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Thursday 08/27/2015
Mississippi State University all clear after active shooter

UPDATE:11:05 a.m.

Iran deal supporters hold vigil in Opelika as part of National Day of Action

Constituents from Alabama’s Thi rd Congressional District gathered at noon Wednesday at the Federal Building in downtown Opelika in support of a negotiated nuclear deal with Iran -- one of more than 150 rallies held outside Congressional offices nationwide as part of National Day of Action to prevent war in the Middle East -- as the proposed deal’s September deadline quickly approaches.

Lilly Ledbetter touts the vote, equal pay at Women’s Equality Day celebration

As members and guests of the League of Women Voters of East Alabama and the Auburn University Women’s Leadership Institute piled into Auburn’s Amsterdam Café and wound into a side room, they were each handed a full yellow rose to pin to their lapels.

Thursday 08/13/2015
Georgia man pleads guilty but mentally ill in killing of 5 in LaGrange, Ga.

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife, three of her family members and a family friend was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Wednesday 08/12/2015
Jimmy Carter says he has cancer, revealed by recent surgery

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

Friday 07/24/2015
Shooting suspect had history of violence

When Phenix City resident Beth Bone woke up Friday morning to news a 59-year-old man had opened fire at a crowded Lafayette, La., movie theater – killing two people before turning the gun on himself – she didn’t think much of it. She questioned her boyfriend when said he thought the shooter might be Rusty Houser, the man they’d had evicted after Bone’s father bought the home on 32nd street at a foreclosure auction in February 2014. She didn’t think it was possible.

Does the United States need stricter gun control laws?

A Louisiana lawmaker is calling for stricter laws after Thursday's theater shooting in Lafayette, La.

Theater gunman from Phenix City had been cited for arson, speeding

Police and court records show the Louisiana movie theater gunman who resided in Phenix City has been arrested and ticketed for several offenses in the past, ranging from arson to speeding.

Phenix City man identified as Louisiana theater gunman

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A gunman sitting in a packed movie theater stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two and wounding at least nine others before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. He has been identified as John Russel Houser, a 59-year-old from Phenix City.