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7 Things: Alabama lawmakers react to Trump news; Vulcan Materials seizure has risks for Mexico; and more …

7. America says “no” to a peace deal in Ukraine if China is involved, which is odd as there is no deal. Meanwhile, a worthless indictment on war crimes charges for President Vladimir Putin has him threatening missile attacks.

6. The main allegation against Walker County in a recent lawsuit over an inmate’s death was that the inmate was placed in a freezer and froze to death. After a revision of their lawsuit, the family says this did not happen and a claim about a restraint chair is gone as well. They still allege the county and its employees are responsible for Anthony Mitchell’s death because they ignored his needs, denying him water and medication.

5. Lawmakers are ready to ramp up penalties for fentanyl in Alabama and it is unlikely the bill will face any real opposition, outside of claims that it will put many more people in prison with mandatory minimum sentences, which would be good.

4. Masks off for Alabama hospitals after multiple hospital systems after the decision to drop masks by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Hospital was made. They are now following a mask guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The only major hospital system in the state still requiring masks is Huntsville Hospital.

3. Both of Alabama’s U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Tuscaloosa) slammed the seizure of Alabama-based Vulcan Materials by Mexico. Tuberville called it a threat to the supply chain and Britt said, “Mexico should be more focused on going after the cartels than law-abiding businesses and hardworking people. President Biden must raise this directly with President López Obrador and assure the American people that this will not be tolerated.”

2. Alabama lawmakers have been reacting to news that former President Donald Trump may be indicted today. U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) called it a “disgrace.” U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said it was a “charade” and that it changes nothing for him.

1. Will former President Donald Trump be indicted at all today? Maybe. New York is preparing for the circus New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg is creating. But other sources are suggesting the indictment could come next week and Trump would have to turn himself in. But a new wrinkle has emerged with convicted lying felon Michael Cohen’s own former lawyer suggesting that Cohen is out for revenge and lying to prosecutors, he claims to bring the receipts, and has spoken to grand jury.


Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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