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Senate Approves Budget with Prison Funding Boost

The Alabama Senate has approved a state general fund budget that gives additional money to the state prison system to try to comply with a court order to overhaul mental health care to inmates. Senators voted 26-2 for the budget…

District 26 Senate Seat Run-Off Election, One Week Away

Voters in Alabama's 26th district will hit the polls next week for the runoff election for state senate. Representative John Knight and Montgomery city councilman David Burkette will face off on February 27th for that currently vacant seat. District 26…

Local Moviegoers React to 'Black Panther'

The movie "Black Panther" is shattering box office records. Marvel's first film directed by an African-American brought in more than $200 million over the weekend. "Black Panther" is the fifth biggest opening…

Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Maddox Unveils Lottery Plan

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox has unveiled a plan for a statewide lottery that he says will improve education.  In a written statement, he says his proposed Alabama Education Lottery would provide $300 million in school funding without raising taxes.…

MPS to explain School closings.

Montgomery Public School officials have scheduled four meetings with parents this coming week to explain their decision to close several schools. Here's their announcement with the dates, places and times of the meetings:     Montgomery Public Schools have scheduled a series of…

Blount Cultural Park Concerns

Is Blount Cultural park in Montgomery being well cared for? Some say yes while others say no. Standing water and muddy trails are just a couple of obstacles walkers or runners…

Two Fetuses Found Buried in Eclectic

Alabama News Network is following a disturbing discovery in Eclectic. Police say they received a report of two infant bodies buried in the 10000 block of Georgia Road. Eclectic Police Chief…

Montgomery County Court to Offer Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program

The Montgomery County District Court, along with the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s Office, will offer an amnesty program for individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants for certain traffic tickets. The program will be offered March 1-2, 20118. To qualify for…

'Art Splash' Raises Support for Local School

Artists came together Thursday night in Montgomery to make a big "splash" for a local school. It was the sixth annual Art Splash fundraiser for the Montgomery Christian School. Eighteen artists worked on…

Alabama House Approves Church 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a revision of the state's "Stand Your Ground" law to specify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church. The Houses of Representatives approved the bill Thursday on a…

CrimeStoppers School Gun Violence Initiative

Tragedy in Parkland, Florida marked 8 shootings at U.S. schools, since the start of 2018.  Those startling numbers, Tony Garrett says, is one of the driving forces behind Crime Stoppers' efforts "to…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Back in Downtown Selma

Senator Hank Sanders and other organizers of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee called a news conference to address some of the changes to the annual event. Senator Hank Sanders opened up about issues…

Gov. Ivey Kicks Off Governor Campaign

"I'm Kay Ivey and I want to ask for your vote and support to be elected Governor of Alabama!" Governor Kay Ivey spoke to a crowd at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Montgomery…

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