Category: Aggregated

Daily News – March 20, 2018
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Daily News – March 20, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 20.  1. Spring storm packs a punch Alabama and much of the southeast got walloped overnight by tornado-producing thunderstorms. The damage is most severe in Jacksonville and Calhoun County, where an apparent tornado destroyed homes, apartment buildings, businesses, and caused significant damage to JSU campus facilities. There is no reported...

Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 19, 2018

Good morning! I don’t want to talk about last night’s game. This is your Daily News for Monday, March 19.  1. This will make you mad School officials and a deputy sheriff recommended that Parkland, Florida shooter Nickolas Cruz be involuntarily committed back in 2016, but nothing was done. Documents obtained by the Associated Press show Cruz had written the word...

Daily News Digest – March 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 16, 2018

Good morning and happy Friday!  Per AP Planner, today is National Sleep Day. Please observe as you will. Here is your Daily News for Friday, March 16.  1. Gun, school safety compromise As predicted yesterday, sponsors of the two competing  gun and school safety bills under consideration in the House came together on a compromise. Rep. Will Ainsworth introduced an...

Daily News Digest – March 15, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 15, 2018

PRESENTED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR ALABAMA’S INFRASTRUCTURE Good morning! Beware the Ides of March! Seriously, if I was a benevolent tyrant who had just taken over a republic, I wouldn’t even bother showing up to work today. Here is your Daily News for Thursday, March 15.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Man, this Russia spy stuff is crazy “Would you care for...

Daily News Digest – March 14, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 14, 2018

PRESENTED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR ALABAMA’S INFRASTRUCTURE Good morning! Here is your Daily News for Wednesday, March 14.  1. On the Air: candidates begin TV, radio ad campaigns As Governor Pappy “Pass the Biscuits” O’Daniel taught us, “We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS COMMUNICATIN​‘!” The air campaign has begun. Candidates for statewide office have begun running ads on television and radio, marking...

Daily News Digest – March 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 13, 2018

Good morning!  Here is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 13.  1. Opinions differ on gun and school safety Jefferson County school officials met with lawmakers, including House Speaker Mac McCutcheon yesterday to discuss the issues of gun violence and school safety. The meeting was organized by Rep. Allen Farley, who is trying bring legislative colleagues to a...

Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 12, 2018

Good morning! I hope you are fully sprung forward. It’s March 12 and this is your Daily News .  1. Teen charged in Huffman High shooting Michael Jerome Barber, a 17-year-old junior, has been charged with manslaughter and possession of an illegal firearmafter the classroom shooting that killed his Huffman High School classmate, Courtlin Arrington last week. Authorities have...

Daily News Digest – March 8, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 8, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News for Thursday, March 8.  1. Poll: GOP voters favor training, arming teachers Recent polling shows Republican voters in Alabama favor allowing properly-trained teachers and school administrators to voluntarily carry firearms on school grounds. My full story here. 76 percent of likely Republican voters would support allowing properly-trained education workers to...

Daily News Digest – March 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 7, 2018

Good morning! Lots of news today. Here is your Daily News for Wednesday, March 7.  1. Big News: Historic Tax Credits announced The Daniel Pratt Gin Shop in Prattville, the Saint James Hotel in Selma and the Protective Life Center in Birmingham are three of the twelve historic properties set to to see new life thanks to a...

Daily News Digest – March 6, 2018
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Daily News Digest – March 6, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News for Tuesday, March 6.  1. Cochran retirement ushers in Shelby’s rise, amirite? Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran announced he will retire effective April 5 due to health reasons. While that might not seem like the top story in Alabama, remember that Cochran is the current chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. That...