Governor Ivey on Alabama’s Congressional Map Issue …
The State of Alabama has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the ongoing Voting Rights Act challenge to the state’s congressional map.
Debra Catledge was arrested after authorities found more than 120 dogs on her property. Colbert County Sheriff Eric Balentine said when his office went to rescue animals from Catledge's property over the weekend, deputies found them in horrifying conditions.
Protests continued in Decatur Monday after Decatur police shot and killed Stephen Perkins early Friday following an incident over a possible vehicle repossession. They’re calling on law enforcement officers to release the body camera video of the incident. DPD Chief Todd Pinion says ALEA is conducting the investigation so it’s the agency’s call to release the video.
The State of Alabama and the plaintiffs who successfully sued to redraw the state’s congressional map will be in court in Birmingham on Tuesday. A federal three-judge panel found the map drawn by the Alabama Legislature in 2021 and again in 2023 appears to violate the Voting Rights Act and ordered a special master to develop three alternate maps, with one to be selected as the replacement for the 2024 elections.
For the first time in more than three years, people with Federal student loans will need to make a payment this month. Payments were paused amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to give people a financial break. However, the pause officially ended on October 1st.