Alabama

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

Flu Widespread in Alabama

1 child death reported

Figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health show that flu activity in the state is up nearly 6 percent in the last three weeks. Al.com reports one flu-related pediatric death was reported from Jan. 20-26. No information on where the child lived or its age was available. The department’s data shows activity as widespread throughout much of Alabama, including…

State Gets an “F” for Almost All Tobacco Laws

Grades given by Lung Association.

Alabama gets a “D” in the category of being a “state (that) has increased the age at which stores can sell tobacco products to people to age 21. Increasing the minimum age of sale to 21 will decrease smoking by kids. And that’s the BEST grade the state earned. All of the other Alabama grades were “F”. See the stat…

Alabama (& 28 other States) Rank Low in Laws Protecting LGBTQ Persons

Many of the low ranking states are in The South.

The Human Rights Campaign is out with a ranking of the states based on the laws they have protecting LGBTQ persons. And Alabama is among the states ranked as not providing “basic equality” Those states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South…

Alabama is 2nd Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians

State has 2nd highest Pedietrian Danger Index Rank in the US. Florida is #1.

  And Montgomery is a case in point…with some 20 pedestrian deaths between 2008 and 2017. The 2019 “Dangerous By Design” report indicates a cluster of those deaths occurred along the South Boulevard near I-65. That’s near the Greyhound Bus Station on one side of the street and several fast-food restaurants and hotels on the other. One of the most…

Police Identify Birmingham Officer Shot and Killed

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Alabama (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials have released the name of an Alabama police sergeant killed in an early morning shooting. Birmingham police officials identified the officer as 44-year-old Sgt. Wytasha Carter. Local news media report Carter had served with the Birmingham Police Department since…

Flu on the Rise in Alabama, Other Southern States

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Federal health officials say that the flu is now widespread in Alabama – and it’s expected to increase. Al.com reports that Alabama is among 19 states reporting high levels of influenza in a recent report to the Centers for Disease Control. High levels of the flu were also reported in Mississippi, Georgia and South Carolina, among…

Chiropractor Sentenced to 3-plus years in Fraud Case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama-based chiropractor, who was accused in a scheme to conduct fraudulent physical examinations on prospective long haul truckers and submit false documents to federal transportation regulators, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The Ledger-Enquirer reports Chief U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins of the Middle District of Alabama sentenced Dr. Kenneth…