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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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeff Dennis Jewelers Alabama News
Woman likely shot while trying to rob Gardendale jewelry store

Gardendale police were searching for the person responsible for an attempted armed robbery at a Gardendale jewelry store Wednesday night.

PRICHARD Alabama News
Prichard residents warned to take precautions after sanitary sewer overflows

The Mobile County Health Department is warning Prichard area residents that standing water could be unsanitary after thousands of gallons of sewer water overflowed due to recent rain.

voting, vote Alabama News
Limestone County voters vote no on public schools tax renewal

Limestone County voters turned down all but one renewal of property taxes that support schools.

Michael Santos Alabama News
Gulf Shores attorney sentenced for smuggling drug-soaked paper into jail

Michael Leonides Santos, 36, was sentenced to four months in prison for smuggling spice into the Monroe County Detention Center.

City of Foley K9s Alabama News
Good boys! City of Foley recognizes K9 champs, handlers

Sgt. Carlos Lizarraga and K9 Tua, Cpl. Curtis Ricks and K9 Niko, K-9 Officer Eric Morris and K9 Bo and K9 Officer Mark Whorton and K9 Vidar were all honored for their participation in the United States Police Canine Association National Field Trials.

Rhett Drive home Alabama News
Mobile nine-year-old shot while asleep in home; Suspected gang members at large

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said it would be better for those responsible for the death of a nine-year-old child to turn themselves in than have police track them down.

Orange Beach Books Alabama News
Orange Beach Middle, High School library books in review for foul language, sexual content

After a review of the books offered, 1819 News identified seven books that contained foul language or explicit sexual content. Now, Superintendent Randy Wilkes said a regular review of the selection may be warranted.

Mobile firefighter injured in house fire, taken to hospital

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department confirmed one firefighter was injured in an afternoon fire Sunday.

S Town Alabama News
Man featured in ‘S-Town’ podcast shot and killed by Woodstock police

Tyler Goodson, a man featured in the popular podcast “S-Town,” was reportedly shot and killed by police Sunday.

WALK ONS Alabama News
‘It’s like a feeding frenzy’: Trussville location of Walk-On's expected to be in top three for franchise

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is opening its eighth Alabama location in Trussville on December 11 and the response is already impressing the franchise owner. The Louisiana-based sports bar was once named the #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN.

Kids to Love Alabama News
'We have seen ugly in a new form': Kids to Love finds ways to place foster children despite DHR freeze

 The Alabama Department of Human Resources still has foster care non-profit Kids to Love referrals frozen but CEO Lee Marshall said there is more than one way to give children clean, safe homes.

Richard Hightower Alabama News
Mobile County man accused of taking picture underneath clothing of child during church

The case of a man charged with first-degree voyeurism in Mobile County is headed to the grand jury after he was accused of taking an intimate photo of a child in a church.

Baldwin County Commission Annex Alabama News
Baldwin County Commission holding public meetings on subdivision regulations amid rapid growth

After years of unprecedented growth, the Baldwin County Commission’s Planning and Zoning Department is holding a series of public meetings to hear from citizens about what they want to see regarding subdivision regulations.

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.

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