Alabama House committee: subpoenas in impeachment probe

7 hours ago

Alabama's House Judiciary Committee is issuing subpoenas to Gov. Robert Bentley and others in an ongoing impeachment investigation.

The subpoenas being delivered today come after special counsel Jack Sharman said he wasn't securing voluntarily cooperation.

Alabama drivers advised to watch out for deer

9 hours ago

Drivers in Alabama are getting a costly reminder to look out for deer.

Officials with State Farm, Alabama's largest auto insurer say there were almost 29,000 insurance claims connected to deer collisions from July 2015 to the end of June.

The company says one in 135 Alabama drivers are likely to hit a deer, a figure that's higher than the national odds of one in 164.

The national cost per claim average is $3,995.

Both sides have rested their cases and are confident in their arguments. Now the fate of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore rests with the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. Moore was fighting for his job yesterday. He’s facing ethics charges dating back to the same-sex marriage controversy that could result in his removal from office. But his support in the courtroom was obvious, with so many cheers that state troopers threatened to clear the gallery. Chief Judge Michael Joiner says the Alabama Court of the Judiciary will rule no later than October 8.

Movie fans are about to get to see Hollywood’s take on the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The film centers on the rig explosion on the Deep Water Horizon platform. Family members of the eleven workers who were killed in the incident hope the movie will remind people about the human toll of the disaster. Critics believe the environmental damage from spill unjustly overshadowed the workers' deaths. Go to apr.org and you can click on our award winning series oil and water on the long term impact.

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Both sides have rested their cases and are confident in their arguments. Now the fate of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore rests with the Alabama Court of the Judiciary.

Roy Moore was fighting for his job yesterday. He’s facing ethics charges dating back to the same-sex marriage controversy that could result in his removal from office. But his support in the courtroom was obvious, with so many cheers that state troopers threatened to clear the gallery.

Judge to decide Moore's fate "as soon as possible"

Sep 28, 2016

The chief judge on an Alabama disciplinary panel says they'll decide "as soon as possible" whether to remove Chief Justice Roy Moore from office.

The nine-member Court of the Judiciary has concluded its hearing on allegations that Moore intentionally misused his office to try to block gay couples from marrying in Alabama.

Chief Judge Michael Joiner says he does not anticipate a decision would come today.

"Renew our Rivers Black Warrior River" cleanup underway

Sep 28, 2016

The Black Warrior River in central Alabama could be looking a lot cleaner after today.

The first “Renew Our Rivers Black Warrior River” campaign kicked off today. Thirty two river cleanup events are planned this year and will continue throughout November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers.

Alabama’s embattled Chief Justice Roy Moore will be back in court today-- as a defendant. Moore is facing judicial ethics charges that could result in his removal from the Alabama Supreme Court. State prosecutors say in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, Moore issued an administrative order telling the state’s probate judges that Alabama’s ban on gay marriage remained in effect. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the ethics complaints against Moore.

A three year old legal challenge over a Tuscaloosa City School Board Race appears to be over. Circuit judge Jim Roberts dismissed Kelly Horwitz’ case over her failed bid for re-election in August 2013. Horwitz claimed her opponent Cason Kirby won the vote with ballots that were cast illegally. The judge ruled there wasn’t enough testimony from the one hundred and fifty nine voters in question to change the results of the race.

11th Circuit upholds Alabama PAC transfer ban

Sep 27, 2016

An appellate court has upheld Alabama's ban on transfers of campaign contributions between political action committees.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled the 2010 law is not an unconstitutional prohibition on free political speech. The court said Alabama had a sufficient interest in trying to prevent corruption to justify the restriction on political activity.

The Alabama Democratic Conference, a grass roots political organization, had sued over the ban.

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