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Matthew Nicaud Alabama News
Alliance Defending Freedom explains why 'common-sense' legislation is necessary to protect rights of Alabamians

The Common Sense Campaign TEA party's South Baldwin Chapter held a meeting Tuesday at the Foley Public Library to talk about how common sense isn’t so common.

Huntsville Alabama News
Two officers, one civilian shot in Huntsville; Suspect barricaded in apartment

Multiple agencies responded to a scene Tuesday evening after two police officers and a citizen were shot. The officers responded to a shooting call at the Governor's House apartment complex when a subject fired at officers.

Families leave a reunification site in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023 after several children were killed in a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. The suspect is dead after a confrontation with police. (AP Photo/John Amis) Alabama News
Briarwood Christian offering prayer and support after ‘tragic evil’ shooting that killed six at sister church in Nashville

Senior pastor Harry Reeder, of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, which is a sister church of Covenant, offered prayer and support.

City of Mobile Alabama News
City of Mobile short 170 positions; Hiring and retention challenges discussed

The City of Mobile is facing challenges in hiring and keeping employees, according to data revealed Tuesday during the regular council meeting. There are currently around 170 vacant positions citywide.

Gulf Shores Shooting Alabama News
Suspected shooter in Gulf Shores identified as 21-year-old from Fairhope; Victim released from hospital

The suspected shooter in a Monday night incident near The Hangout and Gulf Place, in Gulf Shores, has been identified as Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley, 21, of Fairhope.

Gulf Shores shooting Alabama News
Watch: Video shows Gulf Shores shooting; Witness credits police for quick response

New video shows a shooting that happened Monday night in Gulf Shores. Police were first called to the area of The Hangout and Gulf Place around 9 p.m. A suspect was taken into custody, and one victim was transported to the hospital.

The hangout shooting Alabama News
Shooting reported outside of Gulf Shores hotspot The Hangout; Suspect in custody

Gulf Shores police are on the scene of a shooting that took place Monday night at The Hangout on Beach Boulevard.

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'Dear Jesus, please help them': Trussville man receives so many donations, truck has two blowouts on way to tornado survivors

An Alabama man is back home after a weekend full of challenges in his mission to bring relief to tornado survivors in Amory, Miss.

J6ers event in Mobile County. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Supporters of January 6 prisoners unite in Mobile County, hear from inmates in federal prison

Several of those arrested in Washington on January 6, families of those arrested and supporters gathered Saturday in west Mobile County to tell their stories and garner support for those they call “J6ers.”

Bureaucracy Alabama News
Gaming Alabama's occupational licensing system: How one company manages 15 boards in Alabama and why some lawmakers want to change that

Though Alabama's motto, as often stated by Gov. Kay Ivey, is "Alabama is open for business," occupational licensing is making it difficult and expensive for many workers to join the labor force in the Yellowhammer State.

Groups gather to discuss LGBTQ initiatives in Mobile and how they can impact religious liberty. Alabama News
Mobile Mayor Stimpson LGBTQ liaison appointments spark backlash

The Eagle Forum of Alabama and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came together Friday for a forum at Government Street Baptist Church in, Mobile. The forum focused on LGBTQ initiatives set forth by the city of Mobile.

Patrick Martin Alabama News
Trussville City Schools taps Dr. Patrick Martin as superintendent after controversy

Trussville City Schools has a new superintendent after months of searching for the person to fill the job.

Vulcan Materials Alabama News
Alabama congressional delegation demands answers following 'illegal occupation' of Vulcan Materials port in Mexico

The Alabama congressional delegation is coming together to demand the Mexican military exit the Vulcan Materials port in Quintana Roo, Mexico. On March 14, Mexican troops seized the Birmingham-based construction company’s terminal on the Yucatán Peninsula and lawmakers want answers.

Jonathan Nakhla Alabama News
Mobile neurosurgeon found guilty of reckless murder in death of medical student

A former Mobile neurosurgeon was found guilty Tuesday in the death of a third-year medical student in 2020. A jury found that Jonathan Nakhla caused the death of Samantha Thomas in a car crash around 12:41 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2020.

Ballin on Belrose 2022 Alabama News
Baldwin County development company 68 Ventures spearheading 'Everest challenge' for Baller Dream Foundation

If you ever wanted to climb Mt. Everest but would rather do it in a near-perfect climate, here's your chance. The 2023 Ballin' on Belrose for the Baller Dream Foundation will be April 2023 in Olde Towne Daphne.

DAVID PEREZ Alabama News
Baldwin County man charged with raping child, striking and strangling girlfriend

A Robertsdale man is in jail in Baldwin County after investigators said he attacked his girlfriend on March 10 when she confronted him about allegations he raped an 11-year-old child.

Republicans on a Mission Alabama GOP Alabama News
Fmr ALGOP chair Terry Lathan forms 'ROAM' to fight for school choice in Montgomery — 'We’re the cavalry'

Former Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan says it’s high time Republicans come together and fight for school choice.

State Sen. Chris Elliott. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott pushes to do away with 'sketchy' boards in Alabama, take serious look at grocery tax reform

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.

Mobile police Sgt John Young Alabama News
Mobile police officer John Young: 'Every patriot who loves their family and loves God' should be angered by violence

"Come back to me, and I'll come to you like a hen gathering her chicks. Let's turn our hearts and minds over to Jesus Christ, and he will heal our homes, our families and our communities."

Alabama District Attorneys Association Alabama News
District attorneys prepare public safety package for lawmakers — 'The main piece of our package is going to be violent crime'

The Alabama District Attorney’s Association has put together seven pieces of legislation for lawmakers to consider during the 2023 regular legislative session.

Daphne Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson introduces bill to protect grandparents in response to Daphne quadruple murder

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.

Blood test Alabama News
MedHelp's Vaughn working to understand why some COVID patients unable to fight clots; Says medical breakthrough will be published soon

There have been reports of mysterious clots found in bodies since the start of the COVID pandemic and scientists have found these fibrous materials can be formed from the spike protein found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. Some people can break down the clots, and others are unable.

Jennifer Nicole Long Alabama News
North Alabama mother suspected in stabbing death of eight-year-old son

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of an eight-year-old boy and his mother is suspected in the killing.

Police siren lights by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Suspect and officer injured in Jacksonville chase, crash and shooting

A Jacksonville police officer and a suspect were taken to the hospital early Saturday after a chase that ended in the officer being hit head-on and the suspect shot.

Scott Bridge Company 'full steam ahead' with construction of new Baldwin County Intercoastal Waterway Bridge

The construction on a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County is well underway and temporary structures are expected to go up any day now.

Holman Prison Atmore AP Photo by Jay Reeves Alabama News
Alabama Department of Corrections increases correctional officer pay by 51.9% to attract recruits

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is bumping starting pay for correctional officers significantly after discovering that low pay had them competing against other agencies for good officers.

Joseph Mctigrit Alabama News
Baldwin County man suspected of taking thousands from victims in construction scam, including elderly woman

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to an investigation into fraud. Joseph Tyler Mctigrit, 36, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

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