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Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Mobile Police officer under ethics investigation for alleged conflict of interest

Members of the Alabama Ethics Commission found at a recent meeting in August that there was cause to hold that Kevin Naman, a Mobile Police Officer, committed at least one minor violation of the Alabama Ethics Act.

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Federal court hearing on Alabama redistricting to begin Monday

A federal court hearing in Birmingham on Monday will decide the fate of a new congressional map for the 2024 election passed by Republicans in the state legislature in July.

Lindsay Shiver Alabama News
Former Dothan beauty queen on arrest in alleged plot to kill former Auburn football player: ‘It’s been really tough’

Lindsay Shiver, a Dothan beauty queen, told the New York Post on Friday morning life has been difficult since getting arrested in the Bahamas recently for her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot of her husband, Robert Shiver, a former Auburn football player.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission meeting Alabama News
Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards 24 licenses, but more lawsuits likely

The vast majority of the new licenses awarded on Thursday were to the same companies that received licenses in June. 

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
State Supreme Court affirms highest-ever wrongful death settlement totaling $10 million

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a record $10 million judgment last week on a Mobile County jury’s verdict for the family of a man who died at Springhill Medical Center following a successful surgery to repair a cut on his thumb. 

Steve Marshall, ESG Alabama News
Large credit agency drops ESG; Alabama AG Marshall expects the metric to ‘continue to crumble’

One of the largest credit rating agencies in the nation announced last week they were going to stop publishing the environmental, social and governance scores of corporate borrowers.

Redistricting Alabama News
Upcoming decision on Alabama redistricting lawsuit could affect other states

The Milligan v. Allen Alabama redistricting case could have a long-lasting effect on national politics depending on how it is ultimately decided.

West Alabama Corridor Groundbreaking, November 12, 2021 Alabama News
'Just unforgivable': Ivey West Alabama Corridor would exhaust state borrowing capacity, put required funding match for I-65 widening out of reach, says state lawmaker

Gov. Kay Ivey needs to adjust her transportation project priorities after former President Donald Trump committed to widening Interstate 65 in a recent speech in Montgomery, according to State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine).

Courtroom Alabama News
Akron town clerk sentenced on ethics, theft charges

Former Akron town clerk Diann Taylor was sentenced on felony ethics and theft charges on Monday in Hale County Circuit Court. 

marijuana pills Alabama News
Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to re-award licenses at Thursday meeting

Members of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) will re-award licenses at their next meeting on Thursday.

Adrianne Miller Alabama News
Trump meets Wiregrass woman whose prison sentence he reduced on last day in office

Former President Donald Trump met Adrianne Miller, a Wiregrass resident, in Montgomery on Friday over two years after he commuted her prison sentence for drug crimes on his last day in office in January, 2021.

Medicaid Alabama News
Alabama begins removing ineligible recipients from Medicaid enrollment

Alabama began removing ineligible Medicaid enrollees recently after the federal COVID-19 public health emergency ended earlier this year. 

Terri Sewell Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell: Alabama redistricting ‘protecting the political preferences of a white majority’

U.S. Rep Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) urged a federal court to throw out a new congressional map recently passed by Republicans and have a court-appointed special master draw a new map for the 2024 congressional elections in Alabama.

Donald Trump Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl: Donald Trump is ‘the frontrunner in Alabama right now'

Former President Donald Trump is the frontrunner to win the 2024 Republican presidential primary in Alabama, according to ALGOP chairman John Wahl.

osprey Alabama News
$116K ADEM osprey sculpture ruffles lawmakers’ feathers

Lawmakers placed a 45-day hold on a new osprey sculpture being built at an Alabama Department of Environment Management facility on Thursday.

wetumpka police Alabama News
No injuries reported in Wetumpka plane crash

No injuries or major property damage occurred from a small-engine plane crash that backed up traffic in Wetumpka on Thursday afternoon. 

Steven Stokes Alabama News
Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Dr. Steven Stokes resigning

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Dr. Steven Stokes is resigning about a week after a lawsuit questioned whether he was legally allowed to serve simultaneously on both the commission and the University of South Alabama board of trustees.

map Alabama News
Judges choose plaintiffs’ recommended cartographer in upcoming Alabama redistricting hearing

Three federal judges chose David Ely on Wednesday to be the new court-appointed map drawer in an upcoming redistricting lawsuit hearing in federal court. 

Redistricting Alabama News
Scope of Alabama redistricting hearing will be ‘limited,’ judges say

The scope of an upcoming federal court hearing will be limited to whether a map recently passed by Republicans in a special session complies with section two of the Voting Rights Act.

Melson Alabama News
State Sen. Melson ‘breathing well on his own’ post-cardiac arrest in South Korea

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) is recovering well in South Korea after he was hospitalized for cardiac arrest on a legislative trip last week. 

Trump Alabama News
Trump indicted for third time ahead of Montgomery speech on Friday — 'It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day'

Former President Donald Trump was indicted again by the Department of Justice on Tuesday afternoon.

People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 18, 2011. Alabama News
‘No Labels’ third party submits signatures to obtain ballot access in Alabama 2024 election

A moderate third party called No Labels is attempting to get its presidential ticket on the 2024 general election ballot in Alabama.

Alabama map Alabama News
WSJ oped: State's new congressional map ‘fairer’ and ‘more competitive’

Democrats and the media have dismissed the chances of a new congressional map passed by Republican state legislators succeeding in an upcoming hearing in federal court.

Adrianne Miller Alabama News
Trump commuted her sentence, now she wants to tell him ‘thank you’ in Montgomery

Adrianne Miller, born and raised in Montgomery, was in year seven of a 15-year sentence in 2021 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession of a list I chemical when she got news that changed her life.

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Plaintiffs object to new Alabama congressional map in redistricting lawsuit

Plaintiffs in a redistricting lawsuit against the State of Alabama formally objected to the new congressional district map passed by state legislators recently.

Tim Melson Alabama News
State Sen. Tim Melson 'very stable' after cardiac arrest in South Korea

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) is currently “very stable” after suffering from cardiac arrest on a legislative trip in South Korea last week.

Trump Alabama News
Trump ALGOP dinner in Montgomery expected to break previous record held by DeSantis

Attendance at the ALGOP’s summer dinner in Montgomery where former President Donald Trump is the keynote speaker on Friday is expected to break a record for previous Republican Party dinner events in the Yellowhammer State.

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