Birmingham, Alabama – (AP) - A Birmingham group is calling on state officials to strengthen laws against teachers who have inappropriate relationships with students. The group, called Citizens for Better Schools, held a news conference outside the State Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery on Monday. Executive director Ronald Jackson said the organization was contacted two weeks ago by a mother whose 17-year-old son had an inappropriate relationship with his 38-year-old Advanced Placement history teacher.
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