Alabama News

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….

Alabama’s Proposed Abortion Ban Approved by Committee

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a near total ban on abortion, but added an exception for rape and incest. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday for the bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion. The bill could be before the full Senate Thursday. The legislation comes after four states approved…

State Auditor Requests Public Hangings for Cop Killers

State Auditor Jim Zeigler wants to bring back public hangings for anyone convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer.  He’s laid out a plan to crack down on cop killers and sent it to President Donald Trump. Zeigler says ten law enforcement officers across the country have been killed already this year, two recently in Birmingham and Mobile.   In a…

Sunflower Field Brings Visitors to Autaugaville

The Sunflower Field in Autaugaville is officially in bloom and people from across the state are making the drive to check it out. The Sunflower Field is located at the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 33 in Autauga County. This is the third year the Sheridan Family opened their sunflower field to the public.  Visiting the field is…

Body of Rantavious Love Recovered from Coosa River

Elmore County officials have recovered the body of a 15-year-old boy who went missing earlier this week. Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis confirms the body of Rantavious Love was recovered at 6:45 this morning near Gold Star Park. Love was swept away in the Coosa River while swimming with friends Wednesday afternoon. Crews had searched for him over the past days….