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Tommy Tuberville Veterans Alabama News
Tuberville backs Alabama Veteran organization with contribution to 'boots-to-hard-hat' program

Alabama Veteran is celebrating a large donation from the Tommy Tuberville Foundation. The president of the non-profit organization said the donation along with multiple partnerships will make a big difference for veterans trying to get their feet on the ground.

Kids to Love Lee Marshall Alabama News
Watch: Kids to Love founder standing up to 'broken' DHR asking for support, gathering stories of others impacted

Lee Marshall took to social media Friday to defend herself and her non-profit as they go after the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Jays Charity Bingo Alabama News
Gambling with the Public Trust: Jefferson Co. Sheriff Pettway long neglected responsibility to close illegal bingo halls

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway recently said he was glad the County Commission decided not to renew business licenses for electronic bingo halls. However, he had the legal means to shut the operations down all along.

TP the PD: Tallassee Police Department cleaning up after high school seniors let the good times toll

Friday morning came early for the Tallassee Police Department after their building was rolled with toilet paper late Thursday night.

crimescene tape Alabama News
Talladega National Forest 'Good Samaritan' murder suspects face life in prison

The two women arrested in connection to the murder and robbery in the Talladega National Forest have been scheduled for sentencing in a federal case against them.

Try that in a small town Alabama News
'Try That in a Small Town' artist Jason Aldean awarded 'Key to the City of Orange Beach'

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon presented country music superstar Jason Aldean with a key to the city.

Judy Barlow Alabama News
Eastern Shore Republican Women president kicks off election season at national convention

Eastern Shore Republican Women President Judy Barlow attended the 42nd biennial National Federation of Republican Women in Oklahoma City. Barlow said she came back with some tools to use here in Alabama.

Mpl Alabama News
Mobile County GOP seeks to hold library accountable for shelving sexually explicit content for children

The Mobile County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution Tuesday opposing inappropriate material found in the children’s sections of public libraries.

Dash cam decatur Alabama News
Protests underway at Ivey event following Decatur officer-involved shooting

Protesters gathered Tuesday outside the Double Tree Hotel in Decatur, where Gov. Kay Ivey was speaking at the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Update.

Patrick Devone Stallworth. Cupcake McKinney Alabama News
Death penalty possible for suspect in kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

A suspect in the gruesome 2019 death of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney has been denied a motion to throw out the death penalty.

Man who found wife hanged, two children drowned asks for donations, support

The family of a man who lost his wife and children in Semmes last week is rallying behind him and raising money for support.

Roanoke, Ala. Alabama News
Gang activity crisis in small town Alabama: Lawmakers and law enforcement work to curb group crime

In May of this year, a small town graduation ceremony was put on lockdown after law enforcement became aware of possible gang activity. It was that communication to officials that may have saved lives and helped police gain intelligence to what’s been lurking in the shadows.

National police K9 competition hosted in Foley showcases 'best of the best'

The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Field Trials was held in Foley the last week in September.

Dairy Cow Alabama News
Alabama farmers face mental health crisis as dairy farms dry up

The rate of suicide in the dairy industry has skyrocketed nationwide. A new documentary, “On the Farm,”  by Mississippi State, highlights the struggles of Alabama farmers, including Lamar County farmer Will Gilmer.

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway Alabama News
Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway backtracks on illegal bingo halls — Claims he'll shut them down for operating with no business license

After years of allowing illegal gaming in Jefferson County, Sheriff Mark Pettway now says he is willing to shut them down.

Tyrus Alabama News
He's back! Tyrus tickets selling out for Gulf Shores show

Tyrus is coming back to south Alabama this fall and the show is already selling out. The retired wrestler, best-selling author and Fox News Channel Contributor will be in Gulf Shores on October 7.

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West Nile detected in Mobile County chickens; Health department recommends

The Mobile County Health Department detected the West Nile Virus in two coops of sentinel chickens used to detect mosquito-borne diseases.

Kids to Love Alabama News
Kids to Love charity founder fighting punitive action from DHR after claims kids are sleeping on floor of state agency's offices

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Alabama Department of Human Resources director in a Madison County court.

Drugs pills Alabama News
Erica Thomas: Breaking the chains of the opioid crisis

Alabama is known for a church on every corner, but somehow those corners are also plagued with drugs and crime. How did it get this way and what is being done to bring Alabamians back to God and break the chains that are binding and killing His people?

Baker High School fights Alabama News
Caught on camera: Multiple fights at Baker High School lead to arrests

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after at least five fights at Baker High School were caught on camera.

School children desk education student mental health stressed class by Damian Dovarganes AP Photo Alabama News
Federal lawsuits claim DHR, State Superintendent failed to protect disabled students in foster care

Several lawsuits have been filed against the Alabama Department of Human Resources commissioner Nancy Buckner and State Superintendent Eric Mackey following an investigation by the Department of Justice.

Conecuh County Courthouse Alabama News
Conecuh County GOP chair criticizes Ag Commissioner Pate for appointing Democrat registrar — 'We have our own little swamp to drain'

When Conecuh County Republican executive committee chairman Terrie Ryan approached Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate and State Auditor Andrew Sorrell about their appointments to the county’s Board of Registrars, she thought she got her message across. But after the appointments in late August, she said there was one glaring, concerning issue.

Montgomery Police Alabama News
Watch: Montgomery police officer arrested on criminal charges

The Montgomery Police Department is investigating an incident involving an officer.

Wendy Pickering Alabama News
It’s NOT perfectly normal: Private investigator alerts FBI to ‘child pornography' found in Fairhope Library

The Fairhope City Council heard from more concerned citizens Monday about inappropriate material being reported in the Fairhope Public Library.

Chicken House Alabama News
Dirt road to nowhere: Poultry farming in Alabama impacted by big corporation regulations

Country roads lead many Alabamians home from work each day. The roads we travel become engrained in our memories and we can see them clearly even when we’re miles away. Some of those roads are made of red dirt and sparkling mica. At the end is a small farmhouse and large rows of chicken houses. But for many, that’s where the road ends.

Mason Hills 2 Alabama News
Eat local: This Mobile County cattle farm offers top-quality meat and relief for Alabama farmers

From farm to table is a true statement for the folks at Mason Hills Farm in Grand Bay, Alabama. The sprawling farm in southwest Mobile County has around 150 heads of cattle, including Black Angus cattle.

Members of the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, OCM, CMA, nd Kansas Cattlemen’s Association join Sen. “Coach” Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, on Capitol Hill | Photo Credit: Office of Sen. Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Angry Birds: Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association storms D.C. to ‘fight hostile takeover’

This week, the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association was one of several groups that participated in a rally in Washington, D.C. as meetings on the Farm Bill continued.

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