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Birmingham’s ‘Country Boy Eddie’ passes away ‘peacefully in his home’ at 92

Longtime host of the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC FOX6 Gordon Edward Burns has passed away at the age of 92, according to reports.

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Alabama elected officials react to deadly tornado outbreak — 'We will get through it and be stronger for it'

The National Weather Service (NWS) survey teams are looking into over 85 areas across Alabama where storm damage was reported after a tornado outbreak Wednesday. At least seven people were killed across the south when the storm system ripped through central Alabama and Georgia.

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Alabama Supreme Court changes rule to allow Ivey to set timeframe for execution warrants

The Alabama Supreme Court brought about a rule change on Thursday that will allow the governor to set a time frame for execution warrants in the state. 

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Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler rejects 'gender-affirming' counselor guidelines — 'We are not and we will not be mandating any acceptance of gender identity beyond what is published on a birth certificate'

Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler responded Friday to a report about an online handbook found on the school system’s website. The documents instructed school counselors to use students’ preferred gender pronouns and teach them how to navigate counseling situations confidentially. The guidelines were from the American School Counselor Association.

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Outgoing Mobile Co. Sheriff Sam Cochran: Fmr Speaker Mike Hubbard, Walmart fought efforts to curb meth production

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran only has a few more days in office and he is now speaking about his career and how things were not what he thought they were in the beginning.

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Baldwin County Schools requiring school counselors to affirm students' preferred pronouns, gender identity

According to documents posted to the Baldwin County Public Schools website, the school system is compelling its counselors to use students’ preferred gender pronouns and teaching them how to navigate counseling situations confidentially.

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At least 6 dead in central Alabama after tornado outbreak; Governor declares state of emergency

Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency for six counties after a destructive storm system came through Thursday. At least six people were killed in Autauga County and others were injured in Morgan County.

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Birmingham Water Works Board elects former Democratic State House candidate as chairwoman

The Birmingham Water Works Board elected former Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives Tereshia Huffman as its new chairwoman on Wednesday, following a hectic 2022 for the utility.

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State Rep. Paschal seeks to make parental rights ‘fundamental’

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) pre-filed a bill on Thursday that he said will secure parental rights as “fundamental.”

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Citizens group petitions to overhaul Madison city leadership structure

The petition calls for hiring a city manager to oversee daily city operations, redrawing the city’s seven districts into six and having the mayor become the tie-breaking seventh vote, 256 Today reported.

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Perry County Commission chairman calls voter fraud charges ‘political theater at its finest’

A recent indictment of Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner, Jr. for voter fraud is “bogus,” according to a statement released on social media by Turner on Wednesday night.

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Large, dangerous tornado causes destruction in Selma

Homes were torn apart in Selma Thursday when a large, destructive tornado plowed through the area around Alabama 22 near Craig Field Airport. The twister then continued its path, lifting then cycling back down in Autauga County.

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State Rep. Shedd named new House Majority Whip

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) announced the appointment of State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) as House Majority Whip during this quadrennium.

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Violent crime down in unincorporated Jefferson County for 2022, despite record homicides in Birmingham

Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021. 

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U.S. Rep Jerry Carl tapped to serve on House Appropriations Committee — 'This is a huge win for our district and our state'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) has been appointed to membership in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

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Mike Rogers not leaving GOP Steering Committee — 'I plan to remain on Steering for the balance of this Congress'

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks)  will not be stepping down from the U.S. House Steering Committee despite courting the idea after a heated confrontation between him and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) went viral.  

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Ivey continues to tout broadband expansion as a top priority — 'The state’s plan for expanding digital infrastructure is working efficiently'

On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey visited the Farmers Telecommunications Headquarters in Rainville to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for broadband projects in DeKalb and Jackson counties.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Biden 'woke' policies to blame for mass airline flight cancellations — ‘We’re seeing our system broken in transportation'

According to U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), the thousands of flight delays and cancellations Wednesday were the result of the Biden administration making a “total disaster of hiring people based on certain categories they may fit in and not qualifications."

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1819 News launched as a separate entity by the Alabama Policy Institute

1819 News announced its formal independence from the Alabama Policy Institute (API). 1819 News, which first began publishing in October 2021, was previously a fully-owned subsidiary of the Alabama Policy Institute. 

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AG Steve Marshall: Justice Department’s guidance on remote prescription of abortion pills ‘illegal and dangerous’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall issued a statement on Tuesday in response to a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that suggests U.S. postal service carriers could deliver abortion pills in states where abortion is illegal, calling the guidance “illegal and dangerous.”

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New Mobile County District Attorney vows to protect rights, seek justice

Mobile County District Attorney Keith Blackwood was sworn in Wednesday by the honorable Michael A. Youngpeter, of the 13th Judicial Circuit. Blackwood was elected as District Attorney following the retirement of District Attorney Ashley Rich.

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House Speaker Ledbetter: Special session before regular session to allocate ARPA federal COVID relief funds possible

As the legislature continues its organizing session, House leadership is not closing the door on a possible special session to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds.

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Birmingham Water Works files restraining order, injunction to stop petition that would allow city to seize control

The Birmingham Water Works filed a temporary restraining order and an injunction to stop a petition for a proposed ordinance for the city to take over the utility. 

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Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr. indicted for voter fraud

Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr., has been indicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of voter fraud, according to a press release by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Michael Jackson released on Wednesday.

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Birmingham City Council approves plan to build 'micro-shelters' for city's homeless — Site and provider selection to begin

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a measure to move forward with a plan to build a community of “micro-shelters” for the homeless in the city.

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Alabama House passes amended rules package — Speaker Ledbetter says concerns addressed in caucus meeting, bipartisan negotiation

At Tuesday's organizing session, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a series of contentious rule changes in tandem with electing new House leadership.

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Montgomery conducts post-Camellia Bowl ‘audit’ after complaints from fans

City of Montgomery officials recently completed a "post-event audit" after some fans complained about their visit to the Camellia Bowl hosted at the Cramton Bowl on December 27.

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