Governor Robert Bentley is heading to Europe this weekend to sell Alabama to business executives overseas. Specifically, the governor will fly to Paris, France, Friday. He and a delegation will attend the annual Paris Air Show. Bentley said he will focus on recruiting suppliers for the new Airbus manufacturing plant in Mobile. The governor is scheduled to return to the state next Wednesday. List Delayed The Alabama Board of Education has delayed releasing a list of schools that are failing under language included in the Alabama Accountability Act.
A 34-year-old Montgomery man is behind bars charged in connection with the city's 24th homicide of the year. Montgomery Police said Willie Johnson faces a single count of murder in the May 23rd shooting death of 24-year-old Courtney Lawery. The victim was shot dead in the 100 block of Early Street. Detectives said Lawery's death stemmed from an ongoing dispute he had with Johnson. Johnson's bond was set at $75,000 dollars.
Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in parts of Alabama. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for nine counties, mainly in northern Alabama. Forecasters project that temperatures will soar into the mid and upper 90s in the area this afternoon and early evening. The heat advisory is set to run from 1 p.m. through 7 p.m.
A new state law imposing stricter regulations on abortion clinics is facing a federal court challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. The lawsuit filed Tuesday called the regulations medically unnecessary and said they would shut three of the state's five abortion clinics.
An Alabama law that was inspired by the infamous case of missing Florida child Caylee Anthony in 2011 was singed by Governor Robert Bentley Monday. The legislation titled "Caylee's Law" was approved by the legislature in the recent regular session. The bill was authored by Birmingham Representative Juandalyn Givan and Prattville Senator Bryan Taylor. The new law goes into effect on August 1st.
Montgomery Police say a 37-year-old Lowndes County man was killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Woodcrest Drive and Selma Highway. The unidentified driver died when his car collided with a large truck. A passenger in the car was seriously injured.
In Russell County, a single vehicle crash on U.S. 431 near the Seale community left three teenagers, ages 13, 15, and a 16-year old dead. State Troopers said four other passengers were injured when their vehicle plunged off an overpass on U.S. Highway 432 just after 3 p.m. Sunday.