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  • Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:20:16 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
    Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N....
  • Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:16:01 GMT
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.
  • Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:33:10 GMT
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
  • Ozark kidnapping, sexual assault suspect captured

    Ozark kidnapping, sexual assault suspect captured

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:52:28 GMT
    David Pitts (Source: Ozark Police Department) David Pitts (Source: Ozark Police Department)
    The suspect wanted in the kidnapping and sexual assault case in Ozark has been captured. Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey has confirmed that 44-year-old David Pitts was arrested on Monday by the U.S. Marshal
    Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey has confirmed that 44-year-old David Pitts was arrested on Monday by the U.S. Marshal Service in South Florida.
  • Eclectic woman charged with running over husband "several times"

    Eclectic woman charged with running over husband "several times"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:25:25 GMT
    An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night. The Tallassee Police Department says Angela Reynolds, 40,
    An Eclectic woman is facing domestic violence charges after investigators say she hit her husband several times with a vehicle Saturday night.
  • 21 graduate from MPD's Citizens' Police Academy

    21 graduate from MPD's Citizens' Police Academy

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:13:31 GMT
    The Montgomery Police Department held a graduation Tuesday night for the members of the 2014 Citizens' Police Academy. The eighth academy class consists of 21 Montgomery residents. Members successfully
    The Montgomery Police Department held a graduation Tuesday night for the members of the 2014 Citizens' Police Academy.
  • Montgomery Humane Society receives big donation of dog food

    Montgomery Humane Society receives big donation of dog food

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:43:13 GMT
    Food donated by WSFA 12 News viewers (Source: Humane Society)Food donated by WSFA 12 News viewers (Source: Humane Society)
    The Montgomery Humane Society says it has run out of dry dog food and is in urgent need of donations.Manager Lea Turbert tells WSFA 12 News that while the food has run out, the intake of puppies and dogs
    Donations continue to pour in at the Montgomery Humane Society.
  • Artur Davis eyes return to politics by running for mayor

    Artur Davis eyes return to politics by running for mayor

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:33:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A Montgomery native and longtime politician is considering a run for office here in his hometown. Artur Davis has made it no secret of the fact that he's considering running for mayor of Montgomery, and
    Artur Davis has made it no secret of the fact that he's considering running for mayor of Montgomery, and now he's starting to finalize his decision.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:14:50 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
  • AL delegation voices opinion on President's proposed energy regulation

    AL delegation voices opinion on President's proposed energy regulation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:07:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Administrators with the Environmental Protection Agency have begun a grueling two day/four city tour hearing testimony on President Obama's proposed changes to regulations for existing power plants. They
    Administrators with the Environmental Protection Agency have begun a grueling two day/four city tour hearing testimony on President Obama's proposed changes to regulations for existing power plants.
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:46:55 GMT
    The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...
  • Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:44:19 GMT
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents who
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents who
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:21:40 GMT
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
  • Back to school tax free weekend at Eastdale Mall

    Back to school tax free weekend at Eastdale Mall

     

  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:18:52 GMT
    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.
    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...
  • Alabama Representatives voice concerns over VA audit

    Alabama Representatives voice concerns over VA audit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:51:09 GMT
    U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-District 2) says strong evidence shows that manipulation of patient scheduling at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Administration was a "facility-led, standard
    On Tuesday, Alabama Representatives responded to an audit that was published about access to the VA.
  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:47:16 GMT
    European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks....
  • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:27:00 GMT
    Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
    Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on...
  • Open records show cost of ASU's legal fight against audit firm

    Open records show cost of ASU's legal fight against audit firm

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:32 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    An open records request filed by WSFA 12 News shows exactly how much money Alabama State University spent on legal fees to fight an audit by Forensic Strategic Solutions, or FSS, which alleged waste and
    An open records request filed by WSFA 12 News shows exactly how much money Alabama State University spent on legal fees to fight an audit by Forensic Strategic Solutions, or FSS, which alleged waste and wrongdoing against multiple ASU board member.
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:58:26 GMT
    Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
  • 3 arrested in east Montgomery house burglary, robbery

    3 arrested in east Montgomery house burglary, robbery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:58:14 GMT
    The Montgomery Police Department has arrested two teenagers and a 21-year-old in connection with a burglary at an east Montgomery house and robbery of the home's residents. The incident happened on May
    The Montgomery Police Department has arrested two teenagers and a 21-year-old in connection with a burglary at an east Montgomery house and robbery of the home's residents.
  • Class-action suit filed against U.S. Space & Rocket Center

    Class-action suit filed against U.S. Space & Rocket Center

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:55:26 GMT
    Some current and former employees have joined forces to sue the center for backed pay - specifically for extra income they say they earned for working state holidays.
    Some current and former employees have joined forces to sue the center for backed pay - specifically for extra income they say they earned for working state holidays.
  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:52 GMT
    Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
  • Ala Sikorsky workers approve new contract

    Ala Sikorsky workers approve new contract

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:23:03 GMT
    Workers at a Sikorsky Aircraft factory in southeast Alabama have approved a new labor contract.The Dothan Eagle reports that employees at the helicopter component factory in Troy voted 340-10 in favor
    Workers at a Sikorsky Aircraft factory in southeast Alabama have approved a new labor contract.The Dothan Eagle reports that employees at the helicopter component factory in Troy voted 340-10 in favor
  • Montgomery man shot to death in Atlanta

