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Birmingham considers allowing medical cannabis dispensaries; Aims to promote health care, inclusivity

The Birmingham City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

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Controversial call part of Samford's Southern Conference win over Furman

Southern Conference reprimands the on-the-field officials after a call in Samford's win over Furman on Saturday.

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UAB's Devodric Bynum has added motivation in Saturday's Children's Harbor Homecoming game

UAB's Devodric Bynum has some special reasons to be motivated in Saturday's Children's Harbor Homecoming game.

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UAB's Bryant Vincent talks penalties and overcoming adversity during his radio show on Monday night

UAB head coach Bryant Vincent details some frustrations in the loss at Rice

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'Surreal' moment for Troy quarterback Jarret Doege features win over his former teammates

Veteran quarterback Jarret Doege came off the bench on Saturday to help his team overcome Western Kentucky.

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UAB Athletics Hall of Fame induction class for 2022 includes current basketball head coach Andy Kennedy

The UAB Hall of Fame Class of 2022 consists of Andy Kennedy, Fran Braasch, Derrick Ingram, Ryan Keedy and Alan Kaufman.

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Nick Saban says no update on Bryce Young; Warns players to avoid social media 'rat poison'

With an injured quarterback’s game status up in the air, and an upcoming game as a heavy favorite against the team that beat Alabama last year, the ingredients for a classic Nick Saban press conference rant were all there on Monday.

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Auburn edge Eku Leota 'likely out' for season with pectoral injury

The Auburn defense has been dealt a serious blow following the LSU game, as Bryan Harsin confirmed that Eku Leota suffered a pectoral injury and will have surgery on Tuesday. 

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Former chief deputy in Randolph County on probation following 40 ethics charges

A former Randolph County Chief Deputy was sentenced to probation after a plea agreement was reached concerning multiple ethics charges.

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Dothan approves short-term rental regulations

Dothan City Commissioners unanimously approved a trio of ordinances on Tuesday regulating short-term rental properties commonly listed on sites like Airbnb.

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Former Citronelle police chief indicted for using excessive force, misleading investigators

Former Citronelle Police Department Chief John Tyler Norris was recently indicted by a grand jury in the Southern District of Alabama for allegedly using excessive force and lying to investigators.

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Alabama prison homicides still amongst highest in the nation

Alabama inmates are all but back to work after a week-long protest of prison conditions that saw hundreds of inmates refuse to do their assigned work.

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Gadsden man arrested in multi-million dollar health care fraud conspiracy connected to Huntsville business

Two men from north Alabama are facing federal charges related to medical kickback and health care fraud conspiracies.

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Catholic pro-life prayer initiative seeks closure of Birmingham’s Planned Parenthood mega facility

Pro-life Catholic organization American Life League’s (ALL) Marian Blue Wave prayer initiative will be leading prayer for the closure of a 10,000-square-foot Planned Parenthood facility throughout October. 

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Madison County DA office blames COVID for delay in charges in fatal crash; Driver arrested on multiple charges

A fatal crash on Nov. 27, 2021, claimed two lives and injured five others in Huntsville. However, nearly a year later no one has been arrested or charged and the family of the victims says they are tired of excuses.

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Tuberville’s ‘Families of the Fallen’ bill expected to be signed into law soon

A bill by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) that would increase the maximum life insurance benefit for military families by $100,000 is expected to be signed into law this week.

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Pete Riehm seeks to flip long-time Democrat Senate District 33 to GOP

Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Pete Riehm, a fixture on the Mobile talk radio airwaves and 2012 congressional candidate, has some saying SD33 is one to watch in a state with very few competitive general election races.

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Barry Moore aide indicted for insurance fraud, placed on administrative leave

A congressional aide at the Dothan office of U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) was placed on administrative leave after she was jailed Monday on charges of insurance fraud, according to reports.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Junior's lesson about bravery and true love

We met a man named Junior. And we learned about bravery and true love. 

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1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor talks gambling on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss gambling in Arkansas, with which Caleb is familiar, and gambling/"games of skill" legislation that may be introduced in the 2023 Alabama regular legislative session.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks school choice on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss school choice and the puzzling pride that school administrators have, wanting control over homeschool and religious school students when state test scores are at or near the worst of all the states.