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Democratic Leaders Weigh In On DNC Potentially Coming To Alabama

The Democratic National Convention is looking at one Alabama city to potentially host the event in 2016, and that has some political leaders looking forward to the future. Read More »

Elton Dean Resigns As Alabama State University Board Trustee, Marvin Wiggins Refuses Resignation

Alabama State University's board of trustees chairman, Elton Dean, has resigned from the board. Vice-chairman, Marvin Wiggins, has refused to resign from the board. They made their announcements on WVAS Radio Station, which is Alabama State University's radio station. Read More »

Faith Programs Partner To Fight Crime In Montgomery

From Montgomery -- the organizers of two programs are teaming together to help curb crime, but the focus isn't on more patrols or a neighborhood watch program -- it's about fighting crime through faith by targeting children. Read More »

Fishing Legend Visits Greenville Campers

Kids in Greenville learned from a fishing legend about the sport and the importance of playing outside. Read More »

Montgomery Police Dept. Announces "Operation Domino"

The city of Montgomery is kicking off a new strategy to curb crime. They're starting a new initiative called "Operation Domino" -- it's far from just a game -- the Montgomery Police department hopes this new approach to fight crime will make the city a safer place. Read More »

Opp Police Range Dedicated To Former Police Chief

In Opp, the former police chief, who passed away four years ago, was honored by naming the police gun range after him. Read More »

ASU SGA President Asks For Resignation Of Trustees Elton Dean And Marvin Wiggins

From Montgomery -- Alabama State University's Student Government Association wants two of the university's top board of trustee members to resign. They say their leadership has damaged the university's credibility. Read More »

New Teachers In Butler Co. Getting Ready For School Year

For Butler County, new teachers are starting their first year with the school system. As the new superintendent starts her first full year as well, expectations are high for both. Read More »

All-Star Week To Bring Revenue To Montgomery Businesses

Alabama High School Athletic Association's All-Star week kicks off Monday. Read More »

Animal Cruelty And Arson Investigation Underway After Cat Set On Fire

From Montgomery -- an exclusive story we broke first at noon. Authorities are left with unanswered questions in an animal cruelty investigation. They say they found a cat set on fire that's now dead -- whether it was the result of the fire is still a mystery. Read More »

"BONDS After Hours" Teaches Parents And Kids Safety Tips

We're taking action against crime tonight -- agencies from across Montgomery teamed up for an event tonight in hope of teaching kids and their parents safety tips. It was put on by the BONDS program, which stands for "Building Our Neighborhoods for Development and Success." Read More »

Tear Downs In Montgomery For Selma To Montgomery March Anniversary

Big changes are on the way in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, and some say those changes may mean more than just a face lift to the city. Read More »

Montgomery Police Department Introduces New K-9

We're taking action against crime tonight. There's a new member of the Montgomery Police force -- and he's of the four legged variety! Read More »

Crime Rate Dropping In Greenville

Police sirens are a sound many people in Greenville may not be hearing as often this year. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Program Could Help Save Lives

For many caring for Alzheimer's patients, their biggest fear can be their loved ones wandering off and going missing. But in Montgomery County, the sheriff's department is working to keep that from happening. Read More »

Volunteers Eye Antioch Cemetery For "Atrocious" Conditions, Need Help

From Montgomery -- several members of the Lincoln Cemetery Rehabilitation Authority resigned last month from working on the cemetery's restoration project, after city leaders allowed a burial to take place despite a city ordinance against it. But now, those members have a new project. And they need your help. Read More »

Beach Traffic Leads To Business Boom In Brantley

Beach traffic is leading to booming business for some Brantley stores, but could it be hurting others? Read More »

Public Safety Insurance Fund Program Luncheon Helps Families of Fallen Officers Financially

Businesses across central Alabama are teaming up to protect the ones who protect us all -- and they're doing that by setting up funds for families of fallen officers and firefighters. Read More »

"The Springford Murders: 10 Years Later" Part 1: Who Were the Springfords?

