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  • School Systems across the TN Valley respond to state’s Education Report Card

    The Alabama State Department of Education unveiled the new school report card today. The state gets a C, but each school system and individual school, has its own grade. School systems across the TN Valley are responding to the grade given. The list below links to each response, in alphabetical order by name. Athens City Schools Huntsville City Schools Limestone County Schools Madison City Schools Madison County Schools

  • Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. “They were just like any ordinary family,” said Betty Turpin, the 81-year-old mother of David Turpin. “And they had such good relationships. I’m not just saying this stuff. These kids, we were amazed. They were ‘sweetie’ this and ‘sweetie’ that to each other.” Betty Turpin and her husband James Turpin of Princeton, […]

  • Calvin Ridley announces intention to enter 2018 NFL Draft

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Calvin Ridley is going pro. The wide receiver for Alabama made the announcement through Twitter this afternoon. He thanked the university, as well as Coach Saban and his staff for preparing him to take the next step in his life. “Coach Saban, thank you for building winning football teams by turning good players into great ones, and talented boys into successful men with a purpose.” Thank you to the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA for taking great care of […]

  • Sights and sounds of Bama’s win at the National Championship

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Our team in Atlanta had great coverage of the game all night! From 360 views to historic moments, we documented it all. Here is a compilation of all our posts after the win. ‘Roll Tide’.     There were also some great posts commemorating the win on Twitter. Some things are just better in slow motion!#OutworkYesterday#RollTide#NationalChampions — Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) January 9, 2018 Congratulations to the National Champions of the 2018 @CFBPlayoff—the @AlabamaFTBL Crimson Tide! Our lights […]

  • Slaughter Road blocked by emergency vehicles just north of Old Madison Pike

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Slaughter Road is blocked this morning after a single-vehicle wreck. Emergency crews on the scene have northbound and southbound lanes blocked. The wreck happened just before 7:00 this morning. Please avoid the area.

  • Popular demand leads Alabama’s top elections official to issue guidance on how to cast a write-in vote

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Secretary of State John Merrill has issued some guidance for casting a write-in vote ahead of the Special Senate Election on December 12. He did so because of a large number of requests to his office for the exact procedures. “The write-in process is simple but voters do need to be aware of how to cast their vote effectively and efficiently,” said Merrill. The list below has been distributed to all Probate Judges in Alabama, as well […]

  • Flows of ‘water’ on Mars may actually be sand, new study reveals

    (CNN) — Since the discovery of dark streaks on the slopes of Mars in 2011, astronomers have been excited about potential evidence of water beneath the surface of the red planet. If there are subsurface water flows on Mars, they could allow life — even on a microbial level — to exist as well. But further study of these recurring slope lineae, known as RSL, is revealing something else. Those dark streaks may be the result of granular flows like […]

  • Nearly 600,000 stuffed animals recalled because of faulty music box crank

    Hundreds of thousands of wind-up musical plush toys are being recalled. The metal wind-up mechanism, that’s turned to play music, that may detach from the toy. That poses a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Carter’s®, Child of Mine®, Guess How Much I Love You® and Just One You® brands. They were sold in variety of animal characters and colors. The model number and batch code are printed on the smallest white sewn-in label behind the care label. The […]

  • US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world’s 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a […]

  • Madison Street Festival to bring parade, vendors and performers to downtown Madison

    MADISON, Ala. – Thousands are expected to spend time in downtown Madison This weekend for the 37th annual Madison Street Festival. The one-day event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, with a parade. The city is providing shuttle service to the event that begins at 6:00 a.m. Free parking is available at Madison City Schools Football Stadium on Celtic Drive and CrossPointe Church on Hughes. The parade will start on Skate Park Drive at 9:00 a.m., proceed down […]

  • Madison Police investigate accidental shooting at Madison Landing Apartments

    MADISON, Ala. – Investigators with the Madison Police Department say they were called to the Madison Landing Apartments around 7:00 Tuesday morning. They say there was an accidental shooting. Officers arrived to the scene within minutes to find someone with a gunshot to the stomach. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. .@madisonpoliceAL on the scene of accidental shooting at Madison Landing apts off of Flagstone Drive. Victim taken to Huntsville Hosp.@whnt — Courtney Crown (@CourtCrownWHNT) […]

  • Explosions reported at flooded chemical plant in Houston area

    (CNN) — Two explosions and plumes of black smoke were reported at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, Texas on Thursday, officials said. One deputy has been taken to the hospital after he inhaled fumes from the Arkema peroxide plant, the Harris County sheriff’s office tweeted. Nine others drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said. The explosions were reported around 2 a.m. (local time). The facility, which is between Houston and Beaumont, had been closely […]