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Crime Rate Drops 4% In Alabama

    According to an annual report from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the crime rate in Alabama fell 4% last year. It was the second straight year of declines. Nearly 174,000 crimes were reported to Alabama ...
Crime Rate Drops 4% In Alabama

Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet has crashed over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The flight in question, MH17, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 295 people were on board the Boeing 777, and ...
Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heating Up Again

    The long simmering Israeli-Palestinian conflict has once again began to boil over. The recent fighting began after the kidnapping and murder of three Israelis. The situation escalated when a group of Israelis kidnapped and burned alive ...
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heating Up Again

Crime Rate Drops 4% In Alabama

    According to an annual report from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the crime rate in Alabama fell 4% last year. It was the second straight year of declines. Nearly 174,000 crimes were reported to Alabama ...
27 July 2014 I Read the full story

Benefit For Luke Courtney Next Weekend

    Gulf Coast Opry in Satsuma will be hosting a benefit for Luke Courtney next weekend. The benefit will include live music, raffles, crafts, and plate lunches. Food will be served starting at 11:30, and will cost $5 ...
26 July 2014 I Read the full story

Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down

    A week after a passenger jet went down in eastern Ukraine, two fighter jets have been brought down by Russian backed separatists. The Ukrainian government believes the missiles may have been fired from Russia itself. The ...
23 July 2014 I Read the full story

Germany Wins FIFA World Cup

    After a month of the world's best teams battling it out, Germany came out on top and won the FIFA World Cup. The German's needed extra time to overcome a tough Argentinian team, but substitute Mario Gotze ...
14 July 2014 I Read the full story

Alabama And The Medicaid Expansion

July - 29 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    One of the most crucial elements of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of Medicaid. The expansion allowed anyone making up to 138% of the poverty level to be eligible for the program. Originally, the expansion was mandatory for all states, but the Supreme Court ruled that states could opt out of the program. Alabama is one of the states that has opted out.

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Crime Rate Drops 4% In Alabama

July - 27 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    According to an annual report from the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the crime rate in Alabama fell 4% last year. It was the second straight year of declines. Nearly 174,000 crimes were reported to Alabama law enforcement in 2013, down from nearly 182,000 the year before.

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Benefit For Luke Courtney Next Weekend

July - 26 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Gulf Coast Opry in Satsuma will be hosting a benefit for Luke Courtney next weekend. The benefit will include live music, raffles, crafts, and plate lunches. Food will be served starting at 11:30, and will cost $5 a plate. Hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and a drink will be served.

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Baldwin County Schools Loosen Dress Code

July - 24 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Baldwin County has decided to loosen the dress code it imposes on its students. High schoolers will now be allowed to wear blue jeans and open toe shoes. The decision came on a 6-1 vote.

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Two Ukrainian Fighter Jets Shot Down

July - 23 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    A week after a passenger jet went down in eastern Ukraine, two fighter jets have been brought down by Russian backed separatists. The Ukrainian government believes the missiles may have been fired from Russia itself. The rebels claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Obamacare Dealt Blow At Appeals Court

July - 22 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    A three judge panel from the DC Circuit Court has dealt a big blow to Obamacare. By a 2-1 vote, the judges ruled that the federal government could not provide health insurance subsidies to people who bought insurance from the federal insurance exchange. If the ruling stands, millions of Americans stand to lose their subsidies.

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Tropical Depression #2 Forms In Atlantic

July - 21 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The second tropical depression of the 2014 hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical depression #2 is currently located over 1100 miles East of the Lesser Antilles. The system is moving West at 16 mph, has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, and a central pressure of 1012 mb.

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Iran Eliminates Enriched Uranium

July - 20 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The UN’s nuclear agency is reporting that Iran has eliminated all of its 20% enriched uranium as part of a deal made with Western powers. The US is now preparing to unfreeze over $2.8 billion in funds to hold up its end of the bargain. Negotiations are currently under to establish a permanent solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

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Satsuma Plans New Football Stadium

July - 19 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The Satsuma school system is looking to improve its athletic facilities. The school board has plans to build a new football stadium and renovate the field house, track, and tennis courts. The plans will be revealed at a public meeting tomorrow at 2:30 PM at the Satsuma Community Center.

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Israel Sends Troops Into Gaza

July - 18 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    After nearly two weeks of bombing the Gaza Strip, Israel sent ground troops into the territory yesterday. Much like previous ground invasions, Israel is aiming to weaken Hamas’ ability to launch rockets against Israeli cities. The Jewish nation is also looking to destroy tunnels from Gaza to Israel.

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