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The Latest on COVID-19 in Alabama; Infection Rate is Slowing Down

The Alabama Department of Public Health is reporting the Coronavirus case count is now more than 107,000 as of Thursday, August 20th. But the infection rate appears to be slowing down with just over 13,000 confirmed cases in the last two weeks. Health officials say about 1,900 people have died. We also know that nearly 45,000 Alabamians have recovered. Categories:…

Pike County advances to State Championship, Pike Road falls in Semifinals

Pike County senior Andres Burney picked up to quick fouls in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Class 3A boys’ semifinal battle with Hanceville at the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships moved into its second day at the BJCC Legacy Arena. He spent the rest of the first half on the bench. The 6-foot-8 forward sparked the Bulldogs, down by six at…

Men from Montgomery & Dadeville + 10 Others Arrested

Charges involve Child Pornorgraphy

ALEA News Release includes this information: MONTGOMERY – Twelve individuals were arrested, and four children were rescued or identified as victims of child sexual exploitation this week during Operation Southern Impact II, a coordinated initiative involving eight states across the Southeast. Operation Southern Impact II, which focused on individuals who sexually exploit children by using the Internet, was a joint effort…

Senate Committee Approves Lottery Bill

A Senate committee has approved lottery legislation aimed at letting Alabama join multi-state games such as Powerball. The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee on Wednesday approved the proposed constitutional amendment by a 3-2 vote. However, the bill is expected to face opposition if it makes it to a floor vote. Alabama is one of a few states without a lottery….

“Faith in Action Alabama” Leaders Advocating at the State House

Leaders of “Faith in Action Alabama” are calling on change. Chris Napier, a former prisoner is calling on people to stand behind him when it comes to making the process easier for formerly jailed people to get jobs. “Twice the Mobile County personnel board denied me of a job due to my criminal conviction and I received a pardon in…

Alabama State Troopers Calling on Legislature to Ease Trooper Shortage

Alabama State Troopers are saying accidents, fatalities, and injuries on the road are up and they believe it’s because of a shortage of troopers. “There’s not an area I don’t think in the state that have the manpower that they need to sustain their patrol coverage,” says Lt. David Steward, President of the Alabama State Trooper Association. Right now, there…

State to Pay Up to $200,000 in Collier Lawsuit

The state will pay outside legal counsel up to $200,000 to represent Gov. Robert Bentley and his law enforcement chief in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the governor’s fired secretary of law enforcement. The legislative Contract Review Committee will review the contracts Thursday. The governor’s office has proposed to pay a private law firm up to $100,000 to represent…

State Graduation Rate Nearing Long-Term Goal

The state’s graduation rates are on the uptick. In a news conference Thursday, Governor Robert Bentley and state education leaders announced the 2014-2015 graduation rate is at 89%. Increasing the high school graduation rate in Alabama is a primary objective of PLAN 2020, Alabama’s template for education reform. The state board of education set a goal of reaching a 90%…