Category: Primary

Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder
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Husband of slain online exhibitionist charged with murder

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press CALERA, Ala. (AP) — The husband of an online exhibitionist whose partially nude body was found outside her suburban home was arrested Thursday in her killing, an Alabama police chief said. William Jeffrey West, 44, is being charged with murder in the death of his 42-year-old wife, Kathleen Dawn West, Calera...

Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018

Good morning! This from Max Lucado was the best thing I read yesterday on the life and legacy of the great Billy Graham. Here is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, February 22.  1. Bright ballot challenge brings intrigue Erstwhile and hope-to-be-once-again Congressman Bobby Brightconfirmed to WSFA that the ALGOP State Executive Committee will have a hearing Saturday afternoon on the challenge...

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Alabama teacher accused of sex acts with girl in classroom

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (AP) — A teacher has been accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student in Alabama. News outlets report 51-year-old John Daniel Hamilton was arrested by Robertsdale police Tuesday morning after a two-week investigation. Investigators say Hamilton and the girl engaged in sex acts inside Hamilton’s history classroom during school hours. The...

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Judges seek more information on planned Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges are seeking more information about an upcoming Alabama execution in which the state plans to connect the lethal injection line through the inmate’s leg. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Wednesday for additional information as they weigh a request from Doyle Lee Hamm to block his execution....

Bill to lower penalties for pot possession clears committee
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Bill to lower penalties for pot possession clears committee

By KIM CHANDLER and MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A proposal to lower the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, but faces a dubious future as it heads to a possible floor vote during an election year. The bill would make possession...

Conservative legal community backs slate of candidates
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Conservative legal community backs slate of candidates

The Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee (ACJRC) released its endorsements for the 2018 primaries yesterday. ACJRC is a coalition of conservative-minded trade associations and companies that advocates for judicial policies that aren’t prejudicial to businesses, such as tort reform. “The people of Alabama are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding group of experienced leaders...

Trump says more must be done to protect children
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Trump says more must be done to protect children

By CATHERINE LUCEY and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump planned to host students from the Florida high school reeling from a mass shooting Wednesday, as he seeks to show he is taking the highly charged issue of gun violence seriously. The White House said students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 21.  1. In their own words: GOP candidates make their pitch Would you like to watch a lot of candidates for statewide office pitch their case in short videos all in one place? I got you.  The Butler County Republican Party hosted a candidate forum inviting those running for statewide office and Congress...

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Judge won’t stop execution of inmate claiming damaged veins

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that an Alabama inmate who has battled lymphoma and hepatitis C has veins that are in good enough shape that the state can execute him by injection this week. U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre denied Doyle Lee Hamm’s request to block...

Alabama bill proposes to arm teachers after Florida shooting
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Alabama bill proposes to arm teachers after Florida shooting

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawmaker on Tuesday proposed legislation that would allow the state’s teachers to carry guns in school following a deadly school shooting in Florida last week. Rep. Will Ainsworth, a Republican from Guntersville, said parents, coaches and teachers in his district requested the safety measure after...