Lawyers for a death row inmate say Alabama should be forced to disclose more information about lethal injection procedures. A-P-R’s Stan Ingold reports, they’re concerned about the drugs used in the procedure.
Attorneys for inmate Tommy Arthur in a court filing say the state needs to disclose information including how the drugs are delivered, how inmate consciousness is monitored and the expiration dates of drugs in hand.
Governor Robert Bentley is in West Virginia today. He’s highlighting the Gulf State Park Project as an innovative strategy for tourism and economic development at the Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association.
Governor Bentley is the vice-chair of NGA’s Economic Development and Commerce Committee.
Bentley presented Alabama’s plans for the Gulf State Park Project and highlighted its benefits for the state’s tourism industry.
The city of Anniston may be the latest community to remove the Confederate battle flag.
The City Council is set to vote on whether the stars and bars should be banned from all city owned property. After a work session last week, some council members felt banning the controversial battle flag would have a positive effect on the city.
Councilman *Seyram Selase says banning the Confederate flag shouldn’t be a debate of heritage or hate.
Alabama wants to move forward with executions using lethal injection. The move comes following the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the use of a drug that Alabama plans to begin using in capitol punishment.
The state attorney general's office asked a federal judge in U.S. District Court Monday to dismiss a death row inmate's lawsuit. Tommy Arthur claims the sedative midazolam is ineffective.
The City Council voted unanimously to keep the vehicles for hire business at a meeting yesterday. After almost one month of debating, Mobile’s City Council decided Uber can operate inside the city limits. The company has carried paying passengers inside the Port City since mid-June.
The Cab companies were not happy when Uber arrived. That’s because the car for hire service didn’t have to meet all city regulations that taxis do.
The Mobile City Council is removing the Confederate flag and other banners from the official seal of city government.
The current Mobile city seal displays flags from six nations that have governed Mobile since 1702: the Confederacy, France, Great Britain, Spain, the Republic of Alabama and the United States. The council vote today means only the U.S. flag will remain on the seal.
A new law in Alabama is targeting both rural drag racers and observers.
Gov. Robert Bentley last month signed the new law stiffening the penalties for the offense.
Anyone convicted of drag racing on a public road will lose their driver's license for up to six months for a first offense. Repeat offenders could face longer suspensions, a $6,000 fine and a year of probation.
Bystanders will face $500 fines. Previously, those who just watched drag races faced no penalties.
Gov. Robert Bentley says removing four Confederate flags from the state Capitol was the "right thing to do."
The governor says Alabama needs to show the world that it is different than it was in 1963.
Bentley, in an interview with The Associated Press, says he stood behind his decision last week to remove the flags. He wanted to head off what he saw as growing controversy about the Confederate banners.