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Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation

Apr. 13, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday night approved sweeping lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers struck a compromise after years of stalemates on the issue of gambling. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment that would...

16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool

Apr. 13, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sixteen other states are backing Alabama's challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation's once-a-decade head count that determines political power...

Alabama pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has temporarily paused giving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an “abundance of caution” while federal officials investigate reports of rare blood clots, the state health officer announced Tuesday. The...

Georgia sheriff: 3 officers wounded, 1 suspect dead, 1 held

Apr. 13, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) — Three Georgia police officers were shot and wounded as they pursued two cousins from Alabama in a high-speed chase that ended early Monday with one cousin shot and killed and the other in custody, authorities said. A Georgia State Patrol trooper...

2 men charged with running practice without medical license

Apr. 13, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two men operating an Alabama business have been arrested and accused of practicing medicine without a license, officials said. William Timothy Rogers, 53, and Steven Douglas Elliott, 40, were arrested for the felony charge following a search...

Democratic Party: Investigate if Merrill misused resources

Apr. 12, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The head of the Alabama Democratic Party on Monday urged an investigation into whether Republican Secretary of State John Merrill misused state resources. Merrill announced last week that he was abandoning plans to run for U.S. Senate after a...

Lawyer: 2 arrested had no role in Confederate chair theft

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for of the two people arrested on charges of possessing a stolen Confederate monument that was taken from an Alabama cemetery said the pair had nothing to do with the theft of the artifact, calling it a misunderstanding. The chair-shaped...

Casino, lottery bill up for Senate debate

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State senators are expected to debate lottery and casino legislation Tuesday as lawmakers make a third attempt to advance a gambling bill this session. Republican Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville said Monday that he expects to bring up a bill...

Alcohol delivery will become legal in Alabama in October

Apr. 12, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will allow people to get beer, wine and liquor delivered to their homes, under a bill signed Monday by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey. A spokeswoman announced Ivey had signed the bill. It will become law in October. The...

Life-sized elephant statue installed at U of Alabama stadium

Apr. 12, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A life-sized statue of an elephant was moved Monday to a street corner outside the University of Alabama’s football stadium after 20 years at a country club. The 7-ton (6.35-metric tonne) bronze now stands on a tall pedestal outside...