Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, August 13, 2022

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What does a $1 million home look like in Alabama?

From Huntsville to Gulf Shores, we are looking at 7, $1 million homes in Alabama.

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South Alabama man facing 8 charges after improper lane change leads to narcotics bust

The Flomaton Police Department announced the arrest of a man on multiple drug charges after an officer said he pulled him over because of an improper lane change.

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Alabama voter maintenance system has ties to Democratic operatives, study finds

A new study about a voter roll maintenance company that works with the state of Alabama shows cause for concern over possible political influence.

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Real estate scene changing rapidly in Alabama: Pros and cons for buyers and sellers

The housing market is changing quickly and realtors in Alabama are seeing a difference.

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'Casino Night' in Hoover to benefit Alabama Veteran Saturday

Alabama Veteran, a nonprofit that strives to connect Alabama veterans and help them transition to civilian life, is hosting a large annual fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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Borden Dairy closing Alabama plant and distribution branches

Borden Dairy announced the closure of two production facilities and one of them is in Alabama.

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SHERIFF: Man who pointed flare gun with modified 12 gauge shotgun shell at deputy killed during pursuit

The Lawrence County Sheriff is standing by his deputy after deadly shooting during vehicle pursuit.

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2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Alabama ranks 46th for child well-being

There is good news and bad news from the latest Annie. E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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From Top Gun to Sanders Aviation, ‘as good as they are, they still have something to learn’
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Retired Alabama teacher offers advice to parents of elementary-aged children this school year

Over the past two years, schools, and especially students, have faced many challenges including schedule changes and online learning woes. But as the 2022 school year gets underway, there are things parents of elementary-aged children can do to make sure their children succeed this year.

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VIDEO: Woman arrested after dropping dollar bill with fentanyl outside of Alabama police department

The Orange Beach Police Department made an arrest after a woman dropped a dollar bill filled with fentanyl in front of the police department.

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Shocking phenomenon: Alabama man struck multiple times by lightning in his lifetime, then gravesite also destroyed by lightning

William Yeldell Cosper was struck by lightning at least five times. However, two of those times were after death.

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Federal lawsuit claims UAB did nothing after UAB student reported rape by football player at Blazer Hall

A state lawsuit against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been moved to federal court after a student claimed she was raped by a football player and the school didn’t do enough to help.

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Alabama deputy provides cover for woman and her children after home break-in and shooting

The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after tense moments at a home on Thursday, July 28.

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Property owners who rent on Dauphin Island oppose changes to zoning ordinance: ‘Complete government overreach’

A plan to add a Short-Term Vacation Rental Overlay District (STVROD) to Dauphin Island is getting pushback from some property owners who say the plan would take away their rights as property owners.

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Kidnapping victim located in Montgomery, suspect in custody

CrimeStoppers of Central Alabama confirmed a kidnapping suspect out of Montgomery was captured Tuesday after a search for him and the unidentified victim.

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2 teens killed in Cullman County crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two teens in Cullman County.

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Dauphin Island developing zoning changes that could outlaw vacation rentals in certain areas

The Sunset Capital of Alabama is revising its Zoning Ordinance and has released a draft for public review. The changes could mean fewer short-term rental properties on Dauphin Island.

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ACT recognizes Alabama with award for student preparedness despite low average scores

The Alabama State Department of Education is celebrating after winning an award from ACT. The first-ever State College and Career Champion Award was presented by Janet Godwin, the CEO of ACT.

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Libertarian Party nominee Jimmy Blake to step down from Jefferson County GOP post to focus on gubernatorial bid

Dr. James “Jimmy” Blake is the Libertarian Party of Alabama nominee for Governor of the State of Alabama. He was also elected by Republican voters on May 24 to serve on the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.

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Ukrainian church with Alabama ties awakened by rockets

The congregation of a Ukrainian church that has been assisted by the people of Alabama was awoken Thursday morning by the sound of rockets and an air alarm, warning the country was under the threat of an attack.

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Man who murdered ex-girlfriend in 1994 set to die by lethal injection tonight

An Alabama death row inmate is scheduled to be put to death Thursday night. Joe Nathan James Jr., who was convicted of a 1994 murder, is set to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m.

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No one hurt when plane 'hard lands' into Smith Lake

A small plane made a "hard landing" into Smith Lake on Saturday, July 23.

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Man shot while in vehicle with young daughter in Bessemer; Salvation Army reacts

The Salvation Army is reacting after a man was shot and killed in front of its Corps in Bessemer Sunday.

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Ivey says ADPH idea of 'normalizing masking' not in her vocabulary despite previously issued mandates

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is sticking to her campaign guns and going against what the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is pushing concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

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API working to inform parents of school board members’ stances on hot-button issues

After months of gathering information to contact school board members across the state, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) has released an online survey asking their opinions on issues such as CRT, SEL, school choice, equity, and demographics.

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Biden has COVID but not cancer, White House says

The White House announced Thursday that the president tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing "very mild symptoms." The announcement came a day after Biden misspoke while at a former coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts and had some people thinking he was in a battle for his life.

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