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JUST IN: Man wanted in connection to shooting of 2 deputies captured

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday morning that the man wanted in connection to the shooting of two Bibb County Deputies has been captured.

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing in Huntsville to hold a community appreciation event today

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA has already created and will continue to create thousands of direct advanced manufacturing jobs as well as supplier jobs in north Alabama. These are sought-after careers that will provide wages Alabamians can live on with global companies that consistently invest in their workforce and communities. Toyota and Mazda’s monumental presence in Alabama highlights how our state leads the nation in the automotive manufacturing industry,” Nicole Jones said.

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Zeigler says shooter of Bibb County deputies should not have been out of prison

“This inmate was not appropriate for work release then, and he was not supposed to be out of prison now,” Zeigler said of Austin Patrick Hall. Hall is the subject of a manhunt for allegedly shooting two Bibb County Sheriff's Deputies. Hall is considered armed and dangerous.

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U.S. Rep. Moore joins effort calling on USDA to rescind directive tying school lunches to Biden transgender agenda

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined 13 Republican House colleagues in a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for the USDA to rescind the policy.

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Alabama man accused of stealing ambulance to escape custody arrested in Arizona

Arizona Marshalls have confirmed the arrest of an Alabama man who overpowered a deputy and stole an ambulance on June 22.

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Auburn University providing new accelerated degree to help fill state-funded Pre-K classrooms

A new online accelerated degree program for Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will begin this fall and is intended to produce teachers for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program.

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BREAKING: Two deputies shot, Blue Alert issued

ALEA has issued a Blue Alert to notify the public of Austin Patrick Hall. They have deemed the safety risk “extreme.”

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Republican lawmakers say Biden's economic policies making inflation worse

“I was in Alabama all last weekend going around to restaurants and grocery stores. Inflation's out of control,” Tuberville claimed. “It's been growing for the last two years ever since he [Biden] took office,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville.

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Guest Editorial: PRO Act would put Alabama jobs in the crosshairs

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is one of those. The PRO Act would cause sweeping economic consequences across the United States by repealing right-to-work laws in 27 states, including Alabama. Workers in our state would no longer have the choice of whether or not to join unions and could be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

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Justin Bogie: Offering relief to citizens is not a 'gimmick'

Last week President Joe Biden called on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for three months. What was Governor Kay Ivey’s response? She called it a “gimmick, plain and simple.”

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Amie Beth Shaver: Let's start with the truth

The worst thing about abortion? It’s not just that 60 million lives have been lost. It’s also the wretched lies that we’ve believed.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: A love of self, a love of state

Despite politically charged calls for packing the court, I don’t believe we’re witnessing a Constitutional crisis at all; recent SCOTUS rulings actually assert that our system works when judicial activism is left idling in the minority. That will work for people on both sides of the aisle if we have patience to let it. However, I do believe that what we’re witnessing is a crisis of a love of self and a love of statism.

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Ray Melick talks Democrat interest in issues that don't seem to resonate with the average voter on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss Democrat interest in issues that don't seem to resonate with the average voter, the potential Democrat generational loss of the political center and the strange circumstances in the primary election runoff challenges.

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Ray Melick: Supreme Court returns the debate to the democratic process, where it always belonged

For those Republicans or Conservative who had trouble voting for Donald Trump in 2016, but did because they hoped his biggest contribution would be on the Supreme Court … This last week has been for you.

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Matt Clark: Coach Kennedy and a bigger win for religious freedom

The Supreme Court has been on fire with fantastic decisions over the last week! In addition to my regular Friday column that addressed the gun-rights case, it was my honor to write another column on Friday discussing the Supreme Court’s greatest decision that came out that morning, in which the Court finally overruled Roe v. Wade! Now I’m usually not a fan of Mondays, but this Monday was an exception as the Supreme Court came out with another watershed decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.

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U.S. Rep. Moore joins effort calling on USDA to rescind directive tying school lunches to Biden transgender agenda

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) joined 13 Republican House colleagues in a letter sent to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for the USDA to rescind the policy.

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ALGOP grants Hovey motion for rehearing of Senate District 27 contest

The Alabama Republican Party has granted a motion for a rehearing of Saturday's election contest in State Senate District 27. The motion was granted based on new evidence from ALEA about a disputed ballot. The committee on Saturday declared the race between Sen. Tom Whatley and Jay Hovey a tie. Hovey won the race by one vote, according to election results certified by local election officials.

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Republican lawmakers say Biden's economic policies making inflation worse

“I was in Alabama all last weekend going around to restaurants and grocery stores. Inflation's out of control,” Tuberville claimed. “It's been growing for the last two years ever since he [Biden] took office,” said Sen. Tommy Tuberville.

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State Rep. Collins calls for state to be more proactive in adoption process in wake of abortion ban

State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the chief sponsor of the 2019 Human Life Protection Act, suggests the state improve upon its existing adoption resources and protocol.

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Pete Buttigieg to visit Birmingham Thursday

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be in Birmingham on Thursday hosted by Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

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House Armed Services Committee passes National Defense Authorization Act

"This is the first step in the process – the House and Congress have a number of issues to address as we move forward. The Committee was able to blunt the impacts of inflation on the military, accelerated the recapitalization of our nuclear triad, and invest in capabilities and platforms to deter and, if necessary, defeat China and other enemies," said Congressman Mike Rogers

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State Sen. Albritton predicts recession coming, says state better prepared now than in 2010

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), the Alabama Senate General Fund Budget Committee chairman, insists a recession is inevitable.

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Miss Alabama competition underway

The Miss Alabama competition is underway with the crowning scheduled for Saturday night,

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Alabama Snake Removers strive to educate, assist the public.

Whether found in the forests of Alabama or the halls of Washington D.C, people seem to have a natural aversion to snakes.

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Randy Tatano: Priscilla Presley rocks!

 About 10 years ago I was one of the producers of a television segment on Elvis, which would feature an interview with his ex-wife, Priscilla, who was returning to Graceland on the anniversary of his passing. While I didn’t know everything about Elvis, I was very familiar with Priscilla from her days on the TV show Dallas.