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Michael Jefferson Alabama News
Attorney says NFL prospect from Mobile hit by drunk driver in fatal crash has been released from hospital

A Mobile football star turned NFL prospect is a "fighter" and is in good spirits after being released from the hospital following a fatal crash.

Dadeville shooting balloons memorial Alabama News
Fourth arrest made in connection to Dadeville shooting; More charges expected soon

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) made a fourth arrest Thursday in connection to the April 15 deadly shooting in Dadeville.

Foley City Council Alabama News
Foley approves annexation proposal to be sent to Alabama Legislature; Vote could be sometime this summer

The city of Foley hopes the Alabama Legislature will be able to approve an act to allow for a vote for annexation. The city council approved a resolution Monday proposing the annexation of part of the Mills community.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
Arrests made in Dadeville 'Sweet 16' party shooting; Investigation still in early stages, officials say

Officials announced Wednesday morning that two people were arrested in connection to a deadly Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville.

Dadeville shooting trooper Alabama News
ALEA, other law enforcement officials remain mum on possible suspects in Dadeville shooting

Investigators in the case of a April 15 shooting that killed four people and injured 32 at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville continue to refuse to release any information on suspects.

‘Huge sigh of relief’ for family after man charged in traffic death of well-known Mobile runner Victor Birch

A man involved in a deadly crash that killed a Mobile man in September of 2022 has been indicted on a manslaughter charge after prosecutors originally said he wouldn’t face charges.

Construction on new Baldwin County bridge ramps up as hearings continue in lawsuit against ALDOT

Hearings will resume Wednesday in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company, LLC v. John R. Cooper.

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Victims in Dadeville 'Sweet 16' party shooting identified; 32 now reported injured

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said the number of those injured in a shooting at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville has increased to 32.

Patches Tattoo Alabama News
Tattoo artists in Gulf Shores move out with police escort after co-worker indicted on multiple charges including attempted rape

Several employees of Patches Tattoo & Piercings, in Gulf Shores, gathered their belongings from the building Monday after they said they felt uncomfortable working with a man who was recently indicted on several charges.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
State Rep. Oliver ‘heartbroken’ and ‘very concerned’ over 'Sweet 16' party shooting in hometown of Dadeville

State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) said he and other community members are patiently waiting for information about a deadly shooting that claimed four lives and injured 28 people over the weekend.

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18 hours after Dadeville 'Sweet 16' shooting ALEA offering few details on suspect, threat to the public; Number of injured increases

None of the multiple agencies that responded to the shooting has let the community know if there is a mass shooter on the loose and if the community is in danger.

Gulf Shores tattoo artist indicted on charges stemming from reported attempted rape in Mud Bugs Pub & Club parking lot

A Baldwin County grand jury returned multiple charges against a man accused of trying to rape a woman in a club parking lot and then trying to intimidate a witness.

Amanda Damian 1 Alabama News
Alabama woman fears COVID vaccine injury information being suppressed after experiencing heart problems, paralysis

From paralysis to cancer, she has received multiple diagnoses and is now fighting for her life. But instead of dwelling on what is happening to her body, she is using all of the energy she has to tell her story.

Purple Star Schools Alabama News
Alabama Purple Star Schools more than double in one year; State Superintendent Mackey recognizes efforts

State Superintendent Eric Mackey said when it was first implemented, he expected around 20 schools to participate in the program. In 2022, there were 53 schools enrolled. Now, that number has more than doubled to 122.

Michael Jefferson Alabama News
NFL prospect from Mobile involved in fatal crash, recovering after multiple surgeries

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division is investigating a fatal crash that killed one and seriously injured a Mobile football star turned NFL prospect.

Herb Jessica Alabama News
Bond revoked for former Ashville High School guidance counselor accused of sex acts with student

A former school guidance counselor previously arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a student had her bond revoked after texting a child, according to court documents.

Steve Marshall Illegal Gambling Alabama News
Marshall confirms Jefferson County bingo operations shut down — 'Operating in blatant disregard in violation of state law and apparently without any fear of reprisal'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall held a press conference Wednesday morning, releasing some details on the closure of several bingo halls in Jefferson County.

Exceptional Prom 2 Alabama News
Dozens come together to provide free 2023 Exceptional Education Prom in Hoover

The Jefferson County School District’s Exceptional Education prom welcomed around 500 students, their families and friends in Hoover for the second year.

Grocery store, grocery receipt Alabama News
ALGOP poll: Alabamians prefer grocery tax cut over tax rebate check by 83-17% margin

A new poll by the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) shows most voters in Alabama want lawmakers to cut the grocery tax and are not as concerned about getting a tax rebate check.

Bingo Hall Raided Alabama News
Federal, state authorities raid Jefferson County bingo halls

The Alabama Attorney General's Office confirmed some bingo halls in Jefferson County were raided Tuesday morning.

Alabama State Parks adds 'glamping sites' to offer comfort in the outdoors

If you like the idea of camping but prefer air-conditioned, luxurious accommodations, six Alabama State Parks will have just the place for you this summer.

empty prison cell Alabama News
Former Coffee County church secretary to spend a year-and-a-half in prison for stealing money

A 59-year-old woman was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after stealing $89,440 from Brooklyn Congregational Methodist Church in Coffee County.

Jan Hicks Alabama News
'We are the hands and feet of his son, Jesus': The story behind a life-changing, international prayer ministry based in Sweet Home Alabama

Christians United Ministries, a believer-supported international ministry of prayer, has been around since 1999. It started in the Elberta home of Jan Hicks after she got into a little bit of trouble herself. Well, Hicks got into a lot of trouble and to this day is thankful to be alive.

Over 50,000 visitors expected for Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival in May

The South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and OWA Parks & Resort are teaming up to put on the 19th annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival from May 4 through May 6. Over 50,000 are expected to attend the three-day event.

Fredrick Hampton and Paighton Houston Alabama News
After more than three-and-a-half years, suspect in Paighton Houston 'abuse of a corpse' case could face trial this month

A jury is set to hear the case of a man accused of burying a Trussville woman after authorities determined she died of an accidental overdose.

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Mobile city officials say former councilman Jones' comments are 'mischaracterization' of efforts; AltaPointe speaks on abuse investigations

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and City Council president CJ Small released a joint statement Thursday following allegations made by former city councilman Scott Jones.

Scott Jones Alabama News
Exclusive — Fmr Mobile councilman Jones: 'No second thoughts' about resignation — 'Not going to live in a snake pit and a dirty diaper'

Former Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones is leaving the city of Mobile after resigning from the council Tuesday morning. While he said during the public meeting he was leaving because of the city’s support for AltaPointe Health, despite numerous complaints of abuse, Jones told 1819 News there is more to the story. In fact, he said, “I am not going to live in a snake pit and a dirty diaper.”

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