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Marshall: Alabama Supreme Court ruling proves 'electronic bingo' was a misnomer

A recent Supreme Court of Alabama ruling banning “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon counties “makes clear what my office has maintained from the start: these gambling enterprises are not only patently illegal under Alabama law, but also a menace to public health, morals, safety, and welfare,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. 

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Alabama Supreme Court suspends judge’s order eliminating bond for some accused criminals

The Supreme Court of Alabama suspended on Friday an administrative order by 15th Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick that would’ve eliminated bond for certain felonies and misdemeanors.

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Ala. Supreme Court: Electronic bingo prohibited in Lowndes, Macon Counties

Electronic bingo is now illegal in Lowndes and Macon Counties, according to a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling today.

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Sens. Shelby, Tuberville split on continuing resolution vote

Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) were recently at odds over legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

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South Dakota, West Virginia governors announce major tax cut plans. What about Alabama?

In another sign that Alabama needs to pass major tax relief soon to remain competitive with much of the rest of the nation, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice both announced major tax cut proposals for their respective states this week.

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Former JeffCo employee's son sentenced for defrauding Jefferson County Retirement of over $100K

A federal judge this week sentenced an Alabama man for defrauding Jefferson County’s retirement plan of over $130,000.

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Tuberville hopes DOJ’s Eagle Forum subpoena ‘handled in the court’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called Eagle Forum “a very good group” and “we’ll just have to let the courts decide” on a recent subpoena by the Department of Justice sent to Eagle Forum.

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Montgomery County judge eliminates bond for more accused criminals

Accused criminals in Montgomery County may soon be able to avoid jail time while awaiting trial thanks to a recent administrative order aimed at reforming the bond system.

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Houston County approves property tax increase

Houston County Commissioners approved a property tax increase benefitting the Houston County Healthcare Authority on Monday.

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State Sen. Jones plans bill to phase out occupational taxes

Many Alabamians may soon find some financial relief if State Sen. Andrew Jones' (R-Centre) bill to reduce municipal occupational taxes makes it through the Legislature next session.

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ALEA Driver License Division under 'statewide network outage' – 'Not related to the new LEADS system'

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Division is currently experiencing a statewide network outage.

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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Enterprise vet gets key to the city for jumping into burning house to save neighbors

A local Army veteran was honored by the city of Enterprise last week for his role in saving two women from a house fire recently.

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NIL collectives scrutinized by Tuberville, Manchin

Over a year ago, the NCAA revised its guidelines to allow student-athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL). Now U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) are on a fact-finding quest to learn how to best craft legislation to regulate NIL collectives.

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Houston County considering property tax increase

Houston County Commissioners will consider passing a property tax increase at their next meeting on Monday at the request of the Houston County Healthcare Authority to benefit Southeast Health.

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Army, Alabama National Guard stand pat on vaccine mandate — ‘It’s insane’

Despite other military branches beginning to loosen or pause restrictions on COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests, the Alabama National Guard hasn’t received any change in guidance on the issue yet.

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Marshall, state AGs tell credit card companies to stop new gun buyer ‘list’

Credit card companies should cease implementation of a new merchant category code for purchases at gun stores that would create a “list of gun buyers,” according to a letter sent yesterday by 21 state attorneys general including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Tuberville defends Harsin: ‘He can work his way through it’

Former Auburn football coach U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) defended current Auburn coach Bryan Harsin a few days after a 41-12 home loss Saturday to Penn State.

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Dothan becomes 10th Alabama city to approve medical cannabis dispensaries

Dothan became the tenth city in Alabama to pass an ordinance Tuesday morning allowing for the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries within its borders.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course update: ‘It’s a real disaster’

Ross Bridge golf course will probably be under an accelerated renovation plan in 2023 after a recent groundskeeping mistake severely harmed most of its greens a couple of weeks ago.

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NASA to test Artemis I hydrogen leak repair Wednesday

NASA will begin an Artemis I cryogenic demonstration test beginning at 6:15 a.m. CT on Wednesday.

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Credit card debt on the rise in Alabama

Amidst high levels of inflation, the average household credit card debt of Alabamians increased by about seven percent in the second quarter of 2022.

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Auburn approves 3% tuition increase for 2023-2024

Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase beginning in the fall 2023 semester on Friday.

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Trial of former Montgomery Public Schools CFO accused of $300k invoice theft scheme set for November 7

The trial of Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer at Montgomery Public School (MPS) System allegedly involved in a scheme to steal over $300,000 in taxpayer funds, will begin on November 7.

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Declining student enrollment at Montgomery Public Schools continues

A steady decline in student enrollment at Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) will continue through at least 2024.

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Port of Mobile ‘closely monitoring’ possible railroad worker strike

The Alabama Port Authority is “closely monitoring” the ongoing labor negotiations between major railroad companies and their employees across the nation, according to a Port of Mobile spokeswoman.

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Hoover's Ross Bridge Golf Course stops play after groundskeeping mistake

Tee times at Ross Bridge are no longer being accepted for an undetermined period of time until course management can fix a recent herbicide mix-up that has caused the deterioration of fourteen of the course’s eighteen greens.

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