News http://apr.org en Free School Lunch and Release The Goats! http://apr.org/post/free-school-lunch-and-release-goats <p>5pm Newscast</p><p>Friday July 11, 2014</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:05:40 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 55617 at http://apr.org Free School Lunch and Release The Goats! Several Alabama School Systems To Offer Free Lunch http://apr.org/post/several-alabama-school-systems-offer-free-lunch <p></p><p>Several Alabama school systems will be offering breakfast and lunch free to all students when classes resume in August.</p><p>The state Department of Education says school systems qualifying for the free meals under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act have poverty levels that are 40 percent and higher.</p><p>Systems that have all or nearly all of their schools participating in the program are Montgomery County, Barbour County, Clarke County, Lowndes County, Wilcox County, Selma, Tarrant, Midfield, Chickasaw, Albertville, Dallas County, Macon County, Linden, Bessemer and Anniston.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:19:59 +0000 The Associated Press 55613 at http://apr.org Several Alabama School Systems To Offer Free Lunch Alzheimer's seminar, Free museum tours, and Running of the Goats! http://apr.org/post/alzheimers-seminar-free-museum-tours-and-running-goats <p> 6am Newscast</p><p>Friday July 11, 2014</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:22:38 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 55571 at http://apr.org Alzheimer's seminar, Free museum tours, and Running of the Goats! Paper: Email Alerted VA Leader of Schedule Concern http://apr.org/post/paper-email-alerted-va-leader-schedule-concern <p>A newspaper reports that emails it obtained show the director of the Central <font color="red">Alabama</font> Veterans Health Care System learned of concerns about patient scheduling issues in April 2013 -- more than eight months before action was taken.</p><p></p><p>Director James Talton <a href="http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2014/07/09/email-warned-va-leadership-unethical-scheduling/12435331/#_=_" target="_blank">tells</a> The Montgomery Advertiser that he was unable to take action on any "ambiguous statements" staff members emailed him about scheduling problems.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:33:24 +0000 Associated Press 55566 at http://apr.org Paper: Email Alerted VA Leader of Schedule Concern Complaints Lead to New Student Enrollment Forms http://apr.org/post/complaints-lead-new-student-enrollment-forms <p><font color="red">Alabama's</font> school superintendent is telling all <font color="red">Alabama</font> public school systems to start using a new student enrollment process that makes clear a Social Security number or birth certificate is not necessary for enrollment.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:29:51 +0000 Associated Press 55565 at http://apr.org Complaints Lead to New Student Enrollment Forms Governor Bentley Headed to Air Show in England http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-headed-air-show-england <p><font color="red">Alabama</font> Governor Robert Bentley is headed to London to attend the Farnborough Air Show.</p><p></p><p>Bentley says he will leave Saturday and will spend Sunday, Monday and Tuesday meeting with executives of aerospace companies.</p><p>Bentley says he hopes to wrap up two industrial projects for <font color="red">Alabama</font> and make announcements while he's at the air show.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:26:39 +0000 Associated Press 55564 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Headed to Air Show in England Alabama Man Charged with Threatening the President http://apr.org/post/alabama-man-charged-threatening-president <p>An Ozark man is in jail on a charge of threatening the president.</p><p></p><p>The Secret Service brought charges against Deryke Matthew Pfeifer on July 3. He's accused of making phone calls to the Federal Protective Service and using Facebook to threaten the president. Court papers say Pfeifer posted one threatening video holding a Glock pistol, and a Glock was later found at his residence.</p><p>Secret Service agent Marcus Shumack filed an affidavit saying that Pfeiffer told him in an interview that God was going to destroy the president and everything around him.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:24:24 +0000 Associated Press 55563 at http://apr.org Alabama Man Charged with Threatening the President Hagel visits Alabama, Mobile students learn online, and the runoff election is Tuesday http://apr.org/post/hagel-visits-alabama-mobile-students-learn-online-and-runoff-election-tuesday <p> 7am Newscast</p><p>Thursday July 10, 2014</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:52:16 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 55498 at http://apr.org Hagel visits Alabama, Mobile students learn online, and the runoff election is Tuesday Thursday is Deadline for Absentee Voting for Runoff http://apr.org/post/thursday-deadline-absentee-voting-runoff <p>Thursday is the last day to request an absentee ballot for <font color="red">Alabama's</font> runoff election on Tuesday.</p><p></p><p><font color="red">Alabama's</font> chief election official, Secretary of State Jim Bennett, says many registered voters will be away on summer vacations next week, and they can request absentee ballots before leaving town.</p><p>Absentee ballot information can be obtained from a state website <a href="http://www.alabamavotes.gov/" target="_blank">alabamavotes.gov</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:22:23 +0000 Associated Press 55480 at http://apr.org Thursday is Deadline for Absentee Voting for Runoff ASU Committee Discusses Financing, Accreditation http://apr.org/post/asu-committee-discusses-financing-accreditation <p><font color="red">Alabama</font> State University officials have outlined initial steps they plan to take to recover from a credit downgrade and are looking for more information on specific things the school needs to do to respond to warning from an academic accreditation agency.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:17:35 +0000 Associated Press 55474 at http://apr.org ASU Committee Discusses Financing, Accreditation Mobile's Online Curriculum And A New Labor Commissioner http://apr.org/post/mobiles-online-curriculum-and-new-labor-commissioner <p>5pm Newscast</p><p>Wednesday July 9, 2014</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:08:23 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 55447 at http://apr.org Mobile's Online Curriculum And A New Labor Commissioner Gov. Bentley Names New Labor Commisioner http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-names-new-labor-commisioner <p></p><p>Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Fitzgerald Washington to be the next Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Labor.</p><p>Washington has spent the last 15 years working for The Buffalo Rock Company. While there he served as Corporate Marketing and Sales Director handling the company’s multicultural marketing initiatives before being promoted to General Sales Manager in 2002.</p><p>Governor Bentley also appointed Washington to the Alabama Workforce Council. Washington replaces Tom Surtees who stepped down as labor commissioner late last month.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:31:17 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 55446 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Names New Labor Commisioner Bradley Byrne on Obama lawsuit, Tuscaloosa firefighters installing smoke alarms http://apr.org/post/bradley-byrne-obama-lawsuit-tuscaloosa-firefighters-installing-smoke-alarms <p> 6am Newscast</p><p>Wednesday July 9, 2014</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:37:30 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 55401 at http://apr.org Bradley Byrne on Obama lawsuit, Tuscaloosa firefighters installing smoke alarms Alabama's Black Bear Population Growing http://apr.org/post/alabamas-black-bear-population-growing <p><font color="red">Alabama</font> conservation officials say black bear sightings make it clear that the bears are increasing in number and expanding their range.</p><p></p><p>Keith Gauldin of the conservation department's wildlife division says black bears have been sighted recently in Butler and Choctaw counties in south <font color="red">Alabama</font>. Sightings have occurred in recent years in Jefferson, Lee, Chambers and Macon counties.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:25:13 +0000 Associated Press 55400 at http://apr.org Alabama's Black Bear Population Growing Officials Propose Penalties in Alabama Worker Deaths http://apr.org/post/officials-propose-penalties-alabama-worker-deaths <p>Federal labor officials have issued safety violations to a construction company after two men working on a Montgomery freeway overpass fell to their deaths.</p><p></p><p>Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that R.R. Dawson Bridge Co. in Bessemer didn't provide workers near the edge of the bridge with required protection from fall hazards. Two workers fell about 90 feet from the overpass in January.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:22:32 +0000 Associated Press 55399 at http://apr.org Officials Propose Penalties in Alabama Worker Deaths