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An organization headed by former Gov. Bob Riley has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships for students to attend private schools rather than failing public schools. The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund released enrollment figures Monday, as well as an audit report saying none of its board members, including Riley, received any money.
We're tracking some heavy rain and thunderstorms through parts of the state as an upper-level disturbance is interacting with a humid airmass. The heaviest rain will impact Shelby, St. Clair, Chilton, and Talladega counties and the rainfall could reach 2 inches per hour.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is creating a commission to recommend ways the state can help small businesses get started and expand. Bentley signed an executive order Monday creating the Alabama Small Business Commission, and he appointed Rosemary Elebash to lead it.
According to troopers Joseph A. Miller, 38, was killed when the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was driving was struck by a passing 2009 International tractor-trailer.
The second guest conductor of the Alabama Symphony 's young 2014-15 season hails from Norway, the land that brought you Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and the elaborately decorated Hardanger fiddle. Steeped in the music of his native and surrounding Scandinavian nations, Rune Bergmann has established himself as one of Norway's most talented conductors, with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Sibelius, and opera to contemporary music.
The U.S. Department of Transportation initially ordered the company to stay through Sept. 5 after the airline announced it would not renew its contract with the Essential Air Service program.
An Alabama Department of Corrections veteran says she's using her position as deputy commissioner of women's services to improve worker education and inmate safety in women's prisons. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the state Department of Corrections appointed Wendy Williams to serve as a deputy commissioner in April.
VictoryLand casino is trying to break the attorney general's winning streak in a series of cases involving gambling machines seized in raids. A four-day trial ended Friday involving the legality of 1,600 gambling machines the attorney general seized from VictoryLand in Macon County last year.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- If the folks from the TNT Crew tailgate see you parking or walking to an Alabama game by yourself, prepare to for a little hospitality if you're in Lot A along University Boulevard near the student recreation fields. We ventured away from the Quad this week to find our AL.com Alabama Fan Tailgate of the Week, and we found a great one that sets a terrific standard in southern hospitality for others.
He began feeling run down last year and was diagnosed in January with ulcerative colitis , an excruciatingly painful intestinal disorder that produces so many ulcers in the colon that the body cannot properly absorb food. Shapira found a substance Cannabidiol , or CBD oil, that promises significant relief and possible healing of the lining of his colon.
Suffused with an overwhelming sense of dread and the director's signature psychosexual pyrotechnics, Ferrara's idiosyncratic reworking of Don Siegel's Cold War-era classic remains the most underappreciated of all the body-snatcher movies. The teenage heroine Marti moves to an Alabama military base when her father, an EPA agent , is dispatched to investigate the side effects of the army's mysterious experiments.
Most eyes are on college football, and most of those eyes are on the University of Alabama and Auburn University, the two most successful football programs in the state. When it comes to Miss Alabama winners' alma maters, though, Alabama and Auburn rank behind several other universities in the state.
Needtobreathe has been around the Christian rock world for a decade-and-a-half now, but the band from Seneca, S.C., is still packing them in.
The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday allowed a class action lawsuit seeking more than $3 billion to go forward against CVS Health Corp and several insurance companies, affirming the ruling by a lower court which said the plaintiffs could be certified as a class. The case dates back to a 1999 class action settlement for $56 million over alleged accounting fraud at MedPartners, a physician and pharmacy benefits management corporation.
"I'll feel a whole lot safer when Elmore County is the number one gun carrying county in the state" - Elmore County Probate Judge John E. Enslen Billy Bice, and his wife Dolly, both have concealed carry permits. Each keeps a gun in every vehicle they own just in case they run across a rattlesnake or a criminal bent on doing them harm.
Making their latest stop on a nine-city tour in the state, Common Core education opponents preached to the faithful Friday evening. The tour, sponsored by a coalition of groups, is intended to drum up support for repealing Alabama's participation in the national education standards program.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:17 am
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