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Ledbetter Alabama News
Ledbetter says he was 'surprised' by Senate's initial reaction to House gambling bill

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) said he was "surprised" by the initial reaction to his chamber's gambling effort.

AG Explosive Device Attorney General Alabama News
Irondale man arrested in connection to explosive device left outside Attorney General’s Office

Kyle Benjamin Douglas Calvert, 26, of Irondale, is charged with two felony counts of malicious damage by explosive and one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

Stan McDonald Alabama News
Ethics Commissioner Stan McDonald resigns after duel with lawmakers over proposed ethics overhaul

Ethics Commissioner Stan McDonald has resigned from his position with the Ethics Commission one week after going toe-to-toe with State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) over a proposed overhaul of Alabama’s ethics laws.

Flora Bama Riley Green Alabama News
Riley Green Duckman Jam kicks off this weekend at Flora-Bama

The beach concert also includes performances by country singers Tracy Lawrence, Drake White, Ella Langley and Jake Worthington.

medical cannabis application Alabama News
Bill would set up another round of medical cannabis integrated facility license awards

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) filed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to begin another round of integrated facility license awards for a fourth time with an altered process. 

Caroleene Dobson Sheriff Endorsements Alabama News
All five GOP sheriffs in AL-2 endorse Dobson, citing commitment to border security

The five sheriffs in Alabama’s newly drawn second congressional district have collectively endorsed a candidate for the Republican runoff on April 16.

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
House committee delays vote on Laken Riley Act; Bill moved to subcommittee

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted Wednesday to delay voting on legislation that would bolster local law enforcement’s ability to work with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws.

Alabama political news sports betting 2 Alabama News
Stephanie Holden Smith: Sports betting is a bad bet for college athletes and fans

Multiple states that have legalized sports betting are now curtailing or regretting it due to the mental health consequences for adolescent men.

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt congratulates Tom Cole on appointment to House Appropriations Committee chair

Aderholt said he decided not to run for the position because of the razor-thin majority Republicans currently have and the conference's overall standing.

Ethics commission Alabama News
Stan McDonald: An apology to Rep. Matt Simpson

As a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission, I have let down the people I serve by ignoring sound biblical counsel of maintaining self-control, of being quick to hear and slow to anger, and of esteeming others higher than myself. 

tommy tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville blasts 'failed' AL(dot)com for calling concern about attacks by illegal aliens 'political' — 'Try telling that to the parents'

During his weekly Wednesday call with reporters, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) responded to AL(dot)com describing his use of the story of Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien residing in Enterprise who allegedly raped a mentally handicapped a 14-year-old female, as "political."

Lett and Foster Alabama News
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 shooting death outside Mobile sports bar

LeCarey Lett, 29, of Mobile, pleaded guilty to intentional murder and was sentenced Tuesday.

free speech boot Alabama News
Talmadge Butts: During wars and rumors of wars, the freedom of speech is a sure victim

In the United States, the brunt of speech restrictions have come from the mainstream media and social media companies, with companies like Google taking action to censor any content about the Russo-Ukrainian War that does not comport with their guidelines.

Suzy wade hammonds Alabama News
Music Lady of Sylacauga Suzy Wade Hammonds dies at 72

Suzy Wade Hammonds of Sylacauga died Monday. She was the musical voice of the town since the 1960s.

ULA Delta IV Launch Alabama News
ULA marks end of an era, successfully launches final Delta IV Heavy rocket

ULA said that although this marks the end of the Delta era, it initiates the future of heavy lift on ULA’s next-generation Vulcan rocket.

John Amanchukwu Alabama News
'Either a punk or a pervert!': Pastor scolds Hoover Board of Education for book on anal sex being available to students

A Hoover City Schools Board of Education meeting got testy on Tuesday over a sexually charged book that had been available to children in school libraries across the district.

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine Alabama News
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine placed on administrative leave pending procedural review

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of policies and procedures connected to several incidents.

house votes Alabama News
Alabama House passes bill capping yearly property tax increases

Legislation that would cap the amount property taxes can increase year over year has passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Debbie Wood. Alabama News
House passes bill requiring mandatory post-election audits — 'We should always try to enhance our elections’ integrity'

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday requiring county probate judges to conduct mandatory ballot audits after every county and statewide election. 

Alabama workforce Alabama News
Innovation district legislation stalls in Senate: 'One of the worst bills I think I’ve ever seen'

Bills that would establish self-governing innovation districts within cities and counties stalled in the Senate on Tuesday over concerns about their taxing and eminent domain powers.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Senate passes bill changing State Committee of Public Health, State Health Officer appointment

The Senate passed a bill changing how the State Health Officer is appointed on Tuesday.

Reedpresser Alabama News
State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed on gambling negotiations: ‘I think there will be a conference committee’

Although the Senate has yet to appoint its three members to the conference committee to negotiate with the House on gambling legislation, that will likely happen later, according to State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

Burgett robert Alabama News
Recently retired Homewood finance director arrested for alleged theft of city funds

Robert Burgett, the former finance director for the City of Homewood, was arrested Tuesday on felony theft by deception charges related to the alleged misappropriation of municipal funds.

Fit Alabama News
Penta, Lowe combine for no-hitter in Auburn's run-rule win over UAB

Auburn earned a dominant, run-rule victory over UAB at home tonight thanks to dominant pitching performances from Maddie Penta and Shelby Lowe.

Auburn Pitcher Christian Herberholz 29 20240326 BSB vs JAX GB 009 Alabama News
A solid start from Herberholz is not enough to get Auburn past Alabama State

A slow night at the plate led to a home loss to Alabama State for Auburn.

bob sanders Alabama News
Accountant, politician, magician: Bob Sanders dies in Clanton

Bob Sanders has died at home in Clanton at age 78. He was an accountant, politician and magician.

Brewbaker Endorsement Texas Alabama News
Texas AG Paxton endorses Brewbaker in AL-2 for ‘America First policies’ and commitment to border crisis fix

Alabama Congressional District 2 candidate Dick Brewbaker picked up an endorsement from the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton. In a letter to Brewbaker, Paxton said he endorses him because of his commitment to finding a long-term solution to the border crisis. 

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