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‘Rick & Bubba’ talk COVID ‘propaganda’ and resistance to Wuhan speculation

Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey of the “Rick & Bubba Show” discussed how questioning the U.S. government’s stance on COVID-19 has been mocked and ridiculed. Now, they say more evidence is emerging that some of the so-called conspiracies may actually be true.

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Alabama's GOP congressional delegation sponsors resolution overturning ATF pistol brace rule

U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile, Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) were among the 189 Republican co-sponsors of the resolution, which seeks to overturn a new ATF rule which reclassified pistols as short-barreled rifles if they have a stabilizing brace.

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‘He threatened to shoot me’: Man who pressed charges against ALDOT director John Cooper details harassment claim

A man who says he just wants to enjoy his property is now in the middle of a legal battle with the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). But the property dispute is not over state-owned land, it’s over personal property and now criminal charges are involved.

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House Majority Leader Stadthagen: Dept. of Archives and History’s LGBTQ+ event ‘alarming and disappointing’

"Invisible No More: Alabama’s LGBTQ+ History" is the topic of the department’s June Food for Thought luncheon.

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UMC Alabama-West Florida Conference ends as leadership defends new disaffiliation rule, delegates ask questions

In the final business session of the United Methodist Church’s Alabama-West Florida Conference’s (AWFC) annual conference on Wednesday, an AWFC trustee addressed a new policy that makes it harder for churches to disaffiliate from the denomination, sparking questions from the delegates in attendance.

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Ivey signs wrong version of fentanyl bill, putting law on hold

A bill passed this session to allow prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with felony manslaughter in connection to overdose deaths is on hold after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the wrong version of the bill.

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Attorney for Randolph County teen who killed parents 21 years ago now blames DHR for failing to respond to 'cries for help'

The attorney for a man who killed his parents in Rock Stand over 20 years ago said his client paid the price for a flawed system.

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Southern Baptist Convention votes on women’s ordination, expels two churches with women pastors

The Southern Baptist Convention, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, announced Wednesday that it has voted to uphold its Executive Committee’s previous decision to disfellowship member churches with women pastors.

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Former CFO of Montgomery Public Schools trial reset again for September 11

The trial of Brenda Palmer, a former interim chief financial officer at Montgomery Public School System allegedly involved in a scheme to steal over $300,000 in taxpayer funds, has been reset again to begin on Sept. 11.

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Alabama Department of Archives and History hosting 'Alabama’s LGBTQ+ History' event — 'Invisible No More'

The Alabama Department of Archives and History is hosting a luncheon this week to hear about Alabama’s LGBTQ history.

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Trump to speak in Montgomery at ALGOP dinner on August 4

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Alabama Republican Party’s summer dinner in Montgomery in August.

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Macon County Circuit Judge prohibits ‘electronic bingo’ at VictoryLand

A Macon County Circuit Court Judge prohibited “electronic bingo” permanently in the county on Monday.

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Aderholt secures language in spending bill to halt development on SPACECOM in Colorado until official, permanent decision is made

Aderholt announced Tuesday he was able to include the item in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2024 spending bill following a review and approval by the United States Air Force.

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United Methodist Church Alabama-West Florida approves rule clarification preventing 275 disaffiliated clergies from receiving post-retirement medical benefits

MOBILE - The United Methodist Church’s (UMC) Alabama-West Florida Conference (AWFC) elected to approve a rule clarification by its Board of Trustees which would prevent over 200 disaffiliating clergy from receiving retirement benefits. 

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Tuberville seen dining with Trump after arraignment

Trump later flew to New Jersey to speak at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, where he was later seen dining with U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), along with one of his sons, Eric.

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Alabama corrections officer arrested on drug, contraband charges

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced Tuesday that a corrections officer resigned after being arrested on three criminal charges.

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Hazardous weather expected across Alabama Tuesday evening into Thursday

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of central Alabama for the next couple of days.

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Dadeville shooting suspect decries Aniah’s Law detention 'unconstitutional'; State Rep. Brown disputes claim

The attorney representing one of the suspects in the Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting claimed her client should have been given a bond because Aniah’s Law is unconstitutional.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course to re-open in October

The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players in October after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course’s greens last year.

Geoffrey Lentz Alabama News
Leaked email shows newly elected UMC General Conference delegate touting new Alabama-West Florida Conference rule change - ‘The days of mass and easy disaffiliation’ are over

A leaked email shows a newly elected delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference congratulating other UMC clergy within the Alabama-West Florida Conference for moving forward with a rule that makes it more difficult for traditional churches to disaffiliate from the denomination while retaining church property.

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Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church votes to remain in UMC

On Monday, Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church voted to remain in the United Methodist Church and not follow the over 500 traditional Methodist churches in Alabama, choosing to leave the denomination over its embracing of progressive policies.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards 21 licenses

Members of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission gave out 21 business licenses on Monday.

Mobile west Alabama News
Mobile annexation vote to be held July 18; City launches website to answer questions

Residents west of the city of Mobile will vote on July 18 on an annexation plan approved by the city council.

Watson Alabama News
'Just leave the children out of it': Woman offers Fairhope City Council cautionary tale of what could happen without rules prohibiting minors at drag shows

Monday at a Fairhope City Council meeting, a woman who identified herself as Rebecca Watson warned neglecting the city's drag show situation could turn the community into a "warzone."

Kay Ivey HB342 Signing Alabama News
Ivey signs bill to address teacher shortages by expanding opportunities to earn alternative certifications

House Bill 342, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover), will provide more “high-quality pathways” for Alabamians who want to become teachers to access alternative certification instead of going through the traditional route.

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ALDOT director John Cooper arrested in Marshall County for harassment; UPDATE: Cooper attorney responds

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest of John Cooper, the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Harpersville Police: Matthew McConaughey visit not ‘an excuse for speeding’

The Harpersville Police Department used the Matthew McConaughey visit to Alabama as an opportunity for some comic relief on Monday.

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