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Final passage for bill to close drunk driving loophole in Alabama

Stricter regulations will be imposed on drunk drivers in Alabama — a bill to close a loophole in state law passed a final vote...

Alabama lawmakers end session with tensions, eye on elections

Alabama lawmakers had vowed to steer clear of controversy this legislative session. They found it anyway. Lawmakers adjourned the 2018 session Thursday afternoon following last-minute...

Birmingham ranked the 6th best place to celebrate Easter

If you're hunting for a great place to celebrate Easter, you will find few better than Birmingham, Alabama, according to an analysis by WalletHub. The...

Commissioning date announced for Alabama-built combat ship

A U.S. Navy combat ship named for New Hampshire's largest city will be commissioned on May 26. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the official sponsor...

Al Sharpton’s half brother challenges capital murder charge

The Rev. Al Sharpton's half brother faces a capital murder charge in Alabama, and he's challenging that charge in court. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish...

Alabama Police fatally shoot woman driving car dragging officer

Authorities say a police officer in Alabama has fatally shot a woman driving a car that was dragging another officer. Montgomery police Capt. Regina Duckett...

Racial profiling bill dies in Alabama Legislature

Alabama lawmakers moved to end the legislative session without a final vote on a bill to collect data on race and traffic stops. House Speaker...

Alabama lawmakers stretch out session amid tensions, stalemates

Alabama lawmakers stretched out the legislative session as tensions and disagreements on Wednesday derailed what they hoped would be their final meeting day. Legislators abandoned...

Divided Alabama Senate approves ethics exemption

A divided Alabama Senate has voted to exempt economic developers from the state law that governs lobbyists. The 15-14 vote on Wednesday came after contentious...

Racial profiling bill stalls again in Alabama House

The Alabama House of Representatives did not vote Wednesday on legislation to track race data in traffic stops, further stalling a bill that is...

Florida teen accused of threatening Alabama school shooting

A Florida teenager is accused of threatening a school shooting in Alabama. Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum tells news outlets that 19-year-old Anthony Kessler...

Al Sharpton’s half-brother challenges capital murder charge in Alabama

The Rev. Al Sharpton's half-brother faces a capital murder charge in Alabama, and he's challenging that charge in court. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said...

Sheriff: Alabama high school teacher was drunk in class

Authorities say an Alabama high school teacher was jailed for being drunk in class. Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Young tells news outlets that...

Alabama lawmakers head to end of legislative session

Alabama lawmakers are heading into what could be the last day of the 2018 legislative session. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said lawmakers will...

Alabama’s highest earners benefit most from tax code changes

Alabama’s highest-earning families are benefiting the most from the sweeping changes in the tax code that go into effect this year. The state’s highest earners...

Federal charges against Alabama man accused in child porn video case

A man arrested in Alabama and accused of producing a viral child porn video has been charged in federal court. News outlets report prosecutors announced...

Attorney: Alabama won’t try again after aborted execution

Alabama will not make a second attempt to put to death an ailing inmate who had his lethal injection halted last month when the...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa back throwing in practice after injury

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back throwing in practice. Tagovailoa made some throws and handoffs Tuesday after injuring a finger on his left, throwing hand...

2 friends of missing Alabama man accused in his death

Two friends of a man who was reported missing have been charged with murder after his body was found buried in the yard of...

Divided Alabama Senate delays vote on ethics exemption

A divided Alabama Senate delayed a vote on a proposal to exempt economic developers from the state law that governs lobbyists. Senators on Tuesday postponed...

Alabama State Legislature update: Ethics, racial profiling bills hit snags; budget advances

Alabama legislators on Tuesday continued a contentious debate over a bill to change the state’s ethics law, advanced the education budget and delayed action...

Alabama House delays vote on bill to track race in traffic stops

The Alabama House of Representatives did not vote Tuesday on anti-racial profiling legislation, ratcheting up the stakes on what could be the final day...

Alabama’s first gay legislator bids farewell to House

Alabama's first openly gay legislator bid farewell to the House of Representatives on Tuesday evening. Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat from Birmingham, will not...

Judge allows Montgomery’s first charter school to continue prepping for fall classes amid lawsuit

The Circuit Court of Montgomery has allowed LEAD Academy to continue recruiting teachers and students as it awaits an April 30 hearing which will...