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Regional News: Dothan Alcohol Vote; Animal Cruelty Charge in Graceville; Fla Murder, Abuse Convictions

Posted: 03/02/2014 - vote on alcohol at Dothan outdoor downtown events... 3 arrested on charges of neglecting dairy cattle in Graceville, Fla... Mardi Gras in Mobile... Man gets life sentence in beating death of Fla disabled elderly man... Judge sentences mom to 17 years for starving child... Colorado man wins Key West conch blowing contest... Venezuelans hold more rallies in South Fla... Cypress Garden Esther Williams set to reopen...

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Day in History: Late States to Ratify Bill of Rights; Wilt's 100; King Kong; Casablanca; Beatles; Dusty Springfield

Updated: 03/02/2014 - On March 2 - In 1939, the Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147 years after the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution had gone into effect. (Georgia and Connecticut soon followed.)... In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. (Philadelphia won, 169-147.)... In 1933, the movie "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York... In 1944, "Casablanca" won the best picture and best screenplay Academy Awards... In 1964, The Beatles began work in London on the film "A Hard Day's Night."... In 1999, singer Dusty Springfield died at her home in outside London after battling breast cancer. She was 59...

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US News: Mexican Drug Leader Arrested; Carbon Monoxide Kills 1; Walkway Collapse Kills Firefighter; Wild Mustangs in Peril; Maria von Trapp Dies

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Mexican drug cartel leader's security team helped in his arrest... Carbon monoxide detected at NY mall, 1 dead... Mo. firefighter killed at walkway collapse... Cuts may be in store for Medicare Advantage plans... FDA to boost India staff overseeing drug imports... US gov't's wild mustang program in disarray... NC coal-ash dumps threaten community... Woman held in tribal shooting known as bully... Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont... Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones... Tax break helps NYC lure 'The Tonight Show' home... Obama to propose changes to wildfire funding... Girl Scout's effort to sell cookies goes to 'pot'...

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Day in History: Polio Vaccine; Alamo; Guantanamo Bay; Iwo Jima; Eagles, Fleetwood Mac

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Today in History...on this date, Feb 23 - In 1954, the first mass inoculation of schoolchildren against polio using the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh as some 5,000 students were vaccinated. In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantanamo Bay to the United States. In 1945, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi. In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74. In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for "Hotel California." "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award. In 2004, the finale of "Sex and the City" aired.

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Day in History: "U.S." Grant: Castro: Nylon: 1st 911 debuts in Ala

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Today in History - In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant." In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who'd invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. In 1969, country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They had said they were secretly married six months earlier.

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Health Day for the Community

Updated: 02/08/2014 - A local community center opened its doors today, hosting an event geared to help residents’ live healthy lives.

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Meet the Ultimate Beatles Fan

Posted: 02/06/2014 - February 9th marks 50 years since the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. 73 million Americans tuned in for the start of the British Invasion. It was a turning point for rock and roll and the start of a cultural revolution.

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Day in History: Ben Franklin and the Bald Eagle; US Misses the Moon; Buddy Holly

Updated: 01/26/2014 - On this date (Jan 26)... In 1784, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the choice of the bald eagle as the symbol of America... In 1939, Principal photography began for David O. Selznick's movie version of "Gone with the Wind."... In 1962, the United States launched Ranger 3 to land scientific instruments on the moon -- but the probe ended up missing its target by more than 22,000 miles. In 1956, Buddy Holly made his first recordings for Decca Records. Two years later on this date, Holly and the Crickets appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."...

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Dinosaurs Roar in to Dothan

Updated: 01/19/2014 - Dinosaurs took center stage this afternoon at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds

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Day in History: Free Speech; 1st Presidential TV News Conference; Iran Hostages; Beatles Reunion Nixed

Posted: 01/19/2014 - On Jan 19 - In 1764, John Wilkes was expelled from the British Parliament for seditious libel and obscenity (the former charge was for criticizing a speech delivered by King George III; the latter, for penning a pornographic parody of Alexander Pope's "Essay on Man")... In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower... In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months... In 1976, promoter Bill Sargent offered The Beatles at least $30 million to reunite for a concert in the U.S. Sargent estimated that the reunion show could gross up to $300 million. They refused...

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Discover the Dinosaurs in Dothan

Updated: 01/18/2014 - The “Discover the Dinosaurs” festival will be held at the National Peanut Festival this Saturday and Sunday.

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