Alabama

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

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…