Category: Primary

Keep the Foy Trophy, Remember the Foy Legacy
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Keep the Foy Trophy, Remember the Foy Legacy

By John Carvalho The careless debacle that was Wednesday night’s Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy presentation was sad on so many levels. What’s saddest is that the actions by the participants reinforced a lack of awareness of who Dean Jim Foy was and what he represented — a memory the trophy is supposed to preserve. First, let’s...

Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Y’all said more West Wing gifs so that’s what you get, even if they are non sequitur. Here is your Daily News. 1. It doesn’t feel like winter  Today Republicans from all around the state will begin to gather in Montgomery for the ALGOP Winter Dinner/Meeting. The dinner is always fun, but this year the meeting promises to be...

Supreme Court won’t stop Alabama execution
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Supreme Court won’t stop Alabama execution

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prepared to execute an inmate Thursday evening for the 1987 killing of a motel clerk after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his last-minute bid to halt the execution because of his health problems. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, was to be executed by lethal injection at a...

Lawmaker proposes to raise age for assault rifle purchase
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Lawmaker proposes to raise age for assault rifle purchase

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school, an Alabama lawmaker on Thursday proposed to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 or similar weapon from 18 to 21. Rep. Juandalynn Givan, a Democrat from Birmingham, said teenagers should not be able to purchase such deadly...

Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas
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Alabama Senate votes to allow execution by nitrogen gas

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has moved closer to approving the use of nitrogen gas in executions – a method so far untested in the United States. The Alabama Senate approved a bill Thursday that permits execution by nitrogen hypoxia if lethal injection drugs are unavailable or are ruled unconstitutional. State Sen. Trip Pittman said...

Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for ‘botched’ execution
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Alabama inmate claims he is at risk for ‘botched’ execution

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama stood ready Thursday to execute an inmate who argued that there is an increased risk of a botched execution because of damage to his veins from lymphoma and other illnesses. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at a...

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder
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Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press CALERA, Ala. (AP) — The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. William Jeffrey West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West, Calera...

Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018

Good morning! This from Max Lucado was the best thing I read yesterday on the life and legacy of the great Billy Graham. Here is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, February 22.  1. Bright ballot challenge brings intrigue Erstwhile and hope-to-be-once-again Congressman Bobby Brightconfirmed to WSFA that the ALGOP State Executive Committee will have a hearing Saturday afternoon on the challenge...

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Alabama teacher accused of sex acts with girl in classroom

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) — A teacher has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student in Alabama. News outlets report 51-year-old John Daniel Hamilton was arrested by Robertsdale police Tuesday morning after a two-week investigation. Investigators say Hamilton and the girl engaged in sex acts inside Hamilton’s history classroom during school hours. The...

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Judges seek more information on planned Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges are seeking more information about an upcoming Alabama execution in which the state plans to connect the lethal injection line through the inmate’s leg. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Wednesday for additional information as they weigh a request from Doyle Lee Hamm to block his execution....