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  • Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    Lawsuits seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-09-03 05:36:02 GMT
    Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police...
    Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday as two news organizations seek the release of any possible juvenile records for the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer...
  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:50:56 GMT
    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than...
    As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than...
  • Montgomery residents, mayor respond to proposed trash fee increase

    Montgomery residents, mayor respond to proposed trash fee increase

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:22:23 GMT
    A proposed garbage fee hike has some Montgomery residents talking. Some say it will put a strain on citizens but city officials say it's necessary to keep the city's trash operations running they way they
    A proposed garbage fee hike has some Montgomery residents talking. Some say it will put a strain on citizens but city officials say it's necessary to keep the city's trash operations running the way they are.
  • Mothers of murder victims make plea for future of former Centennial Hill Bar & Grill

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-09-03 04:02:15 GMT
    The mothers of those shot at a Montgomery nightclub are asking the city council to envision a different future and use for the former Centennial Hill Bar and Grill.  At Tuesday night's city council meeting
    The mothers of those shot at a Montgomery nightclub are asking the city council to envision a different future and use for the former Centennial Hill Bar and Grill.
  • Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

    Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:31:42 GMT
    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe,...
    Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering...
  • 2 more arrested in fatal shooting in Waugh community

    2 more arrested in fatal shooting in Waugh community

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:19:11 GMT
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says the victim in shooting that occurred in the Waugh Community has died, and a suspect is in custody.
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department confirmed Tuesday that two more people were arrested in a fatal weekend shooting in the Waugh community.
  • Annual Wiregrass United Way campaign underway

    Annual Wiregrass United Way campaign underway

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:56:23 GMT
    The annual Wiregrass United Way campaign is underway. Dozens of well deserving organizations across the Wiregrass will directly benefit. This year's campaign goal for the Wiregrass United Way is $2,626,000.
    The annual Wiregrass United Way campaign is underway. Dozens of well deserving organizations across the Wiregrass will directly benefit.
  • Alex City Council passes sales tax increase

    Alex City Council passes sales tax increase

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:23:15 GMT
    Help is on the way to repave hundreds of miles of streets in Alex City. The city council passed a half cent sales tax, a tax that is expected to generate a little more than $1 million a year. Mayor Charles
    The Alex City Council passed the new hike late last week to fund what the mayor believes are "much-needed road repairs."
  • Home Depot may be latest security breach victim

    Home Depot may be latest security breach victim

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:22:46 GMT
    Home Depot is the latest large retailer to be involved in a massive date breach of consumer's credit and debit cards. 
    Home Depot is the latest large retailer to be involved in a massive date breach of consumer's credit and debit cards. 
  • Number of preventable child deaths going down in Alabama

    Number of preventable child deaths going down in Alabama

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:15:42 GMT
    Alabama is now moving in the right direction when it comes to child deaths. The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday a marked improvement in the number of preventable deaths among Alabama's
    The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday a marked improvement in the number of preventable deaths among Alabama's children.
  • 350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    350 more troops assigned to US Embassy in Baghdad

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:01:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.
    The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday.
  • Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Montgomery shooting

    Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Montgomery shooting

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:23:39 GMT
    Montgomery police say a man has life-threatening injuries after a shooting Tuesday night.Officers responded to the 100 block of W. Delano Avenue after receiving a report of someone being shot.The man was
    Montgomery police say a man has life-threatening injuries after a shooting Tuesday night.
  • State to auction surplus property Wednesday in Montgomery

    State to auction surplus property Wednesday in Montgomery

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:57:01 GMT
    Are you looking for a deal on vehicles, computers, office furniture and supplies or even ping-pong tables? You will have the opportunity to bid for those items and hundreds more at the state of Alabama
    The Surplus Property Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is hosting a surplus property auction Wednesday.
  • NATO coalition in Afghanistan shrinking

    NATO coalition in Afghanistan shrinking

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:55:28 GMT
    Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
    Alongside the exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, soldiers who hail from countries like Singapore and Slovenia, Mongolia and Malaysia have been packing up too, leaving behind an ever-shrinking NATO coalition.
  • Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:44:14 GMT
    Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.
    The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge...
  • Auburn's running game appears in good hands still

    Auburn's running game appears in good hands still

    Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant delivered a message in No. 5 Auburn's opener that people worried about the running game can relax a little bit.
    Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant delivered a message in No. 5 Auburn's opener that people worried about the running game can relax a little bit.
  • Inauguration week events continue at ASU with visit from Andrew Young

    Inauguration week events continue at ASU with visit from Andrew Young

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:53:52 GMT
    A noteworthy kick-off to a week of activities surrounding the inauguration of Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd as the 14th President of Alabama State University. Tuesday morning, former U.S. Ambassador to the United
    Alabama State University has a weeklong series of events planned to celebrate the inauguration of Gwendolyn Boyd as the 14th President of Alabama State University.
  • Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:22:04 GMT
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation -...
  • A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll

    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season...
    Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after...
  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
    Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.
    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...
  • Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:21:57 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.
    The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.
  • US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:17:32 GMT
    U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.
    U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.
  • ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:01:52 GMT

    The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

    The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Apple says hacked celebs were targeted

    Apple says hacked celebs were targeted

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:12:45 GMT
    Apple released a statement regarding their investigation into how hackers stole photographs from female celebrities, posting nude photos from their accounts on the internet.
    Apple released a statement regarding their investigation into how hackers stole photographs from female celebrities, posting nude photos from their accounts on the internet.
  • Pike Road crash leaves one driver seriously injured

