3 weeks ago
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House lists crimes that forfeit voting rights

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Lawmakers are attempting to define what criminal convictions should disqualify a person from voting. The House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday for the bill. The Alabama Constitution says people convicted of felonies involving “moral turpitude” are no longer able to vote, although politicians have disagreed through the years on what crimes […]
3 weeks ago
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Alabama residents say they weren’t alerted to chlorine leak

MCINTOSH, Ala. (AP) – Residents of a Washington County town are complaining they were never properly notified of a chlorine leak from a chemical plant. A report by Olin Corp. to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management says 738 pounds of chlorine leaked from its McIntosh plant during a 12-hour period on Feb. 15. Resident […]
3 weeks ago
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The Latest: Alabama Governor Impeachment probe remains paused

it will remain in a holding pattern.
3 weeks ago
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Judiciary Committee to meet on impeachment

The committee is tasked with making a recommendation to the full House of Representatives on whether there are grounds to impeach Bentley.
4 weeks ago
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Former Rainsville Mayor becomes Alabama House majority leader

Nathaniel Ledbetter is the first freshman to hold the position.
4 weeks ago
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Sponsor says Senate bill likely being scaled down

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The lawmaker sponsoring Gov. Robert Bentley’s $800 million prison construction plan says the proposal is likely being scaled down as it heads to a committee vote next week. Republican Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster said the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Tuesday on a smaller version. He said senators are negotiating […]
4 weeks ago
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House approves deer baiting bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill that would let hunters use bait for deer and feral hogs. House members voted 69-18 for the bill Tuesday. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. State law currently forbids hunters from hunting over bait. Food must be 100 yards away from […]
1 month ago
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Missing from Maryland, boy, 4, may be in Birmingham area

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The FBI says a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing in Maryland last October may have been spotted over the weekend in the Birmingham area. FBI spokesman Paul Daymond says in an emailed news release that Matthew Carrington may have been spotted in the area on Saturday. The release said the […]
1 month ago
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Man’s body found in trunk of burning car in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found in the trunk of a burning car in Montgomery. The Montgomery Advertiser reports 35-year-old Brandon Ramario Burton was found dead early Sunday. Montgomery County sheriff’s spokeswoman Gayle Atchison says officials arrived at the scene to put out a vehicle fire. […]
1 month ago
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NASA worker sentenced for enticing a minor

Contacted her from Huntsville and drove to meet her in Chattanooga