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Parole denied for inmate awaiting trial in triple homicide

Aug. 09, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday denied parole to an inmate accused of killing three people during his last release from prison. The board, as expected, denied parole to Jimmy O'Neil Spencer whose previous release from prison drew outrage...

Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

Aug. 06, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender minors. Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce a law that...

Man executed despite calls from victim’s family to spare him

Jul. 28, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago was executed Thursday night despite pleas from the victim’s family to spare his life. Joe Nathan James Jr. received a lethal injection at a south Alabama prison after the U.S. Supreme...

Alabama gov: Execution set despite wishes of victim's family

Jul. 27, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Wednesday that she has decided the state will proceed later this week with a plan to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend decades ago, overriding a plea from the victim's family to spare the man's life. Gov. Kay...

Daughters oppose upcoming execution of mother's killer

Jul. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

Terryln Hall was just 6 years old when her mother, Faith, was fatally shot by a former boyfriend. Now, nearly 30 years later, Hall and her sister — along with their uncle — oppose Alabama’s plan to execute the man who killed their mother. Unless a judge or the governor...

Alabama jobless rate dips to record 2.6%

Jul. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate dropped to 2.6% in June, marking the third straight month with a record low for the state, officials said Friday. The rate, which dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from May, represented 60,388 people without jobs statewide,...

Alabama closes bond deal to build mega-prisons

Jul. 12, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Tuesday closed a $509 million bond deal to help build two supersize prisons amid lawsuits by inmates bidding to block the project. The Alabama Finance Department confirmed that the bond sale, which had been approved last month, was finalized. The...

Mourners at funeral remember slain Alabama deputy as a hero

Jul. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — Mourners remembered an Alabama sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed by a fleeing suspect as a hero at his funeral Friday. Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Johnson, 32, died June 30, a day after being shot. Another deputy was shot and injured, but...

Alabama bond sale for mega prisons falls $200 million short

Jun. 30, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials said Thursday that they will move forward with plans to build two supersize prisons despite a bond sale falling more than $200 million short amid a volatile market and pressure from activists. The Alabama Corrections Institution Finance...

Alabama deputy wounded in shooting dies; suspect arrested

Jun. 30, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama deputy sheriff died Thursday, a day after after being shot by a fleeing suspect, authorities said. Deputy Brad Johnson, 32, was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon, District Attorney Michael Jackson said. “It’s been said that a...