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Retirement Systems of Alabama releases request for proposal for architectural services for new state house

The Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) released a request for proposal (RFP) Monday seeking architectural services to investigate a 2.5-acre site in Montgomery and design a new state house for the Alabama Legislature.

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Alabama State Auditor Sorrell calls new Biden FHA mortgage rule ‘middle-class tax hike’

A new Federal Housing Finance Agency policy that changes the fee structure mortgage borrowers pay based on their credit score is a “middle-class tax hike that will unfairly cost American families millions upon millions of dollars,” according to a letter by State Auditor Andrew Sorrell and 33 other state financial officers.

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Carnival Spirit to dock in Mobile October 6; New ship to offer ‘best itineraries’

A year after Carnival Ecstasy pulled out of Mobile, a new option will be docking in the Port City.

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Drug overdose deaths outpace COVID fatalities in Jefferson County in 2022

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has confirmed 488 deaths in 2022 were drug overdose fatalities.

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Britt, 10 other U.S. Senate Republicans introduce bill to increase maximum penalty for intimidating federal judges

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and 10 other Republican senators introduced a bill on Monday to raise the maximum prison sentence for people who illegally intimidate federal justices.

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Montgomery attorney convicted of exploitation of elderly military veteran gets probation

A Montgomery attorney was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to financial exploitation of the elderly.

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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says fewer 'permitless carry-type bills,' closing gun show loophole needed to help city combat gun violence

The Steven Reed era of Montgomery has had its share of ups and downs since Reed assumed the role of mayor in 2019, including spikes in gun violence.

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Deputy Director of Athletics at University of Alabama arrested in domestic violence case

A deputy athletic director for the University of Alabama is facing a domestic violence charge after being arrested just after midnight Sunday by Tuscaloosa Police.

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Tarrant Police chief on administrative leave following incident with mayor over domestic violence suspect

Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton has put the police chief on administrative leave until further notice, and although he isn't commenting on why, more information surrounding friction between the two has been revealed.

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Alabama ranked 30th in business climate survey of CEOs

Alabama has the 30th best overall state business climate, according to a recent survey of hundreds of CEOs and owners from across the country.

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Court moves sentencing trial of former State Rep. Will Dismukes to July 17 due to father’s suicide, other factors

Documents from the Circuit Court of Montgomery County indicate that the sentencing trail for former State Rep. Will Dismukes has been moved to July 17.

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Bill filed to ban the use of certain Chinese-made drones for Alabama agencies and government bodies

A bill that would prohibit state agencies from using certain Chinese aerial drones has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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ALDOT director takes stand in Baldwin County Bridge Company lawsuit — Ruling could come this week

A judge could make a decision as early as Friday on whether to halt a bridge project in Baldwin County.

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State Sen. Jones: Grocery tax cut bill to get ‘moving as quickly as we can’

A new grocery tax cut proposal by State Sen. Andrew Jones (R-Centre) was introduced late last week with the entire Senate signed on as co-sponsors.

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Watch: Two Marshall County women argue on 'Dr. Phil Show' over blame for violent dog attack

Teri Angel was viciously attacked by a dog on Sept. 17, 2021, inside the Guntersville home of Valina Jackson. Angel suffered serious injuries to her head and arms, and a drawn-out court battle ensued as Jackson tried to save her pitbull terrier mix, Havoc, from euthanasia.

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Rick & Bubba's Burgess: 'Self-worship is the No. 1 largest growing religion we have in our society right now'

Rick Burgess made a guest appearance on “The Glen Beck Podcast” Friday to talk about how the lack of male leadership is causing moral decay and what can be done about it.

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'This is not a lot of flash and show': Alabama faith-based group trains law enforcement on tactical fundamentals, helps catch predators

From Sunday to Thursday, a group of former Navy SEALS and other military personnel train law enforcement agents from multiple departments in tactical fundamentals which they can apply in various situations, such as issuing a warrant or even in a school shooting. 

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'Totally and completely unacceptable': Britt decries Alabama's low labor participation rate

While Alabama continues its streak of low unemployment tallies, it also struggles with workforce participation.

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Team from Alabama investigating collision of Army helicopters in Alaska

A Safety Investigation Team from Fort Novosel, in Dale County, is leading the investigation into the collision of two U.S. Army helicopters in Alaska.

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Keeping astronauts healthy 142 million miles away from a doctor — Huntsville NASA engineer discusses preserving human health in space

For most Alabamians in need of medical attention, a clinic or hospital is a short drive away. But if you’re on a mission to the moon or Mars, the nearest doctor may be millions of miles away, which is why NASA astronauts are getting creative with their health care.

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Golden Flake to cease production of products in Alabama this summer

The production of Golden Flake snack food in Alabama will end in early July, the company confirmed.

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Building the future: Foley business owner turns U.S. Navy experience into successful career and philanthropic opportunity

A small business in south Alabama is making waves across the nation. Vanguard Pacific, a woman-owned and service-disabled veterans construction business, was started by former Navy Lt. Sydney Cody, of Foley.

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House passes legislation to allow manslaughter charges for those who sell or supply a controlled substance that takes the life of user

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow a person to be charged with manslaughter if they provide an individual drugs that leads to their death.

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State Rep. Cole to be deposed at State House on election residency questions

Freshman State Rep. David Cole (R-Madison) will be deposed in the Alabama State House on May 17 in a lawsuit alleging he didn’t fulfill residency requirements to serve in the role. 

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Guntersville elementary teacher fired after student repeatedly licked her toes

A former teacher at Guntersville Elementary School is fighting to get her job back after being terminated for her handling of a situation where a student licked her toes on at least three separate occasions.

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House Speaker Ledbetter waiting on Senate support before bringing 'divisive concepts' bill to the floor — 'There’s got to be an appetite for it'

Alabama House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) says he's waiting to be sure he has the support before bringing his hotly-debated divisive concepts bill to the Senate floor for a vote.

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97 years ago today: Alabama novelist Harper Lee, author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ born in Monroeville

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama. Thirty-four years later, she published a classic of Southern literature, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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