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Uawx Alabama News
190 workers strike at Mercedes supplier ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa

Nearly 200 workers at Mercedes supplier ZF in Tuscaloosa went on strike yesterday.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
Legislators to consider new State House proposal next week

Legislators will consider at a meeting of the Legislative Council on Tuesday whether to enter into a lease agreement with the Retirement Systems of Alabama for a new State House.

Givan Alabama News
Tased Minor High band director’s attorney Juandalynn Givan: This would ‘not have happened in a majority-white school’

Minor High School band director Johnny Mims wouldn’t have been tased at a recent football game if the incident happened at a majority white school, according to his attorney.

Karen jensen Alabama News
Former Wilsonville Mayor McCarty on EPA denying coal ash ponds: ‘We need Big Brother to step in here’

The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a public hearing in Montgomery on Wednesday on a proposed denial of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s coal ash pond permit plan.

Minorhigh Alabama News
Minor High Band director Mims on being tased by BPD: ‘It could’ve been fatal’

Minor High School Band director Johnny Mims spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS Mornings” on Wednesday about recently getting tased by a Birmingham Police Department after allegedly ignoring requests for his band to stop performing after a football game.

Kayivey Alabama News
Ivey breaks silence on West Alabama Corridor project: ‘We’re going to press on’

Governor Kay Ivey recently broke her silence regarding the West Alabama Corridor project, saying it was a "vital" project that will continue as planned despite it currently being placed on hold by the Contract Review Committee.

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Montgomery City Council delays American Christian Heritage Month resolution again

Members of the Montgomery City Council didn’t pass a resolution proclaiming September as American Christian Heritage Month for a second straight meeting on Tuesday.

Tuberville and Britt Alabama News
'Putting a radical leftwing agenda ahead of common sense' — Tuberville, Britt oppose federal rule limiting boat speeds in Gulf of Mexico to protect whales

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) oppose a proposed rule that would establish a 28,000-square-mile Critical Habitat for the Rice’s whale within the Gulf of Mexico.

West Alabama Corridor Groundbreaking, November 12, 2021 Alabama News
Is the West Alabama Corridor eligible for federal funding?

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said recently he’s concerned about whether the West Alabama Corridor is actually currently eligible for federal funding due to the type of permitting that is being used on the project by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Tased Alabama News
WATCH: BPD bodycam footage released in tasing of band director at football game

Birmingham Police Department (BPD) released bodycam footage on Monday night of an officer deploying a taser against a Minor High School band director before his arrest and subsequent criminal charging.

Wesallen Alabama News
Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen unveils new voter integrity database

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen announced a newly-created voter integrity database on Monday.

Alabama Political News Cannabis license Alabama News
Cannabis commission meeting canceled as lawyers ‘continue with ongoing discussions’

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) canceled an upcoming meeting scheduled for next week as attorneys for the commission and companies who didn’t receive a license in August continue to negotiate on a path forward for getting the new industry up and running in the state.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course to reopen October 13

The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players on October 13 after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course's greens last year.

Help Wanted Sign Alabama News
Labor force participation, unemployment rates unchanged in August

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced on Friday that the state’s labor force participation rate remained unchanged in August at 57.0%. 

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Secretary of State's Elections Director on redistricting: 'It is likely that there will be multiple splits with counties'

Nobody knows what Alabama’s next congressional map will look like in the next few weeks, but it will most likely feature multiple splits with counties in different congressional districts and put local election officials under a tight deadline for implementation, according to Alabama Secretary of State Director of Elections Jeff Elrod.

Richard Shelby Alabama News
Tuscaloosa federal building and courthouse to be renamed after Richard Shelby on Friday

The United States Federal Building and Courthouse in Tuscaloosa will be renamed after retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) on Friday.

ALDOT Alabama News
'The short answer is nothing is resolved': ALDOT contracts still on hold by legislators

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts held up over a dispute last week about the future of the West Alabama Corridor project are still on hold nearly a week later.

Redistricting Alabama News
‘Community of Interest’ map submitted to Special Master by House Pro-Tem Pringle

House Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) told 1819 News recently he'd submitted a congressional map to the special master for his consideration. 

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville on House’s Biden impeachment inquiry: ‘The American people deserve the truth’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is “anxious to see what the House has” after House Republicans announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Hartwell Alabama News
Auburn Police arrest D’Andre Hartwell for alleged assault in viral video — ‘Additional charges are anticipated’

Auburn Police arrested D'Andre Frederick Hartwell, 22, on a warrant charging him with felony second-degree assault on Tuesday.

Robert Mc Collum Alabama News
Robert Lane McCollum announces PSC president run: ‘Twinkle never saw a light bill she didn’t want to raise’

Businessman Robert Lane McCollum announced on Tuesday that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for president of the Public Service Commission in 2024. 

RSA Alabama News
Negotiations between legislators and RSA continue on new State House

Members of the Legislative Council approved a resolution to begin negotiating a lease agreement for a new State House with the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) in July.

Alabama map Alabama News
Heritage Foundation legal expert: ‘I kind of doubt Alabama is going to be successful’ in appealing redistricting case to SCOTUS

Alabama likely won’t be successful in appealing a recent decision by a panel of federal judges that struck down a congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July, according to Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Brenda palmer Alabama News
Former Montgomery Public Schools CFO pleads guilty to ethics law violations, making false statements

Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer of Montgomery Public Schools, pleaded guilty on Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to two counts of state ethics law violations and two counts of making false statements to investigators.

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Auburn Police on viral fight that left two unconscious: ‘Criminal charges are pending’

Criminal charges are pending from a fight that left a man and woman unconscious early Sunday morning, according to the Auburn Police.

AU parkinglot fight Alabama News
VIDEO: ‘Insane fight at Auburn University’ leaves two unconscious; Viewers call for attempted murder charges

A viral video of a parking lot brawl near Auburn University has many viewers calling for one of the assailants to be charged with attempted murder.

Alabama State Bar Alabama News
Lawsuit against former Alabama State Bar director dismissed

A lawsuit filed by Katherine Church, a former bar employee, against Phillip McCallum, former Alabama State Bar director, was dismissed recently.

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