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  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:42:29 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:21:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers.
    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers...
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:16:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine

    Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:05:32 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to...
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 09:02:22 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:41:39 GMT

    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
  • CAEC warns customers of scam targeting co-op members

    CAEC warns customers of scam targeting co-op members

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
    Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be aware
    The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists.
  • Community groups discuss ways to curb crime in Montgomery

    Community groups discuss ways to curb crime in Montgomery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:25:29 GMT
    River Region residents are invited to a series of free, brown bag discussions hosted by the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF).
    Curbing crime in Montgomery was the topic of discussion over lunch Wednesday. Several non-profit groups met for a panel discussion about where to start to stop violent crime.
  • Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:34 GMT

    A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.
  • David Hall concedes race, Tony Helms named Geneva Co. Sheriff

    David Hall concedes race, Tony Helms named Geneva Co. Sheriff

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:08:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    David Hall and Tony Helms watched closely as Geneva County voting officials canvassed votes from last Tuesday. It took less than an hour for the votes to be certified and Helms to be officially declared
    David Hall announced on Wednesday that he will not ask for a recount and has conceded the race to Tony Helms.
  • Many new businesses heading to River Region

    Many new businesses heading to River Region

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:02:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The new Smashburger in Prattville is just the first of many new businesses headed to the River Region. Two new stores and a restaurant are also coming to the High Point Town Center. So how did the city
    The new Smashburger in Prattville is just the first of many new businesses headed to the River Region.
  • Questions raised after ASU expense records released

    Questions raised after ASU expense records released

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:50:14 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    There are many questions surrounding expenses and funding transfers made by the Alabama State University board of trustees. WSFA 12 News obtained financial records with only vague documentation for tens
    There are many questions surrounding expenses and funding transfers made by the Alabama State University board of trustees.
  • Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:48:54 GMT

    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:34:31 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
  • Mother of recent Montgomery murder victim speaks out

    Mother of recent Montgomery murder victim speaks out

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:05 GMT
    Taurio Mushat (Source: Mushat's Facebook page)Taurio Mushat (Source: Mushat's Facebook page)
    As community groups work to address violence, a victim's mother has a message and a plea for help. Montgomery Police have worked seven homicides in the last 33 days, two of them within hours of each other.
    As community groups work to address violence, a victim's mother has a message and a plea for help.
  • Enterprise PD investigating series of burglaries

    Enterprise PD investigating series of burglaries

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:15:14 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    The Enterprise Police Department is investigating a series of recent burglaries that have occurred over the past week. The burglaries have taken place in the area of Pinehurst Drive, Dauphin Street, Harwood
    The Enterprise Police Department is investigating a series of recent burglaries that have occurred over the past week.
  • Relief Megabus arrives for stranded passengers in Fort Deposit

    Relief Megabus arrives for stranded passengers in Fort Deposit

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:58:14 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was heading
    According to Sean Hughes, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs, a relief bus has arrived and is now enroute to New Orleans with the passengers.
  • Wetumpka police chief, deputy chief placed on leave

    Wetumpka police chief, deputy chief placed on leave

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:56:03 GMT
    Wetumpka Police Chief Celia Dixon and Deputy Chief Anthony Crenshaw were placed on paid administrative leave Monday, according to Mayor Jerry Willis. The Wetumpka City Council voted unanimously Tuesday
    Wetumpka Police Chief Celia Dixon and Deputy Chief Anthony Crenshaw were placed on paid administrative leave Monday, according to Mayor Jerry Willis.
  • Tip leads to meth bust, 3 arrests in Autauga County

    Tip leads to meth bust, 3 arrests in Autauga County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
    Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and Kimberly
    Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Violent Crime Unit secures another conviction in Montgomery murder

    Violent Crime Unit secures another conviction in Montgomery murder

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:06 GMT
    A Montgomery man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a robbery attempt that ended in murder.  Zendarius White, 20, of Montgomery was convicted Wednesday by a Montgomery County jury of the capital
    A Montgomery man will spend the rest of his life in prison for a robbery attempt that ended in murder.
  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...
  • Tallassee cuts ribbon on new, bigger Walmart

    Tallassee cuts ribbon on new, bigger Walmart

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:16:50 GMT
    New jobs and a bigger shopping selection are now available in Tallassee. Wednesday morning, leaders cut the ribbon an a Walmart supercenter on Gilmer Avenue.
    New jobs and a bigger shopping selection are now available in Tallassee. Wednesday morning, leaders cut the ribbon an a Walmart supercenter on Gilmer Avenue.
  • 9 scholarships awarded from $24.8 million raised

    9 scholarships awarded from $24.8 million raised

    A report by the Alabama Revenue Department shows scholarship granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships...
    A report by the Alabama Revenue Department shows scholarship granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships in...
  • Ensley quintuple homicide suspect accepts plea deal

    Ensley quintuple homicide suspect accepts plea deal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:05:30 GMT
    A 19-year-old accused in a quadruple homicide in Ensley has accepted a plea deal. Artavius Underwood pleaded guilty to five counts of capital murder on Wednesday.
    A 19-year-old accused in a quintuple homicide in Ensley has accepted a plea deal. Artavius Underwood pleaded guilty to five counts of capital murder on Wednesday.
  • Gov. Bentley says Black Belt moving ahead; not prepared for Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Bentley says Black Belt moving ahead; not prepared for Medicaid expansion

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:45:43 GMT
    During a meeting of the Black Belt Commission in Thomasville Wednesday, Alabama's governor says he likes what he sees and hears from people working to move the region out of the economic doldrums. "These things
    During a meeting of the Black Belt Commission in Thomasville Wednesday, Alabama's governor says he likes what he sees and hears from people working to move the region out of the economic doldrums. "These things
  • Corrections officer, husband charged in connection with inmate sex case

    Corrections officer, husband charged in connection with inmate sex case

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:40:35 GMT
    A Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate. The woman's husband was also arrested and charged in connection with the case. According
    A Montgomery County Detention Facility corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly having sex with an inmate. The woman's husband, also a corrections officer, was also arrested and charged in connection with the case.
  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:37:05 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term...
  • West Montgomery Probate Office receives technology upgrade

    West Montgomery Probate Office receives technology upgrade

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:20:33 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Next time you go to the Probate Office on Mobile Highway, you can expect a new experience. The Probate Office has implemented the Q-matic Queuing System at the West Montgomery Office. Q-Matic specializes
    Next time you go to the Probate Office on Mobile Highway, you can expect a new experience. The Probate Office has implemented the Q-matic Queuing System at the West Montgomery Office.
  • Selma Police: Man shoots, kills his brother

    Selma Police: Man shoots, kills his brother

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:16:38 GMT
    The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.Eddie Mixon, 58, is charged with murdering his own brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon.Mixon is being held
    It's the first murder for Dallas County this year, and this one allegedly involves a man fatally shooting his younger brother.
  • CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:10:48 GMT
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.
  • 40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:14:52 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:42:52 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
  • Marijuana operation busted in Marengo Co.

