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Hurricane Alabama News
Local officials prepare for hurricane season while NOAA pilots prepare to fly into storms this summer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and officials on Alabama’s Gulf Coast are preparing for hurricane season.

HARRY REEDER 2 Alabama News
Briarwood's Dr. Harry Reeder III leaves legacy of hope and eternal blessings with his own profound words

“I hear a lot of people that say, 'Well, our thoughts and prayers are with you.' Well, I like to say it this way: Our thoughts are with you, but our prayers are for you to the Lord and that he would intervene with His presence, His power and His peace." - Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA senior pastor Dr. Harry Reeder

Cheaha Challenge Alabama News
Bicyclists from around the world competing in Calhoun County this weekend

Calhoun County EMA officials warn of traffic impact and safety concerns ahead of Cheaha Challenge

ALDOT plans to continue fight for new Baldwin County bridge after judge calls it a 'scheme' wasting millions in public funds

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.

Gerber infant formula recall Alabama News
Recalled infant formula made it to Alabama stores after possible contamination was discovered

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers in eight states that a recalled infant formula was sold after a possible bacteria contamination was discovered. Alabama is one of those states.

Mobile County Metro Jail Alabama News
$2.02 million settlement approved for corrections officers claiming sexual harassment in Mobile County Metro Jail

A settlement that includes $2.02 million in monetary relief and several policy changes for the Mobile County Sheriff's Office has been approved by a federal judge. The lawsuit claimed female jailers were harassed by male prisoners and sheriff's officials ignored concerns.

Judge issues scathing rebuke of ALDOT director Cooper; Says he 'acted in bad faith' towards Baldwin County Bridge Company

A judge ruled Wednesday to grant a preliminary injunction, halting the construction of a new bridge in south Alabama because Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper "acted in bad faith."

Joshua Matthew Black Alabama News
Leeds man charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison

A Leeds man was sentenced Tuesday after having been convicted on three felony charges and two misdemeanors in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol breach.

Forestdale Fire District Alabama News
Child dies in Jefferson County house fire; Teen brother hospitalized after trying to save him

The Alabama State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire in Jefferson County after a child was killed early Monday and three others were injured.

Champagne Munroe Alabama News
Drag show organizers in Fairhope add age requirement for ticket purchases

An age requirement for a drag show brunch at Bay Breeze Café, Bar and Grill in Fairhope has been put in place after complaints regarding its original advertisement.

Coastal Cowgirl 2 Alabama News
Hell on Wheels: Country-themed AirBnB near the beach celebrating real women

Whose bed have your boots been under? One South Alabama woman hopes the Coastal Cowgirl Music City AirBnB will be what you choose.

Care net of chilton county Alabama News
Christian pregnancy center opening home in Chilton County for mothers in need

A maternity home will soon be available in Chilton County for expectant mothers in need.

Upcoming Fairhope drag show would be illegal if lawmakers pass proposed bill

A planned drag show brunch at Bay Breeze Café, Bar and Grill in Fairhope could be illegal if lawmakers pass a recently proposed obscenity bill.

Walker County mom calling for change after daughter threatened with gun at school

A mother at Oakman Middle School said her child was one of three threatened when another student came to school with a gun. Two students were arrested, but Erin Harbin said she was not notified.

Mobile River Alabama News
Alabama Port Authority truck driven off into Mobile River; Officer's body recovered

Authorities in Mobile are investigating an incident after a Mobile Port Authority truck went into the Mobile River early Thursday morning.

Madison alligator Alabama News
Wildlife officials wrangle 6-foot-long alligator spotted near Madison subdivision

An alligator was relocated Wednesday after being spotted near the entrance of a subdivision in Madison, Alabama.

Joran van der Sloot Alabama News
Suspect in disappearance of Natalee Holloway to be extradited to Birmingham on extortion charges

Nearly 18 years after the disappearance of Mountain Brook, Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, the suspect in her death is being extradited back to the U.S. on charges of extortion and wire fraud.

Wedowee Elementary Alabama News
Loaded gun found at Wedowee Elementary school; Parents concerned about notification process

An incident is under investigation in Randolph County's Wedowee after a student was found with a loaded gun at Wedowee Elementary School.

City of mobile Alabama News
Mobile City Council approves annexation vote that could make city second-largest in Alabama

The Mobile City Council approved an annexation plan Tuesday that will allow thousands of citizens living west of city limits to vote on being annexed

Katie britt Alabama News
Britt joins DEA in recognizing National Fentanyl Awareness Day — 'Devastating our communities across this great nation'

The Drug Enforcement Administration declared May 9 National Fentanyl Awareness Day. The purpose is to spread awareness about the deadly drug and to remember those who have been impacted by its deadly consequences.

Airbus Mobile Alabama News
'David and Goliath' story celebrated at Airbus delivery of 100th A320 airliner to Delta; U.S. Sen. Britt, U.S. Rep. Carl on hand

Airbus delivers the 100th A320 Family aircraft to Delta.

Ider police chief thankful citizen exercised Second Amendment right, held suspected burglar at gunpoint

The Ider Police Department made an arrest over the weekend after a homeowner called them stating he had a burglar held at gunpoint. The incident happened Saturday night in the area of County Road 732, in the small DeKalb County town.

James Edward Barber Alabama News
Timeframe set for execution of inmate convicted of killing elderly woman with claw hammer in 2001

A man who killed a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 could be executed this summer, 22 years after being put on Alabama’s death row.

Tin Top Restaurant and Bar Alabama News
Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Baldwin County sees 89% drop in Bud Light sales

The fallout from Bud Light’s marketing campaign with Dylan Mulvaney continues and one restaurant owner in south Alabama told 1819 News he doesn’t see the trend slowing down any time soon.

Hangout Music Festival Alabama News
City of Gulf Shores closing some beaches, roadways and parking lots for Hangout Music Festival

The city of Gulf Shores announced several traffic modifications that will be in place between May 8 and May 25 for the 2023 Hangout Music Festival.

Pet therapy 1 Alabama News
Meet Zeke and Ollie: BayPointe's therapy dogs

 A pet therapy program at BayPointe Hospital in Mobile is designed to help children in the programs there heal from mental challenges and crises. According to those in charge of the program, it is working.

Baldwin County Commission Annex Alabama News
Baldwin County commissioners not on board with State Sen. Elliott’s plan to add commission chair

Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), who previously served as a Baldwin County Commissioner, hopes to add a fifth commissioner seat, in the shape of a full-time chairman who would be elected in 2024. But not everyone is in favor of that plan.

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