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Lethal injections on hold in Alabama

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16 Alabama death row inmates have exhausted their appeals and are waiting to be executed. But, lethal injections will not be performed in the state at least until next spring. Republican state Senator Cam Ward says that will be the earliest lawmakers will be able to pass new legislation that will allow Alabama to get the drugs used for executions.Ward says that pharmaceutical companies are refusing to sell Alabama more drugs until they can get some type of protection or immunity. It's because... More>>

Judge delays decision on abortion law

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A federal judge is delaying his decision on an Alabama law that could close some abortion clinics. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told attorneys in June that he hoped to rule by the end of July. But Thompson notified attorneys Thursday that he needs extra time and will have a ruling by Monday. Thompson said he needs time to consider a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that blocked a similar Mississippi law. Alabama's law requires doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit pa... More>>

Rainbow City woman, 56, killed in accident on I-59 near Argo Wednesday night

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A Rainbow City woman was killed and her husband was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 near Argo, Alabama State Troopers said. More>>

3 West Chilton County Volunteer Fire Department officials arrested on theft charges

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A continuing investigation into the theft of Fire Department funds in central Alabama has led to the arrest of three West Chilton County Volunteer Fire Department officials, the state fire marshal's office announced today.
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