Election officials say the turnout for Alabama's single-issue election is light.
Voters are deciding Tuesday whether to take $437 million out of a state trust fund to help balance the state General Fund budget for the next three years.
Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen says the turnout in his south Alabama county could end up between 10 and 13 percent. Election officials in other counties say turnout picked up when the rain stopped, but it's still going to be small.
A new survey by a group campaigning against obesity finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.
A study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32 percent of Alabama's adult residents are obese. It says 63 percent of the state's residents will be obese by 2030.
The survey found that neighboring Mississippi is the fattest state in the nation, with a current obesity rate of 35 percent. The report predicts 67 percent of Mississippi's adult population would be obese by 2030.
The legal battle over Alabama's financially troubled prepaid college tuition program is headed back to the Alabama Supreme Court.
A Montgomery judge ruled Monday that a law passed by the Legislature in the spring to permit reduced tuition payments is constitutional. The state Supreme Court had asked Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick to review the law before the high court considers it.
Officials are conducting a large training exercise along Alabama's coast to prepare for hurricanes and other emergencies.
Helicopters and other equipment will be near Perdido Pass in Orange Beach on Tuesday for what's being called "Operation Raging Winds." The training will include helicopter rescues and beach patrols along the coast.
Organizers are trying to get the word that the activity is for training and isn't a real emergency situation. While the main tourist season is over, thousands of visitors are still in the area.
An airplane burns in a field after crashing during Moontown Fly-In activities around 3:20 PM off Morring Lane near Moontown Airport Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 killing two. (Photo special by Samantha Williams)
Sand Island along the Alabama coast has disappeared beneath the waves.
The Sand Island Lighthouse is still standing alone in the water. But the island that was rebuilt by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers last year got eroded by Hurricane Isaac. The Press -Register (bit.ly/QihAeI) reports that parts of the island are a foot under water.
The Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery will offer free admission Saturday in remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the deaths of four girls killed in a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham.
The church was a center for civil rights meetings and marches. It was bombed by Ku Klux Klan members on Sept. 15, 1963, killing four school girls who were preparing for a church service. Killed were Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Three former Klansmen were later convicted of the bombing.
The State Board of Education has chosen the president of Shelton State Community College to be the chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.
The board voted unanimously Thursday to select Mark Heinrich of Tuscaloosa over Blake Flanders, who is vice president of workforce development for the Kansas Board of Regents. Board members said they were swayed by the way Heinrich got Shelton State back on sound ground after corruption problems in some of Alabama's two-year colleges.