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Morris to lead Alabama public corruption prosecution unit
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Morris to lead Alabama public corruption prosecution unit

From wire and staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has named federal prosecutor A. Clark Morris to lead the office division that prosecutes public corruption and white collar crime cases. Marshall made the announcement Tuesday, a day after the departure of Matt Hart. Morris will oversee the special prosecutions division beginning...

CDC: stay away from romaine lettuce
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CDC: stay away from romaine lettuce

By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people...

Unemployment rate sits at 4.1%
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Unemployment rate sits at 4.1%

The Alabama Department of Labor announced Friday that October’s preliminary, seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is 4.1%. That number, unchanged from September, represents 2,122,970 people working which is about 5,500 more than last month’s record-breaking number of 2,117,359. The number of unemployed people also decreased from 90,818 to 89,754. “More than 40,000 Alabamians now have jobs that...

Roby, Shelby press Feds for Alabama farmers
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Roby, Shelby press Feds for Alabama farmers

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan today will join U.S. Rep. Martha Roby to tour farm damage from Hurricane Michael in Alabama’s Wiregrass. In a speech given Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives, Roby spoke on the plight facing many Alabama farmers...

Marshall antagonist accused of sexual misconduct
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Marshall antagonist accused of sexual misconduct

By WILL WHATLEY and TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News J. William “Billy” McFarland, Jr., a Republican donor and former Judson College administrator, finds himself at the center of accusations of sexual misconduct toward college-aged women. A lawsuit filed by a former student alleges McFarland propositioned her to participate in an online sexual relationship in which he...

Glenn, Phillips indicted on ethics charges related to EPA cleanup site
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Glenn, Phillips indicted on ethics charges related to EPA cleanup site

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama grand jury indicted Willie Scott Phillips, Jr. on multiple counts of violations of Alabama’s Ethics Act and separately indicted Onis “Trey” Glenn, III on multiple counts of conspiracy and/or complicity with Willie Scott Phillips, Jr. to violate the Ethics Act. Glenn is the southeast...

2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate
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2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Alabama Republicans added one seat to their Senate Majority Tuesday, bringing the total up to 27 to the Democrats’ eight. The increase comes from Republican Donnie Chesteen replacing Independent Sen. Harri Ann Smith, but the Senate GOP also held off serious challenges that threatened to cut into their control...

Cygnal polling shows tight races for midterms
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Cygnal polling shows tight races for midterms

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – While Alabama’s election proves to be a low-key affair, contests in neighboring states are highly-competitive with major implications hanging in the balance. Montgomery-based survey research firm Cygnal recently released polling results for some high-profile races in battleground states the upcoming midterm elections. Florida In Florida, interest...

Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders
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Pence talks trade with Alabama leaders

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News While Vice President Mike Pence was in Birmingham speaking at a fundraiser for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he took time to speak with a handful of state leaders regarding trade with China.  Alabama Congressmen Bradley Byrne and Gary Palmer, along with Alabama Trump Victory Chairman Perry O. Hooper,...