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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Confrontation outside of Auburn's Toomer’s Drugs results in one-punch knockout

A video posted to Twitter on Sunday night shows a confrontation between two individuals on Magnolia Street in Auburn that results in one of them being knocked unconscious in a single punch. 

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Auburn one of the only four-year public universities in the state where professors can force students to wear masks

Though Auburn does not have a campus-wide requirement to wear masks, faculty members can require students to wear them by stating it in their syllabus according to campus policy.

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State Health Officer Scott Harris salary tops $328,000 after 7% raise

Despite making controversial statements earlier this year and being under the scrutiny of some Republican lawmakers, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris is getting a raise. 

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University of Alabama president Bell: Diversity and inclusion still a major part of university’s plan

University of Alabama (UA) President Dr. Stuart Bell told members of the press on Wednesday that diversity and inclusion are still critical parts of the flagship university’s plan going forward, even after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down affirmative action in university admissions earlier this year.

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Judge sets new vote date for Helena annexation of Fire District during court battle with Hoover

A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge set a new date for an annexation vote in the Indian Ford Fire District, which was the source of a court battle between the cities of Hoover and Helena.

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Former Crimson Tide quarterback's Tua Foundation raising money for victims of deadly Maui fires

Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s charitable foundation, the Tua Foundation, is raising money for victims of the fire that has ravished the Hawaiian island of Maui since earlier this month.

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State Senate Pro Tem Reed names former Yellowhammer News owner Tim Howe chief of staff

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) named former lobbyist and Yellowhammer News owner Tim Howe chief of staff, replacing recently departed chief of staff Derek Trotter on Wednesday.

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Birmingham City Council president opposes Birmingham-Southern bailout, resolution promising city funds to private college still passes

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution Tuesday promising $2.5 million to $5 million to aid the financially troubled Birmingham-Southern College.

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VIDEO: Alabama inmate in guard uniform goes live on social media with pistol, calls prison ‘modern-day slavery’; Arrested for ‘security incident’

A prisoner in Bessemer’s Donaldson Correctional Facility for murder appeared on Facebook Live videos on Sunday morning wearing a correctional officer’s vest, holding a handgun and ranting about prison conditions.

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Members of Alabama's congressional delegation rip late summer price increases — 'That's Bidenomics'

Three members of the Alabama delegation slammed President Joe Biden’s economic policies after the already strained U.S. economy experienced its first rise in the rate of consumer price increases after approximately a year. 

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Top 10 concerts coming to Alabama this fall

From mid-August to Thanksgiving, Alabama music venues have a packed lineup from country legends to alt-rock superstars. For your conscience, 1819 News compiled the top 10 concerts this fall from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf. 

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Why the City of Birmingham received 100% on far-left Human Rights Campaign municipality database

The City of Birmingham was awarded the highest possible score from the Human Rights Campaign in its Municipal Equality Index for 2022, which rewards scores for cities based on factors such as providing transgender-inclusive health care benefits and employing an “LGBTQ+ Liaison” among other criteria.

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Fourth suspect, first female, arrested in fallout of Montgomery Riverfront brawl

Officers with the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) arrested a fourth individual concerning Saturday’s brawl at Montgomery’s Riverfront.

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Barry Moore: Trump indictments ‘just a distraction' from Biden family taking $20 million from foreign oligarchs

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) responded to a House Oversight Committee memo on Wednesday that accused Hunter Biden of receiving millions from oligarchs in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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Former judge, legal analyst Andrew Napolitano: Cases like Montgomery Riverfront brawl 'very difficult to try'

Former judge and legal analyst Andrew Napolitano joined radio host Joey Clark on News Talk 93.1 on Tuesday to discuss potential challenges to adjudicating the Montgomery Riverfront brawl that occurred on Saturday.

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Hoover City Council passes resolution supporting stricter penalties for false reporting of violent crimes following Carlee Russell kidnapping hoax

The Hoover City Council passed a resolution on Monday urging the Alabama Legislature to increase penalties for false reporting following the Carlee Russell hoax that occurred in the city last month.

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Auburn University closes dorm right before 305 students expected to move in due to ‘water intrusion’ caused by severe weather

A week before students will be returning to classrooms for the fall semester, approximately 300 Auburn University freshmen have to find a new place to live after the university told them Cambridge Hall will no longer be available on Tuesday. 

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Randall Woodfin no longer thinking about ‘two terms,’ hints at third run for Birmingham mayor

According to comments he made on a podcast last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin may be considering a third run for mayor. 

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Birmingham city councilman questions whether $65,000 for public notices in print Birmingham Times newspaper is excessive

One councilman at Tuesday’s Birmingham City Council meeting pulled an item from the consent agenda to express his concern about paying $65,000 to the Birmingham Times to publish public notices in print for the city.

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Helena delays annexation vote, Hoover officials decline to discuss legal battle until case is over

A City of Hoover attorney told 1819 News Monday at the Hoover City Council meeting that city officials will not be commenting on the ongoing annexation battle with Helena until the case is resolved by the Alabama Supreme Court.

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Selma business owner present at weekend Riverpark brawl receives wave of negative Yelp reviews after Facebook post

A mini-mart in Selma received a wave of negative Yelp reviews on Sunday after internet users identified its owner as one of the men present at Saturday’s Riverpark brawl in Montgomery.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Massive Riverfront Park brawl in Montgomery leads to multiple arrests

A brawl in Montgomery's Riverfront Park on Saturday led to multiple arrests, according to multiple reports.

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Jefferson County Schools still recovering from spring break ransomware attack as students return for new school year Tuesday

Though the network has been rebuilt, and children will be able to use classroom technology upon returning to school, the school system is still testing cybersecurity protocols to fend off a potential attack in the future.

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Alabama's GOP congressional delegation goes 6-0 in favor of Trump's re-election

One day after former President Donald Trump was indicted on federal charges for challenging the 2020 election results, six Republican members of Alabama’s U.S. congressional delegation officially gave him their support for 2024.

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87 years ago today: Alabama native Jesse Owens wins 100-meter dash in Nazi-occupied Berlin during 1936 Olympics

Exactly 87 years ago today, Alabama native and legendary track and field athlete Jesse Owens began his crusade to win four gold medals in Adolf Hitler’s Germany during the Summer Olympics.

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‘I thought this was America’ — Students sent Tuscaloosa City Council emails begging not to shut down bars thinking measure was up for vote

After a post from two Barstool-Sports-affiliated Instagram accounts for University of Alabama students urged individuals to contact the Tuscaloosa City Council, hundreds of emails flooded councilors’ inboxes before the July 25 council meeting urging them not to close the city’s bars at midnight.

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‘It's trickery and fraud, not free market capitalism' — Mises Institute economist calls out Politico article touting Democrats as free market allies for pro-ESG stance

Last week, Politico released an article suggesting progressives in the Democratic Party are the true allies of the free market economy because of their support of environmental, social governance investing and large asset managers like BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard. 

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