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Fairhope Alabama News
'Can we say f***, d***, p****?': Fireworks at Fairhope City Council meeting over library books available to kids

Citizens from Fairhope and beyond attended the city council meeting Monday evening to read books they say are too inappropriate to be in the children's and teen’s sections at the Fairhope Public Library. ___group opposing

Jackie Mc Leod Alabama News
Legendary restaurateur and cookbook author Jackie Nell Osborn McLeod, of Bon Secour, passes away

McLeod was well-known in the Foley area as the owner of The Gift Horse Restaurant and Antique Mall, which occupies half a city block on Laurel Avenue in downtown Foley. The business has been in operation since 1982.

Drag prayer Alabama News
Drag show performers heckle prayer group at Mobile brewery

Following the viral news of children at a drag show at Oyster City Brewing Company in Mobile last month, a group of concerned citizens gathered Sunday for the brewery’s monthly drag brunch.

Deirdre Johnson Alabama News
Mobile County Health Department’s Overdose Prevention team member ‘going beyond the call of duty’

A member of the Mobile Cunty Health Department’s Overdose Prevention team was recognized in Bessemer at the Alabama Department of Mental Health's Peer Certification Conference.

Center for Reproductive Medicine Alabama News
'It's a scare tactic': IVF clinic battling misinformation machine amid legal battle

The move comes in the midst of a lawsuit gaining national attention and false information has been reported claiming the clinic is closing.

The Wall That Heals Alabama News
The Wall That Heals, honoring Vietnam vets, coming to Baldwin County in May

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is coming to Baldwin County in May. The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter-scale monument and mobile education center, will be in Robertsdale from May 9 to May 12.

Dog fighting indictment Alabama News
Federal agents rescue 78 fighting dogs from operations in Jefferson County

A total of 78 dogs were rescued from an alleged dog fighting operation in Jefferson County.

Blue Angels 1 Alabama News
Blue Angels honor ‘hometown hero’ from Montgomery with exhilarating flight

Catherine Kenny, of Montgomery, got a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Maxwell Air Force Base.

Gulf Shores Fire Chief Mark Sealy Alabama News
Gulf Shores fire chief thankful for body scan program that saved his life, alerted other firefighters to cancer

Gulf Shores Fire Chief Mark Sealy has been around for a while. By looking at him, you may not know he has cheated death more than once. Before his days in Gulf Shores, Sealy was chief of Mobile Fire Rescue. That is when a chance encounter with a full-body scan changed his life.

‘Anybody that wants to sexualize grade-age kids is a pervert themselves’: Orange Beach moves inappropriate juvenile books, writes new policy

The Orange Beach Public Library has made moves to protect children and teens from books some may consider inappropriate for juveniles.

Mobile bridge Alabama News
'Frustrating but not surprising': ALDOT blames inflation, interest rates for pause of I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said inflation and high interest rates are the reasons behind a review of costs for the I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project.

Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch Alabama News
Mobile County Sheriff says Prichard PD needs improvement or county will have to step in

Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch said a recent criminal case out of Prichard was a highlight of ongoing issues with how the Prichard Police Department handles matters.

ALDOT slams brakes on I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has paused work on a long-awaited project that would connect Mobile to Daphne and relieve traffic between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Gulf Shores boardwalk Alabama News
Gulf Shores ‘aggressively’ seeking prosecution for ‘callous actions’ following shooting; Suspected gunman in custody

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the March 27 shooting that left one person injured.

Joseph Cox Alabama News
Former Gadsden dentist sentenced to 180 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse of staff and patients

Former Gadsden dentist Dr. Joseph Clarence Cox was sentenced to 180 years in prison for two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy and eight counts of sexual abuse.

Mobile Infirmary front facade Alabama News
Mobile hospital where IVF case began makes call to end IVF therapy

The ending of services includes clinics that lease offices from Mobile Infirmary, including Infirmary Health.

Brewbaker Mobile signs Alabama News
City of Mobile logo illegally used on AL-2 candidate Brewbaker’s signs; Supporters had 'pure intentions,' campaign says

The City of Mobile responded Wednesday to reports that a Republican candidate for Congressional District 2 was illegally using the City’s logo.

Prattville Library Alabama News
Laura Clark remains Autauga/Prattville Library’s general counsel, says media reports inaccurate

Autauga/Prattville Library attorney Laura Clark confirmed to 1819 News she has not been dismissed as general counsel, as several news reports suggested.

Used car dealership thefts Alabama News
People taking off with cars during test drives, Mobile police say

The Mobile Police Department is urging used car dealerships to be aware of a rash of recent car thefts.

Gulf Shores Police Alabama News
City of Gulf Shores considering changes to ordinances following Spring Break shooting

Gulf Shores city leaders are examining city ordinances to see if anything can be done to stiffen penalties for certain violations, following the March 27 shooting that left one injured.

Autism awareness Alabama News
April is Autism Awareness Month in April: Why it’s important

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation recognizing the cause statewide.

Bahama Bobs 22 Alabama News
Bahama Bob’s misses Spring Break crowd; Plans underway to open soon

It wasn’t meant to be for Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Café in Gulf Shores to reopen in time for Spring Break.

brewbaker v dobson Alabama News
Debate Night: Dobson, Brewbaker spar in runoff debate covering immigration, LGBTQ agenda, inflation and industry

The two candidates in the Republican runoff for Alabama's second congressional district debated at Government Plaza in Mobile on Monday.

Gulf Shores Beach Photo Alabama News
Beachgoers more aware of surroundings following Gulf Shores Spring Break shooting

While Gulf Shores is known for being a “family-friendly” beach destination for Spring Break, two Spring Break shootings, two years in a row, have some people noticing things aren’t how they used to be.

Interest rates, supply still impacting Alabama’s real estate market

Spring is typically primetime for homebuyers, but even with plenty of homes for sale, Alabama is experiencing one of the slowest markets since the 1990s with little hope of improvement in the near future.

Alabama venemous snakes Alabama News
Alabama Snake Guide: Identifying venomous snakes and what to do if you see them

While many snakes in Alabama are harmless, there are venomous snakes and it’s important to know that while you may think you can identify venomous snakes by their color, eye shape and head shape, there are always anomalies that could trick even seasoned snake handlers.

Gulf Shores Video Alabama News
Gulf Shores Police say man who tried to get into vehicles after shooting may not be the shooter

Gulf Shores Police have identified a person arrested in connection to the March 27 shooting near Surf Style, at the intersection of Highway 59 and Beach Boulevard. However, they now say that person is one of several suspects and has not been charged with the shooting.

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