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Law Enforcement Officials in Dallas Co. Back Aniah’s Law

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Aniah’s Law is on the ballot in the upcoming election — as Amendment One. And law enforcement officials in Dallas County are urging voters — to vote yes for the amendment on Tuesday. The state legislature passed Aniah’s Law. The governor signed it. And now it’s on the ballot for a vote of the people….

In-Court Jury Trials Resume in Dallas County

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Things are slowly starting to get back to normal around the state — after COVID-19 shut down activities that required people to gather in confined spaces. The judicial system slowed to a crawl due to COVID-19. Non-jury trials continued during the pandemic — but jury trials completely stopped. The wheels of justice are said to…

Montgomery County Court to Offer Traffic Ticket Amnesty Program

The Montgomery County District Court, along with the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s Office, will offer an amnesty program for individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants for certain traffic tickets. The program will be offered March 1-2, 20118. To qualify for the amnesty program, an individual must meet the following criteria: 1. The traffic ticket(s) were adjudicated in Montgomery County District…

Alabama Supreme Court Rules State Can Seize Machines from Greenetrack

The decision reverses a lower court ruling.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a lower court and says the state can seize more than 800 electronic bingo machines from a west Alabama gambling hall. The unanimous decision released Friday involves the Greenetrack gambling facility, located in Greene County southwest of Birmingham. The justices say that 825 machines confiscated from Greenetrack amount to illegal…

Protesters Rally at Hearing for Justice Roy Moore

A court is considering whether suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should lose his job for an order on gay marriage. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary held a hearing Monday on judicial investigators’ request to remove Moore from office. Moore denies any wrongdoing and is asking the court to dismiss administrative charges filed earlier this year. Moore is accused…

Update: House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s Trial Starts

Prosecutors are laying out their case against indicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. In opening statements Tuesday, prosecutor Matt Hart told jurors that Hubbard took contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars each month from companies that wanted to influence legislation. Hart said Hubbard needed the money because he was losing a job with the company that broadcasts Auburn University…

Suspect Convicted of 2014 Millbrook Murder

An Elmore County judge has returned a guilty verdict for a suspect charged in a 2014 murder in Millbrook. Jadrian Long has been convicted of the murder of 25-year-old Denard Williams of Montgomery. Police say Long shot Williams in October 2014 in the 1100 block of Jackson Road. Long will be sentenced February 23rd at 8:30 AM. Categories: Crime, Montgomery Metro,…