    Pike Road crash leaves one driver seriously injured

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:50:34 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash in Pike Road that left one person with serious injuries and one with minor injuries.
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash in Pike Road that left one person with serious injuries and one with minor injuries.
  • CDC director: Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control

    CDC director: Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:33:04 GMT
    CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than it seems.
    CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much worse than it seems.
  • Laclede Group acquires Alabama Gas Company

    Laclede Group acquires Alabama Gas Company

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:25:15 GMT
    On Tuesday Laclede group announced it has acquired Alabama Gas Company, Alagasco, from Energen Corporation. According to a press release Laclede group has purchased of 100 percent of the equity of Alagasco
    On Tuesday Laclede group announced it has acquired Alabama Gas Company, Alagasco, from Energen Corporation.
  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:22:19 GMT
    Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...
    Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...
  • Community helps increase reward in Rosa Parks vandalism probe

    Community helps increase reward in Rosa Parks vandalism probe

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:03:37 GMT
    It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks.  The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annual
    The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:32:08 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Hello, Dolly: Tropical storm forms over Bay of Campeche

    Hello, Dolly: Tropical storm forms over Bay of Campeche

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:23 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:23:13 GMT

    Dolly, the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to make landfall in Mexico.

    Dolly, the fourth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to make landfall in Mexico.

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...
    McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...
  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:01:11 GMT
    With a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine about to start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on the participants to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and...
    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new...
  • Weekend shooting injures 1 in Troy

    Weekend shooting injures 1 in Troy

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:54:49 GMT
    Troy police are investigating a shooting that happened this weekend on Brundidge Boulevard. Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.
    Troy police are investigating a shooting that happened this weekend on Brundidge Boulevard.
  • Editorial: To DirecTV subscribers

    Editorial: To DirecTV subscribers

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:30:18 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DirecTV system. After midnight on Aug. 31, our signal was removed from the DirecTV system due to a lack of an agreement between
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DirecTV system.
  • Suspect sought after 1 killed, 1 injured in Opelika shooting

    Suspect sought after 1 killed, 1 injured in Opelika shooting

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:44:46 GMT
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another Sunday night. Authorities say this is being investigated as a homicide, attempted homicide and attempted
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that killed one man and injured another Sunday night.
  • Troopers investigating single-vehicle crash on Highway 231

    Troopers investigating single-vehicle crash on Highway 231

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:02:58 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers confirm they are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Highway 231 Monday afternoon. The crash is north of the Highway 82 juncture at mile marker 169. The crash involved a Dodge
    Alabama State Troopers confirm they are investigating a single-vehicle crash on Highway 231 southbound south of Montgomery Monday afternoon.
  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:51:07 GMT
    The Navy says a Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard has crashed in the Gulf of Aden, but all aboard have been rescued.
    A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.
  • Saban: No. 2 Alabama's QB competition continues

    Saban: No. 2 Alabama's QB competition continues

    Alabama still has competition for the starting job at quarterback.
    Alabama still has competition for the starting job at quarterback.
  • Selma police arrest 4 after shooting in downtown Selma

    Selma police arrest 4 after shooting in downtown Selma

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:55:50 GMT
    Selma Police say four men were arrested and are being charged after nearly 40 shots were fired at a group of people in downtown Selma. According to police Wesley Washington, Martinez Newberry, Derrick
    Selma Police say four men were arrested and are being charged after nearly 40 shots were fired at a group of people in downtown Selma.
  • Alabama amendment would address gun ownership

    Alabama amendment would address gun ownership

    A proposed change to the Alabama Constitution would make gun ownership a fundamental right in the state.
    A proposed change to the Alabama Constitution would make gun ownership a fundamental right in the state.
  • Wetumpka man dies following single-vehicle crash

    Wetumpka man dies following single-vehicle crash

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:36:57 GMT
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a single-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a Wetumpka man. According to a news release 51-year-old Geroge Gregory Golden was killed when the 2013 Chevrolet
    Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a single-vehicle crash resulted in the death of a Wetumpka man.
  • MPD investigating 2 overnight homicides, 1 shooting

    MPD investigating 2 overnight homicides, 1 shooting

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:05:07 GMT
    According to Montgomery District Attorney Darryl Bailey, Montgomery police are investigating two homicides that occurred Friday night in the city, one on Park Town Way off the Troy Highway, and the other
    According to Montgomery District Attorney Darryl Bailey, Montgomery police are investigating two homicides that occurred Friday night in the city, one on Park Town Way off the Troy Highway, and the other on Truett Drive, just off Court Street.
  • Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church hosts barbecue and pastry sale

    Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church hosts barbecue and pastry sale

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:35:09 GMT
    Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church is celebrating another Labor day with their annual barbecue and pastry sale.The sale started at 9 this morning and it ends at 5 p-m.They'll be selling barbecue chicken,
    Montgomery's Greek Orthodox church is celebrating another Labor day with their annual barbecue and pastry sale.
  • Family of slain USA student Gil Collar loses home in house fire

    Family of slain USA student Gil Collar loses home in house fire

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:04:13 GMT
    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, are picking up the pieces after losing their home in a house fire.
    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, are picking up the pieces after losing their home in a house fire.
  • Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

    Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:19:31 GMT
    Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas...
    Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while...
  • Casting call held in Opelika

