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How Will Alabama Public Schools Look in 2020-2021?

Alabama Public Schools are slowly making the transition back to some form of in-person instruction. Starting on June 1st with summer school, some students and teachers will return to the classroom.  Some schools…

Update: Body Found in Lake Martin Identified

Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett says the body found in Lake Martin on Sunday afternoon has now been identified. He says the victim was 34-year-old Anthony Lee Thornton of Tallassee. On  Sunday at about 1:25 P.M., the Sheriff's Office received…

Alabama Coronavirus Outlook Worsening Amid State Reopening

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)- As casinos, churches, and more reopen, Alabama's coronavirus caseload is worsening. The State's political leaders and health experts are struggling to make many residents see the continued need for social distancing, crowd limitations, and wearing masks after…

Sessions, Running for Senate, rejects Trump’s criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Sessions is pushing back at President Donald Trump’s criticism, telling Trump that he was “damn fortunate” Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation. Sessions responded pointedly on Twitter after Trump called Sessions untrustworthy and reiterated…

Alabama Enacts Ban on Outdoor Burning Over Air Quality

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is banning outdoor burning in a dozen of its 67 counties to protect air quality. The order, which includes the state’s most populated counties, covers areas that have a history of air pollution problems, according…

Alabama Jobless Rate Jumps to 12.9% because of Pandemic

Alabama's unemployment rate has jumped to 12.9% in April during the economic shutdown linked to the coronavirus pandemic. That's the worst in nearly 38 years. Statistics released by the state Friday show nearly 217,000 people lost jobs from March to…

Troopers Increase Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

  Memorial Day is one of the busier travel weekends and state troopers want to ensure that everyone makes it to and from their destinations safely. All available troopers will be on patrol for the holiday weekend. Troopers encourage people…

Troy University to Offer Free Post-COVID Leadership Course

Troy University plans to offer a 4-week Leadership 101 course this summer. University officials say the course is designed to equip students to thrive in a post-pandemic world, regardless of where they are now in their lives and careers. The…

Sessions Defends Recusal in Letter to Alabama Voters

  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is seeking to reclaim his seat after serving as President Donald Trump's attorney general. In an open letter to Alabama voters, Sessions explains his recusal from the investigation into Russian…

Group Buys Alabama Abortion Clinic to Keep it From Closing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama-based abortion rights group received a flood of donations after state lawmakers in 2019 attempted to outlaw abortion. The group used the money to purchase the state's busiest abortion clinic to ensure it stays open…

Son of State Auditor Jim Ziegler dies

According to a post State Auditor Jim Zeigler's Facebook page, his 26-year-old son, Win Zeigler has died. The post says Win Zeigler "stopped breathing and died in his bed" and that "due to his age, an autopsy will be performed."…

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