Alabama News

Air Ambulance Flips while Landing at Headland Airport

A helicopter ambulance flipped onto its side while landing at an airport in the Henry County city of Headland. The Dothan Eagle reports the helicopter wasn’t carrying any patients when it flipped during the Christmas landing. The pilot was hospitalized after the crash at Headland Municipal Airport and two other crew members escaped serious injury. The city police chief says…

Alabama Ups Deer Disease Checks; CWD in Neighboring States

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama is increasing checks for a lethal deer disease because chronic wasting disease has been found in neighboring Mississippi and Tennessee. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is asking hunters to submit harvested deer for tests. This can be done at check stations, drop-off freezers, or offices of the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries….

Federal judge blocks Alabama’s tough abortion law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has blocked an Alabama abortion ban that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking Alabama from enforcing the law, which would have called for a sentence of 10 years to life in…

Governor Ivey: STAR I.D. Deadline Approaching

Have you heard of the STAR I.D.?  It’s a new identification system and state leaders are urging you to get yours as soon as possible. This is the new driver’s license with a star in the top left corner.  The federal deadline is October 1, 2020.   On that day, you will need a STAR I.D. or a passport for all…

MCSO Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo

Some local seniors grabbed their fishing poles for a day out on the water with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. It was all part of the Senior Citizen’s Fishing Rodeo.  There is a six fish limit, but many people say this is about more than just fishing.  It’s a chance to get out and enjoy a nice day meeting new…

Longtime Millbrook Business Shut Down

An empty parking lot, closed doors and windows, it’s an unusual lunch hour sight at Smokehouse BBQ in Millbrook.  The restaurant has been in business for over 25 years, but was shut down last week after falling behind on sales tax payments. “Only two months out of the 12, had those taxes been remitted,” explained Mayor Al Kelley. Kelley says…

House May Vote on Measure to Abolish Elected School Board

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama House of Representatives could vote Friday on a proposal to replace Alabama’s elected state school board with a new commission appointed by the governor. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh have championed the effort. The fate of their proposal will be decided on what is expected to be the…

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama’s New Abortion Ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Alabama abortion providers seeking to overturn the nation’s most stringent abortion law. The lawsuit says the Alabama law to criminalize abortion…

Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate has approved a bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana for some medical conditions. Senators swiftly approved the bill Thursday morning on a 17-6 vote. It now moves to the House of Representatives. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence said research shows medical marijuana can offer relief to patients with certain chronic medical…

House Committee to Consider Revamped Lottery Bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A legislative committee is considering reworked lottery legislation as supporters anticipate a tight vote in the House of Representatives. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Thursday heard details of a substitute plan by Rep. Steve Clouse. Committee members will vote next week. The bill, like the Senate-passed plan, authorizes a lottery with paper tickets….