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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.

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.

Sound of Freedom Alabama News
Blanket Fort Hope CEO says everyone should see 'Sound of Freedom'

Alexa James, the founder and CEO of Blanket Fort Hope has dedicated her life to save and restore children victims of human trafficking. A new movie is now bringing awareness to child trafficking and the horrors that victims face. James said she hopes everyone sees the movie.

Wind Creek Casino Wetumpka Alabama News
Tribal nation seeks to reinstate lawsuit claiming Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka built on sacred grounds

The Poarch Creek Band of Indians is facing a lawsuit once again after the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is asking an appellate court to reinstate.

Classroom Taylor Wilcox unsplash com Alabama News
‘COVID students’ in Alabama deal with behavioral challenges never seen before — 'Mental health is an issue'

For students who started kindergarten in 2019 or 2020, there have been challenges in school following the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who will begin the third and fourth grades this year have never experienced a complete school year without the looming threat of a pandemic shutdown.

School classroom education children Alabama News
Alabama public school officials 'cautiously optimistic' on improving academics post-COVID

Alabama State Department of Education director of communications Dr. Michael Sibley said March 13, 2020, was the day a previously distant thought became a reality. Then-President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency, and schools were suddenly closed.

DESMOND BAILEY Alabama News
Alabama police officer, veteran who helped capture Saddam Hussein dies

The Eclectic Police Department announced the sudden and unexpected death of one of its own this week.

Barber Alabama News
Alabama carries out first execution since procedural changes

A man convicted of killing a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 was put to death early Friday morning at Holman Prison.

Jawan Dallas Alabama News
Civil rights attorneys plan to file lawsuit against Mobile in connection to Jawan Dallas

Civil rights attorneys from across the nation were in south Alabama Thursday morning just before the funeral of a man who died after an encounter with Mobile police officers on July 2.

CARLEE RUSSELL Alabama News
misTAKEN: Hoover PD reveal internet searches found in Carlee Russell's phone prior to disappearance — 'No threat to public safety'

Hoover police revealed new information in case of Carlee Russell.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
Mobile wins 3 of 4 annexation areas to become second-largest city in state; Stimpson suggests future annexation in outlying areas

The city of Mobile is now the second-largest city in the state after residents in three out of four areas voted to become part of the city.

LADD PEEBLES STADIUM DISCUSSION MOBILE CITY COUNCIL Alabama News
Mobile City Council repeals previous agreement on Ladd-Peebles Stadium sale, adopts new version

The Mobile City Council repealed a former intergovernmental agreement with the Mobile County School system after receiving a letter from the superintendent and the school board.

Kevin Brock Alabama News
Summerdale Police chief fired following criminal investigation

Summerdale Police Chief Kevin Brock was officially fired during a special town council meeting Monday.

Today show Alabama News
Parents of Carlee Russell on ‘Today’ show: ‘She was not in a good state’

While investigators continue to try and figure out what exactly happened when 25-year-old Carlee Russell disappeared on the night of Thursday, July 13, her parents are revealing some of what they know on national television.

Jordan Melton Alabama News
Firefighter dies five days after double shooting at Station 9 in Birmingham

A Birmingham firefighter has died five days after being injured in a double shooting at Fire Station 9.

CITY OF MOBILE Alabama News
Annexation vote for areas west of Mobile Tuesday; Here are maps and polling places

Residents in four areas west of Mobile will vote on July 18 on whether they want to annex into the city.

Cullman Regional Alabama News
Cullman Regional expands, receives approval for freestanding emergency department in Harstelle

Cullman Regional completed a third expansion as a part of a four-step project to keep up with demand.

pregnant beach Alabama News
'Hopefully it’s something we don’t have to worry about': Non-profit failing to raise funds for 'abortion ship' in Gulf of Mexico

One woman's dream of building a floating abortion facility off the Gulf of Mexico is having trouble becoming a reality due to a lack of funding.

Bahama Bobs Alabama News
Bahama Bob's restaurant in Gulf Shores damaged by fire — 'Thank God everyone got out'

Bahama Bob's in Gulf Shores was damaged in a fire Sunday. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is unknown.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES Alabama News
Alabama's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is next weekend

Parents getting their kids ready for the new school year will have the opportunity to save on supplies next weekend.

CARLEE RUSSELL Alabama News
Missing Hoover woman found safe; Transported to UAB Hospital for evaluation

A woman reported missing out of Hoover has been found safe after a two-day search.

Blount County Sheriff's Office. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Blount County deputy cleared of charges after lineman death; Sheriff urges public to not jump to conclusions

A Blount County deputy involved in a freak accident that killed an electrical lineman in March will not be charged.

KAROL KEMP Alabama News
Spanish Fort prosecutor Karol Kemp running for added Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge seat

A prosecutor in Baldwin County put her name in the hat for a new Circuit Court judge position.

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