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Troy University to receive ‘Moon Tree’ seedling from NASA; Professor hopes to inspire STEM careers

NASA selected Troy University as the recipient of a “Moon Tree” seedling. The loblolly pine seedling flew around the moon on the 2022 Artemis I mission.

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Former Limestone Correctional prison warden due in court on May 7 for drug charges

Chadwick Crabtree and his wife, Melissa Crabtree, were arrested and charged with manufacturing Psilocybin mushrooms on April 20. Mr. Crabtree was, at the time, the current Warden for the Alabama Department of Corrections prison in Limestone County.

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House passes bill requiring parental consent for all vaccinations — 'I absolutely want to be notified of something like this involving my children'

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to require parental consent for minors to receive any vaccinations.

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House approves Senate bill to ban the sale of lab-grown meat

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved a Senate bill that would criminalize the manufacturing or sale of lab-grown meats in Alabama.

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Ethics overhaul a priority for House leadership as session winds down — 'I think we passed a good ethics reform bill'

As the legislative session winds to an end, House leadership is prioritizing the proposed overhaul to the state’s ethics law before time runs out.

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Gulf Shores mayor, lawmakers meet residents concerned with proposed legislative annexation of Fort Morgan properties

Fort Morgan, in unincorporated Baldwin County, has a special peacefulness residents say they don’t want to be taken away. After a piece of legislation was introduced this session to annex some properties into the city of Gulf Shores, citizens got concerned. They don’t want high rise condos or commercial rental property to take over properties that have not been developed yet.

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BPD homicide detective searching for kidney donor for son

Jayden Green, 20, was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease IgA nephropathy when he was 15 years old. He began complaining about his back hurting then symptoms became worse with a declining kidney function.

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'Solidarity!': Pro-Palestine speakers fill public speaking docket at Huntsville City Council to speak out against Israel's 'genocide'

Pro-Palestine speakers filled the public speaking portion of Huntsville's City Council meeting on Thursday night.

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Senate still reviewing ethics bill passed by House

The Alabama Senate is still reviewing legislation passed by the House that changes some of the state’s ethics laws.

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First officer on scene of Gulf Shores Spring Break shooting honored for 'proactive' policing

Gulf Shores Police officer Darren Baker was honored with Officer of the Month for March 2024, after police said he went above and beyond while responding to a shooting outside of Surf Style on March 27.

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Tuberville: Trump 'the only person' who can lead this country 'in the right direction'

During an appearance on "The Lou Holtz Show" podcast, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) praised former President Donald Trump and said the GOP presidential nominee was "the only person" who could lead this country back "in the right direction."

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Anti-squatting bill heads to Ivey's desk for a signature

After the House of Representatives voted to concur with Senate changes, a bill givng property owners and law enforcement tools to deal with squatters is heading to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for her signature.

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Huntsville approves construction for new CSI building costing $9.7 million

For years, the Huntsville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division has had to work in cramped quarters. However, relief for those officers is now on the way in the form of a brand new 14,000-square-foot Crime Scene Investigation building complete with labs, office space, evidence processing areas, and vehicle processing bays.

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Senate passes ‘research and development corridor’ bill for UAB, Southern Research project in Birmingham

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) 's legislation allowing cities to authorize “research and development corridors” passed the Senate by a 27-4 margin on Thursday.

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Mobile Mayor Stimpson: DOJ requested in MPD investigations before Kenyen Brown hired for review

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson sent a video message and an email to members ofh te Mobile Police Department. The message addressed criticism of the Kenyen Brown report on policies and procedures.

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Execution scheduled for man who shot, killed delivery driver at ATM in 1998

William Clinton Clayton, Jr., got off work on March 6, 1998, and headed to the ATM at his Regions Bank branch in Centre to get some cash to take his wife to dinner that night. However, the trip to the bank would be his last.

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'Great step toward protecting children' — Reaction comes in on House passage of bill removing school, public library obscenity exceptions

After the House of Representatives passed legislation removing school and public library’s immunity from the state’s obscenity laws, advocates on both sides of the sexually explicit book debate are weighing in on the decision.  

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House passes bill making it a felony for medical examiners to retain organs without consent

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday adding criminal penalties for medical examiners who retain the organs of a deceased person without consent from the next of kin. 

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Senate passes bill making sex with teens by clergy a felony

The Alabama Senate unanimously passed a bill by State Rep. Leigh Hulsey (R-Helena) on Thursday that would make it a felony for church clergy to have sexual interactions with someone under 19 years old.

United Auto Workers members attend a rally in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. The UAW is conducting a strike against Ford, Stellantis and General Motors. ( Alabama News
Senate elects to go to conference committee on bill clawing back incentives from businesses who voluntarily recognize employee unions

The Alabama Senate voted to go to a conference committee Thursday on legislation to claw back economic incentives from employers that recognize a labor union selected without using secret ballots.

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Month-long prayer walk planned leading to Fairhope 'Pride' celebration

A group of Christians in Fairhope plans to walk and pray throughout May ahead of a pride event in city parks on June 1. The Jericho Walk, a coordinated prayer walk, will bring Christians together in those same areas to pray together.

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House passes amended bill removing school, public library obscenity exceptions; Public drag show prohibition not included

On Wednesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation removing the obscenity exception for public schools and libraries while removing previous restrictions in the bill, banning drag shows where minors are present.

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'They will eventually learn the truth': Auburn's Pearl decries anti-Israel protests on college campuses

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Wednesday condemned the rise of anti-Israel protests popping up on college and university campuses across the United States as Israel and Palestine continue to wage war.

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House passes repeal of Birmingham-Southern-inspired loan program

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to repeal the 2023 law creating a loan program for universities in financial straits after its designed recipient, Birmingham-Southern College, permanently shut down.

UAB SGA resolution condemns Israel for apartheid, ethnic cleansing, 'plausible genocide'

The UAB Student Government once again made a left turn showing their support for the Palestinian people and calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

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Chris' Hot Dogs owner Theo Katechis dies in Montgomery at 78

Owner of Chris’ Hot Dogs, Theo Katechis, dies in Montgomery at 78. Run by family for 107 years.

Eagle Forum speaks to nation's largest Turning Point USA chapter at Gulf Shores High School

Eagle Forum of Alabama’s Theresa Hubbard spoke Wednesday to a group of students at Gulf Shores High School. The students are in the Turning Point USA Chapter and have been learning about national and local politics through programs and speaker appearances.

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