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Derrick Griffin Alabama News
Prichard city councilman arrested on insurance fraud charges

Prichard City Councilman Derrick Griffin was arrested on Tuesday for two counts of insurance fraud stemming from a December 2023 grand jury indictment.

Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott files bill to allow local authorities to remove library board members at will

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) recently pre-filed a bill that clarifies the right of municipal and county authorities to appoint and dismiss local library board members at their discretion.

Books Alabama News
Clean Up Alabama starts petition calling on lawmakers to take legislative action over sexually explicit children's books

The Alabama-based advocacy group Clean Up Alabama is petitioning the Alabama Legislature to address the ongoing drama concerning sexually explicit library books for minors.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers blasts United Nations for attempt to interfere with Alabama's scheduled nitrogen hypoxia execution

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers (R-Saks) recently criticized the United Nations' attempts to interfere in a scheduled Alabama execution of a convicted murderer.

Danial Forman Alabama News
Former Prattville High School football coach enters guilty plea in case involving sexual contact with student, receives probation

A former Prattville High School teacher and football coach has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault after being accused of having sexual contact with an unnamed 18-year-old female student.

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Moms for Liberty Alabama seeks legislative action on sexually explicit books — 'Not the role of the librarian to provide children with books containing pornographic images'

The Alabama Chapter for Moms For Liberty (MFL) recently sent a letter to state legislators, asking them to intervene in the ongoing saga over sexually explicit books for minors.

Alabama School Choice Alabama News
House Democrats push back against school choice proposals as legislative session draws near

As the 2024 legislative session creeps closer, school choice is lining up to be one of the more contentious subjects debated by lawmakers once the session begins in February.

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court gives go-ahead in first-ever nitrogen suffocation execution

The Alabama Supreme Court has officially set the date for the first-ever execution by nitrogen suffocation in the long saga of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

Gerrick Wilkins Alabama News
AL-6 candidate Gerrick Wilkins offers $10,000 to veterans in exchange for Gary Palmer debate

In an attempt to force a political debate, AL-6 candidate Gerrick Wilkins is upping the ante, offering to donate $10,000 to veterans if incumbent U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) agrees to debate.

School Kids Alabama News
What will school choice look like in the upcoming 2024 legislative session?

The Alabama Legislature will gavel in to conduct the people’s business in February 2024, and as in the past two years, school choice is shaping up to be a hotly debated subject in both chambers.

AEA Magazine. Alabama News
AEA associate executive director warns teachers not to 'slide into your students' DMs during holidays — 'Hooking up with a student will most certainly put you on Santa's naughty list'

In a recent article in the holiday edition of the Alabama Education Association's Alabama School Journal publication, AEA associate executive director Theron Stokes warns teachers about drunk driving, partaking in illegal drugs and "hooking up" with students over the holiday break.

Barry Moore 2 Alabama News
Barry Moore demands answers over undisclosed billions given to American colleges from foreign entities

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is demanding answers from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona over unreported billions allegedly given to American universities from foreign entities.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'Let's go!!!': Ainsworth gears up for school choice legislation in 2024

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is ready to tackle the years-long debate over school choice in Alabama during the upcoming legislative session in February 2024.

empty prison cell Alabama News
ADOC kicks off new year with statewide hiring events to address understaffed prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections continues to push recent pay raises and benefits, offering a series of statewide hiring events in an effort to address the dwindling supply of corrections officers and prison staff.

Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse.Montgomery Federal Courthouse Alabama News
Federal judge denies DOJ request to delay trial on Alabama's ban on transgender surgeries, hormones for minors

U.S. District Judge Liles Burke recently denied a petition from the Department of Justice asking the state to delay deliberations on the trial challenging Alabama’s ban on prescribing transgender hormones and medications to minors.  

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Group retains Chief Justice candidate Bryan Taylor to pursue state library board's challenged book list

A unknown group has retained legal council to compel the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) to reveal its recently enacted list containing library books that may be inappropriate for children.

bodycam Alabama News
State Sen. Merika Coleman announces bill to bolster police bodycam transparency

At a Thursday press conference, AL-2 congressional candidate State Sen. Merika Coleman (D-Birmingham) announced plans to file legislation to make police bodycam footage public record. She is dedicating the legislation to a man killed by Mobile police in July.

Alabama Bid Day 2017 Alabama News
No, ACLU — Alabama's criminal enterprise law doesn't target college fraternities and sororities

In withering terms, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road) is denying recent claims by the ACLU of Alabama that his legislation cracking down on criminal enterprises will be used to target college sororities and fraternities.

Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
State Rep. Yarbrough announces full school choice legislation in 2024 – 'It’s high time that we put the parents' hands on the educational steering wheel'

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough (R-Trinity) announced on Thursday plans to file the "strongest school choice bill in the nation" in the 2024 legislative session, opening the option for Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) for all Alabamians.

Google Alabama News
AG Marshall announces $700 million settlement with Google over 'anticompetitive conduct' with the company's app store

Google agreed to pay $630 million in restitution, minus costs and fees, to consumers who purchased on the Google Play Store between August 2016 and September 2023 and were “harmed by Google’s anticompetitive practices.”

ALGOP Chairman John Wahl Alabama News
'Grave miscarriage of justice' — ALGOP chairman John Wahl condemns Colorado Supreme Court's decision; Says Trump will win on appeal

On Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl joined the growing number of voices supporting former President Donald Trump after the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified him from appearing on the state’s primary ballot for the 2024 presidential race.

porch pirate Alabama News
State Sen. Weaver announces bill making 'porch piracy' a felony in Alabama

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) will be taking on "porch pirates" next legislative session by making stealing packages or other items from someone else's porch a felony.

Britt tuberville Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville back Trump after Colorado Supreme Court decision

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) are the most recent Alabama voices condemning the recent Colorado Supreme Court decision disqualifying former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s ballot in 2024.

trump Alabama News
GOP federal congressional delegation backs Trump after Colorado Supreme Court removes him from its state 2024 ballot

Alabama’s state and federal lawmakers are coming out in droves in support of former President Donald Trump, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he was disqualified from appearing on the state’s presidential ballot.

Kamarie Holland Alabama News
Capital murder trial for mother accused of killing 5-year-old daughter slated to begin in February

The trial of Kristy Siple, one of a pair accused of killing and sexually assaulting five-year-old Kamarie Holland in 2021, is scheduled to begin in February 2024, according to court documents.

Clyde Chambliss Alabama News
Chambliss reappointed as State Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) was recently reappointed to the position of Senate majority whip after a Birmingham organizational session of state senators.

Palmer Wilkins Alabama News
Congressional candidate Gerrick Wilkins criticizes opponent U.S. Rep. Palmer for NDAA passage

The recently passed military spending budget continues to be a linchpin for Alabama’s upcoming 2024 congressional election, as candidates continue to use the spending bill to contrast individual positions on vital issues.

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