Suspect in custody in shooting death of Alabama sheriff

U.S. 11/23/19, 22:09

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, and an 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong manhunt. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been ...

Governor: Alabama sheriff shot, killed in line of duty

U.S. 11/23/19, 18:58

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, later saying they were seeking a man considered to be a “serious risk” who may be traveling on foot. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that ...

Alabama signs law allowing church to hire its own police force

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:37

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation permitting Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own police force for its church and school campuses. The law, approved two weeks ago allows the Birmingham-based church to set up a private law enforcement department ...

Alabama bill: Chemical castration for some sex offenders

U.S. 06/05/19, 20:02

Some sex offenders in Alabama could be chemically castrated before being released on parole, under a bill approved by state lawmakers. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill last week and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey. Chemical castration involves taking medication ...

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values ‘sanctity of life’

U.S. 05/20/19, 13:06

Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay ...

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:10

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came three days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion ...

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

U.S. 05/15/19, 20:17

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that ...

Update: Alabama’s governor signs abortion ban into law

Health 05/15/19, 17:10

The Latest on a proposed on Alabama's abortion bill (all times local):5 p.m.Alabama's governor has signed the most stringent abortion ban in the nation.Sen. Bobby Singleton speaks about a ban on nearly all abortions during a debate in the senate ...

2020 Democrats warn Alabama portends larger abortion fight

Politics 05/15/19, 10:53

Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama's approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey ...

Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion

U.S. 05/14/19, 21:17

Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor. The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any ...

Fed’s report condemning Alabama prisons: State vows action

U.S. 04/04/19, 18:13

After the U.S. Department of Justice condemned Alabama prisons for excessive violence and inmate deaths, state officials say they are turning to the enormous task of addressing the problems.The Department of Justice reports the state must take immediate, long-term steps ...

President Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama

Politics 03/08/19, 10:37

President Donald Trump headed to Alabama on Friday to survey the damage from a deadly tornado that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people. Trump was expected to tour rural Lee County in eastern Alabama, where 23 people died ...

Update: Floods cover roads, close schools in Alabama

U.S. 02/25/19, 08:28

The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):7:25 a.m.Residents are using boats to reach flooded-out neighborhoods and schools are shut down after days of torrential rains in north Alabama.Pastor Steve Blaylock looks over the broken ...

Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis

Health 02/08/19, 16:24

An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order to improve conditions for mentally ill inmates.Attorneys representing inmates in an ongoing lawsuit over mental health ...

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