    Casting call held in Opelika

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:09:25 GMT
    Opelikans of all ages came out to audition for the movie "White Water" on Sunday.           "I've been acting at a lot at school and home and at my church too. Really getting ready for things I would
    Opelikans of all ages came out to audition for the movie "White Water" on Sunday.           "I've been acting at a lot at school and home and at my church too. Really getting ready for things I would
  • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:40:43 GMT
    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
  • Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:33:11 GMT
    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.
    Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.
  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...
  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:21:26 GMT
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion...
  • 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

    49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:50:49 GMT
    Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49ers Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:00:40 GMT
    An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.
    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the...
  • Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

    Cuba cracks down on goods in flyers' luggage

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:51:03 GMT
    A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
    A carload of burly nephews and grandsons greeted Martha and Alfredo Gonzalez when they stepped out of Havana's international airport into the blazing heat of an August afternoon.
  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:20:48 GMT
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold...
  • Aftershocks follow 5.1 Alaska earthquake

    Aftershocks follow 5.1 Alaska earthquake

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:10:14 GMT
    The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
    Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night.
  • Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:00:35 GMT
    A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died.
    A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died.
  • Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Ukraine: rebels fire on border guard vessel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:11:20 GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, including discussing statehood.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
  • MFD investigates fire near Boys and Girls Club road

    MFD investigates fire near Boys and Girls Club road

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:45:07 GMT
    Officials with the Montgomery Fire Department are investigating a fire that consumed a building Sunday. According to officials, the fire occurred on Boys and Girls Club road, near Day street. The fire
    Officials with the Montgomery Fire Department are investigating a fire that consumed a building Sunday.
  • Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

    Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:14:49 GMT
    Michael Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a few hours after clearing waivers.
    Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation.
  • Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:35:49 GMT
    Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office in New York City.
    Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Two pedestrians die following crash in Opelika

    Two pedestrians die following crash in Opelika

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:00:25 GMT
    The Opelika Police Department says they are investigating a crash after two pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle.According to officials, the crash happened at the 1000 block of Columbus
    The Opelika Police Department says they are investigating a crash after two pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle.
  • Water to be restored to residents in West Autauga County

    Water to be restored to residents in West Autauga County

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:39:35 GMT
    The West Autauga Water Authority says the 250 residents without water in parts of Autauga County should have their water back on soon. Officials say around 1:30 p.m. yesterday the company noticed there
    The West Autauga Water Authority says the 250 residents without water in parts of Autauga County should have their water back on soon.
  • MPD investigating following early morning shooting

    MPD investigating following early morning shooting

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:46:44 GMT
    Montgomery Police say they are investigating after an early Sunday morning shooting left one person injured.According to police, officers responded to the 6500 block of South Hampton Drive after receiving
    Montgomery Police say they are investigating after an early Sunday morning shooting left one person injured.
  • Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

    Ferguson's flashpoint sparks national outrage

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:36:10 GMT
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been...
    They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united...
  • Small earthquake hits CA, near site of earlier 6.0 quake

    Small earthquake hits CA, near site of earlier 6.0 quake

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-31 10:12:18 GMT

    The earthquake was located near the site of last week's earthquake.

    The earthquake was located near the site of last week's earthquake.

  • Afghanistan crash kills 23

    Afghanistan crash kills 23

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
    An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.
    A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.
  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:23:23 GMT
    An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months.
    Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...
  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
    The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.
    A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.
  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:23:21 GMT
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
  • Union Springs PD investigating Saturday morning murder-suicide

    Union Springs PD investigating Saturday morning murder-suicide

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:10:29 GMT
    The Union Springs Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide involving two males that occurred early Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Danny Jackson, the incident occurred at a residence
    The Union Springs Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide involving two males that occurred early Saturday morning.
  • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:49 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
  • Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:00:41 GMT
    The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
    Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.
  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:03:19 GMT
    Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.
    Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing...
  • People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

    People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:23:37 GMT
    Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
    Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
  • Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:40:37 GMT
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. 
    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long...
  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:23:44 GMT
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.
  • Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:21:19 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.
    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
  • Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

    Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:43:24 GMT

    Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.

    Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.

  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:20:39 GMT
    Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after...
  • Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:02:14 GMT
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend.
  • Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:50:33 GMT
    An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people.
    A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.
  • Butler Co. spice bust sheds light on rise of synthetic drugs

    Butler Co. spice bust sheds light on rise of synthetic drugs

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:44:55 GMT
    An investigation that spanned several months ended in the takedown of a suspected drug dealer in Greenville, a man police say was selling synthetic marijuana.    Alabama, like many other states, is facing
    An investigation that spanned several months ended in the takedown of a suspected drug dealer in Greenville, a man police say was selling synthetic marijuana. Alabama, like many other states, is facing a serious threat from synthetic drugs.  
  • Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:22:48 GMT
    Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.
    Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...
  • 'Coolest Cooler' holds Kickstarter record as crowdsourcing ends

    'Coolest Cooler' holds Kickstarter record as crowdsourcing ends

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:44:00 GMT
    The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising. 
    The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising. 
  • Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:58 GMT
    Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped underground by a landslide in northern Nicaragua, but were not immediately able to bring them to safety.
    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.
  • Stanhope Elmore player making great progress in heat stroke recovery

