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Durant concedes, endorsement of Brooks still up in air

U.S. Senatorial candidate Mike Durant conceded on Tuesday night during the Republican primary election after falling behind opponents Katie Britt and Mo Brooks.

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Communist poster hung in Alabama middle school; System says 'part of understanding history’

In a news release from Jefferson County Schools last week, a poster depicting communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara appeared on a classroom wall at Clay-Chalkville Middle School.

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Pies by Mike: Clanton’s greatest pie-maker tells his story

Mike Graham was once a drummer in a Christian rock band. Now, he is the owner of one of Alabama’s most beloved pie shops.

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'I believe I have something to offer': Madison County Commission Chairman running for Congress

U.S. Congressional candidate and Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong comes from eight generations of North Alabamians.

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Talk 99.5 Jawbone Jam coming to Iron City Birmingham May 26

Talk 99.5’s sixth Jawbone Jam will be held on Thursday, May 26, at Iron City Birmingham.

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Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama asking mothers to donate in time of need

Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama (MMBAL) is asking breastfeeding mothers to donate milk.

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Alabama middle schoolers wish retired Tuskegee Airman happy 100th birthday with letters

Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler is turning 100 on Saturday and asked for people to send him cards for his birthday

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Limestone County Sheriff’s Office to host 40th annual rodeo Friday and Saturday, largest rodeo east of Mississippi

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office will host its 40th annual Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Athens.

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Huntsville named #1 best place to live in the United States

US News voted Huntsville the best place to live in the United States in 2022-2023.

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Hugh Culverhouse gives $200,000 to PAC supporting Britt

A Florida landowner, who in 2019 encouraged students at the University of Alabama (UA) to boycott the school and state over the passage of an anti-abortion law, donated $200,000 to a super PAC that supports candidate for U.S. Senate Katie Britt. 

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Lead singer Mark Kelly of the Burnells spoke to 1819 News about his band's history, influences and the new album they just recorded in Muscle Shoals, "Turn to Now."

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Vince Gill, Clint Black, Jay Leno and more coming to Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University

The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC) at Auburn University ended its second season Friday and announced its list of performances for its 2022-2023 season.

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Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin' teaches students with special needs to fish

The Exceptional Anglers event, Gone Fishin’, Not Just Wishin’, is teaching basic fishing skills to students with special needs from Alabaster, Pelham City, Shelby County and Jefferson County school systems.

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Alabama League of Municipalities holds annual convention in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) is holding its annual convention this week to educate city leaders about better serving their communities.

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Auburn bar owner found guilty of sexually harassing 24-year-old employee

The owner of a popular Auburn bar, Sky Bar Café, was found guilty Tuesday of sexual misconduct.

World’s largest aluminum recycler to build new plant in Baldwin County

Aluminum recycling and product manufacturing company Novelis Inc. announced Wednesday it will be building a new $2.5 billion recycling and rolling facility in Bay Minette.

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Do Dah Day festival in Birmingham Saturday, benefits animal charities

One of Birmingham’s oldest events, Do Dah Day, will be held at Cahaba Brewing Company on Saturday. Since its inception in 1979, Do Dah Day has raised over $1.5 million for local animal charities.

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Shooting outside Sam’s Club in Montgomery left one dead, police arrest suspect

A shooting outside a Sam’s Club in Montgomery left one man dead, and police have taken a suspect into custody.

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VIDEO: Secretary of State candidates meet in forum, talk election integrity

All four Republican candidates for Secretary of State met Monday night at the O’Neal Public Library in Mountain Brook to talk to the Eagle Forum about their qualifications and the integrity of Alabama elections.

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Police searching for man wanted in north Alabama deadly shooting

Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect concerning a shooting on Saturday in Toney.

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Mississippi murder suspect captured in Tuscaloosa County after chase

A murder suspect was arrested in Tuscaloosa County Saturday after attempting to evade police on the interstate.

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: how can you ensure storm safety?

This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   Meteorologist...

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27th Creek Bank Festival to be held on May 14 at Leeds Memorial Park

The 27th Creek Bank Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Leeds Memorial Park on Highway 119.   The festival is hosted each...

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Dothan man charged with shooting school bus and other vehicles with BB gun

Police say they arrested a Dothan man Thursday for shooting a school bus, among other vehicles, with a BB gun.   A Dothan City school...

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Man charged with soliciting children online; police captain tells parents how to protect kids

On Tuesday, the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force arrested a man with connections to Northport for soliciting and engaging...

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UNA to receive over 12% increase in state funding

The University of North Alabama (UNA) will receive over $45 million from the state of Alabama in fiscal year (FY) 2023.   The funding...

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Teen shot and killed off I-459 identified

A 16-year-old was shot and killed in Birmingham Wednesday.   The Jefferson County Coroner confirmed that Jamie Monte Gibson, of Center...

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