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Tropical Storm Sally Set to Become Hurricane and Threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Tropical Storm Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Sally is expected to become a hurricane on Monday and reach shore by early Tuesday, bringing hurricane conditions to a region stretching from from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi….

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

  As Tropical Storm Sally approaches, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Sunday: From Governor Kay Ivey: “As we head in to a new week, we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Sally. It is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While it is currently not being predicted as a direct hit…

Police: Missing Florida Teen Held Captive at Louisiana Motel by Alabama Man Rescued

Jonathan Andrew Gibson Authorities say a missing 14-year-old Florida girl has been rescued from a Louisiana motel, where police say she was being held captive by an Baldwin County (Ala.) man. 30-year-old Jonathan Andrew Gibson, now charged with kidnapping and rape, was jailed without bond in Alexandria, Louisiana, as of Thursday. A police statement says a tip led them to…

Three High-Speed Chase suspects are Back in Louisiana.

They face murder and robbery charges

The three suspects, Mississippi residents, were taken back to Louisiana after Montgomery County Alabama authorities arrested them following a high-speed chase on I-65 and I-85, ending in Pike Road on December 29th.   Levi Lee, 17 Lance Rouse, 24 Melissa Smith. 29 Categories: Crime, Montgomery, News Tags: High-Speed Chase, louisiana

ACLU asks 10 States for Public Records on Immigrant Program

The American Civil Liberties Union has sent record requests to Republican attorneys general in 10 states and Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter looking for any communication with the federal government about a program that benefits young immigrants living in the country illegally. Otter and the attorneys general in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and West…

Louisiana Expands Medicaid

Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program. More than 233,000 people – largely the working poor – have been enrolled so far in the government-financed insurance coverage offered under the health law championed by President Barack Obama. The expanded coverage starts Friday. Medicaid expansion fulfills of one of Democratic Gov. John…

A Louisiana Company Could Be Bringing More Jobs to Alabama

A southwest Louisiana company links more than 500 Louisiana and Texas restaurants with drivers for home delivery, and plans to add 100 jobs at a technology operations center in south-central Lafayette. Waitr Inc. is based in Lake Charles. It has 129 employees there and at offices in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and the Houston area, where it also operates. Officials say…

Two Alabama Football Players Arrested on Drug and Weapon Charges

MONROE, La. (AP)- Star Alabama tackle Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence Jones have been arrested on drug and weapons charges. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s records show Robinson and Jones were cited Tuesday for the misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon in the presence of narcotics. Robinson also faces a charge of felony possession of stolen firearms. Monroe police detective…