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'Kill me dead' — Suspect taunts police before deadly shooting in Blount County

After six verbal commands from the officers, the suspect refused to put down the weapon, and both the deputy and the officer shot him.

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Anti-abortion group seeks total ban in 2023 legislative session

Abortion may seem like an issue of the past for many in the state, but some are making its complete abolition a priority in the 2023 legislative session. 

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Body found in burned-down abandoned Fairfield house yet to be named

A body was found in an abandoned house in Fairfield Tuesday evening by firefighters responding to a fire at the home.

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ADOC, local officials raid Monroe County high schools with drug dogs, find no trace of illicit substances

Several state and local law enforcement agencies participated in drug sweeps at two Monroe County high schools on Wednesday, only to find no trace of illicit substances.

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Alabama gets 'D' grade for parental power in education

Alabama ranks 25th for the amount of power parents have over their children’s education, according to a recent study by the Center for Education Reform. 

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McCutcheon financially linked to CEO guilty of kickbacks, fraud — Records show favorable treatment from BCBS during tenure

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) was on the payroll of an Alabama-based medical testing company called QBR Inc. years ago that has recently been the target of federal prosecutors.

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Two middle schoolers arrested in connection to active shooter hoax call in Bay Minette

Two middle school students in south Alabama are facing serious criminal charges after a fake claim there was an active shooter at their school.

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Tuberville: DoD attempting to implement 'illegal' taxpayer-funded abortion policies over the holidays

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is continuing his pushback against a proposed Department of Defense (DoD) policy to use military funding to help servicemembers procure abortions.

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Marshall County approves 1-cent sale tax increase

The decision came after weeks of negotiations between Marshall County Schools officials and the mayors of Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville and Arab to devise an alternative plan.

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Alabama native and former 'Ellen' DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss dies at 40

Famous dancer, producer and actor Stephen “tWitch” Boss died Monday in Los Angeles. Police said the 40-year-old committed suicide.

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Toxicology report confirms deceased Selma High Student had hydrocodone and fentanyl in his system

The Selma High School student who passed away in the school’s cafeteria had two opioids in his system, including fentanyl, according to a toxicology report released by Selma officials.

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State sending nearly $50 million in grants to local agencies to help low-income households with rising utility costs

The state will be sending almost $50 million to low-income households this winter and next summer to help with increasingly unmanageable utility costs.

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1985 murder conviction upheld for man who killed wife in Covington County

The murder conviction of Charles C. McCrory, 64, of Andalusia, was upheld by the Court of Criminal Appeals on December 9.

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Mobile approves medical marijuana dispensaries despite pleas to keep them out of city limits

The city of Mobile has joined other municipalities across the state in allowing for medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.

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School official: Huntsville 'drag queen teacher' to retire on Friday

James Miller, the Huntsville teacher who recently come under fire for drag queen performances, is reportedly retiring this Friday.

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Imprisoned former Montgomery police officer: Supreme Court rejecting appeal 'a minor setback'

Aaron Cody Smith, the former police officer convicted of manslaughter, plans to seek post-conviction relief after the Alabama Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

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False active shooter reports send multiple north Alabama schools into lockdown

Multiple schools in north Alabama went on high alert Tuesday morning after receiving phone calls about a potential active shooter situation.

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Nearly 200 north Alabama churches leave United Methodist Church over disputes between traditional Christians, progressives

Nearly 200 Alabama churches officially seceded from the United Methodist Church (UMC) last weekend following years of conflict over social and theological issues.

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Birmingham Police Department offering new recruits $5,000 signing bonus

The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) announced Monday that it will offer new recruits $5,000.

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Gulf Shores City Schools leaders give State of the Schools address, touting top 10 ranking in first two years of operation

The goal is to “make waves,” and if that’s possible for a school system, the Gulf Shores City Schools system has reached that goal. With only three years under its belt, the system is well on its way to being the best in Alabama.

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Five-year old, 15 others injured after car doing donuts in Birmingham causes crash

A five-year-old boy and 15 other people were injured on Friday night after a car hit other cars as well as a crowd of people after doing doughnuts in the middle of a street in Birmingham.

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AG Steve Marshall files motion to be made plaintiff in lawsuit alleging mismanagement of trust funds by Ethics Commission members

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a motion to become a plaintiff in a lawsuit accusing board members of a trust fund of scheming to pay for the college tuition of Alabama Ethics Commission members’ children.

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City of Gulf Shores votes to increase paid-parking up to $15 at beaches despite threat of crippling restaurant's business

The city council of Gulf Shores passed an ordinance to amend its beach parking ordinance but some business owners said the changes could be bad for business.

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Ivey petitions Alabama Supreme Court for rule change regarding executions

Governor Kay Ivey has officially requested an amendment to Alabama’s legal code to allow the Alabama Department of Corrections commissioner to designate a new execution date in the event of a court-ordered stay.  

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Gov. Ivey issues memo banning TikTok from all state devices

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a memo Monday to all state agencies announcing the banning of TikTok from government devices due to concerns over the app's links to China. 

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Huntsville drag queen teacher admits to 'strategically,' 'covertly' placing LGBTQ+ material in classroom

Newly obtained audio shows Huntsville drag queen teacher James Miller detail how he “strategically” and “covertly” placed LGBTQ+ material in his classroom.

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41% of Alabama households reducing basic expenses to pay energy bills

Over 41% of Alabama households reduced basic expenses such as medicine or food to afford energy costs in the last 12 months, according to a recent LendingTree survey.

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