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Safe haven baby box allowing mothers to drop off newborns to be installed in Baldwin County

A bill passed this year in Alabama will allow for baby boxes to be placed across the state, and one of them is going to Baldwin County.

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Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin sworn in as Jefferson County commissioner

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin was sworn into the Jefferson County Commission on Monday morning after winning a special election for the final seat on July 18.  

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Seven confirmed tuberculosis cases at North Alabama chicken plants provoke ADPH call for testing

A confirmed case of tuberculosis in North Alabama has the Alabama Department of Public Health asking poultry workers in the area to receive TB screening.

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State Sen. Weaver to drop Carlee Russell-inspired bill creating felony charges for faking an abduction

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) announced on Monday that she will introduce legislation in the 2024 regular session that creates a new felony crime for faking an abduction.

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No reports of injuries after mysterious big boom heard in Shelby County

Dozens of residents in Shelby County reported hearing a big boom Monday morning, but authorities are unsure what caused it.

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Alabama Power appoints affirmative action advocate Miles College president Bobbie Knight to board of directors

Miles College president Bobbie Knight, an outspoken critic of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling against affirmative action admissions programs in public universities, will now sit on the board of directors for the oldest and largest utility in the state.

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State Sen. Tim Melson 'very stable' after cardiac arrest in South Korea

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) is currently “very stable” after suffering from cardiac arrest on a legislative trip in South Korea last week.

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'This is not a victimless crime': AG Marshall vows to seek restitution from Carlee Russell abduction hoax — Says investigation is 'not over'

It has been a week since Carlee Russell admitted to an alleged kidnapping hoax, but the fallout continues.

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Alabama's 'Sound of Freedom': Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson works to save human trafficking victims

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson has spent a great deal of time targeting human traffickers and rescuing victims from their captors. The movie “Sound of Freedom” has put a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking and Hudson has a unique perspective on the subject of the movie.

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Katie Britt: DOD abortion policy an attempt to 'undermine life on the taxpayer dime'

After the U.S. Senate recently passed a spending package without a House provision to stop military-funded abortions for service members, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) criticized the ongoing attempt by the Biden administration to "undermine life on the taxpayer dime."

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Alabama mid-pack among states' friendliness to sound money, precious metal defense, organization says

For thousands of years, money was based on precious metals like gold and silver, but in the 20th century, the United States moved away from metal-based currency and toward fiat currency backed only by full faith and trust in the federal government.

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Former law enforcement officers turned lawmakers respond to Hoover police chief call for stricter penalties following Carlee Russell case

Hoover Police chief Nick Derzis said Friday during a press conference that he plans to go to state lawmakers to try and get penalties changed when it comes to reporting false violent crimes. At least two former law enforcement officers turned state representatives are on board.

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Poll shows support for Birmingham's Northern Beltline, but little confidence in a timely completion

One of the last components of the 1960s-era Appalachian Development Highway System yet to be completed is Birmingham's Northern Beltline, an estimated $5 billion 52-mile highway project that would bypass north of the Magic City.

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AG Marshall applauds new trial denied for recently convicted cold case murderer in Dale County — 'We will never give up our relentless pursuit of justice'

Dale County Circuit Judge William Filmore has denied the motion for a new trial of recently convicted cold case murderer Coley McCraney.

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Statewide effort underway to address 'pornographic' and 'obscene' children's books from Alabama libraries and disaffiliate with national library association

What started as a group of concerned residents over adult content in children’s books in Prattville has grown into a statewide effort to remove “obscene” books from Alabama libraries and separation from the American Library Association (ALA).

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Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, asks for trial delay so he can pay attorneys

Daniel Anthony Crain, 46, is asking for more time to prepare for trial after being indicted on two counts of attempted rape first-degree and sexual abuse first-degree in connection to an incident last year.

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‘I’ve always been the elephant in the room’ — Former felon turned West Alabama pastor Floyd Rodgers, Jr. running as Republican in District 16 special election

At one point in his life, Floyd Rodgers, Jr. was raking in as much as $47,000 a week selling drugs. Then he found Christ in prison and became a pastor. Now, he’s running for the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Plaintiffs in lawsuit disagree over Alabama redistricting solutions

Plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama disagree on which type of congressional map a federal court should force the state to adopt for the 2024 elections if the map passed by Republicans last week in a special session is thrown out.

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Carlee Russell arrested in connection to kidnapping hoax in Hoover; Case could mean changes in Alabama law

More than two weeks after a widespread search for Carlee Russell, she has been charged after authorities said she faked her own kidnapping.

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Mobile City Councilman-elect Josh Woods vows to be a voice for the people but unsure how outspoken he will be: 'Everybody has the right to be heard'

“I guess that’s to be determined,” he told 1819 News. “Issues come up all the time. Taking a strong stand or taking a weak stand, I can’t really tell you because I don’t really know and don’t have an issue in front of me, specifically."

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Medical Cannabis Commission chairman on lawsuit: 'I'm not going to resign'

A recent lawsuit filed this week claims it is illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) Chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve simultaneously on the commission and as a member of the board of trustees at the University of South Alabama.

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'He's all-in on it': Tuberville touts Saban support for NIL legislation

The so-called Name Image Likeness (NIL) issue has plagued college athletics since the federal courts determined NCAA member colleges violated antitrust law by disallowing members from providing athletes with unlimited, in-kind educational benefits.

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Family, lawmakers ask for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson after heart attack

Family and lawmakers asked for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) after he suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea that has left him in critical condition.

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State Sen. Melson suffers heart attack on South Korea trip

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea, according to multiple sources who spoke to 1819 News on Thursday afternoon.

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Ivey finally acknowledges Alabama’s low labor force participation rate after touting low unemployment for the last year

For years, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has said what Alabama needs is more jobs. Now, she’s admitting that we may not currently have enough people willing to work to fill them.

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More turmoil for Medical Cannabis Commission — Lawsuit questions legality of commission chairman also serving on USA Board

It’s illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve both on the commission and on the board of trustees of the University of South Alabama, according to a legal filing by an attorney representing a cannabis company that didn’t initially receive a business license from the commission in June.

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‘Dealing with drunk people is very difficult’ — Tuscaloosa city councilman says The Strip is holding up already strained police force

Since a shooting on The Strip in Tuscaloosa that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old female and the arrest of a University of Alabama basketball player in January landed the city in the national press, Tuscaloosa City Council members and law enforcement have been discussing how to make the city’s bar scene safer.

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