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Montgomery Business Leader Halts Building New Subdivison Due To Dilapidated Properties

A Montgomery business leader wants to build a new subdivision on the west side of town, an area he says is in desperate need new housing. But there's one issue stopping him -- now, he's asking for the city's help. Read More »

Apple Inc. Awards Rural AL Schools With Funding For Technology Development

We brought you the news first last night: Apple Incorporated will give $100 million to improve 114 schools across the nation -- five of those schools are right here in Alabama. Tonight-- we're taking you inside one of those schools to see how the money will help. Read More »

New Members Inducted In Alabama Academy Of Honor, Apple CEO Challenges State To Improve LGBT Rights

There are now eight new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor. The organization is one of the most prestigious in the state. Read More »

Tallassee Credit Card Breach Affects About 700 People

An update on an exclusive story we brought you last week here on Alabama News Network. The number of people affected by a credit card breach in Tallassee continues to rise. Read More »

Campaign 2014: Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Race

From Campaign 2014 -- we're about two weeks away from elections. One of the races that will be on your ballot is for Montgomery County's next sheriff. Read More »

Changes To Montgomery's Smoking Ordinance Could Come, Public Opinion Needed

Montgomery city leaders are considering changing the smoking ordinance. Now the question is, will Montgomery become the latest Alabama city to go smoke-free? Read More »

Montgomery Police Officer Who Was Shot Speaks Out About Recovery

The Montgomery Police officer who was shot several times inside a store is speaking out for the first time about what happened. He says the shooting has changed his life. Read More »

Taking Action Agains Crime: Unsolved Murders, Earmon Pickett And Oscar Waugh

Alabama News Network is Taking Action Against Crime by investigating unsolved murders. Tonight, we bring you the last of a four-part series in hopes of generating new leads to solve these cold cases: the murders of Earmon Pickett and Oscar Waugh Read More »

Prattville Residents Concerned With Vandalized Signs

The work of vandals is raising concerns for people in Prattville. City leaders say what's happening not only affects what you see driving in and out of town, but it's also becoming a safety concern. Read More »

Montgomery Regional Airport Seeing Double Digit Increase in Foot Traffic

An update to a story we brought you back in March. Montgomery Regional Airport is seeing a rise in its number of passengers just months after airport reps told Alabama News Network low foot traffic was a problem. Read More »

Montgomery Business Leaders Create First Ever Black Chamber Of Commerce

From Montgomery -- some black business leaders are starting an organization they say advocates for creation, growth and the general welfare of the community. Alabama News Network was the first to find out about the city's first ever Black Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Gov. Bentley And Health Officials Ebola Preparedness Plan

With Thomas Duncan's death, Governor Robert Bentley and Alabama health care officials say they're ready to respond to potential cases of Ebola in the state. Read More »

Autauga Co. Officials Partner With ADEM To Clean Illegal Dumpsites

An exclusive story from Autauga County -- leaders there say they're cracking down on littering. They say they're tired of people throwing their trash in illegal dumpsites on the west part of the county. Read More »

Taking Action Against Crime, Unsolved Murders: Atrivius Perry

Alabama News Network is Taking Action Against Crime with unsolved murders. It's part of a four-part series we've been bringing to you in hopes of generating new leads to solve these cold cases. Tonight, we have part 3: The murder of Atrivius Perry. Read More »

Dusty Trails Horse Rescue Needs Donations To Keep Horses Alive

We have an exclusive story for you tonight -- a horse rescue center in Montgomery County needs your help. There's not enough hay in supply for this winter and donations are so low, leaders say there's no money left in the bank to buy the next batch. Read More »

Ebola In The U.S: Alabamians Weigh In

In the wake of a Dallas patient being diagnosed with the Ebola virus, many people across the U.S. are worried the virus has arrived here and that includes people in our area. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Deputies Concerned With Heroin In Area

CBS 8 is taking action against crime. Montgomery County deputies say heroin use in the area is on the rise and after making a number of arrests. They hope to not only get the drug off Montgomery streets... and clear up other crimes too. Read More »

Taking Action Against Crime, Unsolved Murders: Mark Watkins

Alabama News Network is Taking Action Against Crime with unsolved murders. It's part two of a four-part series we've been bringing to you in hopes of generating new leads to solve these cold cases. Tonight, we're updating you on the case of Mark Watkins, who was killed in a drive-by shooting six years ago outside of a friend's Montgomery home. Read More »

Trial For Triple-Murder Suspect, Desmonte Leonard, Begins

The trial for one of the most infamous murder cases in Lee County has begun. Desmonte Leonard is accused of murdering two former Auburn University football players and another man at an Auburn party in 2012. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Humane Society: "One Of The Worst Animal Hoarding Cases Ever"

