Tag Archives: Alabama

Tommy Tuberville Unseats Alabama Sen. Doug Jones

The New York Times reports: Senator Doug Jones is the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent in the chamber. He won a special election in 2017 against Roy S. Moore, a Republican accused of sexual abuse and child molestation. Mr. Jones, who has cast himself as a moderate, is running against the former football coach Tommy Tuberville, a Republican who has pledged …

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Alabama Sued Over “So Help Me God” Voter Oath

The Christian Post reports: The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit against Alabama’s Secretary of State John H. Merrill [photo] claiming that the state’s voter registration form is unconstitutional because it includes an oath that says “so help me God.” “Alabama is the only state in the country that requires voters to register on a form mandating they swear …

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Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama At Category 2 [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Wednesday morning, bringing with it Category 2-strength winds and life-threatening storm surge. The National Hurricane Center reports that the slow-moving storm made landfall at 5:45 a.m. ET with maximum sustained wind speeds of 105 mph. In an update published less than an hour before landfall, the NHC warned that “significant …

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Hurricane Sally Now Set To Make Landfall Near Mobile

CBS News reports: Hurricane Sally is moving toward the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring possible historic flooding and “extreme life-threatening” flash flooding, according to forecasters. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the coast of southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday before making landfall Tuesday night or Wednesday morning in the hurricane warning area, which stretches from east of …

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Alabama Health Department Allows Buffets To Reopen

The Birmingham News reports: On Page 11 of the state’s revised “Safer at Home” Health Order that was issued on Tuesday is a tiny nugget that will make buffet fans – but especially, their owners — rejoice: Effective 5 p.m. Monday, all buffets, salad bars and self-serve drink stations are OK to reopen as long as there is an employee …

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GOP US House Nominee Celebrates Kenosha Killer

The Birmingham News reports: An Alabama Republican congressional candidate on Saturday defended the teen in Wisconsin charged in the shooting deaths of two people during protests after Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was shot seven times in the back by a police officer. Barry Moore, a former state legislator from Enterprise who is the Republican nominee in the 2nd …

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Lawyer: KKK-Loving AL State Rep Won’t Resign After Arrest, He’s “Convicted In His Faith And His Heritage”

The Birmingham News reports: The attorney for state Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, said today Dismukes disputes the charge that he stole money from a former employer and expects him to put up a vigorous defense. Attorney Trey Norman said he has not asked Dismukes, 30, if he is going to resign his seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. But …

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KKK-Loving AL State Rep Charged With Felony Theft

The Alabama Political Reporter reports: An arrest warrant has been issued for Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, for felony theft from a business where he worked, Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey said Thursday. Dismukes is charged with first-degree theft of property in connection with a theft that occurred at his place of employment between the years 2016 to …

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Tuberville +17 Over Doug Jones In New US Senate Poll

The Birmingham News reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville has a 17-point lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. The survey of 650 likely Alabama voters shows Tuberville ahead of Jones, 52 percent to 35 percent. Four percent said they would vote for someone else and 9 percent had …

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AL Gov Extends Mask Order, Rule Includes Schools

The Alabama Political Reporter reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended her “safer-at-home” order, which includes a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public, until Aug. 31, with the addition of a requirement for masks to be worn in most classrooms statewide. Ivey’s amended order Tuesday mandates that face masks be worn by employees and students in classrooms from …

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AL State Rep Celebrated KKK During John Lewis Tribute

The Birmingham News reports: The Alabama Democratic Party renewed its call for a state lawmaker to step down after he posted on social media that he had a “great time” honoring Confederate Army General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest over the weekend. And while the state’s Republican Party isn’t asking Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, to resign, the …

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40 Test COVID+ After Alabama Baptist Church Revival

The Birmingham Herald reports: More than 40 people have coronavirus after attending a week-long revival at a small north Alabama Baptist church last week, pastor Daryl Ross said today. Only two male members’ cases were serious, he said. “The whole church has got it, just about,” Ross said, and that includes himself. Ross said he has tested positive but has …

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Mask Order

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statewide mask order. The order states a face covering must be worn in public when in close contact with other people. Specifically, it stipulates the order says Alabamians must wear a mask when you are within 6 feet of a person from another household in an indoor space open to …

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ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions Loses GOP Senate Runoff

The Washington Post reports: They stood center stage before a cheering crowd of thousands five years ago, shaking hands in a half embrace that seemed to cement a political and ideological bond that would serve as the foundation for Donald Trump’s presidency. “Donald, welcome to my hometown, Mobile, Alabama,” then-Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) said, donning a white “Make America Great Again” …

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REPORT: AL Students Holding “COVID Catching” Parties

ABC News reports: Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing “COVID parties” as a …

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Trump Campaign Scraps Alabama Rally Amid Spikes

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign has scrapped plans to hold a rally in Alabama next weekend amid concerns about coronavirus infections rising in the US, CNN has learned. Trump was slated to travel to the state ahead of the Senate race between his former attorney general Jeff Sessions and the former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, but plans …

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Alabama Petitions SCOTUS To Reinstate Law Requiring Notarized Affidavits To Accompany Absentee Ballots

Roll Call reports: Alabama officials asked the Supreme Court to step into the debate over how to conduct election laws in the midst of a national health crisis, in a legal dispute over absentee ballot requirements in three of the state’s largest counties. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill filed an application to the high court Monday to overturn a …

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Alabama Hospitals Near Crisis, 82% Of ICU Beds Filled

Montgomery’s ABC News affiliate reports: Over the last 24 hours, the state of Alabama’s seen a record increase in COVID-19 cases with more than 1,100 cases added in a single day. UAB’s Dr. Jeanne Marazzo attributes the surge to the relaxation in people’s efforts to social distance and wear masks. “We are giving the virus more of an opportunity to …

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Confederate Flag Banner Flies Over NASCAR Race

ESPN reports: NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at its events, but supporters of the symbol still managed to be seen Sunday before the race was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing a banner of …

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NASCAR Says Noose Found In Garage Of Black Driver

ESPN reports: A noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, on Sunday, less than two weeks after Wallace, who is NASCAR’s only black driver, successfully pushed the stock car racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. “Late this afternoon, NASCAR was made aware that a noose …

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