Articles by Kim Chandler

Proposal to Arm Alabama Teachers Draws Support, Fire

A proposal to let trained teachers carry firearms in public schools drew support and criticism during a legislative public hearing Wednesday as a committee grappled with the first action on a gun-related bill introduced in the wake of the fatal …

Christmastime Storm Ravages Southeast States

The death toll in the Southeast climbed to 18 on Saturday after days of tumultuous weather – unusual warmth, tornadoes and torrential downpours – wreaked havoc during the Christmas holiday. Two deaths attributable to weather were reported Saturday in Mississippi: …

Blue Bell to Test New Quality-Control, Safety Procedures at Alabama Plant

Blue Bell Creameries said July 8 that it plans to test production runs at its Alabama plant as the company inches toward putting its ice cream back on grocery store shelves. Blue Bell notified Alabama health officials and the U.S. …

Blue Bell Reviewing Report of Listeria in Alabama-Made Ice Cream

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant. Brent McRae, 75, of Florida, who had recently eaten Blue Bell’s Cookies `n …

Alabama Lawmakers Dismiss Bill Barring Teens from Riding in Truck Beds

Alabama lawmakers won’t bar teens from riding in the back of pickup trucks after most acknowledged they’ve ridden back there too. The Alabama House of Representatives refused to debate a bill last week that would prohibit kids under 19 from …

Alabama Rejects $1M Claim by Parents of Slain Auburn University Student

An Alabama state board this week rejected a $1 million claim filed by the parents of a slain Auburn University student, who said their daughter might still be alive if the university had maintained its own police force at the …