Alabama News

AG Marshall Talks to Hospital Staff About Opioid Crisis

The ongoing fight against the opioid crisis in Alabama continues tonight.  Now, Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking the fight to the front lines to see the problem first hand. The opioid crisis is often described through statistics and studies and few people see it firsthand like nurses and doctors.   Amanda Hannon with the Elmore Community Hospital says it’s…

Deadline for Candidate Qualifying this Week

The deadline to qualify for state elections is closing in.  The deadline is this Friday at 5 p.m. Here’s breakdown of some of the candidates who have qualified so far: Republican candidates for Governor: Kay Ivey, Tommy Battle Scott Dawson, Bill Hightower and Michael McAllister Democratic candidates for Governor: Sue Bell Cobb, Walt Maddox, James Fields and Anthony White Republican…

School System Criticized for Prayer at Graduation, Baccalaureate Program on Campus

A baccalaureate program and commencement ceremony in Opp are being brought into question.  The Freedom from Religion Foundation says the recent baccalaureate ceremony at Opp High School is illegal and that there should not have been a prayer at the school’s graduation. The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to the school telling them to change their polices, while…

Moral Movement Alabama Rallies at State House

As lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday, Moral Movement Alabama rallied for their attention outside.  Members of the organization say their legislators aren’t responding to their concerns. The group sent House Speaker Mac McCutcheon and Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh a letter requesting a meeting in February.  As of Tuesday, they still have not heard back. “Our legislators are…

ALEA Prepares for Lake Season

  Lake season is right around the corner and ALEA Marine Patrol troopers want to make sure you stay safe. They are already seeing more people on the water as the temperatures continue to rise, but their staffing is at an all-time low. “We’re spread very very thin and we’re in desperate need of more personnel,” explained Captain Jonathan Archer….

Constituents Frustrated with Congressional Representatives

For the second time since February, the organization Together Montgomery has invited Montgomery County Congressional Representatives Mike Rogers, Terri Sewell and Martha Roby to a town hall meeting.  Both times the representatives did not attend. “My representative is Mike Rodgers and nationally the thing that I think is most important is why are our legislators not calling for an independent…

1 Killed, 1 Critically Injured in Tallapoosa Co. Plane Crash

One person is dead and another is critically injured after a plane crash in Tallapoosa County, according to Sheriff Jimmy Abbett. A Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed in a wooded area near Slaughter’s Crossing Road, east of Dadeville, around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Abbett identified the victim as 66-year-old Jeannette Carol Currier of Daleville.  Her husband, 67-year-old David Lee Currier is in critical…

Facebook Page Features Bad Road Conditions Across Alabama

Everyone knows the struggle of driving down damaged roads and dodging potholes. It’s something that many drivers say they face everyday in the Montgomery area, but it’s not just a problem in Montgomery. The TRIP report finds that across the state 19% of major urban roads are in poor condition. “It’s imperative that we do all we can to provide our…

Suspected Bird Flu Cases in Alabama

State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier has issued a stop movement order on certain types of poultry in the state.  This comes as officials announce there are three suspected bird flu cases in Alabama. “We don’t call them positive, we call them either suspect or non-negatives, so that lets us know that we’ve got some genetic materials stirring around in there…

Former Governor Don Siegelman Released from Federal Prison

News of former Governor Don Siegelman’s release from federal prison traveled fast in the Capital City Wednesday.  Many people in Montgomery were happy to hear the news.   Siegelman served as governor from 1999 to 2003.  In 2006, he was convicted of bribery, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges for selling a seat on the state health board to HealthSouth…