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Hearing set in effort to block Alabama transgender law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge will hear arguments next month on whether to block an Alabama law banning the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender people under age 19. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke set a May…

State offices close for Confederate Memorial Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State offices are closed today in Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day. The day is one of three Confederate-related state holidays in Alabama. The state jointly observes Robert E. Lee Day with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day…

Alabama's largest state park expanding near Birmingham

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - New public access areas should be available later this year at Alabama’s largest state park, which is growing with the purchase of more than 1,600 acres of land in metro Birmingham. The Department of Conservation and…

Alabama marking Holocaust remembrance with events

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama will remember the Holocaust, the systematic slaughter of Jews and other people by Nazis, with events planned for this week in Montgomery and Birmingham. The Alabama Holocaust Commission is sponsoring an annual gathering of remembrance…

Former Alabama prison officer charged in assault on inmates

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama prison officer has been indicted on federal charges of assaulting three inmates and then submitting a false statement about the incident. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Lorenzo Mills was charged in an indictment with violating…

Online job ads increase 51% from last March

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Alabama Department of Labor's Labor Market Information showed that as of March 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 105,241, which is up 51% from March 2021. The monthly total…

Alabama State renames residence hall for civil rights leader

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama State University is naming a residence hall after civil rights pioneer Jo Ann Robinson. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Robinson played a key role in the historic 13-month Montgomery Bus Boycott in the mid-1950s. University officials…

Parents challenge law banning treatment of trans kids

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Parents of transgender teens have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or…

Suit claims city trying to limit Confederate statue protests

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - An organization that has staged dozens of protests against a Confederate monument in north Alabama filed suit contending the city of Florence is trying to limit the demonstrations in violation of free-speech guarantees. The lawsuit was…

Gas prices continue falling in Alabama

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter AJ Holliday Average gas prices in Alabama have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.82 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. Prices in Alabama are 24.5…

Gas tax emerges as issue in Alabama governor's race

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, ala. (AP) - Republican primary challengers to Gov. Kay Ivey are criticizing her support of a 2019 gas tax increase. The state's 2019 gas tax increase of ten cents per gallon, championed at the…

Alabama closing driver license offices for computer update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forget about getting a new drivers license in Alabama this week: The state is temporarily shutting down all its licensing offices for a technology upgrade. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it will close drivers license…

Mysterious liver illness seen in kids in Alabama, Europe

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials in several countries are investigating mysterious cases of severe liver disease in children. They think it may related to a type of virus usually associated with colds. The…

March unemployment rate in Alabama ties 2.9% historic low

Alabama is back to historic unemployment numbers, as March's seasonally adjusted rate of 2.9% is tied with the all-time low seen in September 2019. The numbers are down from February's 3% and nearly a percentage point below March 2021's 3.7%.…

Man killed in Blount County crash Sunday afternoon

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter AJ Holliday A two-vehicle car crash Sunday afternoon left one man dead in Blount County. Alvin Presley, 77, of Remlap was killed when his Ford Focus did not yield and was struck by a Cadillac…

Gas prices dropped over 8 cents statewide

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The average gasoline prices in Alabama have dropped around 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.85 per gallon according to GasBuddy's survey. According to GasBuddy's reports, the cheapest station in…

Tuscaloosa approves increase for mechanics' wages

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson and Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller Tuscaloosa leaders recently approved an increase in starting wages for city fleet maintenance and mechanic workers. The wages will increase…

Jury deliberating in death of Alabama woman last seen 2006

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama jury is deliberating in the trial of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a woman whose body was never found following her disappearance in 2006. Lee County prosecutors contend 41-year-old…

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