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New Alabama State Superintendent of Schools Selected

The state school board has selected Dr. Eric Mackey as the new superintendent of schools.  Mackey currently serves as the executive director of School Superintendents of Alabama. Board members voted five to four to…

Former Clanton Police Chief Pleads Guilty

The former chief of an Alabama police department has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. State Attorney General Steve Marshall told Alabama media that Brian Allan Stilwell pleaded guilty Thursday to violation of ethics law and the fraudulent use of a…

Talk Of The Air National Guard

A screengrab from a video posted on Facebook that shows a Tennessee Air National Guard colonel and a senior noncommissioned officer during a re-enlistment ceremony.                              …

Ivey Campaign Ad Praises Confederate Monument Law

Gov. Kay Ivey is airing a campaign ad praising a law she signed that prohibits taking down Confederate monuments. In the 30-second ad, the camera pans around a Confederate memorial outside the state capitol building. Ivey says that when "special…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92. The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother…

Double Shooting Deaths Under Investigation

The shooting happened just before Midnight last night on the Mobile Highway. Police say they responded to a report of a shooting and found the two men who died at the hospital. The men have not identified but one is…

In The Gun Business? Head to Alabama

The jobs website Zappia ranks the states based on how much they benefit from the gun industry, and Alabama ranks  number one.     The states at the top of the list? The ten best states for the gun industry…

GOP Candidate for Alabama Governor Dies

Michael McCallister, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, was found dead over the weekend. Pike County sheriff Russell Thomas says McCallister was found Sunday in his home when deputies did a welfare check. Thomas says…

DOD Spending in Alabama

The PEW Charitable Trusts is out with a state-by-state comparison of spending by  The U.S. Department of Defense.     Average Alabamian benefits from Pentagon spending more than people in most other states. PEW specifically reports the per capita amount…

State of The South

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A new study says Southern states should spend more on education to develop homegrown talent for high-paying jobs. Otherwise, new jobs in those growing states will go to people with college…

Roy Moore Files Claims Against Female Accuser

Attorneys representing former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore say they have filed claims for slander and defamation against Leigh Corfman, and demanded a trial by jury. Corfman filed a lawsuit against Moore in January, accusing him of making unwanted sexual…

Will Tiny Fish Sink $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Plant?

A tiny species of fish could be threatened with extinction if the huge Toyota-Mazda plant is built just west of Huntsville. That's according to an environmental group that plans to go to court to save the fish. The Spring Pygmy Sunfish…

60 Minutes Lynching Memorial Story Now Online

Watch the CBS 60 Minutes segment about the soon to open Lynching Memorial HERE.   The memorial opens on April 26th.  More information HERE. And tomorrow---Monday morning at 8:00 AM---on CBS This Morning, watch a story about the companion museum…

Annual Beef Cooking Competition

Alabama High School Juniors and Seniors gathered at Carver High in Montgomery today to compete in the annual Alabama  Cattlemen's Association beef cook-off. Alabama News Network News Director Glenn Halbrook was a judge for the event, which was won by Dalton…

Man Dies In Car Accident After Being Pursued By Police

  A Columbiana man has died after being chased by Prattville police. 50 year old Ambrose Wood was being pursued by Prattville Police after being suspected of reckless driving. Wood's car left county road 82 in Autauga county and overturned.…

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