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United Methodist Church Alabama-West Florida approves rule clarification preventing 275 disaffiliated clergies from receiving post-retirement medical benefits

MOBILE - The United Methodist Church’s (UMC) Alabama-West Florida Conference (AWFC) elected to approve a rule clarification by its Board of Trustees which would prevent over 200 disaffiliating clergy from receiving retirement benefits. 

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Tuberville seen dining with Trump after arraignment

Trump later flew to New Jersey to speak at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, where he was later seen dining with U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), along with one of his sons, Eric.

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Alabama corrections officer arrested on drug, contraband charges

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced Tuesday that a corrections officer resigned after being arrested on three criminal charges.

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Hazardous weather expected across Alabama Tuesday evening into Thursday

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of central Alabama for the next couple of days.

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Dadeville shooting suspect decries Aniah’s Law detention 'unconstitutional'; State Rep. Brown disputes claim

The attorney representing one of the suspects in the Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting claimed her client should have been given a bond because Aniah’s Law is unconstitutional.

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Hoover’s Ross Bridge golf course to re-open in October

The Ross Bridge golf course in Hoover will reopen to players in October after a groundskeeping error by a crew member destroyed most of the course’s greens last year.

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Leaked email shows newly elected UMC General Conference delegate touting new Alabama-West Florida Conference rule change - ‘The days of mass and easy disaffiliation’ are over

A leaked email shows a newly elected delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference congratulating other UMC clergy within the Alabama-West Florida Conference for moving forward with a rule that makes it more difficult for traditional churches to disaffiliate from the denomination while retaining church property.

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Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church votes to remain in UMC

On Monday, Mountain Brook’s Canterbury United Methodist Church voted to remain in the United Methodist Church and not follow the over 500 traditional Methodist churches in Alabama, choosing to leave the denomination over its embracing of progressive policies.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards 21 licenses

Members of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission gave out 21 business licenses on Monday.

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Mobile annexation vote to be held July 18; City launches website to answer questions

Residents west of the city of Mobile will vote on July 18 on an annexation plan approved by the city council.

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'Just leave the children out of it': Woman offers Fairhope City Council cautionary tale of what could happen without rules prohibiting minors at drag shows

Monday at a Fairhope City Council meeting, a woman who identified herself as Rebecca Watson warned neglecting the city's drag show situation could turn the community into a "warzone."

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Ivey signs bill to address teacher shortages by expanding opportunities to earn alternative certifications

House Bill 342, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover), will provide more “high-quality pathways” for Alabamians who want to become teachers to access alternative certification instead of going through the traditional route.

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ALDOT director John Cooper arrested in Marshall County for harassment; UPDATE: Cooper attorney responds

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest of John Cooper, the director of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Harpersville Police: Matthew McConaughey visit not ‘an excuse for speeding’

The Harpersville Police Department used the Matthew McConaughey visit to Alabama as an opportunity for some comic relief on Monday.

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Suspect in Gulf Shores shooting caught on camera up for bond reduction this week

The man arrested for a March 27 shooting near The Hangout restaurant and Gulf Place in Gulf Shores will have a bond hearing this week.

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Car with Alabama tag center of search in connection to Detroit fatal hit-and-run

Police in Detroit are looking for the driver of a vehicle with an Alabama license plate that they say was involved in a deadly hit-and-run.

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Houston County EMA director Chris Judah resigns

Dothan-Houston County Emergency Management Agency director Chris Judah resigned on Monday.

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Alabama to receive $250 million in opioid settlement

Alabama will receive about $250 million in an opioid settlement with drugmakers and pharmacies announced last week.

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‘I’m kind of over it’ — Bishop David Graves delivers opening remarks at UMC Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference as churches continue to weigh disaffiliation

Bishop David Graves of the United Methodist Church’s Alabama-West Florida Conference delivered the opening remarks at the annual conference on Sunday as churches in the state's southern half continue to weigh disaffiliation from the denomination.

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UA System approves in-state tuition freeze

The University of Alabama System will freeze tuition for in-state students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Mississippi lawmaker arrested for DUI in Baldwin County

Mississippi Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) is facing a charge of driving under the influence after an arrest in Baldwin County on June 5.

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Alabama, 9 states issue show cause order to crypto exchange Coinbase

Alabama and nine other states issued a show cause order to the crypto asset company Coinbase, Inc. and its parent corporation Coinbase Global, Inc. this week.

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Mobile police chief hopes decrease in violent crime will overshadow 'egregious' and 'erroneous' report by national and local media

The city of Mobile continues to fight the perception that the city is one of the most dangerous in the nation after incorrect crime numbers were submitted to the FBI and ended up in reports nationwide.

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Weekend shooting at Birmingham house party leaves one dead; Over 100 shell casings found on scene

The Birmingham Police Department is asking for information in connection to a homicide that happened over the weekend.

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Adult content filter requirement bill dies in Senate

Legislation requiring manufacturers to automatically activate the adult content filter on phones and tablets sold in Alabama died without a vote in the Senate in the last few remaining days of the session.

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