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Montgomery leaders play the blame game as community outrage over crime grows

Leaders in Montgomery are continuing to pass the buck as residents express displeasure with how the City handles crime after a suspect in a shooting that paralyzed an innocent woman swiftly made bail after his arrest.  

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Historic University Club now open in Tuscaloosa

"University Club" now open in Tuscaloosa for public dining and groups.

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How much are ticket prices for MLB's 'Field of Dreams' game at Birmingham's Rickwood Field?

If you're wanting to take the family to catch Major League Baseball's tribute to the Negro Leagues in Birmingham, you might want to get in touch with your loan officer.

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Alabama Ethics Commission’s website goes dark on Tuesday morning

The Alabama Ethics Commission’s website was unusable on Tuesday for an unknown reason.

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Man falls into Logan Martin Lake, drowns while trying to help dock pontoon boat

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Marine Patrol division and several other agencies worked late into the night after a man drowned while attempting to help dock a pontoon boat.

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State Rep. Bedsole on Montgomery mayor CoS's gun violence rant: 'My District has the same gun laws with not even a fraction of the gun violence'

A Republican lawmaker pushed back against Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s chief of staff Chip Hill’s prolonged weekend gun-violence screed in which he both denied the existence of rampant crime in Montgomery and blamed the violence on Alabama’s gun laws.

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Permanent gag order issued in case of officer-involved shooting death of Stephen Perkins following video release

Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliott issued a permanent gag order in the case of Mac Bailey Marquette, a Decatur police officer charged with murder in the death of Stephen Perkins.

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Birmingham’s Vulcan Materials rejects Mexico's offer for property buyout

Vulcan Materials of Birmingham rejects a demand by Mexico for its assets there.

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Department of Public Health issues fish consumption advisory restricting 19 locations

The Alabama Department of Public Health published a lengthy advisory in May 2024 for consumers of fish in Alabama.

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Joey Clark: The Tyrant, the Dog and the piles of history

Though man cannot be reduced to the literal facts, certain facts do have a way of bringing all men down to earth no matter their station. 

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Self-proclaimed citizen journalist YouTubers cause 'commotion' attempting to 'root out tyranny' at local governments

A pair of YouTubers have been causing a stir at local government buildings in Alabama.

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Tip Tops rock start Alabama’s summer in Fairhope on Friday

The Tip Tops kick off summer on May 31 in Fairhope. A walk down memory lane.

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State Sen. Elliott still 'adamantly opposed' on Medicaid expansion — 'They tried to sneak it in with the gambling legislation'

There have recently been rumblings that Gov. Kay Ivey is considering expanding Alabama's Medicaid eligibility. This would mean a difficult choice for the Alabama Legislature: oppose the Governor with the possibility of political consequences or put the state's stable general fund budget in peril.

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Alabama’s ‘Free Fishing Day’ June 8 — No license required

On Saturday, June 8, you do not need a fishing license to fish in Alabama.

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'I don’t think that constitutional carry has had a bearing on crime': State Rep. Ingram, Montgomery mayor's office at odds over Alabama gun laws

State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) took aim at Montgomery Mayor Steve Reed and other Montgomery leadership, announcing plans to file legislation allowing the state to appoint a police chief if a municipality’s crime rate exceeds a certain level.

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Concerned Veterans: Why so woke, Mike Rogers?

Let us honor our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day by keeping high the very standards that have made America great.

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'It’s a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for all of our freedom': Alabama leaders highlight Memorial Day

While folks nationwide prepare for a long Memorial Day weekend, Alabama’s political leaders are ensuring citizens remember the sacrifices made by American servicemembers who gave us the long weekend. 

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Tuberville honors fallen Alabama servicemen from Senate floor in Memorial Day presentation

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently paid homage to two fallen Alabama servicemen in a Memorial Day Tribute from the floor of the U.S. Senate.

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Second victim shot at The Quest Club in Birmingham dies from injuries

The second person shot at The Quest Club in Birmingham has succumbed to his injuries, police said Sunday.

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Sarah Palin spotted at Marshall County BBQ joint

Residents of north Alabama were delighted to see former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visit over Memorial Day weekend.

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Phil Williams: Send the Alabamians

There is a story that too many Alabamians don’t know – one about young men from every county, corner, corncrib and country road who answered a call that changed the state of Alabama forever. 

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Alabama woman honors late husband, fallen Army Ranger Cpt. Kyle Comfort —'He was just one of a kind'

Her husband, the love of her life, U.S. Army Ranger Cpt. Kyle Comfort, had made the ultimate sacrifice for his country

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Valentine's grand slam sends Alabama softball to the Women's College World Series

A first-inning grand slam from Riley Valentine was all the offense the Alabama softball team needed, beating Tennessee 4-1 to advance to the Women’s College World Series.

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1819 News editor-in-chief Jeff Poor reviews highs and lows of 2024 legislative session dominated by gambling

Gambling dominated both chambers and ultimately failed by one vote. Still, it cast a long shadow on the proceedings and led to several promising bills dying on the vine. Despite that, the session did have some big wins.

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Ashley Carter: Standing strong during Pride Month

The celebration of Pride Month brings many deeply troubling implications for our children and families, undermining the values that sustain our communities.

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NOAA predicts heightened hurricane season; City of Gulf Shores hosting preparedness expo

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a very active Atlantic hurricane season and communities along Alabama's Gulf Coast are preparing.

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Emily Jones: Weakness … where has our strength gone?

If the battles we are facing today aren’t enough to help people find their strength and overcome their weaknesses, where does that leave our children? What kind of society does that leave for them? 

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