Category: Primary

Sheriff: 2 Alabama inmates planned to bomb a courthouse
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Sheriff: 2 Alabama inmates planned to bomb a courthouse

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff’s department says it has foiled a plan by two inmates to detonate homemade bombs in a county courthouse. Al.com reports that 29-year-old Bryant Wayne Williams Jr. and 56-year-old Terry Keith Hammond are charged with four counts of making a terroristic threat. Both men are from Jasper, and both...

Auburn University president leaving after 2 years on the job
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Auburn University president leaving after 2 years on the job

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University says its president, Steven Leath, is leaving after two years on the job. The university said in a statement Friday that Leath and the Board of Trustees’ presidential assessment working group mutually decided to part ways. The president pro tempore of the university’s board, Wayne T. Smith, said trustees...

Drought conditions worsening across Alabama
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Drought conditions worsening across Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Experts estimate more than 670,000 people live in areas currently affected by drought in Alabama, and conditions are getting worse. The latest assessment from the U.S. Drought Monitor program says more than one-third of the state is either abnormally dry or experiencing a drought. That’s slightly worse than last week and...

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters
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Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

By BLAKE PATERSON and JAY REEVES Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders...

Florence, Muscle Shoals mayors endorses Byrne for Senate
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Florence, Muscle Shoals mayors endorses Byrne for Senate

A pair of Northwest Alabama leaders are throwing their support behind Congressman Bradley Byrne in the race for U.S. Senate. Florence Mayor Steve Holt and Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford have each endorsed Byrne in his bid for the GOP nomination. The primary election is March 3, 2020. “I think the thing about Bradley Byrne...