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10 min ago | Alabama Live

Keep the FDA in charge of American drug safety, not the Alabama Supreme Court: guest opinion

If you're a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, you go to work every day knowing that your decisions will have a major impact on those few individuals connected to legal cases before the court. And on some days, your rulings will be felt by all of the citizens of your state.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Science / Technology, Inventions, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Gov. Riley's group awards 1,474 scholarships

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Bob R. Riley, Alabama Government

WSFA-TV Montgomery

FOX6 tracking heavy rain across central Alabama

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.

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Related Topix: Weather

WTVY Dothan

Gov. Bentley Creates Small Business Commission

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.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Robert Bentley, Small Business, Personal Finance, Alabama Government

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Troopers investigating crash that killed Hartford man

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.

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Alabama Live

Conductor profile: Rune Bergmann to conduct world premiere, Russian masters on ASO Masterworks

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.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Classical, Conductor, Grieg, Sibelius, Entertainment

WALA

Photo by Devereaux Bemis, Director Al. Historic Development Commission

As thousands of college football fans flocked to Ladd-Peebles Stadium for the battle of the University of South Alabama Jaguars versus Mississippi State Saturday afternoon, another "battle" was being staged on the sandy peninsula of Fort Morgan in Baldwin County. This time, reenactors from states like Indiana, Texas, North and South Carolina transformed historic Fort Morgan back into Fort Bowyer in commemoration of the naval battle that took place there at the close of The War of 1812.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Silver Airways to remain in Shoals through beginning of October

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.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Women's prison oversight, new position meant to improve safety

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.

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

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Casino seeks to break AG's winning streak

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.

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Alabama Live

Alabama Fan Tailgate of the Week: TNT Crew tailgate says 'You've got to join us if you're...

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.

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Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL, Pop/Rock, Marengo County, AL, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Young Huntsville man's bright future ravaged by disease, Alabama marijuana oil law denies relief

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.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alabama Government, Ulcerative Colitis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Pediatrics, Medicine

Detroit Free Press

UAW's humble Alabama organizing office conceals active campaign

UAW works to organize Mercedes-Benz at expanding A...: The UAW continues to try to organize workers at Mercedes-Benz's plant in Alabama just as the automaker is expanding the plant so it can make more than 300,000 vehicles annually. In Alabama, the UAW has been working for more than two years and has found some sympathetic Mercedes-Benz workers coached on how best to preach union values to their colleagues.

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Related Topix: Vance, AL, Tuscaloosa, AL, Coaling, AL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Film Comment

Body Snatchers

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.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Gabrielle Anwar, Terry Kinney, Movies, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Where Miss Alabama went to college: The school with the most winners may surprise you

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.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama, Auburn University, Birmingham-Southern College, Samford University, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Needtobreathe plays two shows at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham

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.

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Related Topix: Needtobreathe, Entertainment

Switched

CVS Health Lawsuit Moves Forward In Alabama

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.

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Alabama Live

Where in Alabama are residents most heavily armed? Concealed carry rates by county.

"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.

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Related Topix: Guns, Elmore County, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washington County, AL

Alabama Live

At anti-Common Core rally in Alabama, Italian journalist warns U.S. heading for doom

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.

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Related Topix: Magnolia Springs, AL, Theodore, AL, Fairhope, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Mobile, AL

Cincinnati.com

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake

Ky. House GOP takes cue from Alabama Handshake Platform nearly identical in some parts to Southern counterparts' successful plan. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tKFRLo The Republican platform to take control of the Kentucky House borrows heavily from a successful plan used in another Southern state - the Alabama Handshake.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, US News, Kentucky Government, Kentucky

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