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‘This is not the first time:’ Ala. resident hopes new law cuts down on litter

“It really makes me mad to see this kind of stuff because people think that they can come out in the rural areas and just dump anything they want to," McCartney said.

Report: Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign by end of 2019

Jeff Sessions: ‘I still do support’ President Trump

Former Alabama congressman Jack Edwards dies at 91

  Alabama leaders react to impeachment inquiry

Mtn. Brook voters approve property tax hike

Former Alabama state senator pleads guilty to felony theft

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Governor taps state prosecutor to lead parole board

Gov. Ivey’s cancer treatment procedure ‘went well,’ her office says

  Alabama Congressman remembers fallen officer Dornell Cousette

  Lawmakers sent well wishes to Governor Kay Ivey

Former Tuscaloosa D.A. resigns from board of pardons and paroles

'We thought it was cool’: Ala. resident wants to put vaping addiction behind her

‘Heavens no, I’m not going to resign’: Ivey reiterates after apology for blackface skit

Gov. Kay Ivey reiterated Tuesday she won’t resign after some state lawmakers and the Alabama NAACP asked her to step down for participating in a blackface skit when she was in college.

  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey apologizes for wearing blackface in college

Governor Kay Ivey issued an apology Thursday on a decades-old skit that featured her wearing blackface.

5 companies compete to build new Alabama prisons

Companies compete to build Alabama prisons as construction plan inches forward

Worley could lose DNC credential after missed deadlines

Worley could lose DNC credential after missed

Van Smith wins GOP primary for state House District 42 seat

  Dozens rally in Birmingham for stiffer gun laws

Roy Moore defamation lawsuit against accusers is paused

Study commission to legalize medical marijuana holds first meeting

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Dozens of school districts want funds for security, report shows

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won’t run for re-election in 2020

Rep. Martha Roby, who represents the state’s 2nd District, said Friday she won’t seek another term in Congress.

The War Within: Alabama grapples with high veteran suicide rates

“We took him out deep sea fishing and he caught a lemon shark," his mom remembered. "He was so tickled pink calling all his friends." Now, all she has are pictures and memories.

Ivey tumbles out of Top 10 most popular governor rankings

Gov. Ivey has touted her No. 3 ranking among the nation's most popular governors, but after signing the state's abortion law, her favorability took a big hit among voters.

Daily fantasy sports companies up and running in Alabama

Daily fantasy sports companies are legal in Alabama after state lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

Ala. Sen. Doug Jones reacts to Roy Moore’s second bid for Senate seat

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Thursday he’ll make another run for the U.S. Senate.

  Carbon Hill Mayor walks out of council meeting

As quickly as the Carbon Hill city council meeting began, Monday, it was over.

Lawsuit against former Gov. Bentley settled for more than half a million dollars

The three-year legal fight between former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier and former Gov. Robert Bentley is over.

Special election announced to fill Ala. district 42 seat

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a special election to fill the district 42 seat following the passing of Alabama State Representative Jimmy Martin.

Gov. Ivey signs bill creating study commission on medical marijuana

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the medical marijuana study commission bill.

Ala. governor signs chemical castration bill into law

The legislation requires anyone convicted of a sex crime with a child younger than 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole.

Clock ticking for passage of medical marijuana commission bill

The last day for the governor to sign the bill is June 10.

New Ala. law lets nurses work across state lines with compact license

A new Alabama law will allow nurses who don’t have an Alabama nursing license to work anyway with a multi-state license.

Ivey approves parole board reforms

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has approved legislation aimed at reforming the state's Board of Pardons and Paroles

  Ala. LGBTQ groups start petition to oust Carbon Hill mayor following controversial Facebook post

On Wednesday, two Alabama LGBTQ advocacy groups started a petition calling for his resignation.

  Chemical castration bill awaiting Ala. governor’s signature

There’s a bill on Governor Kay Ivey’s desk that would require convicted sex offenders on parole to undergo chemical castration.

  Ala. mayor offers to resign after posting controversial comments about homosexuals, Democrats on Facebook

Hundreds of comments on WBRC's Facebook page condemned Mayor Mark Chambers' actions and called for his resignation. Council member, Reverend Clarence Colbert, says he and several other city leaders stand behind Chambers.

  Ala. mayor posts apology after defending social media comments on killing LGBTQ people and Democrats

The mayor claims he erroneously posted the comment publicly and that it was meant to be a private message between he and a friend.