    Montgomery man shot to death in Atlanta

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:07 GMT
    Authorities in Atlanta are confirming the death of a Montgomery man following a weekend shooting.
    Authorities in Atlanta are confirming the death of a Montgomery man following a weekend shooting.
  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:44:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday.
    President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.
  • ABI investigating after MPD officer fires weapon at suspect

    ABI investigating after MPD officer fires weapon at suspect

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:14:06 GMT
    The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-related shooting case follow a Montgomery police officer's discharge of a weapon.The incident is said to have happened around midnight Tuesday
    The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-related shooting case follow a Montgomery police officer's discharge of a weapon.The incident is said to have happened around midnight Tuesday
  • Bond for soccer coach accused of child porn raised to $2.5 million

    Bond for soccer coach accused of child porn raised to $2.5 million

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:52:06 GMT
    David Barrow in court (Source: WAFF)David Barrow in court (Source: WAFF)
    Bond for a soccer coach accused of multiple counts of child pornography has been raised to $2.5 million after the prosecution brought new evidence to the judge.
    Bond for a soccer coach accused of multiple counts of child pornography has been raised to $2.5 million after the prosecution brought new evidence to the judge.
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:17:03 GMT
    A Smiths Station High School teacher is recovering after a devastating train collision on Monday, July 28.
    A Smiths Station High School teacher is recovering after a devastating train collision on Monday, July 28.

    Twisted metal, airbags deployed, and personal items scattered everywhere are all that's left of the SUV that Vivian Martin was driving when she crossed the path of a train running parallel to Lee County Road 430.
  • Governor appoints Valenza Houston Co. Sheriff

    Governor appoints Valenza Houston Co. Sheriff

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:56:44 GMT
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Mr. Donald Valenza as Sheriff of Houston County, effective August 18. He will fill the vacancy of former Sheriff Andy Hughes.
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Mr. Donald Valenza as Sheriff of Houston County, effective August 18. He will fill the vacancy of former Sheriff Andy Hughes.
  • MPD arrests suspects in weekend business robberies

    MPD arrests suspects in weekend business robberies

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:30:04 GMT
    Montgomery Police say three have been arrested in connection with business robberies that occurred over the weekend. According to a news release, 18-year-old Christopher Johnson, 17-year-old Markeiva Johnson,
    Montgomery Police say three have been arrested in connection with business robberies that occurred over the weekend.
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:50:16 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
  • Junior League of Montgomery hosts grant workshop

    Junior League of Montgomery hosts grant workshop

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:15 GMT
    The Junior League of Montgomery, composed of nearly 800 members, held a brief grant selection workshop on Tuesday. This workshop gives grant applicants a chance to ask questions about the upcoming grant
    The Junior League of Montgomery, composed of nearly 800 members, held a brief grant selection workshop on Tuesday. This workshop gives grant applicants a chance to ask questions about the upcoming grant selection process.
  • Aviation legend to visit Maxwell Air Force Base Thursday

    Aviation legend to visit Maxwell Air Force Base Thursday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:35:06 GMT
    An aviation legend is making her first trip to the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters which happens to be at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. On Thursday July 31, Col. Mary Feik will be 700 miles southwest
    An aviation legend is making her first trip to the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters which happens to be at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery.
  • Four arrested in Enterprise for series of burglaries

    Four arrested in Enterprise for series of burglaries

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:48:34 GMT
    Four people have been arrested in Enterprise after police say they were connected to a series of burglaries throughout the city. According to a news release, 20-year-old Tykis Thamatra Wallace is charged
    Four people have been arrested in Enterprise after police say they were connected to a series of burglaries throughout the city.
  • City of Prattville sees credit rating upgraded

    City of Prattville sees credit rating upgraded

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:26 GMT
    Standard and Poor's recently upgraded the City of Prattville's credit rating from A to AA-. Merchant Capital Senior Vice President Reid Cavnar wrote in a letter to the city that the upgrade is impressive
    Standard and Poor's recently upgraded the City of Prattville's credit rating from A to AA-.
  • Ken Hare In Depth: Not first time Wiggins faces conflict of interest allegations

    Ken Hare In Depth: Not first time Wiggins faces conflict of interest allegations

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:01:25 GMT
    When Gov. Robert Bentley last week cited allegations of a conflict of interest to remove Hale County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins from the Alabama State University board of trustees, it was not the first
    When Gov. Robert Bentley last week cited allegations of a conflict of interest to remove Hale County Circuit Judge Marvin Wiggins from the Alabama State University board of trustees, it was not the first time the judge faced conflict of interests issues.
  • Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

    Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:51:03 GMT
    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat.
    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat.
  • Woman allegedly set on fire by ex-boyfriend dies at hospital

    Woman allegedly set on fire by ex-boyfriend dies at hospital

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:45:35 GMT
    A woman who was allegedly set on fire by her ex-boyfriend has passed away at UAB Hospital from her injuries. Deborah Diane Prater, 49, suffered extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs in
    A woman who was allegedly set on fire by her ex-boyfriend has passed away at UAB Hospital from her injuries.
  • Lost wedding ring found in Smith Lake

    Lost wedding ring found in Smith Lake

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:17:26 GMT
    Ring found in Smith Lake (Source: Cassie Rogers via Facebook)Ring found in Smith Lake (Source: Cassie Rogers via Facebook)
    A woman who found a wedding ring in Smith Lake is trying to find its owner.
    A woman who found a wedding ring in Smith Lake is trying to find its owner.
  • Montgomery couple helps cut down neighborhood crime

