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(MONTGOMERY, AL)-- An Alabama Attorney will be the focus of a documentary on HBO. Bryan Stevenson is the Alabama attorney who founded the Equal Justice Initiative and he is the subject of two new films.

One is called “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality” and it will premiere on HBO June 26. The documentary details Stevenson's work in the criminal justice system on behalf of poor and other incarcerated people.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jay Gogue may return to Auburn University as interim president after Steven Leath's resignation.

The executive committee of the board of trustees voted Sunday to recommend that the former university president temporarily lead the school during a full search for a replacement.

Gogue retired after 10 years as the university's president in 2016.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered court filings unsealed related to a recent execution in Alabama.

Justices granted a request from NPR and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on Monday to make the court filings public without having portions blacked out.

Alabama redacted court filings ahead of last month's execution of Christopher Lee Price. Attorneys for Price had sought a stay, arguing that the state's lethal injection method is unconstitutionally painful.

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(TUSCALOOSA, AL)-- The Alabama Softball coaching staff now has two members that are enshrined into the West Alabama Softball Hall of Fame.

Assistant head coach Alyson Habetz was inducted into the Hall Sunday evening during a ceremony at Robertson’s Barn in Ralph. Habetz joins head coach Patrick Murphy in the Hall, who was enshrined two years ago.

Nearly 150 Canada geese have been removed and euthanized from a suburban Montgomery community after complaints about goose feces raised health concerns, officials said.  

Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture told WSFA-TV that the agency removed 148 geese from a residential community in Pike Road and "humanely euthanized them."

The department's Wildlife Services helps managed damage related to Canada geese. Espinosa said under Alabama law it was not possible to relocate the geese instead of euthanizing them.

Experts estimate more than 670,000 people live in areas currently affected by drought in Alabama, and conditions are getting worse. 

   The latest assessment from the U.S. Drought Monitor program says more than one-third of the state is either abnormally dry or experiencing a drought. That's slightly worse than last week and much worse than the same time last year.

 

Cat-proofing Your Home

Jun 22, 2019
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Even when electrical cords are not plugged in, a curious or playful cat may become tangled in them, possibly toppling the object they're connected to.  At best, something like a lamp may be broken.   At worst, your pet could be injured by a falling object.   Protecting your pet is a good investment for everyone.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate has fallen slightly to a record-tying 3.7%.

An announcement released Friday by the state says the May jobless rate fell one-tenth of a percent from April's rate of 3.8%.

That's well below the May 2018 rate, and it ties a record set earlier this year for the state's all-time low unemployment mark.

Overall employment rose to more than 2.1 million people. That represents a yearly gain of 40,720 workers.

(MONTGOMERY, AL)-- Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.

Moore announced his campaign Thursday, seeking an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. The announcement upends an election viewed by Republicans as a top priority in 2020 and ignores President Donald Trump's warning that he "cannot win."

Moore joins a crowded GOP primary field vying to challenge Jones.

Grant awarded for sewage system at Mercedes-Benz

Jun 20, 2019

(WEST ALABAMA)-- The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded Bibb County $1.2 million in grant money to help the wastewater system of Woodstock and West Blocton, Alabama. 

According to AL.com, the grant is related to the Mercedes-Benz Battery Plant, which is located in Woodstock. When the electric battery plant opens it’s expected to employ 265 people and expand to 600 within five years.

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