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Court Leaves Black Judge on Case Against White Officer

The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to make a black judge quit the case of a white police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man. The justices without comment Friday turned down a request from…

State Rep. Ken Johnson Will Not Seek Re-Election

  Citing family responsibilities and business obligations, State Rep. Ken Johnson (R - Moulton) on Friday announced that he will not seek re-election to the House District 7 seat he has held since 2010. “I am the father of a quadriplegic son,…

Alabama Lawmakers Speak Out on Gun Violence

Our Alabama representatives in Washington are speaking out about the latest gun debate. Senator Richard Shelby and Congresswoman Martha Roby say they are both pro-Second Amendment. But they also agree something needs to be done when it comes to gun…

NASA Recruits Alabama State University Students

NASA representatives made a special visit in the capital city today, and not without stopping by Alabama State University. NASA officials are encouraging Alabama State University Students to shoot for the moon, and consider a career in the space program. NASA's…

Montgomery Firefighter Awarded First Responder Hero Award

Montgomery firefighter Richard Glenn's job is to save lives everyday. But now he is being honored for stepping up to a different task-donating his left kidney to Billy Revell in November 2016. "They were starting to search and I felt like…

Civil Rights Groups Appeal Alabama Voter ID Ruling

Civil rights groups are again challenging a federal judge's ruling that an Alabama law requiring government-issued photo ID for voting is not discriminatory. The Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, Greater Birmingham Ministries and minority voters filed an appeal in…

Lawmaker Proposes to Raise Age for Assault Rifle Purchase

An Alabama lawmaker says the state should raise the minimum age to buy an AR-15, or similar weapon, to 21. Rep. Juandalynn Givan, a Democrat from Birmingham, introduced the bill Thursday. She said someone should not be able to purchase…

PEW: Alabama's Tax Recovery from The Recession is Slow

A report on tax collections from PEW indicates the states' combined collections show an increase of 6.3 per cent in purchasing power for every dollar they collect compared to the 2008 peak collections. But the results vary state to state.…

New Non-stop Air Service from Montgomery to Orlando

"Non-stop service from MGM to Orlando Sanford!" The announcement was met with cheers at the Montgomery Regional Airport Wednesday. Via Airlines representatives say this new partnership with Montgomery will be a lot more convenient for travelers. "For the city of…

Day Care Regulation Bill Nears Final Hurdle

The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill aimed at getting more oversight for hundreds of faith-based day cares that go uninspected by the state. Committee members voted unanimously Wednesday for the House-passed bill described as a compromise between child…

Challenges Filed Against Bobby Bright's Republican Candidacy

Two challenges have been filed with the Alabama Republican Party, challenging Bobby Bright being on the GOP ballot in the race for Alabama's Second Congressional District. A hearing on the challenges is scheduled Saturday, February 24th, and a decision will…

Senate Approves Budget with Prison Funding Boost

The Alabama Senate has approved a state general fund budget that gives additional money to the state prison system to try to comply with a court order to overhaul mental health care to inmates. Senators voted 26-2 for the budget…

District 26 Senate Seat Run-Off Election, One Week Away

Voters in Alabama's 26th district will hit the polls next week for the runoff election for state senate. Representative John Knight and Montgomery city councilman David Burkette will face off on February 27th for that currently vacant seat. District 26…

Local Moviegoers React to 'Black Panther'

The movie "Black Panther" is shattering box office records. Marvel's first film directed by an African-American brought in more than $200 million over the weekend. "Black Panther" is the fifth biggest opening…

Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Maddox Unveils Lottery Plan

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox has unveiled a plan for a statewide lottery that he says will improve education.  In a written statement, he says his proposed Alabama Education Lottery would provide $300 million in school funding without raising taxes.…

MPS to explain School closings.

Montgomery Public School officials have scheduled four meetings with parents this coming week to explain their decision to close several schools. Here's their announcement with the dates, places and times of the meetings:     Montgomery Public Schools have scheduled a series of…

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