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ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)–A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that drunk driving among U.S. teens declined over th...

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Mobile, Alabama–Police announced today they have seized as much as $9.6 million worth of unfinished synthetic marijuana as part of Mobile's ongoing crackdown on illicit drugs in the city.

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Alabama leads the nation in prescriptions for narcotics such as OxyContin. (LA Times)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama has the highest rate of prescription narcotic use in the nation and the fifth-highest prescription narcotic cost, according to a study by Express Scripts, the health care company that manages pharmacy benefits for 1-in-3 Americans.

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - If Tyrann Mathieu played at Auburn, there would be no guessing game. He wouldn't play at Auburn again.

If the 2011 Heisman finalist failed a drug test in 2012 for the third time in his college career -- as it has been reported he did at LSU -- the door wouldn't even be ajar for his possible return to the field in 2013.



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Jefferson County Commissioners Sandra Little Brown and David Carrington are on opposite
sides on the Cooper Green Mercy Hospital inpatient care issue.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The decision to close the inpatient unit at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital has created a rift among the Jefferson County Commission that may take some time to heal, some commissioners say.


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Alabama made its best showing ever in an annual ranking of child well-being, but it still came in 45th among the 50 states.

The 2012 Kids Count Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed Alabama made gains in education but continues to struggle with high rates of child poverty. The report ranked Alabama 45th, the state's best ranking since the Data Book began publication in 1990.

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