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Ivey calls September meeting on Mobile area toll bridge

Aug. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has called a meeting of a state panel over a proposed toll bridge in coastal Alabama. Ivey asked the Alabama Toll Road, Bridge and Tunnel Authority to meet Sept. 17 in Montgomery. They will discuss a planned bridge crossing the Mobile River and Mobile Bay....

Alabama K-9 who died after drug contact honored at memorial

Jul. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama K-9 known as both the best narcotics-sniffing dog in the state and a "knucklehead" was honored at a memorial service Tuesday after he died searching for drugs during a prison sweep. The 5-year-old Belgian Malinois named Jake suddenly became ill on July 18 after he came...

Alabama seeks to preserve 'last slave ship' wreckage

Jul. 26, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Friday filed a claim in federal court to preserve the wreckage of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. The Alabama Historical Commission filed the claim in federal court in Mobile for the Clotilda, which was discovered earlier this...

Gulf state US reps back fisheries disaster request

Jul. 24, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. House members from three Gulf Coast states are backing their governors' request for a fisheries disaster declaration, saying freshwater flooding into saltwater ecosystems has killed oysters, hurt fish catches and damaged livelihoods. The letter released Wednesday asked Commerce...

Auburn auto supplier expands, adds jobs

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that an Italian auto supplier plans to expand its operation in Auburn. Ivey's office said Tuesday that the $15 million expansion project at 2A USA in Auburn will create more than 50 jobs. The facility is a Tier 1 supplier to major producers of...

Governor says Alabama 'working' to avoid prison lawsuit

Jul. 22, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama tries to address its troubled corrections system, Gov. Kay Ivey convened a new criminal justice study commission Monday and said the state is working to avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison conditions. Ivey said the Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice,...

Police dog that sniffed drugs during prison search dies

Jul. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A prison search dog in Alabama that was injured after sniffing synthetic marijuana was expected to make a full recovery, but now authorities say he has died. The Alabama Department of Corrections announced the dog, named Jake, died over the weekend when he developed pneumonia. The...

Shootout leaves officer wounded, man dead in Birmingham

Jul. 18, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot as many as seven times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout that ended in what authorities described as a running gun battle through downtown, authorities said Thursday. The shooting, which happened Wednesday night, was...

Ivey forms criminal justice study group

Jul. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

MONTOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the creation of a study commission to make recommendations on criminal justice reform as the state tries to address overcrowded and understaffed state prisons. The Governor's Study Group on Criminal Justice will gather data related to...

Alabama schools plans projects with more money from state

Jul. 14, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects and other items. The money is available after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey this year signed off on the largest education budget to date, topping $7...