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Quit the spit during ‘Through With Chew Week’

 

The Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 17-23.

The education campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products is an annual event begun in 1989 by the American Academy of […]

Effects of Drought Continue to Plague Trees across State

Trees are dying. The question is, why? Although the rainfall during December and January relieved much of the drought and related wildfire issues in Alabama, the harmful effects and complications associated with drought continue to plague the state’s forestlands. While exact economic impacts are unknown at this time, the losses may be significant according […]

Hard-Hitting Billboards Urge Hospitals to Protect Patients From Choking and Cancer Risk

 

Hard-hitting billboards and other advertisements are urging children’s hospitals in six cities, one in Birmingham, to protect patients from #HazardousHotDogs. Hot dogs should not be served to patients because they are the No. 1 choking risk for children and are linked to high risk of colon cancer says the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of […]

AG ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN UNION TO BRING $7.8 MILLION IN REFUNDS TO ALABAMA CONSUMERS

(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange recently announced a settlement with Colorado-based The Western Union Company to bring approximately $7,865,024 in refunds for Alabama consumers.

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Former CWA Local President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Bank Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – A former president of the Communications Workers of America, Local 3901, in Oxford, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal court to a scheme to embezzle more than $69,000 from the local chapter, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Investigator Hollis Lindley Jr.

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AT&T, CWA Reach Tentative Agreement Covering Former DIRECTV Employees In Seven States

AT&T* has reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in negotiations covering CWA-represented former DIRECTV tech support employees in seven states.

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AG WARNS ALABAMIANS TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST INCOME TAX FRAUD SCHEMES

(MONTGOMERY) – With the onset of the tax season, Attorney General Luther Strange warns Alabamians to be vigilant against income tax fraud and he offers tips to keep from falling prey to certain tax preparers with potentially deceptive offers.

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Troopers Investigate 31 Traffic Fatalities during Christmas-New Year’s Safety Initiative

Thirty-one individuals died in Alabama State Trooper-investigated traffic crashes during the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) 17-day campaign to promote traffic safety during the Christmas and New Year’s travel period.

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State of Alabama Wins Appeal to Destroy Seized Greenetrack Bingo Machines

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(MONTGOMERY) – For the second time this year, the Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that electronic bingo is illegal within the state of Alabama, Attorney General Luther Strange announced Friday.

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Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Makes New Appointments

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler announced today, Dec. 2, Deputy Chief Susanna Capps and Robyn Bradley Bryan have joined the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Office of the Secretary.

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