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Northport to ask lawmakers to change Sunday alcohol sales

Apr. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) — The Northport City Council is seeking a change in the hours that alcohol can be sold on Sundays. The council on Monday approved requesting legislation from state lawmakers to establish on-premise consumption of alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. Currently, alcohol can be sold on...

Correction: Strong Beer story

Apr. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 13 about stronger beer now being sold in Kansas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the story was written by The Kansas City Star. The story was written by The Wichita Eagle. A corrected version of the story is below: Kansas' stronger beer likely won't...

State warns against graduation party alcohol violations

Apr. 14, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upcoming spring graduation season has prompted state officials to again remind parents and students about Ohio laws prohibiting those under age 21 from consuming alcohol. Major Gary Allen oversees the Ohio Investigative Unit. He warns that it's illegal for parents to serve alcohol...

To-go beers set to return to Oklahoma golf courses, marinas

Apr. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Golfers in Oklahoma will again be allowed to take beer or wine onto the course. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday that closes a loophole in a voter-approved law that took effect Oct. 1 allowing the sale of strong beer in the state. That law allowed beer and wine to be...

A look at measures passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 8, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly's annual 90-day session ends Monday at midnight. Here's a look at some of the measures that have been passed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk so far: BALTIMORE-CAMPUS POLICE Johns Hopkins University could create its own armed police force at its academic...

Alaska Senate OKs bill for fair liquor license

Apr. 8, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate has passed legislation intended to allow the Alaska State Fair to continue selling alcohol. The bill, which passed 19-0 Monday, creates several new liquor license types, including a fair license. Soldotna Sen. Peter Micciche (mih-CHIK-ee) says the bill is in response...

A look at measures passed by the Maryland General Assembly

Apr. 6, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly's annual 90-day session ends Monday at midnight. Here's a look at some of the measures that have been passed to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk so far: BALTIMORE-CAMPUS POLICE Johns Hopkins University would be able to create its own armed police force at its...

Arkansas city considers outdoor drinking under new law

Apr. 5, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana is one of several Arkansas cities considering creating designated areas where outdoor drinking will be allowed following the passage of a new state law that changes alcohol regulations. The Arkansas Legislature this week approved a bill that waives existing rules...

Federal park officials ban alcohol on Sandy Hook beach

Apr. 3, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The last public beach in New Jersey to allow alcoholic beverages has joined the rest of the state in banning them. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that safety concerns at Sandy Hook — related to excessive drinking — led to the decision. Officials say more...

Kansas grocers, gas stations to start selling stronger beer

Apr. 1, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Grocery and convenience stores in Kansas are stocking their shelves with stronger beer. Starting Monday, stores can sell beer with up to 6% alcohol by volume. State law previously only allowed groceries and convenience stores to stock beer with up to 3.2% alcohol content, which is...