Emotions are still raw in Bibb County following a shooting that killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another. Investigator Chris Poole is recovering at home, but sadly, Officer Brad Johnson died Thursday afternoon. People throughout the community are still too torn up to speak about the loss of Officer Johnson, but everyone we spoke to said he was a good man and will be sorely missed.
The suspect accused of killing a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy, and injuring another, appeared before a judge Friday morning. 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall was arraigned in Shelby County charged with three counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder.
President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next five years — going against the Democrat’s climate promises but scaling back a Trump-era plan that called for dozens of offshore drilling opportunities including in undeveloped areas.
After using pandemic relief money and other state funds to finance the state’s prison construction project, securing additional funding for more may be a challenge. This after the state approved a bond amount that fell short in the market.
Geographic Solutions has assured both the Alabama Department of Labor and the Alabama Department of Commerce that no customer data has been compromised in the cyberattack. There is anticipation, however, that the shutdown of the state’s website may last several more days.
“The Biden Administration’s decision to end President Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy is contributing to the full-blown crisis at the Southern Border and is having devastating effects on both U.S. citizens and migrants,” said Governor Ivey. “This was reasonable, good policy, and ending this policy only exacerbates the problem, plain and simple.”
As part of operations beginning at midnight on Friday and rolling through midnight on July 4, Troopers will ramp up initiatives as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign. In addition to informational events, license checkpoints and multiple patrols related to identifying and removing drivers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol from roadways will be active across the state.
The new technology was announced by the telecommunications company back in May with immediate rollout in 16 states and Guam, with additional regions and nationwide coverage expected to be completed by the end of June. That nationwide goal was accomplished with their announcement on June 28.
ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division developed a new slogan to provide boaters with an easy and fun way to remember an extremely serious topic “Be the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) in Your Boat and wear your PFD.” PFD stands for Personal Flotation Device.
A recently put together survey asks parents about 20 of the most popular children’s shows, whether they come from YouTube, Netflix, typical cable/satellite channels, or other services, to find out which are the most annoying to adults.
Abortion pills used for medical abortions could be the next legal fight after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Right now, they are banned in Alabama according to the attorney general's office.
In a release from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, the $494,875 awarded will help provide needy residents with assistance in weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs across the state.