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Montgomery Probate Judge Outlines Election-Day Procedures

Monday  was a busy day at polling locations across the state, in preparation for Tuesday’s run-off election. Voting will undoubtedly look different this year, as polling sites are implementing health and safety guidelines for poll workers and voters. “You’ll be greeted by a poll worker wearing personal protective equipment”, explained Montgomery probate Judge  JC Love as he walked Alabama News…

Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Vote

A medical marijuana bill is headed to its first floor vote in the Alabama Legislature as advocates hope to make headway after years of setbacks. The bill is on the proposed debate agenda in the Alabama Senate. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Tim Melson would allow people with a doctor’s recommendation to use medical marijuana for 15 conditions –…

Qualifying for Montgomery’s Mayoral Race Begins Tuesday, July 2nd

There are only 57 days left until people living in Montgomery vote for their next mayor and there are a few things that people have on their wish list. “We need more people on the force so we can have better patrol – more to see to the crime that is happening in this city – work on that. I…

Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed’s Mayoral Campaign HQ Opens

Time is winding up. Montgomery’s mayoral election is next month. Monday night, Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed officially opened his campaign headquarters. Reed greeted supporters at the downtown location on Dexter Avenue. The location is his primary location for volunteers.  Reed says we are in the critical last days leading up to the election and it’s important that he…

Proposed Abortion Ban to Get Senate Vote Next Week

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – State senators are expected to debate Alabama’s proposed abortion ban next week. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Cam Ward said the panel will vote Wednesday following a public hearing. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he anticipates the bill being before senators Thursday. The bill would make it a felony to perform an abortion. It contains…

Lawmakers Vote to Allow Subpoena Power in Impeachments Cases

An Alabama Senate committee has passed a bill allowing the legislature to issue subpoenas during impeachment proceedings. The measure passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. It also installs legal penalties for failing to comply with the written requests for interviews or documents. Gadsden Republican Sen. Phil Williams is sponsoring the bill and says it clarifies the legislature’s ability to…

Valiant Cross Academy Needs Your Votes

One school in downtown Montgomery is a finalist in a nationwide competition aiming to make a difference in your community. The grand prize is 100,000, but first the school needs your votes. “100,000 dollars for these young men would change their lives” says Kimberly Baker, director of development at Valiant Cross Academy. She says that the all boys private school is…

Alabama Electoral College Voters Stay True To Trump

All nine electors voted for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for Vice President. Political analyst Steve Flowers says that’s exactly what he expected from a state that overwhelmingly supported Trump. “It was a very elegant ceremony. It was a coronation, there were no surprises. None of the 9 bolted,” said Flowers. This was the first year that the…

Lottery Bill Heads to Vote

A lottery bill is headed to a vote in the Alabama Senate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he intends to seek an up or down vote on a lottery bill on Thursday afternoon. The bill is expected to include allowing electronic gambling machines at four dog tracks and possibly in Houston County. Marsh said he thought it was…

ALEA Participates in Best Looking Cruiser Contest

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) once again is participating in the American Association of State Troopers’ Best Looking Cruiser Contest.   Everyone is encouraged to “like” the photo of ALEA’s 2014 Ford Explorer using the link on ALEA’s Facebook page. The photo that receives the most “likes” will be featured on the cover of the AAST’s next calendar and…