OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

MONTGOMERY—Attorney General Steve Marshall called on Alabamians to observe October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by recognizing the terrible costs of lives lost and damaged, celebrating and honoring those who have struggled and survived, and supporting those who dedicate themselves to assist and advocate for victims of this tragic crime.

“Public awareness is […]

New Law Modernizes Regulation of Money Transfers

MONTGOMERY-(August 16, 2017) The Alabama Legislature passed SB173/HB215 during the last week of the General Session on May 17, 2017 and Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law which became effective on August 1, 2017.

State Senator Arthur Orr (R), 3rd District and Representative Ken […]

Health officials warn of increased pertussis cases in Alabama

Pertussis

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is warning citizens that pertussis cases are significantly higher in Alabama and continue to be on the rise. Immunization data reveals an increase from 113 reported cases in 2016, to 151 reported cases thus far in 2017. Pertussis cases have occurred statewide in 2017, including […]

2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Today

Alabama’s 12th Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21, and end at midnight on Sunday, July 23. During the Legislature’s 2017 regular session, lawmakers voted to officially change the date, moving the sales tax holiday from the first weekend in August to the third weekend in July, allowing […]

Former Controller Sentenced to 1½ Years in Prison for Defrauding Fitness Company and Retail Store

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced the former controller for a Birmingham-based fitness center franchise and a subsequent retail store to 1½ years in prison for defrauding the companies out of more than $100,000, announced federal officials. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins sentenced REBECCA FRITH, also known as Rebecca Wilson, 44, […]

Troopers Investigate 4 Traffic Fatalities, 2 Boating Fatalities during Memorial Day Weekend

MONTGOMERY — During the official Memorial Day holiday travel period — between 6 a.m. Friday, May 26, and midnight Monday, May 29 — Alabama State Troopers investigated four traffic fatalities, less than half of the 11 traffic fatalities Troopers investigated in 2016 for the same extended holiday. Troopers also investigated two boating fatalities, compared […]

ALL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL..The Shoals Insider salutes those brave men and women this Memorial Day.

There’s Nothing Wrong with Playing during Spring Break – as Long as You Play it Safe

MONTGOMERY — Spring Break is all about relaxation and recreation, but the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) urges everyone to play it safe.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Alleged Violations of Alabama Securities Act

MONTGOMERY-Authorities announced that Robert Craig Rudder of Warren, Michigan, was arrested on Feb. 28, 2017 by the Special Operations Unit of the Warren, Michigan Police Department, under the direction of Deputy Commissioner, Matthew Nichols. Rudder’s arrest stems from an October, 2016 Jefferson County, Alabama Grand Jury indictment charging him with multiple violations of the […]

ALABAMA JOINS WITH 39 OTHER STATES IN FEDERAL GENERIC DRUG ANTITRUST LAWSUIT

MONTGOMERY– Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced Wednesday that Alabama has joined a federal antitrust lawsuit alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs.

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