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Alabama Power announces Jeff Peoples as CEO in wake of national criticism

Alabama Power has selected a new president and CEO amid continued national scrutiny of the company’s business practices.

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State Reps. Simpson, England criticize ADOC for changing inmate death reporting criteria — 'Disappointed with the decision'

State lawmakers are criticizing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) for its decision to change reporting criteria on inmate deaths.

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Birmingham-Southern asks alumni to help lobby for government bailout

Birmingham-Southern College officials are asking alumni to lobby state and local elected officials for a $37.5 million government bailout.

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'I want additional duties': State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell details plans to grow office

Alabama State Auditor-elect Andrew Sorrell is set to make Montgomery his permanent home while he prepares to take his new position.

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U-Haul index shows Alabama, other Republican states continue to grow as residents flee Democrat strongholds

Alabama ranked 20th for growth in 2022 in the annual U-Haul Growth Index that tracks the preferred destinations of one-way truck customers.

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Elon Musk takes parting shot at Richard Shelby for SpaceX opposition

Multi-billionaire business mogul and engineer Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to say good riddance to Alabama’s former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who officially retired this week.

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State of emergency declared in St. Clair County over underground landfill fire

The St. Clair County Commission declared a state of emergency Tuesday regarding an underground landfill fire that was first reported in late November.

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ADOC removes monthly reports on inmate deaths amidst growing levels of violence, drug overdoses in Alabama prisons

The Alabama Department of Corrections is revising its reporting measures, removing the current monthly reports on inmate deaths and switching to quarterly reports, which are already six months behind.

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Can’t be canceled: Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock coming to Birmingham later this month

Professional stand-up comedians Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, despite finding themselves on the receiving end of cancel culture, are at the top of their game. Now, the two have announced they will be coming to Alabama later this month.

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Does Alabama need a new state house? Legislature's only architect weighs in

For those who have spent time in or near Alabama’s state house, it's not hard to find someone talking about the need for a new building.

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AG Steve Marshall calls for legislature to enact a RICO statute to tackle gang-related crime

Law enforcement officials are searching for answers on the heels of the fatal shooting in downtown Mobile on New Year's Eve that resulted in one dead and nine injured.

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Second day of year brings more violence to Mobile after NYE shooting

As police continued investigating a shooting that claimed one life and injured nine just before the Moon Pie Drop in downtown Mobile, more shootings have been reported throughout the city.

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FTX signs consent order with ASC to end money transmission in Alabama

The Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced last week it suspended the money transmission license previously granted to West Realm Shires Services Inc., also known as FTX US, for its failure to meet the licensing requirements set forth in Alabama's Monetary Transmission Act. 

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Alabama authorities deal with rise in catalytic converter thefts

A rash of catalytic converter thefts that has been plaguing states across the U.S. has reportedly made its way to Alabama.

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Katie Britt, Dale Strong to take oath of office as new Congress begins

At the convening of the 118th United States Congress in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, two of Alabama’s freshman lawmakers will take their oath of office.

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Severe storms, tornadoes and large hail possible Tuesday as scattered system moves into Alabama

The entire state of Alabama is at risk for severe storms Tuesday into early Wednesday. Strong tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are possible.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Mark Gidley

New State Rep. Mark Gidley (R-Hokes Bluff) spent his time before politics in two different industries that taught him similar skills. 

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UAB teaching public how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ by managing blood loss, as Birmingham closes off most violent year in modern history

The year 2022 was one of Birmingham's most violent years in modern history. The city closed off the year with 144 homicides, many of which were a result of shootings. Now, the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is teaching the public how to help save someone who's been shot.

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Pfizer political contributions filled state campaign coffers through the COVID-19 pandemic

Alabama politicians took money from the largest and most prolific vaccine manufacturer through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Florida high school transgender bathroom ban

The ruling is pertinent for Alabama because Gov. Kay Ivey signed a similar bill into law last year.  House Bill 322 (HB322) requires public K-12 schools to designate the use of rooms where students may be in various stages of undress based on biological sex.

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Worker killed at Montgomery Regional Airport was 'ingested into the engine,' officials say

An "industrial accident" at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) on New Year’s Eve claimed the life of one American Airlines ground crew member and shut down air traffic for several hours. 

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Police apprehend suspect in deadly New Year's Eve shooting in Mobile

A suspect linked to the deadly New Year’s Eve shooting in Mobile was apprehended by police Sunday.

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Soda fountain shop in Foley offering 10-cent coffee and that 'Olde Tyme' feeling

The moment you walk through the doors of Stacey’s Olde Tyme Soda Fountain in Foley, you are transported to a simpler time. The days when a cup of coffee was 10 cents and you could sit and talk about life and politics with your neighbor. There was always a familiar face and a soda jerk with a smile.

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Fun in Alabama: 5 Best Entertainment Stories of 2022

There are many things that put the "sweet" in "Sweet Home Alabama," but among them are the good times we enjoy with our friends and family in the state. Often overlooked by surrounding metro areas and cultural regions known for their unique music, food and entertainment industries like New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta, it's easy for us to underappreciate the talent we have right here in Alabama.

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Three possible tax cuts in Alabama in 2023

Alabama was one of the only southeastern states in 2021 and 2022 to not offer its citizens any major, broad-based sales or income tax relief despite large state budget surpluses recently.

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Report: Nine people shot, one fatality near 'MoonPie Over Mobile' NYE event

Early Sunday, multiple reports surfaced that Mobile Police have confirmed nine people were shot near the annual "Moon Pie over Mobile" event in downtown Mobile shortly before midnight.

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From murder to a love-fueled jail escape and policy in Alabama: Here are your top five crime stories from 2022

Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.

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