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Parks and Rec Departments honored during Parks and Rec Month

July is Parks and Recreation Month, and Parks and Recreation departments around the state plan to use the month to celebrate their parks and the employees that run them.

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Alabama man pleads not guilty to murder of 11-year-old in 1988.

An Alabama resident pleaded not guilty on Thursday for the 1988 slaying of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Birmingham welcomes World Games with party at Protective Stadium

A large crowd wedged their way into Protective Stadium seats, corridors and luxury suites to party for a few hours during the opening ceremonies for the World Games. It was a splashy ending to the day before the world begins competing in Birmingham.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says Biden administration 'very disingenuous' with claims of issuing oil and gas permits

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) acknowledged the Biden administration's issuances of oil and gas leases but explained they came with onerous requirements.

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State Senate Majority Leader Scofield downplays ARPA special session possibility – 'Not sure that there’s a whole lot of rush'

During an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Yaffee Program," State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) argued there was no urgency for a special session before the 2023 regular session.

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Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation's most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said.

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Roy Moore's defamation suit against Baron Cohen rejected

An appeals court on Thursday rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.

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World Games Opening Ceremony to be televised locally on CBS 42

CBS-42 will broadcast a one-hour preview show beginning at 7 p.m., serving as a prelude to the commercial-free Opening Ceremony from Protective Stadium scheduled to run until 10 p.m. The Opening Ceremony is expected to be a sellout.

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BREAKING: “Armed and Dangerous” man on the loose, police say

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is looking for a man they say is wanted for questioning in reference to a shooing in Webb Thursday morning.

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Madison County Sheriff's SWAT team breaches mobile home, arrests two with outstanding warrants

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested two individuals Tuesday who barricaded themselves in a mobile home in the New Hope area.

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Funeral arrangements announced for Bibb County deputy Brad Johnson

Funeral arrangements have been decided for Bibb County K9 deputy Brad Johnson, who passed away at UAB Hospital on June 30 after he was critically wounded during a shootout.

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ALDOT requiring detour for hazmat traffic during World Games

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is restricting hazardous material cargo shipments on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during the World Games 2022.

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Birmingham welcomes world to town during World Games 2022

More than 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries are in town for nearly two weeks to compete in the 11th edition of the World Games. Santa Clara, Calif. hosted the inaugural World Games in 1981. It hasn’t been held in an U.S. city since arriving in Birmingham. Planning began about the same time the most recent World Games ended in July of 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

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Palmer denounces DOJ lawsuit to prevent Arizona from improving election integrity

"This action by the Biden Administration's Department of Justice will continue to erode the public’s trust in the election process and will raise public perception that fraudulent votes are being cast,” said Rep. Palmer.

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Spectators encouraged to arrive early for World Games Opening Ceremony

The World Games 2022 kicks off with Thursday’s Opening Ceremony at Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

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'Good Time' laws blamed for killing of Bibb County deputy?

“If we just keep being more lenient, and lenient, and lenient, and we are going to keep having more police officers die because of our justice system.”

Terminated Austal employees sue, claiming company refused religious, medical vaccine exemptions

Over 50 former employees at the Austal plant in Mobile have listed themselves as plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming the company violated their civil rights after they sought religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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ALGOP chair Wahl calls for closed primaries, county voter mapping software requirements in wake of controversial primary season

During an interview with Rightside Radio host Phil Williams on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said his two main takeaways from the rocky primary campaign season were the need for a closed primary system and a requirement that all of Alabama's 67 counties have a uniform mapping software.

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Flag football debuts at World Games; NFL makes push for Olympics

Sixteen of the world’s best flag football teams will compete for gold for the first time at The World Games kicking off Sunday at Birmingham’s historic Legion Field. Flag football is one of 33 sports in the program at the Olympic-style, multi-sport event, following its inclusion by the International World Games Association in 2020.

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Dairy farms hit hard by high input costs

“In addition to the normal demanding work that is required of dairy farmers, the current economic climate has made their work even more difficult. One of the major challenges for dairy producers is that they must adapt to current market conditions and compete efficiently with their product,” said Dr. Chamorro.

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Water outage planned Wednesday for parts of Madison County

The Madison County Water Department will cut off water temporarily on Wednesday in order to make system improvements.

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UAB lands football commitment from Mobile DB

On Monday, Bryant Vincent secured a commitment from defensive back Christopher Bracy of Mobile’s St. Paul’s Episcopal. It was the first commitment since Vincent became the program’s interim head coach. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Bracy, whose brother, Reggie, is a safety at Iowa, announced the news on Twitter.

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Multiple state entities challenge injunction against Alabama law banning transgender youth drugs, operations

Attorney General Steve Marshall and the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty have filed briefs challenging the injunction against a law that would ban transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for minors.

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Suspect captured after kidnapped woman, 75, found bound in closet

Police in Alabama confirmed a man was taken into custody on Tuesday after a missing 75-year-old woman was found in a house associated with him, in a closet and bound with tape.

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Nick Risner Act keeping dangerous felons incarcerated now law in Alabama

Earlier this year, the Alabama Legislature passed and Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Sgt. Nick Risner Act (HB143), into law.

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Alabama Planned Parenthood director foretells a 'political reckoning' over state's abortion ban

During last week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Stephen Stetson, the director of Planned Parenthood Alabama, warned there would be consequences for Alabama in proceeding with its abortion ban under the 2019 Human Life Protection Act.

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: Freida Weisheit Stidham

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 69-year-old Freida Weisheit Stidham, who, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), may be living with a condition that can impair her judgment.

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