Alabama makes it illegal for trans athletes to compete in certain sports

U.S. 04/26/21, 00:41

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed legislation on Friday, April 23, that makes it illegal for student athletes who are transgender to participate in certain programs. After signing the bill, the governor's office stated that Alabama "may never allow a biological male to participate on a female team." These athletes still can ...

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 “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she ...

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 Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in ...

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 to make arrests when crimes are committed on its properties. Church ...

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters

U.S. 06/16/19, 07:57

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order ...

Alabama governor signs bill to chemically castrate child abusers

U.S. 06/11/19, 06:09

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a law proposal requiring anyone accused of committing a sexual offense against a child under the age of 13 to undergo chemical castration therapy as a parole requirement. Chemical castration therapy reduces the lilido and sexual activity. Alabama House Bill 379 provides that anyone ...

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 that blocks testosterone production in order to decrease the person's ...

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 Ivey last week approved the most stringent abortion law in ...

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 law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony ...

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve

U.S. 05/17/19, 11:02

A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama. It wasn't to be. Michael Brandon Samra was put to death ...

Alabama inmate facing execution for 1997 quadruple killing

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:19

A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was set to be executed Thursday evening in Alabama, hours after a defense lawyer said the governor denied a reprieve. The decision by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apparently cleared the way ...

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:48

Alabama's Republican governor has signed the nation's strictest abortion ban into law, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, punishable by up to life in prison, and with no exceptions for rape and incest. Gov. Kay Ivey said the law she signed Wednesday is a testament to the ...

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 every life is precious and that every life is a ...

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 chamber in the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala. (Mickey ...

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 is deciding whether to sign a bill making performing abortions ...

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 stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 ...

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 to address understaffing, violence and other problems — or face ...

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 Sunday in a massive EF4 tornado that carved a path ...

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