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Birmingham police give back to woman who lost 2 children in July storm

Officers from the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) delivered school supplies and clothing to the home of Rosemary Allen, who lost two girls during a storm on July 21.

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MISSING PERSON: Earl Sharron Johnson

The Vestavia Hills Police Department (VHPD) is asking for the public’s help locating Earl Sharron Johnson.

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Alabama, Morgan Wallen, Koe Wetzel coming to Rock the South in Cullman this weekend

The annual Rock the South music festival will take place in Cullman this weekend.

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Amazon job fair coming to Decatur this weekend

Are you in the Decatur area and want to work at Amazon? Go to the Decatur Career Center (DCC) on Friday and Saturday for the Amazon job fair.

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What is a Libertarian? Part I: The Libertarian Movement

America’s largest third party, the Libertarian Party (LP), will finally be on the ballot in Alabama in November’s election. The Libertarian Party’s website lists over 60 candidates running for positions across the state. But what does the word “libertarian” mean?

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Baldwin County man infected with bacteria in water; learn how to protect yourself

If you have an open wound, be careful about getting in the water around the coast or eating raw seafood.

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ALABAMA MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Barry Waldrep

Instrumentalist, songwriter and owner of Banjo.com Barry Waldrep has always been real about the music he likes to play.

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Mises Institute welcomes students to Auburn for Mises University, Institute marks 40 years

Mises University concluded Saturday at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.

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Troy University’s Johnson Center to launch Free Enterprise Scholars program to combat 'woke capitalism'

The Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University is creating a Free Enterprise Scholars program to help combat the growing left-wing bias in corporations and businesses in Alabama and across the country.

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One of Birmingham’s tallest buildings listed for sale by PNC

PNC Bank is selling one of Birmingham’s tallest buildings.

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Future of Alabama mall still in question after exit of all retailers

What was once a thriving Birmingham-area indoor mall, Brookwood Village, is now closed to the public. However, the mall has been purchased by two developers.

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Birmingham Police giving away free bookbags: how to participate or how to help

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is hosting a community bookbag giveaway on Saturday to provide school supplies to the Birmingham community.

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Search for missing 21-year-old woman underway in north Alabama

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) is looking for a missing 21-year-old, Katie Lee Harbin, who may have a condition that can potentially impair her judgment.

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4th and 5th inmates escape work release centers in past 3 months in Alabama; No response from ADOC

Police said they believed two Morgan County jail inmates took a car from a Decatur business job while on work release on Sunday before they were quickly located.

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Going old school: entertainment venues use old public school facilities

Campus 805 in Hunstville used to be a public middle school. Now, the facilities are home to a diverse array of entertainment venues such as breweries, bars, restaurants and even an arcade, axe throwing range and an indoor golf simulator.

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Did the World Games meet economic expectations? Community weighs in

The World Games 2022 was expected to generate $256 million in economic impact for the Birmingham area. But was this expectation met?

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Sea turtle nest vandalized in Orange Beach, Share the Beach asking for help locating vandal

The Orange Beach Police Department (OBPD) is looking for someone who vandalized a sea turtle nest late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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Over 50 arrested during The World Games in connection to anti-human trafficking operations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Birmingham conducted a four-week joint operation to combat human trafficking during the World Games 2022, which resulted in over 50 arrests.

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Registered sex offender charged with solicitation of a child and child pornography

A man was arrested in Etowah County Thursday and charged with several crimes, including electronic solicitation of a child and possession of child pornography.

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Two men escape 60-mile, multi-agency police chase after stealing car at gunpoint

Police from multiple agencies chased two individuals suspected of armed auto robbery almost 60 miles on Monday before losing them both in Birmingham, according to Carol Robinson of AL.com.

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Body found in Prattville storage unit believed to be missing woman, 2 charged with corpse abuse

Autauga County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) charged two men with corpse abuse after finding a body in a storage unit in Prattville.

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Thompson Square, Velcro Pygmies and more set to play at Franklin County Watermelon Festival

The Franklin County Watermelon Festival announced its 2022 lineup.

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World's Longest Yard Sale coming to Alabama in August

The World’s Longest Yard Sale is coming to Alabama. 

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The world tries Alabama beer: Breweries see new faces

Over the past two weeks, breweries have seen new customers from all around the world come in to try their Alabama-brewed beer while visiting Birmingham for the World Games 2022.

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Alabama gears up for Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday this weekend

Friday begins Alabama's 17th annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.

POLICE LIGHTS POLICE COPS CRIME
Danville man barricades himself in home, arrested after standoff, police say

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) engaged in a standoff Tuesday morning with an armed individual who barricaded himself in a home.

By Tobias Tullius
VIDEO: Alabaster Police looking for package thief, suspect caught on camera

Alabaster Police Department (APD) is looking for a man caught on video stealing a package on July 2.

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