ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama judge who pleaded guilty to felony ethics and theft charges was sentenced to four years in prison during a hearing Tuesday.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 100 years since being wrongly accused of rape, the nine African Americans known as the "Scottsboro Boys" will be honored in a new museum in Alabama.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has opened a new dermatology office.
The Tuscaloosa News reports former Gov. Robert Bentley's new location...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid a scandal, has reached a settlement agreement to end a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his one-time law...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker best known for leading the 2017 impeachment push against then-Gov. Robert Bentley was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation for his role in...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has ordered mediation in a defamation lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his former law enforcement chief.
Al.com reports that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Monday ordered the two sides to attempt mediation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker best known for leading the 2017 impeachment push against then-Gov. Robert Bentley, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a health care fraud case.
Former state Rep. Ed Henry entered his plea on a charge of government property theft in a federal court in Montgomery.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Saying it is time to build the foundation of a better future, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her first full term as governor Monday with a call for more investment in state infrastructure.
In her inaugural address, Ivey did not offer specifics of the gas tax proposal expected to come before lawmakers this spring, but the governor said Alabama must improve infrastructure to compete in a 21st century global economy.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on inauguration festivities in Montgomery. (all times local):
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has begun her first full term as governor, promising to help build a foundation for the state's future.
The 74-year-old governor was sworn into office Monday on the steps of the Alabama Capitol.
Ivey used her inauguration speech to talk about coming initiatives in infrastructure and corrections.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Court documents show that a former Alabama lawmaker is scheduled to plead guilty in a health care fraud case after striking an agreement with federal prosecutors.
An attorney for former state Rep. Ed Henry filed a Wednesday notice with the court indicating Henry plans to change his plea to guilty after an agreement negotiated with prosecutors.
Henry, a Republican from Hartselle, was indicted in June on federal charges.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The theme for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey inauguration will be "Keep Alabama Growing."
Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on Jan. 14. Ivey's inaugural committee announced the theme for the ceremony.
Ivey inaugural committee co-chairs Jimmy Rane and Cathy Randall say the theme underscores Alabama's campaign promises on job growth and education.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by his one-time law enforcement secretary will go to trial in March.
Court records show that Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin set a March 4 trial date for the case.
Spencer Collier contends Bentley wrongfully fired him and then tried to discredit him with a sham state investigation. Collier also accused Bentley of interfering in law enforcement business.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kay Ivey, who became Alabama's governor last year when her predecessor resigned in a cloud of scandal, was elected Tuesday to a full term after fending off a challenge from Democratic rival Walt Maddox.
The Republican Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, became governor 19 months ago when then-Gov. Robert Bentley suddenly resigned in the midst of an impeachment investigation partly centered on his relationship with an aide.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama gubernatorial election (all times local):
Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox says Tuesday's election is about ending policies that have kept Alabama ranked "at or near the bottom in everything that matters."
In a Monday stop with his family in Montgomery, the Democrat said the election will determine if Alabama will stay in the "shadows of the past" or "chart our own course to a brighter future."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two candidates seeking to fill the vacant office of lieutenant governor say they want to use the position — which has limited official powers — to drive the political conversation in Alabama.
Republican state Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville and Democratic minister Will Boyd of Florence are vying for the job that has been vacant since April 2017, when then-Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey succeeded Robert Bentley as governor. Bentley stepped down amid an impeachment push.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama race for attorney general features a Republican incumbent coming off a season of personal tragedy versus the son of one of the state's most prominent politicians, now stepping out of his famous father's shadow.
Voters next week will choose between Republican Attorney General Steve Marshall and Democratic challenger Joe Siegelman, the son of former Gov. Don Siegelman.
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
The Gadsden Times on Gov. Kay Ivey's health becoming a campaign issue:
Kay Ivey turned 74 on Oct. 15. We've mentioned that fact more than once in discussing Alabama's governor and her bid for a full term of her own. (She's the incumbent because, as lieutenant governor, she replaced Robert Bentley after he resigned in disgrace in April 2017.)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — While Kay Ivey is not the first Alabama governor to refuse to debate an election challenger, most of her predecessors over the last two decades have been willing to face off with their opponents.
Ivey has so far refused to debate Democratic challenger Walt Maddox ahead of the November election.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing with a probate judge who described how he can sometimes not find treatment beds for people who need to be committed, gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox said Monday the state is facing a mental health care crisis and must put more resources into treatment.
Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Gov. Robert Bentley provided new details of his view of the scandal that helped topple his administration, according to a deposition filed this week in circuit court.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is attempting to revive his battered reputation on social media after his administration ended in scandal.
The ex-governor has launched a "Bentley for Alabama" website, promoting his six-year record in office — and reactivated his social media accounts to assist the effort. The website discusses positive achievements such as his promise to not take a state paycheck until the unemployment rate significantly declined.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday dismissed a challenge to debate Democratic Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox ahead of the gubernatorial election, saying only reporters and her opponent care about debates.
