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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Auburn Professor

Steven Brown, a professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, has earned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through hard work and scholarly research. Brown is the recipient of the 2017 Hughes-Gossett Senior Prize for the best…

Central Names Kehoe Head Baseball Coach

Central has named AJ Kehoe as new varsity head baseball coach. The announcement comes just over a week after former head coach Bobby Howard resigned following back-to-back playoff appearances. Kehoe served…

An Alabama Police Officer's Murder Trial Could be Moved

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on a request to move a Montgomery police officer's murder trial to another city. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin scheduled the hearing for June 13. Aaron Smith faces a murder…

A RAINY WEEKEND AHEAD

Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. We will keep scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through the weekend with highs remaining in the mid to upper…

Disease Affecting Some Alabama Bats

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A disease that's affecting bats nationwide has been found in a species in Alabama for the first time. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says white-nose syndrome has now been detected in the southeastern…

Defense Calls on Witnesses in George Barton Trial

Thursday, in the 5th day of the George Barton trial, the man accused of beating his stepdaughter to death, the defense showed the jury the interviews the Child Advocacy Center had with the two boys, Barton’s stepsons, who were inside…

Weather Forecasts Have Improved, But It's Been Under The Radar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weather forecasts have improved, but it's been under the radar. Make fun of the weatherman if you want but modern forecasts (like this one) have quietly, by degrees, become much better. Meteorologists are now as good with…

Alabama Names Bohannon Head Baseball Coach

Alabama has named Brad Bohannon the program's 32nd head baseball coach.  Athletic Director Greg Byrne made the announcement Thursday morning. “I am excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Brad…

Madison County Chief Deputy Leaves for a City Position

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The chief deputy for the Madison County Sheriff's Office is leaving to take the police chief's post for the city of Madison. WAAY-TV says Dave Jernigan posted in a message online that he will report to…

Scattered Showers and PM Thunderstorms Thursday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Showers overnight with lows in the mid 60s to low 70s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms on Friday with highs in the…

Autopsy: Columbus Teen Shot 11 Times by Officer Brown

The Alabama Medical Examiner's report reveals Columbus teen was shot 11 times after high speed chase. Please see the following Exclusive reports regarding this incident: Officer Allan Brown Resigns, Internal Investigation Ongoing EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic…

Governor Ivey Signs Sex Offender Reporting Bill

NEWS RELEASE MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, on Friday, May 26, 2017, signed into law Senate Bill 301, sponsored by Senator Vivian Figures. “The most important duty of government is to keep our people safe. I proudly signed SB301 because…

Phenix City Police Continue Hunt for Gunman

Seventy two hours after 12 people were shot here, Phenix City Police are in a word frustrated by the code of silence and dozens of witnesses refusing to cooperate. Police tell First News they…

Law Protects Good Samaritans

A new law in Virginia protects people who seek medical attention for overdose victims. Dr. Ben Fickenscher supports the laws and says, "all too often we have people who are dropped off on our front doorstep, and they're essentially dead.…

A Chance for Rain Through the Weekend

A stalled out front will give the area isolated showers and thunderstorms today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few more storms could pop up overnight with lows in the mid…

Rainy Periods With Dry Hours In Between

We'll continue to see rainy periods with dry hours in between over the next few days. Our highest chance for rain will be during the afternoons and evenings, although Wednesday morning may start with some showers.…

Book Challenges Teaching Evolution in Alabama

 A new book, published in march, is challenging the teaching of evolution in Alabama.The book, written by three University of Alabama professors and an associate is called "Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources in Alabama." Conservative,…

Quitting Meth can Reverse Heart Damage

People who abuse methamphetamines can reverse heart damage caused by the drug, if they quit. Researchers in Germany followed 30 meth users who had some degree of…

New Book Published on Teaching Evolution in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A new book has been published about the challenges of teaching evolution in Alabama.The work by three University of Alabama professors and an associate is called "Evolution Education in the American South: Culture, Politics, and Resources…

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