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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency ALEA Senior Trooper Jason Lynn Vice and Bibb County Deputy Bradley Johnson Alabama News
Attorney General Marshall pays tribute to fallen law enforcement officers; GoFundMe setup for fallen Bibb County deputy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recognized fallen Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Senior Trooper Jason Lynn Vice and fallen Bibb County Deputy Bradley Johnson Thursday.

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$1 billion ARPA spending legislation passes House, Senate

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed both the House and Senate on Thursday.

Daniel Watson Alabama News
Suspect in custody in St. Clair County following quadruple shooting that spanned two counties

An officer with the Leeds Police Department arrested a man suspected in two separate shootings that happened Monday evening into the early morning hours Tuesday.

Carson Tubs Alabama News
Ben Carson among 23 conservative leaders backing Tuberville opposition to DOD taxpayer-funded travel, leave for abortion-seeking U.S. military personnel

Twenty-three leaders in the conservative movement signed onto a letter in support of U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) push to reverse a Department of Defense (DOD) policy that uses taxpayer dollars to help service members get abortions.

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Maximum price tag for Elmore County prison increases a whopping 56% to nearly $1 billion

Members of the Alabama Corrections Institution Finance Authority (ACIFA) increased by over $350 million a project price cap to complete construction of a new prison in Elmore County from about $623.6 million to $975 million on Wednesday.

Regions Alabama News
Regions Financial stock declines nearly 7% Wednesday post-California banks collapsing

The stock price of Birmingham-based Regions Financial Corp. dropped another 6.9% on Wednesday as the fallout of collapses of two California banks spread across the banking sector.

Target Alabama News
City of Prattville drops disorderly conduct charges against street preacher arrested in front of Target

The City of Prattville has dropped all charges against a street preacher who was arrested for using a sound amplifier without a permit.

Alabama guard Kai Spears Alabama News
Fourth Tide basketball player reportedly present at fatal Tuscaloosa strip shooting; University denies report

According to The New York Times, surveillance footage shows that Spears was a passenger in Brandon Miller’s car that was at the scene of the shooting that killed 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
House, Senate approve Alabama Trust Fund debt payoff

Both the House and Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday that would transfer funds from the State’s General Fund to repay remaining debt to the Alabama Trust Fund.

Jonathan Sauers Alabama News
Mobile's Faith Academy teacher, soccer coach arrested for sexual relationship with student

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teacher and soccer coach at Faith Academy private school was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Britt Katie U S Senate Candidate Photo by Erica Thomas Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt blasts Biden's 'unserious budget,' joins forces to require balanced budget every year

During her campaign, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) continuously spoke about how important it was for her to fight for “our children and our children’s children.” This week, she is joining 23 other U.S. Senators to do what she says will fight President Joe Biden’s “unserious budget that would continue to recklessly pile this burden on the backs” of generations to come.

ARPA Alabama News
Amended $1 billion ARPA funding legislation passes Senate committee

Amended legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund committee on Wednesday.

Colin glover Alabama News
Autopsy reveals sudden death of 21-year-old BSC basketball player was heart-related

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell confirmed to 1819 News the autopsy results from the tragic death of a young college basketball player.

Alabama House Alabama News
$1 billion ARPA funding legislation sails through Alabama House 102-3 — Harrison, Mooney, Yarbrough vote against

Legislation appropriating $1.06 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding passed the State House with minimal opposition on Tuesday.

Gudger415 Alabama News
State Sen. Gudger to re-file health care visitation rights bill in regular session

Legislation by State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) to establish certain visitation policies for hospitals and nursing homes will be re-filed after the regular session re-starts as early as next week. 

Biden SVB Alabama News
Troy economist explains what bank runs mean for Alabamians; Says Biden’s assurance ‘could backfire’

An Alabama economist weighed in on last week’s Silicon Valley and Signature Bank Collapse, explaining that the central banking system is the “leading problem” of the country’s financial situation and warning that President Joe Biden’s assurance of the banking system’s safety “could backfire.”

Car Exhibition Shooting Birmingham. Alabama News
Lawmakers aim to put brakes on racing, donuts and burnouts with stricter penalties

Some Alabama lawmakers hope to put into place stricter penalties for those convicted of exhibition driving offenses, including burnouts, donuts, stunts, speed exhibition, racing and other “reckless driving maneuvers.”

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Poarch Band of Creek Indians revives 'Winning for Alabama' pro-gambling campaign

Although it is unclear if Alabama lawmakers will introduce another gambling bill this year, the Poarch Band Creek of Indians (PCI) launched a pro-gambling and lottery campaign over the weekend.

Higher education Alabama News
Report: Alabama 14th in higher education appropriations — $2.12 billion to public universities, some of which promote DEI, woke ideology

Only 13 states have promised more taxpayer money for public higher education than Alabama so far for this fiscal year. 

Mobile Police Department. Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Two-year-old child critically injured in Mobile hit-and-run

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after a child was hit by a driver that took off.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
'It's becoming a huge mess': U.S. Rep. Carl sits down for 'Coffee with a Cop' in Mobile, focuses on fentanyl crisis and border security

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) was home Monday visiting with the community at the Coffee with a Cop event in downtown Mobile.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall intervenes in another Mabel Amos trust fund lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall intervened in another civil lawsuit against trustees of the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers joins effort to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced on Monday the introduction of legislation that would allow states to decide to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. 

Devyn Keith Alabama News
Huntsville Councilman Keith pleads 'not guilty' to shoplifting; Bench trial set for May 10

According to court documents, Keith also waived arraignment, and a bench trial date has been set for May 10.

help wanted, employment Alabama News
Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation rates remain unchanged in January

The January unemployment rate in Alabama remained unchanged from December at 2.6%, and the labor force participation rate in January also remained unchanged at 56.7%, according to workforce statistics released by the Alabama Department of Labor on Monday.

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Birmingham-based Shipt once touted by Ivey labeled 'high risk' for viewpoint discrimination — Has donated to ACLU, BLM, Human Rights Campaign

A Birmingham-based company that was once praised by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey received a “high risk” score from an organization that rates companies based on their hostility to particular viewpoints.

James Wilson III Alabama News
Long-time University of Alabama trustee James Wilson III, developer of Hoover's Riverchase Galleria and Montgomery's EastChase, dead at 59

Prominent businessman and long-time board trustee at The University of Alabama (UA) James Wilson III died at his home on March 11 at the age of 59.

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