"There are only two people that ever bring up the subject. Y'all in the media and my opponent," Ivey said in response to a question about it.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is endorsing Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
Cavanaugh's campaign announced the endorsement Monday. Cavanaugh was the state chairwoman of Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign in Alabama.
Cavanaugh, the president of the Public Service Commission, faces state Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville in the July 17 Republican runoff.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters went to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in an array of races. Aside from the governor's campaign, here are some of the other key races:
Republican appointee Steve Marshall, a former Marshall County district attorney, will face off against former Attorney General Troy King in the runoff. Marshall has served in the job since February 2017, when then-Gov. Robert Bentley tapped him after naming Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey clinched the Republican nomination in Alabama's gubernatorial primary race Tuesday, and now she seeks to win the office outright after her appointment 14 months ago, when predecessor Robert Bentley resigned in the fallout of a sex-tinged scandal.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gubernatorial hopefuls crisscrossed the state Monday in the final full day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes primary.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, using a plane borrowed from a supporter, held a series of last-minute rallies in multiple cities as she aims to clench the Republican nomination without a runoff, while her challengers pushed that Alabama needs a change in leadership and continued to condemn her refusal to meet them on the debate stage.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary and beat back a trio of challengers who have criticized her refusal to meet them on the debate stage.
Her strategy: Highlight her official duties instead of traditional campaign events.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Alice Martin last year asked then-Gov. Robert Bentley to appoint her as attorney general while Bentley faced a criminal investigation by her office, but said Friday she played no active role in the probe after seeking the job.
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Republican candidates for attorney general shared a stage for the first time Saturday in an occasionally contentious forum that previewed a contest shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested races of 2018.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's Republican primary challengers took aim Thursday night at her decision to skip a televised debate.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, state Sen. Bill Hightower and evangelist Scott Dawson criticized Ivey's decision to not attend the Thursday debate hosted by WVTM-13 in Birmingham. Ivey was also in Birmingham Thursday night but was throwing out the first pitch at the Birmingham Barons' minor league baseball game.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an executive order prohibiting administration members from having their salaries paid by outside entities and sources.
Ivey's office announced Wednesday she had signed an executive order banning so-called "executive loan" arrangements.
The move comes a week after a grand jury criticized the practice of government employees having their salaries paid by outside entities.
Ivey said she has promised a "transparent administration."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is marking the first year of her administration after suddenly being thrust into office when Gov. Robert Bentley stepped down after allegations emerged that he had an affair with a former aide.
Ivey was serving as lieutenant governor when she was sworn in as governor on April 10, 2017. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ivey discussed the major events, and controversies, of her first year in office.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday closed an investigation surrounding former Gov. Robert Bentley and others without any indictments, but called for strengthening ethics law that hindered bringing charges, a special prosecutor announced.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appears to be benefiting from the power of incumbency in fundraising in her quest to win election to the governor's office for the first time.
Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show that Ivey has raised nearly $3.2 million. That's over $1 million more than any other candidate in the June Republican primary.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says Ivey is willing to debate her opponents ahead of the June primary.
Brent Buchanan told The Associated Press Wednesday that the governor is "happy to discuss her record" in a debate.
Ivey faces a number of GOP challengers after taking over last year following the resignation of then-Gov. Robert Bentley.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Slade Blackwell, who made a last-minute entry into the gubernatorial field last week, has dropped out of the race.
Blackwell, a Republican from Mountain Brook, confirmed Tuesday that he had dropped out of the race.
Blackwell had filed paperwork with the Alabama Republican Party on Friday, the final day of qualifying, to run for governor.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, in her first State of the State address since scandal catapulted her into the governor's office, told legislators Tuesday that the state has turned the page after a cloud of controversy enveloped Alabama government for much of the past two years.
Ivey, who took the governor's office in April after the sudden resignation of then-Gov. Robert Bentley, addressed lawmakers on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama legislative session (all times local):
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in her first State of the State address said the state has lifted a cloud of controversy that enveloped Alabama government for much of the last two years.
Ivey addressed lawmakers on the opening day of the 2018 legislative session almost exactly nine months after she was elevated to the governor's office in April by the sudden resignation of then-Gov. Robert Bentley.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will take center stage Tuesday as she gives her first State of the State address since being catapulted to the governor's office nine months ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Scandal-infused politics dominated Alabama's top news in 2017, with a Senate race that featured allegations of sexual misconduct and allegations of an affair in the governor's office both drawing national attention.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge says he will rule by noon on Friday whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley by a one-time aide.
The comment by Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin came at a hearing held Monday in the lawsuit filed against Bentley by Spencer Collier, the former head of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.