Tonight at 10 p.m. -- we have an Alabama News Network Extra on CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery. We're taking you back 10 years ago to tell you what you didn't hear about one of the most gruesome murder cases in Montgomery's history: The murders of Charlotte and Brent Springford who were killed with an ax-handle by their son. The man who found the bodies is speaking to the media for the first time. Read More »

Blueberries Mean Triumph Over Tragedy For Andalusia Family

It is National Blueberry Month, but for one family in Andalusia, blueberries are much more than just a fruit. They are a way to heal from tragedy. Read More »

The Springford Murders: 10 Years Later

Nearly 10 years have gone by since one of the most gruesome murder cases in Montgomery's history. Brent Springford Jr. killed his mother and father with an ax handle. We're going back in time to hear some of the details you didn't hear when the murder happened. The main witness of the case and best friend of the Springfords speaks out to media for the first time. Read More »

Butler Co. Teachers Hit The Books

In Butler County, school is not just for students. Teachers are learning new ways to engage kids for the upcoming school year. Read More »

Gambling Machines Littered In Butler County

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery are Taking Action Against Crime tonight. Authorities in Butler County are on the search for people who are littering -- but it's what they're littering that may surprise you. Read More »

Remembering Montgomery Police Officer, Rian Rider

A Montgomery Police officer drown in the Gulf Coast -- after being caught in a rip current. Today, those who knew him say they're mourning, but also say they're proud of him because he died trying to save someone else's life. Read More »

Church Officials Praise Supreme Court Ruling

Many church leaders in our area are applauding this week's US Supreme Court decision. Read More »

Senator Jeff Sessions Visits Greenville And Answers Community Questions

United States Senator Jeff Sessions visited Greenville to talk with community members and answer their questions about current issues in the government. Read More »

Crenshaw Co. Board Of Education Selects Interim Superintendent

The Crenshaw County Board of Education officially named an interim superintendent Monday morning, but plans for finding a permanent superintendent are postponed. Read More »

Prattville Police Dept. Adds Training Unit

We're taking action against crime tonight in Prattville where the police department has a new unit they say will deter crime in the long-run and also save tax payer money. Read More »

One-On-One With Outgoing Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy

Outgoing Montgomery Police Chief, Kevin Murphy, sits down for a one-on-one interview -- away from Monday's heated news conference, so he can share what's in his heart. Read More »

Rainy Weather Affecting Some Businesses In Greenville

All of the recent rain may be helpful for some businesses in Greenville, but for others, it does more harm than good. Read More »

Andalusia Mayor Names Police Chief And Assistant Police Chief

Andalusia officially has a police chief today after nearly six months as interim. Read More »

Independent Group Finds E. Coli In Florala's Lake Jackson

A private environmental group says water samples from Lake Jackson in Florala have alarming results when it comes to one potentially deadly bacteria. Read More »

One-On-One With Montgomery Interim Police Chief John Brown

Tonight from Montgomery -- Moving the police department forward with the impending retirement of Police Chief, Kevin Murphy, who doesn't want to go. Read More »

Testy Exchanges Between Montgomery Police Chief and Mayor During Chief's Retirement Announcement

Montgomery Police Chief, Kevin Murphy, is retiring, but not because he wants to. We broke the news on Friday that Murphy would be retiring, but no one could have predicted the testy news conference with Murphy and Mayor Todd Strange disagreeing on the chief's job performance. Read More »

Prattville Church Holding Sunday Services In A Montgomery Bar

Church, for a lot of us, means putting on your Sunday best and sitting in the pews; But one church is switching things up a little and challenging what going to church means. Read More »

Butler Co. Deputies Search For Murder Suspect

We're taking action against crime tonight -- helping Butler County deputies find a murder suspect who they say failed to show up for her trial. Tonight, the family of the man she's accused of killing is speaking out to us. Read More »

Free Lunches Available To Children In Greenville

School is out for Summer, but for many kids in Greenville that means the school lunches they depend on each day are not there. Read More »

Crimestoppers Needs Donations

Crimestoppers says it's getting more cases than ever and more cases means more reward money being given out. That's less funding for the organization. So now Crimestoppers is asking for your help so it can continue to help solve crimes. Read More »

Former Tutwiler Guard Found Not Guilty Of Custodial Sexual Misconduct Against Inmate

A shocking verdict leaves a former Tutwiler prison guard free of charges of custodial sexual misconduct. An Elmore County jury found him not guilty of allegations made by a death-row inmate. Read More »

