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ASU Looking to Fill Final Two Board of Trustees Vacant Spots

The Nominating Committee for the Alabama State University Board of Trustees (BOT) is accepting applications for a vacancy for its District-5 and its  Nation-at-Large BOT seats. The candidates for the BOT Congressional District-5 seat should reside in one of the following…

New Disability Savings Program in Alabama

The state of Alabama is launching a savings program meant to help people with disabilities. The new Enable Savings Plan Alabama is modeled on a national program that lets people save tax-free for future expenses related to disabilities. A statement…

Health Department Recommends Alabamians Get Flu Shots

The state health department is reminding Alabamians to get their flu shots. The Alabama Department of Public Health said Thursday that the state is experiencing a spike in influenza-like illnesses this winter. A department statement said vaccines can lower the…

Alabama Senate Delays Monument Preservation Bill

The state Senate has delayed a vote on a bill that would bar changes to historic or Confederate monuments in Alabama. Senators said Thursday that they needed more time to review the measure. The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act comes amid…

Alabama Exports Totaled Over $20 Million in 2016

Governor Robert Bentley announced today that exports of Alabama-made products totaled nearly $20.6 billion in 2016, setting a new annual record and showing the vitality of the state’s manufacturing sector. Alabama-made products such as automobiles, aircraft parts, chemicals and metals…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Troopers Work on Two Separate Crashes on I-65

Alabama State Troopers are working two separate crashes on Interstate 65 that involve road blockage. The first occurred around 9 a.m. on I-65 Southbound near mile marker 194-195. It is an overturned travel trailer that initially had both SB lanes…

Alabama High School Civics Exam Requirement Passes Committee

A state senate committee has approved a bill that would require Alabama high school students to pass a basic civics test before graduating. Sen. Arthur Orr, a Decatur Republican who introduced the bill, said Wednesday that citizens don't know enough…

Events Surrounding the 52nd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Leaders and organizers of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemorations and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee held a news conference today at 10:30 a.m. at the Alabama State House to discuss the upcoming events in Selma being held March 2nd…

House Judiciary Debates Death Penalty Bill

A legislative committee will debate a bill to prevent judges from imposing a death sentence when a jury has recommended life imprisonment. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday…

Alabama Senate Reduces Medicaid Fraud, Protecting Taxpayers

The Alabama State Senate has wasted no time in the 2017 session approving legislation to protect taxpayers. On Tuesday, Senator Trip Pittman (R-Fairhope) passed an Alabama Senate Republican Caucus priority – Senate Bill 85, which strengthens penalties for committing Medicaid…

New Impeachment Resolution for Gov. Robert Bentley

A new impeachment resolution could be passed around the Alabama House today, accusing Governor Robert Bentley of mismanaging campaign funds and more. According to several reports, Rep. Corey Harbison (R- Cullman) says the resolution may not be brought to a…

Alabama Lineman Arrested on Drug Charges

Tuscaloosa police say Alabama guard Lester Cotton has been arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Police said in a statement released Monday that Cotton was arrested on Friday at about 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. The officer found…

Verizon Joins the Unlimited Data Plan Party

Verizon is the latest mobile carrier to bring back unlimited plans, but its version is pricier than offerings from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint. AT&T only lets customers sign up for unlimited plans when they also subscribe to DirecTV, which AT&T…

New Alabama Attorney General Introduced

Governor Robert J. Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney, Steve Marshall, to serve as the 48th Attorney General of Alabama. Former Attorney General Luther Strange was appointed to the United States Senate following…

Health of the Top 150 US Cities.

The ranking is from Wallet Hub dot com, which ranked the top cities based on several statistics: "WalletHub’s data team compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 34 key indicators of good health. Our data set ranges from…

The Wyatt Edmondson Story

As far back as he could remember, Wyatt Edmondson was a musician looking to inspire others through his own music, but at the age of 15 he was diagnosed with a disease that would change the path of his life…

Lawyers: Prisons not following suicide prevention plan

Lawyers for Alabama prison inmates have asked a federal judge to force the state to put additional suicide prevention measures in place. In a Thursday motion to the court, they argued the Department of Corrections has failed to comply with…

Gov. Bentley Names New State Attorney General

Governor Robert Bentley announced on Friday the appointment of Steven Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, as the new Alabama Attorney General. Marshall will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the Unites States Senate. “Steve…

Gov. Bentley Interviews Sen. Phil Williams for Attorney General

 On Friday, Governor Robert Bentley interviewed State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) for the Office of Alabama Attorney General. On Thursday, Governor Bentley appointed former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions,…

Alabama Court: Man can keep car son used to haul pot

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals is overturning a decision by a judge who let the state seize the car of a man whose adult son was accused of transporting marijuana. A decision released Friday says a Shelby County judge…

Jeff Sessions Being Named U.S. Attorney General Has Domino Effect

West Virginia's attorney general has been named chairman of the national organization of Republican attorneys general earlier than planned, a domino effect that began when Jeff Sessions was named the nation's top law enforcement officer. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey…

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