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In the Weeds: Sessions campaigns as the consistent conservative he's always been - Alabama Daily News By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Jeff Sessions hasn’t changed. That’s his message to voters as he campaigns to be elected back to the Senate seat he held for 20 years before leaving it to become Attorney General of the United States.

More Victims Added to Jefferson County Lynching Memorial Four new victims of racial violence are being added to the Jefferson County Memorial Project. The new names were discovered by students and others working.

Alabama Facility Could Be Backup Site For COVID-19 Patients State health officials say a federal facility in Alabama is being considered as a “backup” location for Americans infected by the virus known as COVID-19.

Paying it Forward Campaign Expands to Chris' Hot Dogs - Alabama News The Paying It Forward Campaign has expanded to include the world-famous Chris’ Hot Dogs on Dexter Avenue. Paying it Forward is a campaign to help alleviate hunger for Montgomery’s homeless neighbors. If you would like to participate and order a meal for someone in need then all you have to do is order an Agape Meal at Chris’ Hot Dogs.

MPS Audit Shows Over $700,000 Missing - Alabama News An audit of Montgomery Public Schools shows over $700,000 missing. The audit which is from Oct. 2017 - to Sept. 2018 shows $703,197.66 missing. The audit says letters were sent to current and former employees requesting repayments of the money. CLICK HERE to read the full audit.

Amendment on March 3rd ballot would change Alabama State School Board selection process By Paul DeMarco The March 3rd Alabama Party primaries are finally here. Alabama voters will have a long ballot to work their way through as they consider candidates for statewide office, county office.

Central Alberta brothers get accepted to NASA's Space Camp A pair of central Alberta brothers will soon embark on an out-of-this-world experience. The siblings submitted an application for the chance at a scholarship that would allow them to join NASA's Space Camp - but getting accepted is more than one giant step.

Feds Scrap Plans to Transfer Coronavirus Patients to Alabama After Backlash Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday called for an "all-out, concerted response" to fight the coronavirus and put South Korea on high alert as the country reported 602 confirmed infections and six deaths. "The coming few days will be a critical time for us," he said at an emergency meeting.

People in Huntsville relieved corona virus quarantine not coming to Alabama We spoke with people in Huntsville after finding out the plan to have a Corona virus quarantine center wasn't happening anymore. Many people we spoke with are relieved the quarantine center is a no-go. They say they think centers like that are necessary but not in a place where the virus isn't detected yet.

Trump: Anniston Won't Host Coronavirus Patients Fears that Coronavirus patients from a Diamond Princess cruise ship would be quarantined in Anniston, AL have caused a stir in the small city east of Birmingham. According to a recent tweet from Richard Shelby, concerns from Anniston citizens and elected officials can be put to rest for the time being.

Mo Brooks Introduces "Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act" On Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks introduced the Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act along with 13 cosponsors.

Convicted murderer escapes from Alabama work release center A convicted murderer escaped from a work release center in Alabama Saturday night, authorities said.

Arnold Mooney Racks Up Endorsements From 10 State Legislators Businessman Arnold Mooney is arguably an overlooked conservative choice for Alabama GOP voters according to the latest polling data, but that hasn't stopped him from receiving endorsements from 10 Alabama state legislators and some prominent national conservative figures.

Feds backtrack on transfer of quarantined coronavirus patients to Alabama Plans to move American coronavirus patients to an Alabama facility were canceled Sunday after local officials and residents expressed concerns.

Alabama softball dominates Bama Bash by combined 51-8 16 Oklahoma State before going off in the first 2020 games in renovated Rhoads Stadium. "I think the hitters getting on base was one of the big things that went right this weekend," Alabama coach Patrick Murphy said. "Our team's on-base percentage was over.500 with two players over.700.

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs In On Super Tuesday - Alabama News Candidates are in the final full week of campaigning before Super Tuesday. It’s a day in which Alabama is one of several states holding its primary elections. Alabama’s primaries are still a few days away, but we spoke with Alabama News Network’s Political Analyst Steve Flowers about some of the important points of those primaries.

Montgomery earns two Smart 50 awards for innovation - Yellowhammer News Montgomery continues to be validated as an emerging city in technology and innovation. The latest confirmation comes from the Capital.

Some Rain Then Turning Colder - Alabama News The clouds are overhead and now its just a matter of time before the rain arrives. A frontal boundary to our west will be advancing eastward tonight into Monday. Most spots remain dry until rain over spreads the area Monday afternoon. It’s an all rain event with no severe storms expected this time around.

Renowned AU finance scholar James R. Barth comments on record low unemployment - Alabama NewsCenter Barth talks about the challenges employers face filling jobs.

VIDEO: Attacks continue to fly in the Senate race, Jones keeps signaling a pro-abortion position, medical marijuana bill gets bipartisan support in co Jackson and Handback are joined by U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne to discuss his run for U.S. Senate, attacks leveled both against him and his opponents, and Democrats' impeachment fervor.

Alabama Republican Who Proposed New Gun Permit Bill Says People Are Mislabeling It As A Gun Registry Bill On February 4, Alabama state Representative Proncey Robertson introduced H.B. "Under current law, concealed carry permits are issued by the sheriffs of each county. Each sheriff may have different fees, forms, and processes for the issuance of a concealed carry permit," the synopsis of the bill reads.

Convicted Killer Escapes from Alabama Work-Release Facility - Alabama News Authorities are searching for a convicted killer they say escaped from a work-release facility. The Alabama Department of Corrections says the inmate escaped from the Childersburg Work Release Center Saturday night. Officials say Daniel Miner was not found in his bed during a count of inmates at the facility.

AL Lawmakers: Plan to House Americans Exposed to Coronavirus has been Cancelled - Alabama News According to Alabama lawmakers, the plan to house passengers testing positive for the coronavirus in a FEMA center in Anniston has been cancelled. Rep. Mike Rogers and Senator Richard Shelby both tweeted saying after speaking with President Donald Trump the plan to bring cruise ship members affected by the Coronavirus has been canceled.

It's time for prison, mental health reform - Yellowhammer News Two of the major items on Governor Kay Ivey’s 2020 agenda are finding solutions to the problem of Alabama’s overcrowded.

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