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Four men charged after undercover prostitution sting in Blount Co.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:28:45 -0800

A joint undercover operation between the Blount County Sheriff's Office and the Alcoa Police Department has resulted in the arrest of four men on solicitation of prostitution charges.

Alabama unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:20:41 -0800

Alabama's preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the month of October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from September's 6.6 percent. The rate represents 133,470 unemployed persons, compared to 140,555 in October Governor Bentley says.

Kerryon Johnson Leads Alabama All-Stars to 7th Straight Win Over Mississippi
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:27:23 -0800

Montgomery, Ala – (AHSAA) Alabama wide receiver Justin Johnson of Hoover came down with perhaps the most dramatic catch in the 28-year Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game series Saturday on the last play of the game to score the game-winning touchdown in the 36-30 win. With the game at Cramton Bowl tied at 30 all with […]

Acting attorney general overseeing Hubbard investigation says indictment not ‘political witchunt’
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:06:02 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - W. Van Davis, the acting attorney general overseeing the felony ethics violations investigation against Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, said Hubbard’s indictment is not a “political witchunt” Tuesday. Hubbard, 52, was arrested last month and surrendered himself to special agents of the Attorney General’s Office at the Lee County Jail. He was arrested as part of an ongoing ...

Alabama unemployment rate declines to 6.3 percent
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:15:23 -0800

Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent, but it remains above the national average.

Dr. Lemak encourages coaches to pledge their support sports safety
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:50:30 -0800

Injuries are a part of athletics, but what the National Center of Sports Safety doesn't want are unnecessary injuries, the ones that can be avoided.

2014 Christmas parades and holiday events
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:22:43 -0800

A list of 2014 Christmas parades and holiday events in central Alabama.

Troy women escape Florida A&M with win
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:28:34 -0800

Both teams shot poorly and had turnover issues, but the Troy women's basketball team won the battle on the glass, and in turn won the game, 65-59, over Florida AM at the Al Lawson Center on Monday night.

Acting Attorney General: Hubbard indictment isn't political
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:37:39 -0800

Acting Attorney General Van Davis released a statement Tuesday on the 23-count indictment against Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard.

Prosecutor says House speaker case not political
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:07:03 -0800

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The lead prosecutor in the case against House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Tuesday said politics played no role in the decision to indict the powerful Republican on felony ethics charges. Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis issued a statement responding to what he called ...