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Alabama Reopening Continues Amid Shaky Coronavirus Progress
05-21-2020

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

Justices Won’t Revive Alabama Ban on Abortion Procedure
06-28-2019

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
06-20-2019

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
10-19-2016

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
08-3-2016

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
07-19-2016

“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
06-15-2016

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
06-11-2016

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
05-7-2016

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
04-28-2016

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
04-14-2016

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
03-23-2016

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

Bentley Removes Collier as Law Enforcement Chief
03-22-2016

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
03-9-2016

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
03-7-2016

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
02-9-2016

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
02-8-2016

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
02-3-2016

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
02-2-2016

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
01-5-2016

Charter schools are expected to open in Alabama in 2017.

More Rain Expected Wednesday for Alabama’s Already Saturated Soil
12-29-2015

More rain is on the way to Alabama, where forecasters estimate that more than 10 inches fell in some spots during a six-day span.

Governor Bentley Declares State of Emergency Amid Flooding
12-25-2015

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has declared a state of emergency amid widespread flash flooding that follows several days of intense weather throughout the state.

Governor Bentley to Refuse Syrian Refugees
11-16-2015

Governor Robert Bentley has announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. In a news release Sunday Bentley said, “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way.”

License Offices to Reopen 1 Day Per Month in November
10-19-2015

Alabama will reopen rural driver’s license offices at least one day per month beginning Nov. 1. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier gave the timeframe for the reopening announced by the governor.

FBI Closes Investigation into 1964 Ala. police Shooting
10-17-2015

The FBI has closed its investigation into a fatal police shooting that happened 50 years ago in west Alabama. A Justice Department letter to the family of Frank Andrews says the government won’t file any charges in his slaying by a Choctaw County sheriff’s deputy in the town of Lisman on Nov. 28, 1964.

State: Closing 15 ABC Stores Will Save Money
10-2-2015

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says it’s shutting down 15 state-owned liquor stores to save money. The agency announced the cuts late Thursday as a way to cope with a $5.5 million reduction in funding from the state operating budget.

Law Enforcement Agency Pulls Examiners out of Drivers License Offices
09-30-2015

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said it is pulling examiners out of 31 part-time satellite drivers license offices because of budget cuts. The agency made the announcement Wednesday. The examiners currently travel to the locations during some days of the week. The agency said the change will save money on travel costs. Secretary Spencer Collier says the impact on citizens will be lessened because of online renewals and other options.

House Approves 25-Cent Cigarette Tax Increase
09-11-2015

The House of Representatives, in a series of tight votes Thursday, approved a 25-cent cigarette tax increase and other revenue bills as a plan to help close a budget gap slowly inched forward.

House Committee Approves Cigarette Tax, Other Revenue Bills
09-9-2015

An Alabama budget committee has approved a cigarette tax increase and other revenue bills as lawmakers try to fill a budget shortfall. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 8-6 for a 25-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase. The increase would raise $66 million annually.

Governor Bentley’s Wife Seeks Divorce, Says Marriage Is Broken
08-28-2015

Alabama first lady Dianne Bentley has filed for divorce from Gov. Robert Bentley, saying their 50-year marriage has suffered an “irretrievable breakdown.” The complaint, filed Friday, says that attempts at reconciliation are futile and that the couple has been living apart since January.

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104
08-26-2015

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march on “Bloody Sunday,” championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, has died. She was 104.

Alabama Media Group Cuts Staff in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Moblie
08-19-2015

The Alabama Media Group is laying off at least 15 people total at its three main hubs in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile.

The company announced the cutbacks Tuesday.