Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State sheriffs on Wednesday opposed legislation backed by gun rights groups that would allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without obtaining a state...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Another judge has recused himself from the trial of a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the death of an unarmed black man.
New judge appointed in Alabama police shooting case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has appointed a new judge to oversee the trial of a Montgomery police officer accused of murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man.
Georgia man charged in fatal shooting in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man is charged in the slaying of man who was shot by someone else during a robbery attempt in Montgomery, Alabama.
Former Ivey spokesman in crowded GOP House primary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former spokesman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is joining a crowded field in a special election to fill a Montgomery legislative seat.
House approves 2% raise for state employees
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 2% pay raise for state employees.
Lawmakers approved the pay raise bill Tuesday on a 103-0 vote. The proposal now...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — French street artist JR's mural of Montgomery, Alabama, residents has begun installation in the city's downtown.
Ivey sets dates for legislative special election
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is calling a special election to fill the Montgomery legislative seat of a lawmaker who recently died.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama physician accused of sexually assaulting patients is free on bail after his Friday arrest.
Dr. Michael Dick of Decatur was arrested Friday in Montgomery,...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In 1961, Alabama marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War with white women dressed in hoop skirts parading through a coliseum and a re-enactment...
Alabama to hold surplus property auction
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is auctioning off surplus property ranging from office furniture to golf carts.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will...
Funeral services set for Polizos
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Funeral services for Alabama state Rep. Dimitri Polizos have been finalized.
WSFA-TV reports a public visitation will be held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday at Leak...
Lawmaker, restaurant owner Dimitri Polizos dies
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Rep. Dimitri Polizos of Montgomery has died. He was 68.
The Alabama House of Representatives in a statement said Polizos died Wednesday morning after...
Man who took Alabama town for $1.9M sentenced to 5 years
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The founder of business incubator who pleaded guilty to scamming residents of an Alabama city was sentenced Tuesday to more than five years in prison and ordered to return...
Montgomery seeking artists for new project
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The City of Montgomery Public Art Commission is seeking artists to be part of the Montgomery Book Bench Project. It's a new effort to encourage reading, provide a place for...
2 in custody after pursuit ends at Alabama river
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Two people from Alabama have been arrested following an attempt to smuggle drugs onto state prison property and a crash that left a third person dead.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Republican leaders in Montgomery might have cracked open the door to Medicaid expansion in Alabama, but also say it won't become a reality unless a funding source can...
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for...
High-profile firing adds to troubles for watchdog group
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The high-profile firing of the co-founder of a liberal group best known for monitoring hate organizations is only the latest trouble for the nonprofit, which got its start...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Corrections said Thursday that it is investigating the apparent suicide of one inmate and the stabbing death of another.
Civil rights organization announces dismissal of founder
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once...
Supreme Court sides with AEA in insurance case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of the state's teacher's lobby, which argued a 2016 health insurance premium increase was illegally...
Alabama St. looks to sweep Grambling St.
Alabama State (11-16, 9-7) vs. Grambling State (14-15, 8-8)
Assembly Center, Grambling, Louisiana; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alabama State goes for the season sweep over...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Dozens of members of Congress are making a weekend-long civil rights pilgrimage through Alabama, visiting historic spots and memorials to the struggle for racial...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on lawmakers' civil rights pilgrimage through Alabama (all times local):
Dozens of members of Congress toured a memorial to lynching...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a security failure occurred before a shooting that injured a student at an Alabama high school this week.
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The Latest: Sentencing delayed in Alabama investor scam
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of admitted con-man Kyle Sandler in the Round House investor fraud (all times local):
4 teens arrested after Alabama school shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four teens are in custody following a shooting that wounded a fellow student at an Alabama high school.
Montgomery police say one of the suspects will be charged with...
Student shot, wounded at Alabama high school; 1 in custody
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a student has been shot and wounded at a high school in Montgomery, Alabama.
Police say the shooting occurred Tuesday morning in or near the gymnasium...
Protesters remembered on anniversary of 1960 Alabama sit-in
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Joseph Peterson was a college student on Feb. 25, 1960 when he and other African-American students walked to the whites-only lunch counter at the Montgomery County...
