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ALLA. Alabama News
Despite disassociation, state library board promotes ALA's 'Library Advocacy Town Halls'; Attendees sought to 'subtly' promote 'Pride Month'

Despite officially breaking ties with the American Library Association, the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) recently distributed brochures for a series of “Library Advocacy Town Halls” provided by the ALA’s state chapter to discuss the “war on Alabama libraries.

no guns Alabama News
'Politicians want to blame somebody else': Experts, lawmakers push back on narrative blaming constitutional carry for increased crime

In recent months, Montgomery leadership has attempted to pass the buck on who’s to blame for the recent rash of violent crime that has swept the city.

Bill and Susan Britt. Alabama News
State taxpayers bankrolling Alabama Political Reporter's anti-GOP screeds

In a Republican-run state, one might be surprised to find tens of thousands of dollars flowing to progressive, left-wing media sites, but not in Alabama.

U.S. Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas. Alabama News
Tuberville: Democratic attempts to impose ethics rules on SCOTUS 'going after' Republican justices

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said on Wednesday that he would oppose a proposed Democrat bill to impose a code of ethics on the Supreme Court, saying the measure was an effort to target Republican justices.

Ji'Mecya Ford Alabama News
Suspect in Montgomery shooting that left woman paralyzed re-arrested for stealing a handgun on the same day she made bail

A Prattville woman was arrested on Monday for stealing a pistol the same day she made bond for a Montgomery shootout that left an innocent woman paralyzed

marshall trans flag Alabama News
AG Marshall leads brief challenging federal court Title VII decision compelling employee-funded transgender operations

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Monday that his office is leading a 23-state brief challenging Eleventh Circuit Court decision that requires “favored treatment for employees who identify as transgender.”  

Yesman Bardales-Antunez Alabama News
Arrest made in Sunday morning shooting that claimed the life of Hispanic Montgomery man

The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in a Sunday night murder that claimed the life of 22-year-old Noel Avido Lopez, the most recent in a slew of violent crimes affecting Hispanics in Montgomery.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
'One step closer to justice': AG Marshall praises SCOTUS for reversing appeals court decision to vacate death sentence of convicted Alabama murderer

Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) for overturning an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate the death sentence of convicted murderer and rapist Marcus Bernard Williams.

Andy Whitt. Alabama News
State Rep. Whitt blames Senate for gambling failure — 'The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance'

State Rep. Andy Whitt (R-Harvest) recently spoke on the legislature’s failure to advance a comprehensive gambling package, expressing disappointment at the Senate for the legislation’s eventual stalling in the upper chamber.

Autauga County Commission Alabama News
Autauga County Commission responds to jail evacuation – 'We will persist to make improvements, but within the scope of the law'

The Autauga County Commission claims it is addressing the health and safety concerns in the Autauga County Jail after Sheriff Mark Harrell announced he was evacuating it due to health and safety concerns.

Lance Bell Alabama News
'Take some responsibility': State Sen. Bell rips Montgomery Mayor Reed for blaming constitutional carry, legislature for city's violent crime wave

State Sen. Lance Bell (R-Pell City) recently took Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed to task for blaming the recent crime wave in Montgomery on the legislature’s actions two years ago, removing state-mandated concealed carry permits.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville doubles down on Trump support: 'I’m not going to just stand by while they run our country in the ground'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is not backing down from his support for former president Donald Trump in the wake of his recent New York felony convictions while promising to block Biden appointments and "any Democrat bills designed to tear our country apart."

Autauga County Sheriff Mark Harrell Alabama News
Autauga County Sheriff Mark Harrell evacuates jail over health and safety concerns

Autauga County Sheriff Mark Harrell has announced his plans to evacuate the county jail due to a "moral obligation" to the health and safety of all who enter or reside there.

Emergency Room. ER. Hospital. Alabama News
Increase in shootings put strain on Montgomery's blood, plasma, other resources — 'We run very low sometimes'

While Montgomery’s rising crime has a ripple effect throughout the city, members of the healthcare community are sounding the alarm on the negative effects on staff and resources caused by increased gun violence.

Steven Reed. Alabama News
State, federal law enforcement investigating Montgomery triple homicide after string of crimes against Hispanics in the city

On Wednesday, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and interim Police Chief John Hall spoke regarding the triple murder that occurred in the city on the Troy Highway Tuesday night.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Alabama News
Montgomery Mayor Reed asks city council to fund $6 million violence intervention, again blames permitless carry for rise in gun crime

On Tuesday, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed petitioned the city council for $6 million annually to fund a community violence initiative hours before police responded to a triple homicide in the city.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt slams Senate Democrats for 'fearmongering' over reproductive issues ahead of vote on contraception bill

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) blasted Senate leadership for pushing legislation to federally protect access to contraception.

Saban Tubs Alabama News
Saban, Tuberville listed as candidates for 2025 College Football Hall of Fame

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently joined Nick Saban and several other prominent football figures in Alabama to appear on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Fish Alabama News
State Rep. Brown touts bill requiring seafood origin disclosure following Mississippi fraud case

Pointing to a recent guilty plea regarding mislabeled seafood, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) praises his recently passed Alabama legislation requiring establishments to disclose whether seafood is domestic or imported.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC commissioner John Hamm credits new lethal injection protocols for Thursday's 'smooth' execution

Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner John Hamm praised the state’s revamping of its lethal injection protocols after the successful lethal injection execution of Jamie Ray Mills.

Britt Trump Alabama News
Britt blasts Trump verdict — 'We have to say enough is enough'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) did not mince words when bashing the Biden administration for its reaction to the “Incredibly flimsy case with no merit” that led to the recent conviction of former President Donald Trump.

John Hamm Alabama News
Convicted double-murderer Jamie Mills executed by lethal injection – 'I love you all, Carry on'

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) successfully carried out the lethal injection execution of convicted double-murderer Jamie Ray Mills Thursday evening after a slew of failed appeals in the weeks preceding his death.

Lethal injection Alabama News
Jamie Mills appeals to SCOTUS to halt Thursday execution; State rejects claims of prosecutorial misconduct

Convicted double-murderer Jamie Ray Mills appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States in an attempt to halt his execution scheduled to take place tonight.

Britt and Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville, Britt back legislation to repeal Biden admin emissions tax — 'Joe Biden has waged war on American energy'

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) recently joined in introducing legislation to repeal the Natural Gas Tax included in the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act.

Atmore Death Penalty Alabama News
Last-minute efforts underway to halt Thursday execution of convicted double-murderer Jamie Mills after 11th Circuit rejects appeal

An advocacy group has sent a petition to Gov. Kay Ivey in an attempt to halt the scheduled Thursday execution of convicted double murderer Jamie Ray Mills after an appeals court declined Tuesday to stay his execution.

Montgomery City Hall flickr com Alabama News
Montgomery leaders play the blame game as community outrage over crime grows

Leaders in Montgomery are continuing to pass the buck as residents express displeasure with how the City handles crime after a suspect in a shooting that paralyzed an innocent woman swiftly made bail after his arrest.  

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt, Senate colleagues continue push to pass Laken Riley Act

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is continuing to push for Senate Democrats to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation that would mandate the deportation of illegal aliens who commit certain crimes.

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