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Jacksonville recovery: Sen. Doug Jones visits Saturday, officials warn of repair fraud

In the aftermath of tornadoes earlier this week, state officials are visiting damaged areas and other Alabama colleges are seeking donations for …

Birmingham, AL

$175 million UAB stadium proposal takes next step after Alabama passes new tax law

It’s hard to believe that prior to last season, UAB didn’t have a football team for two years. As successful as the Blazers re-launch in the sport …

College Football

8 apply for appointment to Jefferson County judgeship; public comments sought

Family Court District Judge Carnella Greene Norman retired Jan. 20 and the judicial commission set a deadline of March 20 for applications.

Birmingham, AL

Department of Revenue grants extensions for taxpayers in storm-affected areas

The ADOR announced the tax extension in a press release on Friday afternoon.


Gov. Kay Ivey's challengers unite: Let's have debates

The three Republican challengers to Gov. Kay Ivey in the GOP gubernatorial primary are united:<p>Let's debate.<p>Both state Sen. Bill Hightower and …


Alabama 3rd state to allow execution by nitrogen gas

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will become the third state to authorize the untested use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners under legislation …

Death Penalty

Gov. Kay Ivey recognized Diamond Fortress Technologies Inc. and Keet Consulting Services LLC at 2018 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards - Birmingham Business Journal

By Hanno van der Bijl <br>– Digital Producer, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Mar 22, 2018, 8:09am CDT<p>Two metro Birmingham companies were recognized for their …

Birmingham, AL

Fighting corruption in Alabama is painful; just ask this guy

It's about to get worse.

Birmingham, AL

Alabama Legislature OKs tech dollars for school security

CLOSE<p>Governor Kay Ivey lays out school safety initiative<p>The Alabama House of Representatives Thursday approved a bill that would allow the use of …

Alabama Legislature

Bill To Arm Teachers Dies In Legislative Session

A bill that would allow teachers in Alabama to carry guns in school has died in the 2018 legislative session.<p>MONTGOMERY, AL - The Alabama House of …


Let's have a real debate about rebuilding Alabama's infrastructure

The woeful state of Alabama's roads and bridges is impossible to ignore.

Birmingham, AL

Bill allows Birmingham alcohol sales on Sunday mornings

Restaurants in Birmingham would be able to begin serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon, under a bill that passed has passed the …

Birmingham, AL

Bill would let schools use technology funds for security

The diversion of money from the Advancement and Technology Fund to school safety is one of the ideas that came after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a …

Former Alabama lieutenant governors say keep the office strong

Alabama's seven living former lieutenant governors said in interviews with AL.com that although the office is currently vacant, it's extremely …

Birmingham, AL

New child care bill toughens regulations, but loopholes remain

About 500 church-affiliated child care centers remain unlicensed across the state.

Health Care

Alabama lawmakers pass bill to designate Rosa Parks Day

The day will commemorate Parks' arrest on Dec. 1, 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.

Rights & Freedoms

UAB Health System to launch resource center for rural hospitals

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System is preparing to launch a resource center that will provide support for nonprofit, rural, public …

Health Care

Lawmakers approve budget with prisons boost

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a general fund budget that steers additional money to the prison system as the state tries to comply …


Jefferson County has 28 tracts nominated for opportunity zone status - Birmingham Business Journal

By Brent Godwin <br>– Real Estate Editor, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Mar 21, 2018, 3:01pm CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Mar 21, 2018, 3:30pm CDT<p>A new federal program will …

Birmingham, AL

Most Americans against arming teachers, Gallup says

Seventy percent of Gallup respondents said requiring background checks for the sale of all guns would be very effective, while 60 percent said …


'Significant damage' in Alabama after storms hit Southeast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Severe storms smacked the Southeast Monday, bringing possible tornadoes, powerful winds and hailstones the size of baseballs.<p>The damaging weather struck right before Tuesday, which is the first day of spring.<p>"There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama," Gov. Kay Ivey said …


150 People Hid Out in a Cave After a Tornado Warning Hit Georgia

Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee were hit with massive storms Monday.<p>When aggressive storms ripped across the south this week, dozens of people found …


Tornado Blazes Trail of Destruction Through Alabama

Authorities in Alabama are reporting extensive damage and thousands without electricity after a tornado tore through the state late Monday. Gov. Kay …


Alabama Governor Offering Reward for Info in 2016 Homicide

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a 2016 slaying in Dallas …

Baseball-sized hail pelts Alabama during overnight storms, causing 'significant damage'

Severe storms hit Alabama on Monday night, causing major damage and leaving debris that trapped several people as winds shredded buildings and cut …


Northern Alabama pummeled by powerful storms

Severe storms have damaged buildings and felled trees in northern Alabama.<p>The Limestone County Sheriff's Office tweeted photos from Ardmore of houses with roofs missing and destroyed garages on Monday evening. Luckily, no injuries were reported in the storm.<p>The office also tweeted that downed trees …


Can Alabama try to kill the same man twice?

CLOSE<p>A U.S. judge ordered Alabama to preserve death chamber evidence of an aborted execution and be ready to present it at court after lawyers for …

U.S. Supreme Court

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Making the click-through worthwhile today: Finally, a source I trust in the Mueller investigation, good news for a lot of Republican governors, why …

Hope Hicks

Etowah County had more than 130 homes damaged by storm

Etowah County officials say the storm that roared Monday night through parts of Rainbow City and Southside damaged more than 130 homes, but with only …

Extreme Weather

Auburn University establishing two additive manufacturing centers

Auburn University is partnering with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and ASTM International to create two new research centers focused on 3-D …