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FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019, file photo, Sen. Del Marsh, left, chats with Sen. Greg Reed on the senate floor as debate on the lottery bill is set to begin in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Senate in February 2021 will have a new leader for the first time in a decade. Republican Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper will take the helm as president pro tempore. Reed said in a telephone interview Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, that rebuilding the state’s economy and alleviating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be his initial priorities. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

New Senate leader: Economy, virus recovery among priorities

Nov. 25, 2020 5:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In February, the Alabama Senate will have a new leader for the first time in a decade when Republican Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper takes the helm as president pro tempore. Republicans have named Reed, who has been majority leader since 2014, to replace longtime Pro Tem Del Marsh, who is...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Marsh stepping down as Senate pro tempore, Reed nominated

Nov. 24, 2020 11:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh is stepping down from his leadership position, saying he wants to devote his final two years in Montgomery to education issues. Senate Republicans on Monday nominated Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper to replace Marsh as president pro tempore....

Alabama counties report record absentee voting amid pandemic

Oct. 5, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama counties are reporting record numbers of absentee ballots a month ahead of Election Day, and local officials say they're taking steps to cope with a flood of mail-in votes that's likely to continue for weeks during the pandemic. Northwest of Birmingham in Walker County, Circuit...

Investigators search Florida landfill in case of missing mom

Oct. 2, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are searching a South Florida landfill for clues in the disappearance of a woman who has not been seen since her toddler was found wandering alone in an apartment complex parking lot in July, the FBI said. The federal agency did not provide many details about the...