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Posts by Will Blakely

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USFL players vote to unionize, partner with United Steelworkers

Players from the United States Football League (USFL) have voted to unionize in coordination with the United Football Players Association (UFPA) and elected to partner with the United Steelworkers (USW).

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp Celebrates 40 Years

This year is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp’s 40th anniversary.

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Man killed in front of Gadsden elementary school identified

An altercation occurred outside the front door of Walnut Park Elementary School on Thursday morning that left one man dead and a police officer injured.

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Oneonta to host 20th annual June Fling on Saturday

The Oneonta Business Association (OBA) will be hosting its 20th June Fling on Saturday in downtown Oneota.

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Heavy rains flood parts of Birmingham area

Heavy rains left parts of the Birmingham metro area under water early Wednesday, with flash flooding stranding vehicles and swamping parking lots.

George Hamilton by Will Blakely
100-year-old WWII veteran lands in Birmingham after commemorating D-Day in France

A 100-year-old World War II veteran landed in Birmingham yesterday after making a trip to France on the 78th anniversary of D-Day.

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Body found in Phenix City trailer park month after fire

A body was found Monday in a Phenix City trailer park a month after a fire destroyed a mobile home near Fort Mitchell.

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Two Alabama, one Auburn players added to 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Two former football players from the University of Alabama and one from Auburn University were added to the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.

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Pickens County correctional officer charged with sexual abuse

A former Pickens County correctional officer was charged with 16 counts of sexual abuse on Friday.

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Huntsville’s Artemis I arrives in Florida for second pre-launch test

Huntsville’s Artemis I rocket arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida again Monday morning for its second wet dress rehearsal.

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Breaking: Military helicopter crashes near Ozark, occupants injured, but expected to live

A military helicopter crashed near Ozark Monday around 2 p.m.

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As grocery prices rise, can gardening and raising food at home save money?

As poultry and produce prices skyrocket due to inflation, many Alabamians are looking for ways to keep food on the table without taking a hit. Some have turned to growing and raising their own food. 

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Reward for tip that led to arrest of Casey White did not go to man who found White’s car in Indiana

On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey directed the Finance Department to issue a $5,000 reward to a person who “provided valuable assistance to law enforcement” in the case of an escaped convict who led police on a nationwide manhunt. The reward did not go to the man who spotted the inmate’s abandoned truck, which eventually led police to capture the convict.

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Friday is last day for in-person voter registration

Friday is the last day for in-person voter registration at your local Board of Registrar's Office.

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Alabama Special Olympics sending 215 to USA Games in Orlando

215 athletes, coaches and unified partners from Alabama will be traveling to Orlando, Florida next week for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

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Will Blakely: With so much information at our fingertips, the more questions we need to ask

We can’t rely on formal education to teach us everything we need to know, nor can we take what we see on the news or read on Facebook at face value. We must educate ourselves.

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Dothan man charged with leaving two small children home alone with narcotics

A Dothan man was charged Tuesday with leaving two young children home alone with narcotics in their reach.

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Will Blakely: The guardian against misinformation is thinking, not government

We have to be wary of deliberate lies and unintentional misunderstandings, which seem to be prevalent everywhere we turn.

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5 things to do in Alabama on Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Created in 1868, Memorial Day is meant to honor and mourn those who have died in service of the United States Military. Here is a look at five events around the state that will take place this Monday:

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6 shot after Anniston graduation party

A graduation party in Anniston with over 150 attendees was struck with gunfire early Friday morning.

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Annual Hank Williams festival to be held in Georgiana June 3-4

The annual Hank Williams festival will be held June 3-4 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.  

Chris Parker at NACT by Lisa Haraway
North Alabama’s new catfish trail brings in anglers from all around the country

Though bass fishing is still dominant, catfishing is becoming more prominent in professional fishing in Alabama.

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Flora-Bama co-owner Joe Gilchrist dies at age 80

80-year-old Joe Gilchrist, a co-owner of a legendary Gulf Coast bar, passed away Wednesday.

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Bradley Byrne named President and CEO of Mobile Chamber

The Mobile Chamber named Bradley Byrne its next president and CEO on Thursday.

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Durant concedes, endorsement of Brooks still up in air

U.S. Senatorial candidate Mike Durant conceded on Tuesday night during the Republican primary election after falling behind opponents Katie Britt and Mo Brooks.

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Jefferson County Schools seniors receive over $100 million in combined scholarships, over 1,000 students receive awards

Over 1,000 seniors in Jefferson County Schools' graduating class of 2022 received at least one scholarship this year.

Che poster by Jeffco Schools
Communist poster hung in Alabama middle school; System says 'part of understanding history’

In a news release from Jefferson County Schools last week, a poster depicting communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara appeared on a classroom wall at Clay-Chalkville Middle School.

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