East Alabama headlines for Tuesday, July 13th

Runoff Elections

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Lee County voters head to the polls for runoff elections. Judge Bill English expects a low voter turnout. Polls open at 7 a.m. central and close at 7 p.m. central.

Lee County voters will help decided the Republican runoff for governor. Dr. Robert Bentley and Bradley Byrne are hoping to be on the Republican ballot in November.

Voters will also decide a handful of other state races and two Lee County judgeships. Circuit Court Judge Place 2 features a runoff between Chris Huges and James Thrash. Family Court Judge is on the ballot as well, with a runoff between Margaret Mayfield and Mike Fellows.

Alabama House Representative Billy Beasley and Johnny Ford are battling it out for the Democratic nomination for State Senate District 28.

News Leader 9 will have live coverage Tuesday night of the Alabama runoffs.Look for up-to-the-minute results on News Leader 9 and on WTVM.com.

Also, don't forget to follow our Alabama Politics Blog, and check out updates on Twitter.

Air Conditioning Units Stolen

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - Sheriff's deputies say thieves are targeting air conditioning units across Lee County. 10 units were stolen Monday from an apartment complex in Smiths Station. The units are valued at more than $4,000. 

News Leader 9 will speak with Sheriff Jay Jones about the thefts, tonight.