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Ala. lawmaker wants tax holiday for gun purchases
An Alabama lawmaker is looking to create a sales tax holiday for consumers buying guns and ammunition.
Japanese plastics company mulls Athens site
The 90-day land option would allow Asahi to purchase 50 acres “for the intended construction and operation of a new manufacturing facility of approximately 100,000 square feet,” according to the resolution unanimously approved today by the commission and council.
Chance of freezing rain in north Alabama
Forecasters say there's a chance of freezing rain and possible snow flurries across portions of north Alabama, but icy conditions aren't expected to linger past rush hour.
- Council, Commission to meet on economic development project
Government shadow removed from local school calendars
“We’ve taken the temporary measure out of the original bill and let local boards of education decide on their own calendars,” said state Rep. Dan Williams of House Bill 454 that passed last week.
Upcoming primaries to test voter ID laws
The Associated Press reported that the debut of the new laws in a few smaller-scale elections over the last year has already exposed some problems, such as mismatched names, confusion over absentee voting provisions and rules that require voters to travel great distances to obtain documentation.
Huntsville man in critical condition after train strikes him
Authorities say a pedestrian is in critical condition at a Huntsville hospital after he was struck by a train.
2 people die in fire in northern Alabama
Authorities are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of two people in northern Alabama.
Trucker who struck ALDOT workers returned for trial
Darryl Maury Suggs, 49, of Kingston, N.C., was extradited to Limestone County Thursday from Henry County, Ind., after Indiana state police pulled over his tractor-trailer Feb. 18 for following another vehicle too closely.
Judge: Trial in running death won't be moved
A judge refused to move the trial of a northeast Alabama woman charged in the death of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who authorities say was forced to run for hours as punishment until she collapsed and died in 2012.
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