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  • All Delta flights in, out of Montgomery canceled SundayAll Delta flights in, out of Montgomery canceled Sunday

    All Delta Air Lines flights in and out of Montgomery have been canceled Sunday night, according to Acting Executive Director at Montgomery Regional Airport Bob Hendrix.

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  • Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to put team up for saleCarolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to put team up for sale

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will put the franchise up for sale at the end of this season.

    WSFA / 2 h. 9 min. ago
  • Some power restored at ATL airport, mayor reports - WSFASome power restored at ATL airport, mayor reports - WSFA

    Washington PostSome power restored at ATL airport, mayor reportsWSFAPlanes line up on the ground after a power outage brought traffic to a halt at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (Source: @dsalley24/TwitterN). Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was shut down Sunday by a power outage. There ...JUST IN: Delta cancels 300 flights Monday after Atlanta airport power outageAtlanta Journal Constitutionall 256 news articles »

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  • Mayor Strange predicts positive benefits for city after Camellia BowlMayor Strange predicts positive benefits for city after Camellia Bowl

    They won't know how much money this year's game brought in until next year, but Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said he thinks it will be even bigger than last year.

    WSFA / 4 h. 21 min. ago
  • John McCain returns home to AZ; will miss vote on tax billJohn McCain returns home to AZ; will miss vote on tax bill

    McCain had been hospitalized due to complications from treatment for brain cancer.

    WSFA / 6 h. 2 min. ago
  • Vernon: The beginning of an unsettled stretch of weatherVernon: The beginning of an unsettled stretch of weather

    It's here a few hours earlier than expected, but the storm system we've been telling you about for the past few days has arrived. 

    WSFA / 7 h. 56 min. ago
  • ATL mayor speaks about fire that caused airport power outage, response timeATL mayor speaks about fire that caused airport power outage, response time

    All air traffic was stopped, and passengers on the tarmac were removed from planes through portable staircases.

    WSFA / 9 h. 7 min. ago
  • Car strikes and kills 19-year-old bicyclist near MontgomeryCar strikes and kills 19-year-old bicyclist near Montgomery

    A 19-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Saturday evening near Montgomery, Ala., according to a release from Corporal Jess Thornton of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. At around 7:20 p.m., 19-year-old Garrett Daniel Bracaloni was cycling on U.S. 31, about five miles north of Prattville, Ala., when he was struck by a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, according to police.

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  • ALEA issues missing senior alert for Butler County manALEA issues missing senior alert for Butler County man

    A man has been reported missing in the Starlington/Georgiana area, and authorities are asking for help locating him. 

    WSFA / 9 h. 38 min. ago
  • Bicyclist killed in crash outside of PrattvilleBicyclist killed in crash outside of Prattville

    A bicyclist died Saturday evening after being hit by a vehicle just north of Prattville.  

    WSFA / 10 h. 4 min. ago
  • Bicyclist killed in crash outside of Prattville - WSFA.com Montgomery ... - WSFABicyclist killed in crash outside of Prattville - WSFA.com Montgomery ... - WSFA

    Bicyclist killed in crash outside of Prattville - WSFA.com Montgomery ...WSFAA bicyclist died Saturday evening after being hit by a vehicle just north of Prattville.and more »

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  • 1 dead in Sunday morning crash in Opp1 dead in Sunday morning crash in Opp

    One person is dead after a two vehicle crash in Opp Sunday morning.  

    WSFA / 10 h. 37 min. ago
  • 1 dead in Sunday morning crash in Opp - WSFA1 dead in Sunday morning crash in Opp - WSFA

    1 dead in Sunday morning crash in OppWSFAAccording to the Opp Police Department, patrol units and Opp Fire Department units responded to the scene of the crash on Alabama Highway 299, the Opp Bypass. A 2014 Mits Mirage collided with a 2004 Ford Mustang. The Mirage was northbound in the ...

    Google News / 10 h. 37 min. ago
  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emailsSpecial counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    WSFA / 18 h. 55 min. ago
  • Middle Tennessee holds off Arkansas State in Raycom Media Camellia BowlMiddle Tennessee holds off Arkansas State in Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

    It was yet another high-scoring affair in the fourth edition of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl. Middle Tennessee came out on top with a 35-30 win over Arkansas State.

    WSFA / 21 h. 52 min. ago
  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmedA CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".

