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voting, vote Alabama News
Obama-appointed federal judge rules in favor of True the Vote in Georgia case

A federal judge ruled in favor of True the Vote Tuesday in a three-year-long legal battle to support election integrity in Georgia.

Education Freedom Alabama News
API releases 'Educational Freedom in Alabama' report showing special interests behind roadblocks

The Alabama Policy Institute released its 2023-2024 Educational Freedom in Alabama report Tuesday in support of universal school choice.

K2 chemical spray Alabama News
Escambia County Drug Task Force fighting to get ‘bathtub meth,’ spray made in China off the streets

A chemical spray manufactured in China is being purchased and shipped straight to Alabama for drug users, Escambia County drug investigators say. Now, they are warning those using these dangerous chemicals could face serious charges but also serious health issues.

COVID Lockdown Alabama News
COVID fallout response likely to continue at the Alabama State House in 2024

The process and authority of Alabama’s State Health Officer continues to concern those who identified a potential glitch in the system after the COVID pandemic—a glitch that ended in devastation for some Alabama business owners.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
Five best TikTok takes from AL-2 hopeful State Rep. Juandalynn Givan: Glitz, glam and pink lip liner

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) was very busy topping off 2023 with her campaign for Alabama’s new second congressional district. Here is a look at the top TikTok hits from Givan.

Shaina Brown Kratom Alabama News
Atmore woman raises thousands online after Kratom arrest draws national attention

An Atmore woman was released from jail nearly nine months after being arrested with Kratom in Alabama. Since the arrest, supporters from across the nation raised thousands of dollars to help pay her bond.

Mathews and Givan Alabama News
Black community activist calls out State Rep. Givan for ‘Alabackward’ speaking engagement at BSC

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is hosting the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast on January 15, 2024, and the guest speaker is catching some heat from a local community activist.

Christopher Card Alabama News
Investigators: Man arrested trying to meet 14-year-old girl at Fultondale hotel

The FBI and the Secret Service were involved in a “To Catch a Predator” type sting in Jefferson County that led to one arrest.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Anti-religion group triggered by State Senate Pro-Tem Reed comments supporting school partnering with churches

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is attacking State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) for supporting a water and granola bar program between churches and Etowah County Schools.

Plant Barry coal ash pond Alabama News
Alabama Power to discuss coal ash process at Mobile County plant

Alabama Power has agreed to have conversations with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning what to do about coal ash at the James Barry Plant in Bucks.

68 Ventures Alabama News
68 Ventures CEO recounts bowl game sponsorship redemption story after playing during tough years at Bama

Pigskin memories, gridiron lessons and name recognition are all things college football teams get when they make it to a college bowl game. But the sponsors of those bowl games that make them happen also get a return.

Eagle Forum of Alabama Alabama News
Eagle Forum's priorities for 2024 include school choice, predatory gambling, silver, gold as legal tender

Becky Gerritson, executive director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, said priorities include tackling predatory gambling, protecting kids from being exposed to online porn, universal school choice, using gold and silver as legal tender, K-12 education and higher education transparency. She said the topics are common sense, practical issues and she is hopeful for what's to come.

Drug Arrests Alabama News
North Alabama drug task force says two men had enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 people

A multi-agency drug bust led to the arrest of two individuals and the seizure of enough fentanyl to provide 500,000 potentially lethal doses.

68 Ventures Bowl Alabama News
Caught on Camera: Sucker punch leads to brawl on field following USA-Eastern Michigan 68 Ventures Bowl matchup in Mobile

The University of South Alabama Jaguars won the Ventures 68 Ventures Bowl against the Eastern Michigan Eagles 59-10 but at least one of the Eagles didn't make his exit gracefully.

Dadeville shooting Alabama News
Suspect in Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting pleads not guilty; Youthful offender status denied

A suspect in the April 15 Dadeville shooting that claimed the lives of four people and injured 25 others pleaded not guilty and waived his right to an arraignment.

JH Israel Naomi Project Alabama News
Alabama nonprofit Israel Defense Forces partnership providing assistance to widows, orphans

Birmingham-based JH Israel is helping IDF widowed spouses and orphans with a modified program meeting wartime recovery needs.

First Presbyterian Church of Anniston Alabama News
Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama saving Anniston church from dwindling congregation

A new partnership between the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama and the First Presbyterian Church of Anniston will mean a beautiful Anniston church will remain occupied and maintained for years to come.

Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Operation Holiday Blitz nets 12 arrests, drugs, illegal gaming machines in Mobile

The Mobile Police Department completed a successful “Operation Holiday Blitz” this week, executing five search warrants, ending in a dozen arrests and the seizure of 10 illegal gambling machines and a variety of illegal substances.

Abbeville Police Chief Alabama News
Abbeville interim police chief resigns after being placed on administrative leave

Abbeville is once again looking for a police chief after the interim chief resigned Tuesday.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
Federal judge suggests Alabama change nitrogen hypoxia method to allow prayer without gas mask

The state of Alabama is set to be the first state to put to death a prisoner by using nitrogen gas, but a federal judge may halt the execution due to the method the state approved.

Jared Tarant Smith-Bracy Alabama News
Daphne man accused in quadruple pickax murders to undergo second mental evaluation

A Baldwin County man charged in the quadruple homicide of three family members and a family friend will undergo a second mental health evaluation before the case moves forward.

fentanyl, drugs, opioids Alabama News
Jefferson County drug fatalities on track to exceed 2022 numbers but no new drugs in play

It appears the number of drug fatalities in 2023 will exceed the 2022 number in Jefferson County, but the coroner says the increase won’t be significant.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director John Cooper delayed for second time in Marshall County

 The criminal trial for Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper has been pushed back once again in Marshall County.

DEI training Alabama News
Alabama Works state workforce initiative grant funded by DEI-focused companies

Despite studies showing how unsuccessful and harmful diversity, equity and inclusion policies and programs can be, DEI-backed funding sources still support training and workforce development in states across the country, including Alabama.

Ensler on Fox and Friends First Alabama News
Jewish State Rep. Ensler: Recent swatting incidents at synagogues across the nation 'disturbing and unnerving'

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) made an early appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First” to talk about the nearly 200 swatting incidents that took place over the weekend at synagogues across the nation.

Kenneth Nail Alabama News
Hanceville mayor pleads guilty to 15 charges, resigns as part of plea deal

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail resigned Tuesday and was sentenced as part of a plea deal.

Jonathan Sauers Alabama News
Former Faith Academy teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

A former teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school in Mobile pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

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