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AL Republicans Seek License Plate Scanners For Police

By Brent Wilson on December 21, 2020

Pre-filed bill SB2, sponsored by six Alabama Republican State Senators, could allow police officers and other law enforcement officers to use license plate scanners on public highways.

The bill is sponsored by…

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Alabama Issues Blue Alert After Officer Shot On I-65

By Brent Wilson on February 5, 2020

A Blue Alert has been issued in Alabama by the ALEA for Preston Chyenne Johnson who is wanted in connection with a shooting of an Alabama law enforcement officer.

The alert was sent out around…

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Ivey Announces $1.4 Million In Grants To Fight Illegal Drugs

By Brent Wilson on October 29, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced more than $1.4 million in grants are being awarded to continue the fight to reduce illegal drug use in the state by arresting those who buy or sell…

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Governor Kay Ivey and ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor held a Star ID Press Conference on the State Capitol steps Tuesday October 1, 2019 in Montgomery,  Ala. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

Governor Ivey Reminds Alabamians To Get A STAR ID License

By Brent Wilson on October 2, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey wants to remind those that do not currently have a STAR ID license that they will need to obtain one by Oct. 1, 2020, if they wish to fly domestically or…

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Alabama Bill Would Set Guidelines On Release Of Recorded Police Videos

By Brent Wilson on April 19, 2019

A bill filed by State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D – Birmingham) would make recorded police videos, such as those recorded by body cams, not part of the public record. The bill would, however,…

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Alabama Wiretap Bill Aims To Fight Drug Trafficking In The State

By Matthew Tyson on April 5, 2019

Some lawmakers are hoping to stymie the flow of drugs into Alabama this legislative session.

On March 21, Representative Rex Reynolds (R – Huntsville) introduced HB275, a bill that would authorize…

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