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  • Travel with Care week kicks-off in Auburn

    Travel with Care week kicks-off in Auburn

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:41:32 GMT
    It's a week long campaign all about vehicle-pedestrian safety.More >>
    It's a week long campaign all about vehicle-pedestrian safety.More >>
  • Gov. Bentley declares Spetmeber 12th as "Ready AL Day"

    Gov. Bentley declares Spetmeber 12th as "Ready AL Day"

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:12:49 GMT
    Not only is he focusing on getting prepared for storms, he also recognized the service of first responders 13 years ago yesterday.More >>
    Not only is he focusing on getting prepared for storms, he also recognized the service of first responders 13 years ago yesterday.More >>
  • AL anti-meth law aiding in large Chambers County meth decrease

    AL anti-meth law aiding in large Chambers County meth decrease

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:45:55 GMT
    In a press conference this Thursday morning Chambers County law enforcement officials said it's Alabama's anti-meth laws that have aided in a dramatic decrease in meth arrests.More >>
    In a press conference this Thursday morning Chambers County law enforcement officials said it's Alabama's anti-meth laws that have aided in a dramatic decrease in meth arrests.
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  • Children release balloons for 9/11 anniversary

    Children release balloons for 9/11 anniversary

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:30:37 GMT
    On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, people across the nation are remembering those who died.More >>
    On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, people across the nation are remembering those who died. More >>
  • Gov. Bentley Joins Republican Governors to Urge President to Promote Reliable, Affordable Energy Policy

    Gov. Bentley Joins Republican Governors to Urge President to Promote Reliable, Affordable Energy Policy

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-09-11 10:55:15 GMT
    Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced he has joined 14 Republican governors across the nation in writing a letter to President Obama concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's June 2 proposal for reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.More >>
    Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced he has joined 14 Republican governors across the nation in writing a letter to President Obama concerning the Environmental Protection Agency's June 2 proposal for reducing carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.
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  • Feds blame pilots in 2013 UPS cargo plane crash

    Feds blame pilots in 2013 UPS cargo plane crash

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-09-10 10:34:19 GMT
    Feds blame pilots, but blast UPS, in Alabama crash.More >>
    Feds blame pilots, but blast UPS, in Alabama crash.More >>
  • new Lee Co. EMA training officer looking forward to teaching others

    new Lee Co. EMA training officer looking forward to teaching others

    Friday, June 27 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-06-27 22:19:05 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanLEE COUNTY, AL - Jeremy Jones is no stranger to serving the people of Lee County. "I was a communications officer with the city of Auburn most recently as supervisor. I was there...just under 10 years dispatching with them. I've been at East Alabama Medical Center for six years as an EMT working on the ambulance, and I'm also the volunteer fire chief at Southwest Fire Department" Son of an Auburn police officer and husband to an EMA volunteer, 28-year-old Jones will cont...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanLEE COUNTY, AL - Jeremy Jones is no stranger to serving the people of Lee County. "I was a communications officer with the city of Auburn most recently as supervisor. I was there...just under 10 years dispatching with them. I've been at East Alabama Medical Center for six years as an EMT working on the ambulance, and I'm also the volunteer fire chief at Southwest Fire Department" Son of an Auburn police officer and husband to an EMA volunteer, 28-year-old Jones will cont...More >>
  • Lightning safety tips

    Lightning safety tips

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-06-25 22:19:05 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman LEE COUNTY, AL - It's probably not surprising to say with all the storms rolling through that now is the peak season for lightning strikes. "The whole entire southeast is the most prominent area for lightning in the country and we're definitely in one of the peak zones..." NBC 38's Meteorologist Matt Wintz said. A weather phenomenon that can very deadly. "a lot of people have died from it, you know statistically wise most people do survive a lightning strike, but there...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman LEE COUNTY, AL - It's probably not surprising to say with all the storms rolling through that now is the peak season for lightning strikes. "The whole entire southeast is the most prominent area for lightning in the country and we're definitely in one of the peak zones..." NBC 38's Meteorologist Matt Wintz said. A weather phenomenon that can very deadly. "a lot of people have died from it, you know statistically wise most people do survive a lightning strike, but there...More >>
  • UPDATED: Former employee allegedly victimized by Tuskegee VA

