Alabama Clerk of the House Jeff Woodard retires Friday after about 10 years as the chamber’s staff leader and a State House career that stretches decades and more than 100 regular, organizational and special legislative sessions.
Emergency crews sawed through toppled trees to reach people in flooded homes, but with no electricity and virtually no cell service, it was impossible for many people to call for help from the hardest hit coastal areas where the surge came in.
This is not the first time Regions has been fined for its overdraft fee practices. In 2015, the bureau ordered Regions to refund $49 million and pay a $7.5 million penalty for charging overdraft fees. Those Regions' customers were charged for overdraft when they had opted out of the service.
At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S. efforts against the virus appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick, public health officials announced Wednesday, even as they urged a second dose for full protection.
Ivey said the grant will be used by Fiber Utility Network, a corporation formed by eight rural electric cooperatives to fund a "middle-mile" broadband network to help close gaps in service. The Fiber Utility Network will create a network that will connect almost 3000 miles of existing and new fiber infrastructure within a three-year period, Ivey's office said. Once connected, residents will have the ability to become a customer of last-mile broadband providers.
The precise location of landfall was still uncertain, but with Ian's tropical storm-force winds extending 175 miles from its center, flash floods were possible across the whole state. Parts of Florida's east coast faced a storm surge threat as well, and isolated tornadoes were spinning off the storm well ahead of landfall.
The Alabama Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday that the work stoppage was "still active in most male facilities." However, the department maintained that "facilities are operational and there have been no disruption of critical services, which include meals."
The administrative order that eliminates bonds for a list of felonies and misdemeanors was signed by Fifteenth Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick Sept. 22 and goes into effect Saturday. But some law enforcement groups in the state plan to challenge the order.
Damaging winds and flooding was expected across the entire peninsula as Ian moves north, reaching into Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and other parts of the southeastern United States on Friday and Sunday, the hurricane center said.
Telescopes around the world and in space aimed at the same point in the sky to capture the spectacle. Though the impact was immediately obvious — Dart’s radio signal abruptly ceased — it will take as long as a couple of months to determine how much the asteroid’s path was changed.