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  Law enforcement encourages use of transmitter bracelets to help locate people

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and the state’s top law enforcement agency is encouraging the use of electronic bracelets to help locate people.

Montgomery Councilman Arch Lee won’t seek re-election

Bill to limit parole board’s discretion to be introduced in upcoming session

Gov. Ivey holds summit for leaders in early childhood education

State leaders want to expand program giving high school students workplace experience

Alabama’s youngest county commissioner takes his seat

Sen. Doug Jones confirms 2020 run

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  AL farmers experience more than $200 million in damages after Hurricane Michael

Barbour County elects first African-American sheriff

New Alabama lieutenant governor names chief of staff

AL lawmaker signs agreement that could end with dismissed charges

State education leaders want more money for classrooms

AL Congresswoman Terri Sewell to make run at House leadership position

  Congressional candidates sharply criticize AL Democratic Party

Political newcomers running as Democrats for U.S. House of Representative seats took the party to task during their concession speeches for lack of support, leadership, and vision.

Leaders say Gov. Ivey win means unity for Republican agenda

She defeated her opponent Democrat Walt Maddox for the state’s highest office. Gov. Ivey first became governor after former governor Robert Bentley resigned in 2017.

High turnout for Alabama’s midterm elections

Residents case a total of 1,713,843 votes though the numbers are unofficial until they’ve been certified by the secretary of state’s office.

Alabama leaders react to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ firing

Could Sessions reclaim his old Senate seat? One person suggests he try

  Pike County probate judge resigns to assume legislative seat

‘Red tsunami’ sweeps over Alabama Democrats

Isner has strong words for U.S. Rep. Roby after losing congressional race

AL voters okay amendments on display of Ten Commandments, rights of unborn children

Rogers wins re-election to Congress; Hagan takes aim at Democratic party

Election Day in Alabama: Results & coverage

  Ivey declares victory over Maddox in Alabama governor’s race

Ivey will get a full term as the state’s chief executive, according to projections by NBC News

Steve Marshall wins Alabama attorney general’s race

Marshall has been elected to a full term, beating the son of a former governor.

Tom Parker wins Alabama Supreme Court chief justice race

Alabama's Supreme Court will remain fully stocked with Republicans after Tuesday's elections.

Ainsworth wins Alabama Lt. governor’s race

Republican lawmaker and north Alabama businessman Will Ainsworth has won the state's No. 2 position.

Voting machine issues in Madison County

Madison County Probate Judge Tommy Ragland says moisture in the air is causing ballots to swell. If a ballot is too swollen, a machine will not accept it.

Candidates for AL governor give their last pitch to voters

Both gubernatorial candidates flew around Alabama encouraging people to vote cast their vote in the midterm election.

  Roby, Isner vying for 2nd Congressional District House seat

Two women are vying to represent Alabama's Second Congressional District.

2 candidates vying for state’s chief law enforcement position

Alabamians will choose their next Attorney General in less than a week.

Grant will help Alex City company expand, add 100 jobs

A $300,000 federal grant will help automobile industry supplier C & J Tech in Alexander City to expand and create 100 jobs.

Both a minister, lawmaker vying for AL Lt. Gov. seat

The position has been vacant since 2017 when former Gov. Robert Bentley resigned and then-Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey took over as the state’s top leader.

Ivey, Maddox battle for state’s highest seat as election nears

Both the republican and democratic candidates for governor have been campaigning around the state.

Two candidates vying for Senate District 25

Will Barfoot and David Sadler will square off on Tuesday for the State Senate District 25 seat.

Candidate Preview: State Senate District 27

Democratic candidate Nancy Carlton Bendinger is going head to head with Republican incumbent Tom Whatley for the State Senate District 27 seat.

Alabamians will see Amendment 4 on the ballot: Here’s what they need to know

Amendment four would change when the state can have special elections to fill a vacancy in the state legislature. Supporters said it could save Alabama thousands of taxpayer dollars.

AL Senior citizens group wants hands-free driving law

Friends said Frances Phelps was a vivacious World War II veteran who served her community until she died in a crash caused by a distracted driver.

AL man’s service honored with National Guard promotion

Family and friends are celebrating the promotion of one North Alabama man who served his country for decades.

County experts talk more money for roads and bridges

Driving in traffic, running over a pothole or facing road closures.

MPS asks lawmakers to repeal act allowing students to transfer to non-failing schools

Montgomery County School Board passed resolution asking lawmakers to repeal an act allowing students in a failing school to transfer to a non-failing school using state tax dollars Tuesday night.

Alabamians will vote on Ten Commandments in election

Amendment one said in part it would authorize “the display of the Ten Commandments on state property and property owned or administrated by a public school or public body.”

