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The World Games Alabama News
Jefferson County EMA director: World Games offered invaluable training of first responders, emergency management

The World Games in Birmingham was not as much of a success as organizers hoped it would’ve been, but there were some invaluable aspects when it came to emergency training leading up to the event.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office Alabama News
'Felons and guns do not mix' – St. Clair County sheriff has message for legislators after carjacking and shooting

St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray has a message for lawmakers and leaders in Alabama: Do not defund law enforcement.

Queen Elizabeth II dead at 96

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 Thursday. She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with family by her side.

OB Alabama News
Much of Coastal Alabama to participate in 35th annual cleanup day

On Sept. 17, the Alabama Coastal Cleanup returns. The 35th annual cleanup day will be from 8 a.m. until noon. The name of the event this year is “Get the Trash Out of the Splash.”

Weather photo by Daoudi Aissa tornado storm severe weather Alabama News
Localized flooding possible through Saturday; Football games rescheduled

Some high school football games have been moved to Thursday night due to the possibility of storms and flooding.

1819 Erica Alabama News
1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks the Alabama Association of School Boards controversy on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the controversy over the Alabama Association of School Boards and its criticism of LOCAL Alabama, a grassroots parent organization, and her ALEA Marine Patrol ridealong over the weekend.

Lake photo Alabama News
Alabama lake-goers say goodbye to summer with 'last hurrah'

Labor Day marked the official end of summer for lake-goers in Alabama. Every year, Memorial Day opens up a season of fun in the sun, but Labor Day is the closing of memories that will last a lifetime for many.

Jackson Water Woes Alabama News
City of Birmingham collecting water for Jackson, Miss. residents

The city of Birmingham is hosting a water drive this week for people in the city of Jackson, Miss., after a water crisis in the city.

Money cash by Elise Amendola AP Photo Alabama News
Labor Day, a labor shortage and debate over minimum wage in Alabama

In the state of Alabama, many workers are off today to celebrate Labor Day. But as prices of gas and groceries increase, those who work for minimum wage, might want to take advantage of the extra hours.

Birmingham homicide Alabama News
Gang war: Birmingham Mayor Woodfin calls on 5 gangs to 'chill and put the guns down'

After a deadly weekend in Birmingham, Mayor Randall Woodfin is calling on the community to talk to friends and family of those affiliated with five gangs that could be responsible for shootings in the city.

E99 A6741 Alabama News
From near death to eternal life: His Way recovery program is saving lives in Huntsville

Reclaim. Rebuild. Restore. That’s what His Way, located in Huntsville, is all about. The Christian-based non-profit is using all of its resources to help men and, in some cases, women recover from addiction.

AL Association of School Boards 2 Lon Worley Alabama News
Alabama Association of School Boards lashes out at pro-constitutional values parents' group LOCAL Alabama

The Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) released a statement but refused to answer direct questions after being asked about comments made during a meeting earlier this week.

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Faith-based women and children’s shelter set to open by the end of the year in Randolph County

There is an effort underway in east Alabama to bring safety and security to abused women and children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to escape their situations.

Tru cabinetry Alabama News
Would-be customers lose thousands in deposits after closure of Tru-Wood Cabinet Company in Clay County

As operations at Tru-Wood Cabinet Company, LLC, and Ashland Trucking Company wind down, some would-be customers are experiencing headaches and facing the loss of money.

Cannabis plants from the Commission Alabama News
Alabama to begin accepting medical cannabis business applications

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission will begin accepting applications from companies seeking a medical marijuana grower, processor, transporter or dispensary license on Thursday.

I voted stickers 1 Alabama News
Judge hears from both sides on case questioning integrity of Alabama's voting machines

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin is considering a motion to dismiss a case involving Alabama’s voting machines. The lawsuit seeks to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines, claiming the machines make elections “unsecure and fatally compromised.”

Daniel Crain Alabama News
Gulf Shores Police make arrest after reported sexual assault in Mud Bugs Pub & Club parking lot

The Gulf Shores Police Department announced the arrest of a man in connection to a sexual assault that happened in the parking lot of a bar and grill.

ABC Board Alabama News
The cost of Alabama's state-owned liquor business: Top Alcoholic Beverage Control Board executives rake in six-figure salaries

Who is in charge of the ABC Board, and how much do they get paid?

Opelika Arrest Alabama News
Opelika police charge 2 in connection to 2000 homicide of baby

The Opelika Police Department announced an arrest in a cold case involving the murder of a 4-month-old baby.

School bus Thomas Park Alabama News
School systems dealing with bus driver shortages because 'people don't want to work anymore'

From Alaska to Rhode Island and even Hawaii, there is a school bus driver shortage impacting school systems, transportation officials and families across the nation. Alabama is no exception.

Chapman Alabama News
Dothan man added to state's missing person database nearly 9 years after reported missing

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) added a missing person to its missing adult database on Aug. 5 of this year, nearly nine years after the subject disappeared.

Kaylee Alexis Carmichael Alabama News
Mobile County teen dies two years after crash

South Alabama is mourning the loss of a young woman people have been praying over for two years. Kaylee Carmichael was in a car crash on Aug. 29, 2020. She died on Aug. 23, this year. She was 18 years old.

SLS Artemis I Orion Alabama News
NASA's super heavy-lift rocket scheduled to launch Monday

NASA is setting the state for the Monday morning launch of the Artemis I super heavy-lift rocket from Kennedy Space Center

Nelson Alabama News
Woman killed in Decatur Walmart parking lot; Man charged with murder

Sherry Sain was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the store located at 1203 6th Avenue SE. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Heavy rains causing flooding issues at Alabama coast

Recent heavy rains have slammed the Alabama coastal areas, causing city and county leaders in several areas to step up.

E99 A5728 Alabama News
'A God thing': Alabama non-profit sends gift boxes to families of all 13 military members killed in Kabul Airport attack a year ago

Jonathan and Angel Brown had been giving gift boxes to people for encouragement as part of a non-profit effort. Their non-profit is called Good News Gift Box.

Baldwin County Photo Alabama News
Only a few days left for Baldwin County residents to take part in long-term plan survey

There are only a few days left for residents of Baldwin County to let leaders know what they want to see in the future.

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