    Stanhope Elmore player making great progress in heat stroke recovery

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:53:52 GMT
    Stanhope Elmore High School's football team faces a tough opponent on Friday in the Prattville Lions. While it will be a tough battle for the mustangs, one player has already had the comeback of the season. Senior
    Stanhope Elmore senior Brian Segree is making great progress in his recovery after suffering a heat stroke during football practice back in June.
  • Tailgating starts in Auburn as fans prepare for season opener

    Tailgating starts in Auburn as fans prepare for season opener

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:31:56 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Auburn Tigers are looking to repeat last year's season with another trip to the national championship game. The first step on the road to returning to the big game is to beat Arkansas. Fans are already
    Tailgating officially started on campus at 4 p.m. on Friday, but there was some cries of War Eagle in a place you might not expect. The Ralph Brown Draughon Library held its seventh Tailgate at the Library on Friday.
  • New statewide task force focuses on drones

    New statewide task force focuses on drones

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:22:44 GMT
    Alabama is working to get up to date with the most recent technology and the most recent focus is drones. Gov. Robert Bentley has created a task force, Unmanned Aerial Systems, with Agriculture Commissioner
    Alabama is working to get up to date with the most recent technology and the most recent focus is drones.
  • Covington Co. fugitive back in custody 9 years later

    Covington Co. fugitive back in custody 9 years later

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:16:55 GMT
    Charles Pierce (Source: Covington County Jail) Charles Pierce (Source: Covington County Jail)
    A fugitive is back in custody on Friday after nine years on the run. Charles Pierce walked off a work release site in 2005 and stole a city truck to get away. Pierce was found last month in Orange County,
    A fugitive is back in custody on Friday after nine years on the run. Charles Pierce walked off a work release site in 2005 and stole a city truck to get away.
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

    Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:39:47 GMT
    An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.
    An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.
  • Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley trying, but hard to make jobs numbers pretty

    Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley trying, but hard to make jobs numbers pretty

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:30:36 GMT
    Four years ago when he was running for re-election, Gov. Robert Bentley promised voters that he would make jobs his No. 1 priority if elected. Now that he is running for re-election, he is trying to make
    Four years ago when he was running for election, Gov. Robert Bentley promised voters that he would make jobs his No. 1 priority if elected. Now that he is running for re-election, he is trying to make the state's job picture look as attractive as possible.
  • Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:19:42 GMT
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.
  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:00:30 GMT
    Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.
    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.
  • Wetumpka police officer suspended for reportedly harassing student

    Wetumpka police officer suspended for reportedly harassing student

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:10:51 GMT
    An officer with the Wetumpka Police Department will be suspended for two days without pay following an internal investigation that shows he reportedly harassed a student at the
    An officer with the Wetumpka Police Department will be suspended for two days without pay following an internal investigation that shows he reportedly harassed a student at the request of her father on August 7th.
  • 3 alarm fire at downtown Montgomery business extinguished

    3 alarm fire at downtown Montgomery business extinguished

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:53:50 GMT
    A large blaze at a downtown Montgomery business was extinguished following a two-hour effort by firefighters Friday morning.
    A large blaze at a downtown Montgomery business was extinguished following a two-hour effort by firefighters Friday morning.
  • 'Ghostbusters' marks 30th anniversary with special screenings

    'Ghostbusters' marks 30th anniversary with special screenings

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:14:24 GMT
    A restored and remastered version will air at 700 movie theaters across the country including some in Alabama.
    A restored and remastered version will air at 700 movie theaters across the country including some in Alabama.
  • Snake problem concerns leaders at Coosada Elem. School

    Snake problem concerns leaders at Coosada Elem. School

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:35:52 GMT
    An outdoor learning lab at Coosada Elementary School in Millbrook has created a science lesson no one planned to teach.As many as 12 snakes have been spotted over the last week. In the hall and even sunbathing
    An outdoor learning lab at Coosada Elementary School in Millbrook has created a science lesson no one planned to teach.
  • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:52:20 GMT
    Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
  • Ala gas prices lower than for Labor Day 2013

    Ala gas prices lower than for Labor Day 2013

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:25:31 GMT
    Driving to the lake or beach for Labor Day will be a little cheaper than last year. AAA of Alabama reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.20 on Thursday. That's 14 cents
    Driving to the lake or beach for Labor Day will be a little cheaper than last year. AAA of Alabama reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.20 on Thursday. That's 14 cents
  • Couch Potato: Week 1 TV offerings break long football drought with alacrity

    Couch Potato: Week 1 TV offerings break long football drought with alacrity

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:00:23 GMT
    The first full weekend of football-coma inducing TV coverage begins at last. Is it possible to last until the afternoon kickoff of the annual Chicken Sandwich Challenge featuring Alabama and West Virginia? That's the question.
    The first full weekend of football-coma inducing TV coverage begins at last. Is it possible to last until the afternoon kickoff of the annual Chicken Sandwich Challenge featuring Alabama and West Virginia? That's the question.
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:09 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • Funds being raised for family of student struck by vehicle

    Funds being raised for family of student struck by vehicle

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:38:31 GMT
    The Capitol Heights Middle School student who was injured while crossing Atlanta Highway and Federal Drive earlier this week was still in critical condition Thursday night. But several of his peers and
    One school made a special check presentation during halftime of the Capitol Heights Middle School and Brewbaker Middle School football game Thursday night.
  • 7 protesters arrested after allegedly refusing to leave Alabama Capitol