    UPDATED: Former employee allegedly victimized by Tuskegee VA

    Monday, June 23 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-06-23 15:28:24 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - For Auburn couple Charles and Arlene Patillo the last few years have been a struggle. “It's been a hell of an adjustment. I've been reduced to husband to caregiver in all aspects. I am no happy camper by no stretch of the imagination. But.....i'm seeking justice” Charles Patillo said. The couple said Arlene a former nurse of the Tuskegee VA serving 23 years was shocked in 2011 on the job by exposed wires coming from a light switch in one of the rooms inside ...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - For Auburn couple Charles and Arlene Patillo the last few years have been a struggle. “It's been a hell of an adjustment. I've been reduced to husband to caregiver in all aspects. I am no happy camper by no stretch of the imagination. But.....i'm seeking justice” Charles Patillo said. The couple said Arlene a former nurse of the Tuskegee VA serving 23 years was shocked in 2011 on the job by exposed wires coming from a light switch in one of the rooms inside ...More >>
  • Bugs active this summer

    Bugs active this summer

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:30:31 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman OPELIKA, AL - Termites and ants are just two bugs active in east Alabama this time of year. "We actually have a couple we're seeing a lot of. We're seeing a lot of ants...a lot of ant calls...a lot of fleas...fleas are really bad this time of year for whatever reason...and bed bugs," Scott Ballard of S S Termite and Pest Control said. Ballard has been in the pest control business for 13 years, and said problems that come from each pest is different. Ants often times ge...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman OPELIKA, AL - Termites and ants are just two bugs active in east Alabama this time of year. "We actually have a couple we're seeing a lot of. We're seeing a lot of ants...a lot of ant calls...a lot of fleas...fleas are really bad this time of year for whatever reason...and bed bugs," Scott Ballard of S S Termite and Pest Control said. Ballard has been in the pest control business for 13 years, and said problems that come from each pest is different. Ants often times ge...More >>
  • Several remember Auburn's biggest fan at memorial service

    Several remember Auburn's biggest fan at memorial service

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:18:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Family, friends, and those that knew Johnny Richmond also known as Mr. Penny came to honor his life Tuesday afternoon in a memorial service at the Auburn United Methodist Church. "He'll be remembered a long time because most everybody liked him they loved him...you know what im saying," Mr. Penny's cousin, Jimmy Collier said. Some wore Auburn University colors, orange and blue, for Mr. Penny, an A. U. fan who was known for doing push-ups at Auburn football ...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman AUBURN, AL - Family, friends, and those that knew Johnny Richmond also known as Mr. Penny came to honor his life Tuesday afternoon in a memorial service at the Auburn United Methodist Church. "He'll be remembered a long time because most everybody liked him they loved him...you know what im saying," Mr. Penny's cousin, Jimmy Collier said. Some wore Auburn University colors, orange and blue, for Mr. Penny, an A. U. fan who was known for doing push-ups at Auburn football ...More >>
  • Body of missing swimmer recovered in north Alabama

    Body of missing swimmer recovered in north Alabama

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-06-17 12:48:42 GMT
    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing after jumping from a rock overlooking Bates Landing at the Bear Creek Reservoir.Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the body of 18-year-old Isaac Edward Linzer was located Monday afternoon. He tells the TimesDaily (http://bit.ly/1vzhZMF) that the body was found about 15 feet away from the rock area where Linzer jumped in Sunday evening.Oliver said the man and some family members were ju...More >>
    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of a swimmer who went missing after jumping from a rock overlooking Bates Landing at the Bear Creek Reservoir.Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said the body of 18-year-old Isaac Edward Linzer was located Monday afternoon. He tells the TimesDaily (http://bit.ly/1vzhZMF) that the body was found about 15 feet away from the rock area where Linzer jumped in Sunday evening.Oliver said the man and some family members were ju...More >>
  • Chambers Co. Courthouse undergoes security changes

