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Autopsy reports inconclusive about cause, manner of death of girl found in shallow grave in Springville

Authorities still have questions following the results of an autopsy report performed on the body of a missing Florida woman who was found in a shallow grave in St. Clair County in April. 

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Court order obtained against Hyundai and Kia auto parts manufacturer for child labor violations

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) obtained a federal court order against a Hyundai and Kia auto parts manufacturer in Alabama on Tuesday, claiming the company is violating child labor laws. 

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'Extremely racist and divisive': House Minority Leader denounces Tuberville's comments

The Alabama political scene continues to hammer away at Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s statements at a Nevada Trump rally on Saturday.

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Pro-abortion rally held in Huntsville as city leader touts effort to flout state ban

A group of pro-abortion demonstrators gathered in Huntsville on Saturday to join in the “Women’s Wave” day of events taking place in cities around the country to protest abortion restrictions ahead of the midterm elections.

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Alabama media, Democrats misquote Tuberville to bolster racism accusations

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) found himself the target of an onslaught of accusations of racism following comments he made at a political rally staged by former President Donald Trump over the weekend.

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State Sen. Orr: ABC board giving landlords 'sweetheart' leasing deals; Says board member once offered him deal

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has been fighting to get the state out of retail alcohol sales, but he said he'd faced stiff opposition from the landlords who lease their properties to the ABC board.

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Merrill predicts voter turnout as high as 50%, feeling good about Republicans in November

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said he predicts voter turnout will be between 45% to 50% of registered voters for the general election in November, which would total around 1.64 million to 1.84 million people voting in the state.

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Attorney hired in case of Elmore inmate beating on top of prison chapel

An Alabama inmate who claims to have been assaulted by a prison guard has retained attorneys for his case against the officer.

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Department of Veterans Affairs pushes 'equity and inclusion' during diversity week

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) kicked off diversity week with a mass email containing a video boasting the benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

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Chronic wasting disease creates problems for Alabama deer processors

As deer season approaches in Alabama, deer meat processors are preparing to face new challenges this year due to chronic wasting disease.

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Houston County considers participating in state’s ‘one-time post-election audit’

The Houston County Commission will decide Tuesday whether to agree to participate in a limited voting audit after the general election in November. 

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AG Steve Marshall: Using race to redraw district maps 'unconstitutional'

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case over Alabama's recent redrawing of its congressional districts. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has been arguing for the state to keep its new map based on 2020 census data, while the plaintiffs say it violates the Voting Rights Act and should be invalid due to racial gerrymandering.

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Local resident urges archeologists to investigate land feature, discovers 1,400-year-old canal in Gulf Shores

A coastal Alabama resident urged researchers to examine a strange landscape feature near Mobile Bay. They found a 1,400-year-old canal.

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Trial set for high profile case in which woman's body was found buried behind Hueytown house

The man charged in connection to a body found buried behind a house in Hueytown will go to trial on Jan. 9, 2023, over three years after the death.

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Alabama native Gregg Phillips vindicated following arrest of election company CEO found to have ties with China

The CEO of an election worker management company was recently arrested due, in part, to the investigative efforts of an Alabama man.

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Man convicted in abduction of Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney

An Alabama Man has been convicted for the 2019 kidnapping of Kamille “Cupcake" McKinney, which ultimately led to her murder.  

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Gas prices climb in Alabama as demand increases globally

Gas prices are on the rise again in Alabama and across the country after having been steadily declining from record summer highs.

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Audit finds Birmingham school failed to document over $300K, former CEO relieved of charges

A recent state audit report found that a Birmingham charter school misspent or failed to document more than $300,000 in funds over the course of two years.

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Alabama seeks second execution date for Alan Miller

Amid an internal investigation into a failed execution attempt, the State of Alabama is attempting to set a new date for the execution of Alan Eugene Miller.

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6 municipalities, Dale County squabble over federal relief funds

Six cities and towns in Dale County are calling for an investigation into the county government’s use of federal funding.

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ABC Board spends over $11 million annually on leases for stores, office space and storage

The ABC Board leases more space than any other state agency, according to the Examiners of Public Accounts.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin's tweet touting falling gas prices did not age well

Democratic mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin recently attempted to call out those blaming Joe Biden for rising gas prices, and it didn’t take long to backfire.

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Houston County Assistant District Attorney jailed on multiple ethics charges

Houston County Assistant District Attorney Mark David Johnson turned himself over to authorities on Thursday after being indicted on multiple ethics charges.

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Out-of-state police department recruiting in Birmingham, offering higher salaries for cops

A law enforcement agency from another state is attempting to hire officers away from the Birmingham area.

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ADPH funds comprehensive sexuality education across the state

Comprehensive sexuality education continues to be a matter of contention in Alabama.

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Huntsville man arrested in connection with 2021 crash that killed 2 people

A man suspected in a crash that claimed two lives last year is now charged, nearly a year after the crash.

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Escambia County teacher wins $100K award

Turns out there really is a sharpest tool in the shed. And it’s an Escambia County Alabama teacher.

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