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    Flags to be flown at half-staff for fallen officer O’Rear

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff this Monday, Feb. 10 in honor of fallen Kimberly Police Officer Nick O'Rear. Ivey released the following statement: "I am directing flags be flown at half-staff...

    ADOL fines roofing company $15K in 2019 death of minor in Cullman

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Monday, July 1, 2019, a 15-year-old Guatemalan roofing worker fell to his death from the roof of Cullman Casting in south Cullman. He fell through insulation in a gap left by the removal of old roofing, dropping approximately 50 feet...

    Cullman County ends 2019 with 2.1% unemployment rate, 2nd lowest in state

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Department of Labor Sec. Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama has maintained its record low unemployment rate, ending 2019 with a preliminary, seasonally adjusted December unemployment rate of 2.7%, unchanged from November 2019, and well below December 2018’s rate of...

    Doctor: ‘I consider Governor Ivey to be cured’

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey's physician on Wednesday said he considers Ivey to be cured from the lung cancer for which she was treated in the fall. “Yesterday, my doctors performed a follow-up examination on the site where I received three radiation treatments last...

    CAPNA awarded $2.3M to help low-income residents with emergency energy costs in Cullman, Lawrence, Morgan Counties

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $46.2 million to assist low-income families in Alabama with energy bills. The grants will enable 21 community service agencies throughout the state to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat their houses this...

    ALEA Troopers investigate 22 traffic deaths during 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Troopers investigated 22 traffic deaths during the 2019 Christmas-New Year’s holiday travel period, from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Although there were four zero-traffic fatality days – including Christmas Day...

    AG Marshall statement on church security and Alabama’s ‘stand your ground’ law

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - In the aftermath of the heinous attack on West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, Alabama Attorney Gen. Steve Marshall has received inquiries from the media and the general public about the current state of the law in Alabama...

    ‘The things you see as a prosecutor, you can’t un-see’

    ANDALUSIA, Ala. – When fellow District Attorney Greg Griggers was injured in an ambush shooting outside his Demopolis office in November 2018, Walt Merrell knew it was time. Before the shooting, Merrell, the district attorney for Covington County, had felt a calling to use...

    Alabama hits record low unemployment rate of 2.7%; Cullman County’s rate is 2.2%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that, for the seventh month in a row, Alabama has reached a new record low unemployment rate.  Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 2.7%, down from October’s previous record rate...

    Cullman High, West Point High, Fairview Middle receive Attorney General’s 2019 Certificate of Building a Culture for School Safety

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall today announced winners of the 2019 Safe Schools Initiative Awards. This year, the program was expanded to include three awards for highest excellence in school safety as well as certificates of special recognition for schools building a...

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