    Chambers Co. Courthouse undergoes security changes

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:12:08 GMT
    By: Dorothy Sherman LAFAYETTE, AL - For Chambers County Courthouse Administrative Assistant, Sherri Foster, a new security measure is easing worries. "It makes me feel better knowing that can't nobody just come right in behind me and after punching a code..." Recently, a video surveillance system, alarms and a key fob system on employee entrances was installed at the Chambers County Courthouse. The key fob system allows employees to gain access to the building through I. D. cards and key ...More >>
    By: Dorothy Sherman LAFAYETTE, AL - For Chambers County Courthouse Administrative Assistant, Sherri Foster, a new security measure is easing worries. "It makes me feel better knowing that can't nobody just come right in behind me and after punching a code..." Recently, a video surveillance system, alarms and a key fob system on employee entrances was installed at the Chambers County Courthouse. The key fob system allows employees to gain access to the building through I. D. cards and key ...More >>
  • Alleged nooses in Opelika business upsetting employees, FBI investigates possible hate crime

    Alleged nooses in Opelika business upsetting employees, FBI investigates possible hate crime

    Thursday, June 12 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-06-13 00:00:56 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - A reported possible hate crime at an Opelika business is being investigated by the FBI The opelika police department was notified of the incident happening at SEMYOUNGJINHI - TECH, LLC, a manufacturing plant, Wednesday afternoon. A person claiming to be an employee of SEMYOUNGJINHI - TECH, LLC...who does not want to be identified for fear of retribution..said he's losing sleep over several incidents involving nooses the business. "I mean, it been worrying me...More >>
    A reported possible hate crime at an Opelika business is being investigated by the FBI.
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  • Lee Co. Justice Center expansion possibly complete early 2015

    Lee Co. Justice Center expansion possibly complete early 2015

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:29:15 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - Construction moves forward on what will be an added 40,000 square foot building to the 1980's T. K. Davis Jr. Lee County Justice Center. "The county has almost doubled in size in population since this original building this original complex was constructed it was long over due," Lee County Administrator, Roger Rendleman said. The original building houses the circuit clerks and district attorney's offices, But once construction is finished the new building is...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - Construction moves forward on what will be an added 40,000 square foot building to the 1980's T. K. Davis Jr. Lee County Justice Center. "The county has almost doubled in size in population since this original building this original complex was constructed it was long over due," Lee County Administrator, Roger Rendleman said. The original building houses the circuit clerks and district attorney's offices, But once construction is finished the new building is...More >>
  • Auburn University takes extra steps preparing for new oaks

    Auburn University takes extra steps preparing for new oaks

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-06-04 22:21:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Achieving a better environment for future auburn oaks is a priority. "One thing we keep hearing is failure in this is not an option we have to keep these trees alive. It was such a beloved area and the trees were so beloved by the auburn family before. So the new one is going to come in and the tradition is going to continue," Auburn University spokesperson, Mike Clardy said. The university has installed silva cells where the trees will grow. The cells are a...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - Achieving a better environment for future auburn oaks is a priority. "One thing we keep hearing is failure in this is not an option we have to keep these trees alive. It was such a beloved area and the trees were so beloved by the auburn family before. So the new one is going to come in and the tradition is going to continue," Auburn University spokesperson, Mike Clardy said. The university has installed silva cells where the trees will grow. The cells are a...More >>
  • Historic Columbus Foundation joins Eufaula effort

    Historic Columbus Foundation joins Eufaula effort

    Thursday, May 29 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-05-29 13:52:19 GMT
    EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — The Historic Columbus Foundation has joined an ongoing effort to prevent a road widening project in the eastern Alabama town of Eufaula.Travelers heading through southeast Alabama to Florida Panhandle beaches have a four-lane road the entire way except for a half-mile stretch in Eufaula that narrows to two lanes and is filled with Southern mansions and giant oaks.Now the town finds itself in a battle of Southern charm vs. traffic congestion as the state considers a plan t...More >>
    EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — The Historic Columbus Foundation has joined an ongoing effort to prevent a road widening project in the eastern Alabama town of Eufaula.Travelers heading through southeast Alabama to Florida Panhandle beaches have a four-lane road the entire way except for a half-mile stretch in Eufaula that narrows to two lanes and is filled with Southern mansions and giant oaks.Now the town finds itself in a battle of Southern charm vs. traffic congestion as the state considers a plan t...More >>
  • Principal photography begins on "Selma" movie

