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5:57 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rural Health, Mercedes and Siegelman's Appeal

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman

  

Alabamians have until Thursday to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for coverage. That deadline applies to people who want coverage by March first. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says rural communities especially have benefited from the Act. He says by reducing the number of uninsured people it benefits the community as a whole…

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Arts & Life
8:48 am
Sat January 10, 2015

A New Year means more stories from our APR interns

The start of 2015 means a new group of University of Alabama student journalists are joining the Alabama Public Radio news team as newsroom interns. We're breaking in our latest group right now. Our student reporters receive daily assignments, research the stories, conduct interviews, an write copy--all under professional supervision by the news team. The results air statewide and go on their resumes. Here’s a smattering of the work our students did that aired statewide on APR in 2014.

Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Cold Weather Protection for Your Pet

Pets need shelter in cold weather.
Credit WOWK 13 NEWS (Charleston, WV) [FaceBook]

A lot of folks complain about the cold weather during the winter months, but what about our pets?  They need to stay warm when the temperatures drop into the frigid zone.  Make some arrangements to protect your best friend from winter's icy blast.

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Newscast
5:54 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Holiday Traffic Deaths, Lethal Injection and "Selma"

 State troopers investigated more traffic fatalities during the recent Christmas and New Year's holiday period than they did a year ago. Alabama Public Radio’s Pat Duggins explains…

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New Jobs
5:47 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Governor Robert Bentley Announces New Jobs

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Polaris Industries is planning a manufacturing plant that will bring as many as 2,000 jobs to north Alabama.  Governor Robert Bentley and other leaders announced the factory during an event in Huntsville on Friday.

The 600,000-square-foot plant will construct off-road vehicles in Limestone County west of Huntsville. Production is slated for 2016.The project adds a new twist to Alabama's growing vehicle industry, which mainly involves automobiles.  

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Arts & Life
7:59 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Congressman John Lewis remembers "Bloody Sunday"

Nearly fifty years after Bloody Sunday Congressman John Lewis says that day is still clear in his mind. He and other civil rights marchers tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma as part of the voting rights march in 1965. It was one of the defining moments of the fight for civil rights. Lewis says they were beaten, tear gassed, trampled and chased by men on horseback. Lewis is portrayed by the actor Stephan James in the upcoming historical drama "Selma".

Arts & Life
7:55 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Above Freezing today? And "Selma" premieres in Selma

Alabamians are hoping to warm up past the freezing mark today following the coldest weather so far this winter Temperatures plunging into the single digits before dawn Thursday in Birmingham, Huntsville, Decatur and Muscle Shoals. A-P-R’s Stan Ingold has more…

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Newscast
6:15 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Florida Same Sex Marriage, Health & Taxes, Human Trafficking

Credit jurist.org

    

Florida became the latest state to legalize same sex marriage this week. APR student reporter Kristen Feyt says supporters are speaking out in favor of the decision…

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School Delays
6:00 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

School Delays in North Alabama

For more information contact your school's central office or check their website.

  

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Arts & Life
10:00 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Bone Chilling Cold, and Affordable Care Act tax tips

Students in more than thirty Alabama school districts will get to sleep in a little while extra this morning thanks to bitter cold temperatures through much of the state. Most of the school systems delaying opening are in northern and central Alabama. But, a few school districts in southeastern Alabama are also taking additional precautions by opening later than normal. Officials are choosing to delay opening to make conditions safer for those students that need to wait outside on bus transportation to school.  

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Newscast
5:50 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Hard Freeze, Homeless in the Cold and School Delays

    

 North Alabama’s thermometers may bottom out as a hard freeze is expected to hit the state this evening into tomorrow. Forecasters are warning of a prolonged period of sub-freezing temperatures as an arctic cold front moves into the state. Tim Troutman is the lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Huntsville. He says temps will be much cooler than normal…

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Arts & Life
8:07 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Frigid cold is coming, Mercedes Benz abandons New Jersey for the South

North Alabama’s thermometers may bottom out as a hard freeze is expected to hit the state this evening into tomorrow. Forecasters are warning of a prolonged period of sub-freezing temperatures as an arctic cold front moves into the state. Tim Troutman is the lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Huntsville. He says temps will be much cooler than normal…

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Newscast
6:06 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Arctic Conditions, Montgomery Bus System, Oyster Beds

Alabama Oyster bed
Credit alabama.sierraclub.org

    

The arctic front settling in over our region will likely mean that northern Alabama won’t see temperatures above freezing until Friday. APR’s Alex AuBuchon reports…

Alabama is bracing for what is now predicted to be an extended period of sub-freezing temperatures. Forecasters now estimate that this arctic front will keep temperatures in Northern Alabama below freezing until Friday afternoon.

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Hubbard Case
5:52 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Prosecutors in Hubbard Case Fire Back

Credit apr.org

 Prosecutors say indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard is making unfounded accusations about investigation leaks in an attempt to distract the public from the criminal charges against him.    In a Monday court filing, prosecutors fired back at misconduct claims by defense lawyers. Deputy Attorney General Matt Hart says no confidential information was disclosed when he had an off-the-record conversation about the case with a radio talk show host.

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Arts & Life
7:26 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Freezing cold is coming, death sentence halted

The National Weather Service is looking into damage from last weekend’s storms in Alabama. APR’s Alex AuBuchon reports, forecasters are also looking ahead to some brutally cold weather starting tonight…

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