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The Wharf Orange Beach Marina Alabama News
Diver found dead after cleaning boat at The Wharf in Orange Beach

The Orange Beach Police Department investigated a drowning Saturday after a man cleaning his boat was reported missing.

Springville Middle School Alabama News
St. Clair County superintendent: ‘48 genders’ claim taken out of context — 'We're not educating students on multiple genders'

St. Clair County Schools Superintendent Justin Burns responded to claims a substitute teacher told a middle school class there are 48 genders.

pride flag students Alabama News
Springville Middle School substitute allegedly tells class there are 48 genders

A man in Springville is livid after he said a substitute teacher told a seventh-grade class there are 48 genders.

Dovetail Landing Alabama News
Dovetail Landing veterans project gets help from Auburn University to house and train vets

Auburn University will be assisting Alabama Veteran in building a tiny home at Dovetail Landing, a residential community and training center for veterans.

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine Alabama News
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine leaning on faith, prophesied message that the truth will be revealed

In October 2001, Paul Prine was working as a police officer in Mobile when his life changed forever. While responding to a domestic call, he was shot three times. As he fought for his life, he was sure he was about to lose it. He called out to God and was saved right then and there.

Prine and stimpson Alabama News
Mobile Mayor Stimpson urges council to swiftly remove Police Chief Paul Prine; Council to also consider third-party investigation into allegations

The Mobile City Council has a full slate on the agenda Tuesday, including two resolutions concerning embattled Police Chief Paul Prine

City of Auburn Alabama News
What does a public safety director do? Auburn director explains

The position was questioned in Mobile after Police Chief Paul Prine was put on leave. With several positions between the police chief and the mayor, communication efficiency was questioned and some wondered if the position was necessary.

Mountain Gateway Pastors Alabama News
Barry Moore makes another plea to Congress for swift action against persecution of pastors in Nicaragua

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) addressed House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) Friday from the House floor on behalf of Mountain Gateway, a non-profit that trains pastors and offers relief work in Latin American countries.

Dave Thomas Alabama News
Springville mayor hosting ‘family-friendly’ 420 Fest in St. Clair County this weekend

Springville Mayor Dave Thomas is hosting a 420 event on his property in unincorporated St. Clair County. He says while he will not be partaking in marijuana, some people will be

Elliott 'thrilled' ALDOT spending $60M on Baldwin County bridge; Says plans may not be concrete

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says there are still conversations to be had about how to use the Foley Beach Express bridge once ALDOT buys it.

South Baldwin Medical Group Alabama News
South Baldwin Regional denied freestanding ER in Loxley after competition contested Certificate of Need

Loxley Mayor Richard Teal said he is disappointed after the Certificate of Need (CON) Review Board denied South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s plans for a freestanding emergency department in the city. However, he said the fight for the people is not over.

Beach Express BCBC Baldwin County Bridge Company Alabama News
Beach Express toll bridge to Orange Beach to be sold to ALDOT for $60M

The Baldwin County Bridge Company's toll bridge that takes drivers into Orange Beach, is set to be sold to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Tuskegee Announcement Alabama News
Tuskegee Airmen legacy to continue through new advanced flight training program

Republic Airways Holdings and the Leadership in Flight Training Academy are developing a new, advanced flight training program, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. The program will be made available to all students this fall.

Kyle Calvert Alabama News
Federal trial set for 'pansexual' Antifa man accused of leaving bomb outside AG's office

The Irondale man accused of placing a bomb in front of the Alabama Attorney General’s office pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two felony counts of malicious damage by explosives and one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

Loxley Alabama News
Certificate of Need: Proposed South Baldwin Regional freestanding ER contested by competition medical facilities

The case was contested in June 2023 and still has not been resolved. Meanwhile, people in the rural areas surrounding Loxley have few health care options.

Mobile City Council Alabama News
'It's been a difficult week': Mobile Council shaken amid police chief controversy; Daves not running again

The Mobile City Council began its regular meeting Tuesday with an executive session while embattled police chief Paul Prine took to social media questioning a review of the police department by former U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown.

Fairhope Public Library meeting Alabama News
Read Freely co-founder travels from Prattville to Fairhope Library to warn of conspiracy from 'extremists' to move explicit youth books

A large crowd turned out Monday for the Fairhope Public Library’s monthly board meeting. The majority of those in attendance were there to support the library amid controversy over books some say are inappropriate for children and teens.

Dobson event Ivey Alabama News
Ivey spotted at Dobson for Congress campaign event in Montgomery

The governor of Alabama has not formally endorsed a candidate in the GOP runoff of Alabama's second congressional district. However, Gov. Kay Ivey made an appearance Monday night, on the eve of the runoff, at a Caroleene Dobson campaign event.

brewbaker v dobson Alabama News
Voter turnout top concern for both GOP AL-2 candidates going into Tuesday runoff

For the last day of campaigning for the GOP runoff election for Alabama’s second congressional district, candidates Dick Brewbaker and Caroleene Dobson are staying busy.

Britt Trump Alabama News
'They know people want Trump back in the White House': Katie Britt argues media, left focused on Trump instead of the real issues

As former President Donald Trump arrived in New York City on Monday for the alleged hush money trial concerning porn star Stormy Daniels, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) spoke to Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" to share her thoughts on the criminal charges brought against Trump.

Memorial Mile Alabama News
New memorial mile reminds Opelika drivers to stay focused in honor of late football player

The City of Opelika revealed its new Philip Lutzenkirchen Memorial Mile to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

Mobile Police Department Headquarters. Photo: Erica Thomas Alabama News
'It's absolutely unnecessary': Mobile PD chain of command crowded with three positions between chiefs and mayor

The controversial retirement of Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine has sparked conversations about how the city’s administration is set up. People want to know how public safety is managed and if it’s efficient.

State archery Alabama News
Alabama archery championship winners receive thousands in scholarships

Student archers received a total of $10,000 in scholarships at the 2024 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championship in Montgomery.

Temple Beth El in Anniston Alabama News
High Alert: Jewish security group urging synagogues to review policies, be vigilant following Iranian attack on Israel

The primary security group that trains Jewish synagogues in Alabama on security has heightened an alert level in response to the Iran attacks on Israel.

Orange Beach Books Alabama News
Baldwin County Schools weeding out ‘bad apples’ as ‘progressive materials’ become more prevalent

Baldwin County Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler told 1819 News that the system is being proactive about removing inappropriate materials offered to children in libraries and digitally.

Atlanta Hwy Alabama News
Shootout on Atlanta Highway: 10 shots fired leaving innocent driver injured

The Montgomery Police Department responded Friday afternoon to a shootout on Atlanta Highway, near Eastdale Mall.

Chief Paul Prine Alabama News
'We want you, we need you': Officers voice support for Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine

A rally is planned Saturday for Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine and officers are coming forward to voice their support for him after he was put on administrative leave.

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