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Newt Gingrich to give keynote speech at Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting
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Newt Gingrich to give keynote speech at Alabama Farmers Federation annual meeting

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Monday will give the keynote address at the Alabama Farmers Federation Annual Meeting in Montgomery. The former Speaker, best-selling author, and noted political commentator is the special guest for the Federation’s 97th Annual Meeting this weekend in Montgomery. Gov. Kay Ivey...

Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Montgomery
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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives in Montgomery

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Christmas is finally starting to arrive in Alabama, especially after the official state Christmas tree arrived at the capitol this Thursday. The Eastern Red Cedar stands at 35 feet tall and approximately 24 feet wide. The tree will be decorated throughout this week and next until the official tree...

City officials meet with family of man killed by police
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City officials meet with family of man killed by police

By JAY REEVES and KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Officials in an Alabama city met with the family of a black man killed by a police officer and apologized for wrongly describing him as the gunman in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a crowded mall, the city of Hoover announced Wednesday. That...

Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 25, 2018

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and a productive Black Friday! Here is the news for November 25. 1. Mall Shooting Creates Protests After the shooting at the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover on Thanksgiving night that lead to the death of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. by police, the Hoover police are now reporting that Bradford was...

Sen. Doug Jones hears feedback on trade tariffs
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Sen. Doug Jones hears feedback on trade tariffs

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Auto manufacturers, farmers and the head of Alabama’s Port Authority told Sen. Doug Jones Monday that trade tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration are harming their industries, while steel manufacturers told him the tariffs were leveling the playing field. Jones organized a roundtable discussion in Mobile with stakeholders including...

Weekend Digest- November 18, 2018
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Weekend Digest- November 18, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone and here’s the news you need to know for November 18. 1. Trump consoles California after two tragedies President Trump went to California yesterday to observe the destruction done by the camp fire that began on Nov. 8 that has now killed more than 70 people and and an estimated 12,000 structures...

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Weekend Digest- November 11, 2018

Happy Veterans Day! To all who have served our country in uniform, thank you for your service and we’ll never forget. Here’s the news you need to know for November 11. 1. Heads of state honor veterans in Paris Veterans Day in the United States used to be known as Armistice Day – marking the...

2018 Election Results: Alabama House
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2018 Election Results: Alabama House

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama House GOP saw significant success in Tuesday’s elections, growing its legislative majority from 72 to 77 seats, while Democrats saw their share decline from 33 to 28. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Republicans’ victory was a vote of confidence in the conservative direction of the Legislature. “With...

Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael
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Trump Declares Major Disaster Areas in Alabama after Hurricane Michael

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump has responded to Governor Kay Ivey’s request to declare parts of Alabama as a major disaster zone and offers financial assistance after Hurricane Michael severely hurt parts of Geneva, Henry, Houston, and Mobile counties. The president is now offering assistance through The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public...