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Pandemic causes another trial delay for Alabama sheriff

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) – The trial of a long-serving Alabama sheriff accused of theft and ethics charges is being delayed again. A circuit judge is citing the coronavirus pandemic for his decision to postpone the case against Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely. Blakely was first set to go on trial in March 2020, but the case was delayed until March…

Alabama Seeks to Proceed with Vernon Madison Execution

The Alabama attorney general’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let the execution of an inmate proceed. The attorney general’s office on Thursday afternoon asked the high court to vacate a stay of execution for Vernon Madison issued hours earlier by the 11th U.S. Court of Criminal Appeals. Three judges on the 11th Circuit said there should be…