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tommy tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville blasts 'failed' AL(dot)com for calling concern about attacks by illegal aliens 'political' — 'Try telling that to the parents'

During his weekly Wednesday call with reporters, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) responded to AL(dot)com describing his use of the story of Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien residing in Enterprise who allegedly raped a mentally handicapped a 14-year-old female, as "political."

Ethicscommission1 Alabama News
Stan McDonald: An apology to Rep. Matt Simpson

As a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission, I have let down the people I serve by ignoring sound biblical counsel of maintaining self-control, of being quick to hear and slow to anger, and of esteeming others higher than myself. 

Robert Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt congratulates Tom Cole on appointment to House Appropriations Committee chair

Aderholt said he decided not to run for the position because of the razor-thin majority Republicans currently have and the conference's overall standing.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Sports betting is a bad bet for college athletes and fans

Multiple states that have legalized sports betting are now curtailing or regretting it due to the mental health consequences for adolescent men.

State Rep. Ernie Yarbrough Alabama News
House committee delays vote on Laken Riley Act; Bill moved to subcommittee

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted Wednesday to delay voting on legislation that would bolster local law enforcement’s ability to work with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws.

Caroleene Dobson Sheriff Endorsements Alabama News
All five GOP sheriffs in AL-2 endorse Dobson, citing commitment to border security

The five sheriffs in Alabama’s newly drawn second congressional district have collectively endorsed a candidate for the Republican runoff on April 16.

medical cannabis application Alabama News
Bill would set up another round of medical cannabis integrated facility license awards

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) filed legislation on Tuesday that would require the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to begin another round of integrated facility license awards for a fourth time with an altered process. 

Flora Bama Riley Green Alabama News
Riley Green Duckman Jam kicks off this weekend at Flora-Bama

The beach concert also includes performances by country singers Tracy Lawrence, Drake White, Ella Langley and Jake Worthington.

Burgett robert Alabama News
Recently retired Homewood finance director arrested for alleged theft of city funds

Robert Burgett, the former finance director for the City of Homewood, was arrested Tuesday on felony theft by deception charges related to the alleged misappropriation of municipal funds.

Reedpresser Alabama News
State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed on gambling negotiations: ‘I think there will be a conference committee’

Although the Senate has yet to appoint its three members to the conference committee to negotiate with the House on gambling legislation, that will likely happen later, according to State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Senate passes bill changing State Committee of Public Health, State Health Officer appointment

The Senate passed a bill changing how the State Health Officer is appointed on Tuesday.

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Innovation district legislation stalls in Senate: 'One of the worst bills I think I’ve ever seen'

Bills that would establish self-governing innovation districts within cities and counties stalled in the Senate on Tuesday over concerns about their taxing and eminent domain powers.

Debbie Wood. Alabama News
House passes bill requiring mandatory post-election audits — 'We should always try to enhance our elections’ integrity'

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday requiring county probate judges to conduct mandatory ballot audits after every county and statewide election. 

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Alabama House passes bill capping yearly property tax increases

Legislation that would cap the amount property taxes can increase year over year has passed the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine Alabama News
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine placed on administrative leave pending procedural review

Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine has been placed on administrative leave pending a review of policies and procedures connected to several incidents.

John Amanchukwu Alabama News
'Either a punk or a pervert!': Pastor scolds Hoover Board of Education for book on anal sex being available to students

A Hoover City Schools Board of Education meeting got testy on Tuesday over a sexually charged book that had been available to children in school libraries across the district.

ULA Delta IV Launch Alabama News
ULA marks end of an era, successfully launches final Delta IV Heavy rocket

ULA said that although this marks the end of the Delta era, it initiates the future of heavy lift on ULA’s next-generation Vulcan rocket.

Suzy wade hammonds Alabama News
Music Lady of Sylacauga Suzy Wade Hammonds dies at 72

Suzy Wade Hammonds of Sylacauga died Monday. She was the musical voice of the town since the 1960s.

free speech boot Alabama News
Talmadge Butts: During wars and rumors of wars, the freedom of speech is a sure victim

In the United States, the brunt of speech restrictions have come from the mainstream media and social media companies, with companies like Google taking action to censor any content about the Russo-Ukrainian War that does not comport with their guidelines.

Lett and Foster Alabama News
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 shooting death outside Mobile sports bar

LeCarey Lett, 29, of Mobile, pleaded guilty to intentional murder and was sentenced Tuesday.

Fit Alabama News
Penta, Lowe combine for no-hitter in Auburn's run-rule win over UAB

Auburn earned a dominant, run-rule victory over UAB at home tonight thanks to dominant pitching performances from Maddie Penta and Shelby Lowe.

Auburn Pitcher Christian Herberholz 29 20240326 BSB vs JAX GB 009 Alabama News
A solid start from Herberholz is not enough to get Auburn past Alabama State

A slow night at the plate led to a home loss to Alabama State for Auburn.

william kadish hoover Alabama News
'I, like everyone else, am not immune to making mistakes': Broad Metro's Kadish releases video responding to Hoover City Councilman Lyda personal attack during Stadium Trace Village saga

On Monday, Broad Metro president William Kadish released a video in which he addressed a recent Hoover City Council meeting in which council president John Lyda brought up Kadish's felony arrest in 2001 as a reason for not going through with plans for an 82-acre, $250 million Stadium Trace Village Phase 2 project.

Grace Kelley Alabama News
Daughter of Wynonna Judd jailed after allegedly exposing breast, lower body at I-65 intersection

The daughter of country legend Wynonna Judd was placed in the Elmore County Jail on April 5 after being arrested by Millbrook authorities.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
Senate committee approves bill setting public records request response deadlines

The Senate County and Municipal Government Committee passed a bill by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) on Tuesday that sets deadlines for responses to public records requests for government documents.

Wes Allen Alabama News
Secretary of State Wes Allen warns Alabama Democratic Party that names submitted after certification deadline will not be listed

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen notified the Alabama Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee via letter that they must provide a certification of nomination for President and Vice President of the United States no later than August 15, 2024, to appear on Alabama’s general election ballot.

Gambling Chips Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott on gambling legislation: 'I don't see a path forward, I don't see it passing'

The more time passes, the less likely a comprehensive gambling bill will pass the Alabama Legislature.

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