    7 protesters arrested after allegedly refusing to leave Alabama Capitol

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:13:14 GMT
    A group of Alabama citizens are inside the Alabama Capitol building, according to a statement from state senator Hank Sanders (D-Selma), and say they do not intend to leave the premises.
    Seven protesters were arrested Thursday night after refusing to leave the Alabama State Capitol building after it closed, according to Anna Morris, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Montgomery Co. DA protests DOC work release for violent offenders

    Montgomery Co. DA protests DOC work release for violent offenders

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:44:14 GMT
    The Montgomery County District Attorney is voicing his concerns about dangerous criminals being able to work out in the community but the Department of Corrections is firing back, saying that the work
    The Montgomery County District Attorney is voicing his concerns about dangerous criminals being able to work out in the community but the Department of Corrections is firing back, saying that the work release program saves the state millions of dollars and prepares inmates for life after prison.
  • Football season means big money for Montgomery

    Football season means big money for Montgomery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:46:43 GMT
    At long last, football season is here! High school games kick off Thursday and college gameday is Saturday.Here in Alabama every year around this time, people gear up for the tailgates, food, and of course,
    The action on the gridiron leads to big money for businesses and the city of Montgomery.
  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:09:04 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
  • Alabama's Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

    Alabama's Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

    By JOHN RABY and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers Nick Saban grew up watching West Virginia football and basketball games.
    Nick Saban grew up watching West Virginia football and basketball games.
  • Auburn's LT goes from cancer survivor to starter

    Auburn's LT goes from cancer survivor to starter

    Shon Coleman says he always believed that one day he would start for Auburn, even when he went from five-star recruit to cancer patient as a high school senior.
    Shon Coleman says he always believed that one day he would start for Auburn, even when he went from five-star recruit to cancer patient as a high school senior.
  • Saban: No. 2 Alabama LB DePriest out for opener

    Saban: No. 2 Alabama LB DePriest out for opener

    Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest is suspended for the season opener against West Virginia.
    Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest is suspended for the season opener against West Virginia.
  • Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:33 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in...
  • UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:30:03 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for...
  • Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:29:57 GMT
    The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...
    Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's...
  • Rideshare company comes to Auburn and Tuscaloosa

    Rideshare company comes to Auburn and Tuscaloosa

    The car-hailing service Uber is hoping students around the country, including those at some of the South's largest universities, will make the mobile app part of college life this fall.
    The car-hailing service Uber is hoping students around the country, including those at some of the South's largest universities, will make the mobile app part of college life this fall.
  • Editorial: "Avoidable"

    Editorial: "Avoidable"

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:20:08 GMT
    Earlier this week a child was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy intersection here in Montgomery. Reports are this child was attempting to cross four lanes of traffic after being
    Earlier this week a child was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy intersection here in Montgomery. Reports are this child was attempting to cross four lanes of traffic after being
  • Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:09:12 GMT
    A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.
    An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after...
  • EMT accused of working while intoxicated

    EMT accused of working while intoxicated

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:04:40 GMT
    Gina Jones (Source: Russellville Police Department)Gina Jones (Source: Russellville Police Department)
    An emergency worker faces charges after police say she was working while intoxicated.
    An emergency worker faces charges after police say she was working while intoxicated.
  • Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:00:37 GMT
    Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point there.
    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the...
  • After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:00:21 GMT
    NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six...
  • Butler Co. family outraged after seeing relative's killer on work detail

    Butler Co. family outraged after seeing relative's killer on work detail

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:47:09 GMT
    A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened. Bobby Ray McCombs brothers
    A Butler County family can't believe that the man convicted of their loved one's death has been allowed to leave prison and work near where they live and where the crime happened.


         
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:39:43 GMT
    The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin's government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in...
  • Hundreds of student newspapers stolen at Auburn

    Hundreds of student newspapers stolen at Auburn

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:10:38 GMT
    An investigation is underway after more than 800 student newspapers were taken from racks at Auburn University Thursday morning. The Auburn Plainsman hit racks at 8 a.m. Thursday and within two hours
    An investigation is underway after more than 800 student newspapers were taken from racks at Auburn University Thursday morning.
  • Multiple suspects arrested in string of Elmore Co. burglaries

    Multiple suspects arrested in string of Elmore Co. burglaries

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:26:44 GMT
    Multiple suspects wanted in connection to a string of burglaries in Elmore County are under arrest, confirms the sheriff's department.Sheriff Bill Franklin says the arrests started with two people after
    Multiple suspects wanted in connection to a string of burglaries in Elmore County are under arrest, confirms the sheriff's department.
  • Montgomery Area Food Bank holds ribbon cutting for expanded facility

    Montgomery Area Food Bank holds ribbon cutting for expanded facility

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:18:34 GMT
    The Montgomery Area Food Bank is celebrating the grand opening of its newly-expanded facility on Trade Center Street.The expansion is more than 2 years in the making and was desperately needed for the rapidly growing.
    The Montgomery Area Food Bank is celebrating the grand opening of its newly-expanded facility on Trade Center Street.The expansion is more than 2 years in the making and was desperately needed for the rapidly growing needs that the food bank serves.
  • Your Week in Pop Culture: 'Saved by the Bell' movie bad TV at its finest