    Marijuana operation busted in Marengo Co.

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:12:49 GMT
    (Source: Alabama ABC Board)(Source: Alabama ABC Board)
    Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants on Wednesday. Agents discovered the plants while exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of
    Agents of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board found and destroyed several marijuana plants on Wednesday. Agents discovered the plants while exploring a wooded area in the southeastern corner of Marengo County. A subsequent search of a nearby residence turned up additional cannabis.
  • Hearing continued for Ozark man in case of Obama threat

    Hearing continued for Ozark man in case of Obama threat

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:21:30 GMT
    Deryke Matthew Pfeifer of Ozark was scheduled to have his arraignment hearing in court Wednesday, but a judge issued an order to continue the case. Pfeifer was arrested
    Deryke Matthew Pfeifer of Ozark was scheduled to have his arraignment hearing in court Wednesday, but a judge issued an order to continue the case. Pfeifer was arrested after allegedly making threats against President Barack Obama.
  • Smashburger opens location in Prattville

    Smashburger opens location in Prattville

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:47:45 GMT
    Prattville residents now have the opportunity to try what is being called, "one of the nation's fasted growing 'better burger' restaurant." On Wednesday Smashburger held the grand opening and ribbon cutting
    Prattville residents now have the opportunity to try what is being called, "one of the nation's fasted growing 'better burger' restaurant."
  • Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

    Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:56 GMT

    Shania Twain will take a final bow on her comeback tour, Beyonce's (sort of) in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a beetle takes on the Beatles, this week in music.

    Shania Twain will take a final bow on her comeback tour, Beyonce's (sort of) in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a beetle takes on the Beatles, this week in music.

  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:11 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • Alabama family ‘floats' on sod

    Alabama family ‘floats' on sod

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:15:13 GMT
    An Alabama family had quite the surprise on Saturday in their back yard.
    An Alabama family had quite the surprise on Saturday in their back yard.
  • Mental exam ordered for Lowndes Co. triple homicide suspect

    Mental exam ordered for Lowndes Co. triple homicide suspect

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:00:34 GMT
    HAYNEVILLE, Ala (AP)A Lowndes County judge has ordered a mental exam for a man charged with killing 9-year-old twins and their baby sitter. Circuit Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell ordered that Deandra Lee be
    A Lowndes County judge has ordered a mental exam for a man charged with killing 9-year-old twins and their baby sitter.
  • Ken Hare In Depth: Governor's call for resignations carries clout

    Ken Hare In Depth: Governor's call for resignations carries clout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:59:37 GMT
    Last Friday, I wrote a column suggesting that the chairman and vice chairman of the board of trustees of Alabama State University should resign if they truly want to do what's best for the university. No
    By Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had joined the chorus. That's a big deal -- a really big deal --  because the governor of Alabama has the power to remove trustees from office.
  • New Tuskegee President aims to fix campus concerns

    New Tuskegee President aims to fix campus concerns

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:25:38 GMT
    He's one of the youngest men to lead Tuskegee University. Dr. Brian Johnson, 41, has been in office for 38 days, and is already hitting the ground running. He's making his approachable personality known
    Dr. Brian Johnson has been in office for 38 days, and is already hitting the ground running.
  • Kids in Greenville to get 'reel' experience learning how to fish

    Kids in Greenville to get 'reel' experience learning how to fish

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:58:09 GMT
    There's a new batch of fishermen/fisherwomen getting ready to learn the craft and they've got their rods and reels ready to go.Kids with the City of Greenville's summer youth program are preparing to learn
    The City of Greenville and the Alabama Black Belt Adventures joined forces Thursday to teach kids about how to fish.
  • White flags mysteriously placed on Brooklyn Bridge

    White flags mysteriously placed on Brooklyn Bridge

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:31:14 GMT

    Authorities are reviewing footage to determine who placed white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, replacing two American flags.

    Authorities are reviewing footage to determine who placed white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, replacing two American flags.

  • FLIR thermal imaging camera will give iPhone users night vision

    FLIR thermal imaging camera will give iPhone users night vision

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:19:53 GMT
    Oregon-based company FLIR is releasing a thermal imaging camera for the iPhone that will let iPhone users see invisible heat energy.
    Oregon-based company FLIR is releasing a thermal imaging camera for the iPhone that will let iPhone users see invisible heat energy.
  • Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:41:59 GMT
    British lawmakers say the country is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine.
    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in...
  • Alabama All-Star Sports continues in the Capital City

    Alabama All-Star Sports continues in the Capital City

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:11:17 GMT
    The Alabama All Star Sports week is now underway in Montgomery. The best high school athletes from across the state are competing in 8 different games throughout the week. Venues around the city are preparing
    The Alabama All Star Sports week continues in Montgomery. The best high school athletes from across the state are competing in 8 different games throughout the week.
  • Governor Signs Carly's Law

    Governor Signs Carly's Law

     

  • 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:55:20 GMT
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:11:41 GMT
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense...
    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems...
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:53:17 GMT
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for...
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to...
  • Tuskegee University: progress being made in dorm renovations

    Tuskegee University: progress being made in dorm renovations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:27:31 GMT
    (Source: Tuskegee University)(Source: Tuskegee University)
    Crews are currently working to improve four student residences at Tuskegee University. The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to
    The university began renovation to Banneker, Bethune, Douglass and Young Halls in May. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the Fall 2014 semester.
  • Camera in girl's bedroom leads to Dothan man's arrest

    Camera in girl's bedroom leads to Dothan man's arrest

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:23:31 GMT
    Dothan police say a 54-year-old man set up video surveillance in the bedroom of a girl during which time he recorded images of her in the nude.The hidden cameras where allegedly installed by Rendale Road
    Dothan police say a 54-year-old man set up video surveillance in the bedroom of a girl during which time he recorded images of her in the nude.The hidden cameras where allegedly installed by Rendale Road
  • Firing range renamed to honor former Opp Police Chief

