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Alabama Member of Voting Commission complains

AP October 22, 2017, 1:26 PM Trump voting commission criticized for lack of transparency President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity has integrity questions of its own — with some of its own members raising concerns about its openness. This past week,…

Alabama's Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate is 3.8%, down from August’s rate of 4.2%, and well below September 2016’s rate of 6.0%.  According to Ivey's office, the last time Alabama’s unemployment rate was…

Motorists to Face Civil Penalties for Not Having Insurance

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is set to begin enforcing the Alabama Mandatory Liability Insurance Law (Act#2016 361). Last year, during the 2016 legislative session, the law was passed and signed by the Governor to mandate all Alabama motorists have…

Federal Court Stays Execution Set for Thursday

A federal judge has blocked an execution scheduled for Thursday for an Alabama inmate convicted of killing a police officer two decades ago. U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins issued the stay Monday for 40-year old Torrey Twane McNabb, one…

Bannon Attacks SPLC

The Washington-Post reports former President Trump aide Steve Bannon criticised the Montgomery -based Southern Poverty Law Center during a speech to the "Values Voters Summit" in Washington: "At various points in the speech, Bannon, who runs the far-right website Breitbart…

Auburn Ice Cream Store Death

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl's body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container…

Deer Hunting Season Begins

  A foundation that promotes hunting says it has an almost $2-Billion impact on the Alabama economy. Department of Conservation officials say there are very few accidents involving weapons during the hunting season. In fact they say more people are…

Court Rejects Challenge to Alabama Districting Map

A federal court has dismissed a challenge to Alabama's new legislative districting maps. A federal court has dismissed a challenge to Alabama's new legislative districting maps. A three-judge panel ruled that Democrats who fought three Jefferson County districts redrawn under…

Highway to be Named After Corrections Officer Killed On-Duty

A ceremony to dedicate a portion of Alabama Highway 21 in memory of Correctional Officer Kenneth L. Bettis will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Alabama Coastal Community College in Atmore. The ceremony will include the presentation…

Statewide Missing Child Alert Issued for 14-Year Old Girl

The Decatur Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Irma Maria Diego-Gomez. Irma Maria Diego-Gomez is a 14-year old Guatemalan female with brown eyes, brown hair, approximately 5-feet tall, and has a slim build. She was last…

Alabama Joins First Responders Network

Communication is key in an emergency,  now Alabama's first responders have access to a new tool that will help them better serve the community. Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Alabama…

Senate Candidate Roy Moore's Son Arrest on Trespassing Charges

The son of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been arrested in Alabama on a misdemeanor charge linked to allegations of illegal hunting. Etowah County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Barton tells news outlets 27-year-old Caleb Moore surrendered Monday on a…

Bunny Sigler, Who Helped Create 1970s Philly Sound, Dies

 A singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s has died. Walter "Bunny" Sigler was 76. A singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s has died.…

Goodbye: AOL Discontinuing Pioneering Instant Messenger

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service. An article on AOL's…

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…

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