A south Alabama county commission has voted unanimously to block a company from installing wind turbines.
AL.com reports the Baldwin County Commission (http://bit.ly/1eqihen ) passed two ordinances Tuesday to ban wind farming. One ordinance applies to areas of Baldwin County that fall within zoning regulations, and the other applies to unincorporated areas.
The commission was concerned about a plan from Virginia-based APEX Wind Energy to build a wind farm in the county consisting of about 40 turbines.
Former Republican state Sen. Albert Lipscomb of Magnolia Springs has dropped his plans to run in the 1st Congressional District.
Lipscomb announced July 30 that he would seek the seat vacated by Republican Jo Bonner, but when qualifying for candidates ended Monday afternoon, Lipscomb hadn't signed up. Spokesman J. Holland said Lipscomb cited the short notice for qualifying and the hardship and pressure it would have placed on his family.
A U.S. Department of Transportation report says Huntsville is home to America's most expensive airport, with fares averaging at about $543 per passenger.
AL.com reported Monday that (http://bit.ly/13VraXa ) a 2013 first quarter report by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics found that Huntsville's average airfares are about $164 higher than the national average.
Huntsville has ranked as the country's most expensive airport for three consecutive quarters.
Auburn University officials say crews will begin installing wires that will temporarily replace poisoned oak trees that were cut down and removed from campus.
The Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/15ICdXR ) reports that Auburn city crews will begin installing the wires at Toomer's Corner on Tuesday. School officials say the wires will be strung along three poles and will form a "V" over the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and College Street.
BP says it has uncovered new allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest inside the settlement program that has awarded billions of dollars to Gulf Coast businesses and residents following the company's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In a federal court filing Monday, BP renewed its request for a judge to temporarily suspend settlement payments while former FBI Director Louis Freeh leads an independent investigation of the court-supervised settlement program.
Alabama health regulators are telling a judge that a doctor and a building owner are operating an illegal abortion clinic in Birmingham.
Health Department lawyer Brian Hale argued during a hearing Monday that Dr. Bruce Norman and Diane Derzis are wrongly running an abortion clinic, despite Derzis surrendering her abortion clinic license last year over health violations.
Norman testified that he performs abortions at the site regularly. But attorneys for him and Derzis say the facility is a legal doctor's office, not an abortion clinic under state law.
Eleven U.S. Senators from northeastern states are criticizing the federal Bureau of Prisons over plans to turn the women's prison in Danbury into a facility for men.
In a letter dated Friday to Charles E. Samuels, Jr., the bureau's director, the senators say the plan would leave the region without any federal prison beds for women and create a hardship for the inmates' families.
The senators say the plan calls for moving up to 1,000 women from Danbury to a prison in Aliceville, Ala. The transfers are slated to begin this month and be completed by December.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will hold a ceremonial signing of bills aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription drugs.
Bentley's office said the governor will be joined by officials with the Medical Association of Alabama and other leaders at the ceremonial signing ceremony. The governor officially signed the legislation earlier this year.
The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Old House chamber at the Alabama Capitol.