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Judge reduces former Ala. House speaker’s sentence by half

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard will now serve 28 months in prison for six felony ethics convictions.

  80-year-old Lee Co man determined to cast ballot despite obstacles

  Auburn University senior and newly elected mayor of Camp Hill hopes to create a ‘winning culture’

  AL mask mandate set to expire, Lee Co. leaders weigh in

Reports: Ga. Gov. not requiring masks at public schools

  Parents, officials discuss Eufaula City Schools reopening plan

Moore declared winner of District 2 GOP primary runoff

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  Law enforcement takes to the waterways for Fourth of July safety campaign

State to sign with company to improve contact tracing, health officer says

  Opelika City Schools’ superintendent talks fall plans

Gov. Kemp extends closure of nightclubs, live performance venues to end of May

  East Alabama businesses share reopening plans

  City leaders, business owners in East Alabama push for state to reopen

House-approved teacher benefits package could face challenge in Senate

The proposal created a Tier III retirement benefits package for education employees including people like teachers, janitorial staff, bus drivers, and other staff. The goal is to alleviate a teacher shortage.

Proposed medical marijuana bill would legalize treatment for PTSD; Decatur veteran says he’d try it

Senate Bill 165 would allow patients with PTSD and a host of other conditions to be eligible for medical marijuana.

Lee Co. looks to build bridges with grant

New bridges could be in the works for some Lee County roads.

14 men arrested in South Georgia child exploitation sting

The operation took several months of planning.

‘He didn’t deserve to die like that’: Neighbors speak out about Tifton man’s death inside home

ADOC asks lawmakers for $42 million

Ryan Duke’s attorneys file another appeal to Ga. Supreme Court

Man arrested in Alabama agrees to return to Georgia

Facebook post alleges dogs were found decapitated in plastic containers in Mitchell Co.

Lawmakers consider possible changes to Georgia’s seat belt law

Georgia Power honors MLK holiday with day of service

Volunteers with Georgia Power were doing something a little different to honor Martin Luther King Junior Day.

Hamilton Mayor Becky Chambers passes away at 75

The mayor of Hamilton in Harris County has passed away.

“No One Wants to See Traffic on Snapchat, Brenda:” GDOT names safety message winners

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the winners of their safety message competition.

Candidate Profile: Congressman Bradley Byrne runs for US Senate

He has served as a state Senator and currently represents district one in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Candidate Profile: Mooney running for US Senate to protect ‘American Values’

He is one of the seven republicans who will be on the ballot March 3rd in the primary.

Alabama AG comes out against medical marijuana legislation

In a 4-page letter to state senators and representatives, Marshall laid out his reasons behind pushing back on legalization of the drug.

Atlanta airport now a smoke-free facility

Starting Thursday, Jan. 2, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a smoke-free environment.

Fmr. Dougherty Co. detention officer among 32 charged in federal drug trafficking case

A former Dougherty County detention officer will soon appear in court on a federal drug charge.

Ga. officials remember Senator Greg Kirk

Gov. Brian Kemp said Greg Kirk was a "man of faith who served his family, community and state with passion and integrity."

Ala. lottery discussion part of 'three-legged stool,’ Speaker says

Year after year lottery proposals fail in the Alabama Statehouse, and many times it is for the same reasons.

  Georgia Power customers can expect a higher bill in 2020

Bills will be going up in the first of the year for Georgia Power’s customers across the state.

  Georgia lawmakers looking to require all passengers to wear seat belts in 2020

Georgia lawmakers are looking at requiring every passenger in a car to make sure they are buckled up and wearing seat belts in 2020.

Kinetic Credit Union VP to retire; new VP named

Kinetic Credit Union to have new Executive Vice President in 2020

  A New Citation System from F-B-I will be placed in several airports across Ga.

A New Citation System from F-B-I will be placed in several airports

Court of Appeals sides with Alabama over challenge to minimum wage law

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Alabama concerning a lawsuit filed against the minimum wage law.

  Lee Co. tornado survivors celebrating first holiday season since deadly Mar. 3 storm

It's been nine months since an EF-4 tornado tore through Lee County, taking the lives of 23 people.

  Ala. Governor Kay Ivey announces prison construction plan and development teams

A prison construction plan will be moving forward in the state of Alabama.

  Ala. and Ga. Dept. of Transportation announce no lane closures this Thanksgiving holiday

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Transportation have good news for those who are traveling this holiday season.

  ‘It’s gut-wrenching’ Loved ones plead for answers in Chattahoochee Valley missing persons cases

Some families throughout the Chattahoochee Valley have loved ones who have been missing for years.

  The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced low unemployment rates

The Alabama and Georgia Departments of Labor have announced historically low unemployment rates for the states.

  The Democratic National Committee will hold fifth debate in Atlanta

The next democratic debate location was decided.

DeKalb County sheriff: Georgia man arrested after reporting stolen marijuana

The DeKalb County sheriff says a man was arrested on Friday after calling Mentone police and reporting that his marijuana had been stolen.

Early Co. man appeals to Supreme Court for new trial

He was sentenced originally to 60 years for pulling a gun to return his sister's children to their grandmother.

