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Tuscaloosa python owner identified, snake still at-large

Jun. 26, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Tuscaloosa say they may have identified the owner of the 15-foot (4.5 meter) yellow python that's been the subject of a week-long search. A spokesman for the mayor's office says police zeroed in on a person of interest and have recovered a second python at a "local...

Tuscaloosa city council approves settlement for viral arrest

Jun. 26, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Tuscaloosa City Council has voted to approve a settlement to the attorney of a woman whose apparent beating by police was captured on a video that went viral last April. WBRC-TV reports the council greenlighted a $16,500 payment Tuesday to Julie Love, the attorney for Jhasmynn...

Texas firm to build distribution center in southeast Alabama

Jun. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (AP) — A food and distribution firm plans to build a $100 million distribution center in southeast Alabama. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Coffee County facility being built by Texas-based Ben E. Keith Co. Al.com reports that the project is expected to create 80 direct...

Merrill in Alabama GOP Senate race; Sessions still a factor

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Tuesday he's joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year. "Let's take this Senate seat back and give it back to the people of Alabama," Merrill said...

The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate run

Jun. 25, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local): 4:30p.m. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said former attorney general Jeff Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat and would be a "formidable" candidate if he did. Shelby told reporters Tuesday that his former...

Alabama school district to raise price of school lunches

Jun. 25, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The price of school lunches in Huntsville City Schools is going up. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the cost will go up by 30 cents, raising the price to $2.65. Henry Ward, director of the child nutrition program for the district, tells WAAY-TV the U.S. Department of...

Montgomery officers can now grow facial hair, show tattoos

Jun. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — First responders in one Alabama city are now allowed to grow facial hair and show tattoos while in uniform. WSFA-TV reports the Montgomery Public Safety Department enacted changes to its appearance policy starting this month. Previously, police officers and firefighters were...

Alabama police seek kin of man whose remains found in home

Jun. 25, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities are searching for relatives of a man whose skeletal remains were found in a home nearly two weeks ago. AL.com reports the Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the man as 55-year-old Roger Perkins. Perkins was living in a home in Leeds since 1998. His remains...

Judges question basis for Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical Tuesday of a lawsuit by fast-food workers and civil rights groups accusing Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking a minimum-wage hike in the city of Birmingham. The plaintiffs accused the Legislature of targeting a...

The Latest: Judges question Alabama minimum wage suit

Jun. 25, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing over an Alabama minimum wage law that critics say is racially discriminatory (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Some federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical of a lawsuit that accuses Alabama lawmakers of racial discrimination for blocking the majority-black...