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Fentanyl manslaughter law mistake won’t be addressed until 2024

A bill passed last session to allow prosecutors to charge fentanyl distributors with felony manslaughter in connection to overdose deaths won’t be brought up in an upcoming special session, according to the bill’s sponsor.

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Alabama Department of Corrections courting technology to block cell phone use in Alabama prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is considering implementing software to block unauthorized cell phone usage from inmates.

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Alabama Higher Education commissioner Purcell on SCOTUS affirmative action ruling: Admission to Alabama universities ‘not based upon race’

On Thursday, Alabama Higher Education commissioner Jim Purcell told 1819 News that Alabama’s public colleges and universities did not make admission decisions based on race.

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U.S. Rep. Sewell calls SCOTUS ruling in favor of web designer refusing to design same-sex weddings 'a dangerous overreach with broad implications'

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Colorado-based web designer Lorie Smith who sought to exempt her business in federal court from the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

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AG Marshall applauds SCOTUS decision in favor of Colorado web designer in same-sex wedding lawsuit — 'The Constitution and our First Amendment prevail'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall expressed approval of the Supreme Court of the United States decision in favor of a web designer who sought an exemption for refusing to design sites for same-sex weddings.  

LOFTON Alabama News
Taziki’s employee gunned down as he went into work; Husband of co-worker arrested

The Daphne Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of a Taziki’s Mediterranean Café worker.

Doctor, health, hospital Alabama News
'We are in a crisis time when it comes to workforce' — Alabama faces continued physician shortage

Like most of the United States, Alabama is facing a shortage of doctors in both urban and rural areas.

School Choice Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts: 'I expect to pass a school choice bill next year'

Universal school choice legislation will be tried again in the 2024 legislative session with some possible tweaks. 

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TVA ready for weekend heatwave, says rolling blackouts unlikely — 'We've been preparing'

As Alabamians struggle to stay cool this weekend, some are concerned the increased energy demand on the power grid could lead to a repeat of the rolling blackouts seen last Christmas during Winter Storm Elliot.

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Ivey praises SCOTUS decision in favor of Christian postal worker: 'Government should never interfere with citizens' desire to worship'

Gov. Kay Ivey applauds the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in favor of a postal worker who was fired for refusing to work on Sunday.

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One suspect dead after chase, exchange of gunfire with ALEA State Trooper

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said a trooper tried to pull over a 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 truck on Interstate 65 around 2:26 p.m.

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Three defendants in federal racketeering scheme investigation seek to be removed from lawsuit

Three of the 47 defendants in a federal lawsuit alleging a widespread and sophisticated racketeering scheme in Jefferson County are asking to be removed from the case.

Fred Plump Alabama News
Guilty plea accepted, sentencing date set for former Dem State Rep. Plump for corruption charges pertaining to kickback scheme

Former State Rep. Fred Plump, Jr. (D-Fairfield) pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and obstruction of justice after the U.S. Department of Justice accused him of conspiring with others to siphon money from a public works fund in Jefferson County, which it said involved the submission of false and fraudulent information to county officials.

Terri Sewell Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell blasts 'shameful' SCOTUS affirmative action decision — 'The Court has chosen to ignore our history'

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) is the first in Alabama’s federal delegation to speak on the recent decision from the Supreme Court of the United States against affirmative action.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Marshall on affirmative action ruling: 'Ivy League appeals to diversity do not justify discriminating against prospective students based on the color of their skin'

Attorney General Steve Marshall praised SCOTUS’s Thursday ruling against affirmative action in college admissions.

LINDA DOYLE Alabama News
Conviction affirmed in case of Foley woman who stabbed her own private parts to claim self defense in murder of husband

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office announced the murder conviction of a Foley woman will be upheld after the case was appealed.

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SCOTUS rules against affirmative action — ACLL's Clark: DEI programs at universities 'in trouble'

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Thursday morning that he thinks diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public universities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in college admissions. 

Dothan Library Alabama News
'The queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams': Dothan libraries offer LGBTQ books for children, teens

Dozens of books containing LGBTQ content in one form or another are available, with many catering to teenagers, young adults, and children.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville eyes overregulation in South Alabama; Explains why he didn't vote for broadband bill —'It should’ve been more'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) visited with Baldwin County leaders Wednesday to talk shop and to share ideas.

Alabama Power Alabama News
Report: Alabama Power executives hire private investigator to spy on parent company CEO

A private investigator was hired to spy on Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, in 2017 allegedly at the request of Alabama Power executives, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.

Jerry Carl Alabama News
'Shame on them' — U.S. Rep Carl blasts the 'Biden Crime Family' for 'illegally profiting off Joe Biden’s political power' following House Oversight reveal

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) responded on Wednesday to new information from the House GOP Oversight Committee, which revealed a potential connection between Hunter Biden and an energy company associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Sewer Company Alabama News
Gulf Shores illegal sludge pond causing stink among residents who say no to sewer company expansion

The Gulf Shores Planning Commission meeting was packed Tuesday as the Commission discussed a Conditional Use Plan (CUP) proposed by the existing sewer company. Representatives for the sewer company were able to speak their case, but in the end, the Planning Commission resisted an expansion at the facility.

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Former Senator Doug Jones, Terri Sewell donor David Silverstein enters Jefferson County Commission special election

David Silverstein is a real estate developer in the Birmingham area. He declared his candidacy for the District 5 special election on Monday night.

Biden speech Alabama News
President admonishes Tuberville in Bidenomics speech over broadband funding

Wednesday in Chicago, President Joe Biden took a shot at U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for boasting about $1.4 billion in federal funding for Alabama to expand broadband internet access.

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U.S. Rep. Carl blasts 'Bidenomics,' receives praise from former President Donald Trump

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) appeared on Fox Business to trash the spending of President Joe Biden, which received the praise of former President Donald Trump.

Upshaw Alabama News
Former Barbour County Sheriff pleads guilty to ethics charge

Former Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw pleaded guilty to a felony ethics charge on Tuesday. 

Ladd Peebles Stadium Mobile Alabama News
Mobile City Council approves lease agreement for Ladd-Peebles Stadium; Measure now goes to Mobile County BOE

The city of Mobile approved a 99-year lease agreement with the Mobile County Board of Education Tuesday. The lease price will be $1 for the entire term. However, the deal is not set in stone until the BOE approves the agreement.

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