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Plant Barry coal ash pond Alabama News
Alabama Power to recycle 700,000 tons of coal ash at the Barry Steam Plant for company to make 'green cement'

Alabama Power has entered into an agreement with an environmental company to have coal ash removed and recycled from Plant Barry in Mobile.

PCI Alabama News
Poarch Band of Creek Indians launches joint effort to end opioid crisis in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is partnering with the Helios Alliance to end the opioid crisis in Alabama.

Holman prison Alabama News
Alabama executes convicted murderer Kenneth Eugene Smith; First death by nitrogen hypoxia in the U.S.

The state of Alabama is the first state to put an inmate to death by nitrogen hypoxia.

O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center UAB Alabama News
Cancer patients in Mobile and Baldwin Counties to receive comprehensive care following UAB partnership

After years of discussions, meetings and organizing, the UAB Health System and Infirmary Health have entered into an official relationship to bring comprehensive cancer services to southern Alabama.

Moore and Carl Alabama News
Fireworks at AL-1 debate: 'I had a mental shutdown' — Debate ends with Moore taking high road, Carl 'blowing a gasket'

The two Republican candidates vying for Alabama’s new first congressional district faced off Wednesday in a debate at the Daphne Civic Center.

Kids to love baby Box 2 Alabama News
First baby placed in Alabama baby box just 12 days after installation

A baby girl was surrendered Monday to a newly installed baby box in Madison.

Alabama political news elderly Alabama News
Lawmakers host Baldwin County fraud summit to warn elderly of rampant scams

Three Baldwin County lawmakers came together Tuesday to warn citizens about scams targeting the elderly and veterans in the community.

Alabama political news jobs Alabama News
‘There is no work ethic like a veteran’s work ethic’: Job expo planned for Baldwin County veterans

Veterans in Baldwin County are invited to come out to the John F. Rhodes Civic Center in Bay Minette Friday for a job expo.

Danny Contreras Alabama News
Baldwin County deputy went for 'joyride' on city UTV after leaving bar, police say

Pensacola Police released details in the arrest of an off-duty Baldwin County deputy.

Sennett family Alabama News
'Alabama’s judicial system sucks': Son of murder victim wants justice to be served

The State of Alabama is preparing to execute Kenneth Eugene Smith on Thursday. If successful, it will be the first death by nitrogen hypoxia in the United States.

Alabama political news Pensacola Police Alabama News
Baldwin County deputy arrested for grand theft auto in Pensacola

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office released few details in the arrest of one of its own.

Prison Alabama News
Bureau of Pardons & Paroles' Cam Ward: Mandatory release had nothing to do with attempted rape of woman in Foley

The attempted rape of a woman in Foley has the attention of lawmakers after city officials released a statement over the weekend blaming the state’s early release program on the incident.

Abney Brothers Alabama News
Foley attempted rape suspect, brother part of early release program back behind bars

Foley city officials say the early release program to relieve overcrowded prisons in Alabama could have cost one young lady her life after a horrifying incident in a city park last week.

War Eagle Supper Club bus Alabama News
The War Eagle Supper Club 'shot bus': Where is it now?

The War Eagle Supper Club was a staple in Auburn for decades. Generations of Auburn University students gathered at the popular night spot for over 70 years to make memories that for some, would last a lifetime, and for others, they wouldn’t recall the next day.

Foley PD searching for attempted rape suspect; Victim randomly attacked while walking

The Foley Police Department is on the hunt for a suspect considered to be “dangerous and violent.”

Barin Field in Foley Alabama News
U.S. Navy pilot training site could get help from City of Foley

The City of Foley has sent a letter of intent to the U.S. Navy’s Whiting Field in Pensacola to expand an agreement concerning Barin Field.

Missing Child Alabama News
Case of missing child sparks concerns over sex offender fire chief in Barbour County

An online petition calling for the removal of a volunteer fire chief who is a convicted sex offender is gaining traction after the search for a missing child sparked debate in Barbour County.

Frozen pipes Alabama News
ADEM warning: Dripping faucets causing utility challenges; Boil water notices in place

During this week’s deep freeze across Alabama, many residents were concerned their water pipes could freeze, so they kept their faucets dripping. However, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) said the demand is straining utility companies.

Man lying on the floor, unconscious or dead due to drugs abuse, focus on fingers with pills stock photo Alabama News
Jefferson County averaging one suspected drug overdose a day in 2024

Just two and a half weeks into 2024, Jefferson County is already seeing more suspected drug overdose deaths than days of the year.

Businesses on the west side of Highway 59 were given gaps between barriers Alabama News
ALDOT project barriers harming Gulf Shores businesses; Barriers stop short to allow access to state-run ABC liquor store

Some businesses along a section of Highway 59 in Gulf Shores are asking the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to take notice and make changes before they are forced out of business due to a long-term project that got underway in July of 2023. They say since then, sales are down and anxiety is high.

Spot of Tea Alabama News
Mobile's Spot of Tea permanently closes following health department controversy — 'They've extorted me'

The Spot of Tea restaurant in Mobile has permanently closed and is for sale after it was shut down by the Mobile County Health Department multiple times.

Bahama Bobs Alabama News
Bahama Bob’s repairs underway; Owners hope to reopen before Spring Break

The owners of Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Café in Gulf Shores are hoping to reopen in March after a fire caused extensive damage to the building last summer.

Headquarters of United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland Alabama News
UN calls on Alabama to halt nitrogen gas execution: ‘Could amount to torture’

The United Nations Human Rights office released a statement urging Alabama to halt the nitrogen hypoxia execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
U.S. House District 2 hopeful Caroleene Dobson draws attention, energizes crowd at Mobile GOP candidate forum

Monroe County native turned Birmingham attorney and mother of two Caroleene Dobson packed a punch in her five minutes, speaking about God, family and freedom. Her message resonated with the audience.

Courtroom with Gavel Alabama News
Mobile County DHR director denies discrimination claims in federal court filings

Mobile County Department of Human Resources director Stephanie Streeter denies all claims in a seven-count lawsuit against her and the Alabama DHR.

Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorses Dick Brewbaker in AL-2 race: 'He walks the walk'

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn endorsed former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) in the race for Alabama's newly drawn second congressional district.

Alabama Capitol Alabama News
API releases 2024 BluePrint for Alabama: Plan for free markets, limited government, protection of families

The Alabama Policy Institute’s 2024 BluePrint for Alabama outlines 30 pressing issues for lawmakers to consider to enhance free markets, limit government and build strong families.

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