Author: Alabama News Network Staff

Alabama Orders ‘Chemical Castration’ of Some Child Molesters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama will require some sex offenders whose crimes involve children to take chemical castration medication during parole, a requirement that has prompted some legal concerns and appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The law will require sex offenders whose crimes involved children under 13 to receive the medication that is supposed…

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to Attend Paris Air Show

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is taking a state delegation to the upcoming Paris Air Show. The Alabama delegation includes economic development specialists, elected officials, university representatives and others attending the aerospace industry event. Ivey’s office said the governor and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield have meetings with aerospace companies including Raytheon, Blue Origin and the United Launch…

Tuscaloosa Mayor Takes Steps to Stop Spate of Gun Violence

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Tuscaloosa’s mayor is taking steps to curb a recent wave of gun violence. Among the steps announced recently: An emergency measure that allows the police chief to make staffing changes to address the problem. The Tuscaloosa News reports that it will allow Police Chief Steve Anderson to approve overtime and special details without going through the…

Alabama is Getting 3 New License Plates, Redesigning Others

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Three new Alabama license plates are coming online next month. The Alabama Department of Revenue says plates for Colon Cancer Awareness, Prostate Cancer Research and Thank a Lineman have exceeded the minimum number of pre-commitments and will be available for sale beginning July 1. WAFF-TV reports the plates cost an additional $50. The department says four…

Alabama Governor Approves Anti-Voyeurism Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an anti-voyeurism bill. The legislation signed Tuesday outlaws “upskirting.” That’s when a photo is taken up a women’s skirt or blouse without her consent. The bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Clyde Chambliss makes it a misdemeanor to take an image without a person’s consent. It becomes a Class C…

Alabama Man Accused in Hit-and-Run at Country Music Fest

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama man is in custody for the hit-and-run crash at this year’s Rock The South event that left a pedestrian seriously injured. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency late Friday announced the arrest of 40-year-old Kevin Michael Talley, of Cullman. He faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The June 1 crash…

Man Faces Life in Prison for 2016 Attempted Murder, Kidnapping

District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced today that a Montgomery County man has been convicted of Attempted Murder, Robbery First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, and Criminal Mischief First Degree for the 2016 kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder of a Montgomery woman. Kerstin Reese and two co-defendants burst into the victim’s home armed with guns during the night of September 6, 2016,…

Andalusia Man Leads Police on Chase Around City

An Andalusia man was arrested today after leading police on a chase around the east side of Andalusia. Christopher Terry Clinton, 42, of Andalusia, was taken into custody just after 4:30 PM this afternoon after Officer Lucas Maddox attempted a traffic stop on him. The attempted traffic stop occurred around 12:40 PM. Clinton managed to evade officers after a short…

Report: Retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier Arrested in Daphne

Spencer Collier mug shot – from WKRG/Mobile   According to a Mobile TV station, retiring Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier was arrested in Baldwin County today for allegedly making a false report. WKRG-TV reports Collier, who was the first-ever secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) lives in the nearby Baldwin County town of Fairhope. His retirement as Selma…