Daily News Digest – May 10, 2022 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Good morning!

Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, May 10.


  • As promised, new polling is out today on the closely watched Republican primary for the United States Senate.
  • Affirming what some other recent polls have shown, our ADN/Gray TV poll conducted by Cygnal shows Katie Britt continuing her steady climb to now lead the race with two weeks to go until election day.
  • Meanwhile, Mike Durant has slipped precipitously from his frontrunner status in March, a victim to the deluge of attacks from an outside group opposing him.
  • Mo Brooks has some movement, too!
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  • A former Alabama jail official on the run with a murder suspect she was accused of helping escape shot and killed herself Monday as authorities caught up with the pair after more than a week of searching, officials said. The man she fled with surrendered.
  • The death of Vicky White, 56, only deepened the mystery of why a respected jail official would leave everything to help free Casey White, 38, a hulking inmate with a violent and frightening history.
  • The two fugitives were caught — following a manhunt through three states — in Evansville, Indiana, when U.S. Marshals chasing them crashed into their vehicle, authorities said. Casey White gave himself up and Vicky White shot herself and was taken to a hospital, authorities said. Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said she died from her injuries.
  • Read more from Kim Chandler and Mike Balsamo HERE.


  • It’s official: Airbus will build a third assembly line at its airliner production facility in Mobile.
  • The expansion was signaled last week by Airbus leadership who said the move is designed to boost production of the A320 family of aircraft that are popular with airlines for domestic routes.
  • The new assembly line will mean an additional 1,000 jobs at Airbus’ campus at the Brookley Complex, which already employed 1,200.
  •  “The fact that Mobile will lead our unprecedented global production rate increase in coming years is a tribute to the world-class labor force in Alabama,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas.
  • Gov. Kay Ivey touted the expansion saying it was made possible “by the company’s skilled workforce in Alabama and our commitment to developing a pipeline of future aerospace workers.”
  • Read more HERE.


  • Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies.
  • The signing Monday came as the U.S. Congress is poised to unleash billions more to fight the war against Russia — with Democrats preparing $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid, larger than the $33 billion package Biden has requested.
  • It all serves as a rejoinder to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has seized on Victory in Europe Day — the anniversary of Germany’s unconditional surrender in 1945 and Russia’s biggest patriotic holiday — to rally his people behind the invasion.
  • “This aid has been critical to Ukraine’s success on the battlefield,” Biden said in a statement.
  • Full story HERE.



  • Ray Scott, a consummate promoter who helped launch professional bass angling and became a fishing buddy to presidents while popularizing the conservation practice of catching and releasing fish, has died, a longtime aide said Monday.
  • Scott died of natural causes late Sunday at a rehabilitation center near Montgomery, said Jim Kientz, who worked for Scott for more than two decades. He was 88.
  • A member of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, Scott founded the first professional bass fishing tournament in the late 1960s.
  • Read more from Jay Reeves HERE.




ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Britt surges, Durant slips in latest Senate poll


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Fugitive inmate captured after manhunt, ex-jail officer dead


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Airbus expansion to add 1,000 jobs in Mobile


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – ‘Ultimate showman’ of bass fishing, Ray Scott, dead at 88


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Four Republicans vie for secretary of state


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Poole: Alabama on ‘sound footing’ moving forward with prison plan


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Boswell: state is ‘excited’ to have two more mental health crisis centers coming online


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – US markets point to sharp declines following global sell-off


ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – White House says internet providers to discount fee for poor


AL.COM – Alabama puberty blocker ban leaves trans youth, families with questions


AL.COM – 1,000 new jobs: Airbus confirms third assembly line for Mobile


AL.COM – Yearlong strike cost Warrior Met Coal nearly $10 million in first quarter


AL.COM – UAB, Children’s hospitals to halt youth transgender care as new law takes effect


AL.COM – ‘I feel diluted’: Single-mother fleeing war in Ukraine trying to get to Alabama


AL.COM – Baby formula shortage gets worse: Outages 40% in some places


AL.COM – Free high-speed internet now available from 20 companies: Who is eligible?