    WSFA / 1 d. 2 h. 25 min. ago
  • A white mother fought for black Americans' civil rights. The Klan killed her for itA white mother fought for black Americans' civil rights. The Klan killed her for it

    Viola Liuzzo, left, was helping to shuttle black demonstrators between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, when she was shot to death by the Klan on March 26, 1965. The US woman who gazed from the photo in the Gary Post Tribune in April 1965 was blonde and girlishly glamorous, wearing dark - I assumed red - lipstick.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 5 h. 59 min. ago
  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 racesAfter Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec, 13, 2017, Democrat Doug Jones speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones said he knew he had a path to victory.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 10 h. 40 min. ago
  • Amanda: Sunny Saturday, rain on SundayAmanda: Sunny Saturday, rain on Sunday

    Temperatures have barely moved since early Friday morning thanks to an overcast sky. Many towns started in the upper 30s/low 40s, and we all struggled to make it close to 50 degrees.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 15 h. 27 min. ago
  • Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

    WSFA / 1 d. 18 h. 58 min. ago
  • Former convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach programFormer convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach program

    Charles Lee's That's My Child organization is celebrating its fifth year anniversary at a new location off Lower Wetumpka Road. That's My Child moved into the old Compassion 21 buildings, which was an inner city ministry group.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 20 h. 16 min. ago
  • Another teen facing robbery charges in MontgomeryAnother teen facing robbery charges in Montgomery

    Another teen is facing charges after victims who believed they were meeting about property being sold online were robbed, according to the Montgomery Police Department. Capt.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 22 h. 51 min. ago
  • Tiny dog responsible for big check to Montgomery Humane SocietyTiny dog responsible for big check to Montgomery Humane Society

    The inseparable bond between a little dog and the human whose heart he stole seven years ago is now paying dividends to an Alabama humane society, literally. Thursday, the Petco Foundation presented a $5,000 check to the Montgomery County Humane Society, the culmination of an ongoing love between a man and his dog that couldn't be stopped, even in the middle of a war halfway around the world.

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  • Frios to open newest location in downtown MontgomeryFrios to open newest location in downtown Montgomery

    Frios is planning to open the newest location in the historic 'Lower Dexter' district of downtown. A grand opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, according to Troy Stubbs owner and operator of Frios.

    Montgomery News / 1 d. 22 h. 51 min. ago
  • Foreword South: Catch the story behind singer Abigail DouglasForeword South: Catch the story behind singer Abigail Douglas

    It's called Foreword South, and the first chapter of their new series takes place 2-5 p.m. Saturday in Montgomery at Goat Haus Biergarten Open the pages of many books, and one of the first things you'll see is a foreword: a brief introduction about the author, about the work, that starts a conversation sets the tone for what's the come. A new Montgomery group is taking that concept and applying it to the real life "book" of the South through live events featuring music artists and other creatives who are making a difference here.

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  • Gene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend AwardGene Stallings receives Alabama Football Legend Award

    Former Alabama Coach Gene Stallings was in Montgomery Friday to be presented with the fourth Alabama Football Legend Award ahead of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

    WSFA / 2 d. 4 h. 28 min. ago
  • Coca-Cola United investing $28 million in Montgomery projects - AL.comCoca-Cola United investing $28 million in Montgomery projects - AL.com

    AL.comCoca-Cola United investing $28 million in Montgomery projectsAL.comCoca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc. announced today it is pumping approximately $28 million in new facility improvements at its Montgomery production facility and warehouse. The project is expected to add about 48 jobs in 2018, the company said. The ...and more »

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  • Former convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach program - WSFAFormer convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach program - WSFA

    Former convict celebrates milestone with Montgomery youth outreach programWSFAAl'Dreoun Harris is 16 years old and much rather be here than sitting at home doing noting. "They're trying to help out the youth in the community plus have something to do," said Harris. Lee is not the only one who believes he's got a good thing going ...

