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Gilmer Family Farm 1 Alabama News
Milking the market: Lamar County farm transitions from dairy to beef production

After three generations of dairy farming, the Gilmer Family Farm in Lamar County is now producing cattle for beef. The dairy heifers have been sold and life is a lot different on the farm.

Javier Brykese Burney Alabama News
U.S. Marshals arrest Jefferson County road rage murder suspect

The U.S. Marshals Service conducted an operation in Jefferson County to make an arrest in connection to a May 16 murder investigation.

Plant Berry Alabama News
EPA proposes denial of ‘less protective’ ADEM-Alabama Power plan to manage coal ash

The Biden administration is celebrating a proposed denial of Alabama’s ability to manage coal ash.

Mobie Coast Guard Sector Alabama News
As a 'Coast Guard City,' Mobile to celebrate National Coast Guard Day

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said he hopes U.S. Coast Guard members know the city supports them as National Coast Guard Day (August 4) approaches.

Highway 278 Alabama News
Two inmates picking up trash struck, killed by car in Marion County

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) released information Wednesday after a deadly incident involving two inmates working on the side of the road.

Clotilda Alabama News
Former Alabama reporter defends claim he found slave ship Clotilda, says he was 'intentionally written out' of history

A former news reporter who said he found Clotilda, the last known slave ship to bring captives to the United States, is defending that claim after he said some have attempted to write him out of history.

Austin Patrick Hall from Eufaula Alabama Police Department Facebook Alabama News
Man accused of shooting two Bibb County deputies pleads not guilty to all charges

The man charged in the death of a Bibb County deputy pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday.

Danny Rary Alabama News
Vestavia Hills Chief of Police dies after 45 years of service

The City of Vestavia announced the death of long-time police chief Danny P. Rary.

Whittenton michael Alabama News
Man arrested after months-long investigation into car burglaries of vacationers in Fort Morgan

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a man in connection to several car burglaries that happened from April through July in Fort Morgan.

ALDOT Alabama News
DOJ suing ALDOT for not re-hiring worker who was thrown off back of truck, claims violation of ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), claiming a maintenance technician who was injured on the job was denied re-hiring.

John Hannah on farm Alabama News
NFL Hall of Famer turned Alabama farmer John Hannah struggles to keep cattle farm as Congress debates Farm Bill

Alabama farmers are struggling to stay afloat and one former NFL Hall of Famer says he knows firsthand.

Foley Fire Department Photo Alabama News
Safe haven baby box allowing mothers to drop off newborns to be installed in Baldwin County

A bill passed this year in Alabama will allow for baby boxes to be placed across the state, and one of them is going to Baldwin County.

Bama Boom Tracker Alabama News
No reports of injuries after mysterious big boom heard in Shelby County

Dozens of residents in Shelby County reported hearing a big boom Monday morning, but authorities are unsure what caused it.

JARED HUDSON Alabama News
Alabama's 'Sound of Freedom': Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson works to save human trafficking victims

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson has spent a great deal of time targeting human traffickers and rescuing victims from their captors. The movie “Sound of Freedom” has put a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking and Hudson has a unique perspective on the subject of the movie.

Treadaway Reynolds Alabama News
Former law enforcement officers turned lawmakers respond to Hoover police chief call for stricter penalties following Carlee Russell case

Hoover Police chief Nick Derzis said Friday during a press conference that he plans to go to state lawmakers to try and get penalties changed when it comes to reporting false violent crimes. At least two former law enforcement officers turned state representatives are on board.

Patches Tattoo Alabama News
Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, asks for trial delay so he can pay attorneys

Daniel Anthony Crain, 46, is asking for more time to prepare for trial after being indicted on two counts of attempted rape first-degree and sexual abuse first-degree in connection to an incident last year.

Carlee Russell Alabama News
Carlee Russell arrested in connection to kidnapping hoax in Hoover; Case could mean changes in Alabama law

More than two weeks after a widespread search for Carlee Russell, she has been charged after authorities said she faked her own kidnapping.

Josh Woods Alabama News
Mobile City Councilman-elect Josh Woods vows to be a voice for the people but unsure how outspoken he will be: 'Everybody has the right to be heard'

“I guess that’s to be determined,” he told 1819 News. “Issues come up all the time. Taking a strong stand or taking a weak stand, I can’t really tell you because I don’t really know and don’t have an issue in front of me, specifically."

Elmore Correctional Facility Alabama News
ADOC correctional officer, 2 inmates charged with murder after inmate death

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer has resigned after being charged with murder in the death of Rubyn James Murray.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director Cooper delayed after civil suit filed this month

The trial for Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has been continued in Marshall County.

Fentanyl, drugs Alabama News
Jefferson County on track to exceed 2022 drug overdose deaths

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said drug deaths continue to climb year over year despite numerous efforts to curb the opioid crisis.

Donald Trump Alabama News
ALGOP Trump event in Montgomery nearly sold out

The Alabama GOP chairman said an event featuring Donald Trump in Montgomery has gotten a positive response based on ticket sales.

Mobile skyline Alabama News
Mobile annexation one week in: What to expect

The City of Mobile is still in the process of completing annexation, and city leaders are working to inform new residents of what to expect.

Josh Woods Alabama News
Josh Woods wins Mobile City Council District 6 seat in special election

Unofficial election results are in for the Mobile City Council District 6 special election on Tuesday with Josh Woods earning the majority of the votes.

Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile Alabama News
Mobile County School Board approves purchase of Ladd-Peebles Stadium

The Mobile County School Board approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Mobile and a sales agreement concerning the purchase of Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

BALDWIN COUNTY BRIDGE COMPANY Alabama News
ALDOT director Cooper claims BCBC acted in 'bad faith;' Says preliminary injunction costing millions

The Supreme Court of Alabama is reviewing a brief filed in the case of Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, in which he claims a lower court's decision issuing an injunction halting the building of a bridge in Baldwin County was not legal.

CARLEE RUSSELL 2 Alabama News
Carlee Russell admits to lying about baby on I-459; Attorney says there was never a kidnapping

The Hoover Police Department announced Monday that Carlee Russell, 25, has admitted to lying about circumstances surrounding her disappearance from the side of the road on Thursday, July 13.

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