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The Alabama News Network Facebook page is filled with reaction to how a mother used police to teach her 10-year-old son a lesson he'll probably never forget.
Some people are fearful that Alabama could be home to more gambling addicts if legislation leads to an expansion of gambling in the state.
Riots in the streets of Baltimore sent the city into chaos over the past few weeks over an arrest that was thought to be unjust by some.
Montgomery City Councilmen have agreed to sell the historic Webber building, which collapsed last year.
It's been a week since Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh brought up the idea of gambling as a budget solution. Now, he's filed a bill that would add table games and bring a lottery to the state, if approved by Alabama voters that is.
National News
May 6th
PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday.
May 6th
PHOENIX (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warrio…
May 6th
BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.
National Entertainment News
May 6th
NEW YORK (AP) — Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.
May 6th
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.
May 6th
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31.
National Sports News
May 6th
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers.
May 6th
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit three home runs in a game for the first time and had five RBIs in his finest day with the Nationals, and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday for their third straight series win.
May 6th
An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.
Local News
May 6th
A new local play based on letters written during the Civil War is still seeking actors for the presentation. The drama is being staged by the Friends of Tuckabatchee, the same organization that has presented Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee, the acclaimed two-act…
May 6th
By PEGGY BLACKBURN Herald Managing Editor Seniors Madison Roberts of Wetumpka and Kirklin McWhorter of Tallassee were honored Tuesday night as the overall winners in the 11th annual Sewell Awards. Each received a $3,000 John Sewell Memorial Scholars…
April 30th
“None of this is mine, it all belongs to the Lord,” Ben Atkinson said, leaning back away from his desk. “He just put me here to see after it. I hope I’ve pleased him with the way I’ve run things.” Atkinson, has been in …


Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion. The 37 year-old Grammy-winning singer had failed to pay taxes on about $1.8m (£1.2m) of earnings between 2005-07. In a statement to the judge, Hill said…
US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of Bruce Springsteen's latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content. The retailer - which stocked CDs at its branches in the US - said it would be promoting other albums instead.
After the controversy regading Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.
American songwriter and producer Otis Blackwell died from a heart attack. He wrote the classic songs All Shook Up, Return To Sender, Don't Be Cruel, Great Balls Of Fire and Fever. Over the years, Blackwell's songs have sold more than 185 million copies.
Former Frankie goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album 'Blast'.



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April 29th
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April 25th
Photo Gallery | Video Recap Big days from running backs Brandon Burks and Jordan Chunn and wide receiver Jarvis Bentley highlighted a high-energy T-Day Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The scrimmage officially closed out the first spring practi…