Alabama News

Chick-Fil-A Opens New Store

At least 100 people could win Chic-Fil-A for a year for being the first to walk into the newest store in Columbus, Georgia. The new…

Rain Chances Remain High Through Thursday

Showers and thunderstorms likely today with cooler daytime highs through Wednesday. Highs will top out in the upper 70s to low 80s. Some storms could turn strong with damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning,…

Heavy Rainfall this Week; Eyeing the Tropics

Heavy rainfall will move through the area this week as potential Tropical Storm Cindy moves toward the central Gulf Coast. Rain will overspread the area from south to north Tuesday morning and last in waves until the storm moves away…

University of Alabama Tuition Going Up

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Tuition is going up at the University of Alabama's three campuses. The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/2rpeqMO ) that the board of trustees approved the increases of three to four percent in a Friday meeting. Tuition for…

City Attorney: Redwine Dash Cam "doesn't show much"

Columbus city officials responding tonight for the first time since a First News investigation revealed exclusive dash cam video taken the night three Columbus teenagers were shot after a police chase across state…

Prospect for Peaches Getting Worse in Alabama

This could be difficult year for Alabama peach growers. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System says farmers are expected to produce only 10 percent to 30 percent of their usual harvest this year. The combination of a warm winter, a late…

Salt Therapy is Becoming More Popular

  Bare feet resting on pink Himalayan salt. It is salt therapy alleviating symptoms such as allergies, asthma, ear and sinus infections, smoker's cough and skin inflammations. 'Salt of the Earth' owner Dianna Manoogian first used this therapy with her…

Tropical Mischief Possible This Week; Rain Chances All Week

Warm, moist air will continue to reside over the area through the upcoming work week, with the possibility of a tropical system affecting our weather as well. A chance for showers and thunderstorms will accompany the moisture every day this…

Chance of Storms Returns for Weekend, Next Week

A better chance for showers and thunderstorms returns to the forecast for this weekend into next week. Scattered showers and storms are expected to develop in the afternoon hours both Saturday and Sunday. Dads may be dodging raindrops in the…

Suspect: "Did I hurt Anybody?"

After multiple delays to find Dezhaun Dumas a public defender, a court appointed attorney appeared on his behalf in Recorder's Court this morning and  Columbus Police officers were finally able to testify about…

Fewer Teens Choosing to Smoke Cigarettes

  Good news and bad news from the CDC on youth smoking. The good? Tobacco use is down from 4.7 million middle and high school students in 2015 to 3.9 million last year. The bad news, is that 3.9 million…

Hot, Humid & Rainy This Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms stay in the forecast today through the weekend with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. We’ll keep those…

Infections in Nursing Homes

A new report suggests many nursing home facilities are not doing enough to prevent the spread of drug resistant bacteria. Public health researchers assessed nursing home infection prevention programs…

Rain Chances Down Today, But Increase for the Weekend

Isolated showers and thunderstorms today with highs in upper 80s to low 90s and staying quite humid. Some strong storms are possible with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and periods of heavy rain. Showers…

Car Wash Burglary in Opelika, Alabama

The Opelika police are looking for two people who they say broke into the change box of a vacuum machine at a local gas station. It happened on Thursday, June 8th, 2017, at 4 a.m. at the Marathon gas station…

National Assessment of Child Well Being Ranks Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama ranked 44th in an annual national assessment of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access. The Kids Count report was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Only Arkansas, Arizona, Nevada,…

Opelika Employee to Receive Economic Development Honors Certificate

The City of Opelika employee, Tyler Chaffee, Project Manager for Opelika Economic Development, recently completed The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy. The Academy just finished its first Applied Economic Development Honors class with 18 young professionals from around…

Rain Staying in the Forecast Through the Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms today with highs in upper 80s to low 90s. Some isolated strong storms are possible with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and periods of heavy rain. Showers possible overnight with…

Humid End to Week, Scattered Storms Stick Around

The warm and humid weather, pretty typical for June all in all, will continue through the latter half of the week. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will again be possible for your Wednesday, with slightly better coverage into Thursday and Friday.…

Governor Ivey Speaks at Juvenile Justice Task Force

Montgomery, AL (WSFA) - Alabama's governor helped kick off the first meeting of the Juvenile Justice Task Force in Montgomery. The state's legislature created the group to find programs that hold juvenile offenders accountable and protect public safety. Governor Kay…

Dezhaun Dumas Court Hearing Postponed Again

    Dezhaun Dumas, the Phenix City teenager accused of leading Columbus police on a high speed chase in a stolen car and then killing an innocent man was back in court Monday.…

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