The Montgomery Humane Society is investigating what they're calling one of the worst cases of animal hoarding they've ever seen. Deputies teamed up with the Montgomery Police Department, where they spent all day pulling dozens of cats from a midtown home. Now investigators are looking into whether this person has taken care of other people's animals. Read More »

Taking Action Against Crime: Unsolved Murders, Shekrian Wilkerson

Alabama News Network is Taking Action Against Crime with unsolved murders. It's part of a series we're bringing you over the next four weeks in hopes of generating new leads to solve these cold cases. We start in Montgomery, where Shekrian Wilkerson was found dead inside her car earlier this year. Now, the family is pleading for the person who killed her to turn themselves into authorities. Read More »

Alabama News Network Is Taking Action Against Crime With Series Of Unsolved Murders

Alabama News Network is taking action against crime with unsolved murders. It's part of a series we're bringing you over the next four weeks in hopes of generating new leads to solve cold cases. Read More »

Montgomery Marine Corps Recruiting Office Focuses On Getting More Female Applicants

Marine Corps officials say they are facing a shortage of female recruits. They say much of it has to do with the misconceptions of the Marine Corps. It's why recruitment officers have come up with a plan to fix the problem. Read More »

Hope For Houston: Running For Duchenne Muscular Distrophy

Imagine being a parent and the doctor tells you your child won't live longer than their mid-twenties. That's the news one Eclectic family is facing and they're trying to bring awareness to find a cure for the disease that's shortening his life. Read More »

10 Years Later: Hurricane Ivan

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Ivan ripped through Alabama, a devastating storm that left some residents even in the dark for days. Now, we're taking you back in time to show you the damage and what residents learned from the storm... Read More »

Mayor Unsure If McQueen Smith Road Apts. Will Be Income-Based Housing

People living in a neighborhood in Prattville say they're concerned about what's being built next door to them. Some say they're not getting answers about exactly what's going on. Read More »

Brantley Police Eye Beach Traffic

Brantley Police barely covers a 5 mile radius. But in that small distance they're stopping dozens of travelers who are taking highway 331 back home. And if you're not obeying the law you could get a ticket. Read More »

Marbury Residents On Alert After Series Of Suspicious Crimes

CBS 8 is taking action against crime -- Autauga County deputies and residents say they're worried about suspicious crimes happening in the Marbury community. With no leads, and the crimes still happening, they need the your help to solve the cases. Read More »

Program Impacts Students' Suspension And Unexcused Attendance Rates

Montgomery parents and students -- listen up. If your child has two or more unexcused absences or is suspended from school, you may be hearing from more than just the teachers and principal. The Montgomery County district attorney's office is also getting involved. Read More »

Is There A Future For The Former Knights Inn Motel In Autauga County?

An exclusive investigation from Autauga County -- some county leaders say they're fed up with a motel that has now become an eyesore. So why has the building not been fixed or torn down? Read More »

Deadly Horse Virus Confirmed In South Alabama

This month, the Agriculture and Industries Commissioner confirmed the first positive case of a deadly horse virus in Escambia County, and veterinarians in Butler County say that can be cause for concern for horse owners. Read More »

More Security Could Be Coming To Prattville's Parks

CBS 8 is taking action against crime in Prattville -- city leaders saying they're tired of all the vandalism happening in their parks, so now they have a plan that hopes to deter crime and also make those parks a safer place. Read More »

Elmore Co. Deputies Searching For Burglars

Deputies are on the search for the people involved in a rash of home burglaries and deputies need your help to find the burglars. Deputies say the number of home burglaries in the last month has people in Elmore County on high alert... Read More »

Butler Co. Standoff Ends In Surrender After Husband Allegedly Shoots Wife

A standoff in Butler County ends peacefully after a man allegedly shoots his wife and holds his young son inside their home while armed. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Humane Society Needs Help As Medical Costs Rise

The Montgomery County Humane Society needs your help. More and more animals are coming in -- some of the highest numbers they've received in years and that means a rise in medical costs. Humane society officials say they're struggling to get that extra money. Read More »

Free Meals For All W.O. Parmer Students Could Improve Learning

In Butler County, one school is testing out a new program that makes breakfast and lunch FREE for all students, and some teachers say it is helping in the classroom. Read More »

What Will Bring Businesses To Prattville's High Point Town Center?

