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Suspect Charged in Millbrook Robbery-Homicide

The Millbrook Police Department has made an arrest in a deadly shooting. Ki-Juan Wyatt, 25, of Prattville is charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Lewis Lucas. On Thursday, March 4,…

Resisting Pressure, Governor Ivey Extends Mask Order

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has faced political pressure and angry constituents over her state’s mask order during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the 76-year-old governor of the deeply red state has resisted calls to drop the requirement…

Lottery, Casino Vote Ahead in Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state senator said Alabama lawmakers are headed to a vote on a lottery and casino bill. Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston said he expects his bill will come to the Senate floor Tuesday. It…

House Advances Oversight Bill in Response to Prison Leases

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers, reacting to the governor’s $3 billion plan to lease prisons, advanced a bill Tuesday that would give the legislative branch more oversight over large expenditures. The House of Representatives voted 98-0 to approve the…

Troy University to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to the Public

Troy University is working with the Alabama Department of Public Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations starting Thursday at 9 a.m. Vaccines will be administered at the Health Center located next to the Trojan Center on campus. Troy University has received…

Wahl elected chairman of Alabama Republican Party

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — John Wahl, a butterfly farmer and state GOP officer, has been elected as the new chairman of the Alabama Republican Party. Wahl replaces longtime chairwoman Terry Lathan who…

Hospital Group Supports Mask Order Extension in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama hospitals are supporting an extension of a statewide face mask order until more people become vaccinated against COVID-19. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce this week whether she will extend the face-covering mandate…

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