AL.COM – Columnist Dana Hall McCain: Love them both


AL.COM – Columnist Roy Johnson: Look at what we’ve done: Alabama doc ‘very tempted to break (transgender medical ban) law’


Montgomery Advertiser – Escaped inmate Casey White captured, jailer Vicky White dead after U.S. Marshal chase in Indiana


Montgomery Advertiser – What we know about escaped inmate, corrections officer from Lauderdale County captured


Montgomery Advertiser – Montgomery police respond to fatal shooting on Eastern Blvd.


Decatur Daily – Resident pushing city for tree protection ordinance


WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham – Project moving forward to replace old Carraway hospital


WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham – Youth transgender treatment ban in Alabama now in effect


WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham – 5 people injured in Tuscaloosa shooting


Tuscaloosa News – Escaped inmate Casey White captured, jailer Vicky White dead after U.S. Marshal chase in Indiana


Tuscaloosa News – What we know about escaped inmate, corrections officer from Lauderdale County captured


Tuscaloosa News – ‘He’s our miracle’: Southside man comes home after 269 days in hospital with COVID-19


YellowHammer News – 15-year-old media personality Brilyn Hollyhand receives John Lewis Youth Leadership Award


YellowHammer News – Secretary of State candidate Wes Allen: ‘I do not believe in election month — I believe in Election Day’


YellowHammer News – AL-5 hopeful Paul Sanford lands Alabama Republican Assembly endorsement — ‘Voters want an honest and hard working fighter’


Gadsden Times – Inaugural Community Spring Festival is May 14 at NE Etowah Community Center


Gadsden Times – Escaped inmate Casey White captured, jailer Vicky White dead after U.S. Marshal chase in Indiana


Gadsden Times – What we know about escaped inmate, corrections officer from Lauderdale County captured


Dothan Eagle – Unionist party refuses to form new N Ireland government


Dothan Eagle – Hong Kong leader says China patriots now firmly in charge


Dothan Eagle – Biden announces program offering discounted internet service


Opelika-Auburn News – Russia pounds Ukraine’s vital port of Odesa, Mariupol plant


Opelika-Auburn News – Shanghai re-tightens on COVID, frustrating trapped residents


Opelika-Auburn News – Germany saw more politically motivated crimes in 2021


WSFA Montgomery – Manhunt Ends: Vicky White dead, Casey White in custody after police chase in Indiana


WSFA Montgomery – Ex-Montgomery officer turns self-in to serve manslaughter sentence


WSFA Montgomery – 5 people injured in Tuscaloosa shooting


WAFF Huntsville – U.S. Marshals identify second vehicle in hunt for Vicky and Casey White


WAFF Huntsville – Search for missing inmate, former corrections officer ends in Indiana


WAFF Huntsville – Preventative COVID-19 treatment available in Tennessee Valley


WKRG Mobile – With pomp but no queen, UK govt sets out the year’s agenda


WKRG Mobile – Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week


WKRG Mobile – Biden signs Ukraine bill, seeks $40B aid, in Putin rejoinder


WTVY Dothan – Manhunt Ends: Vicky White dead, Casey White in custody after police chase in Indiana


WTVY Dothan – U.S. Marshals identify second vehicle in hunt for Vicky and Casey White


WTVY Dothan – Vandals destroy Alfred Saliba Family Service Center


WASHINGTON POST – Missiles strike Odessa; U.S. lawmakers to debate $40B Ukraine aid bill


WASHINGTON POST – Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act into law, expediting military aid


WASHINGTON POST – Russian TV, online platforms hacked with antiwar message on Victory Day


NEW YORK TIMES – Live Updates: Missiles Hit Odesa in Ukraine’s South as Russia Seeks Gains in East


NEW YORK TIMES – Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, U.S. Defense Officials Say


NEW YORK TIMES – For Tens of Millions of Americans, the Good Times Are Right Now


WALL STREET JOURNAL – Stock Futures Gain After Selloff Sends Indexes to 2022 Lows


WALL STREET JOURNAL – Elon Musk Says His Twitter Plans Align With EU’s New Social-Media Rules


WALL STREET JOURNAL – Caterpillar Works to Turn Old Engines Into New Profits







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