If you have been through Prattville lately, you may have noticed more businesses all around the city, but High Point Town Center still has many vacant store fronts waiting to be filled. Read More »

Kayaking Brings Big Bucks To Wetumpka

With the hot summer months upon us, city leaders in Wetumpka say kayaking on the Coosa River is one of its leading tourism attractions. So just how many people are going to the Coosa? And with all the revenue coming in, what plans do city leaders have to expand the business? Read More »

More Questions Than Answers For Ga-Ana Theatre

There are more questions than answers for a troubled theatre in Georgiana. Read More »

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Active Shooter Training

The first week of school is wrapping up -- and as students work in the classrooms, the Montgomery County Sheriff's SWAT team is working with active shooter trainings to make sure your child is safe this school year. Read More »

Back To School Means Drop In Customers For Some Greenville Businesses

With kids back in school, that means the end of summer vacation season, but what does that mean for businesses in Greenville who depend on the beach traffic? Read More »

Greenville Police Searching For Credit Card Theft Suspect

Greenville Police need your help identifying a woman who stole credit cards from a mother stopping for lunch with her family. Read More »

Inside Life In Depression

With Depression being a factor in Robin Williams' death, Alabama News Network is looking deeper into the illness and speaking to an expert and a victim who is trying to move forward. Read More »

Changes To West Fairview Ave. Coming, Public Input Needed

The city of Montgomery has been trying to renovate West Fairview Avenue for months. Some parts were going to have SMART Code restrictions, which allows people to live and work in the same development. And city leaders hoped that plan would bring more businesses in the future. But that's no longer happening. Read More »

Service Dog Graduation Changes Lives

It is the last day of summer for many students, but for some furry friends in Montgomery it is graduation day. Read More »

Montgomery Police Find Abandoned Baby Boy Outside

From Montgomery -- police are investigating why a baby was apparently left abandoned outside of a church. Whether it was intentional is still a mystery. Read More »

Will The Ga-Ana Theatre Close For Good?

In Butler County, one local theatre is closing its doors until further notice, but could it be closed for good? Read More »

Homeowners And Renters Beware: People Posing As Fake Homeowners Online

A "Taking Action Against Crime" investigation -- Beware home-owners: if you're trying to sell or rent your house, you could be in for a big surprise. Real estate agents say they're seeing people posing as homeowners trying to take money from unsuspecting victims. Read More »

Forest Home Post Office Hours Reduced

In Butler County, one rural post office is cutting its hours of operation by half, and while officials say it is needed to keep the post office open, community members are worried they will soon lose what they call the heartbeat of their town. Read More »

Butler Co. Class Of 2027 Dressing For Success

In Butler County, the class of 2027 is dressing for success. Read More »

One-On-One With Montgomery Co. Public Schools Supt. Margaret Allen

Montgomery County Superintendent, Margaret Allen, sits down with reporter, Catalina Trivino for an exclusive interview to outline her plans and to answer some of your questions you submitted on social media. Read More »

Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Office Kicks Off Show And Tell Camp

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery are taking action against crime... Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies are taking off their badges and putting on their sneakers -- all in the hope of impacting the lives of children in our area. Read More »

Law Working In Keeping Meth Off Butler Co. Streets

In Butler County, law enforcement says an anti-methamphetamine law is working in stopping meth labs from popping in the county. Read More »

Filling The Bus For Butler County Students

It is almost time for local students to go back to the books. Over the tax free weekend, many shoppers stocked up on back to school gear at a discounted price, but in Butler County, many people put a twist on that idea. Read More »

Let The Football Countdown Begin!

The start of college football is less than a month away. With today being Auburn and Alabama's first day of practice, what can fans expect this upcoming season? And what are there concerns? Read More »

Alabama Power Reducing Coal Use At 3 Plants

Alabama Power says it is cutting back on coal use at three generating plants because of federal environmental rules. Read More »

Tutwiler Prison Officers Training With New Camera System

From Wetumpka -- Tutwiler Prison For Women has completed its first objective to bring safety to its inmates. More than 300 new cameras have now been installed. Alabama News Network was the only news station in our area to get an inside look as officers get training. Read More »

"Operation Domino" Showing Positive Results To Fight Crime In Montgomery

From Montgomery -- it's been one week since the police department implemented its new crime-fighting strategy, "Operation Domino." So is the community seeing any changes in their area? Read More »

Montgomery Children Say Self Defense Is For All Ages

CBS 8 and ABC Montgomery are taking action against crime -- it's a situation no parent wants to think about: their child being attacked, abducted, even molested. But tonight, some Montgomery kids are getting a life lesson on how to protect themselves incase that ever happens. Read More »

Keeping Your Small Business Safe From Robbery

After the robbery at Greenville's Papa John's, local business owners are talking about how to protect themselves. Read More »

Homicide Watch Montgomery Tracks Stories Behind Victims of Murder

We're taking action against crime in Montgomery -- So far, there have been 17 homicides this year. But there's one group starting a permanent memorial for those victims And it needs your help to honor them. Read More »

Mobile Welding Lab Rolling Into Crenshaw County

A new teaching tool is rolling onto LBW's Luverne campus, and it is helping more than just community college students. Read More »

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 »