Friday, March 7, 2014
Governor Hiring National Firm to Help Alabama's Troubled Prison System
Gov. Robert Bentley says the he's bringing in a nationally recognized consulting group to implement reforms at a state prison thrust into the national spotlight over accusations of widespread sexual misconduct.
Alabama Senate Committee Approves Gun Bill
A Senate committee has approved a proposal to let people carry loaded pistols in their vehicles without a concealed carry permit.
Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Trolley in Birmingham
Authorities say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by a trolley in downtown Birmingham.
Alabama National Parks Attract Thousands
A new report from the National Park Service says the national parks in Alabama had nearly 718,000 visitors in 2012.
Former University of Alabama President Dies
University of Alabama officials say former President, Joab Thomas, has died at the age of 81.
Alabama Lawmaker Wants Firearms Sales Tax Holiday
An Alabama lawmaker is looking to create a sales tax holiday for consumers buying guns and ammunition.
Former Alabama Senator Barron Seeks AG As Trial Witness
Alabama's attorney general is fighting efforts by former state Senate leader Lowell Barron to call him as a defense witness in Barron's trial on campaign finance charges.
Woman Charged in Military Identity Thefts
A Phenix City woman is charged with stealing soldiers' identities while working at the Fort Benning hospital in Georgia.
Mother Charged in Death of Infant Following Accident
Alabaster police found the body of a 19-month-old boy inside a burning car and charged with boy's mother with reckless murder.
Alabama Music Hall Of Fame To Induct Six New Members
Six people are scheduled for induction into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Florence.