    Montgomery couple helps cut down neighborhood crime

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:06:35 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A Montgomery couple is fed up with crime in their neighborhood, and they're doing something about it.  Just a couple of blocks off of Highland Avenue, the couple is hard at work, and partnering with police,
    A Montgomery couple is fed up with crime in their neighborhood, and they're doing something about it.
  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:36:53 GMT
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges...
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...
  • Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox County blaze

    Foul play not ruled out in fatal Wilcox Co. blaze

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:23:03 GMT
    Mable Davis could do nothing but watch as flames devoured the home across the street, where her sister, Patricia Nickelson had been staying with her long time boyfriend. He got out of the burning house
    Multiple calls and email to the WSFA 12 Newsroom took our news crews to the town of Camden. Two recent deadly fires there have many in the community on edge. The families of the victims want answers.  Are the fires related?  Do authorities suspect arson? WSFA took their questions to county and state officials.
  • New campaign urges Alabama Medicaid expansion

    New campaign urges Alabama Medicaid expansion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:06:30 GMT
    A new group led by a former Childrens Hospital Executive has purchased billboards along some of Alabama's busiest highways to raise awareness about what the group believes are the benefits of Medicaid
    A new group led by a former Childrens Hospital Executive has purchased billboards along some of Alabama's busiest highways to raise awareness about what the group believes are the benefits of Medicaid expansion.
  • Greenville man dies almost 2 weeks after motorcycle crash

    Greenville man dies almost 2 weeks after motorcycle crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:08 GMT
    A Greenville man injured in a motorcycle crash nearly two weeks ago has died, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Thomas E. Chesser, 36, was injured on July 16 when the Yamaha motorcycle
    A Greenville man injured in a motorcycle crash nearly two weeks ago has died, according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:43 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:25:36 GMT
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'
    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:15 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Wetumpka Police Chief files EEOC complaint

    Wetumpka Police Chief files EEOC complaint

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:09:30 GMT
    Wetumpka Police Chief Celia Dixon (Source: WSFA 12 News file footage) Wetumpka Police Chief Celia Dixon (Source: WSFA 12 News file footage)
    WSFA 12 News can now confirm two investigations are underway in The City of Wetumpka.  Monday, Police Chief Celia Dixon verified she had filed an EEOC complaint against the city, after multiple people
    Monday, Police Chief Celia Dixon verified she had filed an EEOC complaint against the city, after multiple people came forward to her as witnesses.
  • Alex City animal cruelty suspect faces 56 more charges

    Alex City animal cruelty suspect faces 56 more charges

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:06:46 GMT
    Alex City animal control officer Kelly Cotney still doesn't believe Nick Patterson when Patterson apparently told investigators in early June he could no longer care for his championship Collie show dogs
    An Alex City animal cruelty suspect is facing dozens of additional felony charges.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:54 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

    Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:52:03 GMT

    When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

    When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

  • Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:57:10 GMT
    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price...
    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians...
  • Fmr. ASU board member: I regret picking Boyd as president

    Fmr. ASU board member: I regret picking Boyd as president

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:50:45 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    One of the members who was on the committee that helped select the new president of Alabama State University is now saying he regrets his decision.
    One of the members who was on the committee that helped select the new president of Alabama State University is now saying he regrets his decision.
  • Gov. appoints new ASU board member following Dean's resignation

    Gov. appoints new ASU board member following Dean's resignation

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:37:03 GMT
    Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Pike Road resident Pam Ware to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees. According to the governor's office, Pam currently works for the Business Council of Alabama
    Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Pike Road resident Pam Ware to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees.
  • Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:21:32 GMT
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience.
    In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and...
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:20:27 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
  • Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:16:11 GMT
    Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants.
    Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police...
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:00:22 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:47:17 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
  • Auburn's Jonathon Mincy accepted into pretrial diversion program

    Auburn's Jonathon Mincy accepted into pretrial diversion program

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:46:31 GMT
    (Source: Henry County Sheriff's Department)(Source: Henry County Sheriff's Department)
    Henry County Sheriff William Maddox confirmed the arrest of an Auburn football player Friday night. Maddox says Jonathon Mincy has been charged with second degree possession of marijuana. Mincy is a
    An Auburn football player who was arrested and charged with second degree possession of marijuana last month has been accepted into a pretrial diversion program.
  • MPD investigating business robbery on Troy Highway

    MPD investigating business robbery on Troy Highway

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:40:31 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a business robbery that occurred on Saturday.Sgt. Denise Barnes of the Montgomery Police Department said that the robbery happened in the 4500 block of
    The Montgomery Police Department is investigating a business robbery that occurred on Saturday.
  • Monroe County crash claims life of 12-day-old infant

    Monroe County crash claims life of 12-day-old infant

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:35:43 GMT
    A 12-day-old infant who was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County Sunday has died. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Easton Mixon was  injured when the 2000 Nissan Maxima
    A 12-day-old infant who was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County Sunday has died.
  • Man arrested on kidnapping, robbery charges in Montgomery

    Man arrested on kidnapping, robbery charges in Montgomery

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:34:28 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A 24-year-old suspect is in custody, charged with the weekend kidnapping and robbery of a man whom the Montgomery Police Department says owed him money.
    A 24-year-old suspect is in custody, charged with the weekend kidnapping and robbery of a man whom the Montgomery Police Department says owed him money.
  • Auburn PD: Argument leads to teen shooting family member

