Category: Primary

Illness outbreak reported at state prison, 1 inmate dead
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Illness outbreak reported at state prison, 1 inmate dead

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Public health and corrections officials are responding to an illness outbreak at an Alabama prison that left one inmate dead. The Alabama Department of Public Health said Friday that there has been a pneumococcal disease outbreak at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County. Three inmates were hospitalized and one inmate...

Schilleci elected to lead National Beer Wholesalers Association
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Schilleci elected to lead National Beer Wholesalers Association

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Michael Schilleci, president of Tanner, Alabama-based Supreme Beverage Company, has been elected as Chairman of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. At the group’s annual convention in San Diego last week, Schilleci was chosen by peers to lead the national group, taking over for Jim Matesich of Ohio. NBWA advocates on behalf of...

Parker Snider: Towards a less angry politics
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Parker Snider: Towards a less angry politics

By PARKER SNIDER, Alabama Policy Institute “When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.” If only we followed the advice of the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson, who expressed this sentiment, knew first-hand how politics can lead to indignation. Today, one glance at cable news or Twitter affirms that...

Engine for new ULA rocket to be built in Alabama
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Engine for new ULA rocket to be built in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An engine for a new United Launch Alliance orbital rocket will be built in north Alabama. The company said Thursday it has selected Blue Origin’s BE-4 advanced booster engine to power its Vulcan Centaur rocket. Founded by Amazon chairman Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin plans to construct the engine at a plant...

Vance ad says Parker will be ‘another Roy Moore’
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Vance ad says Parker will be ‘another Roy Moore’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama chief justice candidate Judge Bob Vance has launched an ad saying Justice Tom Parker will be “another Roy Moore” if elected to head the state court system. The ad centers on Parker’s longtime association with Moore and asserts that Parker will cause the “same chaos and controversy” as Moore if...

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Alabama corruption case: Ex-lawmaker sentenced to 33 months

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge handed down a 33-month prison sentence Thursday to a former Alabama lawmaker who acknowledged taking bribes to help fight environmental cleanup efforts in his state’s biggest city. Local news outlets report a federal judge sentenced former state Rep. Oliver Robinson on Thursday. Robinson previously pleaded guilty to bribery...

GOP sets first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser
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GOP sets first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court after an extraordinary and emotional day of testimony where he denied accusations of sexual assault as “unequivocally” false. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified that she was...

Kavanaugh denies accusations in fiery Senate showdown
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Kavanaugh denies accusations in fiery Senate showdown

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her “100 percent” certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett Kavanaugh defiantly...

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Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling

By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as well as the potential for match-fixing. “For Congress...