  Governor Brian Kemp releases plans for health care

In Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp says his newly unveiled plan to overhaul the state’s health insurance market will give “more stability and predictability” to families.

Ga. authorities searching for convicted rapist, child molester released in error in Reidsville

The Georgia Department of Corrections confirms a convicted rapist and child molester was released in error from Rogers State Prison.

“I thought this was it:” Fla. man says 3 armed men robbed, carjacked him in Albany

A Florida man said he's thankful for his life after he said that three men carjacked him and robbed him at gunpoint in Albany Thursday night.

  Body of missing 5-year-old was found in landfill months after disappearing in South Carolina

The search for Nevaeh Adams began back in August after her mother, Sharee Bradley, was found dead inside her apartment.

  No parking zones may be added around the Columbus area

Parking changes could be coming to parts of Columbus after city council approved the second reading of creating no parking zones.

Albany commissioner accused of stealing signs attends commission meeting

Albany city commissioner Roger Marietta, who is under investigation for allegations he took his opponent’s campaign signs out of two neighbor’s yards, attended Tuesday’s commission meeting.

  White smoke seen coming from cargo ship off Georgia coast

Crews monitoring the ship noticed white smoke coming from the ‘Golden Ray’. They are now working to identify the source of the smoke.

  FBI training taking place this week for entire next generation of law enforcement

The entire next generation of law enforcement leaders from the state of Alabama are traveling to and staying in Opelika for a specialized FBI training this week.

Governor Ivey completes radiation treatment

Governor Kay Ivey has completed her radiation treatment for lung cancer.

Savannah Firefighter performs CPR for 30 minutes, saves woman

Savannah Fire Rescue Firefighter Trevor Jaha is being called a hero after he saved a woman on a flight by performing CPR for 30 minutes.

Voter registration deadline looms for potential Georgia voters

The registration deadline to vote in the upcoming state of Georgia elections is rapidly approaching.

Principal: Harris County Carver Middle School investigating social media message

Principal Melissa Hayes says there is “no immediate threat” to their building, students or staff.

Federal Judge temporarily blocks Georgia’s abortion law

The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It allows for limited exceptions.

  Georgia’s Chapter of the American Foundation holds their annual walk for suicide prevention

Georgia’s Chapter of the American Foundation held their annual Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Lake Bottom Park yesterday.

Salvage crews give update on capsized cargo ship off Ga. coast

The team working on the Golden Ray salvage operation gave an update on their progress Friday.

Feds give nearly 10 million dollars to Columbus Airport for improvements

Money will be used to build perimeter fence

Ryan Duke case to head back to Ga. Supreme Court before trial

Judge Bill Reinhardt did not make a decision Friday, but the case is expected to go back up to Georgia Supreme Court before trial.

Thomasville educator pleads guilty to 9 felony counts of child cruelty

She faces up to 120 years of jail and probation served consecutively.

  Gator caught on Lake Eufaula may just set a record

Gator caught on Lake Eufaula may just set a record.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Federal crews install gauges to monitor possible Dorian impacts

On Saturday, a crew from the United States Geological Survey was spotted above Turner Creek installing a rapid deployment gauge.

  Alabama equal pay law goes into effect Sept. 1

A new Alabama law going into effect Sunday prohibits employers from paying people differently for essentially the same work based only on sex or race.

  Beauregard man, with the help of his red tractor, still helping tornado survivors

“Since the moment that it happened, I’ve been on the tractor helping people clean up their yards, helping them move trash out of their yards, and cleaning up their driveway.”

Apartment fire injures 3 firefighters, forces 11 families from their homes in Savannah

All firefighters injured while battling a blaze at a Savannah apartment complex Saturday have been released from the hospital, according to Chatham Emergency Services.

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

The bridge is just inside Gadsden County, Florida.

Ga. launches new, more secure licenses, IDs

The state of Georgia has started using new, more secure identification cards.

  Parents pay almost $700 on average for back-to-school supplies, according to National Retail Federation

As parents have been getting their kids ready for school, they've been forking over some big bucks in some cases, for school supplies and other things for the school year.

  New backseat seatbelt law coming to Alabama Sept. 1

Currently in Alabama and Georgia, adults are only required to wear a seat belt while in the front seat.

  State lawmakers prep for state gas tax increase

In less than two months you will pay more money when you buy gas - 6 cents more per gallon to be exact.

  Make sure your children are up to date on vaccines before school

As summer winds to a close and kids get ready to head back to school, now is the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their immunizations.

  Fight over fries at Ga. McDonald’s ends in gunfire, arrest

A Georgia woman is in custody after the owner of a McDonald’s in Garden City said she fired a gun inside the restaurant.

  Study group meets to find solutions to state prison problems

In an effort to avoid a federal lawsuit, Governor Kay Ivey's study group on criminal justice policy met Monday.

  ‘Treat it right then, don’t just wait’: South GA parents issue warning after 11-month-old daughter contracts flesh-eating bacteria

An Albany woman is sending a warning to all parents after her baby contracted a flesh-eating infection.

  Ga. Lt. Governor makes stop in Columbus to help spur economic development

Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan paid a visit to Columbus yesterday.

Sketch artist recreates image of woman found in Georgia river. Do you know her?

The woman was wearing gold hoop earrings. Do you know this woman?