    Auburn PD: Argument leads to teen shooting family member

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:20:49 GMT
    Alexander Whitaker (Auburn Police Department) Alexander Whitaker (Auburn Police Department)
    The Auburn Police Department arrested a man in connection to a shooting that occurred on Friday. Police arrested 19-year-old Alexander L. Whitaker on charges of second degree domestic violence. At approximately
    The Auburn Police Department arrested a man in connection to a shooting that occurred on Friday.
  • 9 lawn mowers stolen from Montgomery SEARS store

    9 lawn mowers stolen from Montgomery SEARS store

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:39 GMT
    Montgomery police and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers are looking to weed out a suspect who has a penchant for stealing lawn mowers from an area business.The unidentified man is wanted for taking nine grass
    Montgomery police and Central Alabama CrimeStoppers are looking to weed out a suspect who has a penchant for stealing lawn mowers from an area business.
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:28:08 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
  • Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:27:04 GMT

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

  • Rhode Island child sex fugitive found in Ozark

    Rhode Island child sex fugitive found in Ozark

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:50:23 GMT
    A fugitive who was captured in south Alabama Friday is now awaiting extradition back to Rhode Island to face multiple charges of sex crimes against a child.The Ozark Police Department says it found 34-year-old
    A fugitive who was captured in south Alabama Friday is now awaiting extradition back to Rhode Island to face multiple charges of sex crimes against a child.The Ozark Police Department says it found 34-year-old
  • Parents of Gil Collar file federal lawsuit

    Parents of Gil Collar file federal lawsuit

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:30:52 GMT
    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the campus police officer involved in the shooting.

    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the campus police officer involved in the shooting.

     
  • Elmore Co. Schools host Institute Day in Wetumpka

    Elmore Co. Schools host Institute Day in Wetumpka

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:51:12 GMT
    Elmore County Schools hosted an Institute day in the Wetumpka High School gymnasium with the 1300 employees, teachers, administrators, bus drivers and custodians of the system.This meeting's main purpose
    Elmore County Schools hosted an Institute day in the Wetumpka High School gymnasium with the 1300 employees, teachers, administrators, bus drivers and custodians of the system.
  • New courthouse dog providing support for Montgomery victims

    New courthouse dog providing support for Montgomery victims

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:30:45 GMT
    A new staff member of the criminal justice system in Montgomery County is proving to be a huge asset in investigations and in the courtroom, helping victims open up about what happened to them.  Her name
    We know canine officers are busy on the streets helping fight crime and now, there's a new canine in Montgomery working in courtrooms. She's helping victims open up about what happened to them and she is proving to be a big asset in the criminal justice system.  
  • Governor calls special meeting with ASU BOT Friday August 8

    Governor calls special meeting with ASU BOT Friday August 8

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:19:53 GMT
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is calling for a special meeting with the Alabama State Board oF Trustees next Friday, August 8. This meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Board Room
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is calling for a special meeting with the Alabama State Board oF Trustees next Friday, August 8.
  • Dothan woman succumbs to injuries after struck by car

    Dothan woman succumbs to injuries after struck by car

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:05:57 GMT
    Dothan police say an elderly woman is dead after being hit by a motor vehicle.According to a press release officers arrived at the 3200 block of Fortner Street where they found an unresponsive woman lying
    Dothan police say an elderly woman is dead after being hit by a motor vehicle.
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:13:47 GMT
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:28 GMT
    Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.
  • Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:15:44 GMT
    Palestinian militants have launched a big rocket salvo at Israel, endangering a unilateral cease-fire.
    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday.
  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:45:53 GMT
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
  • It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:04:44 GMT
    With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.
    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:00:18 GMT
    Dutch police are traveling to the scene of the Malaysian plane disaster in eastern Ukraine to secure the site, which investigators complain has already been compromised.
    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.
  • Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:45:19 GMT
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.
    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.
  • MPS to open transportation info-line

    MPS to open transportation info-line

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:40:52 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Monday, July 28 Montgomery Public Schools' Transportation Department will open an information telephone line and email for parents seeking information about their child's bus route.
    On Monday, July 28 Montgomery Public Schools' Transportation Department will open an information telephone line and email for parents seeking information about their child's bus route.
  • Troy shooting leaves man in critical condition

    Troy shooting leaves man in critical condition

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:25:55 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting, which occurred on Saturday that left one man in critical condition. According to Police Chief Jimmy Ennis, officers responded to the 100 block of
    The Troy Police Department is investigating a shooting, which occurred on Saturday that left one man in critical condition.
  • WSFA participates in severe weather preparedness event

    WSFA participates in severe weather preparedness event

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:01:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    WSFA 12 News participated with groups on Saturday at an event to prepare viewers for when severe weather strikes. With hurricane season underway, officials say it's important to have a plan in place in
    WSFA 12 News participated with groups on Saturday at an event to prepare viewers for when severe weather strikes.
  • Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:24:29 GMT
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey.
    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.
  • Single-vehicle crash in Butler Co. claims man's life

    Single-vehicle crash in Butler Co. claims man's life

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:02:03 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A single-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of a Pine Apple man. Alabama State Troopers say that 36-year-old Charles Cauthen was killed when the 1998 Toyota 4Runner he was driving left the roadway
    A single-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of a Pine Apple man.
  • Single-vehicle crash in Macon Co. claims life of Opelika woman

