It looks like the project is moving in the right direction, as the Alabaster City Council agreed to pay $1.75 million for the expansion project. The city’s funding is coming out of next year’s budget, which starts this October.
Floridians will be able to carry concealed guns without a permit under a bill the Legislature sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The governor, who is considering a presidential run, has said the issue is one of his priorities.
After a second teen was killed this week due to gun violence, Birmingham Police Chief Scott Thurmond said that officers are not babysitters and parents need to pay more attention to where their kids are.
Three Alabama school districts, including Tuscaloosa City Schools, are suing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat, claiming the social media companies are contributing to the youth mental health crisis.