    Your Week in Pop Culture: 'Saved by the Bell' movie bad TV at its finest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:27:53 GMT
    Looking for something so bad it's got to be good after your Labor Day festivities? Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie is for you. Also in pop culture: ESPN reports Michael Sam's showering habits and a foul-mouthed toddler ruins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 
    Looking for something so bad it's got to be good after your Labor Day festivities? Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie is for you. Also in pop culture: ESPN reports Michael Sam's showering habits and a foul-mouthed toddler ruins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 
  • Troy University, Southern Union sign reverse transfer agreement

    Troy University, Southern Union sign reverse transfer agreement

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:06:33 GMT
    Troy University and Southern Union State Community College officials officially signed a reverse transfer agreement that help with the transfer process for students. This agreement allows former Southern
    Troy University and Southern Union State Community College officials officially signed a reverse transfer agreement that help with the transfer process for students.
  • City of Montgomery's first 10 mile run to be held this fall

    City of Montgomery's first 10 mile run to be held this fall

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:56:55 GMT
    In honor of the military members and first responders, the City of Montgomery is hosting its first 10 mile run this fall.  This event is set for Saturday October 11 and it's being organized by Centerpoint
    In honor of the military members and first responders, the City of Montgomery is hosting its first 10 mile run this fall.
  • Drought spreading across Alabama

    Drought spreading across Alabama

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:12:55 GMT
    Drought is quickly spreading across Alabama. Statistics released Thursday show about two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry, and about 10 percent of the state is in a moderate drought.
    Drought is quickly spreading across Alabama. Statistics released Thursday show about two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry, and about 10 percent of the state is in a moderate drought.
  • Suspect in Elmore Co. child sex abuse case bond reduced

    Suspect in Elmore Co. child sex abuse case bond reduced

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:54:54 GMT
    The bond amount is being reduced for one suspect in a high profile Elmore County child sexual abuse case.According to court documents, Brandy Conrad's attorneys petitioned the court Monday for the reduced
    The bond amount is being reduced for one suspect in a high profile Elmore County child sexual abuse case.
  • Ala pastor sues over closure of sex offender camp

    Ala pastor sues over closure of sex offender camp

    An Alabama pastor has filed suit claiming a state law that forced him to shut down a church camp for sex offenders violates his constitutional rights.
    An Alabama pastor has filed suit claiming a state law that forced him to shut down a church camp for sex offenders violates his constitutional rights.
  • Sylacauga woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    Sylacauga woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:13:37 GMT
    Officials are investigating after a single-vehicle crash claims the life of a Sylacauga woman. According to Alabama State Troopers the crash occurred Wednesday around 8:30 p.m. on U.S. 280 nine miles northwest
    Officials are investigating after a single-vehicle crash claims the life of a Sylacauga woman.
  • 8 test positive for latent, non-contagious tuberculosis at Auburn Univ.

    More cases of tuberculosis discovered in Auburn Univ. students

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:34:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Just a few weeks ago, Auburn University discovered a student had a contagious form of tuberculosis. Now after testing those at risk, more people have been discovered to be carrying the germ that causes
    The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed on Wednesday that eight people at Auburn have tested positive for a latent, non-contagious tuberculosis infection.
  • Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:53:27 GMT
    Nearly half of parents say they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions,...
    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.
  • Large fight near Lee H.S. caught on video, 2 students arrested

    Large fight near Lee H.S. caught on video, 2 students arrested

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:21:34 GMT
    Montgomery police and Montgomery Public Schools officials are responding to a video that's making the rounds on social media. The video shows a fight involving several students. Montgomery police confirmed
    Montgomery police and Montgomery Public Schools officials are responding to videos that are being shared across social media.
  • Alabama scoring high in Advanced Placement

    Alabama scoring high in Advanced Placement

    Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama ranks number one in the nation in percent growth of students achieving qualifying scores on math,
    Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama ranks number one in the nation in percent growth of students achieving qualifying scores on math, science and English advanced placement exams.
  • Montgomery looking for citizens' input on new website

    Montgomery looking for citizens' input on new website

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:09:19 GMT
    The City of Montgomery is working to revamp its web site and is asking for your help. The city has put together a survey looking for ways to make it more user friendly. City officials decided more
    The City of Montgomery is working to revamp its web site and is asking for your help.
  • Montgomery gun range takes precautionary measures to ensure safety

    Montgomery gun range takes precautionary measures to ensure safety

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:58:46 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The death of a shooting instructor in Arizona, by a 9-year-old has WSFA 12 News looking into shooting range laws in our state. The trained instructor was helping the child fire an Uzi when recoil from
    WSFA wanted to know how local shooting ranges that are open to the public operate.
  • Man found guilty of 'Fast and Furious' murder

    Man found guilty of 'Fast and Furious' murder

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:52:55 GMT
    Kenny Adams was found guilty Wednesday of the murder of his cousin during an argument over borrowed DVDs.
    Kenny Adams was found guilty Wednesday of the murder of his cousin during an argument over borrowed DVDs.
  • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:38:27 GMT
    The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
    The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
  • Fort Rucker, surrounding agencies hold emergency exercise

    Fort Rucker, surrounding agencies hold emergency exercise

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:28:13 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    If you experienced some delays Wednesday morning at the gate of Fort Rucker, it was because the installation was participating in an exercise to make sure they are ready in the case of an emergency.  "We
    If you experienced some delays Wednesday morning at the gate of Fort Rucker, it was because the installation was participating in an exercise to make sure they are ready in the case of an emergency.
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:09:00 GMT
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
  • ASF announces line-up for 2014-15 season

