Category: Primary

Alabama unemployment rate drops to record-low 3.7%
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Alabama unemployment rate drops to record-low 3.7%

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – According to the numbers, it’s a good time to be working in Alabama. The Alabama Department of Labor announced today that February’s unemployment rate of 3.7 percent is the lowest recorded rate in the state’s history. February’s rate is a tick down from January’s 3.8 percent,...

Wife defends Alabama man charged in ’99 double killing
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Wife defends Alabama man charged in ’99 double killing

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama man charged with capital murder in the slaying of two teenage girls nearly 20 years ago said Wednesday that he’s innocent of the killings that terrified the small southern city. Jeanette McCraney defended her husband, 45-year-old Coley McCraney, during a news...

Church Gun Bill Passes Committee
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Church Gun Bill Passes Committee

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A bill extending Alabama’s “stand your ground” law to churches was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and could be considered by the full House soon. This is the fourth time State Rep. Lynn Greer, R- Rogersville, has proposed the bill. He says many...

Anniston Depot project on DOD cut list to pay for border wall
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Anniston Depot project on DOD cut list to pay for border wall

From staff and wire reports A $5.2 million allocation to Anniston Army Depot is on a list of military construction projects that could be cut in order to divert U.S. Department of Defense dollars to the proposed wall on the U.S.’s southern border. The Pentagon this week sent a 20-page list of military construction projects...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin
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NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin

By DAVE SKRETTA Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There’s Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State’s Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart Markus Howard some star...

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Gun maker Remington loses $3M in Alabama state incentives

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials say a gun maker is losing $3 million in incentives from the state. State Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield told AL.com in an email Tuesday that Remington Arms has failed to meet hiring and payroll targets at its Huntsville plant, costing it $3 million in incentives. Remington emerged from Chapter...