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Alabama prisons to resume visitation after 20 months

The Alabama Department of Corrections will resume visitations on Dec. 4 after nearly 20 months. But there will be a number of restrictions.

Turmoil hits antipoverty group as report questions contracts

The executive director of Jefferson County's Committee for Economic Opportunity was fired after allegations of financial inconsistencies.

Lawsuits challenge new legislative, congressional lines

The NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries, and others filed a lawsuit this week against Alabama's new legislative and congressional districts. They say the redistricting allows for racial gerrymandering.

Alabama boy named world’s most premature infant to survive

Curtis Means was born 132 days premature on July 5, 2020 with a twin who didn’t survive. Weighing only 14.8 ounces at birth, the boy is now healthy and 16 months old.

‘Nimblewill Nomad,’ 83-year-old Alabama man, is the oldest to hike the Appalachian Trail

An Alabama man has set a new record by being the oldest person to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Weather Service: 8 Tornadoes Hit Alabama, Killing At Least 5

Search and recovery efforts continued Thursday night in Calhoun County.

Tornado Causes Damage In Alabama; More Twisters Forecast

Numerous tornadoes hit central Alabama Thursday.

Alabama Cautiously Optimistic About Improving COVID Numbers

The end of holiday season gatherings and early vaccinations are thought to be factors in the pandemic's positive trend.

Hurricane Sally Blasts Ashore In Alabama With Punishing Rain

Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores as a Category 2 storm. It brought 105 mph winds, life-threatening flooding, storm surge and power outages.

Tuberville Beats Sessions, Wins Alabama Senate GOP Primary

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville.

Alabama Reopening Continues Amid Shaky Coronavirus Progress

Alabama's safer-at-home order was extended Thursday until early July. This comes as the state's coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Legislature Approves Ivey Plan For COVID Relief Cash

Alabama lawmakers have agreed to give Gov. Kay Ivey a large amount of control over the state’s $1.8 billion in coronavirus relief funds.

Alabama Reopening Restaurants, Bars With Limits On Monday

Alabama’s dine-in restaurants, bars, salons and gyms will be allowed to reopen next week.

Justices Won’t Revive Alabama Ban on Abortion Procedure

The U.S. Supreme Court won't revive Alabama's ban on the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions. The measure has been blocked by lower courts.

Roy Moore Announces He’ll Run for U.S. Senate Again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.

Several Alabama Counties Under Drought Emergency

The Alabama Drought Declaration issued Tuesday comes after conditions across the stare continue to degrade due to little rainfall and above normal temperatures.

Birmingham Church Bomber Denied Parole

Alabama's parole board has decided against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago.

Utz Buys Golden Flake

“The South’s Original Potato Chip” will soon be a part of a company out of Pennsylvania. UTZ Quality Foods made a merger agreement, yesterday with the company that owns Golden Flake. Under the deal, Golden Enterprises will be operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of UTZ. Golden Flake says management and production of the southern […]

Bentley Impeachment Probe Underway

A committee of lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against Governor Robert Bentley today, beginning a probe on whether there are grounds to remove the two-term Republican from office. “When you’re looking at impeaching a governor, a sitting governor, I don’t think we should take it lightly,” says House Judiciary Committee Chairman Mike Jones regarding the difficulty […]

Ethics Conviction Removes Alabama House Speaker From Office

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's conviction on ethics charges automatically removes him from office and could mean years in prison for the powerful Republican.

Alabama Chief Justice Faces Ouster After Gay Marriage Fight

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces removal from the bench over his effort to block same-sex marriage from coming to Alabama despite the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Alabama Governor Faces Impeachment Threat in Wake of Scandal

A state lawmaker says he has enough signatures to re-ignite an impeachment effort against Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Republican Rep. Ed Henry announced Thursday that he had obtained 23 signatures on impeachment articles.

Alabama House Could Vote to Form Impeachment Committee

The Alabama House of Representatives is expected to vote next week to establish a 15-person investigatory committee to probe the possible impeachment of Governor Robert Bentley.

NWS: Alabama at Risk for Strong Storms on Thursday

Forecasters say parts of Alabama could see strong storms on Thursday.

Bentley Removes Collier as Law Enforcement Chief

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced that he is terminating Spencer Collier as the head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Three Vestavia Hills High School Students Electrically Shocked

Three students were injured when they came in contact with a live power line at Vestavia Hills High School. Media reports say the students were moving a football goal post Wednesday afternoon when it touched an electrical wire. A school system statement says the accident happened near the football practice field. At least two of […]

High Court Voids Alabama Ruling Against Lesbian Adoption

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Alabama's top court went too far when it tried to upend a lesbian mother's adoption of her partner's children. The justices threw out a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court in a dispute between two women whose long-term relationship ended bitterly.

Federal Officials OK Change to Alabama Medicaid Program

Federal officials have approved Alabama's plan to switch its Medicaid program to managed care. Governor Robert Bentley made the announcement in a Tuesday press conference. The waiver approval comes after three years of planning and negotiation with federal officials over the proposed change.

Bill Would Stop Removal of Confederate, Historic Markers

As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on the bill titled the "Alabama Heritage Protection Act."

Reborn UAB Has Something to Celebrate This Signing Day

The UAB Blazers will have just as much to celebrate on Wednesday as all the programs collecting five-star recruits and gaudy national rankings. The Blazers are back in the recruiting business, and in a big way. UAB, which had eliminated football, might end up with a class of up to 45 players by the end of the annual signing day. Coach Bill Clark and his staff are rebuilding almost from scratch.

Forecasters Say North Alabama at Risk for Severe Storms

The National Weather Service says much of Alabama is in store for a round of bad weather. Forecasters say northern and western Alabama are at risk starting Tuesday afternoon for severe storms that could bring tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain.

Charter Schools Expected to Open in Alabama in 2017

Charter schools are expected to open in Alabama in 2017.