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A Memorial day tribute in Prichard to two men killed in…
05.28 / 20:11
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With a continuing chance of scattered severe weather ahead, the National Weather Service office in Huntsville has issued a preliminary storm report for weather that downed trees throughout the region on Saturday night and Sunday…
05.28 / 19:38
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The attack happened Wednesday on 16th Terrace N.E. Deputy Ric Lindley, who captured hearts nationwide while he held a baby following a traffic crash, was hospitalized again Saturday after developing an…
05.28 / 18:35
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Viewer asks, I need new windows: what should I be looking for when shopping for…
05.28 / 18:11
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Memorial Day has become the traditional kick off of summer but the holiday has a much more significant…
05.28 / 17:27
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a woman and her mother who ran a tax-preparation business in Alabama. Authorities &…
05.28 / 16:59
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ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama farming family is teaming up with blue jean manufacturer Wrangler to making cotton more sustainable. The N…
05.28 / 16:59
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A nice day on the water turns scary for eight people off the coast of…
05.28 / 16:59
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The Philippine military said on Sunday it had found the bodies of 16 civilians as troops tried to gain control over the Marawi, which has been under siege from ISIS-allied militants. President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday he was imposing a 60-day period of martial law in the southern Philippines. He also suggested he may expand it nationwide, saying "it would not be any different from what President Marcos did," referring to the country's longtime dictator, who declared martial law in…
05.28 / 16:27
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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama law officers traditionally increase enforcement on highways during holidays. But just ahead of the Memorial D…
05.28 / 15:55
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A statewide framework to regulate ride-booking firms such as Uber and Lyft stalled in the Legislature, and it’s unc…
05.28 / 15:55
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In 1909, the United States was suffering a shortage of meat. At the same time, Louisiana's waterways were being choked by invasive water hyacinth. Louisiana Congressman Robert F. Broussard proposed an ingenious solution to both those problems: Import hippos to eat the water hyacinth; then, eat the hippos. Luckily for the United States in our timeline, the fact that hippos are ill-tempered apex predators not amenable to being ranched was pointed out, the American Hippo Bill failed to pass…
05.28 / 15:22
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Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln…
05.28 / 15:19
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and…
05.28 / 14:52
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June is a busy month at Champions Sports Academy in Alexandria with high school basketball team camp/play dates. Here is the schedule for its boys and girls varsity events VARSITY BOYS June 7 9 a.m. – Sand Rock vs. Jacksonville, Weaver vs. Asbury 9:55 – Hokes Bluff vs. Collinsville, Springville vs. Boaz 10:50 – Sand [R…
05.28 / 13:34
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Lim Hyuk-ju lives in a tiny apartment in a bustling student neighborhood of South Korea's capital, Seoul. The apartment is just 30 sq. ft. — basically a walk-in closet with a toilet, shower and shared kitchen — for $400 a month . "It's uncomfortable, because when I lay down my legs hit the back wall," explains Lim, 25. She has to be quiet because the walls are thin. Lim's neighbors are all young people like her, studying 15 hours a day for job entrance exams. Lim graduated at the top of her…
05.28 / 13:21
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The Birmingham Public Library spent $4,435 on a six-month national search for a new library director that resulted in no one being…
05.28 / 13:16
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Churches in the Selma area may soon be on the front lines to combat gang violence. District Attorney Michael Jackson is launching a program he calls "Adopt-a-Gang Member." He says the idea is to help gang members feel more worthwhile by getting them involved in churches. Jackson held a summit in Selma recently with about 50 pastors to explain the program. Gang violence is a persistent problem in Selma and surrounding Dallas County. There were 16 shootings in the city in just one month last…
05.28 / 11:16
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Sherpas are extraordinary human beings. In the high peaks of the Himalayas, members of the Nepalese ethnic group are famous for their speed-climbing records , ascents of routes that no one has ascended before, expert guiding and other skills. What makes Sherpas so good at climbing into the wispy atmosphere of the world's tallest mountains? They may be better at harnessing oxygen than the rest of us, suggests a new study , which also offers insights that could eventually help ordinary…
05.28 / 11:16
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Nearly every weekend since Inauguration Day, President Trump has flown from Washington to one of his homes outside the capital. Most often he's stayed at Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Fla. In April, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping there for a summit meeting, and in February he invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe down for a round of golf. Trump has also overnighted at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. All the travel means a lot of work for the United States…
05.28 / 11:16
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