News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man is in custody accused in the hit-and-run crash at this year's Rock The South country music event that left a pedestrian seriously injured. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency late Friday announced the arrest of 40-year-old Kevin Michael Talley, of Cullman. He faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The June 1 crash happened just before 1 a.m. near the country music festival event in Cullman. Talley allegedly fled after striking 30-year-old Rob Clemmons.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - There have been several reports of alligators in north Alabama in recent weeks, including in the Tennessee River. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office reported that an alligator was recently spotted by a man walking on a county road. In Decatur, parks and recreation officials warned residents to be on alert after a gator was spotted on walking trails at Port Mallard State Park.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed an anti-voyeurism bill. The legislation signed Tuesday outlaws "upskirting." That's when a photo is taken up a women's skirt or blouse without her consent. The bill sponsored by Republican state Sen. Clyde Chambliss makes it a misdemeanor to take an image without a person's consent. It becomes a Class C felony if the image is taken and then disseminated on social media or adult themed websites.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Three new Alabama license plates are coming online next month. The Alabama Department of Revenue says plates for Colon Cancer Awareness, Prostate Cancer Research and Thank a Lineman have exceeded the minimum number of pre-commitments and will be available for sale beginning July 1. WAFF-TV reports the plates cost an additional $50.
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