    Single-vehicle crash in Macon Co. claims life of Opelika woman

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:27:51 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A single-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of an Opelika woman. Alabama State Troopers say that 35-year-old Melissa Greathouse was killed when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and
    A single-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of an Opelika woman.
  • Mom warns other drivers after heavy object thrown at car in Montgomery

    Mom warns other drivers after heavy object thrown at car in Montgomery

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:18:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    A routine ride home turned downright frightening for Lynn Crocker and her two children In Montgomery at a busy intersection.  On Thursday night around 8 PM, Crocker had just turned onto the Northern Boulevard
    A local woman is speaking out after enduring a scary ordeal with her two children at a busy Montgomery intersection. A heavy object was thrown at their car, barely missing the window where her child was sitting. Now, she has a warning for other drivers.   
  • Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:26:25 GMT
    His spidey senses must have been off.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:43:36 GMT
    An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.
  • Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:43:51 GMT
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.
  • Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:22:02 GMT
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that...
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America.
  • Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

    Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:03:43 GMT

    No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

    No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

  • 3 arrested in Selma on credit card fraud charges

    3 arrested in Selma on credit card fraud charges

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:45:45 GMT
    L to R: Davis, Perry, Sneed (Source: Selma Police Department) L to R: Davis, Perry, Sneed (Source: Selma Police Department)
    The Selma Police Department arrested three people on Thursday on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card. Selma arrested 22-year-old Uribe Rashun Sneed, 26-year-old Christopher Tobais Davis, and 40-year-old
    The Selma Police Department arrested three people on Thursday on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card.
  • Shoplifters leave Wal-Mart with carts full of TVs

    Shoplifters leave Wal-Mart with carts full of TVs

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:26:01 GMT
    A woman shopping at Wal-Mart said she watched two young men walk out of the front door with carts filled with flat screen televisions and no one stopped them.
    A woman shopping at Wal-Mart said she watched two young men walk out of the front door with carts filled with flat screen televisions and no one stopped them.
  • Get your wallet ready - Back-to-school shopping is almost here

    Get your wallet ready - Back-to-school shopping is almost here

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:00:12 GMT
     Two-thirds of surveyed will start at least three weeks ahead of the first day of school, some as far out as two months.
     Two-thirds of surveyed will start at least three weeks ahead of the first day of school, some as far out as two months.
  • MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
    The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.
    The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.
  • Greenville PD looking for 3 males in armed robbery case

    Greenville PD looking for 3 males in armed robbery case

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:52:39 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    The Greenville Police Department has confirmed that it is working an armed robbery case. Lt. Lovvorn said that three males robbed the Papa Johns in Greenville on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Lovvorn said that the
    The Greenville Police Department has confirmed that it is working an armed robbery case.
  • Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:35:31 GMT
    Iraqi police officers say gunmen traveling in 10 black SUVs have seized the head of the Baghdad Provincial Council.
    Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker.
  • Two-vehicle accident in Montgomery Co. leaves one man dead

    Two-vehicle accident in Montgomery Co. leaves one man dead

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:14:26 GMT
    (Source: MGN)(Source: MGN)
    A two-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of a Highland Home man. Cody Peterson, 24, was killed when the 2000 Buick LeSabre he was driving collided with a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The crash occurred
    A two-vehicle crash on Saturday claimed the life of a Highland Home man.
  • Auburn University joins fight to end child hunger

    Auburn University joins fight to end child hunger

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:46:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The Auburn Tigers like to make an impact on the field and off. They announced on Friday that they will be joining the End Child Hunger in Alabama campaign Lt. Gov Kay Ivey & Auburn Athletics Director Jay
    Lt. Gov Kay Ivey & Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs announced the new partnership to fight childhood hunger in the state of Alabama.
  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:26:03 GMT
    The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.
    The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said...
  • Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:10:00 GMT
    Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
    Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
  • CR 12: Senior Bowler

    CR 12: Senior Bowler

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:00:43 GMT
    For Marilyn Marshall, the sport of bowling is all pretty new. "I've only been bowling about 4 years," she said.  "It's good exercise. We bowl three times a week and dance twice a week."  While we didn't
    Marilyn did so well in her age group of 70-74 year olds that she won the entire state of Alabama. That qualified her to bowl in a national tournament in Reno, NV.
  • Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Air tragedies bring grief without order

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:56:59 GMT
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow.
  • Auburn woman arrested, charged with child abuse

    Auburn woman arrested, charged with child abuse

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 06:48:08 GMT
    A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse.  The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the res
    A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse.  The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the result of a complaint of child abuse that was reported to police on Tuesday, July 22. 
  • Police: Babysitter left children alone in bathtub for hours

    Police: Babysitter left children alone in bathtub for hours

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-07-26 05:02:34 GMT
    Coffee County Officials say a babysitter has been arrested and is charged with endangering a child after she left three children in a tub alone while she went to the store.
    Coffee County Officials say a babysitter is facing multiple charges after she left three children in a tub alone while she went to the store.
  • Opelika man injured in shooting in Auburn

    Opelika man injured in shooting in Auburn

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:41:15 GMT
    Auburn police are investigating a shooting that injured a man Friday night. The shooting happened at Tiger Trailer Park on Wire Road in Auburn around 5 p.m. Police tell us the 28-year-old Opelika man
    Auburn police are investigating a shooting that injured a man Friday night.
  • 12 NEWS DEFENDERS: Cable lines buried

