Category: Primary

‘Chicken sludge’ on fields draws complaints of stench, flies
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‘Chicken sludge’ on fields draws complaints of stench, flies

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — People in rural Alabama are raising concerns about the use of “chicken sludge” as fertilizer on farm fields as the state considers new rules on how such products can be used. The sludge from a poultry processing plant left an overpowering stench when it was applied to a neighbor’s farm fields,...

Work to begin in 2020 on Mobile channel project
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Work to begin in 2020 on Mobile channel project

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Officials say work could begin late next year to deepen the channel in Mobile Bay, a move that will allow larger ships to dock at Alabama’s state seaport. The State Port Authority announced recently that the Army Corps of Engineers has approved a request to deepen the existing river, bay and...

Lawsuit: Poor information about pipeline led to fatal blast
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Lawsuit: Poor information about pipeline led to fatal blast

By JEFF MARTIN and JAY REEVES Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit accuses a major pipeline company based in Georgia of failing to tell work crews where a major underground pipeline was located before they ruptured the line, touching off a deadly explosion in Alabama. The workers were trying to make repairs after...

Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council
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Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city’s mayor has vetoed raises for himself and members of the city council. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle nixed the increases Friday. News outlets report Battle said, in a news release, that he had a “philosophical difference” with council members on how they should be compensated, saying they should strive...

Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror
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Woman pleads guilty in Alabama to financing terror

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to help al-Qaeda has pleaded guilty in Alabama to a charge of concealing terrorism financing. Federal prosecutors say Alaa Mohd Abusaad entered the plea Friday during a hearing in federal court in Tuscaloosa. Authorities arrested the one-time University of Alabama student last year. Court documents show...

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement
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States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The opioid crisis has hit virtually every pocket of the U.S., from rural towns in deeply conservative states to big cities in liberal-leaning ones. But a curious divide has opened up. The nation’s Republican state attorneys general have, for the most part, lined up...