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  • Camellia Bowl preview: Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State battle Saturday in Montgomery - AL.comCamellia Bowl preview: Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State battle Saturday in Montgomery - AL.com

    AL.comCamellia Bowl preview: Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State battle Saturday in MontgomeryAL.com... Tennessee safety Jovante Moffatt. Rolland-Jones emerged as one of the Sun Belt's premier pass rushers with 13 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss this season. Moffatt led MTSU with 95 tackles; he had an impressive 15 tackles against Florida Atlantic ...and more »

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  • GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama falloutGOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

    In a stunning victory aided by scandal, De... . Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

    Montgomery News / 2 d. 16 h. 41 min. ago
  • Major cuts coming to Montgomery Public Schools - WSFAMajor cuts coming to Montgomery Public Schools - WSFA

    Major cuts coming to Montgomery Public SchoolsWSFAMPS is in a serious financial situation. Since 2014 it's seen annual enrollment decline by nearly 600 students per year. As that number drops, the system sees reduced funding from the Alabama State Education Trust Fund. Additionally, the Montgomery ...and more »

    Google News / 3 d. 3 h. 26 min. ago
  • Tuscaloosa mayor requests new marijuana policyTuscaloosa mayor requests new marijuana policy

    Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has asked state legislators to consider another way to deal with people caught with small amounts of marijuana other than arresting them. "We've got this incredible pressure created from decisions in Montgomery.

    Montgomery News / 3 d. 9 h. 1 min. ago
  • Roy MooreRoy Moore

    U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves the stage after speaking at the RSA activity center in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 12. Roy Moore's failed run for Alabama's Senate seat tested white evangelicals' allegiance to the Republican Party. Would they vote for a candidate who shares their conservative views on social issues even though he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women? Exit polls suggest they did just that, with 80 percent of white evangelicals who voted selecting Moore in Tuesday's special election, which was narrowly won by Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate.

    Montgomery News / 4 d. 1 h. 14 min. ago more
  • GOP finger-pointing starts right after Moore defeat in AlabamaGOP finger-pointing starts right after Moore defeat in Alabama

    The Republican finger-pointing started minutes after GOP candidate Roy Moore lost to a Democrat in deep-red Alabama's Senate race, with nervous party members fearing more of the same in the 2018 election might take away their majorities in Congress. "Congratulations to the Bannon wing of the @GOP for gifting a seat to @SenateDems in one of the reddest states," Republican Representative Carlos Curbelo of Florida wrote on Twitter Wednesday, referring to Moore backer Steve Bannon, the anti-establishment ally of President Donald Trump.

    Montgomery News / 4 d. 5 h. 33 min. ago more
  • The District 26 State Senate race goes to a runoffThe District 26 State Senate race goes to a runoff

    Montgomery County voters also had to vote in the District 26 State Senate primary. The results indicate that race is headed to a runoff between Democrats John Knight and David Burkette. State Representative Knight reportedly garnered around 39 percent of the vote while Burkette claimed 25 percent. Long lines were seen at many of the District 26 precincts. The runoff for the state senate seat is scheduled for February 27. D.J. Johnson was the lone Republican in the race. A general election is being held May 15 th .

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  • Doug Jones seizes U-S Senate seat in stunning victoryDoug Jones seizes U-S Senate seat in stunning victory

    Democrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, on of the reddest of red states, and proved anew that party loyalty is anything but certain in the age of Trump. The president had urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. Roy Moore, meanwhile, has refused to concede and has raised the possibility of a recount. Alabama state law calls for a recount if the margin of victory is less than one-half of one percentage point. With all precincts reporting, Jones leads by 1.5 percentage points - three times what's required to trigger a recount. If the secretary of state determines there were more write-in votes than the difference between Jones and Moore, the state's counties would be required to tally those votes. it's not clear how that would help Moore, who ended

    WVAS / 4 d. 11 h. 1 min. ago more
  • The Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to JonesThe Latest: Moore not conceding Senate race to Jones

    Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety.

    Montgomery News / 4 d. 11 h. 58 min. ago
  • The special election is underwayThe special election is underway

    Interest in today’s special election is high across the country. Secretary of State John Merrill has elevated his prediction for voter turnout at the polls to between 20 and 25 percent. In Montgomery County voters will notice some changes, namely, new voting machines. Two new machines will be located in all 49 precincts. Montgomery Election Center Director Darrell Parker says the ExpressVote device has touchscreen capabilities. The new machines are designed to speed up the voting process. A portion of Montgomery County voters will have two ballots to complete, one for the U-S Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones and the other in the primary for the State Senate District 26 seat. Five Democrats are running including State Representative John Knight, Montgomery City Councilmen Fred Bell and David Burkette, attorney Deborah Anthony and educator Tony Bell. DJ Johnson is the lone Republican candidate.

