Immigration Overload-Alabama
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Montgomery Base Could House Immigrant Children

Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.
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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery could house immigrant children.

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the federal government has notified the governor that Maxwell is being considered. Communications Director Jennifer Ardis says the governor's chief of staff got a call from the Federal Emergency Management Agency late Wednesday afternoon. She said it's not known how many children could be placed or how soon they might be placed

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Siegelman-11th Court
3:47 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Appeals Court To Hear Siegelman Case In October

A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week.
Credit Dave Martin / Associated Press

A federal appeals court won't be hearing former Gov. Don Siegelman's case next week.

Back in April, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tentatively scheduled Siegelman's case for the week of July 28. But Siegelman attorney Susan James says the case has been reset for the week of Oct. 13.

A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges. Prosecutors said Scrushy bribed Siegelman for a spot on a state regulatory board with donations to Siegelman's 1999 lottery campaign.

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Wilson Sayre was born and bred in Raleigh, N.C., home of the only real barbecue in the country (we're talking East here). She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she studied Philosophy.

Sayre took a year off school to live in a Zen monastery in Japan and quickly realized that a life of public radio would be a bit more forgiving. Upon returning to the States, she helped launch a news program at UNC’s college-radio station, WXYC. Through error and error, she taught herself how to make radio stories.

Newscast
7:22 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Accountability Act numbers, Phone tax anger from the left and right

7am Newscast

Tuesday July 24, 2014

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Politics & Government
6:36 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton to Visit Birmingham Next Week

Rev. Al Sharpton
Credit Becky Lettenberger/NPR

Birmingham city officials say the Rev. Al Sharpton is planning a trip to Birmingham to help open a local chapter of the organization he heads.

Al.com reports that Sharpton, president of the New York-based National Action Network, will be in town July 30 for the grand opening of the network's local chapter headquarters.

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Politics & Government
6:22 am
Thu July 24, 2014

9 Scholarships Awarded from $24.8 Million Raised

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A report by the Alabama Revenue Department shows scholarship granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships in their first semester.

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Special Session
5:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gov. Bentley Says He Plans To Call Special Session

Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new businesses.
Credit The Governor's Office

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new businesses.

Al.com reports Bentley made the remarks Wednesday at a workforce development summit in Washington County. He said the special session would come after the election in November.

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Newscast
5:09 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Special Sessions And Farley Nuclear's New Resident Inspector

5pm Newscast

Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Tuscaloosa-Ticket Scalping
3:48 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tuscaloosa OKs License Fee For Ticket Sellers

The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall.
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The city of Tuscaloosa is joining Auburn in clamping down on ticket scalpers.

The Tuscaloosa City Council has approved a law that requires anyone involved with a ticket reselling business to get a license from City Hall.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the license will cost $100 for both resellers and runners who purchase tickets from other individuals.

The city has been regulating ticket scalpers since the 1970s.

The city of Auburn imposed a $155 license on ticket sellers earlier this month.

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Newscast
6:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Strange praises health ruling, Celebrating 15 years of Chandra

6am Newscast

Wednesday July 23, 2014

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