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Dothan man charged with 33 sex crimes

A Dothan man has been charged with 33 counts of sex-related crimes after police investigated claims that an adult male had inappropriate...

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Biden commutes three Alabamians serving meth-related federal sentences

President Joe Biden reduced the sentences of three Alabamians serving time for meth-related federal crimes on Tuesday.   These are...

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Woman who used to live in Alabama sentenced to 90 months for concealing payments to al-Qaida

A former University of Alabama student was sentenced to 90 months in prison Wednesday for “concealing the transmission of funds to...

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CANCELED: Missing teen Chalysse Duanne Thomas

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has issued an emergency missing child alert for Montgomery teenager Chalysse Duanne Thomas....

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Officers commended for saving woman who jumped in Coosa River

Officers Noah Boyd and Alec Burgess received a commendation during a Gadsden city council meeting on Tuesday for saving a woman who...

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Driver’s license offices open again, LEADS system now in place

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reopened driver's license offices Tuesday after eight consecutive days of being closed.  ...

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Arby’s worker charged with assault after hot grease thrown on customer

A Hueytown Arby’s worker was charged with assault Monday after police said she threw hot grease on a woman over the weekend.   According...

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Car parts and crystal meth: police say man tries to flee, 'got stuck'

A man was apprehended by police in Tarrant Saturday after his SUV got “stuck,” the Tarrant Police Department said. Meth and stolen...

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Athens hearing aid store owner charged with fraudulently billing insurers

A man from Athens, Alabama, has been charged with 15 counts of health care fraud, according to the United States Department of Justice...

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Inmate serving murder sentence escapes Montgomery work camp, yet to be found

A Red Eagle Work Center inmate serving a sentence for a murder in 1998 escaped Saturday and is yet to be found.   According to an article...

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NASCAR: Christopher Bell wins top-starting spot for GEICO 500

NASCAR driver Christopher Bell won his second career top-starting spot Saturday during the KLĒNSKIN Pole Qualifying at the Talladega...

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Alabama’s oldest whiskey distillery shares its whiskey-making process

Jimmy Sharp used to be a subcontractor. Now, he is the co-founder and head distiller of Alabama’s first whiskey distillery since before...

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Missing man found dead in pond; passport and money in pocket

A Mobile County man, Joseph Colvin, was found dead on Wednesday, facedown in a pond behind his property.   According to WKRG, Colvin,...

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Fire extinguished at mineral plant in downtown Birmingham

The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) put out a large fire at a mineral plant Friday morning, after evacuating the surrounding...

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Tuscaloosa Police apprehend suspects in arson and burglary of Louisiana Lt. Gov. estate

The Tuscaloosa Police Department arrested two suspects in the arson and burglary of Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s home in Plaquemines...

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Construction contract awarded to Montgomery contractor for new prison in Elmore County

The state of Alabama awarded a contract to construct a new male prison facility in Elmore County to Caddell Construction of Montgomery. ...

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Mike Durant addresses crowd at Superior Grill in Birmingham

Senatorial candidate Mike Durant was the first to speak at a meet and greet Thursday at the Superior Grill in Birmingham.   Durant...

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Waste company ordered to stop storing sludge at North Alabama farm

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) ordered an Arkansas-based waste company to stop using a North Alabama farm...

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Job fair at the beach: 14 employers to be at Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion

Some 14 employers will be at Gulf State Park for a job fair at the beach on Tuesday, April 26. Foley Career Center will be partnering...

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge opens trails for hiking, other closures persist

Decatur's Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (WNWR) has added two new boardwalks to the Flint Creek Nature Trail.   WHNT reported the...

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Opelika man charged with murdering his father

An Opelika man was arrested last Friday and charged with killing his father.   Lee County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at 60-year-old...

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Tyson Foods to build new poultry plant in Cullman County

Multinational corporation Tyson Foods, Inc. is building a new facility in Cullman County after a devastating fire destroyed its plant...

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2022 on pace with record-breaking 2021 homicide rate in Mobile

Mobile is on track to match its record-setting homicide total last year.   According to WALA, Mobile had 51 homicides in 2021. By the...

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Enlisted leader graduates admitted into Air Force International Honor Roll in Montgomery

Air University senior enlisted leader graduates and officer alumni were admitted into the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force International...

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Cassie Carli’s boyfriend booked into Florida jail

The ex-boyfriend of murdered Florida woman Cassie Carli was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail in Florida late Sunday night.  ...

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: Adrian Lloyd, 13

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for any information related to the location of 13-year-old Adrian Lloyd.   Lloyd has a...

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E. coli cases under investigation in Northeast Alabama, ADPH warns

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating a handful of E. coli cases in younger children in Northeastern Alabama....

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