Parents React To Arrest Of Opp P.E. Teacher

People in Opp say they are shocked by the arrest of a well-known and respected middle school coach. Read More »

Trial For Former Tutwiler Guard Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Inmate Begins

We've been following sexual abuse and misconduct allegations at Tutwiler Prison and today -- the first trial was brought to court since the allegations were made. We were the only news station in the court room. Read More »

Outdoor Workers Battling Rising Temperatures During The Hottest Week Yet

With the heat index over 100 degrees, people who work outside face dangers they can not escape. Read More »

Prattville Brings Creekwalk Concert Series To Downtown

The city of Prattville is bringing more nightlife to its downtown. We were the first station to bring you the announcement as city leaders hope the concerts not only bring people to downtown, but also business. Read More »

Opp's Little Harlem Club Could Be Shutdown Permanently

The Little Harlem Club in Opp could be shutdown permanently after a shooting last week inside the building left one man dead and several other injured. Read More »

Do Dads Get Less On Father's Day Than Moms On Mother's Day?

It is Father's Day and dads across the nation are being celebrated, but are they getting as much recognition as mom? Read More »

Crenshaw Co. Deputies Searching For Robbers In Home Invasion

The Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office needs your help looking for a group of robbers they say is involved in a home invasion. The victim tells us one of the suspects was her gardener. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Leaders Buckling Down On Littering

Montgomery County leaders say more has to be done to stop littering. They say county roads are piling up with so much trash some roads are starting to smell. Read More »

Andalusia Teenager Hospitalized for Rattlesnake Bite

An Andalusia teenager landed in the hospital for two nights after simply helping his mom clear their yard of fallen branches. Read More »

Some Lincoln Cemetery Volunteers Resign After They Say City Scheduled "Unlawful" Burial

From Montgomery -- some volunteers at Lincoln Cemetery say they've quit taking care of the property, which for years had gone neglected. They say they're upset that the city will allow a burial to take place later this week because that is against city ordinance. Read More »

Keeping Pets Safe In The Dog Days Of Summer

As we near the dog days of Summer, our pets could suffer most. Read More »

Former Inmates Speak Out About Medical And Psychiatric Care In Alabama Prison System

Some former inmates are coming forward to tell us the conditions described in the SPLC's report are true. Read More »

Greenville Funeral Home Director Arrested On Theft Charges

In Greenville, Harrison Funeral Home is closed and the funeral home director is under fire after charges of theft. Read More »

Motive Revealed In Opp Club Shooting

New developments are revealed in the investigation into a shooting at a club in Opp that left one man dead, several others hurt, and a family grieving. Read More »

Army Veteran Speaks Out About Long Wait Times At VA Hospitals

From Montgomery -- the central Alabama Veterans Health Care system is under investigation on charges of unethical scheduling practices. It's one of 84 facilities accused of having wait times as long as 51 days. A veteran from Autauga County says he's scared these long waits could cost him his life. Read More »

Wetumpka Man Discovers WWII Dog Tag On D-Day

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On this very day, a Wetumpka man finds a piece of history from that time. Now, he's searching tonight for family members of a World War II Veteran who, he believes, lives in Alabama. Read More »

Two Year Anniversary Of Triple Murder In Hayneville

Today marks the two year anniversary of when 9-year-old twins and their babysitter were found dead in Hayneville.Tonight, we're taking you back to the scene of the crime to see how the murder changed the community and to find out what's next for the man who is accused of killing them. Read More »

Ticket Sales Slow For 35th Annual Hank Williams Festival

In Georgiana, the sweet sounds of country music are headed to Hank Williams hometown, but will anyone be there to hear it? Read More »

Zaxby's Gives Andalusia Man New Lease On Life

An Andalusia man gets the opportunity of a lifetime when a fast food restaurant hires him. Read More »

Lesa Keith Talks Future Plans As Montgomery Co. Board of Education Representative

From Campaign 2014 -- the Montgomery County Board of Education Race for District 1 was one of the few races where a newcomer beat the incumbent. Lesa Keith walked away the winner -- and tonight, we talk with her about her future plans... Read More »

Veterans React To VA Hospital Treatment In Alabama

Veterans in Montgomery are speaking out about their treatment in veterans hospitals, after Veteran's Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki, stepped down on Friday. Read More »

Montgomery Board Of Education Candidates Making Final Campaign Push

Montgomery County Board of Education candidates are hot on the final steps of the campaign trail. Read More »

Warmer Weather Having An Effect On Greenville's Economy

The weather is heating up and, in Greenville, so are sales. Read More »

Alabama Ranks #14 Worst In Identity Thefts Nationally

One report says Alabama ranks as one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to identity theft. So just how many identity thefts have happened in Montgomery? And how is law enforcement trying to combat the crime? Read More »

Road Improvements For Highland Home School Safety

Heavy traffic and carpool lines do not mix for Highland Home School students in Crenshaw County, but that is all changing and it will not cost the county a penny. Read More »

Memorial Day: 90-Year-Old Army Veteran Speaks About World War II

In Montgomery -- a 90-year-old Army veteran takes us back to World War II. Read More »

World War I Butler Co. Boys Honored At 11th Annual Memorial Day Celebration

It has been 100 years since the start of World War I. In Greenville, the Butler County Boys were remembered in the 11th annual Memorial Day tribute, and veterans shared memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Read More »

"Click It Or Ticket" Campaign Brings Extra Patrols Out For Holiday Weekend

It's the busiest travel day of the year -- and with all the extra drivers on the road this Memorial Day weekend, you can expect to see more officers, state troopers and deputies on patol. They'll be enforcing the national "Click It or Ticket" traffic safety campaign. Read More »

Is ALDOT Ready For Hurricane Season?

We are less than two weeks away from the start of hurricane season. Is Alabama prepared? Is the Department of Transportation is ready for action? Read More »

Alabama Marine Police Caution Boaters On Safety This Memorial Day Weekend.

Tomorrow starts the first major boating weekend of the year at Lake Martin, with Alabama Marine Police making sure boating season starts safely. Read More »

Protect Yourself From Being A Victim Of A Car Break-In

As more students get out of school and the weather heats up, Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies say the number of car thefts and break-ins rise... Read More »

Two Candidates Vying for Covington Co. Sheriff's Seat

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks wants a third term, but to get it, he will have to beat challenger Chris Byrd. Read More »

Taking Action Against Unsolved Crime: Georgiana Man Left For Dead

Alabama News Network is your Taking Action Against Crime group of stations, and tonight we conclude our special series on unsolved crimes. Read More »

Some Residents Want Gun Buy Back Day In Montgomery

There have been nine homicides in Montgomery this year -- with four of them happening in the last seven days. So what do people who live in those neighborhoods where the killings and other types of violence happened want to see changed? Read More »

'Secede' Billboard Taken Down After Complaints Threaten Business

A billboard in Montgomery has been taken down because it caused quiet a stir after only two days above I-85. Read More »

Summer Jobs Easy To Find For Many Students

Unemployment is up more than half a percent from this time last year, but that is not stopping many students from finding jobs quickly. Read More »

Our Cameras Inside Tutwiler Prison

The Tutwiler women's prison in Wetumpka has been under fire for years for its conditions and for allegations that guards are sexually abusing and harrasing the female inmates. Tonight -- for the first time in nearly 12 years, our cameras have been allowed to go inside the prison so we can see the conditions for ourselves.. and check out some changes. Read More »

Montgomery Police Search For Robbers In Home Invasion

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery are taking action against crime. Montgomery Police are looking for three people involved in a home invasion in East Montgomery on Bell Road. Tonight, the victims are talking to us about what happened. Read More »

Garland Volunteer Fire Dept. Getting Back On Its Feet

A volunteer Fire Department in Butler County had to stop taking emergency calls in March. Firefighters lacked equipment and no longer had working fire trucks, but now, with the help of fellow fighters hundreds of miles away, that is all changing. Read More »

Police Await Forensic Results On Body, As Mother Worries Victim Could Be Missing Son

Tallassee police are trying to identify a man's body that was found in some woods. A mother is afraid the body might be that of her missing son, who hasn't been seen in a week. Read More »

Career Technical Center Coming To Crenshaw County

Crenshaw County students will get new opportunities next school year. The board of education is working with auto suppliers to create a Career Technical Center. Read More »

Heavy Caseloads In Elmore Co. Lead To Long Waits In Courtroom

When it comes to criminal cases in Elmore County, District Attorney, Randall Houston says he's seen more violent crimes this year than ever. As those cases pile up, for some that could mean a longer wait in the courtroom. Read More »

