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April 18, 2014
Alabama, Georgia, Missouri Water Trails Get Honor Water trails in Georgia, Missouri and Alabama are among three designated Monday by Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to be National Water Trails.
Ala. Casino Developer, 2 Others Ask For Leniency Three men who pleaded guilty in a Statehouse bribery scheme involving gambling in Alabama are hoping for lenient sentences from a federal judge.
Birmingham Schools To Consider Layoffs, Demotions Birmingham's school board is set to consider proposals by a state intervention team to lay off or demote about 200 people and delay the start of school by three days.
Justices Toss $78M Verdict For State Over Medicaid The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $78.4 million verdict for the state in its lawsuit against German drug manufacturer Sandoz Inc.
Nearly Half Of Alabama Declared Drought Emergency The U.S. secretary of agriculture has declared a drought emergency in about half of Alabama's counties.
Uzbek man Gets More Than 15 years For Obama Threat A federal judge in Alabama has sentenced a man from Uzbekistan to more than 15 years in prison for plotting to kill President Barack Obama.
Woman Appeals To Reopen Ala. Abortion Clinic A Birmingham woman is trying to get a state hearing officer to support her efforts to reopen Alabama's oldest licensed abortion clinic.
Feds Want Alabama To Repay $5.1 Million The U.S. Forest Service says it will soon send the Alabama Forestry Commission a bill for $5.1 million due to unsubstantiated spending from a federal grant.
More Rain Headed Toward Alabama Forecasters say more storms are headed toward Alabama, but still more rain is needed to break a worsening drought.
Alabama Court Reconsiders Prepaid Tuition Ruling The Alabama Supreme Court has reopened a lawsuit over whether Alabama's prepaid college tuition program can pay less than full tuition for students.
University Of Alabama Hires Texas Tech President Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is the new president of the University of Alabama.
UA Names Guy Bailey As New President Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey is the new president of the University of Alabama.
Mobile Leaders Reject Smoking Ban Mobile City Council members are rejected a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars.
Ala. House Democrats To Fight Districts In DC Democrats in the Alabama House have decided to fight new legislative districts in Washington rather than in the state.
Anniston Star Dropping Monday Paper In October The Anniston Star plans to discontinue its Monday print edition in October and make other cost-cutting moves while refocusing on digital content.
Study Says Gulf Oil Spill Might Have Lasting Impact New research by an Auburn University professor and other scientists suggests that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could have significant impacts on microscopic life that might not become apparent for years.
Feds Say 11 Years Should Punish Ala. Casino Bribery Federal prosecutors are recommending that Country Crossing casino developer Ronnie Gilley spend nearly 11 years in prison for offering millions of dollars in bribes to Alabama legislators.
Number Of Alabamians On Food Stamps Growing Again Nearly one in five Alabama residents is getting food stamps, and the number is growing again after declining for a few months.
Former Ala. Governor Tries Again On Trial Request The attorney for Don Siegelman is asking a federal judge to set aside his order denying the former Alabama governor a new trial.
Thousands Of People Still Awaiting Tax Refunds State officials say more than 25,000 individuals or married couples who are owed income tax refunds still haven't gotten them.