The Associated Press

Prisons, Medicaid request large portions of budget

Acting Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas asked legislative budget committees for almost $419 million for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. That’s a more than ... Read more

NAACP: Court shooting ‘senseless’

“It seems like just another senseless shooting of a young African-American male,” said Alabama NAACP President Bernard Simelton of the shooting Bryant Keith Ford, 25, ... Read more  | 17 comments

Officer shoots defendant in Coosa County courtroom

Struck by at least one bullet, the man was taken by helicopter to the hospital at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he was ... Read more  | 4 comments

Democratic leaders blast GOP over access

Party Chairman Mark Kennedy said Wednesday that Democrats had an open-door policy when they were in charge of the Legislature, but the new Republican leadership ... Read more  | 4 comments