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12:56 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Tide wins Iron Bowl...next stop, Atlanta!

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Amari Cooper tied his own school record with 224 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes in No. 2 Alabama's 55-44 comeback victory over No. 15 Auburn on Saturday night in the highest-scoring Iron Bowl. Quarterback Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) turned to the Heisman Trophy candidate for touchdowns of 39 and 75 yards in the third quarter. Alabama had already clinched a spot in the SEC championship game against No.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat November 29, 2014

12 Ways to Keep Pet Safe at Christmas

You can keep us safe this Christmas!
Credit JOE-3PO (Joseph Vasquez) [Flickr] / Joseph Vasquez Photography

Christmas decorations really add to the festive celebration of the season, but they can become hazards to the well-being of our animal companions.  So go ahead and deck the halls, but keep your pet's safety in mind.

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Business & Education
6:58 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Black Friday upstaged by Thursday?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The chaos of Black Friday appears to have come on Thursday. From Huntsville to Mobile, bargain hunters lined up hours ahead of Thanksgiving night openings in search of deep discounts on flat-screen televisions, computers and toys. Some shoppers said they even began camping out Wednesday night to make sure they were among the first in the stores. That left thinner crowds Friday morning and a quieter shopping experience on what has traditionally been the busiest shopping day of the year.

Business & Education
1:02 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Ebola Virus means profits

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Ebola scare is subsiding in the United States, but an Alabama manufacturer is still trying to catch up with a glut of orders for gear to protect against the disease. Dennis Sanders of Kappler Inc. says the Guntersville company has about 75,000 protective suits on back order. He says workers will stay busy filling orders through April. Kappler typically gets only a few orders annually for the type of suit needed by health workers who are in contact with Ebola patients. Sanders says that changed once the disease showed up in Texas.

Arts & Life
12:52 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Iron Bowl Bet Between Auburn and Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — As the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide prepare to face off on the football field, the mayors of their towns have made a friendly wager. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Auburn Mayor Bill Ham Jr. and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox have bet $100 on Saturday's Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa. The money will be donated to a charity chosen by the winning team. If Auburn University wins, the money will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lee County. If the University of Alabama wins, the money will go to the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative.

Arts & Life
5:47 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Civil Air Patrol to receive Congressional Gold Medal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama-based Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, D.C., next month. The Civil Air Patrol said in a statement that the award is being given in honor of the organization's founding members for their role in protecting the U.S. against German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other wartime domestic missions. The Congressional Gold Medal ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.

Arts & Life
8:48 am
Thu November 27, 2014

"That's a wrap!" Alabama, Inc. season two Finale

That's a wrap! The grand finale of season two of "Alabama, Inc" aired last night on Alabama Public Television and APR. Along with lots of listeners and viewers, we received over, 8,000 "Tweets" on APR's twitter page. Click here for links for all ten of APR's profiles!

http://apr.org/post/alabama-inc-what-was

Newscast
4:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Oil Spill Claims Audit And Small Business Saturday

Governor Robert Bentley is declaring November 29th to be small business Saturday in Alabama.
Business 2 Community

A third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program finds the program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit, conducted by Chicago-based McGladrey LLP, concluded the program is "well-designed and appropriate" and made no major recommendations for improvement.The audit has become a focal point for BP in its fight to remove claims administrator Patrick Juneau and challenge the settlement program, which it claims is riddled with fraud and errors.

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Newscast
4:44 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Holiday Traffic Up This Year And No DNC For Birmingham

Thanksgiving 2014 is expected to create record levels of traffic on Alabama’s roadways.
Cars.com

If you’re heading out on the roads this Thanksgiving, get ready for a record amount of company. Triple-A Alabama is predicting the heaviest traffic since 2007 on our interstate highways and other roads. The holiday is expected to put two million more cars on the road compared to last year. That’s a four and a half percent increase overall. Triple-A spokesman Clay Ingram says there’s a lot more going on than just Thanksgiving to keep traffic busy…

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Award Entries
11:52 am
Tue November 25, 2014

History-- "Damn The Torpedoes" Alabama Public Radio

Audio Link at the bottom of the page

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Newscast
6:28 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Recount in Senate race, UA student heads to UN climate conference

U.N. climate conference in Bonn, Germany
www.cop20.pe

A north Alabama senate race is officially headed to a recount. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett says there will be an automatic recount in the Senate District 6 race. Official returns have Republican Larry Stutts defeating veteran Russellville Democrat Roger Bedford by 67 votes. Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than half of a percent. A state board certified results yesterday. Bennett says the recount will be held December 1st.

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Newscast
5:13 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Bald Tires In Birmingham And A Regional VA Director Steps Down

A new safety report says Birmingham ranks second in the nation for worn out tires.
Flickr

Triple-A Alabama says a lot of motorists are hitting the road today for Thanksgiving. If you’re one of them, a new safety report says Birmingham ranks second in the nation for worn out tires. The Rubber Manufacturers Association Only Baltimore has a higher percentage. Overall, one in five vehicles in the U.S. have worn down tires. Association spokesman Dan Zielinski says Birmingham drivers also need to keep their tires inflated properly.

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Gun Control-Maryland
4:15 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

21 States Push To Overturn Md. Gun-Control Law

Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.
Credit Mike Saechang / Flickr

Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey led the coalition in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, last week.

The brief says the law violates the Second Amendment right to keep firearms in homes for self-protection.

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Newscast
8:22 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Election to be certified, Birmingham tire safety, Iron Bowl prep

merlekellyford.com

A state board today will certify results from the Nov. 4 election and determine which races are headed to recounts. The State Elections Canvassing Board meets at 2 p.m. in the Alabama Capitol. A recount is expected in a north Alabama legislative race where a veteran senator is facing possible defeat. Roger Bedford of Russellville trailed Republican Larry Stutts by just 66 votes in unofficial returns. Alabama law requires an automatic recount if the margin of victory is less than .5 percent. State law requires a recount to begin within 72 hours of election results being certified.

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Arts & Life
1:37 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Alabama, Inc.-- "What Was That?'

The second season of “Alabama, Inc” wraps up tonight on your local Alabama Public Television station. The APR newsroom is collaborating on this television show about business by focusing on translation. Alabama is home to companies that do business in German, Japanese, French and so on. I'll profile a Huntsville entrepreneur who has the job of keeping all those languages clear…

“How do you say it’s raining cats and dogs in…. say Spanish or French?"

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