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Cobb aide arrested for sex offender registration violation
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Cobb aide arrested for sex offender registration violation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A campaign worker for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Bell Cobb was arrested on charges that he failed to comply with registration requirements and restrictions as a registered sex offender. Local media report that Paul Littlejohn was arrested Thursday. Littlejohn is director of Cobb’s Jefferson County field office. He is also a...

Ivey: Alabama ‘stronger’ than it was a year ago
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Ivey: Alabama ‘stronger’ than it was a year ago

As she seeks to win the office of governor in her own right after catapulting into the job last year, Ivey's message has been relatively simple: The state is doing better than it was a year ago when her predecessor stepped down under the cloud of a sex-tinged scandal.

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Immigration detention prolonged in Alabama’s ‘black hole’

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained more than 100,000 immigrants during the 2017 fiscal year, holding them an average of 34 days before releasing or deporting them, federal records show. Average length of detention was 22 days in fiscal year 2016.

Poll: Alabama AG race is as close as you thought it was
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Poll: Alabama AG race is as close as you thought it was

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – New polling shows a close race between the top three Republican candidates for Alabama Attorney General with the majority of voters still undecided. In a recent Leverage Public Strategies – Alabama Daily News survey, 14 percent of those polled said they would vote for incumbent Steve...

Judge: Montgomery’s first charter school lacks enough votes
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Judge: Montgomery’s first charter school lacks enough votes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery’s first charter school most likely won’t open in 2018 after a judge rules it didn’t receive enough votes for its application. The Alabama Education Association sued charter school LEAD Academy after the Alabama Public Charter School Commission in February approved the charter school in a 5 to 1 vote. The...

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Report: Bus driver unresponsive before deadly crash

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The driver of a charter bus carrying members of a Texas high school band was unresponsive before the vehicle crashed on Interstate 10 in south Alabama, injuring dozens, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on the accident that occurred in...

New poll shows Ivey leading race for governor, just shy of majority
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New poll shows Ivey leading race for governor, just shy of majority

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – New polling in the race for Alabama Governor shows incumbent Kay Ivey with a sizable lead over her primary challengers at a percentage just shy of the 50 percent majority she needs to avoid a runoff in the Republican Primary. In a Leverage Public Strategies –...

Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash
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Enjoying leftovers: Sheriffs feed inmates, keep extra cash

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In Alabama, the less sheriffs spend on feeding inmates, the more money they get to put in their pockets. For decades, sheriffs have made extra money – sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars – under a Depression-era system by feeding prisoners for only pennies per meal. Critics...

Jay Reeves Exclusive: ’93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one
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Jay Reeves Exclusive: ’93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the dark of night, three travelers advanced inexorably toward tragedy. Accompanied by her parents on her first train trip, 11-year-old Andrea Chancey couldn’t sleep despite the steady rocking of the Amtrak coach. Aboard the same train after missing a flight, Ken Ivory lounged nearby. Miles away,...