    ASF announces line-up for 2014-15 season

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:05:09 GMT
    The Alabama Shakespeare Festival announced Wednesday its line-up of performances for the 2014-15 season, among them Disney's The Little Mermaid.The season kicks off with a November 23rd preview of the
    The Alabama Shakespeare Festival announced Wednesday its line-up of performances for the 2014-15 season, among them Disney's The Little Mermaid.
  • S.O.S. group continues rally on capitol steps

    S.O.S. group continues rally on capitol steps

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:29:59 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    You may have noticed a man lying in a casket at the Capitol over the last few days. It's apparently a message to Governor Bentley to expand medicaid. A rally was held by the group S.O.S. at the capitol
    A rally was held by the group S.O.S. at the capitol on Wednesday. It was day six of a seven day movement against social injustices, including changes to the voting right act and the immigration law.
  • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
  • SPLC helps low-income people with traffic violations avoid jail

    SPLC helps low-income people with traffic violations avoid jail

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:45:37 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The City of Montgomery reached a settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday that should help keep some people out of jail. The SPLC sued the city for locking up low-income people who
    The City of Montgomery reached a settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday that should help keep some people out of jail.
  • First Elmore County Water Festival held at Alabama Nature Center

    First Elmore County Water Festival held at Alabama Nature Center

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:28:28 GMT
    The Alabama Nature Center collaborated with the Elmore County School System to hold the first Elmore County Water Festival at the Alabama nature Center in Millbrook. This 3 day event targets 1000 sixth
    The Alabama Nature Center collaborated with the Elmore County School System to hold the first Elmore County Water Festival at the Alabama nature Center in Millbrook.
  • Group holds luncheon in Montgomery to discuss bullying

    Group holds luncheon in Montgomery to discuss bullying

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:09:38 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Bullying has been an issue since the beginning of time. A relatively new program aimed at stopping bullying was the talk over lunch in downtown Montgomery on Wednesday. One thing everybody agreed on,
    A relatively new program aimed at stopping bullying was the talk over lunch in downtown Montgomery on Wednesday.
  • DirecTV reports outages resolved in US

    DirecTV reports outages resolved in US

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:34:26 GMT

    After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.


    After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.

  • Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:00 GMT
    The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.
    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...
  • Man enters guilty plea to manslaughter in 2013 Prattville homicide

    Man enters guilty plea to manslaughter in 2013 Prattville homicide

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:19:46 GMT
    The suspect in a 2013 Prattville homicide case asked a judge Wednesday to withdraw his not guilty plea and replace it with a guilty plea to manslaughter. Autauga County Circuit Court Judge John Bush agreed
    The suspect in a 2013 Prattville homicide case asked a judge Wednesday to withdraw his not guilty plea and replace it with a guilty plea to manslaughter. Autauga County Circuit Court Judge John Bush agreed to the Joseph Nolin's request.
  • Man held in LA serial shootings appears in court

    Man held in LA serial shootings appears in court

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:59:08 GMT
    A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said.
    A man accused of going on a five-day rampage of serial shootings in the Los Angeles area made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges that could lead to the death penalty.
  • Daleville man accused of pointing AK-47 at police officer released on bond

    Daleville man accused of pointing AK-47 at police officer released on bond

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:30:06 GMT
    A Daleville man who was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly pointed an AK-47 at the officer is being released from jail on a $250,000 bond.
    A Daleville man who was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly pointed an AK-47 at the officer is being released from jail on a $250,000 bond.
  • Warrant: Elmore County man fatally shot mother

    Warrant: Elmore County man fatally shot mother

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:28:52 GMT
    The Millbrook Police Department made an arrest over the weekend for the murder of 49-year-old Anita L. Washington.
    An Elmore County judge has granted the Elmore County District Attorney's motion to amend the warrant against a man accused of murdering his mother last week.
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:09:04 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...
    In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:58:53 GMT
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.
  • Husband and wife charged in series of Dothan vehicle break-ins

    Husband and wife charged in series of Dothan vehicle break-ins

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:15:50 GMT
    Two suspects in a string of car break-in cases are under arrest following an investigation by the Dothan Police Department. The crimes were committed in Westgate Park over the last three weeks.Authorities
    Two suspects in a string of car break-in cases are under arrest following an investigation by the Dothan Police Department. The crimes were committed in Westgate Park over the last three weeks.
  • Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:09:11 GMT
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.
    Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.
  • US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:48:50 GMT
    Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
    A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind...
  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions

    10 things to know about corporate inversions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:29:03 GMT
    Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian...
    Burger King is drawing a lot of flak over plans to shift its legal address to a foreign country by merging with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.
  • Ken Hare In Depth: Former Montgomery first lady a force in her own right

    Ken Hare In Depth: Former Montgomery first lady a force in her own right

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:18 GMT
    For two decades it was as sure as spring follows winter; when the newspaper printed something that could be construed as critical of then-mayor Emory Folmar, Montgomery's first lady Anita Folmar would
    For two decades it was as sure as spring follows winter; when the newspaper printed something that could be construed as critical of then-mayor Emory Folmar, Montgomery's first lady Anita Folmar would be on the telephone to set me straight.
  • Your Week in Music: Legends of rock edition

    Your Week in Music: Legends of rock edition

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:45 GMT

    Rock legends are cranking out the music and elephants shake their trunks in Your Week in Music.

    Rock legends are cranking out the music and elephants shake their trunks in Your Week in Music.

