News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

(AP) - An Alabama Democrat running for the U.S. Senate is touting his role in convicting two Ku Klux Klansmen for the 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls at the height of the civil rights movement. Doug Jones got "justice for Alabama" the new television spot says. The 63-year-old Democrat is trying to upset Republican Roy Moore in a Dec. 12 general election in the heavily GOP state. The winner will take the seat held previously by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Attorneys for inmates argue Alabama has submitted a vague and inadequate plan to correct mental health care that a federal judge ruled was horrendously inadequate. Attorneys for inmates criticized the state's proposal in a court filing submitted last week to U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson.

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Three inmates have escaped from an Alabama jail, and two people have been arrested on charges of harboring one of them. Marshall County Sheriff Scott Walls said in a news release that county jail staff discovered 36-year-old Jose G. Martinez, 32-year-old Jose Gilberton Rodiguez and 29-year-old Abraham Lopez, who is from Tennessee, were missing during roll call checks late Sunday.

(AP) - Some members of President Donald Trump's advisory commission on election integrity are raising concerns about its openness. Two members fired off letters to commission staff this past week complaining about a lack of information regarding the panel's agenda. That comes as Democratic U.S. senators are requesting a government investigation of the commission for ignoring formal requests from Congress. The commission's secrecy prompted a lawsuit by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly