At this beginning of the fall fire season the Talladega National Forest Shoal Creek District already has battled two fires — one involving 60 acres south of Talladega and one involving 2 acres near Heflin, according to authorities. But the Alabama Forestry Commission said with the drought it could get worse — much worse.
On trial before a judicial panel for allegedly defying a federal court order, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore said Wednesday that he never ordered the state's probate judges to disobey the historic 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources put out a call Tuesday afternoon for people to visit the parks this week, in hopes of topping the 5-million-visitor mark by the end of the fiscal year.
The law calls for the creation of expanded duty assistants in the state to address dentist shortages in rural areas and therefore expand care for residents there. But after three years, not a single expanded duty assistant has appeared in the state.
In November, voters across Alabama will vote to decide whether police and firefighters from Lincoln, population 6,524, can cross Mudd Street to respond to emergency calls.
The local stretch of a relatively rural county’s interstate has some of the highest percentages of that traffic in Alabama — and officials say the numbers could climb higher.
Owners of a ruptured gasoline pipeline in Shelby County said Wednesday that they expected to have gas flowing again soon — a move that could bring an end to the creeping rise of gas prices in Alabama.
Court orders in desegregation cases could block two of the three applications for Alabama’s first charter schools, officials of the Public Charter Schools Commission said Tuesday.
Calhoun County deputies arrested a second teen in connection with an alleged terrorist threat, one of several made Monday against local schools that mentioned clowns, officials said.
Five thousand more people in Calhoun County had health insurance in 2015 than the year before, lifting the percentage of those with coverage to 91.1 percent, according to U.S. Census data released last week.
A Pleasant Valley teenager was arrested Monday in connection with at least one alleged terrorist threat, one of several made Monday against local schools that mentioned clowns, officials said.
Gas prices rose to nearly $2.20 per gallon at many Anniston stations as gas suppliers began to feel the effects of a rupture in the Colonial Pipeline, a major supplier of gasoline to the Southeast and the Eastern Seaboard.
ARI is changing, in ways that worry some educators. Faced with budget cuts and stagnant reading scores, ARI’s reading coaches are under pressure to show they can still improve kids’ reading skills. And they’re doing it while operating under a new approach to ARI that was adopted just this year.
Alabama school leaders will visit Anniston High School on Tuesday evening to hear local opinions about the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor to No Child Left Behind.
Newly released statewide crime statistics suggest Anniston has one of the highest rates of rape in the state, but local officials say the high numbers may be due in part to better reporting of sexual assaults here.
The authors of the first major study of K-12 student test scores under the Alabama Accountability Act found that it’s not yet possible to compare kids in “failing” public schools with their counterparts who accepted scholarships to private schools.
In a release sent Monday, Alabama Power notes dry conditions have left six of its reservoirs lower than normal, and mean a minimization of water releases from the hydroelectric dams at those reservoirs.
A Jacksonville production studio starting Sept. 16 will host six movie screenings as part of a film festival touring the South.
The annual report, released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, shows Alabama ranked second in obesity among the 50 states in 2015, up from fifth place a year earlier.
On Oct. 1, Alabama’s most troubled Medicaid patients — the mentally ill and people with multiple medical issues — were supposed to be enrolled in Regional Care Organizations that would watch over their cases closely, giving them better care for a lower price. That won’t happen this year, and even with the 2017 budget crisis passed, it may never happen.
The D.C.-based Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights says Alabama’s statewide judicial elections are the main reason the state’s courts of appeals – including the Alabama Supreme Court – are all-white.
Federal audits of the Alabama Medicaid Agency, released this summer, claim that the state overcharged the federal Department of Health and Human Services by more than $90 million for services delivered years ago. Federal officials could ask for some or all of that money back, creating a new hole in the troubled program’s budget.
While wreck numbers appear to be down for the Labor Day holiday weekend as compared to 2015, crashes for 2016 have surpassed the numbers as compared to this time last year, according to state troopers.
With unusually high traffic fatalities for the year, more officers, deputies and state troopers will be patrolling the state’s roadways during the Labor Day holiday thanks to a $3.7 million grant, the governor’s office announced Thursday.