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Newscast
9:11 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Wilder Defends WBC Title, Santorum in Montgomery

Deontay Wilder tags Eric Molina with a right hand Saturday in his title defense.
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Alabama lawmakers just finished their first legislative session under a new pay structure that gives them a salary equal to the median household income in the state

Voters approved the change in 2012 with the prediction that it would save the state money and would be a fairer way to set legislators’ pay.

However, Alabama Senate numbers show that, so far, the new system costs about the same. The legislator who sponsored the idea said it is premature to judge.

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Newscast
9:53 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Impact Alabama, Senior Bowl and Disaster Loan Deadlines

Sarah Louise Smith, Executive Director of Impact Alabama

It’s tax season and university students across the state are rolling up their sleeves to help taxpayers manage all the paperwork.

The group Impact Alabama has opened help centers to assist families with children who earn fifty two thousand dollars a year or less. Families without children to make less than twenty thousand dollars also qualify for assistance.

Sarah Louise Smith is the Executive Director of Impact Alabama. She says families get tax tips and the student volunteers gain experience working with customers.

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Newscast
5:51 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Prison Reform, UA's Smoke Free Campus and The Offseason

Alabama State Senator Cam Ward
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     A state task force will weigh options this month for how to relieve severe overcrowding in Alabama prisons.

Committee members say the ideas will likely include sentencing changes, building new facilities to house inmates and increased resources for probation and parole.

Prison Reform Task Force Chairman Cam Ward says he hopes to have legislation ready in February.

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Newscast
5:23 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Heroin Surge, College Playoffs and Player Awards

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Law officers in northwest Alabama say they are seeing a surge of heroin abuse and crime related to the drug.

They say the resurgence of heroin in Alabama in recent years mirrors national patterns.

The Times-Daily reports that authorities in several northwest Alabama counties say they didn't see heroin in their areas before 2013. But in the past two years, they've made arrests for drug crimes related to its sale. In Lauderdale County, officials reported five overdose-related deaths this year.

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Afternoon Newscast 12 05 2014
5:56 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Jury Duty Phone Scam, The Rolling Stones, SEC Championship

Original Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
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Attorney General Luther Strange says a phone scam involving jury duty is spreading to more Alabama counties and it often targets the elderly.

The scam involves someone pretending to be with law enforcement or with the local court system. They will call a person and threaten to arrest them for missing jury duty. Then the caller says the matter can be settled without an arrest if the person agrees to purchase a pre-paid credit card and pay an amount over the phone. The attorney general says the court system doesn't work that way. It usually contacts people in writing.

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Newscast
5:55 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

New State Senate Minority Leader, Toxic Waste Clean Up Plan and College Football Playoffs

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 Democratic state Sen. Quinton Ross of Montgomery is the new minority leader in the Alabama Senate.  The Senate Democratic Caucus announced that it picked Ross to replace Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, who did not seek another term. The caucus said Figures will become the group's treasurer.

Ross is taking over the leadership of a smaller minority. Going into the Nov. 4 election, Democrats held 12 of the 35 seats in the Senate. They now have eight.

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Arts & Life
7:18 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ala Tourism Posters Boast 4NAROW for Football

The BCS Coaches' Trophy was on display a Wal-Mart and Academy stores in the state.
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Tourism officials are offering new posters to mark the state of Alabama's run of four consecutive college football titles.

Small posters that say "4NAROW" will be available starting Thursday at state welcome centers and tourism offices.

The mini-posters resemble Alabama car tags and refer to the consecutive Bowl Championship Series crowns won by the University of Alabama and Auburn University.

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Arts & Life
2:51 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

BCS crowd to see UA PSA combating binge drinking

Shaquille O’Neal with University of Alabama students and faculty
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Football fans attending the national championship game Monday night between Alabama and Notre Dame will get to see a public service announcement filmed by University of Alabama students to combat binge drinking.

Students in Alabama's advertising and public relations department created the 60-second PSA directed by Shaquille O'Neal. O'Neal agreed to participate after students generated a Twitter campaign to get him involved. The university announced the PSA will air in Miami Sun Life Stadium during the first quarter of the game.

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