    12 NEWS DEFENDERS: Cable lines buried

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:35:38 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The 12 News Defenders continue to work to get exposed cable lines buried. Since we got involved on Wednesday in an east Montgomery neighborhood where neighbors have been dealing with lines in their yards,
    Exposed cable lines that had been lying across backyards in East Montgomery, and across a sidewalk in another neighborhood are now underground.
  • Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:39 GMT
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
  • 'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

    'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:22:45 GMT
    Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five.
    Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five.
  • Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:43:53 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel...
  • Montgomery police discredit claim that girl was abducted

    Montgomery police discredit claim that girl was abducted

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:16:30 GMT
    Montgomery police say a person who claimed to have witnessed a child abduction Thursday has recanted his statements. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says police received a report
    Montgomery police say a person who claimed to have witnessed a child abduction Thursday in a Montgomery neighborhood has recanted his statements.
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:34:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • Marvin Wiggins removed from ASU Board; Gov. names replacement

    Marvin Wiggins removed from ASU Board; Gov. names replacement

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:31:16 GMT
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley removed Judge Marvin Wiggins from his position on the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Friday, days after calling for both the chairman's
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley removed Judge Marvin Wiggins from his position on the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Friday, days after calling for both the chairman's and vice-chairman's resignation.
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:10 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
  • Chicken Salad Chick coming to Troy

    Chicken Salad Chick coming to Troy

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:53:20 GMT
    Chicken Salad Chick officially announced Friday that it is coming to the city of Troy in early 2015. The restaurant will be located at 1113 U.S. Highway 231 South. "We are very excited to make our initial
    Chicken Salad Chick officially announced Friday that it is coming to the city of Troy in early 2015. The restaurant will be located at 1113 U.S. Highway 231 South.
  • 'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

    'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:18:13 GMT
    The author of "Up the Down Staircase" has died in New York City. Bel Kaufman was 103.
    Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died...
  • Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:28:29 GMT
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
  • Montgomery schools opens transportation information hotline

    Montgomery schools opens transportation information hotline

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:21 GMT
    The Montgomery Public Schools Transportation Department has a new way to tell parents information about their child's bus route. On Monday, the department will open an information hotline and email system. The
    Montgomery Public Schools Transportation Department has a new way to tell parents information about their child's bus route.
  • Former teacher sentenced to 20 years for sodomy

    Former teacher sentenced to 20 years for sodomy

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:06:40 GMT
    Brett Naff (Source: WAFF)Brett Naff (Source: WAFF)
    A former Madison County private school teacher will spend the next 20 years in prison.
    A former Madison County private school teacher will spend the next 20 years in prison.
  • Rolando McClain found guilty of misdemeanor charges

    Rolando McClain found guilty of misdemeanor charges

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:37:43 GMT
    Rolando McClain (Source: Decatur Police Department)Rolando McClain (Source: Decatur Police Department)
    A Decatur municipal judge found former Alabama football star Rolando McClain guilty on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on Friday.
    A Decatur municipal judge found former Alabama football star Rolando McClain guilty on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on Friday.
  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
    French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
    Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...
  • Audit turns up problems involving Alabama Music Hall of Fame

    Audit turns up problems involving Alabama Music Hall of Fame

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:19:16 GMT
    A state audit released Friday turned up a number of problems involving the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
    A state audit released Friday turned up a number of problems involving the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
  • Sailor with Alabama ties charged in stabbing of fellow sailor

    Sailor with Alabama ties charged in stabbing of fellow sailor

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:24:37 GMT
    A Navy sailor with ties to the Montgomery and Opelika areas is now being charged in connection to the June 6 stabbing of a fellow sailor at the Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth Annex in
    A Navy sailor with ties to the Montgomery and Opelika areas is now being charged in connection to the June 6 stabbing of a fellow sailor at the Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth Annex in
  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:44 GMT
    An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.
    In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
  • Indicted Alabama legislator Barry Moore seeks to bar call

    Indicted Alabama legislator Barry Moore seeks to bar call

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:46:44 GMT
    An indicted Alabama legislator is asking a judge to keep prosecutors from using a recording of a phone call he had with his primary election opponent.
    An indicted Alabama legislator is asking a judge to keep prosecutors from using a recording of a phone call he had with his primary election opponent.
  • POW, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaker at Troy summer commencement

    POW, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaker at Troy summer commencement

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:02:51 GMT
    Troy University's main campus held it's summer commencement exercises Friday. The keynote speaker was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and former prisoner of war. About 325 students from 20 U.S.
    Troy University's main campus held it's summer commencement exercises Friday. The keynote speaker was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and former prisoner of war.
  • Triple Lowndes Co. murder suspect objects to mental exam order

    Triple Lowndes Co. murder suspect objects to mental exam order

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:37:22 GMT
    The suspect in a triple homicide in Lowndes County is filing an objection after a judge ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.
    The suspect in a triple homicide in Lowndes County is filing an objection after a judge ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.
  • Hundreds of undocumented migrant children being held in Alabama

    Hundreds of undocumented migrant children being held in Alabama

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:03:36 GMT
    More than 400 children who illegally crossed over the U.S. border from Mexico are now being held in Alabama, confirms the Office of Refugee Resettlement, an office of the Administration for Children and
    More than 400 children who illegally crossed over the U.S. border from Mexico are now being held in Alabama, confirms the Office of Refugee Resettlement, an office of the Administration for Children and Families.
  • Alabama's statewide crime rate decreased during 2013

