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68 Ventures Alabama News
68 Ventures CEO recounts bowl game sponsorship redemption story after playing during tough years at Bama

Pigskin memories, gridiron lessons and name recognition are all things college football teams get when they make it to a college bowl game. But the sponsors of those bowl games that make them happen also get a return.

Eagle Forum of Alabama Alabama News
Eagle Forum's priorities for 2024 include school choice, predatory gambling, silver, gold as legal tender

Becky Gerritson, executive director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, said priorities include tackling predatory gambling, protecting kids from being exposed to online porn, universal school choice, using gold and silver as legal tender, K-12 education and higher education transparency. She said the topics are common sense, practical issues and she is hopeful for what's to come.

Drug Arrests Alabama News
North Alabama drug task force says two men had enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 people

A multi-agency drug bust led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of enough fentanyl to provide 500,000 potentially lethal doses.

68 Ventures Bowl Alabama News
Caught on Camera: Sucker punch leads to brawl on field following USA-Eastern Michigan 68 Ventures Bowl matchup in Mobile

The University of South Alabama Jaguars won the Ventures 68 Ventures Bowl against the Eastern Michigan Eagles 59-10 but at least one of the Eagles didn't make his exit gracefully.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
Suspect in Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting pleads not guilty; Youthful offender status denied

A suspect in the April 15 Dadeville shooting that claimed the lives of four people and injured 25 others pleaded not guilty and waived his right to an arraignment.

JH Israel Naomi Project Alabama News
Alabama nonprofit Israel Defense Forces partnership providing assistance to widows, orphans

Birmingham-based JH Israel is helping IDF widowed spouses and orphans with a modified program meeting wartime recovery needs.

First Presbyterian Church of Anniston Alabama News
Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama saving Anniston church from dwindling congregation

A new partnership between the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama and the First Presbyterian Church of Anniston will mean a beautiful Anniston church will remain occupied and maintained for years to come.

Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Operation Holiday Blitz nets 12 arrests, drugs, illegal gaming machines in Mobile

The Mobile Police Department completed a successful “Operation Holiday Blitz” this week, executing five search warrants, ending in a dozen arrests and the seizure of 10 illegal gambling machines and a variety of illegal substances.

Abbeville Police Chief Alabama News
Abbeville interim police chief resigns after being placed on administrative leave

Abbeville is once again looking for a police chief after the interim chief resigned Tuesday.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
Federal judge suggests Alabama change nitrogen hypoxia method to allow prayer without gas mask

The state of Alabama is set to be the first state to put to death a prisoner by using nitrogen gas, but a federal judge may halt the execution due to the method the state approved.

Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy Alabama News
Daphne man accused in quadruple pickax murders to undergo second mental evaluation

A Baldwin County man charged in the quadruple homicide of three family members and a family friend will undergo a second mental health evaluation before the case moves forward.

fentanyl, drugs, opioids Alabama News
Jefferson County drug fatalities on track to exceed 2022 numbers but no new drugs in play

It appears the number of drug fatalities in 2023 will exceed the 2022 number in Jefferson County, but the coroner says the increase won’t be significant.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director John Cooper delayed for second time in Marshall County

 The criminal trial for Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper has been pushed back once again in Marshall County.

DEI training Alabama News
Alabama Works state workforce initiative grant funded by DEI-focused companies

Despite studies showing how unsuccessful and harmful diversity, equity and inclusion policies and programs can be, DEI-backed funding sources still support training and workforce development in states across the country, including Alabama.

Ensler on Fox and Friends First Alabama News
Jewish State Rep. Ensler: Recent swatting incidents at synagogues across the nation 'disturbing and unnerving'

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) made an early appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First” to talk about the nearly 200 swatting incidents that took place over the weekend at synagogues across the nation.

Kenneth Nail Alabama News
Hanceville mayor pleads guilty to 15 charges, resigns as part of plea deal

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail resigned Tuesday and was sentenced as part of a plea deal.

Jonathan Sauers Alabama News
Former Faith Academy teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

A former teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school in Mobile pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

Same Sex Couple Catholic Alabama News
Mobile Archbishop to take guidance from 'Holy Father' following same-sex blessings direction from Vatican

A change in Vatican policy has some asking questions about what direction the Catholic church is headed when it comes to same-sex marriages.

Mt vernon police Alabama News
Mount Vernon police chief charged with domestic violence following incident with family member

A South Alabama police chief is facing charges after an incident early Friday morning.

Jack Armstrong Alabama News
Outdoor values: South Alabama pastor releases second children’s book aimed at building character traits

As a child, Jack Armstrong was drawn to the great outdoors. Whether he was hunting, fishing or playing baseball, he loved being outside. After becoming a father, Armstrong realized a shortage in outdoorsy-type reading options that teach quality character traits with redemptive themes.

Foley 6 Alabama News
PHOTO TOUR: Foley dubbed 'Town in Hallmark Christmas Movie'

The city of Foley is getting national attention after an animal-lovers website ranked it on the list of “9 Small Towns that Belong in a Hallmark Christmas Movie.”

Congregation Mayim Chayim Alabama News
Daphne synagogue bomb threat may be linked to nationwide hoax

The Congregation Mayim Chayim in Daphne continued services Saturday morning after what investigators believe was a hoax bomb threat.

Escambia County Superintendent Michele Mc Clung Alabama News
'I hope you can sleep at night': Escambia County BOE votes to buy out superintendent contract

The Escambia County Board of Education voted Friday to buy out the contract of Superintendent Michele McClung.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
Second congressional district candidate, Harvard alum Caroleene Dobson calls for firing of ‘woke’ university president after antisemitic remarks

Montgomery real estate attorney Caroleene Dobson, who is running for the Second Congressional District, is calling for the firing of Harvard University President Claudine Gay.

Foley Beach Express Alabama News
ALDOT stalls on Foley Beach Express repaving, widening project approval — Could force lane closures during peak tourist season

Work to repave and widen Foley Beach Express is expected to begin in spring 2024 after two years of planning.

Heather Wright Alabama News
Woman shot by Gardendale jewelry store owner had hammer, bear spray, police say

The woman accused of attempting to rob Jeff Dennis Jewelers in Gardendale on December 6 had a first call in court Wednesday.

City Council Alabama News
City of Mobile seeks AG opinion on proposed policing policies; Councilman Carroll rejects Marshall opinion as 'just another attorney'

The City of Mobile is considering a citywide policy concerning bodycam footage and no-knock and pre-dawn raids but must first hear from state officials on the legality of such policies.

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