    Firing range renamed to honor former Opp Police Chief

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:47:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief. Johnny Ray Metcalf spent 27 years with the Opp Police Department,
    A former Opp Police Chief was honored on Tuesday in Covington County as the department named its firing range in memory of the former chief.
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:53:02 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
    A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.
  • Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

    Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:39:48 GMT

    Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

    Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:32:17 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:41:37 GMT
    Israel bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, a Gaza police official said, as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state...
    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot...
  • Wallace Community College holds Open House for the Mobile Welding Lab

    Wallace Community College holds Open House for the Mobile Welding Lab

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:34:57 GMT
    A project years in the making is finally becoming available to bring skills and training to people throughout the Wiregrass.
    A project years in the making is finally becoming available to bring skills and training to people throughout the Wiregrass.
  • Some saddles stolen from West Alabama Rodeo complex recovered

    Some saddles stolen from West Alabama Rodeo complex recovered

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:30:13 GMT
    Officials with the University of West Alabama Rodeo complex say most of the items that were stolen over the weekend have been recovered, but they're still searching for answers as to who took them.
    Officials with the University of West Alabama Rodeo complex say most of the items that were stolen over the weekend have been recovered, but they're still searching for answers as to who took them.
  • Man arrested in shooting death on Colfax Drive

    Man arrested in shooting death on Colfax Drive

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:21 GMT
    Quintrell Davais Martin (Source: Montgomery County Jail)Quintrell Davais Martin (Source: Montgomery County Jail)
    Montgomery Police are investigating a homicide following a shooting late Sunday afternoon, that left one person dead.
    A man has been arrested in connection with the homicide that occurred late Sunday afternoon.
  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU's
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU's
  • Principal, counselor of Dadeville school charged with failure to report child abuse

    Principal, counselor of Dadeville school charged with failure to report child abuse

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:16:31 GMT
    Two employees of the Tallapoosa County School system, a principal and a counselor, are under arrest and charged with failure to report child abuse.
    Two employees of the Tallapoosa County School system, a principal and a counselor, are under arrest and charged with failure to report child abuse.
  • Department of Justice officials continue Tutwiler investigation

    Department of Justice officials continue Tutwiler investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:14:48 GMT
    Federal investigators are visiting Tutwiler Prison for women as part of the ongoing investigation of alleged sexual abuse of inmates by employees.
    Federal investigators are visiting Tutwiler Prison for women as part of the ongoing investigation of alleged sexual abuse of inmates by employees.
  • Governor asks ASU Trustees Dean and Wiggins to step down

    Governor asks ASU Trustees Dean and Wiggins to step down

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:09:57 GMT
    In a letter to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Governor Robert Bentley asked that board chairman Elton Dean and vice-chairman Judge Marvin Wiggins resign
    In two separate letters sent to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Tuesday morning, Governor Robert Bentley asked that Board Chairman Elton Dean and Vice-Chairman Judge Marvin Wiggins resign.
  • Suspect in 3 FL murders captured in Troy

    Suspect in 3 FL murders captured in Troy

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:05:32 GMT
    A man wanted for three homicides in the Florida panhandle was arrested in Troy early Tuesday morning, according to the Troy Police Department.
    A man wanted for three homicides in the Florida panhandle was arrested in Troy early Tuesday morning, according to the Troy Police Department.
  • Court ruling could affect Alabama healthcare customers

    Court ruling could affect Alabama healthcare customers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:58:21 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A pair of court decisions on Tuesday, sent mixed messages to Alabamians who purchased healthcare plans on the federally run exchange. On the one hand, a Virginia panel ruled that the IRS was within its
    A pair of court decisions on Tuesday, sent mixed messages to Alabamians who purchased healthcare plans on the federally run exchange.
  • Selma shooting suspect's mom charged with intimidating witness

    Selma shooting suspect's mom charged with intimidating witness

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:05 GMT
    Lekeisha Prince (Source: Selma Police Department) Lekeisha Prince (Source: Selma Police Department)
    The Selma Police Department has arrested a woman after she allegedly intimidated a witness. Police arrested Lekeisha Prince, of Selma, on Tuesday on charges of intimidating a witness, first degree attempted
    Police arrested Lekeisha Prince, of Selma, on Tuesday on charges of intimidating a witness, first degree attempted assault, and harassment.
  • MPD plans to crack down on crime with 'Operation Domino'

    MPD plans to crack down on crime with 'Operation Domino'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:19:19 GMT
    The Montgomery Police Department announced a new plan to crack down on crime Tuesday. The announcement came after MPD made arrests in two weekend homicides. Quintrell Martin was arrested for the murder
    The Montgomery Police Department announced a new plan to crack down on crime Tuesday. The announcement came after MPD made arrests in two weekend homicides.
  • Alabama students miss mark in math skills

    Alabama students miss mark in math skills

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:10:40 GMT
    The figures are in - and Alabama students are not making the grade when it comes to math. Alabama eighth-graders are ranked 50th in math skills.
    The figures are in - and Alabama students are not making the grade when it comes to math. Alabama eighth-graders are ranked 50th in math skills.
  • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:05:58 GMT
    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the...
  • Headland man charged with enticing a child, burglary

    Headland man charged with enticing a child, burglary

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:55:48 GMT
    A Headland man was arrested in Dothan and is charged with attempting to entice a child after police say he chased two girls. According to a news release officers responded to the 1300 block of Alexander
    A Headland man was arrested in Dothan and is charged with attempting to entice a child after police say he chased two girls. The man is also believed to be a suspect in a burglary that occurred on July 3.
  • AL governor, attorney general react to ruling against health care law

    AL governor, attorney general react to ruling against health care law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:45:27 GMT
    Alabama's governor and attorney general are reacting to news that a federal appeals court ruled against a portion of President Barack Obama's health care law, commonly referred to as 'Obamacare'.
    Alabama's governor and attorney general are reacting to news that a federal appeals court ruled against a portion of President Barack Obama's health care law, commonly referred to as 'Obamacare'.
  • Another arrested in west Montgomery shooting

    Another arrested in west Montgomery shooting

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:01:08 GMT
    L to R: Lamarian Hood, Arsenio Hall (Source: Montgomery County Jail)L to R: Lamarian Hood, Arsenio Hall (Source: Montgomery County Jail)
    Police say an arrest has been made in the west Montgomery shooting that left one person dead and four others injured.
    Another arrest has been made in the west Montgomery shooting that left one person dead and four others injured.
  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:22 GMT
    About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.
  • Body of missing LA teen found off Alabama coast

