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Holiday Traffic Fatals
4:12 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

10 Die In Holiday Weekend Wrecks In Alabama

Alabama state troopers investigated 10 traffic fatalities during the long Fourth of July weekend.
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Alabama state troopers investigated 10 traffic fatalities during the long Fourth of July weekend.

The troopers report that three of the fatalities were in Lowndes County. There was one fatality each in St. Clair, Coffee, Mobile, Perry, Walker, Monroe and Tuscaloosa counties. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian and four people were killed on motorcycles.

The long weekend began at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday. The troopers report they investigated 237 wrecks during that period, and the wrecks involved 123 injuries.

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Weekend Traffic Fatalities
4:05 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

State Troopers Investigate 3 Fatal Weekend Crashes

Alabama State Troopers say none of the three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.
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Alabama State Troopers say none of the three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett said in a statement Tuesday that state troopers investigated three fatal wrecks between Friday evening and early Monday morning. Jarrett says traffic fatalities were reported in Jackson, Shelby and Wilcox counties.

Jarrett says during last year's Memorial Day weekend travel period, troopers investigated two traffic fatalities involving motorcyclists.

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Alabama Winter Weather-Troopers
3:45 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Ala. Troopers Handled 731 Wrecks In Winter Storm

Alabama state troopers handled more than twice as many wrecks as normal during the snow and ice storm that paralyzed parts of the state last week.
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Alabama state troopers handled more than twice as many wrecks as normal during the snow and ice storm that paralyzed parts of the state last week.

Troopers released statistics Tuesday showing officers investigated a total of 731 accidents from Tuesday through Friday. Roads were either frozen over or blocked with abandoned vehicles across a wide area during those days.

Troopers on average would handle about 336 wrecks over a four-day period.

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Arts & Life
5:05 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Ala. Troopers: 9 Dead In Wrecks Linked To Weather

State troopers say nine people died in traffic accidents linked to this week's winter storm in Alabama.
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State troopers say nine people died in traffic accidents linked to this week's winter storm in Alabama.

The Department of Public Safety says fatal wrecks happened in six counties: Bullock, Chilton, DeKalb, Elmore, Perry and Tuscaloosa.

Troopers say additional deaths could be added to the storm total once additional wrecks are investigated.

Police say hundreds of wrecks occurred statewide during the storm, which struck Tuesday.

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Alabama IDs
3:53 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Few Alabamians Getting New STAR ID

Few Alabamians have obtained a STAR ID which many will need in less than a year if they want to take a domestic flight without carrying a passport.
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Few Alabamians have obtained a new form of identification that many will need in less than a year if they want to take a domestic flight without carrying a passport.

State Trooper spokesman Steve Jarrett says that less than 6,000 of Alabama's licensed drivers have obtained a STAR ID. That stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification.

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Holiday Fatalities
3:58 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Alabama Troopers Report 11 Holiday Highway Deaths

Alabama State Troopers report they investigated eight crashes with 11 fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Traffic fatalities on Alabama highways increased significantly during the long Thanksgiving holiday period.

Alabama State Troopers report they investigated eight crashes with 11 fatalities. That compared with five deaths during the same holiday period last year.

The fatal crashes occurred in Russell, Madison, Crenshaw, Walker, Autauga, Barbour, Pickens and Talladega counties. Troopers said preliminary investigations indicate alcohol was a factor in at least three deadly crashes, and seven of the 11 victims were not using seat belts.

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Labor Day Travel
8:26 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Extra State Troopers, Heavy Traffic for Holiday

Alabama's Department of Public Saftey says state troopers will be out in force for the labor day holiday weekend.
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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.

Politics & Government
7:37 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Extra Alabama Law Enforcement During Holiday

Alabama state troopers are stepping up patrols this July 4th holiday.
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State troopers and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

   Sixty-nine police and sheriff's departments are joining with the state troopers to target drunken drivers and other violators by conducting sobriety checkpoints and additional patrols. Funding from the extra patrols comes from grants awarded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the state Department of Transportation.

Politics & Government
7:25 am
Mon February 11, 2013

514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012

Preliminary figures show more than 500 people died in state highway accidents investigated by state troopers last year. Nearly 60 percent of the victims were not wearing seat belts.
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Preliminary figures show that 514 people died in state highway accidents investigated by state troopers in 2012.


The numbers were released recently by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.


State officials said that in 59 percent, or 251 of the statewide fatalities investigated by state troopers, the victims were not wearing seat belts.

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Arts & Life
9:06 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Ala Troopers Re-Evaluating Snow Plans After Jam

Motorists were stuck in Cullman County on I-65 because of snow and ice.
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A spokesman says Alabama state troopers were caught off guard by last week's snow, which caused an overnight traffic jam on Interstate 65.

Trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville says road conditions worsened faster than officials expected once the snow began coming down.

Summerville tells The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1416Bez ) authorities are looking at ways to do things better in case of a repeat. He says possibilities include using billboard or twitter to inform motorists of blocked roads.

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