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Governor Kay Ivey signs Human Life Protection Act

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the ...

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VIDEO: Elderly man dies in Las Vegas after woman pushes him off bus

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released video of a woman pushing an elderly man off a bus in Las Vegas. Police identified the woman as 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop. Witnesses said the victim had been asking Bishop to be nicer to the passengers before being pushed out the doors and onto the ground. The incident took place on March 21, 2019. The victim, identified as 74-year-old ...

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Senate passes abortion ban, bill goes to governor

By TODD STACY, CAROLINE BECK, and MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate on Tuesday passed a bill banning nearly all abortions, sending the legislation to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. Bill sponsor Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said she had spoken to Ivey’s advisers and expects the governor to sign the bill. An Ivey spokeswoman said the governor will withhold public comment ...

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Victim shot during robbery in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports BIRMINGHAM — Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is asking the public to come forward after a robbery and shooting in Birmingham. Birmingham Police said the robbery happened on May 10, 2019, in the 1500 block of 31st Avenue North. One person was shot. Detectives obtained surveillance video of the car in which they believe the three suspects were traveling. Anyone who re ...

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Where’s CHIP? Children’s insurance funding not in budgets

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The $35 million Alabama needs for a federal health care program for low- and mid-income children isn’t in either of the state’s two budgets progressing through the Alabama Legislature. Lawmakers appear to disagree about whether the 2020 funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program belongs in the General Fund, which funds Medicaid and other public health expenses, or t ...

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2 masked intruders rob Pleasant Grove nursing home

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports PLEASANT GROVE — The Pleasant Grove Police Department released surveillance images of two people they said robbed a nursing home. Around 2:45 a.m., on Thursday, April 24, 2019, two masked intruders entered the Cottage Hills Nursing Home through the back door. Both of them were armed with handguns. They pointed their guns at staff and demanded drugs. They stuffed the ...

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Ivey: Bill for appointed K-12 board would fix ‘broken’ governance

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News Legislation to potentially replace Alabama’s elected K-12 board of education with a commission of governor appointees will be voted on in a Senate committee on Tuesday. The proposed constitutional amendment from Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, has the support of Gov. Kay Ivey, who is also president of the board of education. “As we know all too well, statistic after statistic — ...

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2 women arrested while visiting Alabama prison

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports CLAYTON, Ala. — Two people were arrested on Saturday, May 11, 2019, during visitation at the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Alabama. The Alabama Department of Corrections said there were two separate incidents leading to the arrests. Dionne Perdue, 28, of Grady, was arrested for promoting prison contraband after a correctional officer found a cell phone ...

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ALEA issues missing senior alert

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports The Huntsville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Edward Lamar Ramey.  Ramey is 63 years old and may be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement.  He was last seen wearing a blue Vietnam Veterans cap in the area of Alburta Road in Huntsville, Alabama, around 7:30 a.m. on May 12.  Ramey left the area on foot and may be ...

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Senator: ‘Rocky road’ ahead for lottery bill

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News The sponsor of legislation to create a paper lottery in Alabama says getting the bill to final passage may be difficult. “It’s a rocky road between here and there,” Sen. Greg Albritton told Alabama Daily News. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee is expected to vote on Senate Bill 220 Wednesday afternoon. Albritton said amendments made last week in that commi ...

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