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Judson College Alabama News
Judson College hoping to reach Chapter 11 agreement to settle debts

Judson College is attempting to reach a settlement and satisfy its debts over time with a Chapter 11 plan.

Marco Perez left to stand trial for capital murder in the death of Mobile police officer Tuder right Alabama News
Trial to begin over 2019 shooting death of Mobile Police officer

The capital murder trial of Marco Antonio Perez, 24, of Theodore, is scheduled to begin this week in Mobile County.

Mobile map Alabama News
City of Mobile working with businesses in newly annexed areas to collect sales tax

November 2023 was the first month the city of Mobile collected sales tax from businesses in the newly annexed areas.

Flag Day Alabama News
Foley named Alabama’s World War II Heritage City

The National Park Service named the city of Foley an American World War II Heritage City.

Eric Minix Alabama News
Deputy killed in Alabama high-speed chase to be honored Sunday and Monday

The Georgia deputy killed during a high-speed chase in Chambers County last Wednesday will be laid to rest Monday.

Shops of Grand River Alabama News
Multiple malls across Alabama receive bomb threats Friday

Law enforcement responded to bomb threats Friday at multiple shopping centers and malls across the state.

Adam Simjee Alabama News
Women sentenced in murder of good Samaritan in Cheaha State Park; State protective order lifted

The two women convicted in the killing of a man who tried to help them in Cheaha State Park were sentenced this week.

Plant Barry coal ash pond Alabama News
Federal judge dismisses Mobile Baykeeper lawsuit against Alabama Power

A federal lawsuit filed by the Mobile Baykeeper against Alabama Power has been dismissed without prejudice. The lawsuit claimed the power company’s plan to leave 21 million tons of coal ash at a plant north of Mobile would allow pollutants to seep into public waters. 

Man taken for mental evaluation after jumping naked into fish tank at Leeds Bass Pro Shops

The Leeds Police chief confirmed a man was taken into custody late Thursday after a mental breakdown Thursday at Bass Pro Shops in Leeds.

Duncan Alabama News
Mount Vernon Police chief terminated following harassment charge

The Mount Vernon City Council voted to terminate its police chief following his December arrest for domestic violence.

Eric Minix Alabama News
Georgia deputy hit, killed by Alabama officer during high-speed chase

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating a deadly high-speed chase that ended in the death of a Georgia deputy Wednesday morning.

Water crisis underway in Perry County; Drinking water brought to Marion residents

Marion Water customers have been advised to boil water due to aging infrastructure while city, county and state officials work on a plan. Wednesday, the Perry County Commission distributed bottled water to residents to drink.

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway Alabama News
Racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway stands to defend two racial discrimination lawsuits that were recently filed in federal court.

voting, vote Alabama News
Obama-appointed federal judge rules in favor of True the Vote in Georgia case

A federal judge ruled in favor of True the Vote Tuesday in a three-year-long legal battle to support election integrity in Georgia.

Education Freedom Alabama News
API releases 'Educational Freedom in Alabama' report showing special interests behind roadblocks

The Alabama Policy Institute released its 2023-2024 Educational Freedom in Alabama report Tuesday in support of universal school choice.

K2 chemical spray Alabama News
Escambia County Drug Task Force fighting to get ‘bathtub meth,’ spray made in China off the streets

A chemical spray manufactured in China is being purchased and shipped straight to Alabama for drug users, Escambia County drug investigators say. Now, they are warning those using these dangerous chemicals could face serious charges but also serious health issues.

COVID Lockdown Alabama News
COVID fallout response likely to continue at the Alabama State House in 2024

The process and authority of Alabama’s State Health Officer continues to concern those who identified a potential glitch in the system after the COVID pandemic—a glitch that ended in devastation for some Alabama business owners.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
Five best TikTok takes from AL-2 hopeful State Rep. Juandalynn Givan: Glitz, glam and pink lip liner

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) was very busy topping off 2023 with her campaign for Alabama’s new second congressional district. Here is a look at the top TikTok hits from Givan.

Shaina Brown Kratom Alabama News
Atmore woman raises thousands online after Kratom arrest draws national attention

An Atmore woman was released from jail nearly nine months after being arrested with Kratom in Alabama. Since the arrest, supporters from across the nation raised thousands of dollars to help pay her bond.

Mathews and Givan Alabama News
Black community activist calls out State Rep. Givan for ‘Alabackward’ speaking engagement at BSC

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is hosting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast on January 15, 2024, and the guest speaker is catching some heat from a local community activist.

Christopher Card Alabama News
Investigators: Man arrested trying to meet 14-year-old girl at Fultondale hotel

The FBI and the Secret Service were involved in a “To Catch a Predator” type sting in Jefferson County that led to one arrest.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Anti-religion group triggered by State Senate Pro-Tem Reed comments supporting school partnering with churches

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is attacking State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) for supporting a water and granola bar program between churches and Etowah County Schools.

Plant Barry coal ash pond Alabama News
Alabama Power to discuss coal ash process at Mobile County plant

Alabama Power has agreed to have conversations with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning what to do about coal ash at the James Barry Plant in Bucks.

68 Ventures Alabama News
68 Ventures CEO recounts bowl game sponsorship redemption story after playing during tough years at Bama

Pigskin memories, gridiron lessons and name recognition are all things college football teams get when they make it to a college bowl game. But the sponsors of those bowl games that make them happen also get a return.

Eagle Forum of Alabama Alabama News
Eagle Forum's priorities for 2024 include school choice, predatory gambling, silver, gold as legal tender

Becky Gerritson, executive director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, said priorities include tackling predatory gambling, protecting kids from being exposed to online porn, universal school choice, using gold and silver as legal tender, K-12 education and higher education transparency. She said the topics are common sense, practical issues and she is hopeful for what's to come.

Drug Arrests Alabama News
North Alabama drug task force says two men had enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 people

A multi-agency drug bust led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of enough fentanyl to provide 500,000 potentially lethal doses.

68 Ventures Bowl Alabama News
Caught on Camera: Sucker punch leads to brawl on field following USA-Eastern Michigan 68 Ventures Bowl matchup in Mobile

The University of South Alabama Jaguars won the Ventures 68 Ventures Bowl against the Eastern Michigan Eagles 59-10 but at least one of the Eagles didn't make his exit gracefully.

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