    Principal photography begins on "Selma" movie

    Friday, May 23 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-05-23 12:47:18 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The companies behind the movie "Selma" say principal photography has begun and the movie is being shot in Atlanta and in Selma and Montgomery in Alabama."Selma" is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s voting rights struggle that culminated with the march from Selma to Montgomery and enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.The chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey, says the story will resonate with those involved in the voting rights struggle with King and ...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The companies behind the movie "Selma" say principal photography has begun and the movie is being shot in Atlanta and in Selma and Montgomery in Alabama."Selma" is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s voting rights struggle that culminated with the march from Selma to Montgomery and enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.The chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey, says the story will resonate with those involved in the voting rights struggle with King and ...More >>
  • Trial over Alabama abortion law begins

    Trial over Alabama abortion law begins

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:12:00 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of a Montgomery abortion clinic says she's never had a Montgomery-based physician performing abortions at the clinic during her 36 years at the facility and she has always used out-of-town doctors.June Ayers, the owner of Reproductive Health Services, was the first witness Monday in the trial of a suit that she and others filed over an Alabama abortion law. It requires clinics to use doctors who have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals in case of c...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The owner of a Montgomery abortion clinic says she's never had a Montgomery-based physician performing abortions at the clinic during her 36 years at the facility and she has always used out-of-town doctors.June Ayers, the owner of Reproductive Health Services, was the first witness Monday in the trial of a suit that she and others filed over an Alabama abortion law. It requires clinics to use doctors who have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals in case of c...More >>
  • More than $1M in loans approved for disaster aid

    More than $1M in loans approved for disaster aid

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:10:49 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration say more than $1 million in disaster assistance loans have been approved for Alabama residents trying to recover from severe weather in late April and early May.SBA field operations director Frank Skaggs said in a statement Monday that the department has approved 33 loans for $1,017,000 for Alabama residents trying to recover from recent storms, tornadoes and floods.Officials say the deadline to submit applications ...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration say more than $1 million in disaster assistance loans have been approved for Alabama residents trying to recover from severe weather in late April and early May.SBA field operations director Frank Skaggs said in a statement Monday that the department has approved 33 loans for $1,017,000 for Alabama residents trying to recover from recent storms, tornadoes and floods.Officials say the deadline to submit applications ...More >>
  • Tuscaloosa may tweak rules over tornado recovery

    Tuscaloosa may tweak rules over tornado recovery

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:09:22 GMT
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Local officials in Tuscaloosa are considering changes to local ordinances that govern rebuilding of commercial areas after the devastating tornadoes of April 2011.The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1j1TNK1) Mayor Walt Maddox planned to present amendments to the city code Monday night to the Planning and Zoning Commission. One of the changes being pushed by the mayor would require businesses to hide larger trash bins from public view. Others proposals deal with ...More >>
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Local officials in Tuscaloosa are considering changes to local ordinances that govern rebuilding of commercial areas after the devastating tornadoes of April 2011.The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1j1TNK1) Mayor Walt Maddox planned to present amendments to the city code Monday night to the Planning and Zoning Commission. One of the changes being pushed by the mayor would require businesses to hide larger trash bins from public view. Others proposals deal with ...More >>
  • Auburn trash amnesty week starting Monday, everything to know

    Auburn trash amnesty week starting Monday, everything to know

    Friday, May 16 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-05-16 22:20:10 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - During trash amnesty week the City if Auburn normally brings in double the waste than a typical trash week, and city officials expect this amnesty week to be no different. It's a week with no trash fees for the spring cleaning citizens of Auburn. "The volume limit is typically 5 cubic yards per week. So, now of course they can put as much as they would like to put out," Environmental Services Director, Timothy Woody said.No fees on Bulky waste items like furn...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - During trash amnesty week the City if Auburn normally brings in double the waste than a typical trash week, and city officials expect this amnesty week to be no different. It's a week with no trash fees for the spring cleaning citizens of Auburn. "The volume limit is typically 5 cubic yards per week. So, now of course they can put as much as they would like to put out," Environmental Services Director, Timothy Woody said.No fees on Bulky waste items like furn...More >>
  • New snapper limit to hit hard in Ala

