Author: Alabama News Network Staff

Kaepernick and Reid Settle Collusion Case Against the NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said: “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The…

Flu Cases Still on the Rise in Alabama

Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama. A new report from state health officials says the illness is widespread in most of the state. Al.com reports that Mobile County is the only area in the where numbers aren’t increasing. The flu has been blamed for 15 deaths in the state since September. One of the victims was a…

Tuskegee PD Gets Grant for New Equipment

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $24,000 grant to provide equipment for the Tuskegee Police Department. The city will use the funds to purchase Tasers, digital fingerprinting machines, digital cameras and laptops. “I am pleased to award this grant to the city of Tuskegee to provide needed equipment for their police officers,” Ivey said. “I commend them for the work…

Plan to Honor Former Birmingham Mayor Convicted of Bribery Sparking Controversy

A plan to honor a former Birmingham mayor who went to prison for bribery is sparking disagreement in the city. Birmingham’s current mayor, Randall Woodfin, has proposed renaming a city recreational facility for Larry Langford, an ex-mayor convicted in a bribery scheme a decade ago. Langford died in January after being released from federal prison because of poor health. Woodfin…

Top Congress Democrats Plans to Oppose Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Congress’ two top Democrats say they’ll use “every remedy available” to oppose President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency to shift billions of federal dollars into building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH’-see) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday they’ll take action “in the Congress, in the Courts, and in the public.” They…

Food Regulators Unable to Identify Source of Romaine Lettuce Contamination

U.S. food regulators say they weren’t able to identify a contamination source for a food poisoning outbreak that prompted them to warn people to avoid romaine lettuce this fall . The Food and Drug Administration says it wasn’t able to determine how a water reservoir on a Santa Barbara County, California, farm became contaminated with E. coli. It also says…

Head of FEMA Announces Resignation

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina. Brock Long said in a letter Wednesday to agency employees that he was resigning to spend more time with his family. Long was under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog, and word…

Gamblers Betting on AAF Games Despite No Knowledge of Teams

Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. That’s still not stopping gamblers from making and bookmakers from taking bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football. One weekend of games has been played and the league has already drawn interest from some gamblers. It’s not nearly as much…