    WVAS / 5 d. 10 h. 53 min. ago more
  • Montgomery man gets 4 years of probation for shooting at air force base - AL.comMontgomery man gets 4 years of probation for shooting at air force base - AL.com

    AL.comMontgomery man gets 4 years of probation for shooting at air force baseAL.comThe jury heard testimony about the events surrounding New Year's weekend, when Montgomery police said Shashy spray painted "anti-government" graffiti in front of the Alabama Capitol building, the Montgomery Police Department and the Maxwell Air Force ...and more »

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  • Candidates for U-S Senate seat making final pushCandidates for U-S Senate seat making final push

    Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones are making their final push ahead of Tuesday's special Senate election in Alabama. Jones and Democrats are framing the election as a way for Alabama to reject its history of politicians with baggage that hampers the state. Republicans say it is about keeping a conservative hold on Alabama and not giving Democrats any opportunity to derail President Donald Trump's agenda before the 2018 midterms. Jones says it would be disastrous to elect Moore after the former judge was accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Moore denies the charges. Moore and other Republicans say Jones would be a puppet of liberal Democratic leaders out of step with Alabama.

    WVAS / 6 d. 9 h. 32 min. ago more
  • Montgomery Election Center prepares for special electionMontgomery Election Center prepares for special election

    The Montgomery Election Center staff is in overdrive getting ready for the upcoming special election. This election is distinct in that 33 of the County’s 49 precincts will have two ballots to fill out. Probate Judge Steven Reed says one election is for the U-S Senate Seat between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, and the other is between five candidates running for a state senate seat. Reed also noted that voters will be greeted with new machines this year. Each precinct has two of the ExpressVote machines that are anticipated to read votes faster. Montgomery County is the first to use the new devices.

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  • Police made an arrest in weekend homicidePolice made an arrest in weekend homicide

    Montgomery police have made an arrest in a weekend murder. In a statement, police say 30 year old Cornelius Fain of Talladega has been charged in the shooting death of 32 year old Vantrell Flynn. The homicide took place Friday evening at the victim’s residence in the 7-thousand block of Taylor Crossing. Investigators have said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. Fain has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a 150-thousand dollar bond.

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  • Alabama doctor, 3 nurse practitioners federally indicted in pill mill case - AL.comAlabama doctor, 3 nurse practitioners federally indicted in pill mill case - AL.com

    AL.comAlabama doctor, 3 nurse practitioners federally indicted in pill mill caseAL.comA physician from Homewood is among four people indicted by a federal grand jury for their role in a Montgomery pill mill. Dr. Julio Delgado, 55, Montgomery nurse practitioner Lillian Akwuba, 38, Tallassee nurse practitioner Steven Cox, 62, and ...Third doctor charged in Montgomery pill mill prosecutionWSFAall 6 news articles »

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  • Montgomery police make arrest in series of robberiesMontgomery police make arrest in series of robberies

    A series of recent robberies has been solved with one arrest. Montgomery Police report that 17 year old Isaiah Byers has been charged with four counts of robbery and one count of assault. He was taken into custody November 28 for one of the incidents and was eventually linked to the other holdups. The robberies occurred on October 26, November 16 and November 22, all in the area of Moorcroft Drive. In one of the crimes, an adult male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. In each of the instances, the victims made arrangements to meet someone offering property for sale online. They were held up when they met in person to complete the transaction. Byers has been placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility.

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  • Alabama State University band to march in the 2019 Tournament of Roses ParadeAlabama State University band to march in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade

    It’s another first for the Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets band. The band has been invited to participate in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. ASU announced the news yesterday. Band Director Dr. James Oliver says it’s another chance for the world to see the Hornets perform. In fact, more than 60 million people watch the Tournament of Roses Parade each year. The band has already begun fundraising efforts to finance the trip. It is the first time the ASU band has appeared in the parade.

