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Patrick Martin Alabama News
Trussville City Schools taps Dr. Patrick Martin as superintendent after controversy

Trussville City Schools has a new superintendent after months of searching for the person to fill the job.

Vulcan Materials Alabama News
Alabama congressional delegation demands answers following 'illegal occupation' of Vulcan Materials port in Mexico

The Alabama congressional delegation is coming together to demand the Mexican military exit the Vulcan Materials port in Quintana Roo, Mexico. On March 14, Mexican troops seized the Birmingham-based construction company’s terminal on the Yucatán Peninsula and lawmakers want answers.

Jonathan Nakhla Alabama News
Mobile neurosurgeon found guilty of reckless murder in death of medical student

A former Mobile neurosurgeon was found guilty Tuesday in the death of a third-year medical student in 2020. A jury found that Jonathan Nakhla caused the death of Samantha Thomas in a car crash around 12:41 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2020.

Ballin on Belrose 2022 Alabama News
Baldwin County development company 68 Ventures spearheading 'Everest challenge' for Baller Dream Foundation

If you ever wanted to climb Mt. Everest but would rather do it in a near-perfect climate, here's your chance. The 2023 Ballin' on Belrose for the Baller Dream Foundation will be April 2023 in Olde Towne Daphne.

DAVID PEREZ Alabama News
Baldwin County man charged with raping child, striking and strangling girlfriend

A Robertsdale man is in jail in Baldwin County after investigators said he attacked his girlfriend on March 10 when she confronted him about allegations he raped an 11-year-old child.

Republicans on a Mission Alabama GOP Alabama News
Fmr ALGOP chair Terry Lathan forms 'ROAM' to fight for school choice in Montgomery — 'We’re the cavalry'

Former Alabama GOP Chairman Terry Lathan says it’s high time Republicans come together and fight for school choice.

State Sen. Chris Elliott. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott pushes to do away with 'sketchy' boards in Alabama, take serious look at grocery tax reform

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke Monday at the March 2023 South Baldwin Chamber Leadership Series luncheon.

Mobile police Sgt John Young Alabama News
Mobile police officer John Young: 'Every patriot who loves their family and loves God' should be angered by violence

"Come back to me, and I'll come to you like a hen gathering her chicks. Let's turn our hearts and minds over to Jesus Christ, and he will heal our homes, our families and our communities."

Alabama District Attorneys Association Alabama News
District attorneys prepare public safety package for lawmakers — 'The main piece of our package is going to be violent crime'

The Alabama District Attorney’s Association has put together seven pieces of legislation for lawmakers to consider during the 2023 regular legislative session.

Daphne Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson introduces bill to protect grandparents in response to Daphne quadruple murder

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne) introduced House Bill 76 to add protection to grandparents by adding them to existing domestic violence laws.

Blood test Alabama News
MedHelp's Vaughn working to understand why some COVID patients unable to fight clots; Says medical breakthrough will be published soon

There have been reports of mysterious clots found in bodies since the start of the COVID pandemic and scientists have found these fibrous materials can be formed from the spike protein found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. Some people can break down the clots, and others are unable.

Jennifer Nicole Long Alabama News
North Alabama mother suspected in stabbing death of eight-year-old son

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of an eight-year-old boy and his mother is suspected in the killing.

Police siren lights by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Suspect and officer injured in Jacksonville chase, crash and shooting

A Jacksonville police officer and a suspect were taken to the hospital early Saturday after a chase that ended in the officer being hit head-on and the suspect shot.

Scott Bridge Company 'full steam ahead' with construction of new Baldwin County Intercoastal Waterway Bridge

The construction on a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County is well underway and temporary structures are expected to go up any day now.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency ALEA Senior Trooper Jason Lynn Vice and Bibb County Deputy Bradley Johnson Alabama News
Attorney General Marshall pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers; GoFundMe setup for fallen Bibb County deputy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recognized fallen Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Senior Trooper Jason Lynn Vice and fallen Bibb County Deputy Bradley Johnson Thursday.

Holman Prison Atmore AP Photo by Jay Reeves Alabama News
Alabama Department of Corrections increases correctional officer pay by 51.9% to attract recruits

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is bumping starting pay for correctional officers significantly after discovering that low pay had them competing against other agencies for good officers.

Joseph Mctigrit Alabama News
Baldwin County man suspected of taking thousands from victims in construction scam, including elderly woman

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection to an investigation into fraud. Joseph Tyler Mctigrit, 36, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

Daniel Watson Alabama News
Suspect in custody in St. Clair County following quadruple shooting that spanned two counties

An officer with the Leeds Police Department arrested a man suspected in two separate shootings that happened Monday evening into the early morning hours Tuesday.

Jonathan Sauers Alabama News
Mobile's Faith Academy teacher, soccer coach arrested for sexual relationship with student

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Britt Katie U S Senate Candidate Photo by Erica Thomas Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt blasts Biden's 'unserious budget,' joins forces to require balanced budget every year

During her campaign, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) continuously spoke about how important it was for her to fight for “our children and our children’s children.” This week, she is joining 23 other U.S. Senators to do what she says will fight President Joe Biden’s “unserious budget that would continue to recklessly pile this burden on the backs” of generations to come.

Colin glover Alabama News
Autopsy reveals sudden death of 21-year-old BSC basketball player was heart-related

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell confirmed to 1819 News the autopsy results from the tragic death of a young college basketball player.

Car Exhibition Shooting Birmingham. Alabama News
Lawmakers aim to put brakes on racing, donuts and burnouts with stricter penalties

Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”

Wind Creek Wetumpka Alabama News
Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Two-year-old child critically injured in Mobile hit-and-run

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after a child was hit by a driver that took off.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
'It's becoming a huge mess': U.S. Rep. Carl sits down for 'Coffee with a Cop' in Mobile, focuses on fentanyl crisis and border security

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) was home Monday visiting with the community at the Coffee with a Cop event in downtown Mobile.

Crabb Alabama News
Daphne teacher publishes book she wrote and illustrated 20 years ago

It was 20 years ago when she was a senior in high school that Emily G. Cordon was given an assignment that would one day change her life. She didn’t know it at the time, but the art project that was all about believing dreams do come true, would one day be a symbol of her own dreams coming true.

AL House of Rep Garrett Danny Facebook Alabama News
State Rep. Garrett: Clay city manager's account of grocery tax rebuke not accurate — 'I was trying to be helpful'

State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) said what has been said about him and his involvement in a local grocery tax cut is not accurate.

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