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Steve Nodine Alabama News
'It was like the ogre and the princess': Steve Nodine reacts to Oxygen special featuring death of Angel Downs

Following an Oxygen Network special on the death of Angel Downs in Gulf Shores back in 2010, the man who stood trial for murder in connection to the case is speaking out, along with a juror that said she believed the high-profile defendant was innocent all along.

ALDI Regional Headquarters celebrated grand opening. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
ALDI Regional Headquarters opens facility in south Alabama to serve four states

Tuesday was a big day for the city of Loxley and Baldwin County. The ALDI Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center celebrated its grand opening.

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Ashville High School guidance counselor arrested for sex acts with student

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a school guidance counselor Monday in connection to an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Still no answers on 'big boom' in south Alabama

No agencies have claimed responsibility for a big boom heard Friday across the coast of Alabama.

Oxygen show revisits the saga of former Mobile Co. Commissioner Steve Nodine and the death of Angel Downs

Nearly 13 years after the high-profile death of 45-year-old realtor Angel Downs in Gulf Shores, the true crime show “Accident, Suicide or Murder” on Oxygen featured her story.

Top-ranking two-year college Marion Military Institute makes lifelong impact on graduates and the world

Truth, Honor, Service. That’s the motto for Alabama’s unique and prized Marion Military Institute (MMI). The two-year college has been in operation since the mid-19th century and has produced some of the most elite in the United States armed services. However, MMI offers much more than a step in the door to the military.

Pizza Grace Alabama News
Alabama culinary scene gains three nominations for 2023 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists and two Alabama restaurants and one Alabama chef are in the running.

Hidden Lakes at Bon Secour subdivision Alabama News
Hundreds hear and feel 'big boom and shake' in south Alabama

An unusual boom was felt and heard just after 11 a.m. Friday in south Alabama. Meteorologists, first responders and news media received hundreds of calls about the boom and shake from a widespread area.

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City of Foley selected to host police K9 competition; National Champion to be selected

A national police dog competition is coming to south Alabama in September and officers and their K9s around the U.S. are preparing for the big event.

Baldwin County Sheriffs Office Alabama News
Baldwin County deputies rescue teen with serious injuries from 'human trafficking operation'

A traffic stop in Baldwin County led to a horrifying discovery for deputies. Now, two people are facing charges in connection to what investigators believe was a human trafficking operation.

Farm fresh eggs for sale Alabama News
'Our food chain is broken': Foley farmer believes drastic increase in egg prices is a hoax, and she's not alone

Egg prices continue to soar after a record price jump in 2022. Industry leaders have blamed avian influenza and feed prices as reasons to drastically increase prices.

Blount County Sheriff's Office. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Blount County Sheriff's Office asks for prayers and support after 'catastrophic day'

The Blount County Sheriff is asking for prayers after what he called a catastrophic day for the sheriff's office Tuesday.

Foley Police Department Alabama News
Woman arrested in Foley after incident involving pepper spray and K9 search

A Foley woman is facing a felony charge after police say she tracked down a man she met at a store, sprayed him with pepper spray and fled into the woods.

Mike Reynolds Alabama News
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chief of Police laid to rest after sudden and unexpected death

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chief of Police was laid to rest Tuesday.

American Airlines planes Alabama News
NTSB preliminary report offers details in deadly Montgomery Regional Airport incident

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) detailed an incident that claimed the life of a Montgomery Regional Airport employee on New Year’s Eve.

State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) Alabama News
State Rep. DuBose: School choice to be hot topic in 2023 legislative session; State in 'good position' for change

This week is National School Choice Week, and some Alabama officials are highlighting the need for expanding educational options for all students.

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Another round of storms could produce strong tornadoes in Alabama Tuesday into Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will be heading into Alabama late Tuesday evening and is expected to continue impacting the area into early Wednesday.

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Baldwin County deputies train on mental health after Alabama law concerning crisis centers goes into effect

Years of work and legislation to support law enforcement dealing with the mental health crisis in Alabama are paying off statewide.

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After 14 years of planning, Alabama National Guard opens new Foley multi-use facility

The Alabama National Guard broke ground Monday on a new, multi-use facility in Foley.

Andrew Clarke Alabama News
Dothan television meteorologist arrested on stalking charge over the weekend

When he was forecasting storms over the weekend, a south Alabama meteorologist may have been unaware of a storm brewing in his personal life.

Doctor Alabama News
10 things lawmakers can do post-COVID to improve the lives and safety of Alabamians

Dr. Stewart Tankersley believes Concerned Doctors has identified 10 things that need to change in Alabama and lawmakers are the only ones with the power over policy to make the changes happen.

Fairhope permitless carry meeting Alabama News
Law enforcement officials gather in Fairhope to explain constitutional carry and answer questions

The Fairhope Police Department hosted a town hall event Thursday to explain the state’s constitutional carry law and answer questions from citizens.

Lake Wedowee by Wendell Huddleston Alabama News
Alabama Bass Trail begins 2023 tournament this weekend on Lake Wedowee

When the sun is just starting to climb up over the treetops this weekend, anglers in small town Alabama will be ready to wet some hooks.

Maddox Alabama News
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox identifies problem with increased homicides, hopes for change with bars that hold restaurant licensing

The Tuscaloosa County’s Violent Crimes Unit has already investigated five homicides in 2023. That reality has Mayor Walt Maddox concerned, considering the majority of those happened within the city. Typically, Tuscaloosa only has around 20 homicides a year.

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Ivey proclaims state of emergency for St. Clair County landfill fire

After weeks of suffering from smoke from an underground landfill fire in Moody, residents in surrounding areas are hoping for relief from the state after Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed a state of emergency.

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Navy pilots safe after crash in Baldwin County

A Navy T-6 aircraft went down Tuesday in Baldwin County. The two pilots were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

LANDFILL FIRE 3 Alabama News
Class-action lawsuit filed against owners of St. Clair County landfill as underground fire continues to burn

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Landfill, Inc., in St. Clair County, where an underground fire has been burning since December.

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