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Committee set to vote on Alabama lottery bill

MONTGOMERY, AL (WIAT) - The Alabama Senate Tourism and Marketing committee will take up a lottery proposal Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Republican state senator Greg Albritton, his bill would establish a paper-ticket lottery only.


Mama June Allegedly Living Out of Alabama Hotel Rooms in Wake of Crack Cocaine Arrest

Following her arrest last month for crack cocaine possession, Mama June Shannon and boyfriend Geno Doak have reportedly been living out of Alabama hotel rooms as they await next steps in their case.


Alabama Deputy Placed on Leave For Allegedly Making Anti-LGBTQ Comments About Bullied Teen Who Took Own Life

An Alabama police deputy has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of making anti-LGBTQ comments on Facebook, officials have confirmed. The officer, who works for the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Huntsville, sparked backlash online after his account posted about the death of


Authorities want help finding missing 81-year-old Alabama man

Prattville police are asking for the public’s help in locating Robert Robinson, 81, who was last seen at his home at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Authorities say Robinson suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgment. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says he left his h


Alabama’s Coach Saban undergoes hip replacement surgery

Alabama coach Nick Saban has undergone hip replacement surgery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Monday the 67-year-old Saban is expected to make a full recovery and “should be able to return to work in the very new future.” Cain says the right hip replacement was “robotic assisted” at Andrews Sports Medicine, wi


Alabama men spot elderly woman eating alone, and invite her to join them

OXFORD, Ala. (WKRG) - Three men eating in an Oxford, Alabama restaurant went out of their way to make the night of an older lady. Jamario Howard posted about it on his Facebook page. He said he and two friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, were at a reastaurant called Brad's when they noticed the


Surprising place Alabama lands on list of states that give the most speeding tickets

There’s nothing fun about getting a speeding ticket. As it turns out, however, your chances of getting a citation for driving too fast in Alabama are less than almost anywhere else in the U.S.


Mail haulers in Alabama owed $329,057 in back pay

A Florida-based contractor will pay back wages and benefits to postal delivery personnel in Montgomery. The payment comes after an investigation into St. Augustine, Florida-based Postal Fleet Services Inc. by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.


Man dies after vehicle hits horse in northeast Alabama

A man was killed after his vehicle hit a horse on a northeast Alabama roadway early this morning, authorities said. Aaron Wayne West died in the crash on Jackson County 92, said state trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville. West, 28, was from the Higdon community in Jackson County.


Missing woman found trapped, but alive, inside car

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Monday morning, a woman was found trapped in her vehicle after being reported as missing for three days. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, it is believed that Robin Fancher crashed into a ditch several days ago on County Road 203 at the Limestone Creek Bridge, bu


Children’s of Alabama, serving thousands in north Alabama every year

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911. According to its website, it’s the only free-standing pediatric hospital in the state.


Conecuh sausage is the star of this Alabama eatery’s Redneck Gyro

Vlad Moldoveanu likes to say that the Redneck Gyro, one of the most popular sandwiches on the menu at Mediterranean Sandwich Co., has a mom from Greece and a dad from Conecuh County.


Alabama’s 2019 tornado count ticks up quickly

If you think it’s been a busy year for tornadoes in Alabama, you’re correct. The National Weather Service in Birmingham released a statement this week taking a look at 2019’s tornadoes so far, and it was eye-opening.


Alabama already above average for year with 53 tornadoes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama already has exceeded its yearly average for tornadoes with more than 50 twisters verified in the state so far in 2019. The National Weather Service in Birmingham said Alabama has had 53 total tornadoes so far this year. That compares to the yearly average of 47 tornadoes.


Remember When: Bradley Cemetery is 170 years old

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone” I was singing to myself as we walked down that path then stepped into a thick wooded area off Swamp Road (dirt) that turns off County Road 7 in the Loango community of Covington County. What is known by some as the historic Bradley Cemetery appears today as an unnot


Burger King going up in Jackson

A construction crew has been working seven days a week on a new Burger King restaurant on College Avenue in Jackson across from the Jackson Square Shopping Center. Here, a large crane helps set rafters for the building one day last week. Jackson Mayor Paul South says he has other fast food restauran


Grace Baptist to burn mortgage following Easter worship Sunday

Easter will be extra special at Grace Baptist Church in Grove Hill this Sunday, April 21. The church’s congregation has paid its mortgage on the building and will hold a ceremonial note burning after the morning worship service. Grace Baptist moved into the present building in 2011. The first Wednes


NASCAR legend bags Clarke County gobbler

NASCAR legend Dave Marcis was a recent visitor to Clarke County where he got in some turkey hunting and bagged a nice gobbler. Shannon Tucker of Thomasville served as a guide for Marcis. Dave Marcis’ racing career spanned five decades. He won five times over his tenure, twice at Richmond, including


Gov. Ivey encourages maximum participation in census count

More than 200 Alabama city leaders, county commissioners and others including representatives from several southwestern Alabama counties joined Gov. Kay Ivey last week as she officially kicked off a year-long effort to ensure Alabama reaches maximum participation in next year’s census. Among those a


Jackson mayor touts recent success at ATRC

County and municipal leaders from a 10-county region that make up the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission (ATRC) were in Jackson for its semi-annual meeting April 10 where they heard details of the agency’s work as well as of progress in the city of Jackson. Approximately 150 attended the meeting