealing a blow to proponents of affirmative action.More >>
    (NBC News) - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right of Michigan voters to ban race as a factor in admission to state colleges and universities, dealing a blow to proponents of affirmative action.More >>
  • Bridge gate part II?

    Bridge gate part II?

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:34:06 GMT
    (CNN) - Another New Jersey bridge controversy is brewing. Jersey City is home to the aging Pulaski Skyway; an elevated highway in desperate need of an overhaul. The mayor of Jersey City was supposed to meet with the state's transportation commissioner about a construction project; but that meetincanceleded shortly after the Democratic mayor declined to publicly support Chris Christie for re-election. Lawyers hired by Christie's office connected Bridget Anne Kelly, who was fired from her job i...More >>
    (CNN) - Another New Jersey bridge controversy is brewing. Jersey City is home to the aging Pulaski Skyway; an elevated highway in desperate need of an overhaul. The mayor of Jersey City was supposed to meet with the state's transportation commissioner about a construction project; but that meetincanceleded shortly after the Democratic mayor declined to publicly support Chris Christie for re-election. Lawyers hired by Christie's office connected Bridget Anne Kelly, who was fired from her job i...More >>
  • Oscar Senior murder trial continues

    Oscar Senior murder trial continues

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:47:23 GMT
    Nearly six months after the murder of Charles Willis III, the man suspected of killing Willis, Oscar James Senior, was arrested.During today's proceedings, it was revealed police received a call a few days later saying a gun had been found in a bush around the corner from where Senior was taken into custody.The caller also mentioned that Senior had been seen in the neighborhood days prior. The district attorney's office believed this was the murder weapon. But after sending it off to be teste...More >>
    Nearly six months after the murder of Charles Willis III, the man suspected of killing Willis, Oscar James Senior, was arrested.During today's proceedings, it was revealed police received a call a few days later saying a gun had been found in a bush around the corner from where Senior was taken into custody.The caller also mentioned that Senior had been seen in the neighborhood days prior. The district attorney's office believed this was the murder weapon. But after sending it off to be teste...More >>
  • Newlywed murder-husband found guilty

    Newlywed murder-husband found guilty

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:00:18 GMT
    A FL man is found guilty of murdering his wife after just four days of marriage.More >>
    A FL man is found guilty of murdering his wife after just four days of marriage.
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  • Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:39:16 GMT

    • Tonight, America’s votes are revealed and the Twitter Instant Save is back when The Voice Live Eliminations begin....


    More >>

    • Tonight, America’s votes are revealed and the Twitter Instant Save is back when The Voice Live Eliminations begin....


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  • Ala shutting down driver's license system for work

    Ala shutting down driver's license system for work

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:54:07 GMT
    AL Department of Public SafetyAL Department of Public Safety
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is shutting down it entire driver's license system later this month for computer work.The Department of Public Safety says state offices won't be able to issue new or renewed licenses for nearly five days starting April 25.Crash reports will also be offline during the shutdown, as will access to motor vehicle records.Officials say they're timing the outage to begin over a weekend to help lessen its impact.The state says the shutdown is needed to convert compute...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is shutting down it entire driver's license system later this month for computer work.The Department of Public Safety says state offices won't be able to issue new or renewed licenses for nearly five days starting April 25.Crash reports will also be offline during the shutdown, as will access to motor vehicle records.Officials say they're timing the outage to begin over a weekend to help lessen its impact.The state says the shutdown is needed to convert compute...More >>
  • Students break from studying to mingle with Auburn athletic coaches

    Students break from studying to mingle with Auburn athletic coaches

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:19:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Hundreds of students showed up along the concourse behind Auburn University's student center Monday afternoon for the crush finals event. "I love it. I'm glad that we can all see all the coaches out here," AU Student, Tyler Doyle said. Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn and even new basketball head coach Bruce Pearl showed up to the event to take pictures, sign autographs, and wish students good luck as they head into finals week. "This is it. They've ...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Hundreds of students showed up along the concourse behind Auburn University's student center Monday afternoon for the crush finals event. "I love it. I'm glad that we can all see all the coaches out here," AU Student, Tyler Doyle said. Auburn football head coach Gus Malzahn and even new basketball head coach Bruce Pearl showed up to the event to take pictures, sign autographs, and wish students good luck as they head into finals week. "This is it. They've ...More >>
  • Changing Oil, Changing Lives Event Set For Wednesday

    Changing Oil, Changing Lives Event Set For Wednesday

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:59:55 GMT
    All three Columbus-area Epperly Tire locations will continue their Changing Oil Changing Lives event by donating 100% of the oil change proceeds to Scott’s Ride for Miracles.More >>
    All three Columbus-area Epperly Tire locations will continue their Changing Oil Changing Lives event by donating 100% of the oil change proceeds to Scott’s Ride for Miracles.
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  • USPS unveils new "Harvey Milk" stamp

    USPS unveils new "Harvey Milk" stamp

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:45:07 GMT
    The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp that honors gay rights activist Harvey Milk.More >>
    The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp that honors gay rights activist Harvey Milk.More >>
  • Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Tenders

    Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Breast Tenders

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:53:45 GMT
     Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.More >>
     Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.More >>
  • Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for the May 20th Primary Election

    Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for the May 20th Primary Election

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:46:46 GMT
    Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of April 21 Voter Registration Deadline for the May 20th Primary ElectionMore >>
    Secretary of State Kemp Reminds Georgians of April 21 Voter Registration Deadline for the May 20th Primary ElectionMore >>
  • Oscar Mayer recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

    Oscar Mayer recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:37:02 GMT
    Kraft recalls 96.000 pounds of hot dogs over labeling error.More >>
    Kraft recalls 96.000 pounds of hot dogs over labeling error.
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  • Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Tonight On WLTZ NBC-38

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:12:23 GMT
    • Tonight, the Top 12 perform for your votes as The Voice Live Shows begin, followed by a new episode of The Blacklist. Later, after WLTZ First News Alabama, Brian Williams and Christina Hendricks stop by on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers has Senator John McCain.More >>
    • Tonight, the Top 12 perform for your votes as The Voice Live Shows begin, followed by a new episode of The Blacklist. Later, after WLTZ First News Alabama, Brian Williams and Christina Hendricks stop by on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers has Senator John McCain.More >>
  • Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Opelika Police Department Overnight Update

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:04:06 GMT
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    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:03 GMT
    Robert H. Grant, Jr. (Source: Auburn Police Department)Robert H. Grant, Jr. (Source: Auburn Police Department)
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