PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday awarded an $82.45 million grant for what she said will be a transformative project to expand broadband service in the state.
Ivey said the grant will be used by Fiber Utility Network, a corporation formed by eight rural electric cooperatives to fund a “middle-mile” broadband network to help close gaps in service.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and still has pieces of glass inside her body from a Ku Klux Klan bombing that killed her sister and three other Black girls at an Alabama church 59 years ago, and she's still waiting on the state to compensate her for those injuries.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday made her first public appearance in nearly three weeks, telling reporters she was in good health but also declining to say whether she had undergone any recent medical treatment.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate remained at a record 2.6% in July, officials said Friday.
The rate, which remained the same from June, represented 59,419 people without jobs statewide, a new record low, according to a statement by Gov.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office released photos of her greeting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem at an airport on Friday a day after it dismissed rumors that Ivey was having health issues just months ahead of the general election.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Thursday that the 77-year-old governor remains “healthy and cancer-free" and dismissed rumors that she is having health issues.
Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola issued the statement after a week of rumors and media inquiries about Ivey's health and whereabouts.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied parole to an inmate accused of killing three people during his last release from prison.
The board, as expected, denied parole to Jimmy O'Neil Spencer whose previous release from prison drew outrage and a move to restrict paroles in the state.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Wednesday that she has decided the state will proceed later this week with a plan to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago, overriding a plea from the victim's family to spare the man's life.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 2.6% in June, marking the third straight month with a record low for the state, officials said Friday.
The rate, which dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from May, represented 60,388 people without jobs statewide, a new record low, according to a statement by Gov.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project.
The Alabama Finance Department confirmed that the bond sale, which had been approved last month, was finalized.
CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy sheriff died Thursday, a day after after being shot by a fleeing suspect, authorities said.
Deputy Brad Johnson, 32, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon, District Attorney Michael Jackson said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of advocacy groups is opposing Alabama's plan to sell $725 million in bonds to finance construction of two new supersize prisons.
The Communities Not Prisons coalition, a group formed to oppose the construction, and other organizations issued statements Monday opposing the looming bond sale.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge who belittled the governor over her age and gender and repeatedly cursed in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials approved a $725 million bond sale on Thursday to help finance construction of two supersize prisons, housing up to 4,000 inmates each, as part of a building plan that also relies on a portion of the state’s pandemic relief dollars.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama.
Ivey issued a memo earlier this month authorizing the day as a holiday for state workers.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mobile area legislators are seeking an investigation into the state’s constant leadership changes at Bishop State Community College, including the dismissal of the school’s latest interim president.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $5,000 reward has been given to a person who provided help in capturing an inmate who sparked a nationwide manhunt after escaping with a jail official, Alabama’s governor said Wednesday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey turned back eight primary challengers to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination without a runoff Tuesday after an unexpectedly tough race that pushed a candidate known for folksiness far to the right.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking to avoid a runoff in Tuesday's Republican primary, while her challengers are seeking to push her into one.
In the closing hours of the gubernatorial campaign, Ivey stressed her record as she seeks a second full term in office.
In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a $623 million contract to build a new 4,000-inmate prison in Elmore County, part of a sweeping construction plan that will be partly funded by pandemic relief dollars.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison — part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds — but have not released many of the details.
GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A $12,500 reward is being offered to find clues in the killings of two men found in a burned car in Butler County.
The men were found slain in June 2021, but the case remains a mystery, Al.com reported.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has become the first state to criminalize the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender people under age 19.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Families with transgender teens sued the state of Alabama in federal court on Monday to overturn a law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans youth under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in her bid to win a second full term in office.
Ivey in March signed legislation abolishing the current state requirement to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.
GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The reward has been increased in an effort to solve two 2021 murders in Alabama's Butler County.
The bodies of Devante Ladalvin Section and Isiah Ryhem Maxwell, both 28, were found in a burned vehicle in a field on June 2.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Friday ended a an election-year session that saw Republicans push through measures ranging from gun legislation to a ban on gender-affirming medications for transgender minors.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ninth grader Harleigh Walker, 15, spends her time after school like many girls her age: doing homework, listening to Taylor Swift, collecting records and hanging out with friends.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation aimed at resisting a half-dozen executive actions by Democratic President Joe Biden to combat gun violence.
The Alabama House of Representatives voted 68-28 for legislation that now goes to Gov.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved legislation Thursday to restrict the use of good behavior incentives to shorten prison sentences, a bill brought in reaction to the slaying of a north Alabama police officer.
MONTGOMERY, Ala, (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday voted to ban election offices from accepting donations and grants from private organizations to help fund voting operations, including voter registration, education and outreach.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers approved sweeping legislation Thursday to outlaw gender-affirming medications for transgender youths, as well as a separate measure setting rules about school bathrooms and prohibiting early classroom instruction on sexual and gender identity — a bill critics have dubbed “Don't Say Gay."
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — People receiving unemployment benefits in Alabama could soon face a new requirement to contact three potential employers each week in order to keep receiving benefits.
Alabama lawmakers gave final approval to the bill that now goes to Gov.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday approved the largest teacher pay raise in a generation in an effort to keep experienced educators in the classroom.
The raises are included in the education trust fund budget that got final approval when the Alabama House of Representatives agreed, without a dissenting vote, to Senate changes.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a math initiative that will use instructional coaches, assessments and interventions to try to boost the state's perpetually lagging test scores.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new state database, created by legislation called “Shirley's Law” after a woman who survived elder abuse, will include the names of anyone convicted of mistreating senior citizens.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Niagara Bottling is planning to open a new $112 million production facility in Alabama and hire 50 employees.
The California-based company will locate a bottling plant in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park along Interstate 85.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial challenger Tim James on Wednesday called for a repeal of Alabama's 2019 gas tax increase — as well as an end to the state's sales tax on groceries — saying families need relief from soaring prices.
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — A Los Angeles-based apparel company plans to take over part of a shuttered Alabama textile plant and bring in hundreds of jobs, state officials said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will become the latest state to allow people to carry concealed handguns without first undergoing a background check and getting a state permit.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure into law Thursday shortly after it was approved by state lawmakers.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Rep. David Wheeler, a Republican legislator from Vestavia Hills, died Wednesday, the Alabama Legislature announced. He was 72.
The Alabama House of Representatives announced his death in a news release.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation so families won’t have to pay state income tax on the monthly child tax credit payments they received under the federal pandemic relief package.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency plans to temporarily close drivers license offices statewide for more than a week in late April to update a computer system that's been used for almost 20 years, officials said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a plan to use more than $700 million in pandemic relief funds on a mix of broadband, water and sewer projects and healthcare reimbursements.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a plan to use $771 million in pandemic relief funds on a mix of broadband expansion, water and sewer projects and health care reimbursements.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced a midweek launch of a special session on how to use $771 million in pandemic relief funds, with lawmakers set to consider a plan to steer large sums to water and sewer projects, broadband expansion and healthcare costs.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers, attempting to decide how to spend more than $500 million in pandemic relief funds, on Thursday generally agreed on funding broadband and water and sewer projects but disagreed about whether to steer some money to state parks.