Alabama

Government Seeks to Dismiss Alabama Lawsuit over Census

The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama’s lawsuit seeking to include only citizens and other legal residents in 2020 U.S. Census counts. U.S. Department of Commerce made the request in a Friday court filing responding to the state’s lawsuit. Alabama and Congressman Mo Brooks sued the Commerce Department and U.S. Census Bureau last year over the practice…

Secretary of State John Merrill Running for U.S. Senate Seat

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has just announced he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. There has been speculation for weeks about him running, but today he made it official. The announcement came before hundreds of supporters and a strong media presence. Merrill says that people have been approaching him about the seat for months now and his…

Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed in State Senate

A medical marijuana bill has stalled in the Alabama Senate under a filibuster threat. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill Wednesday night. However, Melson says he believes he has the votes needed to eventually pass the legislation in the Senate. The bill would set up a state oversight commission and a process for prescribing…

Proposed Abortion Ban to Get Senate Vote Next Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State senators are expected to debate Alabama’s proposed abortion ban next week. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward said the panel will vote Wednesday following a public hearing. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he anticipates the bill being before senators Thursday. The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion. It contains…

Alabama: Top State in The South-East for Financial Literacy

Yes.......another source ranks the state 3rd for bankruptcies.

Virginia is #1, and Louisiana is dead last in this ranking by the Wallet Hub group.   How did they reach their ranking? “In order to find the states with the best financial literacy, WalletHub analyzed financial-education programs and consumer habits — combined with the results of WalletHub’s proprietary WalletLiteracy Survey — in each of the 50 states and the…

Blue-Gray Tennis Tournament Underway in Montgomery

70th Year....Alabama and Auburn teams--men and women--- are in the competition

      21-Feb-2019 The Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic will be played on February 21st – 23rd at Lagoon Park and O’Connor Tennis Center. Men’s Teams                                                   Women’s Teams Alabama Crimson Tide             …

Troy Hunting Death

61 year old victim

Police in Troy are investigating an apparent fatal hunting accident. They say an as yet unnamed 61 year old man was shot to death by a hunting partner who mistook him for a deer on Pike County Road 7741. The victim was shot once in the chest with a high–powered rifle. The incident is so far considered a “death investigation”,…

5TH Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world, and known to some as modern day slavery. Human trafficking affects millions of people world wide, including some people here in Alabama. Today the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force held a summit to teach law enforcement, teachers and other responders the signs of human trafficking. Attorney General Steve Marshall…

Alabamians Worry About Crime!

State ranks 2nd. Louisiana is #1.

Alabama residents rank second when it comes to being worried about crime. That’s according to a survey by a security equipment company safewise.   The number one state where resident worry the least: Vermont. The rest of the report is HERE. Categories: News, Statewide Tags: Alabama, crim, Louisianna. Safewise, worries states