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Jacksonville BOE sets punishment for most severe offenses
Criminal offenses such as drug use and sexual misconduct - what the Board of Education now terms “Class 4 offenses” -...
07:01 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Beaten 5-year-old’s father prepares for funeral
A funeral service for a 5-year-old Anniston boy who was beaten to death last week will be held Saturday in Mobile.
06:24 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Police standoff ends peacefully
A standoff between Anniston police and a suspect ended peacefully this afternoon at a home on 15th Street.
05:54 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Retired Wisconsin police officer convicted of sexually abu...
A retired Wisconsin police officer was convicted Wednesday of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in Alexandria.
04:44 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Parents, teachers prepare for tax-free weekend
Starting Friday and running through Sunday, retailers in Alabama will waive the 4 percent statewide sales tax on most...
04:20 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Alabama-made Honda vehicles see huge gains in July
Locally made Honda vehicles experienced double-digit jumps in sales during July compared to the same month last year,...
03:16 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Man charged with cashing fake checks in Anniston, Oxford
Anniston police charged a man Wednesday with cashing two fake checks at two local banks last year.
12:08 PM, Thursday, August 01
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Woman reportedly strangled by boyfriend
A 51-year-old woman told police early this morning that her boyfriend choked her in their Anniston home.
11:21 AM, Thursday, August 01
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New state law: Parents who don’t report missing children f...
State Rep. Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham, sponsored Alabama’s version of Caylee’s Law, named after Casey Anthony’s 2...
12:44 AM, Thursday, August 01
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DA: 5-year-old beaten to death for wetting himself
A 5-year-old Anniston boy was beaten to death last Friday because he urinated in his pants, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
06:52 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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Ready for tech's benefits, parents also worry about cost, ...
Jacksonville is issuing 1,100 iPads this week and next to students in grades 4-12 at sessions like the one held Tuesd...
06:40 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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Oxford fueling its economic engine
In the last 20 years, Oxford has expanded its reach along Interstate 20, building up large retail sites around the fr...
06:33 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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Police preparing for new 'open carry’ law
Passed earlier this year, the bill sweeps away cities' regulations on open carrying of firearms, makes it easier to c...
06:05 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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Calhoun County sees decrease in violent crime
Violent crime rates decreased across Calhoun County from 2011 to 2012, but homicides and assaults increased statewide...
06:02 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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Woodstock 5K set for Saturday
Race director Haley Gregg hopes expanded events following the race will be a draw for racers and the community.
05:45 PM, Wednesday, July 31
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