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Posts by Will Blakely

Tredarrius Portis from Montgomery County Detention Center
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.

Do Dah Day from Cahaba Brewing Company Facebook Page
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.

Secretary of State candidates
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.

Robert D Shepherd from Madison Co Sheriff Facebook
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.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff
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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Fort Payne native charged with filing fraudulent Medicaid claims

A Fort Payne native was charged with Medicaid fraud and first-degree theft of property Wednesday for fraudulent insurance claims.  ...

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Cullman to host 83rd Strawberry Festival Saturday

The city of Cullman will be hosting its 83rd Strawberry Festival Saturday at the Festhalle Farmers Market.   Fresh strawberries, an...

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Middle school teacher and barrel racing coach turned congressional candidate: Meet Andy Blalock

Andy Blalock is an Athens resident, middle school science teacher and barrel racing coach, and he is running for Congress.   Raised...

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Alabama artist featured in World Games 2022 theme song is 'proud' to be a part of history

The World Games 2022 announced its new official theme song, “Hope of Alabama.”   The song will feature a handful of artists such as...

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Alabama detention officer charged with bringing drugs and contraband into prison

A Madison County detention officer was arrested Saturday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and other narcotics into the...

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Woman arrested after dogs kill public health worker

A Franklin County woman was arrested for manslaughter after deputies said her dogs killed an Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)...

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Fox attacks people and pets in Autauga County, tests positive for rabies

A fox that attacked a person and pets in Autauga County in April tested positive for rabies, according to the Alabama Department of...

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DOTHAN PD: Woman arrested for stabbing a man who didn’t want a relationship

A woman was arrested Saturday for stabbing a man because he didn’t want a relationship with her, Dothan Police said.   The incident...

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Universities in Alabama deciding whether to freeze or raise tuition for fall

Each year, colleges and universities must decide if they will raise the cost of tuition. Some of Alabama's major universities are making...

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MISSING PERSON: Gregory Williams

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is asking for help locating Gregory Williams, a missing adult with autism. Williams is 26 years...

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Opelika Middle School teacher charged with sex crimes, police say student involved

An Opelika Middle School (OMS) teacher was charged Thursday with sex-related crimes involving a student.   Caleb Fuller, 36, of Auburn,...

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Man arrested on drug charges in Madison County

A man was arrested in Madison County Thursday with five ounces of cocaine and four ounces of fentanyl.   Vander Mingledolph, 36, was...

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Thomasville police sergeant almost dies due to fentanyl exposure

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey told WKRG Tuesday that a Thomasville police sergeant nearly died due to being exposed to...

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Dothan man charged with 33 sex crimes

A Dothan man has been charged with 33 counts of sex-related crimes after police investigated claims that an adult male had inappropriate...

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Biden commutes three Alabamians serving meth-related federal sentences

President Joe Biden reduced the sentences of three Alabamians serving time for meth-related federal crimes on Tuesday.   These are...

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Woman who used to live in Alabama sentenced to 90 months for concealing payments to al-Qaida

A former University of Alabama student was sentenced to 90 months in prison Wednesday for “concealing the transmission of funds to...

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