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Gulf Coast shrimping season to open June 1

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick June 1 will begin like any other day for Alabama's shrimp, until the boats start chugging and the nets start dropping. On that day, all bets are off if you're a shrimp. The…

Cooke, Sorrell to compete in GOP runoff for state auditor

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Rep. Andrew Sorrell of Muscle Shoals and Kimberly pastor Stan Cooke were the top two vote-getters in the GOP primary for state auditor and will compete in a runoff. Sorrell led balloting on Tuesday. He…

Alabama congressional races to feature one runoff in June

By The Associated Press Control of Alabama’s seven-member congressional delegation likely will remain in Republican hands, but not without a contest. Two GOP candidates are in a runoff for the open District 5 seat in north Alabama. And three Republican…

Britt, Brooks headed for June 21 runoff

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks. The Republicans are seeking the nomination for the Senate seat now held by U.S.…

Ivey cruises to win in Republican primary with 55% of vote

By WVUA Digital Reporter Jas Orr Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will once again be representing the Republican ticket November's General Election. In unofficial results Tuesday night, Ivey sailed ahead of her fellow candidates with 55% of the vote, while Lindy Blanchard…

Ivey stresses record, opponents challenge her on it

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican primary, while her challengers are seeking to push her into one. During a Monday campaign stop in Huntsville,…

COVID booster approved for children as young as 5

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending children between ages 5 and 11 get a COVID-19 booster shot. That recommendation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved…

GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

By KIM CHANDLER ASSOCIATED PRESS AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is a bitter high-dollar fight between three candidates. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks who won --…

Man kills wife, 2 teens in Alabama home, then self

RIVERSIDE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a man killed his wife and two teen girls in an Alabama home, then killed himself as police arrived. Investigators say that officers rushed to the home in Riverside, located east of Birmingham, after…

Former Alabama sheriff pleads guilty to federal charges

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama sheriff who resigned last year says he is innocent of federal charges that he used improper loans to pay personal expenses including gambling debts. News outlets report former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray…

Alabama jobless rate drops to all-time low of 2.8%

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama’s unemployment rate has dropped to an all-time low of 2.8%. The state says the rate in April was down slightly from a month earlier and well below the national rate. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate…

Chilton County school workers sue over demand for $55,000

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) - Two school workers have filed suit claiming a central Alabama school system is wrongly trying to make them repay more than $55,000 total in salary that administrators claim they weren’t due. Chilton County school employees Christie…

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press Alabama’s Republican primary has become a race to the right, with candidates staking out extreme positions on abortion, immigration and LGBTQ issues. The race was supposed to be a cakewalk for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey…

Former Alabama sheriff pleads guilty to federal charges

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama sheriff who resigned last year says he is innocent of federal charges that he used improper loans to pay personal expenses including gambling debts. News outlets report former Clarke County Sheriff William Ray…

Alabama voters gearing up for Senate primary

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is retiring after 36 years in office, leaving his seat in Congress up for grabs in a primary election coming…

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

By JAY REEVES Associated Press THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A handful of U.S. hospitals are facing a financial crisis that officials say was caused by the federal government's rules for pandemic relief money. A trio of hospitals in Alabama, Kansas…

Alabama inmate convicted of murder captured after escape

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Prison officials say a man convicted of murder in West Alabama more than a decade ago has been captured after escaping from a minimum-security corrections center near Mobile. A notice from the Department of Corrections says…

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has blocked part of an Alabama law that makes it a felony to give gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued…

Information wanted for review of 35 Southeastern species

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Alabamians are invited to provide information and comments on 35 endangered or threatened plant and animal species across the state for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's five-year status review. The organization needs…

FAA grants $12.5 million to boost 25 Alabama airports

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Federal Aviation Administration is offering a financial boost for 25 airports throughout Alabama with more than $12.5 million in grants for infrastructure construction and safety improvements, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby announced this…

Livingston Police get life-saving equipment

Every police officer in Livingston is now equipped with lifesaving equipment for anyone who suffers a heart attack. It's all thanks to Christian Valley Baptist Church, which purchased the AED devices and donated them to Livingston PD. The automated external…

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