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Ala. women's prison installs surveillance system

Alabama Department of Corrections officials say a surveillance system featuring more than 300 cameras has been installed at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women, Prison

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama singer Dexter Roberts takes to Facebook, tells fans why he left 'American Idol'...

Dexter Roberts didn't perform on the "American Idol" tour stop in Birmingham. Nine other finalists from the reality show -- including two other Alabama contestants, Jess Meuse and C.J. Harris -- played to an enthusiastic crowd at the BJCC Concert Hall.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Country, Entertainment

BleacherReport

What 4-Star Rico McGraw's Flip from Georgia to Alabama Means for Dawgs, Tide

Alabama added its second 4-star defensive back commitment this week Thursday, while swiping a key prospect away from an SEC rival.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Alabama report makes ugly VA story uglier still

Can VA health care scandal stories get any more outrageous than the ones we've heard already? Apparently so, when they happen in Alabama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Life, Veteran Affairs

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Shooting victims doubt Bishop-Anderson will get new trial

Some of the survivors of the shooting at the University of Alabama Huntsville echoed the sentiments of the Madison County District Attorney Wednesday, who doubts very much that the woman who pulled the trigger - Amy Bishop-Anderson, will succeed in her recent appeal to overturn her conviction and get a new trial.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama Huntsville

Alabama Live

Four North Alabama men charged with falsifying harvest results to U.S. Department of Agriculture

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Four north Alabama men have been indicted on charges of falsifying grain weights to federal agriculture officials, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham said today.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Birmingham, AL

JD Supra

Alabama Tax Tribunal to Issue Proposed Regulations on July 31

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II .

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Birmingham forensic auditor spent $48K defeating Alabama State University's $318K lawsuit

But a spokesman for Birmingham-based Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc. said today they only spent a fraction of that getting the suit tossed from a California court.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University

Business Journal

Why Japanese companies are so interested in Alabama

Total exports to Japan represented more than $684 million from Alabama while total imports were around $1.32 billion, primarily transportation equipment, chemicals, and electronics.

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New York Daily News

Ala. man is faking penis amputation: attorney

An attorney for the two Birmingham doctors accused of pulling off the procedure last month filed two motions Tuesday seeking to dismiss Johnny Lee Banks' lawsuit and sanction his attorney, John Graves.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Alabama Live

What killed small town Alabama, and how we're bringing it back to life

For the most part, interstates and the Internet are useful, convenient tools, but over the last few decades, they helped decimate America's small downtowns.

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Related Topix: Alexander City, AL, Opelika, AL, Oxford, AL

Alabama Live

Huge survey of LGBT Alabamians reveals thoughts on faith, families, and their fears

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Most gay and lesbian Alabamians have lived here for more than 20 years, donate to charitable groups and non-profits, want to have children one day, and many consider faith an important part of their lives, but large percentages of respondents also reported harassment throughout their lives, from school to work to church.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Birmingham, AL, Transgender

Switched

In Push To Protect Big Coal, Alabama Officials Say New EPA Regulations Violate God's Will

Pushing back against new Environmental Protection Agency standards limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Alabama officials gathered Monday to argue that the new federal policy flouted the Almighty's will by regulating a God-given resource.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Calls Prison Reform Advocates 'Crazy' To Sue State

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley knows his state has a serious prison problem, but he had some harsh words for reform groups suing the state over alleged shortcomings in providing inmates health care, Alabama Media Group reported.

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Related Topix: Prison, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Drugs

NewsRadio540.com

Jeff Sessions Can't Believe What He Sees

RUSH: Jeff Sessions, the great senator from Alabama, I'm sure sometimes feels like he's all alone.He looks at what's happening on the Southern border, and he can't believe it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama Government

Cybercast News Service

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Medicine, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court

Tri-cityherald.com

Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings

Ronald Fraser Golden, 49, of Athens pleaded not guilty to 22 cruelty charges during a brief hearing in Limestone County, where authorities say he killed the animals in a part of his home he called "the cat room."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Healthcare Law, Law

Sunherald.com

Roby slams Central Ala. VA scheduling manipulation

The Department of Veterans Affairs released data to Congress showing that 57 percent of the staff surveyed at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System said they were instructed to change the dates of when a veteran asked for an appointment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Life, Veteran Affairs

Alabama Live

'Just rivers, forest and tornadoes?' International companies' most common misconceptions about Alabama

Although Alabama has a lot to offer international companies looking to bring operations to the state, some interesting misconceptions are still out there, explained Alexandra Segers, international senior account executive for SSOE Group , an architectural, engineering and environmental property survey company.

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL

The Miami Herald

Alabama woman lit on fire by ex-boyfriend dies

Officials say an Alabama woman who was doused in gasoline and lit on fire by her ex-boyfriend has died.

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