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Alabama charter schools growth reflects national enrollment trend

With education slipping in Alabama, charter schools are popping up to offer solutions for students, especially in predominantly black communities in the Deep South.

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Randolph County man honored in Indiana hometown as basketball legend

It was 72 years ago when the Madison Cubs took home the Indiana High School Athletics Association state basketball championship. On that day, Stan Weber would have never thought of what would be happening over seven decades later.

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Why are Shelby County officials mostly silent about the proposed Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move?

Over a month after news broke of a potential deal that would move Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre to North Birmingham, most Shelby County officials remain silent.

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Stolen checks reported in east Alabama were endorsed electronically; Customers forced to close accounts

Some businesses and customers in east Alabama are dealing with the fallout after they say several checks that were sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) were stolen and cashed by scammers.

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Law schools in Alabama not planning to drop LSAT requirement after ABA announcement

Deans of law schools in Alabama aren’t planning on changing requiring LSAT scores for admission of incoming students after the American Bar Association (ABA) announced they were planning on making the test optional starting in the fall of 2025.

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How Bama Fever-Tiger Pride pulls off the speedy apparel process featuring victor after the Iron Bowl

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming Iron Bowl, fans on both sides of the divide will flock to stores to find apparel to support the victorious team.

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Lifeline: Pro-life Christian organization helps broken and struggling families

Herbie Newell was recently in Kansas, meeting with a real estate agent about a piece of property. When the man asked him what he did for a living, Newell told him.

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Alabama cold case from 1973 continues to get national attention nearly 50 years after disappearance of 3-year-old girl

Hueytown Police continue to receive tips about a cold case from the seventies. A three-year-old child was last seen in Hueytown on September 17, 1973, but her mother was found dead less than a month later on the Tennessee-North Carolina line.

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Alabama, Auburn unite for four-day 150-mile 'Iron Ruck' supporting veteran-suicide awareness

To support awareness for veteran suicide, the University of Alabama and Auburn University will be participating in a ruck march beginning Wednesday and ending at Bryant-Denny for the iron Bowl.

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Autopsy shows former Saints player Glenn Foster, Jr. who died in Alabama police custody died of natural causes

The autopsy report for Glenn Foster Jr., the former New Orleans Saints player who died in police custody, shows no signs of strangulation, despite claims from the family’s high-profile lawyer.

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Bama wins Iron Bowl of food drives, sets new record for food raised for Alabama’s hungry

Every Alabamian knows about the Iron Bowl, but football isn’t the only way Auburn and Alabama face off in November.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo urges churches to invest in men's outreach — 'It’s a life or death thing'

Rich Wingo said too often churches neglect their men’s ministry, keeping it at the bottom of the list of priorities if they have one at all.

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Federal appeals court vacates contempt order that led to jailing of pair investigating voter fraud

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips after a district court in Texas had them jailed for refusing to reveal sources in an investigation into voter fraud.  The pair had been gathering information and sharing details of their findings concerning alleged irregularities in the 2020 election.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin declares gun violence public health crisis — Calls for regulatory authority akin to response to opioid epidemic

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is calling for stricter gun measures and federal restrictions on firearms, calling guns a public health crisis tantamount to the opioid epidemic.

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'He served with honor, integrity and dedication': Marshall County mourns loss of chief deputy

Law enforcement officials from across the state gathered in Albertville last Sunday to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Marshall County Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie.

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Former Athens teacher accused of sexually engaging with student marries student, asks for contact restrictions to be lifted

Former teacher Thomas Blake Tucker was arrested in September and charged with engaging in a sex act with a student. According to reports, Tucker is now married to that student and asking the court to lift any restrictions on their contact.

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Alabama AG, DCNR ask for pause in lawsuit over written permission policy to carry firearms at state parks

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship asked the U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama Monday to delay a decision on a lawsuit against Alabama’s written permission firearm policy in state parks until after their new policy is implemented in March.

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Mobile City Council to vote on marijuana dispensary ordinance after heated debate

The city of Mobile will join other cities across the state in considering an ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.

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Former DEA agent: Thanksgiving is ‘biggest drug-swapping day of the year’

As families gather this Thanksgiving, a former DEA agent is warning of the dangers of drug activity and the part unwitting family members can play in their loved one's addiction.

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AG Marshall files motion in lawsuit to defend Trump-era immigration policy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit to stop a Trump-era immigration policy from expiring next month.

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Perry Hooper indicted on sex abuse charges

Former Alabama state Rep. Perry Hooper was indicted on sex abuse charges Friday, according to reports.

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‘Stop Judging; Start Healing’ summit to alter language around substance use disorder

"Stop Judging; Start Healing," a summit seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, will make eight stops in 2023.

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Inmate found dead after wandering off job site in Morgan County; Police suspect suicide

An inmate was found dead Monday night after walking off of a job site in Morgan County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the cause of death was suicide.

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Portion of Amtrak's Gulf Coast route could return after agreement with freight service lines

The portion of the Sunset Limited route east of New Orleans had been shut down since 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. However, Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway, the Alabama State Port Authority and the Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks have been going back and forth on a proposal to get the route between New Orleans and Mobile running again.

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Tuberville sponsors bill to deny visas to Chinese Communists

Tuberville, who has been critical of the Chinese government, said he hopes the bill will stop the “blatant theft” and interference of the CCP.

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U.S. Rep. Moore cosponsors bill to audit funds sent to Ukraine

The United States has already sent nearly $54 billion in aid to Ukraine, and President Joe Biden has requested that Congress earmark an additional $38 billion in further assistance.

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Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite retiring ‘to spend more time with family’

Alabama Power President and CEO Mark Crosswhite announced Monday his retirement from the company at the end of 2022. 

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