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Child Abuse Awareness

Updated: 04/29/2016 - Mississippi had more than 7,500 confirmed cases of child abuse in 2014. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Bentley: "I've Done Nothing Illegal"

Posted: 04/29/2016 - Gov. Robert Bentley is maintaining he has done nothing wrong, a day after Alabama lawmakers revived an impeachment effort against him.

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Small Earthquake Recorded in Alabama Friday

Updated: 04/29/2016 - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred around 4 a.m. Friday about halfway between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

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No Delay for Hubbard Ethics Trial

Posted: 04/29/2016 - A judge is refusing to delay next month's scheduled ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

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Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Minimum Wage Law

Posted: 04/28/2016 - The Alabama NAACP, low wage workers and advocates are suing the state's governor and attorney general over a law that blocked a planned minimum wage increase in Birmingham.

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Alabama Committee Passes BP Settlement Proposal

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The Alabama House budget committee has approved a compromise bill dividing state settlement money from the BP oil spill, using the money to pay off state debts and pay for road projects in coastal counties.

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Committee Approves Payday Lending Bill

Posted: 04/27/2016 - An Alabama House committee has approved a watered-down payday lending bill that will give borrowers up to 45 days to repay the loan and reduce the fees they pay.

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Alabama House Debates Impeachment Process

Posted: 04/26/2016 - Alabama lawmakers are debating a proposed impeachment process that will decide if a push to oust Gov. Robert Bentley moves forward or withers because of inadequate support.

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Storms Bring Flood Threat in Deep South

Posted: 04/26/2016 - Forecasters say powerful thunderstorms expected over the nation's mid-section could drop heavy rains as they move east into the Deep South, prompting concerns about flooding.

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5 Years Later: Remembering the Historic Outbreak

Updated: 04/26/2016 - Nearly five years ago, 122 tornadoes ripped through the United States creating damage and destruction across the southeast and right here in East Mississippi and West Alabama.

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Alabama Session Nearing End

Updated: 04/26/2016 - The creation of an impeachment committee, prison construction and payday lending reform are among the issues to be decided in the waning days of the 2016 Alabama legislative session.

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House Votes to Expand Rural Web Access

Posted: 04/25/2016 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would give regulatory relief to small broadband providers to expand rural access.

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Historic Renovation Tax Credits Could Expire

Posted: 04/25/2016 - A state tax break that some say sparked a renaissance in downtown Birmingham and elsewhere will end unless Alabama senators agree to extend the program.

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Gas Prices Trending Up

Posted: 04/25/2016 - According to GasBuddy.com, the average price of a gallon of gas in Mississippi is up about four cents so far in April. However, that's 40 cents below the price in April 2015.

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Can Forecasting Be Too Early?

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Meteorologists are finding that it's easier to forecast stormy weather than it is to predict what goes on in the human mind.

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