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Auburn hires former star Carnell Williams as RBs coach
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Auburn hires former star Carnell Williams as RBs coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn tailback Carnell Williams has returned to his alma mater as running backs coach. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams’ hiring Wednesday. Williams was the 2005 NFL Rookie of the Year after being picked fifth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a senior, he led Auburn to an undefeated...

Jones backs bi-partisan bill to delay health insurance tax increase
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Jones backs bi-partisan bill to delay health insurance tax increase

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Sen. Doug Jones joined a bi-partisan group of fellow senators in cosponsoring legislation that would delay a Obamacare fee that could raise health care costs for providers and patients. S. 172,  The Health Insurance Tax Relief Act, would provide a two-year delay of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) that was...

New Member Profile: Rep. Wes Allen for House District 89
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New Member Profile: Rep. Wes Allen for House District 89

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Rep. Wes Allen is the new House member for District 89, which covers all of Pike County and parts of Dale County. Allen hails from Troy and has served as the Pike County Probate Judge since 2009. Originally appointed by Gov. Bob Riley in 2009, Allen would go on...

Progress: Senate votes seen as positive momentum even if they fail
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Progress: Senate votes seen as positive momentum even if they fail

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes instead of just pointing fingers. But competing bills appear likely to fail Thursday, caught in a poisonous Washington impasse. Either measure would reopen federal agencies and pay 800,000...

Skip Tucker: Roger the Sparrow Ain’t a Saint.
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Skip Tucker: Roger the Sparrow Ain’t a Saint.

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist Roger Goodell as commissioner of the National Football League is paid $35 million a year. Many think he is not worth a sparrowpoot in the midst of Katrina. Number me among them. For those who might’ve been away, on Mars or somewhere, NFL referees fresh from the...

Frontier Airlines to begin operations from coastal Alabama
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Frontier Airlines to begin operations from coastal Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Frontier Airlines will offer direct flights from coastal Alabama to Chicago and Denver later this year. News outlets reported Frontier will offer the service from a new passenger terminal using the Downtown Mobile Airport. Service will begin May 1 with one-way fares as low as $39 for passengers heading to Chicago...

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Alabama troopers say man killed after being struck by truck

ATTALLA, Ala. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a Georgia man was killed after being struck by a tractor trailer while walking on the interstate. Alabama state troopers say the fatality occurred early Tuesday morning. Troopers identified the pedestrian as 28-year-old Marius M. Hillius of Fayetteville, Georgia. Troopers said Hillius was walking along Interstate 59...

Alabama prosecutors seek higher bond for shooting suspect
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Alabama prosecutors seek higher bond for shooting suspect

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge to increase the bond for a man who opened fire in a crowded Alabama shopping mall. The filling came after a judge lowered Brown’s bond from $125,000 to $60,000. Prosecutors wrote in a Friday motion that Erron Brown falsely told the court he had a concealed handgun...

Alabama releases 2019 list of ‘failing’ schools
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Alabama releases 2019 list of ‘failing’ schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama education officials have released the 2019 list of schools labeled as “failing” because of low test scores. Seventy-six schools were labeled as failing on the list released last week by the Alabama Department of Education. The schools scored in the bottom six percent of standardized test scores for reading and...

Week 5: Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate
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Week 5: Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate

Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

Shelby introduces Trump’s immigration compromise proposal
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Shelby introduces Trump’s immigration compromise proposal

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Monday introduced legislation designed to implement President Donald Trump’s announced compromise proposal on reopening the government and putting money toward a border wall. The comprehensive appropriations package contains the remaining seven bills funding the government through Fiscal Year 2019, the full $5.7 billion...