Alabama

Tomorrow is Game Day. Will The Tide Roll?

From CBS Sports

2019 national championship odds, line: Clemson vs. Alabama picks, top predictions from proven model on 49-27 roll   “…….check out the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary…

Alabama Has 5th Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate

Security company offers free ride vouchers for New Years

  TheSafewize group is offering free vouchers for New Year’s rides to the first 100 people to register for them in the five states with the most drunk driving fatalities, including Alabama.   The numbers used to rank the states are based on figures from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also writes: Economic Cost for All Traffic Crashes The…

Lots of People on Community Supervision in U.S.

Alabama's rate is higher than most area states.

Alabama has among the highest rates of people on probation and community supervision compared to all but one of the states surrounding us. Florida’s rate is even higher. The Pew Charitable Trust ranks Alabama as having higher rates than Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. Probation and parole rates grew nationally by triple digits in the years between 1980 and 2016, mostly…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly in November

Alabama’s unemployment rate dipped slightly last month. State officials said Friday the jobless rate was 4 percent of the workforce in November. That’s down from 4.1 percent in October. The national jobless rate in November was 3.7 percent. The November 2017 rate in Alabama was 3.8 percent. State officials say the jobless rate last month represented about 87,800 unemployed persons….

Alabama asks Supreme Court to review abortion ruling

Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions. State lawmakers voted in 2016 to ban the abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. A federal judge blocked the law as an unconstitutional restriction on abortion access. Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office asked the high court Thursday…

Alabama Tops Liberty behind Perfect Donta Hall

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Donta Hall made all six of his shots from the field, scoring 21 points as Alabama eased past Liberty 84-75 on Tuesday night in the neutral-site Rocket City Classic. A pair of players enjoying a homecoming of sorts helped lift the Tide (7-3) to their second consecutive victory. Kira Lewis Jr., a freshman guard making his…

Man and Woman Sentenced in Torture Slaying

A woman and a man convicted in the kidnapping and torture death of an Alabama woman three years ago have been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Tuscaloosa News reports 25-year-old Alyssa Watson and 38-year-old Marcus George were sentenced Monday by a Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court judge. The two among the defendants convicted in the 2015 slaying of 29-year-old…

EXTRA: Chronic Wasting Disease

Alabama Wildlife officials are fighting to keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Alabama.  There have been three confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Mississippi this year.  The most recent cases were confirmed this fall and the proximity to the Alabama border is causing concern. It’s compared to Mad Cow Disease but for deer;   Chronic Wasting Disease is a fatal…

Judge Provides Mall Shooting Evidence to Defense

A judge is ordering prosecutors to provide the defense with evidence about a confrontation that sparked a fatal police shooting in an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. Jefferson County District Judge William A. Bell Jr. issued a brief order Wednesday granting a request by 20-year-old Erron Brown for evidence in the attempted murder case against him. He’s charged with…