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Man Killed by Alabama State Trooper Identified

Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting by an Alabama state trooper. The coroner’s office in Jefferson County says 33-year-old Mitchell Owen Buel of Etowah County died in the gunfire early Wednesday. Al.com reports that Buel had a court record that includes an indictment returned last month on charges that include methamphetamine trafficking. The State Bureau of Investigation…

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…

Remember to Move Over

After a recent accident in Butler County left one tow truck worker dead, law enforcement officials want to remind the public of the Move Over Law. The law, passed in 2009, mandates that all cars passing stopped emergency vehicles must slow down and move into the other lane. The law was later amended in 2012 to include moving over for…