    Body of missing LA teen found off Alabama coast

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:23:22 GMT
    The body of a teenager who went missing Sunday in dangerous surf off the Alabama coast has been located, confirms the Gulf Shores Police Department.
    Authorities have recovered the body of a Louisiana teen missing in dangerous surf on the Alabama coast.
  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:15:40 GMT
    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.
    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.
  • Alabama gets low marks in child welfare report

    Alabama gets low marks in child welfare report

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:05:59 GMT
    The results are in and Alabama has maintained its rank near the bottom of the list when it comes to childhood well-being.
    The results are in and Alabama has maintained its rank near the bottom of the list when it comes to childhood well-being.
  • Ex-Ala Sen. Jeremiah Denton buried at Arlington

    Ex-Ala Sen. Jeremiah Denton buried at Arlington

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:27:02 GMT
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-time Republican lawmaker and Vietnam veteran was buried with full military honors on Tuesday. Denton died in March
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-time Republican lawmaker and Vietnam veteran was buried with full military honors on Tuesday. Denton died in March
  • 17-year-old arrested in shooting death of Opelika teen

    17-year-old arrested in shooting death of Opelika teen

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:07:15 GMT
    The Opelika Police Department says a juvenile has died after being shot Monday afternoon. Opelika police responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue at 12:50 p.m. Officers found
    The Opelika Police Department says an Opelika High School student has been arrested in connection with the death of a fellow student.
  • Bentley taps Butler as Ala state budget officer

    Bentley taps Butler as Ala state budget officer

    Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.
    Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.
  • A few simple tips to make the cocktail your summer go to drink

    A few simple tips to make the cocktail your summer go to drink

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:22:19 GMT
    Ah, cocktails - when broken down they aren't near as complicated as they seem, and are quite refreshing in the summer heat.
    Ah, cocktails - when broken down they aren't near as complicated as they seem, and are quite refreshing in the summer heat.
  • Alabama firefighters sent to help with Oregon, Washington wildfires

    Alabama firefighters sent to help with Oregon, Washington wildfires

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:55:51 GMT
    Seven Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) wildland firefighters from across the state left over the weekend for fire-fighting details out West.
    Seven Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) wildland firefighters from across the state left over the weekend for fire-fighting details out West.
  • Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:22:16 GMT
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.
  • Town of Pike Road to begin phase two of Natural Trails this fall

    Town of Pike Road to begin phase two of Natural Trails this fall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:29:10 GMT
    The Town of Pike Road announced LIVE on Today in Alabama they will be beginning Phase two of the Natural Trails Project. Reporter Melissa Johnson debuting this 'Hometown Spotlight' LIVE at the Town of Pike Road's Hall.
    The Town of Pike Road announced LIVE on Today in Alabama they will be beginning Phase two of the Natural Trails Project. Reporter Melissa Johnson debuting this 'Hometown Spotlight' LIVE at the Town of Pike Road's Hall.  Picture Courtesy of Town of Pike Road
  • Mystery solved after Winfield family finds wedding rings attached to balloons

    Mystery solved after Winfield family finds wedding rings attached to balloons

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:36:10 GMT
    The owner of two rings found attached to two blue balloons in Marion County has come forward to explain why she let her rings go.
    The owner of two rings found attached to two blue balloons in Marion County has come forward to explain why she let her rings go.
  • Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:54:27 GMT
    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that...
    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more...
  • Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:41:27 GMT
    The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is...
    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...
  • More allegations against Central Alabama VA

    More allegations against Central Alabama VA

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:41 GMT
    There are new details surrounding the ongoing issues with Veteran Affairs hospitals, in particular the system right here in Alabama. Congresswoman Martha Roby has continued to investigate the Central
    There are new details surrounding the ongoing issues with Veteran Affairs hospitals, in particular the system right here in Alabama.
  • Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:26 GMT
    Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.
  • ASU SGA president asks for resignation of board chairman and vice chairman

    ASU SGA president asks for resignation of board chairman and vice chairman

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:54:23 GMT
    Alabama State University's Student Government Association President confirms to WSFA 12 News he has demanded  the resignation of Chairman Dean and Vice Chairman Wiggins.According to a letter sent by Darren
    Alabama State University's Student Government Association President Darren Dubose has demanded the resignation of ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Dean and Vice Chairman Wiggins.
  • 2 suspects sought in Prattville jewelry store burglary

    2 suspects sought in Prattville jewelry store burglary

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:36:08 GMT
    Prattville police are trying to identify and locate two males who burglarized a jewelry store. According to CrimeStoppers, two unknown suspects burglarized Ricks Jewelers at approximately 3:30 a.m. on
    Prattville police are trying to identify and locate two males who burglarized a jewelry store.
  • Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:10:46 GMT
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.
    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.
  • Montgomery law firm re-files lawsuit against GM

    Montgomery law firm re-files lawsuit against GM

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:50:08 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A lawsuit against General Motors, that was once thought to be settled, is being brought back. According to leaders for the Montgomery based Beasley Allen Law Firm, they have re-filed the law suit by the
    According to leaders for the Montgomery based Beasley Allen Law Firm, they have re-filed the law suit by the Melton family against General Motors.
  • Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:31:20 GMT
    Gaza health officials say the death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501 as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the...
    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional...
  • Sheriff: Dad shoots daughter over microwave dispute

    Sheriff: Dad shoots daughter over microwave dispute

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:19:32 GMT
    Willie Anderson (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department) Willie Anderson (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department)
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Sunday after a domestic argument led to a shooting. The Sheriff's Office received a call at 7:15 p.m. reporting a shooting that occurred at a residence
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Sunday after a domestic argument led to a shooting.
  • Montgomery Co. Commission holds first budget hearing

    Montgomery Co. Commission holds first budget hearing

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:14:37 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Montgomery County Commission wrapped up the first of two budget hearings on Monday. The meeting was an opportunity for the public to hear where the commission is planning to allocate funds. Officials
    The Montgomery County Commission wrapped up the first of two budget hearings on Monday.
  • Raycom to host statewide broadcasts of Alabama high school football games

    Raycom to host statewide broadcasts of Alabama high school football games

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:22:01 GMT
    Are you ready for some high school football? This is the place to find it!Starting with the 2014 season, Raycom and the Alabama High School Athletics Association are teaming up to bring you all the action
    Are you ready for some high school football? This is the place to find it!Starting with the 2014 season, Raycom and the Alabama High School Athletics Association are teaming up to bring you all the action
  • Gov. Robert Bentley kicks off Alabama Workforce Council

