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Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

It's been busy at the Montgomery planetarium lately as people get ready for the solar eclipse production and come to find out a little more about it. "I've seen so many pictures. I always wondered what it would feel like,…

Local Reaction to Removal of Confederate Monuments

Tensions are high across the country about the removal of monuments that pay tribute to the Confederacy. Like President Donald Trump said on Monday-some people believe it's changing history. "If they're going to get rid of one monument then they…

Doug Jones Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senate

Doug Jones, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney under the Clinton administration, has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. He easily beat the other candidates in the race and will go on to face the Republican nominee in the…

U.S. Senate Special Election - Live Results

Polls have closed across Alabama in the special election for U.S. Senate. Click here for live election results from the Associated Press. The special election is to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions, who resigned earlier this year…

Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier Injured in Wreck

ALEA confirms former ALEA Secretary and current Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier was injured in a wreck on U.S. Highway 80 in Montgomery County Monday evening. There was a two vehicle crash with road blockage. No other details are available…

U.S. Senate Race Preview with Steve Flowers

As the primary election gets closer, it's time to see who has the strongest support at the polls to fill Jeff Sessions' U.S. Senate seat. "A lot of people are unaware of this,"…

What Voters Want in the Next U.S Senate

From 11 Republicans to 8 Democrats, voters will soon cast their ballot in a special U.S Senate race. Some voters already have their minds made up on who should represent Alabama. "People want someone who is honest, someone that's going to do…

Rain Affecting Crops for Local Farmers Market

From tomatoes, to watermelons, fruits and vegetables at the Montgomery State Farmers Market are all homegrown. They are mostly from local farmers. But owner Jean Wright says it's not an abundance of everything due to a wet summer - 22 inches of…

Brew Tech Students Arrested after Gun found on Campus

A new school year for Montgomery Public Schools and already a weapon found on campus. Crimestoppers' Tony Garrett says this is a perfect opportunity for Crimestoppers to get involved. "When a gun is found on school grounds, another student turns…

Montgomery Restaurant Week Kicks Off

Area chefs  are fired up for a week ahead, part of Montgomery Restaurant Week, giving customers a taste of their specials. "It's get the attention downtown so  you know you bring more business…

Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Two Death Sentences

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the cases of two inmates sentenced to death for murder. The court turned down the appeal of Dontae Callen, 24, in a decision Friday. Callen was convicted of killing an aunt and…

ASU Alum to Make Appearances in New BET Show

Alabama State University alumna Angela Nesbitt (’04) is making her mark on the small screen, in a recurring role on BET Centric’s new TV show, "Beauty and the Baller". “Beauty and the Baller” is a single-camera television comedy series that follows…

Gun Found on Brewbaker Tech Campus

A 16 year old male Brewbaker Technology student was found to have a handgun in his car in the school’s parking lot this morning. He was immediately taken into custody by police and will be proposed for expulsion. Montgomery Public…

Former Governor Don Siegelman Speaks Out

For 6 years, former governor Don Siegelman served time in federal prison. He says he made it with the support of his family. " I've been blessed with my family with Joseph and Dana as my children who have stood…

Portion of Roof Collapses at Big Lots Distribution Center

Montgomery authorities say part of the roof has collapsed at the Big Lots Distribution Center on Selma Highway. Authorities say the collapse also caused a gas line to sever. Authorities say all workers got out safely, but one person was…

Heavy Rain Brings Reports of Flash Flooding

Alabama News Network is getting reports of flash flooding in several locations in our area tonight. Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery and Pike counties brought several inches of rain in just a few hours. Autauga Co:…

Pike Road Historic School Welcomes Students

Kathleen Griswell is welcoming another group of students for the 2017-2018 school year-this, time in a different space. "I've had the pleasure of teaching these children multiple times so it was familiar faces and they were excited to have their…

Two Men Charged with Capital Murder in 2016 Burgwyn Road Homicide

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested two suspects in the November 17, 2016, shooting death of 31-year old Jacurtis Howard of Montgomery. MPD detectives charged John Turner, 20, and Raheem Brown, 29, both of Montgomery with one count each of capital murder. Turner was taken into custody…

Montgomery Police Identify Centennial Way Fatal Shooting Victim

The Montgomery Police Department has initiated a homicide investigation following the death of Timothy Barnes, 28, of Montgomery who was pronounced dead after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound Wednesday evening. At about 7 p.m., MPD and Fire Medics responded to…

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