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Police Evidence Marker Shooting 2 by Erica Thomas Alabama News
Suspect killed by Russell County deputies after shooting at utility worker, pulling gun on deputies

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating after deputies fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in Russell County.

police drugs Alabama News
Decatur Police Department aims to clear up confusion on bond amounts for drug offenses

The Decatur Police Department is informing the public about how bond amounts work after several citizens came forward with concerns.

Airbus Pride Alabama News
Some Alabama companies backing down from celebrating Pride Month while others continue to show support

Despite the negative financial impact Bud Light and Target have experienced supporting the transgender community, some Alabama businesses are continuing to celebrate Pride publicly.

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Human Rights Campaign labels Alabama as ‘hostile place’ for LGBTQ community

The Alabama state director for the Human Rights Campaign responded to the signing of House Bill 261, which protects college athletes.

Mobile police Sgt John Young Alabama News
Mobile police officer wants to bury 'n-word' with real funeral services across city

Sgt. John Young with Mobile Police Department has always been outspoken about things he is passionate about. Just one year ago, he went viral online after speaking at a press conference about youth violence in the city of Mobile, particularly within the black community.

James Edward Barber Alabama News
Date set for execution of inmate convicted of killing elderly woman with claw hammer in 2001

A man convicted of killing a 75-year-old woman with a claw hammer in 2001 could be executed this summer 22 years after being put on Alabama’s death row.

Meteorite Alabama News
Big boom felt in South Alabama as SpaceX capsule splashes down in the Gulf

The SpaceX Dragon crew capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening around 10:07 p.m.

Mobile Alabama News
Mobile city-sponsored event with drag show planned in front of historic church

Citizens in Mobile are speaking out against an event planned for June 9 that includes a public drag show.

Baldwin County EMA 2 Alabama News
'You need to pay attention': Baldwin County EMA and Commission preparing for hurricane season

The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) completed a weeklong pre-landfall hurricane exercise Friday.

Fairhope American Legion Post raising $2 million to rebuild historic main building

American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope is asking for donations to help rebuild after it was destroyed during Hurricane Sally.

Richard Scrushy Alabama News
Richard Scrushy accused of hiding money to avoid paying damages related to HealthSouth scandal

Richard Scrushy, the former HealthSouth CEO who went to prison for bribery involving former governor Don Siegelman, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars that he owes in a civil case.

Handley High School Alabama News
Handley High School graduation impacted by gang threat

Officials with Roanoke City Schools changed plans for graduation Thursday after receiving information of threats of gang activity.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
Gulf Shores mayor cancels press conference on bridge construction; Being cautious during legal battle

1819 News called and emailed Craft, asking several questions about his position on the decision and about what will happen next. However, he is unable to answer those questions after he said he was advised to wait until a decision is made by the Supreme Court.

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NOAA predicts near-normal 2023 hurricane season with one to four major storms possible

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held a press conference Thursday to announce the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.

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Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting suspects indicted on 145 counts by grand jury

Five of the six suspects in a deadly shooting at a Sweet 16 party are now facing additional charges.

Carfentanil Alabama News
Walker County Sheriff concerned about elephant tranquilizer showing up in Alabama

Carfentanil, also called Wildnil, has been identified in Walker County. The synthetic opioid is nothing new but hasn’t been a top concern for law enforcement until now.

Tim James Alabama News
Tim James: ALDOT director should be held personally responsible for 'waste of taxpayer dollars' on Baldwin County bridge project

Former gubernatorial candidate Tim James has a unique perspective on the building of a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway in Baldwin County.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
AG Marshall sues telemarketing company for making billions of robocalls

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall filed a lawsuit against the owner and vice president of a telemarketing company that is responsible for billions of robocalls across the nation.

City of Fairhope Alabama News
World Atlas identifies top 8 main streets in Alabama; Fairhope, Prattville and Florence made the list

In a new report, World Atlas identified eight towns in Alabama with the best main streets. Those compiling the list took into consideration local stores and eateries, landscapes, monuments and area attractions.

Fairhope City Council Alabama News
Fairhope residents demand city council address concerns over drag queen event — 'If you can’t say no, then you can’t run this city'

Concerned citizens addressed the Fairhope City Council Monday about the Color Fairhope with Pride 2023 event. The Fairhope residents asked the council to improve the vetting process for events and one man requested the councilmen attend the event in drag.

Frances Holk Jones Alabama News
State Rep. Holk-Jones makes emotional plea for bill to fund 988 crisis services with phone tax: 'Sometimes you just need someone to talk to'

Freshman State Rep. Frances Holk-Jones (R-Foley) took a powerful stand last week in support of HB389, also known as the 988 Crisis System of Care Act.

Baldwin County bridge builder Scott Bridge Co. 'flat-out' shut down after court ruling; Praying for answers, still paying employees

The owner of the bridge company selected to build a new bridge in South Baldwin County has found himself in the middle of a legal standoff forcing him to stop the work on the project.

Tyrus Alabama News
FNC's Tyrus brings two hours of belly laughs in sold-out Gulf Shores show

Tyrus Live came to Gulf Shores over the weekend and the reviews were positive.

Hurricane Alabama News
Local officials prepare for hurricane season while NOAA pilots prepare to fly into storms this summer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and officials on Alabama’s Gulf Coast are preparing for hurricane season.

HARRY REEDER 2 Alabama News
Briarwood's Dr. Harry Reeder III leaves legacy of hope and eternal blessings with his own profound words

“I hear a lot of people that say, 'Well, our thoughts and prayers are with you.' Well, I like to say it this way: Our thoughts are with you, but our prayers are for you to the Lord and that he would intervene with His presence, His power and His peace." - Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA senior pastor Dr. Harry Reeder

Cheaha Challenge Alabama News
Bicyclists from around the world competing in Calhoun County this weekend

Calhoun County EMA officials warn of traffic impact and safety concerns ahead of Cheaha Challenge

ALDOT plans to continue fight for new Baldwin County bridge after judge calls it a 'scheme' wasting millions in public funds

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to continue the fight for a new, free bridge in Baldwin County after the construction of the bridge was halted Wednesday when Judge Jimmy Pool ordered a preliminary injunction.

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