    Gov. Robert Bentley kicks off Alabama Workforce Council

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:44:55 GMT
    The first meeting of the Alabama Workforce Council Monday saw executives from some of Alabama's biggest and most valuable companies meet with education leaders to start the process of integrating some of
    The first meeting of the Alabama Workforce Council Monday saw executives from some of Alabama's biggest and most valuable companies meet with education leaders to start the process of integrating some of
  • Police: Man robs Opelika store of $86 in steak

    Police: Man robs Opelika store of $86 in steak

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:12:28 GMT
    Opelika police say a man was arrested for allegedly taking $87 worth of ribeye steaks during a robbery at a grocery store. James Lanier Heard, 48, of Opelika, is charged with third degree robbery and booked
    Opelika police say a man was arrested for allegedly taking $86.50 worth of ribeye steaks during a robbery at a grocery store.
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:53:55 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:40:28 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...
  • Dothan school resource officer gets prison for student sex conviction

    Dothan school resource officer gets prison for student sex conviction

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:02:56 GMT
    A Dothan Police Department School Resource Officer who was convicted of having sex with a student was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
    A Dothan Police Department School Resource Officer who was convicted of having sex with a student was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.
  • ALGOP welcomes DNC to Birmingham

    ALGOP welcomes DNC to Birmingham

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:18:45 GMT
    The push to bring the Democratic National Convention to Birmingham is getting support from an unlikely group, the Alabama GOP. But though Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says he welcomes
    The push to bring the Democratic National Convention to Birmingham is getting support from an unlikely group, the Alabama GOP. But though Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead says he welcomes
  • Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:30:35 GMT
    Libya's Health Ministry says clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours.
    Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five.
  • Sexual assault reported on Auburn University campus

    Sexual assault reported on Auburn University campus

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:12:36 GMT
    The Auburn Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault on the campus of Auburn University.Details regarding the investigation remain limited, but the city police department opened an investigation
    The Auburn Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault on the campus of Auburn University.
  • ABC agents: marijuana seized and destroyed in Bullock Co.

    ABC agents: marijuana seized and destroyed in Bullock Co.

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:25:15 GMT
    Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board agents say numerous marijuana plants have been found growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County. Officials say the plants were discovered after agents were
    Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board agents say numerous marijuana plants have been found growing in a rural portion of east Bullock County.
  • Dothan Police make arrest in felony burglary

    Dothan Police make arrest in felony burglary

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:36:16 GMT
    Dothan investigators say a man is in custody after being arrested on felony burglary charges. According to a news release, Richard Eldridge, 45, burglarized an apartment located in the 100 block of castle
    Dothan investigators say a man is in custody after being arrested on felony burglary charges.
  • Birmingham hosts DNC visitors

    Birmingham hosts DNC visitors

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:53:54 GMT
    Birmingham is putting its best foot forward to impress visitors from the site committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The Magic City is one of five cities making bids to host the DNC. Visitors
    Birmingham is putting its best foot forward to impress visitors from the site committee of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
  • Pike Road man dies after single-vehicle crash

    Pike Road man dies after single-vehicle crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:52:26 GMT
    A Pike Road man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday and authorities say he wasn't wearing his seat belt. According to Alabama State Troopers 59-year-old Quintrue S. Carter was killed when the 1999
    A Pike Road man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday and authorities say, he wasn't wearing his seat belt.
  • UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution

    UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:30:54 GMT

    Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

    Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

  • US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    US working on case against Russia on downed plane

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:20:59 GMT
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
    Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a cover-up at the crash site.
  • 3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:39:20 GMT
    Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.
    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday.
  • 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 04:20:01 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
  • Wetumpka's River and Blues Festival draws big crowd

    Wetumpka's River and Blues Festival draws big crowd

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-21 02:22:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Downtown Wetumpka was busy on Saturday as thousands turned out for the third annual River and Blues Festival. Dozens of bands and artists took the stage to entertain the crowd. "That New Orleans music
    Downtown Wetumpka was busy on Saturday as thousands turned out for the third annual River and Blues Festival.
  • UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

    Sunday, July 20 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 01:29:34 GMT
    The United Nations says Iran has turned all enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms.
    Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday.
  • Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

    Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:40:53 GMT
    Sebastien Bourdais dominated from the pole at Toronto in the first IndyCar Series race of a Sunday doubleheader, cruising to his first open wheel victory since 2007.
    IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.
  • Former Auburn baseball player called up to MLB

    Former Auburn baseball player called up to MLB

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:21:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A Montgomery native and former Auburn University pitcher has been called up to the Chicago White Sox. According to the CSN Chicago website on Sunday, the White Sox purchased the contract of 27-year-old
    A Montgomery native and former Auburn University pitcher has been called up to the Chicago White Sox.
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:00:21 GMT
    Rory McIlroy tees off in the British Open with a commanding lead and a shot at moving closer to a historic achievement.
    Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.
  • NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of moon landing

    NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of moon landing

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:35:19 GMT
    Neil Armstrong on the moon (Source: NASA.gov)Neil Armstrong on the moon (Source: NASA.gov)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It was 45 years ago today that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Armstrong's "one small step ... one giant leap" on July 20, 1969,
    It was 45 years ago today that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.
  • Maxwell AFB officers help Montgomery Public Schools

    Maxwell AFB officers help Montgomery Public Schools

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:54:59 GMT
    A large group of officers from Maxwell Air Force Base helped a few local schools get ready to reopen on Saturday. With just 23 days of summer remaining for students in Montgomery Public Schools, volunteers
    A large group of officers from Maxwell Air Force Base helped a few local schools get ready to reopen on Saturday.
  • Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:34:21 GMT
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
    When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London.
  • Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:03 GMT
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under...
    Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which...
  • State Troopers identify 2 men killed in Butler County crash

    State Troopers identify 2 men killed in Butler County crash

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:22:36 GMT
    Alabama state troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Butler County. Trooper Kevin Cook says the crash happened on Casey Road, which is also Butler Road 26, and involved two pick up trucks. Cook
    A two-vehicle crash in Butler County claimed the lives of two Alabama men on Saturday according to Alabama State Troopers.
  • Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse

    Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-20 15:58:06 GMT
    A longtime associate pastor at an Auburn church has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing two victims over a period of time back in the early 1990's.
    His arrest in May got him kicked out of the church where he had been for 30 years.  Lee County Sheriff's detectives say the two adult victims came forward in April to report they were abused in the early 199.
  • Phenix City man accused of abusing girlfriend's 2-year-old son

    Phenix City man accused of abusing girlfriend's 2-year-old son

    Sunday, July 20 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-20 14:34:53 GMT
    A Phenix City man is facing multiple charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. Zachary Ryan Tadlock, 22, is charged with torture and willful abuse of a child and domestic violence
    A Phenix City man is facing multiple charges for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
  • James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dies

