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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.

Katie Britt Fox and Friends Alabama News
Britt: Immigration policy’s economic impact ‘definition of America last’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) continued her stance against President Joe Biden’s immigration policy with an appearance on FNC's “Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

Harry D Aniels Alabama News
City of Mobile releases 911 audio in response to 'inciteful and false' Jawan Dallas lawsuit claims

In an unexpected move Monday, the city of Mobile released audio recordings, 911 transcripts and an official statement in response to a federal lawsuit.

Pine Straw Scam pic Alabama News
Eufaula PD warns citizens of ‘pine straw scammers’

Scammers are out and about in east Alabama offering a good deal on pine straw and landscaping then lying to charge victims more money.

Jawan Dallas Alabama News
Federal lawsuit filed against Mobile: 'Jawan was innocent'

A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against the city of Mobile and two police officers, in connection to the death of Jawan Dallas.

Civil rights attorneys plan to file federal lawsuit in death of Jawan Dallas

Several civil rights attorneys plan to file a federal lawsuit in connection to the death of Jawan Dallas, a 36-year-old man who died after being detained by Mobile police.

Meadows Taxidermy 4 Alabama News
East Alabama woman 'giving God the glory' for taxidermy business

Ashley Rollins is just a small-town country girl. Born and raised in Alabama, she has always been a little different.

GOV KAY IVEY Alabama News
Ivey, Mobile officials celebrate groundbreaking at University of South Alabama's medical school

Gov. Kay Ivey joined University of South Alabama (USA) president Jo Bonner and other officials Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Frederick P. Whiddon  College of Medicine.

You Me Clothing Co Tanger Alabama News
Shop 'til you drop: Alabama shoppers cautious this Christmas due to inflation, budget uncertainty

The Alabama Retail Association projects holiday spending this year will reach $18.74 billion – an increase from last year’s $18 billion. Although growth is expected, it's only a small percentage of growth due to another interest rate hike and government budget uncertainty.

Cailee Knight Alabama News
Mobile Police Chief Prine begs leaders to put politics aside after pair charged in shooting death of 9-year-old Cailee Knight

Mobile police announced two arrests in the shooting death of nine-year-old Cailee Knight. Tyrone Williams, 19, and Ariel Curry, 22, face charges of felony murder.

K9 ALPHA Alabama News
Fur-real security: Alabama K9 officers assist security officials at GOP presidential debate

Several law enforcement agencies offered assistance Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa for the Republican presidential debate. The purpose was to enhance preparedness by utilizing bomb detection dogs.

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