A national security conference next week is expected to bring more than 100 people to Maxwell Air Force Base. The three-day annual forum starts Monday and is sponsored by the Air University's Air War College and the secretary of the Air Force. The Montgomery Advertiser reports this year's theme is "Defining America's Role in an Uncertain Word."This year's topics include the civil war in Syria, U.S.-China relations, cyberwarfare and Russia.
Alabama's only federally recognized tribe is urging state officeholders to explore a compact with the tribe as state legislators talk about gambling as a revenue source. Robert McGhee, the tribe's governmental relations for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says the tribe feels it has a "better approach" than a proposal to put casinos at four state dog tracks.
Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals. Whether you focus on taking proper care of pets, or compassion for the plight of animals in need, or simply the enjoyment of the beauty animals add to our world, our lives are enriched - especially so by the ones we call our best friends!
Tuscaloosa police have dropped domestic violence charges against Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones.
Police say that probable cause existed for the charges filed against Jones, but they were dropped because he "in fact attempted to de-escalate the situation by contacting the Tuscaloosa Police Department."
Jones was charged Tuesday night with two domestic violence misdemeanors. He had allegedly threatened a 22-year-old woman in front of a witness and damaged her phone.
A bill to create a new independent governing board for Alabama's two-year college system has hit a stumbling block in the Senate.
Yesterday, the state Senate delayed a vote on a bill to remove the junior college system from the oversight of the state Board of Education after one senator raised several objections to the current version.
The state school board is fighting the legislation and, in March, they unanimously approved a resolution opposing the measure.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday as to whether state bans on same-sex marriage are federally constitutional. APR’s Alex AuBuchon reports, supporters of same-sex marriage gathered last night at one of The University of Alabama’s most recognizable landmarks.
Dozens of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered near Denny Chimes to take part in a candlelight vigil last night. Advocates shared personal and deeply emotional stories about why gay marriage was important to them.
Signs of a growing drug abuse problem in Alabama are prompting a summit meeting tomorrow in Montgomery. APR’s Pat Duggins reports the concern is over heroin and a synthetic form of marijuana called spice.
Alabama hospitals reported a rash of drug cases involving the marijuana substitute known as spice starting in mid-March.
CULLMAN—Governor Robert Bentley on Monday met with members of the Cullman County Chamber of Commerce to discuss the current budget crisis in the General Fund and the impact to Cullman County if the Legislature’s severe cuts are enacted.