    Alabama's statewide crime rate decreased during 2013

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:59:42 GMT
    The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center released the annual report that revealed a decrease in statewide crime. (Source: MGNOnline)The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center released the annual report that revealed a decrease in statewide crime. (Source: MGNOnline)
    Statewide crime decreased four percent during 2013 in the annual report released today by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.
    Statewide crime decreased four percent during 2013 in the annual report released today by the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center.
  • Relief Megabus arrives for stranded passengers in Fort Deposit

    Relief Megabus arrives for stranded passengers in Fort Deposit

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:34:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was heading
    According to Sean Hughes, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs, a relief bus has arrived and is now enroute to New Orleans with the passengers.
  • Alabaster veteran in the running for Men's Health magazine cover

    Alabaster veteran in the running for Men's Health magazine cover

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:21:18 GMT
    To his three children, Noah Galloway is just Dad. But soon the Iraq veteran and double amputee may be the very first reader to ever grace the cover of Men's Health Magazine.
    To his three children, Noah Galloway is just Dad. But soon the Iraq veteran and double amputee may be the very first reader to ever grace the cover of Men's Health Magazine.
  • Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue

    Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue

    Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
    Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
  • One dies following single-vehicle crash in Montgomery

    One dies following single-vehicle crash in Montgomery

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:01:08 GMT
    Montgomery police say they are now investigating the city's ninth traffic fatality following a single-vehicle crash on Thursday.
    Montgomery police say they are now investigating the city's ninth traffic fatality following a single-vehicle crash on Thursday.
  • ASU board chairman resigns, vice chairman refuses

    ASU board chairman resigns, vice chairman refuses

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:06:38 GMT
    At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving.
    At the request of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, ASU Board of Trustees Chairman Elton Dean announced Thursday in an emotional radio interview that he is resigning. Trustee Marvin Wiggins says he's not leaving.
  • Columbus man credits his life to HIV/AIDS researchers killed aboard flight MH17

    Columbus man credits his life to HIV/AIDS researchers killed aboard flight MH17

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:48:09 GMT
    Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spoke
    The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. 
  • Houston Co. Sheriff Republican candidate to be decided Monday

    Houston Co. Sheriff Republican candidate to be decided Monday

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:07:06 GMT
    The Houston County Republican Committee will meet on Monday July 28, to elect a candidate for to be on the November election ballot for Sheriff. The cut-off date was Thursday at 5 p.m. for those who wanted
    The Houston County Republican Committee will meet on Monday July 28, to elect a candidate for to be on the November election ballot for Sheriff.
  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:30:58 GMT
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
  • CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    CARE Ambulance leaving Dothan area

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:27:07 GMT
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.
    Residents in Dothan will soon have one less option to get to the hospital if they find themselves in an emergency.Wednesday, Care Ambulance confirmed it is closing its doors an leaving the Dothan area.
  • Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

    Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:51:49 GMT
    A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods all over the country. It's called Nextdoor and it's a private social network for neighbors. We've heard it before, the best way to keep
    A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods all over the country. It's called Nextdoor and it's a private social network for neighbors.
  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:58:08 GMT
    The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border.
    The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:56:56 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
  • Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:31:04 GMT

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

  • 12 NEWS DEFENDERS: Inflatable Injuries

    12 NEWS DEFENDERS: Inflatable Injuries

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:20:16 GMT
    Inflatables, or moonwalks as they were originally referred to, can be an endless source of fun for little ones, but they can also be the source of serious injuries. In May two 5 and 6-year-old boys in
    Inflatables, or moonwalks as they were originally referred to, can be an endless source of fun for little ones, but they can also be the source of serious injuries.
  • Butler Co. school system adopts new improvement plan

    Butler Co. school system adopts new improvement plan

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:17:34 GMT
    As new teachers in the Butler County school system introduced themselves to the community Thursday night, the school board also introduced and approved its new strategic plan- its five year plan for improvement.
     A community effort and plan for the future of the Butler County school system has become a reality. The school board outlined aspects of the new strategic plan tonight and the impact they hope it will have across the district.   
  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:23:33 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.
    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...
  • Lawsuit: Princeton BMC doctors amputated part of man's genitals without prior warning

    Lawsuit: Princeton BMC doctors amputated part of man's genitals without prior warning

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:23:09 GMT
    A Jefferson County man is suing his doctors and a local hospital, alleging that he went in for a circumcision but when he woke up, doctors had amputated part of his genitals.
    A Jefferson County man is suing his doctors and a local hospital, alleging that he went in for a circumcision but when he woke up, doctors had amputated his genitals.
  • 'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

    North Korea officials ask for satirical YouTube video to be removed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:14:19 GMT
    'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)

    North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

    North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

  • BBQ gets a perfect score but a sports bar needs to CLEAN UP!

