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Is Severe Weather Common During the Week of Christmas

Updated: 12/22/2015 - Severe weather data shows that severe weather during this time of the year isn't uncommon. Roughly 40 tornadoes have hit Mississippi and Alabama from December 18-25, since 1984

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Homicide Crisis Petition Drive

Updated: 12/22/2015 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 people were murdered in the U.S. last year. There's a national effort to address such tragedies, and some locals are getting involved with it.

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Demopolis Drug Roundup

Updated: 12/22/2015 - A dozen arrests have been made in a drug roundup in one part of West Alabama.

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Alabama Jobless Rate up to Six Percent

Updated: 12/18/2015 - Labor statistics released Friday show Alabama's jobless rate rose one-tenth of a percent to 6 percent in November.

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New Education Legislation:Giving States More Power

Updated: 12/18/2015 - School districts should soon have more control over how some of their affairs are conducted. It's the result of a measure that was recently signed into law by President Obama.

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Project SOAR Research Ongoing in West Alabama

Updated: 12/16/2015 - The University of Alabama is working with community members in Sumter County learning about the issues faced by ethnically diverse and under-resourced citizens facing health and mental health disparities.

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Alabama Governor Ends Turbulent Year

Posted: 12/15/2015 - You could say 2015 was a turbulent year for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Bentley discussed the past year and the outlook for 2016.

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Supreme Court Blocks Court Order in Adoption Case

Posted: 12/14/2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a lesbian mother who wants to see her adopted children, blocking an Alabama court's order that declared the adoption invalid.

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Learning Lessons in Sumter County

Updated: 12/11/2015 - Fourth Grade Students from area schools in Sumter County learned lessons about speaking up if bullying occurs and how the court system works through a mock trial in Sumter County District Court.

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