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Decatur police officer enters not guilty plea in Perkins’ murder

DECATUR – Mac Bailey Marquette, the former Decatur police officer who was charged with murder in the shooting death of city resident Stephen Perkins,...

Former DeKalb County judicial candidate sentenced for felony convictions

MONTGOMERY – A former DeKalb County attorney and judicial candidate was sentenced for her involvement in multiple crimes, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced today. Teresa...

Ski trip, beach trip listed in indictment of Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Self

MONTGOMERY – Circuit Judge Gilbert P. Self has been arrested on charges that include allegedly using public funds to pay for a ski trip,...

‘Justice served’: Smith executed; first to die by nitrogen gas

ATMORE -- "Justice has been served." At 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Kenneth Eugene Smith was pronounced dead after his execution in the murder-for-hire slaying of Elizabeth...

Athens Pardons & Paroles Office provides solid core for growing future

ATHENS – In 2022, Athens was listed as the third-fasted growing town in Alabama. On top of that, Limestone County is experiencing the highest population...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Alabama Legislature’s maps

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the State of Alabama’s emergency request that the court reinstate Alabama’s partisan congressional map that the GOP...

Huntsville city councilman pleads guilty to shoplifting

HUNTSVILLE -- Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of misdemeanor shoplifting. He was facing four counts but the state...

Aniah’s Law keeps man accused of burning his wife behind bars

DECATUR -- A Decatur man accused Tuesday of setting his wife on fire has been denied bond in accordance with Aniah’s Law. Decatur police...

‘Justice served’: Barber executed for murder of Dorothy Epps

ATMORE -- James Barber was executed this morning for the brutal murder of Dorothy Epps in 2001. His execution was carried out at the...

Ivey sets redistricting special session

MONTGOMERY -- Gov. Kay Ivey issued a proclamation today setting July 17 for a special session to address redistricting. “It is critical that Alabama be...