Alabama

TSA Finds 4 Loaded Guns in Bags at Birmingham Airport

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Federal officials say four loaded firearms were found at security checkpoints in Birmingham’s airport within three days. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell said in a statement that two loaded handguns were found in passengers’ carry-on bags Monday morning at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Howell says and two loaded firearms were also found in passengers’ carry-on…

Almost 45k Alabama Residents to Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Starting in April, Alabama will cut almost 45,000 people’s access to the food assistance program known as SNAP (commonly known as food stamps), increasing hunger and hardship for some of the state’s poorest residents. Many Alabama citizens may not know their assistance will be cut. This cut comes at a time when joblessness and part-time employment for many SNAP-eligible groups…

Alabama Supreme Court Rules Against VictoryLand Reopening

Attorney General Luther Strange hailed the Alabama Supreme Court’s decision Thursday against VictoryLand as a resounding victory for the rule of law and the definitive word that electronic bingo is illegal in Alabama. “The Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling is abundantly clear that electronic bingo is illegal and repeated court challenges to the contrary will not change that fact,” said Attorney General Strange. “I cannot…

Alabama Reaches 100 Percent Participation in Project Lifesave

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) today, March 31, welcomed Sheriffs’ Offices and other law enforcement partners from across the state to celebrate the fact that Alabama has reached 100 percent participation in Project Lifesaver International. The program is designed to quickly locate lost individuals who may have Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome, autism or other cognitive conditions that lead to…

Alabama Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Prosecutors say an Alabama man has been indicted after being accused of producing child pornography involving four minors over the course of eight years. U.S. Attorney Joyce White and Justice Department’s Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced Wednesday that 53-year-old Gregory Jerome Lee was indicted on charges of child pornography, conspiracy to advertise child pornography and conspiracy to distribute…

Tide, Tigers’ Montgomery showdown awaits

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The Crimson Tide takes to the road for a four-game road trip, starting first with Tuesday’s meeting with in-state rival Auburn for the annual MAX Capital City Classic. The two teams will meet for the eighth consecutive year in Montgomery for the non-conference match-up. First pitch of Tuesday’s contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on the…

Alabama’s Unemployment Rate Still Above National Average

Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate is 6.2%. “The momentum that we are seeing in our employment numbers continues to be encouraging,” Governor Robert Bentley said.  “Our mission to provide all Alabamians with a job remains my top priority.  The growth that we are consistently seeing, combined with the regular announcements of…

Prattville to Hold Informational Session Regarding Alabama’s Bicentennial

The Prattville Mayor’s Office will host a public information session regarding plans for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration on Wednesday, March 30th, 2 P.M., at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce. The program is free and open to everyone interested. Beginning in 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will kick off a three-year commemoration period and launch significant projects and initiatives—such as traveling history…

CDC: Heart Disease on Decline-except in Alabama

Other SE States also show an increase.

Deaths from heart disease have declined in the U.S. overall in recent years, but certain areas have seen less progress than others. That’s according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Prior research from the AHA found that deaths due to cardiovascular diseasedeclined by almost 29 percent from 2003 to 2013. Still, about 610,000 people…

Montgomery’s Chandler Taylor tabbed SEC Frosh of the week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (rolltide.com)- Alabama outfielder Chandler Taylor was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The award marks the first in-season conference honor the Crimson Tide has collected in 2016. Taylor wrapped up his week with four hits, three of which were for extra bases including one double and his team-leading third and fourth home…