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    Lauderdale County authorities search for escaped work release inmate

    LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office says it’s looking for an inmate who walked away from a work release assignment Monday afternoon. Authorities say 35-year-old Derrick Leon Jackson was last seen going west on Veterans Drive. He may be wearing a grey jacket. If you have any information about Jackson’s whereabouts, contact the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 760-5757.    

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    Memphis police help young burglary victim with heartfelt gift

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Police Department hopes you will join leaders in congratulating their officers on a job well done. Several officers worked together to make the holidays special for a young burglary victim. According to the department’s Facebook Page, the officers responded to the scene of a burglary around 3:30 Sunday afternoon. An 11-year-old boy and his mother lived at the address. The two had been at church when they returned home to discover the burglary. Several of […]

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    Huntsville projected to be Alabama’s largest city within 10 years

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (– Huntsville could soon pass Birmingham to become the largest city in Alabama. “We believe we will be the biggest city in the state within a decade,” predicted Dennis Madsen, long-range planner for the City of Huntsville. Right now, Huntsville is fourth. It’s the smallest of the four main cities in this state. But those cities have evolved in ways that find all four at nearly the same size. And demographers with Huntsville project the city slipping past […]

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    Huntsville Police investigate armed robbery outside Madison Square Mall

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police say a woman was robbed in the parking lot of Madison Square Mall on Friday night. Officers were called to the mall just before 10:30 p.m., the armed robbery happened on the back side of the mall. Investigators say the woman was an employee of a store in the mall. Police report she was robbed by a man with a handgun. The woman was not hurt. Investigators are speaking with witnesses.

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    Waffle House employee shot dead after telling customer not to smoke

    BILOXI, Miss. — An argument over a cigarette led to a murder at a Mississippi Waffle House early Friday morning. Biloxi police told WLOX it happened around 1 a.m. at the Waffle House on Highway 90. The fight started when 45-year-old Johnny Mount refused to put out the cigarette he was smoking in the restaurant. Police say Mount pulled out a gun and shot the employee who asked him to put the cigarette out. The 52-year-old woman was rushed to […]

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    Don’t blow all your money today — tomorrow is Small Business Saturday

    Every city and every town has local shops that bring something special to a community and shopping at local stores also gives back to the neighborhood. To help honor your local small businesses, Saturday, November 28th is Small Business Saturday, a campaign that asks shoppers to shop at their local independent businesses to provide a more intimate and personalized experience. To find out what is happening in your area visit  Enter your zip code on the page to learn […]

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    If you’ve seen a 50% off coupon for Target, it’s a fake

    Lesson 1: Black Friday is two days away and there are lots of deals to be had.  Lesson 2: Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet. Like a coupon that says Target will give you a “50% off everything” coupon for liking a page on Facebook. The website says it’s a fake.   The link is for a website called  A representative for Target headquarters told Consumerist there is no such coupon and this is a fake. […]

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    Hilarious, but fake Black Friday ads for Target going viral

    Some fake Target Black Friday ads are offering outstanding deals – if you’re into falcons. The ads were created by Jeff Wysaki and posted to his Tumblr page. He also put the ads up at his local Target store. Need 87 copies of Air Bud: Golden Retriever? Or maybe you can’t figure out what to get the hard-to-buy-for Centaur in your life? This ad has you covered. There’s even a ‘Luke Skymopper’ for your friends who love Star Wars. And […]

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    What is that? Many ask about ‘mysterious moving light’ in the north Alabama sky

      Tuesday, we received some calls and social media questions from viewers about something in the sky.  We asked Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson about it, and he figured out what it was. Patrick James tweeted a photo of something flying east of Russellville.  Turns out, it’s the DirecTV blimp. According to the Blimp’s Twitter account, it’s heading to Nashville for a few days. Don't recall ever having a blimp fly over the house… or could it be a UFO??? @simpsonwhnt […]

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    Mark picks Alabama to win Iron Bowl, says LSU will snap losing streak

    Last week, Mark McCarter picked Michigan State to topple Ohio State.  You may have called him crazy, but he was right. This week, he picks Alabama to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl.  He also predicts LSU will snap its losing streak, beating Texas A&M.  There are some NFL game picks too. Make your choices below. You’ll need to register with an email address and password. That’s just so you can come back and see how you did.  

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    Thanksgiving travel: Longer lines, tighter security and tips to help make it quicker

    (CNN) — The United States’ busiest travel days of the year are likely to be even more complicated for travelers flying through U.S. airports. Security will be tight in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and the suspected bombing of a Russian passenger plane, compounded by the highest number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers since 2007. The Transportation Security Administration has “doubled down” on security at airports, and wait times have gone up, although not dramatically, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh […]

  • Programming Note: Tuesday’s episode of The Young & The Restless to air overnight

    Due to CBS coverage of President Obama and French President Hollande’s joint news conference on Tuesday, there are some programming changes.  The following programs will air overnight (early Wednesday morning.) Please set a recording to catch them: 1:07A – Young and the Restless (Tuesday, Nov. 24 episode) 2:07A – Access Hollywood 2:37A – Celebrity Name Game 3:07A – Join in Progress – CBS Overnight News You can also watch CBS Shows online.


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