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Little Italy Alabama News
Auburn pizzeria Little Italy vandalized with swastika carvings on tables

The restaurant, Little Italy, posted surveillance images of the man they accused of the act.

Library Board of Trustees Fairhope Alabama News
Fairhope pediatrician, retired minister want Fairhope Library to keep questionable books in children section; Anti-human trafficking activist raises concerns

The Fairhope Library's Board of Trustees met Monday and heard from the public about concerns over books that some say contain inappropriate material. These books, they say, are in the children and teen sections of the library, and they want them moved to the adult section.

Joran van der Sloot Alabama News
Van der Sloot could reveal details in Natalee Holloway death as part of plea deal

Joran van der Sloot has a court hearing on Wednesday in which the family of Natalee Holloway could learn more about how their daughter died.

Nancy Buckner, Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources. Alabama News
Letter sent to Ivey details horrific incidents with children in DHR custody — 'You have the power to stop it Governor'

A group of current and former Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) employees sent an open letter to Gov. Kay Ivey about concerns with DHR leadership. Some of these concerns, they said, have led to the death and abuse of children in DHR custody.

Foley library director Alabama News
Foley Library director who refused to remove inappropriate material from children section departing for Wyoming

The director of the Foley Public Library is leaving Alabama two months after a controversy concerning inappropriate books in the children’s and teen’s section.

Barber Motorsports Park Alabama News
Woman dies in second deadly crash at Barber Motorsports Park this month

For the second time this month, a person has died as a result of a crash at Barber Motorsports Park.

St Pauls Star of David Alabama News
Reverend of Daphne church 'very, very happy to be back home' after 'inconvenience' in Israel

Members of St. Paul's Eastern Shore Episcopal Church returned home safely from Israel over the weekend.

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway Alabama News
Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway revises budget freeze criticism

A day after Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway released an emotional statement about the Commission freezing 30% of his budget and the implications that decision could lead to, he backtracked Friday saying he had it wrong.

Citizens Academy Alabama News
Fairhope PD allowing up-close and personal look at police work through Citizen Police Academy

The Fairhope Police Department’s third Citizen’s Academy was a success, according to Chief Stephanie Hollinghead. She said it was not only helpful for the citizens of Fairhope, but also for the department.

First Responders Dinner Alabama News
Azalea City Republican Women honor first responders with night of recognition

First responders in Mobile County were honored by the Azalea City Republican Women (ACRW) Thursday evening.

Thack Dyson Alabama News
REJOICE! Daphne's St. Paul's Episcopal Church members escape Israel, hope to be home soon

The director of St. Paul’s Eastern Shore Episcopal Church and several church members, finally got out of Israel Friday after days of trying to leave.

Levite JCC Jewish Community Center Birmingham Alabama News
Security group trains and informs Alabama synagogues amid Hamas threats, warns of 'swatting'

Alabama’s Jewish places of worship are on high alert Friday after Hamas leaders called for a day of rage.

Sheriff Mark Pettway Alabama News
Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway concerned with safety after 'budget freeze'; Deputies have been worried for over a year

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said Thursday that the Jefferson County Commission’s freezing of 30% of the sheriff’s office budget is dangerous.

Dash cam decatur Alabama News
Decatur PD 'erred in stating' Stephen Perkins refused to drop his firearm before being shot dead

The Decatur Police Department vowed to be transparent during the investigation into the death of Stephen Perkins.

Bird trafficking Alabama News
Suspects from Alabama, Georgia face over 40 years in federal prison for buying stuffed birds online

A Eufaula man is one of two indicted in a federal bird trafficking case.

Jefferson County Police Department by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Second Jefferson County deputy suffered injury during struggle with suspect related to judge, deputy chief

A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who responded as backup during an arrest on Sept. 16, has confirmed he was injured during the incident, in addition to another deputy who previously spoke to 1819 News.

Carlee Russell Alabama News
Carlee Russell appeals guilty verdict in kidnapping hoax

The Hoover woman whose fake abduction scheme captured national attention over the summer was found guilty Wednesday in Municipal Court.

Moody Landfill Fire Alabama News
VIDEO: Smoke seeping out of underground landfill fire in Moody despite efforts to stifle

Residents near the Moody Landfill are once again concerned after an underground fire that has been burning for nearly a year has once again started to release smoke into the air.

Eli Shaviro Ariel Israel Alabama News
'My heart is broken': Mobile Mayor Stimpson reaches out to Israeli sister city with support and prayers

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson reached out to the mayor of Ariel, Israel Monday, after learning of the terrorist attack by the Palestinian group Hamas over the weekend.

Gov Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey says Mobile airport, bridge project both on track; Hopes to continue improving state's education

Governor Kay Ivey addressed the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning to speak on economic development, transportation and education.

Adam Simjee Alabama News
Girlfriend of Good Samaritan killed in Cheaha State Park relived worst moments at trial

Investigators in Clay County could soon be allowed to speak to the public and the media about a terrifying case out of the Talladega National Forest.

Redistricting Map Alabama News
Mobile City Council to consider redistricting map, keeping black voting age majority

The city of Mobile recently annexed areas to the west of the city, bringing the population to 206,830 and making the city the second largest in the state.

Baldwin Beach Express bridge Alabama News
Toll bridge fight not over in Baldwin County; Case heading back to court this month

The Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) versus Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) saga is not over.

Deadly weekend: Jefferson County Coroner suspects five drug overdose deaths

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates, who has been concerned with drug overdoses for years, confirmed there were five suspected overdose deaths over the weekend.

Mobiles first guests to board Carnival Spirit cut a ceremonial ribbon with Captain Salvatore Siviero Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Sarah Beth Reno Carnivals SVP of guest operations Alabama News
Bon Voyage! Carnival Spirit embarks on first cruise from Mobile Port

The city of Mobile celebrated as Carnival Spirit left for an eight-day cruise to the Bahamas on Friday. The cruise is the first since Carnival returned to the Port City.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Alabama News
Birmingham-based U.S. Israel Education Association calls on Congress to support Israel, condemn Hamas

Following terrorist attacks in Israel, the U.S. Israel Education Association (USIEA) responded to the attacks in Israel Saturday by urging Congress to act.

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.

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