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State Sen. Hatcher shrugs off racial tension being 'on the rise' after Montgomery Riverfront incident — Says it is an opportunity for 'hope and healing'

Although the now infamous and regrettable incident at the Montgomery Riverfront occurred last Saturday evening, it was not until Tuesday that the national media were prodding local officials about the possibility of a racial element and federal so-called hate crime charges.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth warns against a federal takeover of Alabama prison system, contractors 'taking advantage of the state'

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, who many expect to make a run for the governor’s mansion next election cycle, said a federal takeover of Alabama’s prison system “would be bad for our state.”

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Montgomery Mayor Reed: Riverwalk brawl 'seems to meet the moral definition of a crime fueled by hate'

A total of five suspects have been arrested in relation to the much-publicized brawl last week at the Montgomery Riverwalk.

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WATCH: Florence PD release dash cam and body cam footage after arrest video goes viral

The Florence Police Department released body camera video to show officers' actions were justified during an arrest that went viral on social media.

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Fourth suspect, first female, arrested in fallout of Montgomery Riverfront brawl

Officers with the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) arrested a fourth individual concerning Saturday’s brawl at Montgomery’s Riverfront.

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Mobile Mayor Stimpson discontinues LGBTQ+ liaisons positions after ‘rift within the city’

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced Friday the LGBTQ+ liaison positions have been discontinued after months of debate and concerns throughout the community.

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Former Dothan beauty queen on arrest in alleged plot to kill former Auburn football player: ‘It’s been really tough’

Lindsay Shiver, a Dothan beauty queen, told the New York Post on Friday morning life has been difficult since getting arrested in the Bahamas recently for her alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire plot of her husband, Robert Shiver, a former Auburn football player.

Driver beaten to death after hitting, killing woman outside Atmore bar had previous murder charge

A man has died days after being beaten by a mob outside a bar in Atmore, according to multiple reports.

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Pinson Valley High School student dies suddenly after suffering 'medical event' at school

The city of Pinson is mourning the death of a high school student that passed away Thursday.

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Clean Up Alabama applauds suggested AG opinion, board investigation regarding sexually explicit library books

Clean Up Alabama, the group formed to address sexually explicit children’s books, praised the actions of Alabama Public Library System (APLS) board member and Alabama GOP Chairman John Wahl for attempting to address the issue at a state level.

'Really disgusting and sick stuff': Baldwin County residents concerned about books offered for children in public libraries

Williams and others checked out several LGBTQ books from the children’s and young adult section Thursday. They say they plan to look through them to get a better understanding of what children in Foley are being exposed to.

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Former Barbour County Sheriff sentenced for ethics violation, coverup

A former Barbour County Sheriff will spend three years in the custody of the Alabama Department of Corrections for using his office for personal gain.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards 24 licenses, but more lawsuits likely

The vast majority of the new licenses awarded on Thursday were to the same companies that received licenses in June. 

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Britt blasts Biden's $6 billion prisoner swap with Iran — 'Will only embolden our adversaries and invite hostile actors to take more American hostages'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) criticized the Biden administration Thursday over reports it had reached a deal with Iran to release five American prisoners in exchange for five Iranian prisoners and $6 billion.

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State Sen. Gudger: Time to start planning for I-65 widening — 'If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail'

It is likely years away from the possibility of Interstate 65 adding an additional lane in both directions to alleviate traffic flow problems.

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State library system seeks Alabama AG opinion on regulating local libraries' inclusion of sexually explicit children's books

State lawmakers and advocates attended a board meeting for the Alabama Public Library Service on Thursday to address the statewide issue of sexually explicit children's books making their way into Alabama libraries.

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Doug Jones’ 2018 campaign committee listed in Michigan voter fraud investigation report

An investigation into possible voter fraud in Michigan revealed a connection with former Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones.

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Barry Moore: Trump indictments ‘just a distraction' from Biden family taking $20 million from foreign oligarchs

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) responded to a House Oversight Committee memo on Wednesday that accused Hunter Biden of receiving millions from oligarchs in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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Former judge, legal analyst Andrew Napolitano: Cases like Montgomery Riverfront brawl 'very difficult to try'

Former judge and legal analyst Andrew Napolitano joined radio host Joey Clark on News Talk 93.1 on Tuesday to discuss potential challenges to adjudicating the Montgomery Riverfront brawl that occurred on Saturday.

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Ownership group acquires Yellowhammer News, affiliated media partners

On Thursday, Yellowhammer Multimedia announced that it had been acquired by Alabama public affairs consultant Paul Shashy and businessman Thomas Harris.

Alabama Republicans are 'leading the charge to decrease the influence of the NEA,' says party chairman

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) is leading the charge against state and national teachers' unions' influence on education policy by banning campaign donations from the leading associations in partisan statewide elections.

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State Supreme Court affirms highest-ever wrongful death settlement totaling $10 million

The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a record $10 million judgment last week on a Mobile County jury’s verdict for the family of a man who died at Springhill Medical Center following a successful surgery to repair a cut on his thumb. 

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Large credit agency drops ESG; Alabama AG Marshall expects the metric to ‘continue to crumble’

One of the largest credit rating agencies in the nation announced last week they were going to stop publishing the environmental, social and governance scores of corporate borrowers.

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Montgomery brawl assault suspect a Democrat voter

Although there are still many unknowns about a Saturday Montgomery Riverfront Park brawl that has received national attention, as of Thursday, three assault suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Hoover City Council passes resolution supporting stricter penalties for false reporting of violent crimes following Carlee Russell kidnapping hoax

The Hoover City Council passed a resolution on Monday urging the Alabama Legislature to increase penalties for false reporting following the Carlee Russell hoax that occurred in the city last month.

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John G. Trump and his connection to Alabama native Gregg Phillips

When former President Donald Trump came to Alabama on August 4 to speak at the Alabama GOP dinner, he was met by Gregg Phillips, an Alabama native who has made national headlines during his quest to out voter fraud and ensure election integrity.

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Auburn man on trial for 2019 death of police officer; Prosecutors seek death penalty

On May 19, 2019, Auburn Police officer William Buechner, 37, lost his life while on duty. Now, the man charged with capital murder in his death is on trial in Lee County.

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