What Alabama lawmakers did, did not accomplish this year

Alabama state lawmakers wrapped up the legislative session Friday after several long nights and intense debates.

Ala. State Rep. Jimmy Martin dies

Alabama State Representative Jimmy Martin has died.

All Alabama passengers may be required to wear seat belts

Currently, only people in the front seats of a vehicle are required to wear a seat belt in Alabama.

Lawmakers approve Alabama equal pay legislation

Alabama lawmakers have approved a pay equity bill that would prohibit businesses from paying employees less because of their gender or race

Human trafficking bills pass Ala. Senate committee

A Senate committee has made changes and passed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at stopping human trafficking in Alabama.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

Ala. bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses heads to governor’s desk

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses.

Alabama legislators push lottery bill debate to Wednesday

A bill to start a state lottery in Alabama failed on a procedural vote in the House of Representatives.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Ala. attorney general ready to defend new abortion law in court

The ACLU of Alabama said it, the national ACLU, and Planned Parenthood could file a lawsuit in the next three to four weeks.

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.

ACLU says it will sue Ala. again, others react to passage of abortion bill

Alabama’s bill is among the nation’s strictest and opponents are promising to suit in an effort to block it from ever becoming law.

Ala. lottery bill undergoes changes in House committee

On Wednesday, the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved a proposed change to the bill that will now go to the House for a vote.

Pro-abortion rights banner flies after near-total ban passes Ala. Senate

A banner supporting abortion flew over Montgomery after a bill banning nearly all abortions in the state passed in the Senate.

Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

After hours of debate, the Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that outlaws nearly all abortions in the state.

  Hands-free bill near vote in Alabama House

A bill that would mandate all drivers not touch cell phones could be up for a vote in the Alabama House Wednesday.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Rape, incest exceptions added to abortion bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill banning nearly all abortions in Alabama.

State Rep. John Rogers comments on abortion bill, issues in the state

An Alabama House representative had some strong comments about an abortion bill, which passed in the House Tuesday.

  Bill covers LGBTQ community and police for hate crimes

Alabama is one step closer to applying stiffer penalties for LGBTQ hate crimes.

Alabama House passes bill that would ban nearly all abortions

The Alabama House of Representatives is debating a bill that would ban nearly all abortions.

Senate committee passes bill restricting sale of vaping devices

State lawmakers want to crack down on stores selling products like vapes and e-cigarettes.

  Birmingham City Council opposes concrete plant in Five Points West community

The Birmingham City Council voted on a resolution Tuesday opposing a concrete plant that's planning to move to the Five Points West community.

House passes bill making it illegal for sheriffs to pocket jail food

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill 102 to 0 to stop sheriffs from using leftover jail food money for personal gain.

Several bills targeting human trafficking pass House committees

Two of the bills would require health care workers and new commercial drivers to go through human trafficking training.

Lottery bill passes in Alabama Senate

By a vote of 21-12, the Alabama Senate has voted to approve a lottery bill.

  Bill would allow non-certified teachers to teach longer

A new bill making its way through the Alabama legislature is aimed at helping the teacher shortage in the state.

Senate Judiciary committee passes Alabama medical marijuana bill

The Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill allowing people with certain conditions to use medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana bill moves to full Senate

The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

  Birmingham City Councilor working to decriminalize marijuana

Could Birmingham be the next city to push decriminalization of marijuana City Councilor John Hilliard said it’s time.

  Cullman Co. commissioners repeal recently passed half-cent sales tax

Cullman County's superintendent in shock after finding out the county commission repealed a recently passed sales tax meant to help the school district.

House passes bill allowing Rosa Parks, Helen Keller statues on State Capitol grounds

There was a standing ovation in the House chamber after lawmakers passed a bill allowing Rosa Parks and Helen Keller statues on the State Capitol grounds.

Alabama lottery bill advances to Senate

A lottery proposal is heading to the full Alabama Senate for a vote after it passed 6-5 in the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee Tuesday.

Committee narrowly rejects concealed carry bill

A legislative committee has narrowly rejected a proposal to allow people to carry concealed handguns in public without getting a special permit

New bill could help ease Alabama’s nursing shortage

The Alabama Board of Nursing says employers find it difficult to hire travel or temporary nurses because many are unwilling to get another license. That could soon change.

Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote

Alabama lawmakers are heading toward a vote on lottery legislation

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.