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  • At rally against Roy Moore, fears about future of LGBT rights - Montgomery AdvertiserAt rally against Roy Moore, fears about future of LGBT rights - Montgomery Advertiser

    Montgomery AdvertiserAt rally against Roy Moore, fears about future of LGBT rightsMontgomery AdvertiserMoore, then Alabama chief justice, wrote in a 2002 Alabama Supreme Court opinion that homosexuality was “abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature and a violation of the law of Nature and Nature's God.” His second term as chief justice ...and more »

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  • Fugitive from Coosa County recaptured in GeorgiaFugitive from Coosa County recaptured in Georgia

    Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span. The Coosa County Sheriff's office says that 27-year-old Shane Anthony Vernon was taken into custody late Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, just east of Atlanta. Vernon had been the focus of a nationwide manhunt. Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson said the inmate's most recent escape happened Sunday afternoon, when he "physically circumvented the security of the jail." Authorities say Vernon has been on a crime spree since escaping – confronting several families at gunpoint and stealing their vehicles and cash. He is being extradited to Alabama where he faces multiple felony charges.

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  • Shop local AlabamaShop local Alabama

    The holiday season is officially here and there's a push this year to shop locally. The Alabama Retail Association is encouraging local residents to spend their dollars here in Alabama on holiday-related items. The ARA is hosting its annual “Shop Alabama for the Holidays” tour, where representatives are traveling to Huntsville, Cullman, Dothan, Mobile, and Montgomery to encourage people to shop locally. Communication Manager for the Alabama Retail Association, Melissa Warnke, says retail is a key component of local economies. In addition, to the statewide shopping initiative, a campaign celebrating the in-store shopping experience can be seen on social media with #BabyItsSoldInside. "Most people in Alabama are still going inside a store to do their shopping and retailers are going the extra mile to make things fun for their customers with decorations, special events, and special deals,” Warnke said. “Local retailers are often the ones donating to charities or supporting little league

    WVAS / 26 d. 9 h. 54 min. ago more
  • Roy Moore's campaign goes after media and accusersRoy Moore's campaign goes after media and accusers

    Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign is going on the offensive against the media and one of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Moore's campaign has issued a Monday night statement questioning the account of Beverly Nelson, who said Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress. The campaign is quoting two restaurant employees who did not remember Nelson or Moore eating there. Six women have accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. The campaign says voters will "see through the fake news." Moore's campaign did not respond to Leigh Corfman's Monday interview with NBC's "Today," in which she said Moore molested her when she was 14.

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  • Bodies of two missing men found in Macon County Bodies of two missing men found in Macon County

    An Alabama sheriff says two bodies found over the weekend in a rural area are believed to be an Atlanta-based rapper and his cousin, a music promoter. Both had been missing for several days. Rapper Edward Reeves, known as Bambino Gold; and Kendrick Stokes were reported missing Nov. 7. Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson says the bodies were found in separate locations in Macon County. Investigators say both men were homicide victims, and that the bodies were found not far off County Road 13 about three to four miles apart. Brunson said that a passer-by discovered the first body Friday evening. A deputy discovered the second body during a search of the area before dawn Saturday. The State Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case.

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  • Governor Ivey hosted 68th annual turkey pardoningGovernor Ivey hosted 68th annual turkey pardoning

    Friday was a festive day at the Governor’s mansion as it served as the backdrop for the 68 th annual turkey pardoning. It’s been a tradition that dates back for more than 60 years. Ivey said this year’s pardon is special for her because she spared two turkeys; Clyde and Henrietta. Ivey says she never got the opportunity to expunge "Clyde" from a sentence of being someone's Thanksgiving meal when she was Lt., Gov. Ivey. In that position, Ivey wielded only the power of the gavel to bring order to the statehouse. The turkey comes from the Bates Family Farm which supplies Bates House of Turkey in Greenville. The Bates Family has provided the turkey to be pardoned every year since 1949.

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  • Alabama infant mortality rate is highest since 2008Alabama infant mortality rate is highest since 2008

    Interim State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says Alabama is trending in the wrong direction when it comes to infant mortality. The State Department of Public Health issued a report yesterday showing that Alabama’s infant mortality rate increased to 9.1 infant deaths per 1-thousand live births in 2016. That is the highest point since 2008. Dr. Harris says several factors are to blame, like access to health care for mothers before, during and after pregnancy; premature births; and the opioid epidemic. The top three leading causes of infant death remain the same: congenital malformation, premature births, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Harris said they hope to reduce the numbers by reducing tobacco use among women of childbearing age, encouraging women to wait at least 18 months between giving birth and becoming pregnant again and continuing safe sleep education efforts.

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