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  1. Proposed rules would aim to eliminate oil train firesRead the original story

    41 min ago | TwinCities

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year.


  2. AL governor says he plans to call special sessionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | ABC 33/40

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to call a special session of the Legislature to use money from the state's education budget to pay for economic incentives to lure new businesses.


  3. Governor Robert Bentley says call for special session 'misinterpreted'Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Alabama Live

    Gov. Robert Bentley, appearing this evening at an event in Oxford, said a trial balloon he floated earlier in the day about calling a special session of the Legislature was misinterpreted.


  4. Users of free government cellphones to start paying state 911 taxRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    An estimated 200,000 low-income Alabamians who receive free cellphone service through a federal program will have to pay a state tax that supports 911 services starting Aug. 1. Groups opposing the change wrote a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley this week.


  5. DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oilRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx outlined the long-anticipated proposals more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped by train.


  6. 9 scholarships awarded from $24.8 million raisedRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | SFGate

    Scholarship-granting organizations raised nearly $24.8 million in tax-deductible donations through the Alabama Accountability Act, but granted only nine scholarships in their first semester of operation, a report by the Alabama Revenue Department shows.


  7. US proposes new oil train rules. Will they rein in spills?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    The US proposed new rules on oil trains Wednesday in an effort to improve the safety of transporting crude oil by rail across the the country.


  8. Cemetery Walk offers glimpse at local historyRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Telegraph-Forum

    "Get to know who you owe" is the motto for the annual Bucyrus Cemetery Walk. This year's event kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery.


  9. S.C. Work Force Hits New Record LowRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | FITSNews

    As her campaign for a second term in office heats up, South Carolina's "Jobs Governor" is presiding over a workforce afflicted by record "shrinkage."


  10. DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank cars for crude oil trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | McClatchy

    Foxx outlined the long-anticpated proposals Wednesday, more than a year after a deadly derailment in Quebec focused government and public scrutiny on the rising volumes of crude oil shipped in trains.


  11. New rules aim to stop rash of oil train spills and explosionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

    Today, The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed new rules for improving safety standards around transporting large quantities of flammable materials by rail.


  12. Governor calls for special session to use education funds to pay for industrial...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Gov. Robert Bentley speaks Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at a Delta Regional Authority workforce development conference in Chatom, Ala.


  13. As spills rise, will new oil train rules make crude transport safer?Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    A file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec last year.


  14. House Republicans Offer $1.5 Billion for Border ControlRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | News Max

    Leading Republicans said on Wednesday they believe an extra $1.5 billion is the most Congress should spend through December to address the surge of migrant children at the southern United States border, far below the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama.


  15. Vernon looks to further highway repairRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford hopes minor repairs to a mile-and-a-half stretch of Highway 18 will be made after Alabama Department of Transportation officials hear an update Thursday of recent work completed by the state agency.


  16. Alabama revenue department to host tax workshop for new businesses in Muscle ShoalsRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The Alabama Department of Revenue will host a free tax forum and new business workshop in Muscle Shoals next month.


  17. Resurfacing coming for Deerfoot Parkway in TrussvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Trussville Tribune

    The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to resurface Deerfoot Parkway from Interstate 59 to Old Springville Road.


  18. Interstate 20/59: Pavement repairs switch to eastbound lanes east of downtownRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2013 | Alabama Live

    An ongoing repaving project is scheduled on Wednesday to begin affecting eastbound lanes of Interstate 20/59 for the next few months east of the Red Mountain Expressway, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.


  19. I-10 Bridge, who foots the bill?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WALA

    There was a lot of positive reaction to Tuesday's announcement from the Federal Highway Administration.


  20. Current, future Madison Co. superintendents meet post-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Madison County School leaders have started a transition between superintendents, in which school board members and incoming superintendent Matt Massey acknowledged was potentially strained and, in some respects unprecedented.