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4 takeaways from Alabama's 87-74 loss to No. 4 Arizona

On Wednesday, Alabama ended a three-game road stretch against three top-10 teams with a 87-74 loss to No.4 Arizona.

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Nick Saban produces impressive National Signing Day for Alabama Football — 'I'm excited about these players'

Heading into National Signing Day, Alabama had the No. 3 recruiting class according to most of the national evaluators. After flipping a couple of key targets, the Crimson Tide finished the day with 23 signees that likely will result in a No. 2 recruiting class for Nick Saban.

Hugh Freeze Alabama News
Auburn Football has successful National Signing Day — 'Making our first class here a Top 10 class was our goal'

National Signing Day has come and gone and the Auburn Tigers are exactly where they wanted to be.

Photo from KFP com Alabama News
Troy University economist: Tennessee lawsuit against BlackRock may bring to light plans and practices that have hidden in the dark for too long

An Alabama lawyer and economist said that a recent lawsuit from the state of Tennessee against the financial titan BlackRock, Inc. over its environmental, social, governance (ESG) investment strategy could shed light on the massive asset management corporation. 

Sitedevelopment Alabama News
State of Alabama receives 34 requests for $40 million in new site development funding

The State of Alabama received 34 applications from local economic development authorities for funding for industrial site development in their communities.

Doug Bachuss Alabama News
Doug Bachuss announces candidacy for State School Board District 7

Doug Bachuss announced his candidacy for Alabama State School Board District 7 on Wednesday.

fentanyl, drugs, opioids Alabama News
Jefferson County drug fatalities on track to exceed 2022 numbers but no new drugs in play

It appears the number of drug fatalities in 2023 will exceed the 2022 number in Jefferson County, but the coroner says the increase won’t be significant.

Britt tuberville Alabama News
Britt, Tuberville back Trump after Colorado Supreme Court decision

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) are the most recent Alabama voices condemning the recent Colorado Supreme Court decision disqualifying former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s ballot in 2024.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall: DOJ’s ‘rushed trial’ start date for Trump in March ‘suggests the real reason is to swing the presidential election’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 18 other state attorneys general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in the case United States v. Trump, opposing the Biden administration’s request to speed up former President Donald Trump’s trial start date to March.

Iowa Capitol Alabama News
Talmadge Butts: A different kind of ‘Goat Hill’ at the Iowa State Capitol

The Alabama State Capitol is colloquially known as “Goat Hill” because the building was constructed on a pasture where goats once grazed. In recent weeks, however, the Iowa State Capitol took that pet-name for itself after allowing the Satanic Temple of Iowa to display a statue of Baphomet.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin tells teachers who 'don't care' to resign in response to low Department of Education scores — 'Please leave'

After the Alabama State Department of Education released its annual report card last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared his take on how Birmingham City Schools performed in the 2022-2023 school year.

ALDOT Director John Cooper mug shot Alabama News
Criminal trial for ALDOT director John Cooper delayed for second time in Marshall County

 The criminal trial for Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director John Cooper has been pushed back once again in Marshall County.

trump Alabama News
GOP federal congressional delegation backs Trump after Colorado Supreme Court removes him from its state 2024 ballot

Alabama’s state and federal lawmakers are coming out in droves in support of former President Donald Trump, after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that he was disqualified from appearing on the state’s presidential ballot.

PAPER BALLOTS Alabama News
Jackson County Board of Education member asks state to investigate Republican candidate disqualifications

Mike Matthews, an incumbent Jackson County Board of Education member, is calling for a state investigation after being removed from the ballot in the 2024 elections. 

Dickens christmas carol Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Things have changed since Charles Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol' 180 years ago

December 19 is the 180th anniversary of the publication of “A Christmas Carol.” A lot has changed since then

DEI training Alabama News
Alabama Works state workforce initiative grant funded by DEI-focused companies

Despite studies showing how unsuccessful and harmful diversity, equity and inclusion policies and programs can be, DEI-backed funding sources still support training and workforce development in states across the country, including Alabama.

Ensler on Fox and Friends First Alabama News
Jewish State Rep. Ensler: Recent swatting incidents at synagogues across the nation 'disturbing and unnerving'

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) made an early appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First” to talk about the nearly 200 swatting incidents that took place over the weekend at synagogues across the nation.

Ft. Jackson's Melton, Burtram Alabama News
Two U.S. Army soldiers from Alabama found dead at Ft. Jackson

Fort Jackson officials announced that two U.S. Army drill sergeants have passed away over the past two weeks. U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the deaths, but no foul play is suspected, according to the Ft. Jackson Public Affairs Office.

Kenneth Nail Alabama News
Hanceville mayor pleads guilty to 15 charges, resigns as part of plea deal

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail resigned Tuesday and was sentenced as part of a plea deal.

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Birmingham City Councilwoman 'disturbed' by weekend violent crime — ‘It is incumbent upon every single person in this city to stand up and do something’

After a spree of fatal shootings over the weekend in Birmingham, one city councilwoman released a statement asking Birmingham citizens to “stand up and do something” when they see something suspicious.

Courtroom Alabama News
Supreme Court halts special master’s investigation in Mabel Amos Trust Fund lawsuit

The Supreme Court of Alabama paused an investigation by a special master and CPA on Monday into alleged self-dealing among trustees overseeing a scholarship fund for needy children created by former Alabama Secretary of State Mabel Amos.

DEI Alabama News
Joey Clark: DEI denies the gifts of personal honor and dignity

DEI demands the unearned, rewarding its acolytes a resentful license to carry out collective punishment and unequal treatment in the name of equal justice.  

Jonathan Sauers Alabama News
Former Faith Academy teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student

A former teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school in Mobile pleaded not guilty to charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

Kamarie Holland Alabama News
Capital murder trial for mother accused of killing 5-year-old daughter slated to begin in February

The trial of Kristy Siple, one of a pair accused of killing and sexually assaulting five-year-old Kamarie Holland in 2021, is scheduled to begin in February 2024, according to court documents.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
'Political gamesmanship': U.S. Rep. Rogers slams SPACECOM General Dickinson for declaring agency 'fully operational' in Colorado

The battle for the permanent U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) headquarters has been ongoing since 2019. Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, was ranked first among the many states who bid for the honor and was set to be the headquarters' new home until the Biden administration reversed the Trump-era decision in favor of sixth-ranked Colorado.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall pushes increasing penalties on illegal gambling over legalization — 'Create a deterrent for those who would engage in this behavior and I think we would see a difference'

The Alabama Legislature should increase penalties on illegal gambling activities from the misdemeanor level to the felony level, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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1819 News launches merch store

The store offers access to merchandise that was previously exclusive to monthly members of 1819 News.

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