Rashad Snell

Senate Committee Advances Bill Aimed at Getting More Oversight for Faith-Based Daycares

The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill aimed at getting more oversight for hundreds of faith-based day cares that go uninspected by the state. Committee members voted unanimously Wednesday for the House-passed bill described as a compromise between child welfare advocates and church centers. The bill moves to the Senate floor. Alabama for years has exempted faith-based day cares…

Proposal to Lower Penalty for Marijuana Possession Clears First Hurdle in Alabama Legislature

A proposal to lower the penalty for marijuana possession cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature, but faces a dubious future as it heads to a possible floor vote. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-4 Wednesday to approve the bill by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Pike Road. The bill would make possession of an ounce or less of…

Federal Judge Rules Inmate’s Veins Good Enough for Lethal Injection Execution

A federal judge has ruled that an Alabama inmate’s veins are in good enough shape that the state can execute him by lethal injection. U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre on Tuesday denied Doyle Lee Hamm’s request to block his execution this week. Hamm’s attorney has argued lymphoma and hepatitis C have damaged his veins to the point that lethal…

Louisville Must Vacate 123 Wins, Including 2013 National Championship

Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in conference revenue from the 2012-15 NCAA Tournaments. The decision announced on Tuesday by the governing body’s Infraction Appeals Committee…

Hornets Get Big Conference Win on ESPN Against Alcorn State

Jacoby Ross had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists Monday night to help Alabama State beat Alcorn State 82-62. The Hornets (7-19, 7-7 Southwest Athletic Conference) went on a 14-3 run to lead 66-51 on Ross’ jumper with 6:26 left in the second half. The Braves (10-18, 6-9) got the deficit no closer than 13 from there. Alabama State…

Stars, Educators Lead Effort for Kids to see ‘Black Panther’

Educators, philanthropists, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film “Black Panther.” Elementary school students in Detroit, middle school students in Atlanta and students living Los Angeles public housing all have been surprised in recent days with free tickets and transportation to experience a movie that is captivating black communities…

Rich Hobson Signs Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Today, the Rich Hobson for Congress Campaign announced that he has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which confirms a candidate’s commitment to vote against any and all new taxes once elected. Hobson is running for Alabama’s District 2 seat in the United States House of Representatives. “I’m thrilled to put my commitment to the residents of Alabama’s Second District in…

Auburn Prepares to Make Post Season Run without Another Big Man

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl says center Anfernee McLemore has had successful surgery on his left ankle. Pearl says the operation on Sunday “went extremely well” and doctors think recovery will take about four months. McLemore fractured and dislocated his ankle in Saturday’s loss to South Carolina. Now, the already-undersized, 12th-ranked Tigers will try to close out their first regular season…

Alabama Exported $21.7B in Autos, Other Goods During 2017

A state agency says Alabama exported a record $21.7 billion in automobiles, chemicals and other goods last year. The Tuscaloosa News reports the combined value of Alabama goods and services shipped abroad in 2017 increased more than 6 percent over the previous year. The state Department of Commerce says exports have jumped 50 percent in the past decade. Transportation equipment…