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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…

Former Alabama Commissioner of Labor Tom Surtees Has Died

Surtees died Friday morning after a battle with cancer.

Tom Surtees, who served under two governors as Revenue Commissioner and Labor Commissioner has died.  The Alabama Department of Labor says Surtees died after a long battle with cancer.  He was 66. Surtees was appointed as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue in 2004 by Governor Bob Riley. He served in that capacity until 2007, when he was appointed…