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U.S. House passes bill to defund 'army' of 87,000 new IRS agents

As is its first official act following the contentious Speaker race, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Monday night with the help of Alabama's delegation to strip the IRS of new funding for 87,000 new agents.

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U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, Matt Gaetz reconcile following outburst on House floor during Speaker race

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are back on speaking terms following an outburst by Rogers Friday night during the final hours of the U.S. House Speaker race.

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Crimson Tide football legend turned cattleman John Hannah decries beef industry ‘oligarchies,’ inflation — ‘I’m going to go out of business’

John Hannah is a Crimson Tide and New England Patriot football legend. Now he raises beef cattle in Blountsville, and he said inflation could put him out of business if it continues at its current rate.

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Two north Alabama teens killed around New Year's Day in separate car crashes

Crossville City Schools as well as the surrounding communities have already experienced more than their fair share of grief in the new year after two teens were killed in separate car accidents.

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U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt: Negotiations in House Speaker race progressing — 'I do think there’s some movement taking place'

A new record was set by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday when they failed to vote in a new Speaker for the 11th time.

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Dale Strong swearing-in delayed as U.S. House fails to elect a Speaker

U.S. Rep.-elect Dale Strong will have to wait at least one more day to be sworn in as the House of Representatives continues its search for a Speaker.

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Worker killed at Montgomery Regional Airport was 'ingested into the engine,' officials say

An "industrial accident" at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) on New Year’s Eve claimed the life of one American Airlines ground crew member and shut down air traffic for several hours. 

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Police apprehend suspect in deadly New Year's Eve shooting in Mobile

A suspect linked to the deadly New Year’s Eve shooting in Mobile was apprehended by police Sunday.

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U.S. Rep. Moore blames Biden admin for ongoing inflation, high gas prices — 'We're suffering as American people'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore puts the blame for high gas prices and rising inflation on the Biden administration and its continuing infusions of cash into the economy.

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Dale Strong, Mo Brooks blast TVA for north Alabama rolling blackouts; Cite green energy push, abandonment of Bellefonte nuclear plant for shortcomings

As a cold front brought subfreezing temperatures to much of the country over the past Christmas weekend, the TVA broke from its 90-year history and, for the first time, instituted rolling blackouts and cut the power to thousands of customers, including in north Alabama, to lessen the burden of the unexpected increase in demand.

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Only 10 medical cannabis applications received as deadline looms, says Medical Cannabis director John McMillan

Thursday afternoon marks the application deadline for anyone hoping to get in on the medical cannabis business in Alabama.

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Counties in north Alabama shut down travel as snow, ice cover roadways

Following days of subzero temperatures, an afternoon wintery mix of snow and ice on Monday caused several north Alabama counties to shut down their roads due to treacherous traveling conditions.

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ADEM asks residents to stop dripping faucets after freeze as water utilities struggle to keep up with increased demand

Running a water faucet at a slow drip has been a common way home and business owners have avoided frozen pipes, but it’s now — along with major leaks and other issues — led to a dangerous decrease in water supplies across the state.

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ALGOP chair Wahl: Republican Party needs ‘fundamental shift’ — ‘We need people who are willing to stand and fight'

ALGOP chairman John Wahl said the issues with the RNC run deeper than whoever holds the chair position and there needs to be a “fundamental shift” from within the party.

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Brooks blasts Shelby over $1.7 trillion omnibus bill; Calls it 'political payback' for special interest groups

After passing through the U.S. Senate with the help of 18 Republicans, including outgoing Sen. Richard Shelby, the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he expects a similar scenario to play out thanks to the “debt junky wing of the Republican Party.”

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Blount County Circuit Judge suspended over allegations of judicial ethics violations

Blount County Circuit Judge Steven D. King has been suspended from the bench over allegations he violated the canons of judicial ethics.

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Madison City Council votes against medical marijuana dispensaries — 'If you want it, you can drive to Huntsville'

Unlike neighboring cities, the Madison City Council voted down an ordinance on Monday that would have allowed medical cannabis dispensaries to operate within its city limits.

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State Superintendent Eric Mackey recommends schools ban TikTok

State Superintendent Eric Mackey issued a recommendation last week that schools fall in line with Gov. Kay Ivey’s mandate to ban TikTok from state devices and block access on campus.

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'I was well within my rights to do what I did' — Brooks dodges ethics referral by Jan. 6 committee; Says Trump criminal charge recommendations 'not surprising'

Though it carries no legal weight, the select committee voted to recommend charging Trump on four counts. Outgoing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he was surprised he didn’t get a referral, but he thinks he avoided it since he agreed to meet with the committee on one condition.

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State Rep. Ed Oliver predicts 'divisive concepts' bill will 'pass easily' next session

When the new Alabama legislative session begins next year, State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) is looking to tackle the issue of “divisive concepts,” like critical race theory, being taught in schools.

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Auburn bans TikTok from university devices, WiFi

Days after Gov. Kay Ivey issued a memo banning the use of TikTok from government devices, Auburn University announced its plans to prohibit the app as well.

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Huntsville amends zoning ordinance to keep medical cannabis dispensaries inside city's medical district

On Thursday, the Huntsville City Council voted to keep any future medical marijuana dispensary within the city’s medical district.

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Fmr Ethics Commission member Stewart Tankersley on McCutcheon ties to QBR: 'It smells odd'

Former Alabama Ethics Commission member Dr. Stewart Tankersley said he was “amazed” when he read the details of McCutcheon's involvement with QBR.

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Marshall County approves 1-cent sale tax increase

The decision came after weeks of negotiations between Marshall County Schools officials and the mayors of Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville and Arab to devise an alternative plan.

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False active shooter reports send multiple north Alabama schools into lockdown

Multiple schools in north Alabama went on high alert Tuesday morning after receiving phone calls about a potential active shooter situation.

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Gov. Ivey issues memo banning TikTok from all state devices

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a memo Monday to all state agencies announcing the banning of TikTok from government devices due to concerns over the app's links to China. 

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Huntsville Fire and Rescue marks 200 years of service

Huntsville Fire and Rescue (HFR) turns 200 years old today, and it’s celebrating the occasion by expanding its workforce.

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