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Carnival halting operations in Mobile for nearly one year

As part of its restarting plan, Carnival Cruise Line announced it will suspend cruises out of Mobile, Ala. for nearly a year. Cruises...

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'I’m about to drop dead from all this trauma': People come forward with complaints on Brookside PD

The Jefferson County Sheriff and a state representative held a town hall discussion after controversy over the Brookside Police Department....

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HOOVER POLICE: Pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles may have been in roadway for hours

The Hoover Police Department was investigating a fatal accident on Interstate 459 Tuesday afternoon. Cpt. Keith Czeskleba confirmed...

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Fighting the odds at Lovelady Center: Alabama woman's inspiring story headed to the big screen

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. Sometimes our entire life is a curveball. Sometimes that curveball hits us so hard in the face...

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Birmingham Police Chief resigns

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith has resigned after nearly four years with the department. Smith made the decision to focus on...

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Husband of former Miss America contestant killed in front of toddler son in Montgomery

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a man that friends say was evangelizing in a Montgomery neighborhood...

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Alabama executes man who murdered good Samaritan in 1996

The state of Alabama carried out the execution of a man at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility late Thursday night.   Matthew...

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Senate candidate Mike Durant signs Term Limits pledge

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant signed a U.S. Term Limits Pledge on Wednesday, Jan. 26. In the document, the republican candidate...

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Alabama Kombucha brewer product wins national award for being ‘good, clean and fair’

The first commercial kombucha brewer in Birmingham recently won a national award for one of its products. Better Kombucha, which brews...

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Winter Weather Advisory for coastal areas of Alabama

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory in Mobile. Areas in Baldwin, Escambia, and Mobile counties are...

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War Tide: Tuberville responds to Saban's political involvement

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R) responded to University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s involvement in politics. Tuberville,...

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Erica Thomas: Time for Alabama to channel a little "Towanda"

The 1991 film, “Fried Green Tomatoes” is as southern as it gets. A story from the early 1900s, taking place in a small Alabama town....

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Mayor and Alabama PSC candidate arrested on domestic violence charge

Tallassee Mayor and Alabama Public Service Commission Place One candidate John “Johnny” Hammock, was arrested while on a beach trip...

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Jay Barker charged with assault after incident involving vehicle & wife, Sara Evans

According to reports, former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker was arrested after an incident early Saturday morning in Nashville. Barker...

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Snow accumulation possible for northern region this weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a storm system that will move across the deep south over the weekend. A Winter Storm...

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15 & Focused: East Alabama teen takes political commentary to next level

In less than a year, a Calhoun County teen has made waves in the political world. As a conservative political commentator, Caroline...

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Rep. Mo Brooks introduces bill to ‘protect citizens against invaders’

Amid a border crisis in the U.S., Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced a new bill that would give more control to state and local...

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‘If you’re reading this…’ Mother of Alabama soldier killed in Iraq shares letters written by son

In 2007, country artist Tim McGraw took the stage at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards and solemnly sang, for the first time,...

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Alabama politicians and Biden snubbed by Ga. politicians during voting rights push in Atlanta

President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made a stop in Atlanta on Tuesday to deliver a key speech promoting Rep....

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'I know that God has a purpose' Wheelchair-bound Miss Alabama USA contestant encouraging others

The 2022 Miss Alabama USA pageant will be held Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, in Auburn. There will be 34 contestants competing...

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Erica Thomas: Picking the queen of your double-wide trailer

Who is the queen of your double-wide trailer? Country artist Sammie Kershaw said it best: “Sometimes she runs off and I've gotta trail...

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NWS: Winter Weather Advisory for north Alabama counties

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Huntsville issued an urgent weather message for north Alabama Thursday. A Winter Weather Advisory...

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VIDEO: Alabama WWII veteran dies at 96

A 96-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama has passed away. Chief Master Sgt. E.W. Bush (ret.) took his last breath in the early...

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Springville, Ala. mayor running for governor: 'I am a free-market economist...and I smoke pot'

Springville Mayor Dave Thomas announced Tuesday night that he is putting his name in the hat for Alabama governor. Thomas made the...

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First snow of 2022 comes early in the year

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures and tornado warnings, people in Alabama experienced an early snow in 2022. Up to six...

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From Alabama to Music City: Jackson Capps

He got his first guitar when he was only eight years old and he was on stage a year later. Singing and playing at the World Famous...

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Tornado and storm damage reported across central Alabama Wednesday night

At least three tornadoes were spotted on radar Wednesday night caused damage across central Alabama. Severe storms also brought lightning...

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