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AEA drops $1.5 million on state politics this election cycle – Republicans beneficiaries over Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin

Just in this last election cycle, Jan. 1, 2019, until present, AEA has contributed $1,535,625.79 to candidates, lawmakers and BOE members across the state.

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Alabama's climatologist says hurricane data shows different story, despite 'fear-mongering' climate change agenda

While politicians and the national media tie destruction caused by Hurricane Ian to climate change, Alabama's climatologist is uncovering the truth with real data.

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Chronic wasting disease creates problems for Alabama deer processors

As deer season approaches in Alabama, deer meat processors are preparing to face new challenges this year due to chronic wasting disease.

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Trial set for high profile case in which woman's body was found buried behind Hueytown house

The man charged in connection to a body found buried behind a house in Hueytown will go to trial on Jan. 9, 2023, over three years after the death.

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Alabama native Gregg Phillips vindicated following arrest of election company CEO found to have ties with China

The CEO of an election worker management company was recently arrested due, in part, to the investigative efforts of an Alabama man.

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ABC Board spends over $11 million annually on leases for stores, office space and storage

The ABC Board leases more space than any other state agency, according to the Examiners of Public Accounts.

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Huntsville man arrested in connection with 2021 crash that killed 2 people

A man suspected in a crash that claimed two lives last year is now charged, nearly a year after the crash.

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'Copycat' death notebook found at elementary school in Pell City

The Pell City Police Department said a “copycat” case concerning a death notebook in school has led to the expulsion of a sixth-grade student.

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Candidate for Houston County Coroner ends up in front of Ethics Commission, blames 'uneducated' Democratic Party

Kimberly Renee Rawls told the Alabama Ethics Commission she blames the Houston County Democratic party for not helping her get started on her campaign.

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Former chief deputy in Randolph County on probation following 40 ethics charges

A former Randolph County Chief Deputy was sentenced to probation after a plea agreement was reached concerning multiple ethics charges.

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Madison County DA office blames COVID for delay in charges in fatal crash; Driver arrested on multiple charges

A fatal crash on Nov. 27, 2021, claimed two lives and injured five others in Huntsville. However, nearly a year later no one has been arrested or charged and the family of the victims says they are tired of excuses.

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Fire officials warn expiration of federal money could further fuel equipment, staffing crisis in Alabama

With higher prices and less availability of equipment and fewer people interested in first responder jobs, Gene Coleman said Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) are necessary.

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Election 2022: What you need to know about the state constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot

The 2022 general election is just over a month away. While voters may be familiar with the offices on the ballot, including U.S. Senate and governor, less attention has been devoted to the constitutional amendments on the ballot this cycle.

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Family, friends hold candlelight vigil for Huntsville woman killed in 2021 crash

On the day that would have been Hannah Leigh Parton's 25th birthday, loved ones gathered at a Huntsville park to honor her memory while still awaiting justice for her death.

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Extra! Extra! Eat all about it! A Little Something Extra Ice Cream Truck

There is a small business in a small northeast Alabama town that is making a big difference. A Little Something Extra might look like an average ice cream truck but a closer look will reveal a greater purpose.

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Trussville City Schools Superintendent on leave in wake of 'death notebook' scandal

The Trussville City Schools Board of Education on Friday accepted Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill's request for administrative leave following a scandal over a student’s “death notebook” discovered nearly a year ago. 

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UAB, Children's of Alabama pediatrician details youth transgender treatment offerings; Says kids can ‘try on’ different identities

Following information revealed about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender practices, 1819 News took a look at practices at UAB and Children's of Alabama.

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Montgomery Police doing 'whatever it takes' to combat drug crimes

Chief Darryl Albert said his department is focusing on drug crimes in full force in order to make sure citizens feel safe.

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Busted: Police officer arrested for allegedly 'masturbating' in front of Daphne gas station

A Mobile Airport Police officer was arrested last week after Daphne Police said he was caught masturbating in public.

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks the 'death notebook' belatedly revealed at Hewitt-Trussville High School on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the "death notebook" revealed to the public one year after it was discovered by school officials, but only after the student made more threats.

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Hewitt-Trussville High School principal put on administrative leave after 'death notebook' – 'We dodged a bullet'

The principal at Hewitt-Trussville High School, Tim Salem, has been put on administrative leave after it was discovered he did not report a death list made by a student nearly a year ago.

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America First Agenda bus tour makes stops in Alabama

The America First Policy Institute’s America First Agenda Town Halls & Bus Tour pulled into Alabama this week.

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Trussville residents, leaders pushing for change after 'death notebook' controversy sheds light on policy failures

Outraged parents in Trussville are planning to gather at the next city council meeting to address issues following the discovery of a “death notebook” that was kept from them for nearly a year.

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Back in the Bird: Alabama air racing team participates for 18th year in Reno Air Races

Sanders Aviation's Big Red Racing Team is back safely in Alabama after a tragic at the Reno Air Races this month.

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Cherokee County SRO, Spring Garden student recognized for saving girl's life at football game

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office presented two life-saving awards Friday after a deputy and a student saved a girl’s life during a football game on Aug. 26.

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Crossville High homecoming queen hands over title and crown to classmate with cerebral palsy

If you are looking for a glimmer of hope for humanity, you have come to the right place. There is a story in Dekalb County that will surely inspire.

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CTE programs improving and expanding in Alabama; Students able to start careers out of high school

The Alabama State Department of Education’s Career Tech Education (CTE) and Workforce Development programs are growing and those in charge of the programs are hoping that growth will continue.

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