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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.

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.

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The Mobile City Council repealed a former intergovernmental agreement with the Mobile County School system after receiving a letter from the superintendent and the school board.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

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.

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.

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.

$25,000 offered in case of missing Hoover woman who reported toddler walking on I-459

The Hoover Police Department announced $25,000 was being offered in the search for missing woman Carlethia “Carlee” Nichole Russell.

Woman missing after reporting toddler walking along I-459 in Hoover

The Hoover Police Department is searching for a missing woman after they said she called 911 to report a child walking along Interstate 459 South late Thursday.

Michael Hoyt Alabama News
Daphne Municipal Judge Michael Hoyt announces Republican run for new Baldwin County District Court seat

Daphne Municipal Judge Michael Hoyt announced he will run for the new Baldwin County District Court Judge Place 3.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship The Wharf Alabama News
'The Greatest Show in Sportfishing' underway in Orange Beach this weekend

The 2023 Blue Marlin Grand Championship is underway off the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall calls for Fortune 100 companies to end 'insidious and unlawful' race-based hiring practices

The AGs put any company that has previously “resorted to racial preferences or naked quotas to offset its bigotry” on notice, urging the CEOs to cease those practices.

File AP Photo BY Wong Maye E Alabama News
Supreme Court of Alabama to hear cases involving embryos allegedly destroyed by Mobile Infirmary patient

The Supreme Court of Alabama is set to hear the cases of three families seeking compensation after their embryos were destroyed by a patient at Mobile Infirmary.

Bon Secour River photo Alabama News
Hurricane Sally debris still causing problems; City of Foley clearing stream beds

The City of Foley has approved a project to clear debris from Hurricane Sally from the Bon Secour River.

Mobile west Alabama News
Mobile hosting 'Meet the Team' event for residents in proposed annexation areas

The City of Mobile is hosting a special event Wednesday to explain to residents in the proposed annexation areas how becoming part of the city would benefit them.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Alabama News
Two Birmingham firefighters seriously injured in possible targeted shooting

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened Wednesday morning at Fire Station 9.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
ALDOT hosting annual conference same week as director Cooper's harassment trial

This year, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is hosting the 82nd Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The conference will be in Mobile from August 5-9, just days after director John Cooper is set to go to trial on a harassment charge.

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