GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested in connection to a triple murder in Alabama. Guntersville Police told WAFF-TV that 52-year-old Jimmy O'Neal Spencer was Tuesday arrested on four counts of capital murder. The bodies of 74-year-old Marie Kitchens Martin and her 7-year-old great-grandson, Colton Ryan Lee, were found in a home on Friday, and 65-year-old neighbor Martha Reliford in her home.
MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Congresswoman Martha Roby has won Alabama's GOP runoff Tuesday. Roby fought through lingering fallout from her earlier criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump. The four-term incumbent will represent the GOP on the November ballot after defeating Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried to cast himself as the more authentic Trump ally. Back in 2016, Roby had criticized Trump's lewd comments about women. Trump on Wednesday said his endorsement of Roby helped her win.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Auburn City School Board President Tracie West has won the GOP nomination in the only runoff for a position on the Alabama State Board of Education. West defeated Dothan school board member Melanie Hill for the District 2 position, which represents southeastern Alabama on the policy-making board. The winner will face Democrat Adam Jortner in November. He teaches history at Auburn University.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - After cruising to a victory in Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says she is ready to continue the fight for "conservative momentum" in Washington, D.C. Roby says she was humbled by voters' support and is thanking those who endorsed her, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Roby says the victory over former Democrat Bobby Bright is recognition of her conservative voting record.
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