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Memorial Day Events Across Alabama

Family fun and live entertainment highlight Memorial Day weekend celebrations across Alabama.  Events include everything from one of the Southeast’s largest hot air balloon festivals in Decatur to an outdoor symphony concert in Montgomery. Other celebrations include the Smith Lake… continue reading ›

Alabama 2017 Legislative Session Ends

Alabama lawmakers ended their 2017 session by declaring a proposed gas tax increase as the deadest bill of the legislative session. Rep. Bill Poole of Tuscaloosa won the shroud award for the bill that would have raised the tax on… continue reading ›

Senate Approves Education Budget

The state education budget is on its way to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. Lawmakers in the state Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday morning gave final approval to the $6.4 billion education trust fund. The spending bill now goes… continue reading ›

Alabama May Keep Execution Records Private

A judge will not force Alabama to release records from recent lethal injections, including one in which the inmate coughed for 13 minutes. Montgomery Circuit Judge J.R. Gaines on Monday refused to make the Alabama Department of Correction release execution… continue reading ›

Inmate Fatally Stabbed at Bibb Co. Prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating a fatal stabbing that happenedMonday at the Bibb Correctional Facility in Brent. Jamie Marcus Witherspoon, 34, was fatally stabbed during an altercation with another inmate inside the facility at approximately 11 a.m.  … continue reading ›

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