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Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

Oct. 22, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest...

Ivey plans special session in October on redistricting

Oct. 14, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will gather later this month to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, a process undertaken every 10 years after census numbers are released, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday. The special session will begin Oct....

Judge: Prison staffing levels will be issue on DOJ lawsuit

Oct. 11, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more details behind some of their allegations. U.S. District Judge David Proctor,...

The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey extends help for hospitals

Oct. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the October a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations to help hospitals with coronavirus patients. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. The order was aimed at...

Ivey extends ‘limited’ COVID-19 health emergency to Oct. 31

Oct. 09, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the month a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. Ivey first ordered the “limited,...

Documents: Woman held in church fire showed up at services

Oct. 08, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

A woman charged with setting fire to a prominent church attended by Gov. Kay Ivey showed up at services before the blaze, raising suspicions with odd actions and a comment about the “rich white men” who had led the congregation, federal court documents show. About two...

Man charged with fatally shooting Alabama officer, friend

Oct. 07, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man arrested in the shooting death of a police sergeant is charged with capital murder in the deaths of both the officer and a friend whose killing sparked a manhunt and deadly chase, court documents showed Thursday. Brian Lansing...

Governor's top aide among finalists for USA presidency

Oct. 07, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The chief of staff of Gov. Kay Ivey, former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, is among three finalists to become president of the University of South Alabama, the school said Thursday. Bonner, who represented the Mobile area while in Congress, is the younger...

Judge orders evaluation, increases bond for fire suspect

Oct. 06, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge ordered a mental evaluation and increased bond Wednesday for a woman charged with setting fires that did $25,000 in damage to a prominent Baptist church in the capital. Montgomery County District Judge Monet M. Gaines increased bond...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 5, 2021. Editorial: A cautionary tale Municipalities around the state should pay close attention to a cautionary tale unfolding in the city of Mobile, where a runoff election this week offered voters an unusual choice between a...