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Patient pooch’s wait on adoption from Alabama shelter at 840 days and counting
Rutabaga has been overlooked and passed-by for possible adoption for more than two years, the longest stint on record for the East Alabama Humane Society in Phenix City.
John Shryock and
Published May 12, 2021 at 12:10 PM
15 cows killed by Macon County lightning strike
A Macon County family farm has discovered multiple head of cattle dead after severe weather moved through central Alabama Monday night.
Published May 4, 2021 at 11:49 AM
Boat wrapped around tree in west Alabama after apparent tornado
Crews responding to the area of an apparent tornado near Selma came across an unexpected sight Wednesday afternoon.
Published March 17, 2021 at 5:13 PM
U.S. Rep. Moore suspended from Twitter, deactivates personal account
Congressman Barry Moore, R-District 2, was suspended from Twitter Sunday on his personal account. He later deactivated the account.
Published January 10, 2021 at 5:52 PM
Alabama couple to quietly mark 73rd wedding anniversary
These lifelong residents of Greenville have lived in the same house the entirety of their marriage, a quiet event that, on this upcoming Monday, will have started 26,664 days ago.
John Shryock and
Published December 14, 2020 at 12:16 PM
Woman who cost parents custody of their children headed to prison
Several victims said Thursday that Brandy Murrah’s deceit cost them custody of their children because she purposely reported incorrect drug test findings.
Published November 13, 2020 at 11:26 AM
Pastor who helped form Montgomery Bus Boycott dies at 92
“Today, we honor the life and legacy of Rev. Robert Graetz and his lifelong selflessness and his constant fight for a better future for everyone,” the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum said Monday.
Published September 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM
Alabama man reenlists in military at age 56
Sgt. Gary Willford, Jr. was sworn in Friday. He said he didn’t rejoin years ago because he thought he was too old.
Published September 19, 2020 at 9:44 PM
100th birthday celebration held for Montgomery WWII veteran
A special celebration was held for a local World War II veteran Wednesday.
Published September 2, 2020 at 6:36 PM
Family drives hours to see girl’s first day of kindergarten
A photo of little Kinsley Wright’s loved ones peering through a window to see her start her first day of kindergarten shows their dedication, but it fails to reveal the distances they’ll go out of passion for family.
John Shryock and
Published August 12, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes turns himself in on theft warrant
A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of Alabama Rep. Will Dismukes on a charge of first degree theft of property.
Published August 6, 2020 at 8:24 PM
Missing child alert for Montgomery 9-year-old cancelled
An Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for a Montgomery child has been cancelled.
Published July 28, 2020 at 5:59 PM
Great-great-granddaughter of Edmund Pettus wants bridge renamed
As late Congressman John Lewis is honored in Alabama Sunday, the great-great-granddaughter of a Confederate general has released a statement.
Published July 26, 2020 at 4:44 PM
Ex-boyfriend charged with capital murder in death of MPD detective
A 24-year-old Montgomery man has been charged in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Montgomery Police Department detective, according to MPD.
Published July 6, 2020 at 7:49 PM
Last 16th Street Baptist Church bomber dies in Alabama prison
Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. died of natural causes while servicing a life sentence for the 1963 crime that killed four African-American girls and injured others.
Published June 26, 2020 at 2:51 PM
Couple hospitalized for COVID-19 celebrates 65th wedding anniversary
A couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a special date inside an East Alabama Medical Center hospital room.
Published June 18, 2020 at 10:01 PM
110K sign petition to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of ‘Bloody Sunday’
What’s in a name? That depends on historical perspective when it comes to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Bryan Henry and
Published June 16, 2020 at 6:46 PM
3 arrested after baby tests positive for meth
Three family members have been arrested and charged after a baby tested positive for methamphetamine,
Published May 26, 2020 at 4:36 PM
2 missing south Alabama children found safe
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers say two teens missing since Tuesday have been located and are safe.
Published April 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM
Family waiting in hospital parking lot gets priceless first baby picture
When Tucker Edwards grows up, he’ll probably hear the stories of how his birth was announced to eagerly awaiting family members.
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Published April 23, 2020 at 7:15 PM
Hospital staff cheers as first intubated COVID-19 patient leaves ICU
Good news out of the East Alabama Medical Center!
Published April 7, 2020 at 8:10 PM
Preparation urged even as Alabama remains free of coronavirus cases
Alabama remains free of any officially confirmed cases of the respiratory disease as of Tuesday. Nearly 40 other states have reported cases.
Published March 10, 2020 at 4:47 PM
Bank manager sentenced for stealing $315K from elderly customer
An investigation found the manager gained an elderly customer's trust, then set about draining nearly $315,000 from her accounts.
Published February 24, 2020 at 12:17 PM
Forced vasectomy at 50? Alabama lawmaker reacts to pushback
The bill was introduced to the House on Thursday and referred to the House judiciary committee.
Published February 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
Gun discharges in child’s pocket at west Alabama school
No one was hurt in the incident.
Published January 24, 2020 at 6:03 PM
3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home
Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.
Published January 15, 2020 at 7:05 PM
Zebra, 3 other animals shot and killed at south Alabama farm
Authorities are working to find the people responsible for killing four animals at a farm in Covington County.
Published December 21, 2019 at 4:37 PM
Jury takes 10 minutes to convict south Ala. man for raping child
Clarence Rodgers, 38, was found guilty Wednesday after a three-day trial that included just 10 minutes of jury deliberation.
Published December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Statue honors Rosa Parks, Civil Rights foot soldiers in downtown Montgomery
On Sunday, leaders dedicated a statue honoring Rosa Parks and Civil Rights foot soldiers in downtown Montgomery.
Published December 1, 2019 at 6:13 PM
Human remains positively identified as Aniah Blanchard
Officials have identified the remains found in Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard.
Published November 27, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Randle leads Knicks past Hornets in OT, tie Atlanta for 4th
People embracing less restrictions in N.C., some say its a ‘step in the right direction’
2 men wrongfully sent to death row awarded $75M in damages
Family leads rally in Charlotte for Daunte Wright, 20-year-old killed by police officer in Minnesota
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Police banned from participating in New York City Pride events until 2025
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