Alabamians will take abortion stance in general election

Voters will make a stance on abortion in the general election with Amendment 2 on the ballot.

Last day to register to vote

The general election is right around the corner and in Alabama you need to register if you plan to vote.

Some counties struggle to pay for electronic poll books

Counties across the state use electronic poll books that experts said can help shorten lines and keep election information safe.

  AL congressional candidate raises voter registration concerns

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill says that there’s no reason for any concern.

Group meets to give school safety advice

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon created a Legislative Advisory Committee on School Safety and Security. It will help advise lawmakers during the session on how their legislation could better keep schools safe.

Alabama governor disputes assertion she had mini-stroke

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's doctor confirmed Tuesday that she was hospitalized during a 2015 trip to Colorado but Ivey disputed a statement from the state's former top law enforcement officer that she had suffered a mini stroke

Construction worker shortage could slow hurricane rebuilding efforts

During the recession that started in 2008, many construction workers left the industry. Following the economic recovery, they didn't come back.

Less than a month from general election: a look at the Maddox campaign

And as the campaign season comes to a close, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox continued his bus tour around the state.

Dozens of convicts removed from parole docket

Days after we began working on the second phase of our investigation, we discovered the board’s October docket had been modified.

Alabama EMA preps for Hurricane Michael

As Hurricane Michael approaches, groups from around the state are connecting with counties to make sure they have the resources they need.

Businesses now required to notify client, employee if ‘sensitive’ information breached

Alabama joins 49 other states after lawmakers passed the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act went into effect June 1, 2018.

AL nurses talk preventing violence and incivility in workplace

Nurses from around the state gathered at the 2018 Alabama State Nurses Association Annual Convention Friday. One topic of discussion was combating workplace violence.

AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since 2008 recession

Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama.

Colleges and businesses connect to prep students for the workforce

Community colleges across Alabama are reaching out to businesses, asking how they can prep students to meet the state’s labor demand.

Center stops millions of daily cyber attacks on AL state network

Around 10 a.m. Monday there were more than 21 million attempted cyber attacks, and experts say that number can rise to 100 million by the end of the day.

Disease outbreak under investigation at south Alabama prison

An investigation is underway into a pneumococcal disease outbreak at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Barbour County, state health officials confirmed Friday.

Court denies rehearing request for Hubbard

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

Counties struggle to pay for bridge repairs

That same data shows five structurally deficient bridges in Elmore County, one in Montgomery, and 15 in Macon county.

Opelika to vote on increasing misdemeanor penalties

On Tuesday, the Opelika City Council will vote on an ordinance to addresses penalties for misdemeanor offenses under state law.

  AL education official feels 'very good’ about teacher preparation

This comes after the Alabama State Department of Education released report surveying how well teachers are prepared.

Maddox shares how he wants to add mental health resources

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox shared how he would bring more mental health resources to the state if elected governor.

Dept. of Labor: We’ve been breaking employment records

Tara Hutchison, the Department of Labor communications director, said Alabama has broken employment numbers for the fourth month in a row and more businesses are hiring.

AL prison officials seek to avoid contempt of court ruling over mental health staffing

ADOC acknowledges it was not in compliance with the May and June deadlines.

Top education department official wants $20 million for school security

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said he wants $20 million for school security.

Sec. Merrill: Most AL voter fraud complaints now resolved

Every election complaint connected to Alabama's 2016 election cycle, as well as the 2017 special Senate election, have been resolved or closed, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

Complaint filed with DNC over Worley election

A Jefferson County Democrat has filed a complaint with national party officials arguing rules and diversity requirements were broken when the Alabama Democratic Party elected leaders.

Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Roy Moore

The Alabama Supreme Court won't transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.

Prominent companies return to Business Council

Some prominent Alabama companies have returned to the Business Council of Alabama as the political organization announced a new governance structure.

Gov. Ivey names interim director for AL Finance Dept.

Gov. Kay Ivey has named an acting director for the Alabama Department of Finance to temporarily fill the position being vacated by Director Clinton Carter.

Worley to face challenge for Democratic Party chair

As Alabama Democrats head into what they hope will be a rebuilding year, some are arguing for new party leadership.

Alabama will soon start collecting online sales taxes

Online shoppers may start to see some price increases.

Supporters say ride-sharing law could save lives, create jobs

A bipartisan bill went into effect Sunday allowing rideshare services across the entire state.

House passes contested car rental tax for Birmingham stadium

A fiercely debated bill to raise car rental taxes to build a new stadium in Birmingham passed a final vote and will move to the governor's office to be signed into law.

Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - Now that investigators have determined the origins of the engine-room fire that paralyzed a Carnival cruise ship at sea for five days, they will try