Springville Mayor Dave Thomas, who served two terms as a state legislator from 1994-2002, has announced he plans to run for governor of Alabama and has attracted attention for his stance in favor of marijuana legalization.

Trinity Dale Wells is a cattle farmer on a small farm of about 150 acres he leases in Franklin County in northwest Alabama. Wells has owned John Deere tractors his whole life. Last year, his tractor's stop engine light lit up.

BIRMINGHAM — Two Nigerian men living in New Jersey were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to laundering money stolen in an online "romance scam" and other schemes though unwitting businesses, including one in Alabama, authorities said Friday.

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