    New snapper limit to hit hard in Ala

    Friday, May 16 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-05-16 12:48:36 GMT
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A leader in Alabama's charter fishing business says new federal limits on red snapper will only hurt the state's industry.The federal government has reduced this year's recreational snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico from 11 days to nine days, starting June 1.The president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association, Tom Steber, says there's a chance some anglers won't even come because the season is so short. He calls the length of the upcoming season "insane."An arm ...More >>
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — A leader in Alabama's charter fishing business says new federal limits on red snapper will only hurt the state's industry.The federal government has reduced this year's recreational snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico from 11 days to nine days, starting June 1.The president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association, Tom Steber, says there's a chance some anglers won't even come because the season is so short. He calls the length of the upcoming season "insane."An arm ...More >>
  • Opelika fast-food strike takes unexpected turn

    Opelika fast-food strike takes unexpected turn

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-05-15 22:19:05 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - A strike e took an unexpected turn after police were called. Burger King and McDonald's workers demanded $15 an hour almost double what they're paid. A strike early Thursday morning that started in front of the McDonald's at Tiger Town in Opelika. "My youngest two, they like sports, and they want baseball and I don't have money to do that my rent is four hundred dollars. The first check of the month goes straight to rent" Burger King employee, Tempest Reese...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - A strike e took an unexpected turn after police were called. Burger King and McDonald's workers demanded $15 an hour almost double what they're paid. A strike early Thursday morning that started in front of the McDonald's at Tiger Town in Opelika. "My youngest two, they like sports, and they want baseball and I don't have money to do that my rent is four hundred dollars. The first check of the month goes straight to rent" Burger King employee, Tempest Reese...More >>
  • Moonshine still destroyed in Barbour County

    Moonshine still destroyed in Barbour County

    Thursday, May 15 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-05-15 13:10:56 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State liquor agents have destroyed an illegal moonshine still near the Midway community near Eufaula in Barbour County.The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced agents found the 18-barrel still Tuesday. The board says the still was operational and had recently been used. No arrests were made.The ABC Board found and destroyed another still Friday about 30 miles away in the Still Crossroads community in Bullock County.The board says 17 moonshine stills have ...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State liquor agents have destroyed an illegal moonshine still near the Midway community near Eufaula in Barbour County.The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced agents found the 18-barrel still Tuesday. The board says the still was operational and had recently been used. No arrests were made.The ABC Board found and destroyed another still Friday about 30 miles away in the Still Crossroads community in Bullock County.The board says 17 moonshine stills have ...More >>
  • Lee Co. EMA asking citizens to safely put debris in piles

    Lee Co. EMA asking citizens to safely put debris in piles

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-05-14 22:27:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - The Lee County Emergency Management Agency is asking citizens to help speed up the debris removal process by putting debris in separate piles as that could help speed up the recovery process. "There are different categories of debris and there's different ways of minimizing that debris vegetative is minimized of mulch and chopped then eventually burned down, eventually. There's different ways of disposing it. So, it's easier if they're separated," Rita Smith ...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - The Lee County Emergency Management Agency is asking citizens to help speed up the debris removal process by putting debris in separate piles as that could help speed up the recovery process. "There are different categories of debris and there's different ways of minimizing that debris vegetative is minimized of mulch and chopped then eventually burned down, eventually. There's different ways of disposing it. So, it's easier if they're separated," Rita Smith ...More >>
  • Defense, state set for sentence in college killing

    Defense, state set for sentence in college killing

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-05-13 22:20:11 GMT
    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Both prosecutors and defense lawyers say they're ready for the sentencing of a man convicted of killing his mother-in-law at an Alabama community college campus in 2011.A judge in Opelika held a hearing Tuesday to make sure both sides were prepared for the sentencing of 37-year-old Thomas Franklin May III.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for May, convicted of killing his mother-in-law and wounding estranged wife Bethany Mitchell at Southern Union Community Colleg...More >>
    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Both prosecutors and defense lawyers say they're ready for the sentencing of a man convicted of killing his mother-in-law at an Alabama community college campus in 2011.A judge in Opelika held a hearing Tuesday to make sure both sides were prepared for the sentencing of 37-year-old Thomas Franklin May III.Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for May, convicted of killing his mother-in-law and wounding estranged wife Bethany Mitchell at Southern Union Community Colleg...More >>
  • Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday

    Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday

    Friday, May 9 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-05-09 22:20:09 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - It's something so simple that can make a huge difference. "Even though we might know where our next meal is coming from, our hearts and our heads must be with those people who they don't know where their next meal is coming from," Auburn resident, Chrissie Faupel said. Saturday is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive where anyone can feed the hungry just by putting food next to your mailbox. Last year 74 million pounds of food was donated across the United States ...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanAUBURN, AL - It's something so simple that can make a huge difference. "Even though we might know where our next meal is coming from, our hearts and our heads must be with those people who they don't know where their next meal is coming from," Auburn resident, Chrissie Faupel said. Saturday is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive where anyone can feed the hungry just by putting food next to your mailbox. Last year 74 million pounds of food was donated across the United States ...More >>
  • Lee County Sheriffs warns of law enforcement impersonator scam

    Lee County Sheriffs warns of law enforcement impersonator scam

    Thursday, May 8 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-05-08 22:23:08 GMT
    BY: Dorothy Sherman LEE COUNTY, AL - It's happened again. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said a caller claiming to be a lieutenant from the Chambers County Sheriff's Office recently attempted to scam a Lee County woman over the phone. "We've actually seen this before it's been a while been a year or so since we've last encountered it," Sheriff Jones said. In the recent case, the law enforcement impersonator told the victim there was a warrant out for the victim's arrest for skipping jury du...More >>
    BY: Dorothy Sherman LEE COUNTY, AL - It's happened again. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said a caller claiming to be a lieutenant from the Chambers County Sheriff's Office recently attempted to scam a Lee County woman over the phone. "We've actually seen this before it's been a while been a year or so since we've last encountered it," Sheriff Jones said. In the recent case, the law enforcement impersonator told the victim there was a warrant out for the victim's arrest for skipping jury du...More >>
  • Verizon expansion to create 400 jobs in Ala

    Verizon expansion to create 400 jobs in Ala

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:03:50 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.The other positions will be in retail, mostly in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan.The jobs will bring the company's total employment in the state to about 2,000 people.Verizon Wireless official Michelle...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Verizon Wireless is adding 400 jobs in Alabama, mostly in the Huntsville area.Company officials joined the governor in Montgomery on Tuesday to announce that more than 300 customer service positions will be created in Verizon's state headquarters in Huntsville.The other positions will be in retail, mostly in north Alabama and in Birmingham and Dothan.The jobs will bring the company's total employment in the state to about 2,000 people.Verizon Wireless official Michelle...More >>
  • Alabama governor seeks aid for 5 more counties

    Alabama governor seeks aid for 5 more counties

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:02:09 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor is seeking federal assistance for five more Alabama counties that suffered damage from severe weather last week.Gov. Robert Bentley says his administration submitted an application to the president on Tuesday for individual disaster assistance in DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Tuscaloosa and Mobile counties.The state is already receiving federal assistance for Limestone, Jefferson, Lee and Baldwin counties for the tornadoes and flooding that hit the state l...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor is seeking federal assistance for five more Alabama counties that suffered damage from severe weather last week.Gov. Robert Bentley says his administration submitted an application to the president on Tuesday for individual disaster assistance in DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Tuscaloosa and Mobile counties.The state is already receiving federal assistance for Limestone, Jefferson, Lee and Baldwin counties for the tornadoes and flooding that hit the state l...More >>
  • Hoover schools to delay launch of bus fees

    Hoover schools to delay launch of bus fees

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-05-06 23:59:28 GMT
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Hoover schools officials have delayed a plan to charge fees for school bus service until fall of 2015.Superintendent Andy Craig and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice met about the issue this week. Craig says the district will spend time working out how much parents will be charged if students don't ride department school buses on a daily basis.District officials have said the fees will allow the system to expand bus service, but questions have been raised over how lo...More >>
    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Hoover schools officials have delayed a plan to charge fees for school bus service until fall of 2015.Superintendent Andy Craig and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice met about the issue this week. Craig says the district will spend time working out how much parents will be charged if students don't ride department school buses on a daily basis.District officials have said the fees will allow the system to expand bus service, but questions have been raised over how lo...More >>
  • Teen's body recovered from Ala. creek