Front Street Pub Temporarily Closing After Fatal Shooting Ouside Its Doors

In Greenville, Front Street Pub is temporarily closing its doors after a murder outside the business on Sunday morning. Read More »

Man Breaks Into Multiple Cars in Prattville Hotel Parking Lots

CBS 8 is Taking Action Against Crime -- Prattville police asked us for help cracking down on a rash of car break-ins at hotels. It doesn't sound like a major crime... until you're a victim. We have exclusive video of how these break-ins are happening. Read More »

Greenville Police Searching For Murder Suspect In First Homicide Case Of The Year

Greenville Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year after an early morning shooting in Downtown Greenville leaves one man dead and another on the run. Read More »

Protesters Rally Against Gay Marriage In Front of SPLC Center

From Montgomery -- it's been a controversial question for years -- should Alabama recognize gay marriage? In the wake of a lawsuit between the Southern Poverty Law Center and the state, people against gay marriage are making their voices heard. Read More »

Andalusia Chamber Of Commerce Holds 1st Covington County Day

The Andalusia Chamber of Commerce held the first Covington County Day. A chance for business owners and the community to hear about the state of the city, schools, and upcoming elections. Read More »

Butler Co. Parents Want Change In Board Of Education Elections

In Butler County, 10 candidates are running in the democratic primary for the school board. We talked to parents and community members about what they want to see happen for the school system. Read More »

Family Of Drowned Lowndes Co. Victim Speaks Out

A body has been found inside a creek in Lowndesboro after a two day search. Dive teams spent hours looking for the teen's body. See the exclusive video just before was found. Read More »

Auburn Graduates Entering Less Than Ideal Job Market

As more than 3,000 students graduate from Auburn, most of them are headed into the workforce. Read More »

Pecan Ridge Residents Want New Apartments Re-Zoned

About 160 government housing apartments are coming to McQueen Smith Road in Prattville. The proposed plan shows to get inside the neighborhood, you'd have to go in one of the three entryways -- two of those are within another neighborhood -- and residents living there say they're fighting to keep that from happening. Read More »

Severe Storms Cause Thousands Of Dollars In Road Damage In Covington Co.

Nearly 20 roads in Covington County are closed after this week's storms swept away pavement and water flooded the area. Read More »

Taking Action Against Unsolved Crimes: Nollie "Bo" Hudgens

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery is starting a Taking Action Against Crime series to air the next four Tuesdays called "Unsolved Crimes." We begin the series in Montgomery, by going back four years ago to investigate a case where a man was brutally murdered in broad daylight. Read More »

Butler County Emergency Officials Prepare For Second Round Of Storms

As round two of severe weather heads toward Butler County, emergency services are ready to act if there is more damage. Read More »

Early Morning Storms Leave Some Butler Co. Residents Homeless

In South Alabama, early morning storms leave some Butler county residents homeless. Read More »

Montgomery Agencies Prepare For Severe Weather

Montgomery county and city officials are preparing for the possible incoming severe weather... Read More »

One Emergency Management Agency Closed With Severe Weather Headed Toward Alabama

While people at most emergency management agencies are busy with storm preparations, one county's EMA office in our area is closed for Confederate Memorial Day, which is a state holiday. Read More »

Rebuilding After The Storm: Remembering The 2011 Tornado Outbreak

For one Elmore County church, this is the first time they are spending the anniversary of the 2011 deadly tornadoes in their new building, after those tornadoes completely destroyed their church. Read More »

Is There A Solution For Overcrowded Government Buildings In Elmore County?

Some county workers in Elmore County say overcrowding on the job hinders their work. We have an eye-opening look... Read More »

Butler County Sheriff Faces Opposition In June Primary Election

From campaign 2014, Sheriff Kenny Harden is in his second term with Butler County, but he has opposition running for his third term by Greenville Police Officer, Thomas Hallford, who says it is time for a change. Read More »

Tallassee Couple Indicted On Multiple Child Sex Abuse Charges

From Elmore County -- a Tallassee couple accused of sexually abusing multiple children has now been indicted once again with more charges against them. This comes after most of their originial charges were dropped because the lead investigator of the case was being investigated himself. Read More »