Sit-in anniversary to be marked in Montgomery
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An event next week will honor university students who led a 1960 sit-in at a whites-only courthouse lunch counter.
New stamp honors Alabama’s 200th birthday
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new stamp will honor the state of Alabama's 200th birthday.
The U.S. Postal Service is issuing Alabama's bicentennial stamp during an event Saturday morning in...
Kentucky’s frontcourt depth will get tested without Travis
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The depth of No. 4 Kentucky's frontcourt will be tested in the next couple of weeks without injured forward Reid Travis
Female inmate escapes following job assignment in Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman convicted of robbery in Alabama has escaped from a work assignment.
News outlets reported the Alabama Department of Corrections said 48-year-old Fleurette Esmerelda Martin left a job assignment around 1 a.m. Monday.
She was assigned to the Montgomery Women's Facility.
Authorities: Wanted man kills himself after Alabama slaying
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in a fatal Alabama shooting killed himself Sunday during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Deputies were searching for 45-year-old James Chadwick Green in connection with Saturday's shooting death of 33-year-old Sarah Cooper in Samson, the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release. Green had fled the scene of the shooting, investigators said.
Daughter takes over seat of longest serving state senator
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — For nearly 40 years state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma was a fixture of the Alabama Statehouse.
Sanders, 76, did not seek re-election last year after nine terms in office. When lawmakers convene next month, Senate District 23 will be represented by another member of the Sanders family. His daughter, Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier, won election to her father's longtime Senate seat.
Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.
The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Creek Casinos.
Diner alert: Worker at 1 Panera restaurant had hepatitis A
An employee at a Panera Bread restaurant in Alabama has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and people who ate food from that outlet from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5 may have been exposed to the disease, state authorities said.
No other case has been reported, either among the food-handler's co-workers at 2998 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery or people who bought food there between the dates in question, Dr. Karen Landers, a physician with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said Tuesday.
Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists.
Inmate recaptured after escaping Montgomery work-release job
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a work-release job has been recaptured.
AL.com reports the Alabama Department of Corrections say 36-year-old Christopher Shun Hamby surrendered to authorities just before 10:30 p.m. Friday.
Hamby had been working in Montgomery when he escaped around 3:15 p.m. Friday.
Black man slain by police: Protest after officer is cleared
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a black man killed by a police officer who mistook him for a shooter at a shopping mall joined chanting protesters outside the Alabama attorney general's office Wednesday, a day after the state cleared the officer of wrongdoing.
The mother, father and grandmother of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. accompanied several dozen demonstrators in front of Attorney General Steve Marshall's office in Montgomery.
The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man’s shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall (all times local):
Two demonstrators have been arrested outside the Alabama attorney general's office during a protest over the 2018 shooting death of a black man at a shopping mall.
Law enforcement officers on Wednesday afternoon led two women away in handcuffs after a demonstration over the state's decision to clear a police officer in the shooting death of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.
Officer won’t face charges in Alabama mall shooting
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer will not face charges for killing a man he mistook for the gunman in a mall shooting, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.
His announcement drew outrage from the slain man's family, who said the officer jumped to conclusions when he saw a young black man with a gun.
An officer shot 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford, Jr. while responding to an earlier shooting on Thanksgiving night at a mall in Hoover, Alabama.
The Latest: Protesters burn flags after officer cleared
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on reaction following decision that clears officer in Alabama mall shooting (all times local):
Protesters in Alabama have burned two American flags outside Hoover City Hall and vowed intensified protests at schools, businesses and homes in response to the state's decision against prosecuting the officer who shot a 21-year-old armed black man while responding to a mall shooting on Thanksgiving night.
Proud Boys founder sues SPLC over hate group label
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The founder of a far-right men's group filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against the Southern Poverty Law Center for labeling the organization as a hate group, in the latest attempt to use litigation to fight the extremist label.
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2019. There are 330 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 4, 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, 19, was kidnapped in Berkeley, California, by the radical Symbionese Liberation Army.
On this date:
In 1783, Britain's King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War.
In 1789, electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States.
Military aims to help Alabama ease its teacher shortage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The military is aiming to ease Alabama's shortage of teachers.
Military officials are leading two efforts designed to increase the number of teachers in the state's public schools, The Montgomery Advertiser reported .