    James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:59 AM EDT2014-07-20 10:59:41 GMT
    James Garner, actor known best for his role in The Rockford Files, has died, multiple media outlets reported Sunday morning.
    James Garner, actor known best for his role in The Rockford Files, has died, multiple media outlets reported Sunday morning.
  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

    Sunday, July 20 2014 4:39 AM EDT2014-07-20 08:39:52 GMT
    A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:09 AM EDT2014-07-20 07:09:21 GMT
    Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call...
    Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday.
  • Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:52 AM EDT2014-07-20 05:52:56 GMT
    Rallies have been planned following the in-custody death of a New York City man police say had a heart attack during a struggle with officers.
    A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.
  • Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:34:20 GMT
    The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that...
    The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was...
  • Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:10:14 GMT
    Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
    International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes...
  • Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

    Saturday, July 19 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-07-20 00:48:50 GMT
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.
    The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline.
  • Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

    Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:23:52 GMT
     Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. 
    Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. 
  • WSFA 12 News wins 8 Alabama Associated Press awards

    WSFA 12 News wins 8 Alabama Associated Press awards

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:39:48 GMT
    WSFA 12 News was honored with multiple Alabama Associated Press Media Editors awards at the organization's annual banquet and award ceremony in Birmingham Saturday. WSFA 12 News competed against Alabama
    WSFA 12 News was honored with multiple Alabama Associated Press Media Editors awards at the organization's annual banquet and award ceremony in Birmingham Saturday.
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:28 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including four policemen.
    The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:38:30 GMT
    Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.
    In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last...
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: A woman not to be messed with

    Your Week in Viral Videos: A woman not to be messed with

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:52:01 GMT
    American Ninja Warrior hasn’t gotten as much publicity in the preceding five years as it has in the last five days, thanks to former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals.
    American Ninja Warrior hasn’t gotten as much publicity in the preceding five years as it has in the last five days, thanks to former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals.
  • Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:30:46 GMT
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast...
    Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.
  • National parks in Alabama record visitor increase

    National parks in Alabama record visitor increase

    The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013.
    The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013.
  • Wetumpka's River and Blues Festival Saturday

    Wetumpka's River and Blues Festival Saturday

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:31:16 GMT
    Wetumpka's riverwalk will be full of free entertainment for the whole family Saturday at the 3rd annual Wetumpka River and Blues Music & Arts Festival. Friday's movie night was postponed but organizers
    Wetumpka's riverwalk will be full of free entertainment for the whole family Saturday at the 3rd annual Wetumpka River and Blues Music & Arts Festival.
  • NASA 'live' tweeting Apollo 11 moon landing

    NASA 'live' tweeting Apollo 11 moon landing

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-19 13:36:03 GMT
    Since Wednesday, NASA has been live tweeting the Apollo 11 launch, moon landing and recovery. Sunday marks the anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men to set first foot on the moon.
    Since Wednesday, NASA has been live tweeting the Apollo 11 launch, moon landing and recovery. Sunday marks the anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men to set first foot on the moon.
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-07-19 09:31:18 GMT
    Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone has fired two missiles at a compound in a northwestern tribal region, killing eight militants.
    A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
  • SACS letter reveals concerns with ASU

    SACS letter reveals concerns with ASU

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:14:02 GMT
    The letter goes into detail about why SACSCOC issued the warning following a review of the institutional response to unsolicited information alleging non-compliance of
    The letter goes into detail about why SACSCOC issued the warning following a review of the institutional response to unsolicited information alleging non-compliance of the accrediting organization's Principles of Accreditation:
  • Hefty reward offered in each of 3 unsolved Montgomery murders

    $11K rewards offered for information in 3 Montgomery murders

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:05:18 GMT
    Reward money totaling $11,000 in each case is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects in three Montgomery homicide investigations.The reward money is being offered
    Three Montgomery families are issuing a desperate plea for information as they waiting for answers in several unsolved murders. Now, new rewards are being offered in the hopes of cracking the cases.
  • Justin Ross Harris' former friend speaks out against him

    Justin Ross Harris' former friend speaks out against him

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:38:38 GMT
    Ben McRea stood up for Justin Ross Harris at his wedding but he had strong words against Ross on Friday.
    Ben McRea stood up for Justin Ross Harris at his wedding but he had strong words against Ross on Friday.
  • Southern, Alabama State favorites in SWAC

    Southern, Alabama State favorites in SWAC

    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.
    Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Southern and Alabama State are the favorites to win their divisions.
  • Alex City man arrested on sexual abuse charges

    Alex City man arrested on sexual abuse charges

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:12:04 GMT
    An Alex City man is under arrest on sexual abuse charges. Police say 25-year-old Jimmy Stewart sent obscene material to a minor. Investigators say more charges may be filed. Stewart is in police custody
    An Alex City man is under arrest on sexual abuse charges.
  • Birmingham has one less competitor in bid for DNC

    Birmingham has one less competitor in bid for DNC

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:01:41 GMT
    Columbus, Ohio; New York City; Philadelphia; and Phoenix, Arizona are also on the list.
    Columbus, Ohio; New York City; Philadelphia; and Phoenix, Arizona are also on the list.
  • ADPH confirms 3 cases of chikungunya in Alabama

    ADPH confirms 3 cases of chikungunya in Alabama

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:58:09 GMT
    The Alabama Department of Public Health is urging visitors or missionaries who travel to the Caribbean to be aware and reduce the risks of becoming investigated for the mosquito-borne illness known as
    The Alabama Department of Public Health is urging visitors or missionaries who travel to the Caribbean to be aware and reduce the risks of becoming infected with the mosquito-borne illness known as chikungunya.
  • Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

    Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:28:12 GMT
    Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN)Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN)
    Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline.
    Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities...
  • Dothan man accused of sexual misconduct involving a minor

    Dothan man accused of sexual misconduct involving a minor

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:45:35 GMT
    A sexual misconduct investigation ended Friday with the arrest of a Houston County man, according the county sheriff's department.Investigators took John Boring, 30, into custody following a nearly week
    A sexual misconduct investigation ended Friday with the arrest of a Houston County man, according the county sheriff's department.
  • 8 family members charged in theft, meth manufacturing case

    8 family members charged in theft, meth manufacturing case

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:20:07 GMT
    New Site police arrested eight members of the same family on charges ranging from theft to manufacturing meth. Police Chief John McKelvey says the eight suspects would use one another to buy cold medicines
    New Site police arrested eight members of the same family on charges ranging from theft to manufacturing meth.
  • CR 12: Alabama Gold Camp

