Category: Primary

Some wanted shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016
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Some wanted shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016

By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students...

US factory output jumped 1.2 percent in February
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US factory output jumped 1.2 percent in February

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output jumped last month, led by big gains in the production of cars, computers and furniture. The Federal Reserve said Friday that manufacturing output rebounded 1.2 percent in February, the most since October and following three months of weak or negative readings. Factory production has...

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...

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Scoop: new civil asset forfeiture bill

Headlines were made early this legislative session when those from the left and right came together to support a major overhaul to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law. The bill seeks to end the ability of police to seize citizens’ property absent of a criminal conviction. It also would require law enforcement to report all property seizures...

Who is right about the economic development, ethics bill?
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Who is right about the economic development, ethics bill?

BY TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News A lot has been written and said about legislation from the Alabama Department of Commerce aiming to fix a potential pitfall facing economic developers. House Bill 317, the Alabama Jobs Enhancement Act, would allow economic development professionals to avoid having to register as lobbyists while prohibiting public officials from...

Alabama football team to visit White House
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Alabama football team to visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the championship University of Alabama football team will visit next month. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the team will come to the White House April 10. Alabama won its fifth national title in nine years in January with a second-half comeback over Georgia. Sanders noted that President Donald...

Man convicted of killing carnival boss executed in Alabama
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Man convicted of killing carnival boss executed in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his former boss at a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago was executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, died at 7:29 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection at a...

Democrats’ midterm choices: Liberals, moderates, both?
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Democrats’ midterm choices: Liberals, moderates, both?

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump. But that won’t be easy when much of the party is...

House passes juvenile justice reform bill
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House passes juvenile justice reform bill

By KIM CHANDLER and MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are one step closer to overhauling the state’s juvenile justice system after the House passed a bill aimed at keeping low-level offenders out of detention. Thursday’s vote was 69-20 after more than three hours of heated debate and multiple amendments. The bill...

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Lawmakers vote to give oversight over faith-based daycares

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will have limited oversight over faith-based daycares, under a bill approved Thursday in the Alabama Legislature. The Alabama Senate voted 22-4 for the watered-down legislation billed as a compromise between children’s advocates and conservative groups who fought government involvement in church daycare centers. “These are innocent little children. This is...