Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — State leaders are prodding Alabama's coastal counties to make earlier decisions on hurricane evacuations so residents have more time to get away if a major storm threatens the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane season starts tomorrow. Officials tell The Associated Press state leaders have pushed for the change in meetings held as recently as this week.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Federal jurors in Mobile have convicted a former coastal grant manager on corruption charges linked to Hurricane Katrina. The jury returned guilty verdicts today against Janey Galbraith on five charges.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters say that severe storms are possible in Alabama ahead of an approaching cold front. The National Weather Service says that any storm that develops will pose a threat of damaging straight-line winds and large hail.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a south Alabama teacher likely will lose his job following his arrest on methamphetamine and alcohol charges.
Houston County sheriff's deputies say 32-year-old Jason Allen Andrews was arrested on drug charges after being pulled over during a traffic stop. He's also charged with possession of moonshine.