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Coosa County Escapee Recaptured Near Atlanta

Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span. The Coosa County Sheriff's office in Alabama said early Wednesday that Shane Anthony Vernon,27, was taken into…

State Christmas Tree Lighting Set for December 1st

Governor Kay Ivey will light the state’s official Christmas tree during a special ceremony Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the state Capitol. “Lighting the Christmas tree at the Capitol is a wonderful, tangible, example of the…

Moore Campaign Provides Witnesses to Refute Accuser

The Roy Moore campaign has provided a news release with statements from people who refute the details of one of Moore's accusers.  Beverly Nelson along with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference where she claimed she met Moore when…

Alabama Unemployment Rate at a Record Low

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate is 3.6%, down from September’s previous record-tying rate of 3.8%, and well below October 2016’s rate of 6.1%. “We had great news last month, when we…

Trump "discomfort" with Roy Moore campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. National Republicans are face…

Auburn Student is Rhodes Scholar

Auburn's news release says Matthew Rogers is a senior majoring in software engineering, and that he plans to pursue a doctorate in cyber security. Quoting the news release:   “This is a great honor for Matthew and Auburn University,” said…

Alabama GOP Chairman Releases Statement on Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate election: “On Wednesday evening, the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee, comprised of 21 members, met to discuss the events and circumstances regarding the December 12 U.S.…

Roy Moore Released Letter He Wrote to Sean Hannity

Senate Candidate Roy Moore released a letter he sent to talk show host, Sean Hannity.    Dear Sean: I am suffering the same treatment other Republicans have had to endure. A month prior to the general election for U.S. Senate…

Alabama GOP Gets Increasing Heat About Moore

Washington Republicans are tightening pressure on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month. Many are voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans…

Gov. Ivey Awards Grants to Help Abuse Victims in West Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded four grants totaling $852,912 to serve victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in West Alabama. The grants will help cover an array of services such as emergency shelter, counseling, forensic exams, court…

Long-time Lawmaker Will Not Seek Re-Election

A longtime Democratic state lawmaker in Alabama will not seek re-election. AL.com reports that State Rep. Richard Lindsey, D-Centre, announced Monday that he won't run for another term in the House of Representatives next year. Lindsey has served in the…

New Poll: Democrat Jones Ahead of Republican Moore

A Louisiana polling firm--JMC Analytics and Polling--says their new polling shows support for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore falling behind that of Democratic Nominee Doug Jones. One key result: Question 4: If the special election for US Senate were…

GOP Governor says Moore Should Step Aside

  BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore "unfit for office" following sexual misconduct allegations made against Moore. The Washington Post reported…

Pi Kappa Phi Revokes Charter of Florida State Frat Chapter

Pi Kappa Phi's national organization has revoked the charter of the fraternity's chapter at Florida State University following the Nov. 3 death of a pledge. CEO Mark Times said in a statement Friday that the only appropriate action was to…

Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, says the outreach was…

The NRSC Ends Fundraising Agreement with Roy Moore

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is ending its fundraising agreement with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in light of allegations of sexual contact with a teenager decades ago. The group had been part of a fundraising committee that includes the…

Auburn University Names New Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

The dean of Auburn’s Harbert College of Business was named the university’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees today.   Bill Hardgrave will succeed Tim Boosinger, who announced his…

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