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Prosecutor: Officer who shot man was a ‘bully with a badge’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:18 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man was a “bully with a badge,” a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, while a defense lawyer said the young officer had to make a split-second decision to defend himself. The attorneys’ opening statements...

Judge schedules hearing in Democratic Party dispute

Nov. 19, 2019 1:57 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The legal fight over who is in control of the Alabama Democratic Party is dragging onward. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin has scheduled a Dec. 5 hearing on a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by one side of the ongoing squabble. Both State Rep. Chris England and longtime...

Trial begins in 2016 fatal Alabama police shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A majority-white jury was seated Monday to hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. News outlets report the panel of 14 jurors, including two alternates, is mostly white, but the exact breakdown is unclear. WSFA-TV reported that nine...

Alabama authorities search for escaped work center inmate

Nov. 18, 2019 3:27 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say they are searching for an inmate who escaped from a work center over the weekend. News outlets report the state’s Department of Corrections announced that 38-year-old William Jeffery Dannelly escaped from a Montgomery-area work center early Saturday...

Grants to help fund water wells in 10 Alabama counties

Nov. 17, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A national nonprofit group says grant money will help provide loans to increase the amount of safe drinking water that’s available in 10 Alabama counties. The North Carolina-based Water Well Trust says it has received a $300,000 federal Agriculture Department grant that will...

Veterans struggle to find right fit in a tight job market

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck. It wasn't easy at first. He landed a...

Love appointed Montgomery probate judge

Nov. 16, 2019 12:33 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Attorney JC Love, III is the new probate judge of Montgomery County. The governor signed Love’s appointment letter Friday. Gov. Kay Ivey says he was sworn into office the same day. Love replaces Steven Reed who was sworn in this week as Montgomery mayor. Love also ran in the...

Poarch Creeks offers $225 million for gaming exclusivity

Nov. 15, 2019 7:54 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians have offered to pay the state $225 million for the exclusive right to operate casino games in Alabama, the latest bid by the tribe to secure an agreement for casino games. The tribe unveiled the proposal and accompanying public relations campaign...

Judge won’t recuse in Alabama Democratic Party dispute

Nov. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An judge on Thursday refused to step aside in a lawsuit over who is in control of the Alabama Democratic Party as one side of the dispute pushed for the case to be dismissed. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin said he won’t recuse in the lawsuit brought by longtime chair...

Ivey rescinds judge appointment because of age requirement

Nov. 14, 2019 1:50 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has rescinded an appointment for Montgomery County probate judge after learning the person is too old under state law. Ivey on Wednesday appointed retired Gen. Edward F. Crowell to the position. On Thursday, she announced that she was rescinding the appointment...