Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say a cold front moving into Alabama likely will bring strong storms and the possibility of tornadoes. Forecasters say the main threats Wednesday are heavy rainfall, damaging winds and flooding, but isolated tornadoes are possible. Meteorologists in Mobile say strong southerly winds could generate a high risk of rip currents along area beaches. The system is expected spawn additional storms Thursday through Saturday.
Montgomery, Alabama – MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A debate looms in the Alabama House this week over proposed legislation that would remove the state's 4 percent sales tax from food. Returning from spring break, lawmakers take up the controversial food tax bill Tuesday as the first order of business. Members will debate replacing the lost sales tax revenue by disallowing the deduction of federal income tax from state income tax. The vote likely will be close and probably will break along
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Mayor-elect Todd Strange takes the oath of office this afternoon. The swearing in ceremony will get underway at 3 o'clock at the Gateway Park Lodge. Strange won the seat after defeating five other candidates in the special election held back on March 11th. Strange replaces interim Mayor Charles Jinright who returns to his position with the Montgomery City Council.
Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery County Board of Education Superintendent John Dilworth is leaving Montgomery after accepting a new job in Louisiana. Beginning July 1st, Dilworth will serve as superintendent for the East Baton Rouge School Board. Dilworth has spent 27 years in education, 17 of them in Caddo Parish schools in Shreveport. He has spent the past two years as the superintendent in Montgomery. Dilworth says his wife's health concerns and family ties prompted his bid to return to Louisiana.