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New Law Allows Alabamians to Hunt Hogs and Coyotes at Night

Alabama is making it easier to hunt two animals that often stir up all kinds of problems for landowners, 
coyotes and feral hogs.

The state wildlife agency says a new law signed by Gov. Kay Ivey allows hunters who purchase a license to kill the animals at night.

Legislature Approves Law Named After Aniah Blanchard

The Alabama Legislature awarded final approval on Thursday to “Aniah’s Law,” a constitutional amendment  sponsored by State Rep. Chip Brown (R – Mobile) that allows prosecutors and judges broader discretion in requesting and denying bail to those accused of committing violent crimes. The amendment will now go on the statewide ballot for ratification by voters in a referendum election. “Too…

Up-skirting Victims Push To Fill loophole in Alabama law

Taking a picture or video of a person’s intimate body parts without consent could soon be a crime in Alabama. A bill to criminalize so-called up-skirting passed the Senate and moves to the House for a final vote. All U.S. states prohibit photography of individuals in a place like a dressing room where they can expect privacy. More than half…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ride-Sharing Bill Into Law

1/1Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ride-Sharing Bill Into Law Show Caption Hide Caption Ridesharing companies like Uber can now operate statewide in Alabama. Governor Kay Ivey signed the ride-sharing bill into law Thursday morning at the capitol. The law allows companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate throughout Alabama. The governor says it is another step in creating more jobs…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ridesharing Bill into Law

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday — alongside state Representative David Faulkner, state Senator Bobby Singleton, Ride for Alabama coalition members and local rideshare drivers — signed Alabama’s rideshare legislation into law during a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol.   Alabama is the 45th state in the nation to welcome comprehensive ridesharing, allowing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate statewide. The law officially takes…

New Law Provides More Access to Drug That Reverses Opioid Overdose

A newly enacted law expands access to Naloxone, a drug that can reverse some opioid overdoses in certain emergency situations. The law authorizes State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller to sign a standing order to allow Alabama’s pharmacists to dispense the medication to people in a position to assist others at risk of an overdose as well as to an…

Gov. Bentley Signs Suicide Prevention Act into Law

Governor Robert Bentley signed The Jason Flatt Act – Alabama (SB11) into law, making Alabama the 18th state to pass The Jason Flatt Act since 2007. The Bill was sponsored by Senator Gerald Allen of Alabama Senate District 11. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in our nation, and 3rd leading cause in Alabama, for ages 10-24. The…

DEA Hopes to Loosen Laws on Marijuana

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is trying to change the laws around marijuana. While there are no major plans to legalize the drug, the type of crime might be changing. Currently, marijuana – both medicinal and recreational – is considered a Schedule I drug. The DEA defines these drugs as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high…

Prayers for Butler County Officers

A group of prayer warriors has spent the last month praying for every group, business, organization and person in Butler County. Wednesday, they completed their long list with a stop at the Greenville Police Department to pray for and with police and other law enforcement. The group is participating in the 21 Day Prayer Challenge, and hopes they showed their…

Legislators Introduce Lottery Proposal

Some lawmakers say it’s time for Alabama to consider a lottery. Tuesday, Senator Jim McClendon of Springville and Representative Alan Harper of Northport introduced legislation for the upcoming session. It would allow Alabamians a chance to vote on a lottery. McClendon said he is introducing the bill because his constituents “constantly” tell him they want to see a lottery in Alabama. The bill…