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Home of Vietnam veteran and his family destroyed in east Alabama storm

A line of storms tore through central Alabama Thursday leaving behind significant damage in Randolph County and destroying at least one home in the Swagg community

James Gregory Alabama News
'The Funniest Man in America,' James Gregory, dies one day before scheduled Hoover performance

Comedian legend James Gregory, also known as "The Funniest Man in America," died Thursday of cardiac complications. He had just turned 78 on Monday.

Prattville-Autauga Library. Alabama News
Advocacy groups sue Prattville Library board over sexually explicit books policies

A collection of groups and individuals have filed a lawsuit against the Prattville-Autauga Library Board over its policies for regulating and placing potentially obscene or sexually explicit children’s books.

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Library obscenity bill dies in Senate: ‘The problem is not going to go away’

A bill removing school and public library obscenity exceptions died in the Senate without receiving a vote on the final day of the session Thursday.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
RIP GAMBLING 2024: House closes session by approving the education budget after a last-minute gambling push

The Alabama House of Representatives closed out the 2024 regular legislative session Thursday after briefly holding up the Education Trust Fund budget in hopes of securing a compromise on the now-dead gambling package.

gambling hand Alabama News
Gambling constitutional amendment dies with the Senate declining to vote before sine die

The 2024 legislative session ended on Thursday without the Senate taking another vote on a gambling constitutional amendment developed by a conference committee last week.

Deborah stringfellow Alabama News
Elmore County's Deborah Stringfellow named Alabama 2024 ‘Teacher of the Year’

First of her family to graduate college, and first to graduate high school. Now, Deborah Stringfellow of Elmore County has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Tristonbillboard Alabama News
American Idol Top 5 Triston Harper takes center stage back home in Alabama May 12-14

15-year-old Triston Harper of McIntosh, Alabama will compete in American Idol’s Top 5 on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. on ABC. He will be feted with three events back home in Alabama.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt introduces MOMS Act, aims to strengthen families, require child support during pregnancy

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was one of three Senators who introduced the More Opportunities for Moms to Succeed (MOMS) Act ahead of Mother’s Day.

Bruce Pearl Alabama News
Pearl presses Biden to demand Hamas to surrender, release hostages — 'Many have died because our President has stopped Israel from finishing Hamas!'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl called on President Joe Biden to tell Hamas to surrender and release hostages, a number of which are American, on Thursday.

lab grown meat Alabama News
Alabama bans lab-grown meat: 'Take your fake meat elsewhere'

Alabama became the second state in the nation to ban lab-grown meat after Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill yesterday prohibiting and providing criminal penalties for anyone who sells, manufactures, or distributes lab-grown meat. 

Nick Saban at Regions Tradition Pro Am Alabama News
'Relationships with players': Nick Saban on what he misses the most during his retirement

When asked what he missed the most, Nick Saban said it was forming relationships with the players.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
Dobson hits Baldwin County, seeks grassroots support outside of AL-2 — ‘It’s going to be a hard battle’

GOP congressional district two nominee Caroleene Dobson addressed the Eastern Shore Republican Women’s Club Thursday for a rare Baldwin County appearance.

State Rep. Chris Blackshear. Alabama News
House passes ETF supplemental after bashing Senate for killing gambling package – 'This House bows down to the Senate too often'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to approve the Education Trust Fund supplemental appropriations conference substitute, but not before several lawmakers followed a session trend of blasting the Senate for its failure to pass gambling legislation.

Cecil Hootie Ingram Alabama News
Alabama says goodbye to standout player, AD ‘Hootie’ Ingram Saturday

Hootie Ingram will be laid to rest May 11 in his native Tuscaloosa. The former Alabama AD died Monday at age

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Kristin Landers: Some heroes wear Vineyard Vines

Who had fraternity brothers guarding the American flag on their May bingo card? No one? Surprisingly, me neither.

house Alabama News
Bill capping annual property tax increase heads to Ivey for signature

House Bill 73 (HB73) by State Rep. Phillip Pettus (R-Killen) would cap yearly property tax increases after a reappraisal.

Haitians Alabama News
Lawmaker skeptical after reports of hundreds of Haitians bussed to Cullman for work

Citizens in Cullman want to know what is going on after news that hundreds of Haitians lined up this week at the Cullman Career Center for jobs.

Mary Moore Alabama News
House passes Farm Center bill after lawmakers voice frustrations with Senate

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with a conference committee substitute creating a corporation to govern an Alabama Farm Center property in Jefferson County after a brief standoff surrounding votes on the likely-dead gambling legislation.

Alan Eugene Miller Alabama News
Alabama’s second nitrogen hypoxia execution scheduled for September

The nitrogen hypoxia execution of Alan Eugene Miller is scheduled to take place between 12 a.m. on September 26 and midnight on September 27.

Ivey Alabama News
Ivey signs public records reform bill into law

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to set specific timelines that public entities in Alabama must follow when responding to public records requests into law on Wednesday.

Carlee Russell Alabama News
Senate approves Carlee Russell-inspired bill increasing penalty for false reporting of a crime

The Alabama Senate passed House Bill 82, a bill enhancing the penalties for falsely reporting a crime to law enforcement, on Wednesday.

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Senate kills post-election audit bill

The Alabama Senate voted to carry over legislation requiring post-election audits on Wednesday.

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt Alabama News
'The word 'boy' has become toxic to the left': Britt slams the Boy Scouts of America over 'woke' rebrand

As a mother of two children, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said it was “a sad day” when the Boy Scouts of America announced it would be rebranding to be more “inclusive.”

Fit Alabama News
Auburn softball falls to UGA in SEC Tournament

Auburn could not hold off a three-run rally from Georgia in the bottom of the 14th inning and ended up getting eliminated after just one game in the SEC Tournament.

Kali Heivilin vs LSU Alabama News
No. 20 Alabama softball exits SEC Tournament after 14-inning walk-off by No. 13 LSU

After a disappointing regular season, the Alabama softball team hoped to make a deep run in the SEC Tournament when they took the field on Wednesday morning.

Orange Beach City Council Alabama News
Tri-party agreement terminated with Baldwin County Bridge Company; Orange Beach mayor unsure of ALDOT plan

A tri-party agreement between the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) and the entities of the Baldwin County Commission, the city of Orange Beach and the city of Foley has officially been terminated by the three entities.

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