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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Troopers Investigate 14 Traffic Deaths during Thanksgiving Travel Period

MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Troopers of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 14 traffic deaths during 2016’s five-day Thanksgiving travel period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, and ended at midnight Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Smoke a Problem as ‘No Burn’ Order Continues in Alabama; Arsonists still at work

Today Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) officials are cautiously optimistic that a wildfire that has consumed over 930 acres in DeKalb County, while not extinguished, is ‘contained,’ meaning that a containment line around the fire is holding. However, since Monday arsonists have set five additional fires in the vicinity, adding to the headaches of an […]

‘Operation Southern Impact’ Targets Those Who Exploit Children by Using the Internet

Montgomery, AL – A total of 31 people were arrested during a mutually coordinated operation between Georgia and Alabama law enforcement agencies. Operation Southern Impact targeted persons who sexually exploit children by using the Internet. In Alabama, 11 people have been arrested during Operation Southern Impact. Those arrested in Alabama were charged with crimes […]

Alabama Joined 20 States Calling on High Court to Hear Transgender Case

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange welcomed a decision recently by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case in which a Virginia high school was forced to allow access to school restrooms based on gender preference, not the sex of the student.

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Landmarks Nationwide Light Up Purple to Honor Premature Babies

To honor the 380,000 babies born prematurely each year in the United States and their families, prominent buildings and landmarks nationwide, including the Empire State Building in New York City, will be bathed in purple lights for Prematurity Awareness Month in November.

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Bentley announces advisory council on gaming

MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday issued Executive Order Number 24 creating the Alabama Advisory Council on Gaming. The Council will assess the current state and local laws on gambling, as well as the taxes generated therefrom, and will evaluate the best practices in other states, including the tax revenue structures and the […]

Man sells shares in business he did not own, pleads guilty

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA -Authorities have announced that Jason Todd Caudle, of Sylacauga, Alabama pleaded guilty in Talladega County Circuit Court to one count of Securities Fraud for employing a device, scheme, or artifice to defraud two Alabama investors out of $35,500. The offense is a Class B felony, punishable by not less than two, but […]

Traffic stop leads police to over $3 million in cash

WINFIELD – Police in Marion county stumbled upon a cache of over $3 million while searching a van on Interstate 22.

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New law extends drivers license renewal period

MONTGOMERY – Alabama driver license holders now may renew a license up to 180 days prior to its expiration.

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Labor Day traffic fatalities down from last year

MONTGOMERY – Alabama State Troopers investigated half as many traffic fatalities during this past Labor Day weekend as during the same period in 2015.

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Former Church Staff Member Sentenced to 50 years in Prison for Child Sexual Exploitation and Possessing Child Pornography

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Shelby County man and former church staff member to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing a seven-year-old child and possessing child pornography in 2013, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.

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Auburn student found dead

AUBURN–According to news reports, an 18-year-old freshman was found dead in his room Sunday afternoon.

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Former Community Health Clinic CFO Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge Tuesday sentenced the former chief financial officer of an Alabama non-profit health clinic for the poor and homeless to 17 years in prison for a complicated scheme to defraud millions of dollars from two non-profit health clinics and the federal government health agencies that provided most of their funding, […]

Arizona Man Indicted for Alleged Securities Fraud in Tuscaloosa County

 

 

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (June 28, 2016) Lyn Head, District Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; and Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced that on June 24, 2016, James Friend Liebes, of Paradise Valley, Arizona was arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for alleged violations of […]

Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Regional Job Fairs are Putting Alabamians Back to Work

 

MONTGOMERY (Governor’s Office) – Governor Robert Bentley received a presentation from Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington on the successful outcome of the Regional Job Fairs that are being hosted by the Department of Labor throughout the state.

 

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