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Randy Kelley Alabama News
'Really doesn't bother me': Alabama Democratic Party chair doubles down on Hitler-Tuberville comparison — 'White folk media, unless you’ve been under a rock, is racist, too'

Alabama Democratic Party chairman Randy Kelley refused to walk back a controversial tweet from the party's Twitter account, calling the media and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) "racist" on Thursday.

Innovation portal Alabama News
Innovate Alabama Network includes dozens of Alabama communities, nonprofits and universities

The city of Mobile is celebrating being named one of 51 designees of the inaugural Innovate Alabama Network.

Foley Public Library Alabama News
Foley library makes leadership changes, moves explicit books to adult section after complaints

The Foley Public Library is now under new leadership and changes have already taken place following complaints about inappropriate books in the children and teen sections.

Jawan Dallas photo Alabama News
Jawan Dallas death ‘in line with George Floyd,’ says Mobile NAACP president

Rev. Robert Clopton, the president of the Mobile branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spoke with 1819 News about Jawan Dallas, who died this summer after being arrested.

Sgt. John Young Alabama News
Mobile police officer who ‘buried n-word’ now rallying to keep families together

This weekend, an organization started by a Mobile police officer is asking families to come out to rally for the nuclear family.

PLANE CRASH Alabama News
Pilot presumed dead in Etowah County plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will respond to the scene of a deadly small plane crash that happened Monday night in Etowah County.

Santa's Workshop 2022 was so successful, Fostering Together had to rent a building to store toys for 2023. Photo: Fostering Together Gulf Coast Facebook page. Alabama News
Fostering Together Gulf Coast collecting toys for foster and adoptive families for Christmas

This Christmas, foster children in Alabama deserve to feel at home and celebrate with their foster families. That’s why one South Alabama non-profit is doing what it can to help make that happen.

Fish River Trees Alabama News
Alabama Christmas tree farmers hope for plentiful season despite high costs, drought

Due to higher costs of fertilizer, labor, fuel and equipment, Christmas tree prices are expected to be higher than usual this year. In many places, the drought could also impact Christmas tree farms.

Dan Bongino Alabama News
Dan Bongino on Iron Bowl experience: ‘God bless Southerners’

The Iron Bowl is more than a game for football fans in Alabama. It’s a deep-rooted tradition and you never know what can happen.

Handley Dig Alabama News
The rest is history: Handley High School teacher digging deep to teach

History class isn’t for everyone. Learning about things that happened thousands of years ago can be quite daunting for those who are more concerned about being present and enjoying life as it is. However, one east Alabama teacher is making learning great again and is going deep with her students … literally.

Made in Alabama: Christmas gift guide

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to give back to the hardworking people of Alabama? This year, consider purchasing homegrown gifts from Alabama companies.

Miller Twins 1 Alabama News
Birmingham family thankful for embryo adoption — 'How sweet God has been'

This Thanksgiving, one Alabama family is especially grateful after receiving two little gifts from God almost a year ago. Dalton and Mary Elizabeth Miller were born on one of the coldest days in Alabama history: December 23, 2022.

Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile Alabama News
Ladd-Peebles event producer claims 'manipulation,' 'incompetence' could lead to canceled Battle of the Bands

A producer of special events came to Mobile Tuesday to address the council after he said he has been dealing with incompetence and manipulation with the management of Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Foley student's positive affirmation project under fire from Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to the Baldwin County School system after a social media post by Foley High School showed a student-made “prayer mirror” in the girls’ bathroom.

Mobile City Council 1121 Alabama News
Mobile City Council delays vote on PD bodycam policy change

The Mobile City Council Tuesday delayed a vote changing the police department’s video footage policy due to the need for more discussion.

Mobile bridge to be dedicated to runner killed in head-on collision

Victor Birch was well-known in the Mobile running community. He was known to run in marathons and triathlons. However, Birch’s life was taken in a tragic crash in September of 2022 when another vehicle sped over the center line and hit Birch’s vehicle head-on.

Argo Police Department Alabama News
Argo police chief says he cannot police Facebook: 'I believe in good old-fashioned police work'

Earlier this month, the Argo Police Department was working to track down a suspect and sought public help by posting information online. Before he knew it, Chief Alan Busler said people from the community were volunteering to take matters into their own hands.

Steve Perkins photo Alabama News
Decatur Police Chief determines department policies were violated in shooting of Stephen Perkins

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling released a statement Monday in response to the shooting death of a man killed during an interaction with police.

body cam Alabama News
Mobile City Council to vote on police video policy change

The Mobile City Council will vote Tuesday on a change to the police department’s policy on video footage from body-worn cameras and dashcams.

Foley Hotel Alabama News
Resort-style hotel coming to OWA Parks & Resort – Foley

A new $50 million resort-style hotel is coming to Foley in 2025.

Kids to Love Ornaments Alabama News
Kids to Love working to bring Christmas to foster children

Kids to Love, a non-profit that supports foster children in Alabama, is holding its annual Christmas for Kids ornaments program.

Bon Secour River Alabama News
Headwaters of Bon Secour River could become wetland reserve

The City of Foley is completing a project to turn portions of the Bon Secour River headwater into a municipal wetland reserve.

Press Co exterior Alabama News
Press & Co. Daphne serving healthy options with a side of community

There’s a new, healthy eating and coffee option in Baldwin County and the warm, welcoming vibe is bringing people together for fellowship and productivity. Press & Co., in Daphne, opened in August and has since focused on community and nutrition.

Heather Johnston Alabama News
Birmingham-based nonprofit working to ‘observe and preserve’ victory for Israel

Since the October 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas, the non-profit's founder and CEO Heather Johnston said the mission of supporting Israel has become more critical.

Casey McWhorter Alabama News
Alabama death row inmate Casey McWhorter executed by lethal injection

The man sentenced to death in a 1993 deadly home invasion was executed Thursday night.

Tarrant Police Alabama News
Tarrant Police chief on administrative leave following city’s I-59 shootout connection

Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton has put the city’s police chief on administrative leave and filed a complaint in court following a shootout on Interstate 59.

Jawan Dallas Alabama News
Mobile officers cleared in death of Jawan Dallas; DA says health issues, drug use led to death

A Mobile County grand jury came back with a no bill in the investigation into the death of Jawan Dallas, a man who died after being arrested by Mobile Police.

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