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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…

Parole denied for 90% of Alabama inmates, a new low

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Records show the rate of state inmates being granted parole in Alabama has plummeted to a new low. The three-member board granted parole to 409 inmates and turned down 3,593 others…

With budget surplus, Alabama lawmakers consider tax rebates

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers are eyeing possible tax rebates as the state sees a $3 billion budget surplus. Sen. Arthur Orr, who chairs the Senate education budget committee, said lawmakers are working with…

15 counties identified as potentially high radon levels

Radon is the number one leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In an effort to reduce radon exposure and save lives the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is offering free radon test kits. Radon is a radioactive gas…

ALEA Announces Firearms Prohibited Person Database

On January 1 Alabama will become the latest state to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a state permit that requires a background check. The new state law ends the requirement for a person to get a permit…

UPDATE: Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission receives 94 applications

UPDATE:  The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) received 94 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by its deadline of Friday, Dec. 30. The Commission received the following number of applications by license type: 12 - cultivator applications 12 - processor…

Police shoot, kill man armed with kitchen knife

The Associated Press OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An Opelika police officer shot and killed a man they said ignored commands to drop a kitchen knife as he approached his girlfriend and officers, the police department said Monday. The Opelika Police…

Judge dismisses groping case against former Alabama lawmaker

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - A judge has dismissed a sexual abuse case against a former Alabama legislator after the prosecutors said the woman requested the charges be dismissed. Circuit Judge J.R Gaines entered the order dismissing the…

82-year-old woman arrested for not paying $77 trash bill

The Associated Press VALLEY, Ala. (AP) - An 82-year-old Alabama woman was arrested for failing to pay her $77.80 trash bill. Court records show the Chambers County woman was arrested Sunday for not paying the bill that covered the months…

Former Alabama lawmaker indicted on sex abuse charge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama lawmaker accused of sexually abusing a woman at a restaurant earlier this year has been indicted on a felony charge. Court records show a Montgomery County grand jury indicted 68-year-old Perry Hooper Jr.…

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

By JAY REEVES Associated Press PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A construction project in Alabama demonstrates the difficulty of telling complicated U.S. history in 2022. What was once the world's largest cotton gin factory is being renovated into apartments. Enslaved people…

Jeff Cook, co-founder of country band Alabama, dies at 73

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Guitarist Jeff Cook, who co-founded the successful country group Alabama, has died. He was 73. Cook had Parkinson’s disease and disclosed his diagnosis in 2017. A representative for the band…

YMCA Men’s Club announces Christmas tree sale

By WVUA23 Digital Reporter Melanie Bumpus The Y’s Men’s Club of Tuscaloosa is continuing its 60-plus year Christmas Tree Sale tradition starting Wednesday, Nov. 23. The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Bowlero Bowling Center across from…

Flu forces Alabama school district to go virtual for a week

The Associated Press GUNTERSVILLE -- An Alabama school district is switching to virtual classes for the next week because of rising flu cases among students and teachers. The Marshall County school district in northern Alabama said in a statement that…

Outgoing senators backing US recognition for 2 state tribes

By JAY REEVES Associated Press MOUNT VERNON, Ala. (AP) - Native American groups in Alabama and North Carolina are hoping that two outgoing U.S. senators can help them achieve something that's been elusive so far: federal recognition as tribes. Victories…

Black representation in Alabama tested before Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Congressional districts that a federal court panel said were unconstitutional because they dilute representation for Black voters in Alabama are nevertheless being used for the November election after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed them. The high…

Tider Insider: Sept. 20, 2022

Gary Harris and Rodney Orr discuss Alabama's win over ULM on Saturday, as well as what we can expect against the first SEC opponent of the year...Vanderbilt. We talk about the…