Aliceville

Newscast
9:20 am
Wed May 13, 2015

GOP waits on tax vote, oil train regulations and fallen Alabama officers honored

Aftermath of a 2013 oil train derailment in Aliceville, AL.
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The Alabama House of Representatives has delayed debate on a series of GOP-backed tax bills aimed at solving the state's General Fund Budget shortfall.

Yesterday, leaders in the legislature chose not to debate that series of tax bills that have divided Alabama’s Republican party. House Rules Chairman Mac McCutcheon says the budget bills are still being worked on.

The main piece of legislators’ new revenue plan is a 25-cents-per-pack cigarette tax increase.

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Newscast
9:25 am
Fri January 23, 2015

World Games, China Spotlight and Gold Medals for Marchers

Iris Gross, Executive Director of the Birmingham International Center

Alabama is still buzzing over the news that Birmingham will be the host city for the 2021 World games. The first task in preparing to host the games will be to watch how Poland does it.

Wroclaw, Poland will be hosting the 2017 games and Alabama be taking notes on how that city handles it. Over four thousand athletes from one hundred countries usually take part.

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Newscast
6:08 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Bentley Exploring Medicaid Expansion, Oil Transportation, VA Meeting

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
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Science & Health
9:43 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Oil Mars Alabama Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash

John Wathen, an environmentalist with the Waterkeeper Alliance, gestures at the site of a train derailment and oil spill near Aliceville, Ala., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.

So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?

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Women's Prison Transfers
4:46 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Senators Object To Transfers From Conn. Prison To Ala.

11 Senators from northeastern states are criticizing the federal Bureau of Prisons for transferring women from a prison in Danbury, CT to a new facility in Aliceville, AL.

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.

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