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Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter honors vets, highlights legislative priorities during trip to Baldwin and Mobile Counties

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) was in south Alabama Wednesday to honor veterans and give a legislative update.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
Date set for nitrogen gas execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

Gov. Kay Ivey set the execution date for Kenneth Eugene Smith, who could be Alabama’s first death row inmate to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia.

Kenneth Nail Alabama News
Hanceville mayor indicted on 15 counts of using position for personal gain

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail was indicted by a grand jury on 15 counts of using his position for personal gain.

No burn wildfire no fire Alabama News
Alabama under drought emergency; No-burn order issued statewide

Governor Kay Ivey issued a statewide drought emergency declaration Wednesday, meaning no outdoor burning will be allowed.

UA System Leadership Alabama News
UA System announces new leadership following exit of senior vice chancellor Clay Ryan to Alabama Power

The University of Alabama System announced new leadership positions after the former Vice Chancellor for External Affairs left for Alabama Power.

Jace Waters Foundation Alabama News
Baldwin County nonprofit fighting to end opioid crisis celebrates six years

The Jace Waters Foundation for Transitional Living of Alabama celebrated six years of saving lives Monday night with its Better Beginnings Banquet.

'Evil is evil, and we have to take it down': Katie Britt continues call to eradicate Hamas

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) spoke with CBS "Mornings" co-hosts Tony Dokoupil and Gayle King on Monday to discuss the situation in Israel and the importance of supporting the country against Hamas.

Gulf State Pier Alabama News
Gulf State Pier closing until at least next summer for Hurricane Sally damage repair

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that the Gulf State Pier will close on November 17 and remain closed for months while crews repair Hurricane Sally damage.

Lawrence County Sheriffs Office Alabama News
Husband killed, wife kidnapped during Lawrence County home invasion

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder and kidnapping that happened early Saturday.

Dinosaur nuggets Alabama News
Metal pieces found in Tyson Fun Nuggets prompts recall; Injury reported

Tyson Foods, Inc. recalled some 29-ounce plastic bags of Fun Nuggets Breaded Shaped Chicken Patties after consumers reported finding small metal pieces in the food. There was at least one minor oral injury associated with the recall.

Agriculture Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan wants fast-track farming, landscaping tech programs in Alabama

Following a recent tour of an agriculture program at Virginia Tech, one Alabama lawmaker says he wants to see something similar at Auburn University.

Governor Kay Ivey gave remarks to the Austal USA’s Women’s History Month Luncheon at Austal USA Monday March 20, 2023 in Mobile Alabama News
November 9 is Military Day in Alabama; Ivey calls for members and veterans to wear uniforms

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging all military members and military veterans to wear their uniforms on Veterans Day and she proclaimed November 9 as Military Day in Alabama.

Smith Bracy Alabama News
Suspect in Daphne quadruple pickaxe murders not competent to stand trial at this time, lawyers say

Attorneys for the man accused in a quadruple homicide in Daphne believe their client should not be put on trial until his mental state is addressed.

Topgolf Mobile Alabama News
Topgolf Mobile opening this month after millions in incentives poured into project

Topgolf Mobile will open on Friday, Nov. 17. The venue in the McGowan Park Shopping Center will include a full-service restaurant, private rooms and an outdoor game area.

Evelyn Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott accidentally brings dog to State House: ‘It was like having a therapy dog’

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) was dog-tired Thursday after a long day at the State House. He was there for contract review and to discuss other business. However, Elliott wasn’t alone.

Brown aand Clardy Alabama News
Convicted cop killer LaJeromeny Brown facing death penalty could find out fate soon

Sentencing deliberations continued Thursday morning in the case of LaJeromeny Brown, the man who killed Huntsville Police Officer Billy Clardy in December 2019.

Sherry Digmon and Don Fletcher Alabama News
Atmore News owner arrested for second time in a week, now facing ethics violations

The co-owner of the Atmore News and a reporter are facing charges after being arrested for revealing grand jury information.

Cows Alabama News
Emergency loans, disaster assistance available to Alabama farmers due to drought

As Alabama experiences serious drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering financial relief to some farmers.

Trussville Police Department Badge by Erica Thomas Alabama News
City of Trussville doing away with in-house police dispatchers

The City of Trussville will discontinue police dispatching services at the beginning of the year, and police will be dispatched through Jefferson County 911. While the City says it makes financial sense, some residents are concerned about safety.

Mobile Fire Chief Morris Alabama News
Mobile names new Fire and Rescue Department chief, new public safety director

The City of Mobile named a new Mobile Fire and Rescue Department chief and a new public safety director Tuesday.

Byler Road Alabama News
Tourism dollars could bring life to towns along Alabama’s oldest roadway

Byler Road was once just a pioneer trail started by buffalo. But in 1819, it became the first state-commissioned highway project, just two days after Alabama became a state.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Fox Business Alabama News
AG Marshall not surprised by anti-Israel rallies on U.S. college campuses due to ‘progressive ideology’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" on Monday about how border security failures could threaten the United States.

Shelby and a dairy cow Alabama News
Cowgirl up! She wasn't supposed to live but this Clay County girl grew up to be a champion

There’s something about an open field that makes our souls smile from the inside out. The cool breeze, the soft grass and all of the life that God created under a big blue sky.

Lulus Alabama News
Jimmy Buffett fans feeling the 'Bama Breeze' for annual 'Meeting of the Minds'

Parrotheads united this week in Gulf Shores for the 2023 Meeting of the Minds. Events from the Flora-Bama to Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s had Parrotheads flocking to the coast to enjoy and remember the legendary songwriter and entertainer.

Drought Monitor and Fire Hazards Alabama News
Fire concerns statewide as extreme drought continues

Firefighters across the state are concerned about fire safety after the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) re-issued a Fire Alert this week.

Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Alabama News
Bishop State opens state-of-the-art workforce training facility

Bishop State Community College unveiled the Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology this week.

Point Clear Meteor Alabama News
Watch: Meteor caught on camera over Mobile Bay

A Ring camera in Point Clear, Alabama caught a meteor at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. The meteor is likely part of the Orionids meteor shower, which is caused by debris from Halley’s Comet.

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