    CR 12: Alabama Gold Camp

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:00:43 GMT
    Charlie and Cindy McIlvain are celebrating a big event in tiny Cragford, Alabama.  They came all the way from Kentucky."We drove 549 miles," McIlvain said.  "It's our 45th anniversary."  What better way
    Charlie and Cindy McIlvain are celebrating a big event in tiny Cragford, Alabama.  They came all the way from Kentucky.
  • IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:24:27 GMT
    The IRS says Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
    The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails.
  • Alabama Marine Police: Jump at your own risk

    Alabama Marine Police: Jump at your own risk

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:19:48 GMT
    A Nashville woman is still recovering from her injuries after jumping off what's commonly referred to as "chimney rock" at lake martin over the weekend. Alabama Marine Police say hers is the first major
    A Nashville woman is still recovering from her injuries after jumping off what's commonly referred to as "Chimney Rock" at Lake Martin over the weekend.
  • Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

    Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:59:58 GMT

    Marvel Comics announced the changes for two of its most iconic characters, Captain America and Thor, this week on separate TV shows.

    Marvel Comics announced the changes for two of its most iconic characters, Captain America and Thor, this week on separate TV shows.

  • Saban, Malzahn, other coaches no longer coming to AHSAA summer conference

    New legislation means no Saban, Malzahn at AHSAA summer conference

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:55:51 GMT
    The Alabama High School Athletic Association has announced that they are making changes to the 18 annual Summer Conference line-up of speakers, who are set to address football coaches next week.In October
    Names like Saban, Malzahn, Richt and others who lead their teams to big wins were expected to be at the event, but now none of them are coming.
  • Braves part ways with struggling 2B Dan Uggla

    Braves part ways with struggling 2B Dan Uggla

    The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.
    The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.
  • In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:29:45 GMT
    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix...
    Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,...
  • 2015 Alabama-built Sonata awarded Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

    2015 Alabama-built Sonata awarded Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:27:22 GMT
    The Montgomery, Alabama-built 2015 Hyundai Sonata is earning a new safety award, this time as the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional forward collision warning.
    The Montgomery, Alabama-built 2015 Hyundai Sonata is earning a new safety award, this time as the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with optional forward collision warning.
  • Dothan burglary suspect allegedly sold items to victim's neighbor

    Dothan burglary suspect allegedly sold items to victim's neighbor

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:01:14 GMT
    Most suspects of a crime seek to get as far away from the crime scene as possible, but that doesn't appear to be the case for an alleged criminal in Dothan.Police say a home was burglarized in the 1100
    Most suspects of a crime seek to get as far away from the crime scene as possible, but that doesn't appear to be the case for an alleged criminal in Dothan.
  • Indiana University student aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

    Indiana University student aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:58:03 GMT
    Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral chemistry student and a member of the 2011 women's rowing team at IU.
    Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral chemistry student and a member of the 2011 women's rowing team at IU.
  • Alabama man arrested for 'artfully concealed knife' at airport

    Alabama man arrested for 'artfully concealed knife' at airport

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:36:38 GMT
    An Alabama man told a Transportation Security Administration screener at a Michigan airport that he believed a knife he placed inside the bottom lining of a shoe in his carry-on luggage would not be detected
    An Alabama man told a Transportation Security Administration screener at a Michigan airport that he believed a knife he placed inside the bottom lining of a shoe in his carry-on luggage would not be detected
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:07:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • New signs to say "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama"

    New signs to say "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama"

    Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by new green and white signs that feature the well-known saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."
    Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by new green and white signs that feature the well-known saying "Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama."
  • Alabama woman convicted of stolen identity refund fraud

    Alabama woman convicted of stolen identity refund fraud

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:01:33 GMT
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department's Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced Friday that a Dothan woman
    Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ronald A. Cimino of the Justice Department's Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama announced Friday that a Dothan woman has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud the government through he filing of false tax returns.
  • Ken Hare In Depth: Why are ASU trustees surprised by financial hole?

    Ken Hare In Depth: Why are ASU trustees surprised by financial hole?

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:51:26 GMT
    Members of the board of trustees of Alabama State University have sat on their hands and watched  previous administrations dig a huge financial hole for the university, and in many cases trustees helped
    Members of the board of trustees of Alabama State University have sat on their hands and watched  previous administrations dig a huge financial hole for the university, and in many cases trustees helped dig the hole. So why are some trustees now acting surprised at the dire situation ASU faces?
  • AL unemployment rate stays at 6.8% in June

    AL unemployment rate stays at 6.8% in June

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:48:12 GMT
    Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped from 6.9 percent in April to 6.8 percent in May. The state Department of Labor says the numbers represent the 147,068 unemployed
    Alabama's unemployment rate is 6.8 percent, which is unchanged from May's rate and above June 2013's rate of 6.5 percent. The state Department of Labor says the numbers represents 144,991 unemployed persons, compared to 146,976 in May and 138,344 in June 2013.
  • Troy professor gives insight into Malaysia flight incident

    Troy professor gives insight into Malaysia flight incident

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:32:10 GMT
    A local professor says Thursday's incident of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over the Ukraine, may prove to be a "game changer."Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff, a Troy University Professor,
    A local professor says Thursday's incident of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 being shot down over the Ukraine, may prove to be a "game changer."
  • Google honors Nelson Mandela

    Google honors Nelson Mandela

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:28:09 GMT
    Nelson Mandela would have turned 96 today and Google honored his birthday with an animated, interactive doodle that cycles through some of Mandela’s most famous quotes and scenes from his life.
    Nelson Mandela would have turned 96 today and Google honored his birthday with an animated, interactive doodle that cycles through some of Mandela’s most famous quotes and scenes from his life.
  • Former BPD officer fired for sexting on the job fights termination

    Former BPD officer fired for sexting on the job fights termination

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:46:40 GMT
    A former Birmingham police officer is fighting to get his job back after he was caught sexting on the job. Former officer Jason Yarbrough admits he texted explicit photos of himself to a woman. He was
    A former Birmingham police officer is fighting to get his job back after he was caught sexting on the job.
  • UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-07-18 11:20:21 GMT
    The United Nations says violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of 2014.
    Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the...
  • US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 08:28:15 GMT

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.

    U.S. officials believe something brought down the Boeing 777 aircraft which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All passengers and crew are believed to be dead.
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:51:43 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:37:44 GMT
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from a military prison. So the military will begin treatment for her gender-identity...
    The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could...
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Malaysia Airlines passenger: 'In case it disappears, this is what it looks like'

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:31 GMT

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

    A Dutch passenger jokingly posted a photograph of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine in case the plane was lost.

