More Americans are getting buried by student debt, causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

WHY IT MATTERS: Student Debt

THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt — causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leavi…

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Phone scam in Pelham targets the elderly

Investigators say the scam involves a phone call from someone claiming to be a member of law enforcement claiming you have a warrant. They t…

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Pedestrian killed in Talladega County

Troopers say 36 year old Paul Edward Johnston of Cropwell was hit by a car while trying to cross I-20 in Lincoln early Sunday morning.