Alabama News

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…

Rock the Vote Takes Stand Against Senator Jeff Sessions

Rock The Vote is taking a stand against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General and they’ve now started a social media campaign called #StopSessions. Rock The Vote is a nonprofit and nonpartisan group working to register young people to vote, and then get them out to the polls.  Officials with the organization say they are most concerned with Senator…

Georgiana Police Chief resigns, officers walk-off the job

The city of Georgiana was without the majority of their police force Monday.  This comes after their police chief resigned over disagreements with the mayor. Former police chief David Scruggs says the issue comes from years of disagreements and that it all boiled over in what he calls a “heated argument” at a football game Friday night. “It’s built up…

Alexander City runoff race for mayor

UPDATE: Jim Nabors defeats current mayor Charles Shaw in the runoff race.  Nabors received 73.2% of the vote to Shaw’s 26.8%. The mayoral election in Alexander City has gone to a runoff race between Mayor Charles Shaw, the incumbent, and Jim Nabors. Poll workers at a polling location in District 3 tell Alabama News Network that they’ve seen about the…

Special Session wrap up

The Special Session has come to a close.  Between a lottery bill and the BP settlement, lawmakers had their hands full. The lottery bill failed in the Senate but the BP bill was passed Wednesday. Political Analyst Steve Flowers say the bill is only a temporary fix for the Medicaid shortfall. “How are we going to fund medicaid,” he asked,…

Lottery bill goes to House floor Thursday

Debates of a lottery bill continued Wednesday in the legislature.  A lottery bill made it out of a House committee and will be discussed on the House floor Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley calls this a step in the right direction. “I’m asking legislators to let the people vote on this issue,” he said, “this has been a decade’s old problem…