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Pro-Democracy Protests Rattle Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy protesters have been gathering in Hong Kong's government district this weekend, leading to violent clashes on Sunday. Police used tear gas to break up some of the protests, the first time the tactic has been used ...
Pro-Democracy Protests Rattle Hong Kong

US Launches Air Strikes In Syria

    The US military has begun striking ISIS targets in Syria. The strikes began last night in conjunction with Arab allies. Up to 20 ISIS targets were struck using fighter jets and Tomahawk cruise missiles.   ...
US Launches Air Strikes In Syria

College Football Power Rankings Week 4

    There were not as many upsets this weekend in college football as we have seen in the first few weeks of play, but there were several close calls. As such, the rankings didn't change much. The ...
College Football Power Rankings Week 4

US Signs Deal To Keep Soldiers In Afghanistan

    The US has signed a new security pact with Afghanistan that will keep soldiers in the country past the end of this year. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign the agreement, despite the backing ...
30 September 2014 I Read the full story

Two Students Killed In Citronelle Accident

    A car accident claimed the lives of two young men near Citronelle on Saturday night. The accident occurred around 11:20 PM on Coy Smith Highway about 2 miles west of Mount Vernon as a group of friends were ...
29 September 2014 I Read the full story

Pro-Democracy Protests Rattle Hong Kong

    Pro-democracy protesters have been gathering in Hong Kong's government district this weekend, leading to violent clashes on Sunday. Police used tear gas to break up some of the protests, the first time the tactic has been used ...
28 September 2014 I Read the full story

College Football Power Rankings Week 5

    With 3 of the top 10 teams not playing this weekend, and no major upsets, our power rankings did not change from last week. There were some near upsets, and the gap between teams is quickly closing. ...
28 September 2014 I Read the full story

US Signs Deal To Keep Soldiers In Afghanistan

September - 30 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The US has signed a new security pact with Afghanistan that will keep soldiers in the country past the end of this year. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign the agreement, despite the backing of other Afghan officials. New President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who was sworn in yesterday, had promised to sign the agreement as soon as he took office.

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Two Students Killed In Citronelle Accident

September - 29 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    A car accident claimed the lives of two young men in Citronelle on Saturday night. The accident occurred around 11:20 PM on Coy Smith Highway as a group of friends were leaving a party. Sedric James and Wylan Lang lost their lives when they lost control of their vehicle. Aside from the two young men killed, two more passengers survived the accident.

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College Football Power Rankings Week 5

September - 28 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    With 3 of the top 10 teams not playing this weekend, and no major upsets, our power rankings did not change from last week. There were some near upsets, and the gap between teams is quickly closing. This season is shaping up to be as wide open as any season in recent memory, especially with college football’s first playoff set to commence at season’s end.

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Pro-Democracy Protests Rattle Hong Kong

September - 28 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Pro-democracy protesters have been gathering in Hong Kong’s government district this weekend, leading to violent clashes on Sunday. Police used tear gas to break up some of the protests, the first time the tactic had been used there since 2005.

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Second Quarter GDP Revised Up Again

September - 26 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The US economy grew even faster than previously thought in the second quarter. The latest revision shows that April-June saw a 4.6% increase in economic output. Previous estimates for GDP showed a 4.2% growth rate.

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Attorney General Eric Holder Resigning

September - 25 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    US Attorney General Eric Holder announced his decision to resign his post today. Holder was one of the longest serving members of the Obama administration, but he has been a political lightning rod from the beginning. Despite the long standing controversies surrounding him, Holder stated that it was his decision to step down, and that he was not forced out of office.

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Birmingham Shooter Identified

September - 24 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The man who killed two UPS employees before also killing himself has been identified. Police say the culprit was 45 year old Joe Tesney, a former employee of the UPS facility who was fired the day before the shooting.

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US Launches Air Strikes In Syria

September - 23 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The US military has begun striking ISIS targets in Syria. The strikes began last night in conjunction with Arab allies. Up to 20 ISIS targets were struck using fighter jets and Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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Hiawayi Robinson Cause Of Death Revealed

September - 22 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Preliminary autopsy reports have revealed how 8 year old Hiawayi Robinson was killed. Though the FBI has not officially released the autopsy report, multiple news outlets have confirmed that Robinson was killed via suffocation. WKRG News 5 is also reporting that there were no signs of sexual assault.

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College Football Power Rankings Week 4

September - 21 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    There were not as many upsets this weekend in college football as we have seen in the first few weeks of play, but there were several close calls. As such, the rankings didn’t change much. The big upset was of course Mississippi State’s victory over LSU. Three of the nation’s top five teams all experienced close games this weekend.

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