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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”…

Escaped inmate captured

An escaped inmate on the run for two days is now back behind bars. 53-year-old Linwood Harris was arrested Thursday night at 7pm. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said Harris escaped his work detail in Montgomery Tuesday, Jan. 3.…

Hyundai supplier to open EV battery module plant in Alabama

The Associated Press MONTGOMERY (AP) - A Korean automotive parts company plans to open a $205 million factory that will supply 200,000 battery modules annually for electric vehicles produced in Alabama and Georgia. The factory planned by Hyundai Mobis will…

Montgomery getting 280 new jobs as beverage manufacturing hub moves in

Nearly 300 jobs are coming to Montgomery alongside a $600 million investment for an advanced beverage production and distribution complex. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey made the announcement alongside Manna Capital Partners on Tuesday. The minority-owned business and investment firm based…

Montgomery Mayor speaks at Stillman College

By WVUA23 Student Reporter Gracie Fusco TUSCALOOSA - Stillman College kicked off the new academic year Thursday, Sept. 1, with special guest Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed offering a convocation address. Students, faculty…

Major issues to be decided in session's final days

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) - Alabama lawmakers are returning to Montgomery with a number of large issues to be decided in the closing days of the legislative session. Lawmakers convene Tuesday for what is expected to…

Union representing Southern Poverty Law Center protests

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The union representing workers at the Southern Poverty Law Center is protesting, saying there are racial disparities in the organization's return to office plans. The Montgomery Advertiser reports they demonstrated in front of the civil rights group's…

3-year-old killed in Montgomery shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery police confirm a 3-year-old was killed in a shooting in Montgomery. The shooting happened Friday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Ja'Seyon Green. Capt. Saba Coleman told news outlets that the circumstances surrounding the shooting…

Court upholds Montgomery red light camera law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld Montgomery's red-light camera law. Justices issued the 6-1 ruling on Friday. Justices ruled in favor of the city and against a motorist who challenged the ordinance, and related state act,…

Bill seeks higher fines for taking down Confederate statues

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A legislative committee has advanced proposals to increase the penalties on cities that take down Confederate monuments in Alabama. The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa…

Sheriff: Deputy recovering after shooting near Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff's deputy is recovering after sustaining a gunshot wound during a standoff outside Montgomery. According to news outlets, the Elmore County Sheriff's Office responded to calls Saturday that a man was firing a gun…