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Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon calls $4.6 million school foundation shortfall a 'red herring'

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon responded to a question from a resident concerning a report by Gulf Coast Media that the school system owes over $4.6 million to the schools foundation program.

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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach preparing for busy Spring Break season; Warn of zero tolerance for underage drinking

The entire months of March and April are considered the Spring Break season for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. City officials are preparing for a busy season this year and want to warn visitors that their goal is to keep everyone safe in a family-friendly environment.

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‘Like a bad preacher’: ACLL’s Matt Clark explains why Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will likely be blocked by SCOTUS

Following oral arguments in Biden v. Nebraska before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) this week, an Alabama attorney said it isn’t looking good for the Biden administration when it comes to allowing student loan forgiveness.

Atmore father charged in hot car death asks court for bond reduction

The man charged in the death of his two-year-old son after the child was left in a hot car Monday is asking the judge in the case for a bond reduction.

'He was my Ironman': Family of Mobile runner wants justice in his death after grand jury

The family of a man killed in a September 2022 crash in Mobile wants answers after they say justice has not been served.

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$7 million verdict reached in civil lawsuit against AltaPointe Health Systems in rape case

A Mobile County Circuit Court jury reached a $7 million verdict in a civil case concerning the rape of a patient at BayPointe Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Mobile.

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Huntsville Police teaching people how to interact with officers for 'safety and well-being'

The Huntsville Police Department, along with the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council (HPCAC) will host a community forum this month to teach citizens how to interact with officers in case they are stopped or see an officer in the community.

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Ivey seeking $50,000 in taxpayer money to hire Maynard Cooper & Gale outside counsel to conceal texts, emails in bridge lawsuit

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey plans to request $50,000 to pay an attorney to assist her office with protecting texts and emails sent from state officials concerning the plans to build a new bridge in Baldwin County.

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Autopsy reveals Jefferson County man killed by pack of dogs

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Animal Control are investigating the death of a man after an autopsy revealed he was killed by a pack of dogs.

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Mobile Councilman Scott Jones: Demographics should not be the focus of annexation talks

Mobile City Councilman for District 6 Scott Jones is in favor of annexing to the west of the city, but he says the conversation shouldn’t be about demographics as much as it should be about the importance of attempting to annex as much territory as possible.

Atmore two-year-old dies in hot car; Father charged with reckless murder

The Atmore Police Department is investigating the death of a child that was left in a hot car Monday.

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Three dogs in Cullman County likely poisoned, Animal Control says

Cullman County Animal Control is investigating the death of three dogs in a short time period and in a concentrated area.

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Mobile addressing issues brought up during annexation discussions

As the city of Mobile considers multiple annexation plans, there is some pushback and concern about which areas could be brought into city limits. The city, along with a financial consulting company, is currently studying four options on the west side of Mobile.

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Trial underway for former Mobile neurosurgeon charged with reckless murder in drunken crash­­

Jury selection is underway for the reckless murder trial of a former Mobile neurosurgeon charged in the death of a third-year medical student in 2020.

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Scott Bridge Company removed from lawsuit against ALDOT in Baldwin County bridge controversy; Judge says ALDOT spokesman disclosed confidential material to media

What was supposed to be three days of hearings in the case of Baldwin County Bridge Company LLC v. Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Director John Cooper, continues Monday after being extended to four days.

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Nurse anesthetist Christine Carr warns against medical marijuana ordinances, advises what can be done

The city of Jasper is one of many in Alabama that has approved ordinances allowing business licenses to dispensaries in the medical marijuana industry. The approval had some residents concerned and they gathered to hear this week from Christine Carr, CRNA.

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ERIC head responds to Secretary of State Wes Allen claim headquarters doesn't exist — 'Always operated without a brick-and-mortar office'

The executive director of the Electronic Registration Information Center responded to Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen after he went to Washington and discovered an address provided by ERIC was not the center's headquarters address.

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Atmore woman accused of chasing down husband, striking him with car at Walmart

A woman is facing a domestic violence charge after witnesses say she ran over a man in the Atmore Walmart parking lot.

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Daphne PD identifies victims in quadruple homicide where three were shot, a fourth bludgeoned with pickaxe

Daphne Police identified the suspect and victims in a quadruple homicide that happened Wednesday night on Melanie Loop.

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Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely to begin sentence for corruption conviction Friday

Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely will begin his 36-month jail sentence in the Franklin County Jail on Friday, Feb. 24.

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen says ERIC headquarters doesn’t exist in location given on website

After over a year of questioning the integrity and purpose of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), the new Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen went a step further after pulling Alabama from the center and went to the physical address ERIC gave for its headquarters. What he found was virtually nothing.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty helps UA nursing student with religious exemption from COVID vaccine

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty (ACLL) celebrated a victory concerning COVID vaccine exemptions and no litigation was necessary.

Bridge company complaints are ‘just bad claims’: ALDOT side revealed in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit hearing

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has responded in court to claims that a bridge project in south Alabama was formulated in bad faith.

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Four dead in Daphne shooting; Suspect in custody

The Daphne Police Department is investigating a quadruple homicide that happened around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday night on Melanie Loop.

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ALEA reports increase in drivers not yielding to emergency vehicles: Here's what to do

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a reminder about what drivers should do when they see emergency vehicles after noting an increase in people not respecting first responders on the road.

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U.S. Rep. Moore proposes designating AR-15 as America's official national gun

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) unveiled new legislation Tuesday that would designate the AR-15 as the National Gun of the United States.

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Alabama star basketball player Brandon Miller brought gun to deadly shooting, according to report

Tuscaloosa detectives have revealed more information about a deadly Jan. 15 shooting that claimed the life of a young mom and ended in the arrest of an Alabama basketball player and his friend. A new report by Carol Robinson with al.com states there were other basketball players there, including star player Brandon Miller and teammate Jayden Bradley.

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