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North Alabama mother suspected in stabbing death of eight-year-old son

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of an eight-year-old boy and his mother is suspected in the killing.

Daphne Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas.
State Rep. Simpson introduces bill to protect grandparents in response to Daphne quadruple murder

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.

Scott Bridge Company 'full steam ahead' with construction of new Baldwin County Intercoastal Waterway Bridge

The construction on a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County is well underway and temporary structures are expected to go up any day now.

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Attorney General Marshall pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers; GoFundMe setup for fallen Bibb County deputy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recognized fallen Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Senior Trooper Jason Lynn Vice and fallen Bibb County Deputy Bradley Johnson Thursday.

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Baldwin County man suspected of taking thousands from victims in construction scam, including elderly woman

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to an investigation into fraud. Joseph Tyler Mctigrit, 36, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

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Alabama Department of Corrections increases correctional officer pay by 51.9% to attract recruits

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is bumping starting pay for correctional officers significantly after discovering that low pay had them competing against other agencies for good officers.

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Suspect in custody in St. Clair County following quadruple shooting that spanned two counties

An officer with the Leeds Police Department arrested a man suspected in two separate shootings that happened Monday evening into the early morning hours Tuesday.

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U.S. Sen. Britt blasts Biden's 'unserious budget,' joins forces to require balanced budget every year

During her campaign, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) continuously spoke about how important it was for her to fight for “our children and our children’s children.” This week, she is joining 23 other U.S. Senators to do what she says will fight President Joe Biden’s “unserious budget that would continue to recklessly pile this burden on the backs” of generations to come.

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Mobile's Faith Academy teacher, soccer coach arrested for sexual relationship with student

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

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Autopsy reveals sudden death of 21-year-old BSC basketball player was heart-related

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell confirmed to 1819 News the autopsy results from the tragic death of a young college basketball player.

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Lawmakers aim to put brakes on racing, donuts and burnouts with stricter penalties

Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

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Two-year-old child critically injured in Mobile hit-and-run

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after a child was hit by a driver that took off.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas.
'It's becoming a huge mess': U.S. Rep. Carl sits down for 'Coffee with a Cop' in Mobile, focuses on fentanyl crisis and border security

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) was home Monday visiting with the community at the Coffee with a Cop event in downtown Mobile.

Daphne teacher publishes book she wrote and illustrated 20 years ago

It was 20 years ago when she was a senior in high school that Emily G. Cordon was given an assignment that would one day change her life. She didn’t know it at the time, but the art project that was all about believing dreams do come true, would one day be a symbol of her own dreams coming true.

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State Rep. Garrett: Clay city manager's account of grocery tax rebuke not accurate — 'I was trying to be helpful'

State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.

Aniah Blanchard
Suspect pleads not guilty to 3 counts of capital murder in death of Aniah Blanchard

The man suspected in the abduction and killing of Aniah Blanchard pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges.

Aaron Flynt
Former police officer arrested on 25 counts of child porn

A former Centre police officer is facing multiple charges after an investigation by the Cedar Bluff Police Department.

Mobile Police Department Headquarters. Photo: Erica Thomas
Mobile police chief blames brother of man killed in officer-involved shooting for his death

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine said a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday resulted from an investigation into the victim's brother.

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'You've got to have a backbone': Clay city manager says he faced pushback after municipal grocery tax cut from State Rep. Garrett, Alabama Dept. of Revenue

A 2% decrease in grocery tax went into effect last November for the city of Clay. The council approved cutting its grocery tax in half after failed attempts by the state legislature to cut the grocery tax statewide.

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Ukrainian pastor receiving donations from Alabama says his congregation is still safe after deadly missile attack two miles from shelter

Following a deadly missile attack in Ukraine, a pastor who has received money from donations raised in Alabama gave an update on the group of people sheltering with him.

Henry County Sheriff announces drug trafficking arrest after two-month-long investigation

There's a new sheriff in town in Henry County and he's proving he came in with a purpose just two months ago. During his first weeks in office, Sheriff Eric Blankenship's team was able to investigate and make a large drug bust.

Baldwin County Coroner Brian Pierce
Baldwin County Coroner sounds alarm over fentanyl overdoses — Says larger building needed for 'body surge'

Baldwin County Coroner Dr. Brian Pierce made a case to the Baldwin County Commission Monday during its work session. Pierce said the coroner’s office is in desperate need of a new building and he pointed out issues his office has seen with drug overdoses.

Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones calls for termination of AltaPointe CEO after $7 million verdict in favor of pediatric rape victim

Mobile City Councilman Scott Jones spoke during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, asking for something to be done about the leadership of AltaPointe Health after a guilty verdict against the company in a civil case.

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City of Mobile unanimously approves $1.5 million to Mobile County DA's Office, despite reluctance from some councilmembers

The City of Mobile approved over a million dollars to go to the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, despite several councilmen pointing out that the office was the state’s responsibility.

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Avelo Airlines to offer direct flights from Mobile to Orlando

Mobile International Airport (BFM) announced Tuesday that Avelo Airlines will soon offer nonstop flights from Mobile to Orlando.

Florida, Missouri, West Virginia follow Alabama — States pull out of ERIC system over refusal to address concerns

Multiple states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration and Information Center (ERIC) after over a year of concerns from state leaders across the nation.

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