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Car with Alabama tag center of search in connection to Detroit fatal hit-and-run

Police in Detroit are looking for the driver of a vehicle with an Alabama license plate that they say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run.

Matthew McConaughey Alabama News
Harpersville Police: Matthew McConaughey visit not ‘an excuse for speeding’

The Harpersville Police Department used the Matthew McConaughey visit to Alabama as an opportunity for some comic relief on Monday.

Suspect in Gulf Shores shooting caught on camera up for bond reduction this week

The man arrested for a March 27 shooting near The Hangout restaurant and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores will have a bond hearing this week.

Michael Mc Lendon Alabama News
Mississippi lawmaker arrested for DUI in Baldwin County

Mississippi Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) is facing a charge of driving under the influence after an arrest in Baldwin County on June 5.

Mobile Police Department Headquarters. Photo: Erica Thomas Alabama News
Mobile police chief hopes decrease in violent crime will overshadow 'egregious' and 'erroneous' report by national and local media

The city of Mobile continues to fight the perception that the city is one of the most dangerous in the nation after incorrect crime numbers were submitted to the FBI and ended up in reports nationwide.

Birmingham Homicide Alabama News
Weekend shooting at Birmingham house party leaves one dead; Over 100 shell casings found on scene

The Birmingham Police Department is asking for information in connection to a homicide that happened over the weekend.

Orange Beach Alabama News
Alabama tourism dollars more than double in 10 years; Orange Beach mayor says city has been 'blessed'

The Alabama Tourism Department is celebrating the economic impact of the state’s travel and tourism industry. New numbers show tourism dollars have more than doubled in Sweet Home Alabama over the past decade.

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Casey White, who escaped with Lauderdale County corrections officer Vicky White, given life sentence

The prisoner who escaped from Lauderdale County with a corrections officer, prompting a nationwide manhunt, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday. The sentence was part of a plea deal.

Jefferson Domestic Relation Court Alabama News
Federal lawsuit alleges racketeering scheme in Jefferson County court drags out cases to increase profits

A federal civil lawsuit against 46 defendants, including Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court judges, claims there is a widespread and sophisticated racketeering scheme taking place.

Joran van der Sloot Alabama News
Not guilty plea in case of Joran van der Sloot; Natalee Holloway's mother in courtroom

Joran van der Sloot pleaded not guilty in a Jefferson County court Friday to charges of extortion and wire fraud.

Joran Van der Sloot Alabama News
Joran van der Sloot booked into Hoover City Jail

Eighteen years after the disappearance of Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway, the suspect in her death has been extradited to Alabama to face charges in connection to the case.

Cathedral Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception Alabama News
Prayer event at Cathedral in Mobile to address 'spiritual battle' through prayer and love

A prayer event Thursday in Mobile is aiming to bring together people of faith and allow for the power of prayer to be felt throughout the city.

ROY BROOK 2 Alabama News
Missing U.S. flag located after Alabama’s ‘flag guy’ lost it during trip

Roy Brook, the Alabama man who started the “American Flag Project,” will soon be reunited with his United States flag.

Pride items Alabama News
A 'radical, authoritarian, totalitarian spirit': Mobile, Fairhope residents fear advancement of LGBTQ movement could threaten children, U.S. Constitution

Concerned citizens in Mobile and Baldwin Counties are taking action to protect family values and children during LGBT Pride Month. At least one expert even believes part of the LGBT movement is connected to a much more sophisticated, dangerous operation that is a threat to the U.S. Constitution.

City of mobile Alabama News
Birmingham, not Mobile, second-most dangerous city in the U.S., according to corrected report

For several months, city officials in Mobile have been working with the FBI to correct crime data that led to an incorrect report stating that Mobile was the second most dangerous city in the United States.

ROMANIA 1 Alabama News
Alabama National Guard visits Romanian locals as part of 30-year-old partnership

Soldiers from the Alabama National Guard, the U.S. Army and Romanian Armed Forces came together to visit with locals in Slobozia, Romania.

Limestone County Sheriffs Office Alabama News
Teen accused of outfitting car with stolen blue lights, pulling people over in Alabama, Tennessee

An 18-year-old is charged with impersonating a police officer after he applied for a job as a Limestone County corrections officer.

Baldwin County EMA 2 Alabama News
Baldwin County EMA director resigns; Interim director is confident in smooth transition

Baldwin County EMA Director Zachary Hood turned in his resignation Monday. The County Commission accepted the resignation Tuesday during its regular meeting.

City of Mobile Alabama News
Citizens speak out against Pride Month event in downtown Mobile; City works with entities to keep out 'vulgar' performances

Several Mobile residents addressed the city council Tuesday requesting an ordinance banning drag shows in public venues where minors could be present.

Roy Brook USE Alabama News
Alabama’s ‘Flag Guy’ misplaces flag while on trip to Gulf Coast

For years, Roy Brook has traveled all over Alabama and neighboring states sharing his love for the nation and the United States flag. But now, Brook is asking for help after he misplaced his flag while on a trip to Florida.

Noah Galloway Alabama News
Happy with the man he is today: Alabama war hero Noah Galloway talks overcoming challenges and being a family man

1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson sat down with Noah Galloway and the two discussed challenges they have been through in life and as parents.

U.S. Supreme Court Alabama News
U.S. Supreme Court rejects petition by female death row inmate accused of poisoning children

A woman sentenced to death in the killings of two children lost her petition to the United States Supreme Court.

Gadsden Jay Freeman Alabama News
Gadsden State Community College names police chief for new police department

Gadsden State Community College is one step closer to having its own police department now that the school has appointed a police chief.

Scrushy Alabama News
Richard Scrushy calls allegations of hiding money via prison inmate ‘hogwash’

Richard Scrushy is ready for the truth to come out, he says, following allegations in court that he is hiding millions he could use to pay what he owes from a civil lawsuit.

Alabama Supreme Court Alabama News
ALDOT 'optimistic' after Alabama Supreme Court denies its emergency motion to resume Baldwin County bridge project

The Alabama Department of Transportation is optimistic about the road ahead concerning the building of a bridge in south Baldwin County.

Prayer warriors plan to congregate Saturday at park overlooking location of pride festival in Fairhope

A group has formed in reaction to progressive moves being made in the city of Fairhope. Now, the group is planning an event to overshadow a pride festival planned for this weekend.

Bridge Westview Alabama News
Alabama Supreme Court denies emergency stay in Baldwin County Bridge Company case against ALDOT

The Supreme Court of Alabama denied a motion by the Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper to continue work on a south Alabama bridge while a lower court’s decision is being appealed.

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