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News in Lee County, Alabama

LIVE: House Speaker Mike Hubbard holding news conference after indictments, 2 p.m.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:25:35 -0700

Alabama Speaker of the House and Lee County-area representative Mike Hubbard will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. following his indictment on corruption charges.

Walker County pair charged in Alabama slaying
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:51:01 -0700

A pair of Walker County, Ga., men are behind bars awaiting extradition to Alabama to face murder charges in Cherokee County in connection with a Monday slaying in the Farill community.

13 INVESTIGATES: Wildlife rehabbers
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:24:33 -0700

Alabama laws are pretty strict when it comes to handling and treating injured or orphaned wild animals. You have to have a special permit to do so. Officials tell us people ignore the laws all the time, creating problems down the road. One Bibb County woman experienced them first hand.

Speaker Mike Hubbard charged for felony ethics violations
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:32:40 -0700

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was charged for felony ethics law violations on Monday.

Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard arrested, charged with ethics violations
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:57:04 -0700

  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis announced the arrest of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Monday on felony ethics violations. Hubbard, 52, surrendered this afternoon to special agents of the Attorney General’s Office at the Lee County Jail. Hubbard was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation concerning potential public […]

Lawyer: House speaker indictment a political ploy
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:06:54 -0700

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard said Tuesday he will focus on winning re-election in November and then capturing another term as speaker, one day after his indictment on 23 ethics charges his lawyer described as a ploy to destroy Hubbard's political future. More than ...

Ala. Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard participates in forum hours after arrest
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:25:52 -0700

One of Alabama's most powerful lawmakers is out of jail after being arrested for nearly two dozen charges.Alabama Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, greeted supporters at the City of Auburn Council Chambers Monday during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of East Alabama.Two hours before he appeared in Auburn, he surrendered to authorities at the Lee County Sheriff's Office ...

Alabama House speaker arrested in ethics case
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:36:53 -0700

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on 23 counts accusing him of breaking the state ethics law by using his public offices to reap financial benefits for himself and his companies. Acting Attorney General Van Davis said a special Lee County grand ...

House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony ethics violations
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:54:53 -0700

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard turned himself in to the Lee County Jail this afternoon after being indicted on 23 felony ethics violations.

2 arrested in Attalla meth bust
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:52:47 -0700

Authorities in two northeast Alabama counties have arrested a couple they say were selling pure, Mexican meth.