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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…

A Dozen Hit By Gun Shots at One Weekend Party

A holiday weekend block party in Phenix City, Alabama ends in gun fire. Twelve people were treated for gunshot wounds and two others sustained injuries during a party that went early into Sunday morning. A news release from Phenix City…

Memorial Day at Fort Benning Post Cemetery

Memorial Day began like years past on Post at Fort Benning, Georgia. About 200 Civilian, members and former members of the military gathered at the Fort Benning Cemetery to remember those…

Beef Is Supreme On Memorial Day

As the unofficial start to grilling season heats up, it's beef that reigns supreme for memorial day celebrations. according to data collected by Nielsen, sales of beef topped more than $778 million in the two weeks ending June 4th last…

Alabama Family Works to Make Wrangler Jeans Stronger

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama farming family is teaming up with blue jean manufacturer Wrangler to make cotton more sustainable. The Newby family of north Alabama is working with the company on…

Mississippi Weekend Shooting

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were shot dead overnight in southern Mississippi, authorities said Sunday. Authorities identified Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy William Durr, 36, as the slain officer according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The MBI said…

Showers and Thunderstorms Memorial Day Afternoon

A front will stall out over the area Monday and will allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with some of those storms becoming severe. Damaging winds, hail, and one or…

Student Athlete Dies in Gulf Shores

A student athlete from Pennsylvania has drowned in Alabama, ahead of the NAIA outdoor track & field national championship he was competing in. Gulf Shores police department spokesman Jason Woodruff says 19-year-old Tyler Deshon Carter of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, died…

Pastors Asked to "Adopt a Gang Member"

Selma, AL (WSFA) - A bold challenge has been issued to community leaders in Selma, Alabama as part of a new program to combat violence and crime. Church pastors met with the county district attorney Thursday to discuss the new…

Alabama Teen Shot And Killed

DOTHAN, AL - An Alabama teen and football standout has been shot and killed just days after his high school graduation. Nineteen-year-old Kendarrius Martin recently signed a national letter of intent to play football for a community college in Minnesota.…

Inmate Who Escaped Death Seven Times, Gets Executed

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man once dubbed the "Houdini" of Alabama death row after escaping seven prior execution dates was put to death Friday, after years of litigation challenging the state's lethal injection procedure. Corrections officials say 75-year-old inmate…

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