Latest Alabama state government News

4 former prison officers arrested on ethics, bribery charges

Dec. 06, 2022 16:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four former officers at a north Alabama prison have been charged with bribery and ethics law violations, the state prison system confirmed. The four men face charges of using their public positions for financial gain and bribery, a spokeswoman for the...

Judge dismisses groping case against former Alabama lawmaker

Dec. 06, 2022 15:04 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a criminal charge against a former Alabama legislator accused of groping a restaurant hostess after the woman requested the case be dropped. Circuit Judge J.R Gaines entered the order dismissing a sexual abuse charge against...

Marshall: Execution review should happen quickly

Dec. 05, 2022 18:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A state review of execution procedures should be done quickly so death sentences can move forward, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Monday. Marshall told reporters that he did not object to the review announced last month by Gov. Kay Ivey after a...

Alabama 'execution survivor' reaches settlement with state

Nov. 29, 2022 14:48 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use...

Woman asks for charge to be dropped against Perry Hooper

Nov. 28, 2022 18:42 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who in August accused a former state legislator of groping her at a Montgomery restaurant is asking that a criminal charge against him be dropped. The woman's attorney, Dianne James Davis. shared the statement with news outlets, saying that the...

Attorneys: 'Botched' execution caused pain and torture

Nov. 28, 2022 18:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prison staff strapped an inmate to a death chamber gurney, despite a court order in place at the time blocking the execution from going forward, and later subjected him to numerous needle jabs, including in the neck and collarbone region while an official held his...

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

Nov. 22, 2022 10:21 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — There’s no painless way to explain the history of a massive brick structure being renovated into apartments in this central Alabama city — a factory that played a key role in the expansion of slavery before the Civil War. Dating back to the 1830s, the...

Former Alabama lawmaker indicted on sex abuse charge

Nov. 22, 2022 09:35 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker accused of sexually abusing a woman at a restaurant earlier this year was indicted on a felony charge, court records show. Perry Hooper Jr., 68, of Montgomery, allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts and waist, kissed her on the neck...

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection

Nov. 21, 2022 15:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state's capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection. Ivey's office issued a statement saying she had both asked...

McClellan has career day, No. 8 Bama tops Austin Peay 34-0

Nov. 19, 2022 16:40 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No. 8 Alabama got breakout performances from Jase McClellan and Jermaine Burton in an otherwise lackluster offensive performance against an overmatched FCS team. McClellan rushed for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns and Burton caught a pair of...