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Alabama man accused in hit-and-run at country music fest

Jun. 15, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is in custody for the hit-and-run crash at this year's Rock The South event that left a pedestrian seriously injured. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency late Friday announced the arrest of 40-year-old Kevin Michael Talley, of Cullman. He faces a felony charge of leaving...

Later Gator: Multiple north Alabama alligators seen recently

Jun. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There have been several reports of alligators in north Alabama in recent weeks, including in the Tennessee River. An alligator was recently spotted by a man walking on a county road in Lauderdale County, the sheriff's office reported recently. The gator was safely relocated to...

Alabama governor approves anti-voyeurism bill

Jun. 15, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an anti-voyeurism bill. The legislation signed Tuesday outlaws "upskirting." That's when a photo is taken up a women's skirt or blouse without her consent. The bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Clyde Chambliss makes it a misdemeanor to take an...

Alabama is getting 3 new license plates, redesigning others

Jun. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three new Alabama license plates are coming online next month. The Alabama Department of Revenue says plates for Colon Cancer Awareness, Prostate Cancer Research and Thank a Lineman have exceeded the minimum number of pre-commitments and will be available for sale beginning July 1....

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

Jun. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is building the stage for another possible fight over abortion in Alabama: a large women's clinic that's under construction despite the state's passage of a near-total ban on abortions. Located beside an interstate highway in downtown Birmingham, the...

Former state law enforcement chief arrested

Jun. 14, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier was arrested on charges of making a false police report. News outlets report that Collier was arrested in Daphne on allegations that he made a false report regarding fraudulent credit card use. The arrest comes a day after his...

Figures drops out of running for Democratic Party chair

Jun. 14, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures is dropping out of the running to lead the Alabama Democratic Party. Figures announced Friday that that she is no longer running for party chairman. She had been part of a field of candidates seeking to unseat current chairwoman Nancy Worley. Figures...

Soldier's wife accused of fatally shooting him with shotgun

Jun. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is accused of fatally shooting her husband, who was a soldier at Fort Benning. News outlets report 27-year-old Brittnay Ryals Paonessa was charged with murder Friday. The Lee County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Brandyn Paonessa suffered a shotgun wound to the...

CDC director praises Alabama HIV clinic ahead of campaign

Jun. 14, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch an ambitious initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control on Friday applauded an Alabama HIV clinic's commitment to providing health services to rural communities. Director Robert Redfield met with...

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

Jun. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states. Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he's headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines. He says he will now continue providing...