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Winn-Dixie Raising Money for Veterans on July 4th

WLTZ has generously supported Winn-Dixie’s Independence Day donation program, and we are pleased to announce Winn-Dixie will be raising money for veterans again this 4th of July. Southeastern Grocers, parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie, has pledged 100…

Hot and Humid This Week; Chance of Thunderstorms Each Day

Isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop late morning and into this afternoon with highs in the low to mid 90s. Isolated showers possible overnight with lows in the low to mid 70s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon…

It's Snake Season in Alabama

The Summer heat not only brings out the bugs, it also brings out the snakes. There's 67 species of snakes in Alabama six are venomous. “If we didn’t have snakes our rodent population would be out of control. So, we…

Alabama Free From Drought

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Mississippi are completely free from drought for the first time in more than a year. A federal assessment released Thursday shows rains have eliminated a dry spell that began in April 2016, the last…

TN Fugitive Caught on a Sailboat in Orange Beach

Authorities say a Tennessee fugitive has been arrested on the Alabama coast living under an assumed name. Kelvin Montgomery was arrested on a sailboat where he was living at a marina in Orange Beach. Police say the 38-year-old man fled…

Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms Through July 4th

Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain with us through the weekend and into July 4th with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and overnight lows in the low to mid 70s. Strong to severe weather is possible through this…

Negative Thoughts Lead to Depression

According to health professionals, too much negativity can lead to depression and anxiety. Does spilling your coffee or getting a flat tire put you in a bad…

Scattered Showers & Isolated Thunderstorms for the Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are staying in the forecast today with highs in the low to mid 80s. Isolated showers tonight with lows mostly in the lower 70s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain with us through the weekend. No severe…

Was Your Melanoma Diagnosis Correct?

A new study is raising concern about the accuracy of melanoma disgnoses. University of Washington researchers asked nearly 200 pathologists to interpret the same set of skin biopsy cases. The doctors were mostly accurate when diagnosing lesions that were clearly…

New Way to Prevent Sports Injuries

Not far from baseball fields and tennis courts, a computer-filled room just as important to athletes as the space they practice in, IMG's Motus Biomechanics Lab. Developing technology to help athletes, whether testing a golf swing, a lacrosse shot or…

Showers and Thunderstorms Staying Through the Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today with highs in the low to mid 80s. The rain stays with us on and off tonight with lows mainly in the low 70s. We will keep the chance of showers and thunderstorms…

LCSO Junior Deputy Academy

For the past nine years, kids ages 7 to 12 get to experience what it’s like to be a Lee County Sheriff's deputy. The Sheriff’s Office hosts their junior deputy academy camp every year. Kids first start off with their…

What Happens When the Hole in the Heart Remains Open

Tracey Dean was at a rest stop with her family near Jacksonville, returning from a vacation when suddenly she collapsed. The PFO patient and stroke survivor said, "My legs went out from underneath and I couldn't speak for a quick…

One More Dry Day as Rain Approaches

Clouds mixing in as the day rolls along today and more humid with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Slight chance for showers tonight with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are back…

Montgomery Police Consider Charges in "Reckless" Shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police are considering charges against an Alabama boy after he shot two other boys, killing one. Montgomery police say a 9-year-old boy was killed and a 16-year-old was wounded by a single shot fired from a…

Former Correctional Officer Arrested for Sexually Abusing Inmates

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama correctional officer accused of sexually abusing four female inmates has been arrested. Macon County District Court documents state that 50-year-old Andrew Dixon is charged with four counts of custodial sexual abuse for allegedly…

Alabama Tourist Recovering in a Florida Hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tourist from Alabama is recovering in a Florida hospital after authorities say he was robbed and shot while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos. In a statement, Royal Turks and Caicos police…

More Sunshine Through Mid-Week

Sunshine continues with some clouds mixed in today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. UV levels will be very high this afternoon so don't forget the sunscreen. Clear tonight with lows in the mid to upper 60s. Staying…

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