Auburn Threat Investigated

April 15, 2014 - 11:43pm

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Telemedicine

April 13, 2014 - 9:50pm
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Telemedicine is a growing trend throughout the world. It involves video conferences between the doctor and the patient. This elminates traveling to the doctor's office for consultation, and allows people without access to specialty care to speak with doctors in other areas. Telemedicine also includes procedural measures and school-based practices. University of Alabama Associate Professor Dr. Lloyda B. Williamson is part of the Telemedicine Project team at University Medical Center. ...Read more

Hwy. 82 Crash

April 13, 2014 - 3:54pm
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Viewer video from a crash on Hwy. 82 Friday evening
OAD: Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Viewer video from a crash on Hwy. 82 Friday evening

 

OAD: Saturday, April 12th, 2014

 

Prison Drug Bust

April 11, 2014 - 10:20am

Montgomery, Alabama – A drug
distribution operation that involved inmates and a correction officer has been
dismantled and six people have been arrested due to the joint efforts of the
Drug Enforcement Administration and the Alabama Department of Corrections,
announced George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama,
and Joyce White Vance, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.  This investigation included multiple State of
Alabama correctional facilities and would not have been possible without the extraordinary ...Read more

Speaker, Minority Leader React to Trust Fund Budget

April 11, 2014 - 9:45am

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R – Auburn) issued the following statement after Governor Robert Bentley signed the Education Trust Fund budget:

“Unlike Washington, Republicans in the Alabama Legislature passed a balanced budget that provides needed funding for health insurance for education employees and retirees and prioritizes dollars that go directly into classrooms. I applaud Governor Bentley for signing this conservative and fiscally responsible budget.”  ...Read more

Trust Fund Budget Signed

April 11, 2014 - 9:39am

Press released provided by the Office of Gov. Robert Bentley:

MONTGOMERY—Governor Robert Bentley on Friday announced that he has signed the FY2015 Education Trust Fund Budget.

The education budget was passed April 3, 2014, minutes before the Legislature adjourned, effectively preventing the Governor’s ability to attach any Executive Amendments to the budget bill. Governor Bentley announced in March his intention to attach an Executive Amendment to the budget, which would provide a 2% pay raise for teachers and support personnel. ...Read more

Selling Alagasco?

April 8, 2014 - 10:24am

Montgomery, Alabama – As publicly announced today, Energen Corporation, the parent company to Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), has signed an agreement to sell its natural gas utility business to The Laclede Group, Incorporated, for the amount of $1.6 billion. The transaction is subject to the approval of the Alabama Public Service Commission (“APSC”) pursuant to Alabama Code Sections 37-4-40 and 37-4-41, which require the APSC to determine if the transaction is consistent with the interests of the public. ...Read more

Grant Creates Jobs in Vernon

April 8, 2014 - 10:19am

MONTGOMERY— A $100,000 grant by Gov. Robert Bentley is helping lay a welcome mat for Vernon Industrial Park’s first tenant, which will employ 10 people initially and offer more jobs in the future.

Infrastructure improvements supported by the grant will make it possible for K&S Lumber Co. to build a wood processing plant to produce railroad ties and secondary wood products including wood chips and firewood.  ...Read more

$15 Million for Homeless in AL

April 8, 2014 - 10:16am

BIRMINGHAM, AL – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $15,543,892 in grants to renew support for 67 local homeless housing and service programs in Alabama.  Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

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