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Tracking Nate: Storm Heading Out of Our Area

The Alabama News Network Weather Authority team of meteorologists is tracking the aftermath of Hurricane Nate as it moves out of our area. Nate made landfall around 12:30 Sunday morning near Biloxi, Mississippi. In our part of Alabama, the storm's…

Andalusia Man Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child

The Andalusia Police Department has arrested James Allen Lee, 52, for sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age. Lee was taken into custody today. Andalusia Police Department Investigator Gene Jackson says Lee's arrest came after a three…

Hurricane Irma: Closings and Cancellations

These are the closings and cancellations that have been made because of Hurricane Irma's expected impact on parts of Alabama: SCHOOLS: Alabama State University -  closed Tuesday Alexander City Schools - Closed Tuesday Auburn University - Classes will resume Tuesday at Noon;…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to begin affecting Alabama late this weekend and into the beginning of next week. Gov. Ivey had previously issued limited supplemental States of…

ALDOT Update on Hurricane Irma Evacuations

The Alabama Dept. of Transportation says hurricane evacuation routes in Alabama are expected to continue experiencing heavy traffic throughout the weekend as Floridians flee the approach of Hurricane Irma. Alabama evacuation routes are carrying traffic northbound and westbound from Florida…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces She's Seeking a Full Term in Office

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey announced her decision to seek election as Governor in 2018. The Governor said in a statement, “Four months ago, I was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama. There hasn’t been a more humbling moment in…

Consumer Alert: Winn-Dixie Produce Recall

On Your Side Consumer Alert -- Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie stores, is issuing a voluntary recall of multiple Country Fresh produce products. These products were sold in 6-, 10-, 12- and 23-ounce packages. The recall is due…

Alabama News Network Joins "Together for Texas" Relief Effort

Alabama News Network is joining other broadcasters throughout the state in helping with relief efforts in Texas. TV and radio stations throughout Alabama are collecting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Alabama News Network is working with the…

Auburn Making Gameday Changes for 2017 Season

Auburn University is making changes and updates to its gameday experience. The University has announced that it's made improvements in food service, game presentation, parking and traffic, gameday weekend events and in-stadium features. Auburn has released a list of 25 changes…

How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Many of you may be looking for ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. There are easy ways to do it. There are a few ways to donate to the American Red Cross, which has set up shelters in the…

Gov. Kay Ivey Files Paperwork to Run for Full Term

Alabama News Network has confirmed through the Alabama Sec. of State's Office that Gov. Kay Ivey has filed the paperwork needed to run for a full term in office.  An office spokesman says the account was created today. Ivey created…

Pine Beetle Infestation Grows Rapidly in Central Alabama

In the last week, 120 spots  of pine beetle infestation has been detected in Butler county. It's one of several counties experiencing the problem.  In fact, forestry officials say Montgomery county has reached an epidemic level. "It's a lot of infestation…

Two Arrested in Synthetic Marijuana Lab Investigation

A month-long investigation in Alabama has yielded the arrest of two men and the seizure of an active synthetic marijuana lab. The Dothan Eagle reports that the Henry County SWAT Team executed a search warrant for the Henry County/Abbeville Task…

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…

Back to School! Here Are Start Dates for Area School Systems

Students in our area start returning to class on Monday, Aug. 7. Here are the start dates for school systems in the Alabama News Network viewing area: MONDAY, AUG. 7: Alexander City Andalusia Bullock County Crenshaw County Dallas County Lowndes…

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