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Multiple homicides in West Birmingham over the weekend; Brings year’s total to 113

Three homicides occurred within 12 hours of each other on Saturday in West Birmingham, each inside the same five-mile radius.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: New discretionary spending bill will force federal agencies ‘to run lean and mean,’ cut spending for DEI, ‘controversial grantees’

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt introduced a bill this week cutting spending by almost 30% and limiting funding for what he called “controversial grantees.”

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Data shows little change in labor force participation, unemployment in October

Alabama’s labor force participation rate and unemployment both increased in October from previous months, but only slightly.

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Moore slams Pentagon for failing sixth audit: ‘No wonder we're nearly $34 trillion in debt’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday after the federal agency failed its sixth audit in a row. 

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Tuberville battles neoconservative colleagues into early morning hours over military holds

A group of neoconservatives sided with Democrats on Wednesday night to challenge U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) hold on mass military nominations over the Department of Defense over its abortion policy.

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Birmingham homicides on downward trend since record-setting 2022, police say

After a record-breaking year in 2022, homicides are down in Birmingham compared to this time last year, according to police.

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Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police urges city to implement take-home car program for law enforcement

The Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police is working with the city to implement a take-home car program for the Birmingham Police Department, which it hopes will reduce crime and retain officers.

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Rock the South producers launch new ‘Rock the Country’ festival; Star studded lineup coming to Mobile in June

The producers of the legendary three-day country festival Rock the South are bringing country music across the nation.

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AG Marshall sends letter to local officials to reinforce terms of $300 million in opioid settlement funds

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sent a letter to municipal leaders around the state on Monday to explain how they are allowed to use the approximately $300 million in opioid settlement money to be paid over several years.

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U.S. Reps. Rogers, Strong vote to fund FBI's new $300 million HQ; Whistleblower decries Republicans in support of agency — 'Soulless demons. Go to hell'

After several Republicans and Democrats voted against an amendment that would’ve prohibited funds for a new FBI headquarters in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations (FSGGA) bill, one former whistleblower has dubbed the Republicans in question “soulless demons.” 

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Former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall arrested in Georgia

Former Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall, who led the team to contend for the National Championship during the 2013 season, has been arrested and charged with possessing a “sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, dangerous weapon or silencer.” 

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Attorney for Montgomery riverfront brawl pontoon boaters asks judge to recuse herself

An attorney for two individuals charged with assault in the Montgomery Riverfront brawl in August filed a motion on Thursday asking the judge to recuse herself, alleging she is “predisposed” against the defense.

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Cornerstone Schools: Providing a Hope and a Future for Alabama Students

Ask any student at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama to name their Kingdom Purpose, and they’ll immediately respond, “To empower students to glorify God.”

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Mozart to the masses: Alabama Symphony Orchestra performs for free at Birmingham brewery

Thursday night was Alabama Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Cho’s first time drinking beer while performing, he said. 

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Group of Heritage Foundation national security experts, veterans 'stand united' in support of Tuberville’s DOD abortion policy fight

A group of veterans who also serve as national security experts with the Heritage Foundation gave their support to U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s battle over a Department of Defense policy that aids female soldiers in obtaining abortions. 

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AG Marshall applauds federal court for denying relief in 2005 Radio Shack murder case

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded a federal court on Thursday for denying relief in a 2005 murder case involving a Radio Shack employee in Birmingham.

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Birmingham Police launches voluntary camera registry for residents and businesses, hopes to solve crime more effectively

The Birmingham Police Department launched a voluntary program on Wednesday for Birmingham residents and businesses with cameras to register their devices with the police to help solve crimes.

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Auburn Turning Point USA to host Dr. Ben Carson on Thursday

Auburn University’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter will welcome former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary and American Cornerstone Institute Founder Dr. Ben Carson on Thursday.

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Katie Britt joins letter urging Biden admin to officially designate Yemini organization Ansarallah a terrorist group during Israeli conflict

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) joined several other Republican colleagues in urging the Biden administration to designate a militant organization in Yemen as a terrorist organization in light of the recent conflict in Israel. 

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore suggests Federal Bureau of Prisons offer technical training to prisoners to reduce recidivism

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) urged the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) director Colette Peters on Tuesday to look to one Alabama prison program as inspiration for reducing recidivism.

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State Rep. DuBose plans to file ‘Women’s Bill of Rights’ for 2024 session with help of Riley Gaines

State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) told 1819 News on Monday morning that she intends to file a “Women’s Bill of Rights” (WBR) before next year’s legislative session begins.

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Alabama Supreme Court issues order for ADOC to carry out execution for death row inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) will conduct the execution of Casey A. McWhorter, who was sentenced to death for a 1993 murder, on November 16.

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Pro-life groups side with Tuberville in fight over DOD abortion policy

Groups that advocate for protecting the lives of the unborn have publicly sided with U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville in his months-long battle against a Department of Defense (DOD) abortion policy.

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U.S. Sen. Britt, Auburn's Bruce Pearl participate in panel discussion at Jewish temple: ‘We must eradicate Hamas’

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt and Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl spoke at a Jewish temple in Birmingham about the attacks on Israel early last month, decrying Hamas and advocating for a more aggressive foreign policy.

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Hoover teacher assigns students reading about 'stigma' against witchcraft — 'Because the patriarchy frowns upon it'

Author and critic Dr. James Lindsay shared a reading assignment given to Hoover High School students, arguing that magic is marginalized because of the patriarchy and xenophobia. 

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Tuberville awarded Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award, promises not to bend the knee in fight against DOD abortion policy

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was awarded the Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award at the organization's annual dinner on Thursday night.

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State Rep. John Rogers to remain in custody through the end of the week after second bond revocation hearing

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) will remain in the custody of federal law enforcement through the end of the week, according to reports.

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