Alabama labor day holiday

A Pelham man was convicted Friday on charges dating back to last November for openly carrying a loaded gun to a polling site during the 2014 general election.

59 year old Robert Kennedy, Jr. was convicted on misdemeanor charges of voting obstruction and unlawful possession of a firearm. Kennedy is a founding member of BamaCarry, an advocacy group defending gun rights in the state.

Alabama Department of Public Safety officials say six people were killed in car crashes during Labor Day weekend.

Department spokeswoman Robyn Litchfield says state troopers investigated five accidents that left six people dead between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight on Monday.

Litchfield says the accidents happened in Blount, Chambers, DeKalb, Limestone and Marengo counties.

Officials say alcohol factored into at least one of the five crashes.

Alabama Department of Public Safety says motorists can expect to see extra state troopers on the roads during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

   It's part of the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The extra officers will be out from the beginning of the holiday travel period at 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday.

   Eleven people died in highway accidents during the 2012 Labor Day weekend in Alabama.