  • Agencies working to unravel gun trafficking ring tied to Opp teacher

    Agencies working to unravel gun trafficking ring tied to Opp teacher

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:12:53 GMT
    New details are emerging in a gun trafficking investigation that spans central and south Alabama as local and federal authorities work to take down a criminal network.  Investigators say most of the guns
    A major gun trafficking ring has been busted with ties to central and south Alabama. Authorities believe many of the guns were fenced in Montgomery and surrounding areas. An employee at Opp Middle School was allegedly the ring leader. Now, investigators are trying to find other players in the alleged criminal network and track down more weapons.
  • Aviation expert: Malaysian plane could not avoid surface to air missile

    Aviation expert: Malaysian plane could not avoid surface to air missile

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:59:29 GMT
    A former commercial pilot said the Boeing 777 operated by Malaysian Airlines that went down Thursday does not have the capability to detect an incoming missile.
    A former commercial pilot said the Boeing 777 operated by Malaysian Airlines that went down Thursday does not have the capability to detect an incoming missile.
  • Country star Martina McBride performs in Montgomery

    Country star Martina McBride performs in Montgomery

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:53:16 GMT
    Country star Martina McBride performed at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center Thursday night. The singer was in town for the "Everlasting Tour" in promotion of her new album, "Everlasting." McBride
    Country star Martina McBride performed at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center Thursday night.
  • Newly renovated Capital City Club reopens

    Newly renovated Capital City Club reopens

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:50:40 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Capital City Club has been in RSA Towers since 1997, and it's been that long since there have been any renovations. Officials held a grand re-opening of the restaurant for members on Thursday. Leaders
    The Capital City Club has been in RSA Towers since 1997, and it's been that long since there have been any renovations.
  • Organization revitalizes houses in west Montgomery

    Organization revitalizes houses in west Montgomery

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:31:37 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Signs of new life and new development can been seen on E.D. Nixon Avenue in Montgomery. Residents, non-profit groups and the city are working to rebuild and revitalize blighted houses on the west side. Wanda
    Residents, non-profit groups and the city are working to rebuild and revitalize blighted houses on the west side.
  • Restaurants, liquor stores appear on SNAP-approved list

    Restaurants, liquor stores appear on SNAP-approved list

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:28:47 GMT
    While these types of locations do sell SNAP-eligible items, they are often at higher prices than everyday grocery stores, which ultimately costs the taxpayer more.
    While these types of locations do sell SNAP-eligible items, they are often at higher prices than everyday grocery stores, which ultimately costs the taxpayer more.
  • SPECIAL REPORT: The facts about secondary drowning

    SPECIAL REPORT: The facts about secondary drowning

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:25:09 GMT
    If you're a parent of a little one, summer is the prime time to be concerned about water safety and the risks. We all know about drowning, but what about what's called secondary drowning, when someone
    Parents have probably seen all kinds of stories about secondary drowning on Facebook and other social media sites. For many it's alarming and confusing, so we are separating fact from fiction so you can be prepared.
  • Marion Co. family surprised to find balloons with 2 wedding rings attached

    Marion Co. family surprised to find balloons with 2 wedding rings attached

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:53:03 GMT
    The discovery of two wedding rings attached to balloons has a small west Alabama community talking.
    The discovery of two wedding rings attached to balloons has a small west Alabama community talking.
  • Home sales up in the Wiregrass, but down from 2013

    Home sales up in the Wiregrass, but down from 2013

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:25:44 GMT
    Home sales are up 17% since last month in the Wiregrass but compared to this time last year sales are down.Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.
    Home sales are up 17% since last month in the Wiregrass but compared to this time last year sales are down.
  • Montgomery homicide victim's family speaks out

    Montgomery homicide victim's family speaks out

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:31:35 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Many residents of the Regency Park community say they're going to miss the face of Rahulkamar Patel. Patel was working his usual Sunday shift at the Troy Highway Package Store in Montgomery when a masked
    Many residents of the Regency Park community say they're going to miss the face of Rahulkamar Patel who was killed Sunday night. 
  • Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Prosecutor: Bank robbers intended to take hostages

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 00:38:19 GMT
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. 
    Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a...
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  • Final MPS principal positions filled for 2014-15

    Final MPS principal positions filled for 2014-15

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:47:22 GMT
    Principal positions are now filled at the last two schools with vacancies in the Montgomery Public School System for the 2014-15 school year. The MPS Board named Brewbaker Primary Assistant Principal Courtney
    Principal positions are now filled at the last two schools with vacancies in the Montgomery Public School System for the 2014-15 school year.
  • AUM, Southern Union State Community College announce partnership

    AUM, Southern Union State Community College announce partnership

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:42 GMT
    Auburn University Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College announced a partnership Wednesday. The agreement will help students who want to transfer from Southern Union to AUM by offering
    Auburn University Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College announced a partnership Wednesday.
  • Friends of theft victim 'Making a Difference'

    Friends of theft victim 'Making a Difference'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The woman shown in this photo is Lyndsey Grider. She is crying tears of joy after friends and family surprised her with gifts including a new laptop. Montgomery police say a teenager stole Lyndsey's SUV
    The woman shown in this photo is Lindsey Grider. She is crying tears of joy after friends and family surprised her with gifts including a new laptop. Montgomery police say a teenager stole Lyndsey's SUV one week ago and $3,000 worth of personal items.
  • Does It Work: Comfy Control Harness

    Does It Work: Comfy Control Harness

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:09:53 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    For many dog owners, one four letter word can bring a smile to your pet's face; Walk. But walking your dog using a traditional leash can actually cause more harm to your dog than good. This week's product
    This week's product is the Comfy Control Harness, which is supposedly the world's most comfortable harness.
  • Dothan school board approves new strategic plan

    Dothan school board approves new strategic plan

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:36:52 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Dothan City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the final version of the 2015-2020 strategic plan. The plan is titled "Every child, Every future" and outlines goals for the next five years. The
    The Dothan City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the final version of the 2015-2020 strategic plan.
  • ASU to be home to new civil rights interpretive center

    ASU to be home to new civil rights interpretive center

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:39:58 GMT
    This would be a third in the Montgomery area and it would tell the civil rights stories of what happened in Montgomery to gain voting rights for African Americans.
    This would be a third in the Montgomery area and it would tell the civil rights stories of what happened in Montgomery to gain voting rights for African Americans.
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