    Teen's body recovered from Ala. creek

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-05-06 11:36:09 GMT
    LOWNDESBORO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a teen who drowned in a creek west of Montgomery has been recovered.Relatives of 17-year-old Lucas Pantaleon told WAKA-TV (http://bit.ly/1iWwhOc) on Monday that the teen had moved to Alabama from Mexico just months ago and was trying to have a swimming race at Cypress Creek when he went under.Kelly Gordon of the Montgomery County Fire Department say the teen began struggling in about 14 feet of water.Authorities have examined the teen's bod...More >>
    LOWNDESBORO, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a teen who drowned in a creek west of Montgomery has been recovered.Relatives of 17-year-old Lucas Pantaleon told WAKA-TV (http://bit.ly/1iWwhOc) on Monday that the teen had moved to Alabama from Mexico just months ago and was trying to have a swimming race at Cypress Creek when he went under.Kelly Gordon of the Montgomery County Fire Department say the teen began struggling in about 14 feet of water.Authorities have examined the teen's bod...More >>
  • 10 in dog fighting case set for sentencing Aug. 12

    10 in dog fighting case set for sentencing Aug. 12

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-05-06 11:33:24 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled sentencing Aug. 12 in Montgomery for 10 people who pleaded guilty in a multi-state dog fighting investigation.U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered the 10 to appear in court in 15-minute intervals for sentencing. The 10 are from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. Most face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy.The 10 pleaded guilty during court appearances last week in Montgomery. One more defendant has fi...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled sentencing Aug. 12 in Montgomery for 10 people who pleaded guilty in a multi-state dog fighting investigation.U.S. District Judge Keith Watkins ordered the 10 to appear in court in 15-minute intervals for sentencing. The 10 are from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. Most face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy.The 10 pleaded guilty during court appearances last week in Montgomery. One more defendant has fi...More >>
  • Development project for north Ala to be announced

    Development project for north Ala to be announced

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-05-06 11:31:59 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Leaders are making an economic development announcement they say will create jobs statewide and particularly in the Tennessee Valley of north Alabama.Gov. Robert Bentley's office has scheduled an event for Tuesday afternoon in the old House chamber. It's to announce a development project affecting Huntsville, but Bentley's office says the impact is statewide.Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says the announcement is significant for the valley region, but he wouldn't elabor...More >>
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Leaders are making an economic development announcement they say will create jobs statewide and particularly in the Tennessee Valley of north Alabama.Gov. Robert Bentley's office has scheduled an event for Tuesday afternoon in the old House chamber. It's to announce a development project affecting Huntsville, but Bentley's office says the impact is statewide.Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says the announcement is significant for the valley region, but he wouldn't elabor...More >>
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Identity theft part 1

    SPECIAL REPORT: Identity theft part 1

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 7:29 AM EDT2014-05-06 11:29:12 GMT
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - Identity theft is what it sounds. It's the stealing of ones identity by gathering up your name, birth date, or social security, most commonly using that information to access your funds. "Identity theft now is the most popular way a thief can get your money. There's still a lot of burglaries and things like that, but identity theft is on the rise," Lt. Jimmy Taylor said.Identity theft can happen in various ways and may happen easier than you think. Lt. Taylor ...More >>
    By: Dorothy ShermanOPELIKA, AL - Identity theft is what it sounds. It's the stealing of ones identity by gathering up your name, birth date, or social security, most commonly using that information to access your funds. "Identity theft now is the most popular way a thief can get your money. There's still a lot of burglaries and things like that, but identity theft is on the rise," Lt. Jimmy Taylor said.Identity theft can happen in various ways and may happen easier than you think. Lt. Taylor ...More >>
  • Abortion opponents to rally outside Alabama statehouse

    Abortion opponents to rally outside Alabama statehouse

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 3:35 PM EST2014-02-25 20:35:46 GMT
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Abortion opponents will rally outside the Alabama Statehouse today as lawmakers consider a series of bills putting new restrictions on abortion. One of the bills would ban abortionMore >>
    Abortion opponents will rally outside the Alabama Statehouse today as lawmakers consider a series of bills putting new restrictions on abortion.More >>
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