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Blount County District Attorney: Perceived threat to DA budgets stymied opposition to 2021 prison mass release legislation

Blount County District Attorney Pam Casey has long been on the record in opposition to the 2021 so-called criminal justice legislation that is now coming home to roost for some crime victims.

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Cooptastic conference to offer tips for backyard poultry growing in Alabama

With the recent increase in egg prices across the country, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a little help to get residents started on starting their own chicken coops.

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AG Steve Marshall: Alabama prosecutors can 'fill the void' left by federal government on mandatory sentencing

Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall sees mandatory minimum sentences as a valuable tool for curbing crime properly applied.

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Perry County Commission chairman arrested on voter fraud charges

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner Jr. on Thursday for one count of felony absentee voter fraud and one count of misdemeanor voter fraud.

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Chinese spy balloon could make its way over Alabama

The Chinese spy balloon that has captured international attention may soon be soaring over the Yellowhammer State.

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USDA to conduct prescribed burns of over 110,500 acres in Alabama's national forests; Heavy smoke expected

The agency sent out a warning saying the public will notice smoke in some areas.

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Committee assignments announced for Britt, Tuberville

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) announced on Wednesday she will serve on the Senate Committees on Appropriations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Rules and Administration during the 118th Congress.

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Huntsville city councilman Devyn Keith claims shoplifting arrest due to failing to pay for $20 headphones in shopping cart

Huntsville city councilman Devyn Keith claims his recent shoplifting arrest was due to failure to pay for a $20 pair of headphones at self-checkout.

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Autauga Co. BoE: Prattville High assignment on privilege, gender, sexual orientation did not 'correlate' with standards — 'Teachers are expected to follow the state approved standards'

The Autauga County Board of Education recently responded to reports from 1819 News that showed a 10th-grade assignment at Prattville High School (PHS) asking students questions about their sex, gender and sexual orientation.

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Legislators delay ADOC health care contract over cost, conflict of interest concerns

Contract Review Committee members placed an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) healthcare services contract with YesCare on hold Thursday over its over $1 billion price tag and concerns about the fairness of the bid process.

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Blount County DA blasts Bureau of Pardons & Paroles for removing convicted murderer ankle monitor days after early release — 'Just very frustrating'

According to the DA, when her office reached out to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles for information about a convicted murderer released in Blount County, she was told he no longer had an ankle monitor and was considered “low risk.”

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Huntsville city councilman Devyn Keith arrested for shoplifting

A Huntsville city councilman was arrested Thursday and charged with shoplifting from a Walmart.

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Filming of Christian science fiction movie retelling the book of Job underway in Birmingham

Film crews occupied a Birmingham street on Thursday to produce a full-length movie that retells the story of Job in a science fiction dystopia.

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Britt, Tuberville sign onto anti-ESG Senate resolution

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) signed onto a joint resolution this week to nullify a recent Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing Environmental, Social and Governance investments in retiree accounts.

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State Rep. Brown: Would now be a 'no' vote on 2021 prison release bill — 'Not what the governor sold to the legislature'

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) said if he could go back again, he would when it comes to a 2021 law that allowed for the mass release of prisoners in Alabama.

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See the state lawmakers who voted for the 2021 law that initiated this week's mass inmate release

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) continues steadily releasing violent inmates after a 2021 law took effect on Tuesday.

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Prattville High School assignment questions students about 'privilege' and 'oppression' based on sexual orientation, gender, body size, religion

A 10th-grade Prattville High School teacher reportedly issued a graded assignment to her students, asking students to identify their gender, sex, sexual orientation, body size, religious affiliation and more.

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Prison release sponsor State Rep. Hill defends legislation — 'Better served from a standpoint of public safety'

House Judiciary Committee chairman State Rep. Jim Hill (R-Moody), the sponsor of a 2021 law initiating the mass release of inmates currently underway, is not prepared to criticize the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) just yet for the agency's apparent mishandling of the release process.

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U.S. Rep. Moore: Fentanyl seized along southern border ‘jumped ninefold’ in last five years

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) shared federal estimates about the fentanyl crisis on the southern border on Wednesday and said the amount of fentanyl seized has jumped ninefold since 2018.

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as keynote speaker at ALGOP's Winter Dinner

The ALGOP on Wednesday announced that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would be the special guest and keynote speaker at the upcoming Winter Dinner on March 9 in Birmingham.

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Rally planned at Alabama Capitol by those impacted by Moody landfill fire

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said smoke from the Moody landfill fire has been neutralized by about 50%. They hope to have the fire out within the next month and within that time citizens plan to rally in Montgomery.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Phillip Rigsby

Extending Alabama’s incentives programs is “something we need to tackle right away” in the upcoming legislative session, according to new State Rep. Phillip Rigsby (R-Huntsville).

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Mobile, Birmingham named second and third least safe cities in the U.S. by Forbes

Mobile and Birmingham were named the second and third most unsafe cities in the United States, according to a recent article from Forbes.  

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Ivey appoints former House Speaker McCutcheon as Madison County Commission chairman

Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon as the new Chairman of the Madison County Commission.

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'It was like the ogre and the princess': Steve Nodine reacts to Oxygen special featuring death of Angel Downs

Following an Oxygen Network special on the death of Angel Downs in Gulf Shores back in 2010, the man who stood trial for murder in connection to the case is speaking out, along with a juror that said she believed the high-profile defendant was innocent all along.

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State Sen. Chris Elliot to introduce bill pushing mandatory inmate release to 2030

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) will be introducing a bill to postpone Alabama’s mandatory release date for inmates to 2030, removing any retroactive benefits to inmates.

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ALDI Regional Headquarters opens facility in south Alabama to serve four states

Tuesday was a big day for the city of Loxley and Baldwin County. The ALDI Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center celebrated its grand opening.

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