    BBQ gets a perfect score but a sports bar needs to CLEAN UP!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:05:39 GMT
    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.
    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:03:35 GMT
    Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears....
    Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. Two airliners crash during storms. Aviation has suffered one of its worst...
  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:28 GMT

    Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and...
  • Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:23:05 GMT

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:02 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
  • 3rd Megabus breaks down in central Alabama this month

    3rd Megabus breaks down in central Alabama this month

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:19:27 GMT
    A Megabus traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans encountered a mechanical issue and had to stop near Tuskegee Thursday afternoon. Associate Director of Corporate Affairs Sean Hughes says the driver pulled
    Megabus passengers were temporarily stranded in Tuskegee Thursday afternoon after the bus they were traveling in encountered a mechanical issue. This is the third bus to break down in central Alabama this month.
  • Selma Police: Man shoots, kills his brother

    Selma Police: Man shoots, kills his brother

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:55:14 GMT
    The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)The alleged murder weapon (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Dallas County officials are confirming the arrest of a family member in connection to a homicide.Eddie Mixon, 58, is charged with murdering his own brother, 53-year-old Stanley Mixon.Mixon is being held
    It's the first murder for Dallas County this year, and this one allegedly involves a man fatally shooting his younger brother.
  • Underwhelming numbers in tax credit law's first year, but interest huge says supporters

    Underwhelming numbers in tax credit law's first year, but interest huge says supporters

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:50:04 GMT
    According to the Scholarship Granting Organization that is the most flush with cash, the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, more than 10,000 students have applied
    According to the Scholarship Granting Organization that is the most flush with cash, the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, more than 10,000 students have applied for 3,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Montgomery museum celebrates Zelda Fitzgerald's 114th birthday

    Montgomery museum celebrates Zelda Fitzgerald's 114th birthday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:34:25 GMT
    Thursday was Zelda Fitzgerald's 114th Birthday, and the Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery hosted a birthday party for the woman known as the "Queen of the Jazz Age." Zelda was of course the wife of American
    Thursday was Zelda Fitzgerald's 114th Birthday, and the Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery hosted a birthday party for the woman known as the "Queen of the Jazz Age."
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:
  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:03:53 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
  • 'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

    'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:28:20 GMT

    Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

    Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

  • Man who brutalized Montgomery business owners & families gets 11 life sentences

    Man convicted of tying up and robbing business owners and their families

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:37:41 GMT
    Prosecutors say he terrorized local business owners and their families in their homes and robbed them. Now, Wareese Dorch, 36, could spend the rest of life in prison for violent home invasions.  Dorch's
    Prosecutors say he terrorized local business owners and their families in their homes and robbed them. Now, Wareese Dorch, 36, will spend the rest of his life in prison for violent home invasions. Dorch received eleven consecutive life sentences for the series of brutal crimes. 
  • Roby, Rogers say 'no', Sewell 'yes' to Maxwell AFB housing immigrants

    Roby, Rogers say 'no', Sewell 'yes' to Maxwell AFB housing immigrants

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:07:57 GMT
    Alabama Representatives Martha Roby (R-District 2) and Mike Rogers (R-District 3) are adamant that the federal government not use Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base for housing of immigrant children detained
    Alabama Representatives Martha Roby (R-District 2) and Mike Rogers (R-District 3) are adamant that the federal government not use Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base for housing of immigrant children detained at the Mexican border.
  • Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

    Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:53:04 GMT
    Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-seller book turned into a movie, released a new trailer.
    Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-seller book turned into a movie, released a new trailer.
  • Final MPS principal positions filled for 2014-15

    Final MPS principal positions filled for 2014-15

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:47:22 GMT
    Principal positions are now filled at the last two schools with vacancies in the Montgomery Public School System for the 2014-15 school year. The MPS Board named Brewbaker Primary Assistant Principal Courtney
    Principal positions are now filled at the last two schools with vacancies in the Montgomery Public School System for the 2014-15 school year.
  • AUM, Southern Union State Community College announce partnership

    AUM, Southern Union State Community College announce partnership

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:42 GMT
    Auburn University Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College announced a partnership Wednesday. The agreement will help students who want to transfer from Southern Union to AUM by offering
    Auburn University Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College announced a partnership Wednesday.
  • Friends of theft victim 'Making a Difference'

    Friends of theft victim 'Making a Difference'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    The woman shown in this photo is Lyndsey Grider. She is crying tears of joy after friends and family surprised her with gifts including a new laptop. Montgomery police say a teenager stole Lyndsey's SUV
    The woman shown in this photo is Lindsey Grider. She is crying tears of joy after friends and family surprised her with gifts including a new laptop. Montgomery police say a teenager stole Lyndsey's SUV one week ago and $3,000 worth of personal items.
  • Landlord forced to pay $500K in 11-year-old's wrongful death lawsuit

    Landlord forced to pay $500K in 11-year-old's wrongful death lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:41:43 GMT
    A St. Clair County landlord is forced to pay $500,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit.
    A St. Clair County landlord is forced to pay $500,000 in a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Does It Work: Comfy Control Harness

    Does It Work: Comfy Control Harness

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:09:53 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    For many dog owners, one four letter word can bring a smile to your pet's face; Walk. But walking your dog using a traditional leash can actually cause more harm to your dog than good. This week's product
    This week's product is the Comfy Control Harness, which is supposedly the world's most comfortable harness.
  • Ex-Ala Sen. Jeremiah Denton buried at Arlington

    Ex-Ala Sen. Jeremiah Denton buried at Arlington

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:27:02 GMT
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-time Republican lawmaker and Vietnam veteran was buried with full military honors on Tuesday. Denton died in March
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton is now resting at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-time Republican lawmaker and Vietnam veteran was buried with full military honors on Tuesday. Denton died in March
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