Animal welfare groups are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivy to push for harsher laws against cockfighting in the state. Leaders said the illegal activity is contributing to the spread of bird flu and putting the comercial poultry industry at risk.
A law will go into effect Tuesday that will release 408 Alabama Department of Corrections inmates on parole supervision. The inmates will be released up to a year before their custodial sentence is scheduled to end with an electronic monitoring device.
In March, state lawmakers could debate a bill that would significantly cut the amount of "good time" inmates can serve. It comes after the shooting death of a Bibb County deputy. The pre-filed bill (SB1) now named the “Deputy Brad Johnson Act”.
It is a concept growing in popularity with Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina all passing some form of paid parental leave over the last few years, and the City of Birmingham is the latest to do it.
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report into the deadly New Year’s Eve incident at Montgomery Regional Airport in which a member of ground crew personnel was “ingested into the engine” of a parked airplane.
Wyndy is an app that started in Birmingham as a way for families to connect directly with professional and vetted babysitters, but leaders said that after the pandemic, they are seeing a huge need for more flexible childcare.
Blount County Circuit Judge Steven D. King was suspended Tuesday after he was charged with violating the canons of judicial ethics with an anonymous letter criticizing two Blount County commissioners and a Warrior police officer.
There was a brief pause Tuesday at the Alabama Capitol as Gov. Kay Ivey and others gathered to mark the state’s participation on one of many Wreaths Across America ceremonies that honor America’s Armed Forces.
The old rivalries between the towns of Ashland and Lineville always revolved around The Clay Bowl, the annual football clash between the two schools, but the rivalry ran much deeper. Yet, Karen Caldwell, a Lineville girl, felt herself being embraced by the town of Ashland. It was all because of a little girl named Ryleigh.