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400 Alabama inmates to be released early under 2021 law

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Several hundred Alabama inmates are set to be released from state prisons under a 2021 sentencing law that frees prisoners to supervised release several months before their sentences would have otherwise…

EPA: $2.8M to snuff out Alabama landfill fire

The Associated Press MOODY, Ala. (AP) - Federal environmental regulators say the cost of extinguishing a landfill fire that’s been burning since late November in Alabama’s St. Clair County is now at an estimated $2.8 million. The U.S. Environmental Protection…

Ivey issues rules for responding to public record requests

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday ordered state agencies to follow set procedures for accepting and responding to information requests. The changes are intended to provide structure in a state considered to have…

Former lawmaker sues police claiming 'set-up' in arrest

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former state lawmaker is suing the city of Montgomery and its police chief over his arrest last year on a sex abuse charge that was later dropped, maintaining he only “politely hugged”…

Mental health crisis center opens in Birmingham

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the upcoming opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service…

3 more Alabama counties eligible for FEMA aid for storms

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - More Alabama counties are now eligible for federal help after last week’s storms and tornadoes. Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggott said Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance in the designated disaster area will…

Ouch: Gas prices rise 16.1 cents in Alabama

Average gasoline prices in Alabama rose a whopping 16.1 cents per gallon over the past week, up to an average of $3.16 a gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy‘s survey of 3,348 gas stations in Alabama. Prices in Alabama are 41.4…

Alabama police ID girl's remains found in 2012, arrest dad

The Associated PRess OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama police say they have identified the remains of a young girl that were found in 2012 and arrested her father in connection with her death. Opelika police Chief Shane Healey said Thursday…

Historic Black churches receive $4M in preservation grants

By AARON MORRISON AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Administrators of a trust fund established to preserve historic Black churches in the United States have revealed the first 35 houses of worship that will receive financial grants totaling $4…

Alabama football hosts disaster relief drive

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Savannah Denton TUSCALOOSA-- The University of Alabama football team hosted a relief drive to support those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Alabama…

Alabama: EPA will help extinguish ongoing landfill fire

The Associated Press MOODY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is stepping in, at the request of Alabama officials, to help extinguish an underground landfill fire that has been burning in the…

Alabama extends time for executions, ends automatic review

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has changed death penalty procedures to give the prison system longer to carry out executions - a move that comes after a string of troubled lethal injections in the state…

Ivey begins second term with education reform push

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey isn't wasting time as her second full term kicks off this week, as Wednesday she signed four executive orders focused on education and is encouraging the Department of Early Childhood Education to step up its efforts…

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