  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:49:17 GMT
    Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.
    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
  • Research shows introverts spend more time on Facebook

    Research shows introverts spend more time on Facebook

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:21:54 GMT
    Dr. Pavica Sheldon (Source: UAH)Dr. Pavica Sheldon (Source: UAH)
    According to a professor's research, shy people spend more time on Facebook than extroverts.
    According to a professor's research, shy people spend more time on Facebook than extroverts.
  • First round of screening done after AU student develops active TB

    First round of screening done after AU student develops active TB

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:57:02 GMT
    Officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health say the first round of testing is almost complete following an investigation after an Auburn University student was
    Officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health say the first round of testing is almost complete following an investigation after an Auburn University student was diagnosed with an active case of pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • Journalist speaks after release from Syrian militants

    Journalist speaks after release from Syrian militants

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:26:10 GMT

    Peter Curtis' release came days after ISIS militants executed another journalist, James Foley. The execution was meant as a warning to the U.S. government, to stop its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

    Peter Curtis' release came days after ISIS militants executed another journalist, James Foley. The execution was meant as a warning to the U.S. government, to stop its airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

  • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:48:05 GMT
    Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.
    A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause...
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:19:05 GMT
    Voters in four states are headed to the polls for primaries and runoffs.
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were...
  • American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    American woman is being held hostage in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:08:09 GMT
    Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.
    The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been...
  • Marine, war veteran beaten in possible hate crime

    Marine, war veteran beaten in possible hate crime

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:16:08 GMT
    (WMC) - A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. Investigators say several men jumped Ralph Weems in a parking lot in West Point, Mississippi. One man
    A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime.
  • No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    No sign of quick end to Ukraine conflict

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:18:09 GMT
    Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
    Ukraine's president said Wednesday that Vladimir Putin accepts the principles of a peace plan for Ukraine but the Russian leader insisted that only Kiev can reach a cease-fire deal with the pro-Moscow separatists.
  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:08:23 GMT
    A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.
    A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:20:07 GMT
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:
  • IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:18:09 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care...
    Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
  • Madison Co. commissioner refutes claim Remington move not politically motivated

    Madison Co. commissioner refutes claim Remington move not politically motivated

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:14:54 GMT
    Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong fired back after New York's governor called Remington's decision to relocate from his state to Huntsville unrelated to gun control laws.
    Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong fired back after New York's governor called Remington's decision to relocate from his state to Huntsville unrelated to gun control laws.
  • Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:08:38 GMT
    The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday that the U.S. has some insights into the activities of Islamic State militants within Syria, and certainly wants to have more, but he declined to comment on the Obama...
    The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power...
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  • Dothan City Schools rolls out new bus tracking system

    Dothan City Schools rolls out new bus tracking system

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:44:23 GMT
    Dothan City Schools has purchased a new piece of technology to make sure every child is safe going to and from school. MotoTrax has been installed on all 93 D-C-S buses. The tracking software provides
    Dothan City Schools has purchased a new piece of technology to make sure every child is safe going to and from school.
  • First Year PE Teacher Serving as Role Model

    First Year PE Teacher Serving as Role Model

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:02:44 GMT
    A first year teacher is providing structure and filling a void, not only for the school, but for the students on a personal level.
    For years, teachers at Selma's Cedar Park Elementary School took turns taking their students outside for recess, which was their version of physical education.  Now a first year teacher is providing structure and filling a void, not only for the school, but for the students on a personal level.
  • Food for Thought: Back-to-school cafeteria edition

    Food for Thought: Back-to-school cafeteria edition

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:37:46 GMT
    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.
    This week's food scores are all related to Montgomery area schools. Do you know the health rating where your student eats lunch?
  • MACOA worker preps food, makes a difference to the homebound

    MACOA worker preps food, makes a difference to the homebound

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:17:05 GMT
    Vonda Byrd is a food preparer at the Montgomery Area Council On Aging, or MACOA. She makes food for well over 300 senior citizens each day and sees it as a calling, a ministry and a joy.
    Vonda Byrd is a food preparer at the Montgomery Area Council On Aging, or MACOA. She makes food for well over 300 senior citizens each day and sees it as a calling, a ministry and a joy.
  • MOBIS Alabama continues donation tradition to Catoma Elementary

    MOBIS Alabama continues donation tradition to Catoma Elementary

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:44:27 GMT
    For the fourth straight year, MOBIS Alabama is helping students at Catoma Elementary in Montgomery. Team members have been collecting money and school supplies for students. They also gave the school more
    For the fourth straight year, MOBIS Alabama is helping students at Catoma Elementary in Montgomery.
  • Does It Work: Chop Magic

    Does It Work: Chop Magic

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:07:05 GMT
    We're back in the kitchen on this week's Does It Work, testing the Chop Magic. It's the fast and easy way to slice and dice. Out of the box, the Chop Magic has some assembly that is required. Two cutting
    We're back in the kitchen on this week's Does It Work, testing the Chop Magic. It's the fast and easy way to slice and dice.
  • Class Act: Jan Moseley

    Class Act: Jan Moseley

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:41:53 GMT
    Jan Moseley has been enriching the lives of students at Pintlala Elementary for almost 20 years. "The more I put in, the more my children get out and it makes each day better," said Moseley. "Her first
    Jan Moseley has been enriching the lives of students at Pintlala Elementary for almost 20 years.
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