Top Headlines: Wells Fargo’s Birmingham move, Proposed plastic bag ban

Birmingham’s tallest building getting new name as Wells Fargo to move
Wells Fargo will move out of its current downtown Birmingham location on 20th Street this year, and will remove its name from the city’s tallest building by December. The bank today announced it will relocate to 1901 6th Ave. N. in Harbert Plaza, less than a block away from the 20th Street location. The existing drive-through motor bank at 401 19th St. N. will continue. –

Opinion: Plenty of misrepresentation as lottery bills unveiled
Del Marsh and Greg Albritton seem to have a serious problem with the truth. Basically, the two Republican senators don’t know what it is. In the ongoing debate over bills that would allow Alabamians to vote on lottery games, Marsh and Albritton have told some real doozies in their efforts to push through a bill that would sell out Alabama citizens in favor of aiding the Poarch Creek Indians. – Alabama Political Reporter

Video appears to show SpaceX’s new spaceship for NASA exploding 
A test of the emergency escape system for SpaceX’s new spacecraft designed to carry NASA astronauts into orbit went awry on Saturday, and an unverified video making the rounds on Twitter claims to show just how bad the anomaly was. On Saturday afternoon, SpaceX attempted a static-fire test of the emergency abort system on its new Crew Dragon space capsule, which is intended for use by NASA’s Commercial Crew program to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Saturday’s test, however, did not go as planned. – Business Insider

Birmingham councilor proposes banning plastic bags
Birmingham city councilor Darrell O’Quinn plans to present a plastic bag ban ordinance to the city council on Tuesday. The ordinance would require Birmingham retailers to either provide reusable containers or to provide containers that are made of recyclable paper or compostable plastic rather than plastic bags. –

New contract issued for Talladega federal prison health care
One company is now the health care contractor for all 3,400 inmates housed in Alabama’s federal prisons. Indiana-based Seven Corners Inc. has been named as the comprehensive medical services contractor for the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega. Its five-year contract with the prison begins May 1. Talladega houses about 1,100 male inmates and is one of three federal prisons in Alabama, including the Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery and the Aliceville penitentiary. –

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Marshall granted restraining order in state’s first civil human-trafficking case
Attorney General Steve Marshall has been granted a temporary restraining order against a chain of North Alabama massage businesses. He said the businesses have actually been operating a human-trafficking enterprise. This is the state’s first civil human-trafficking case under the new civil enforcement provision to Alabama’s human-trafficking law. For now, TY Green’s Massage Therapy Inc., which encompasses four businesses, is restrained from doing business in Alabama. – Alabama Political Reporter

Pediatric care company names new CEO, completes funding round
Birmingham’s Urgent Care for Children has wrapped up a “multi-million dollar round” of funding and named a new CEO. The physician-owned pediatric urgent care provider has completed Series A financing from McKinney Capital and Timberline Holdings. The company has also appointed J. Bannon Thorpe, a former Regions Financial vice president, as CEO. –

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