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Brewton woman dies in single-vehicle crash

 A single-vehicle crash at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, has claimed the life of a Brewton woman. Tressa Mechell Richards, 42, was killed when the 2003 Pontiac Grand AM, in which she was a passenger, lost control driving over a patch of…

Parents of 13 children charged with torture

The parents of 13 malnourished children found in alleged captivity in Southern California have been charged with committing years of torture and abuse and could face up to life in prison. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced the charges…

Alabama Starting to Thaw Out

Parts of Alabama are reopening following a two-day shutdown prompted by snow and ice, but much of the state remains in weather-related limbo. The governor's office says state offices will resume operations at noon Thursday, and some school systems in…

Senate Panel Advances Trump Health Secretary Pick

A Senate committee has signed off on President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, clearing the way for final confirmation of Alex Azar. The Finance Committee voted 15-12 on Wednesday to send Azar's nomination to the full Senate. Although the…

Dothan Teen Killed in Auto Wreck

Alabama State Troopers identify the 19 year old woman who died as Cassidy Elizabeth McCallister. The vehicle she was driving collided with a tractor trailer driven by a New York man. He was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries. The…

Weather Closings and Delays

This is the latest list of closings and delays from Alabama News Network. - Adullam House Christian Schools - Closed Thursday - AIDT Offices - Open 11 a.m. Thursday - Alabama State Offices - Reopen at noon Thursday - Alabama…

Report: Alabama has 2nd Highest Gun Death Rate

States with the Five Highest Gun Death Rates Rank   State              Gun Ownership             Gun Death Per 100,000 1          Alaska                        56.4 percent                           23.86 2          Alabama                     49.5 percent                           21.51 3          Louisiana                    49.0 percent                           21.08 4         …

Stay Off Roads!

Please advise people to stay home and off the roads. US 231 from Ozark to Troy is experiencing major issues with ICE on the roadway causing traffic to completely stop. US 84 east of Andalusia we have some stranded tractor…

Senate Votes to Take Alabama Out of Marriage Business

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill that would do away with marriage licenses and the requirement for people to go through a wedding ceremony. The bill comes as a few Alabama probate judges refuse to issue marriage licenses to…

ALDOT Urges Drivers to be Safe During Icy Weather

The Alabama Department of Transportation is continuing to warn Alabamians to expect icy roadways and bridges beginning Tuesday and lasting until temperatures return to above freezing. Hazardous driving conditions should be expected in any part of Alabama where snow or precipitation is followed…

State Legislator George Bandy Dead at 72

Alabama legislator George Bandy of Opelika has died. Alabama House of Representatives spokesman Clay Redden said Bandy died Tuesday at a Georgia hospital. He was 72. Lawmakers were told last week that Bandy had been hospitalized for pulmonary and circulatory…

Alabama Could be #2 in U.S. Auto Manufacturing!

Forbes Magazine considers the existing car manufacturing in Alabama, adds the newly announced Toyota-Mazda plant up near Huntsville and reaches an astounding conclusion: Alabama could be the number two car producing state in the U.S. soon---behind…

Single-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of Wetumpka Man

A single-vehicle crash at 12:40 a.m. today, Jan. 12, has claimed the life of a Wetumpka man. Daxon Earl Whitaker, 45, was killed when the 2002 Ford Mustang he was driving left the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. Whitaker,…

Remember 1993's $250-Million to Lure Mercedes?

Now, Alabama is providing about $900 Million to win the $1.9 Billion Dollar Toyota/Mazda plant. It comes with 4,000 jobs. It will be located near Huntsville. CBS has a comprehensive report HERE.

Toyota and Mazda announce Alabama plant

Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda are building a joint-venture auto plant in Alabama. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and company executives made the announcement in a Wednesday news conference. Alabama and North Carolina were finalists for the plant that will eventually…

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