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Baxley: Rumors of Hubbard plea deal false

Indicted Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is not taking a plea deal, his lead defense attorney said Wednesday.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Judge denies motion to continue Hubbard ethics trial

Trial slated for late May

Monday 04/25/2016
Trump's sole Senate backer serves as Washington gatekeeper

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would seem to have little in common.

Friday 04/22/2016
Hubbard attorneys file motion to delay trial till August 1

Defense attorneys for indicted Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard Friday filed a written motion to delay the felony ethics trial until Aug. 1.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Defense pushes for August trial in Hubbard ethics case

Attorneys for indicted Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard Wednesday asked a Lee County judge to delay the Auburn Republican’s trial until sometime in August.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
State files motions to exclude misconduct arguments in Mike Hubbard case

State prosecutors Wednesday filed a number of motions seeking to limit arguments Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s defense team can make at his felony ethics trial, slated for next month.

Monday 03/28/2016
Judge delays Hubbard trial

A Lee County judge delayed the start of indicted Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s trial in an order issued Monday morning.

Wednesday 03/23/2016
Gov. Bentley admits making inappropriate remarks to staffer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley admitted Wednesday he made inappropriate remarks to a top female staffer two years ago, but he denied accusations that he had a physical affair.

Tuesday 03/22/2016
Bentley highlights need for faster Internet in rural Alabama

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley sat beside a young girl in a classroom at Monroeville Elementary School on Monday, looking at the girl's laptop computer, as the two considered a question about the way pulley systems work.

Bentley says he will veto budget over Medicaid funding

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Monday that he will veto a general fund budget lawmakers are expected to approve this week over what he called an "unacceptable" appropriation for Medicaid.

Thursday 03/10/2016
Drones over Montgomery

Representatives of Auburn University’s Aviation Center demonstrate unmanned aircraft systems -- drones -- Wednesday at the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery.

Thursday 03/03/2016
Judge leans toward delay in Hubbard ethics case

The felony ethics case against Alabama Speaker of House Mike Hubbard likely will not go to trial on the set March 28 date.

Tuesday 03/01/2016
Hughes wins county district attorney seat

“I think we did it. I believe we did it,” said Lee County’s newly-elected district attorney Brandon Hughes from the East Lake Clubhouse in Auburn Tuesday night, as an indicative round of poll numbers for Lee County’s only contested primary race trickled in just after 9:30 p.m.

Rogers takes win over Auburn resident in US House race

Incumbent Mike Rogers defeated Auburn resident Larry DiChiara for the U.S. House of Representatives District 3 seat in Tuesday’s Republican primaries.

Brandon Hughes elected Lee County District Attorney

UPDATE: 11:34 p.m.

The Latest Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton win Ala., Tenn., Trump wins Mass.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primaries in Alabama, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primaries in Alabama and Tennessee.

Friday 02/26/2016
Who, what, when, where: Need-to-knows of Super Tuesday

There are approximately 90,000 registered voters in Lee County, and many will be looking to make their voice heard on Super Tuesday.

Trump campaign sends T-shirts flying as tour bus pulls onto the Plains

Dozens of Auburn University students sprinted from the intersection of Donahue Drive and Samford Avenue to the Hayfields to meet the “Stump for Trump” tour bus Thursday morning. The crowd caught orange and blue Trump T-shirts, picked up yard signs and posed for pictures with a cardboard cutout of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Friday 02/19/2016
Sen. Billy Beasley talks poverty and politics in Alabama

A Clayton pharmacist and 1962 Auburn University graduate, Sen. Billy Beasley is the Alabama Senate's only white Democrat. Serving the country's sixth poorest state, Beasley touts education and healthcare reform as an opportunity to lift Alabama families out of poverty.

Tuesday 02/16/2016
Judge grants Hubbard’s request for hearing weeks before trial date

Following an hour long back-and-forth between the state and legal counsel for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Lee County judge granted another hearing in the felony ethics case just weeks before the case is set to go to trial.

Sunday 02/14/2016
New 'Class D' felony shifts task from prisons to jails, more paroles

A prison reform act approved last year that changes the way Alabama classifies certain crimes will shift the burden of housing many prisoners from the state to counties, and it could lead to increased crime because of lighter sentences, local law enforcement officials warn.

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