Trump Will Hold a Fundraiser Instead of Appearing at Next Week’s Republican Presidential Debate

[ad_1] Trump’s campaign has been advertising a chance to win tickets to the “end-of-year reception” in Hallandale Beach, Florida, near Miami on Dec. 6. The former president has chosen to skip his party’s three previous primary debates, citing his commanding lead in early state and national polls. But his decision not to schedule a public … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

[ad_1] Cullman Times. November 25, 2023. Editorial: I’m in the mood for … getting scammed Scammers use many tactics to separate unsuspecting victims of their identities and money, reports the IRS Criminal Investigation’s Atlanta Field Office. There are few of us who don’t know a victim of identity or online financial theft — and many … Read more

Gulf State Park Pier Construction Begins to Repair Damage From Hurricane Sally

[ad_1] GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Hurricane Sally wiped out a 200-foot (61-meter) section of the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier on the Alabama coast in September 2020 just as it was about to reopen after a $2.4 million rebuild that was prompted by an earlier storm. Now, the pier in Baldwin County has closed … Read more

Sea Turtle Nests Break Records on US Beaches, but Global Warming Threatens Their Survival

[ad_1] INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Just as they have for millions of years, sea turtles by the thousands made their labored crawl from the ocean to U.S. beaches to lay their eggs over the past several months. This year, record nesting was found in Florida and elsewhere despite growing concern about threats from … Read more

Suspended Alabama Priest Married the 18-Year-Old He Fled to Italy With, Records Show

[ad_1] MOBLE, Ala. (AP) — State records show that a suspended Alabama priest recently married the 18-year-old woman he fled to Italy with this summer, and an archbishop said Wednesday that he expects the Vatican to pursue the man’s official dismissal from the priesthood. A marriage certificate filed Monday in Mobile County shows that Alex … Read more

Alabama Inmate Asks Judge to Block First Nitrogen Gas Execution

[ad_1] MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers for the first inmate scheduled to be put to death with nitrogen gas argued in Monday court filings that Alabama is seeking to make him the “test case” for an experimental execution method and asked a federal judge to the block the January execution. Attorneys for Kenneth Eugene Smith, … Read more

Alabama Police Chief Says Department Policies Violated in Fatal Shooting of Black Man Outside Home

[ad_1] An Alabama police chief said he believes department policies were violated when officers shot and killed a man during a dispute with a tow truck driver, but did not elaborate on what those policies were. Decatur Police Chief Todd Pinion wrote in a statement Friday that the department has completed an internal investigation into … Read more

Ohio Man Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years in Prison for Attacks on Police During Capitol Riot

[ad_1] An Ohio man who repeatedly attacked police officers as he joined a mob of Donald Trump supporters in storming the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to nearly five years in prison. Kenneth Joseph Owen Thomas has acted as a “one-man misinformation machine” since the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, using his social media platforms … Read more