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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…

Adviser Says Her Company Got $91,000 For Governor’s Work

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley’s senior political adviser says her company was paid $91,000 last year for consulting work for the governor and his agenda. Rebekah Caldwell Mason on Friday released a summary of payments after questions about how she is paid. She plays a key role in Bentley’s administration but is not on state payroll. Mason says…

Tallassee Teen Found Safe, ALEA Cancels Alert

A Tallassee teen who went missing for more than two weeks has been found safe. Wednesday afternoon, the Alabama Law Enforcement cancelled the alert for Kiara Nicole Neal. Authorities say she was found walking near a house in Brewton. Neal was last seen leaving her after school program on March 9th. Her family says she never came home that night. The…

Governor Bentley Fires ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier

Governor Bentley announced Tuesday evening that he fired Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier effective Immediately. “Spencer Collier and I have served together a long time, dating back to my time in the Alabama House of Representatives,” Governor Bentley said. “He is a friend of mine, and led the implementation of the consolidation of state law enforcement functions into one…

Bentley Places Law Enforcement Secretary on Medical Leave

Gov. Robert Bentley is placing the head of Alabama’s state law enforcement agency on medical leave. Bentley announced the decision about Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier on Wednesday. The medical leave will last for as long as three months, allowing Collier time to recover from what the governor’s office describes as an upcoming back surgery. Bentley is appointing…

Alabama Trooper Stops Speeders, Delivers Baby instead

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – Expecting to write up a ticket for speeding, an Alabama State Trooper ended up helping a woman give birth. Danny Lowe, of Huntsville, tells news outlets that he was driving his wife, Shawna, and their unborn baby to an Athens hospital on Sunday morning when he was pulled over by Trooper Michael Kesler for speeding. While…