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Families opting for home school face unlawful requests, threats from education officials when attempting to withdraw children from public school

Despite Alabama's relatively lax law regarding home schooling, some parents who have taken their child out of public school to be home-schooled have reported receiving concerning messages from school staff or school board members, some even threatening to refer parents to legal authorities.

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Birmingham Water Works shutoffs, collections for delinquent customers to begin Wednesday

The Birmingham Water Works will begin shutting off water for delinquents and resume collections for outstanding bills on Wednesday.

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State Rep. England files bill to repeal existing abortion law in Alabama

The first challenge to Alabama’s existing abortion law has been filed in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Tuscaloosa County residents voting on whether to increase property tax

Residents of Tuscaloosa County are voting in a referendum Tuesday to determine whether or not to increase property taxes for the county school system.

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Mac McCutcheon intervened in the legislative process for son's medical testing company QBR, documents show

1819 News has recently uncovered documents that show that Mac McCutcheon intervened in the legislative process by sponsoring a resolution directly related to QBR’s core business, neuropathy testing.

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Alabama Public Service Commission: Alabama Power refunds will average $23 per residential customer this fall

Last week, the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC) ruled that year-end financial results for the Alabama Power Company exceeded the rate of return range in 2022 by $62 million and ordered the utility to plan on issuing refunds to customers in August 2023. Now, the APSC predicts that the refunds will only amount to $23 for the average residential customer.

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Auburn University denies 'AU Connect' GroupMe tied to list of white racial slurs affiliated with school's Black Student Union; Investigation underway

Auburn University officials issued a statement that claims that the group message in which members listed racial slurs for white people on a Google Doc is not associated with the Black Student Union (BSU) or the university, as the whistleblower who leaked the information claimed.

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'I think we are in good shape': State Sen. Chambliss addresses seemingly slow Elmore County prison construction

In October 2021, Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation appointing $785 million to build two new 4,000-bed men’s mega prisons in Elmore and Escambia Counties.

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AG Marshall backs Florida's DeSantis-signed transgender sports ban in court filing

Monday, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced he was among a coalition of 22 attorneys general who filed an amicus brief supporting Florida's law that "preserves girls' sports teams for girls alone."

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Man shot at Chuck E. Cheese in Shelby County; Deputies say shooter in custody

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday night shooting at the Chuck E. Cheese on Highway 280, in the Inverness area.

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Three UFOs shot down over North America — 'These objects clearly pose a national security and safety risk,' U.S. Rep. Aderholt says

Days after the U.S. shot down a Chinese spy balloon that had crossed into American airspace, three more unidentified flying objects were blasted out of the sky after being detected over North America.

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ABC administrator Curtis Stewart: 'It's the legislature's call as to whether or not they privatize — We think that we perform a valuable service'

Although he has been on the job for a little more than two months, Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board administrator Curtis Stewart has struck a very deferential tone regarding the future of his agency.

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'I think that ship has sailed': Senate Education Budget chair State Sen. Orr says no appetite for Birmingham-Southern bailout

The Alabama Legislature will likely not be a part of any government bailout for financially beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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State Rep. Oliver on leaked Black Student Union white racial slur list: Auburn University ‘should be aware that the world is watching’

State Rep. Ed Oliver (R-Dadeville) urged Auburn University to be careful after a document was leaked from a group message allegedly associated with the Auburn University Black Student Union (BSU) in which group message members listed over 250 racial slurs for white people.

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MedHelp CEO Dr. Jordan Vaughn urges people to stop getting COVID-19 boosters in 'Rick & Bubba University' appearance

'If you don't follow the two C's of medicine, care about the patient in front of you and be curious about why they're in your office, you're not going to be a good doctor'

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Alabama Department of Education: Fewer public high schools keeping naloxone on campus

Fewer Alabama public high schools are keeping the opioid-countering drug naloxone on hand, even as safety concerns due to fentanyl are on the rise.

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Alabama AG Marshall joins lawsuit against ATF’s pistol brace rule

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 24 other attorneys general in a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives seeking to enjoin a recently issued rule regulating pistol braces. 

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ADEM director releases statement defending actions during Moody landfill fire disaster

The director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) released a statement on the actions of ADEM concerning the Moody landfill fire that has been burning for months, causing air quality issues in St. Clair County and Jefferson County.

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'It really is shameful' — Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade blasts ADOC for mass prisoner release; Blames agency for death of Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson

It was just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, when shots rang out in Brierfield, a small community in Bibb County. It wasn’t long before a Blue Alert was issued and residents in the area were told to lock their doors and stay inside. Two deputies had been shot and an “armed and dangerous suspect” was on the loose.

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Tuberville pushes resolution to fight VA abortion rules

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has filed a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to nullify a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and their rule to allow abortion access to servicemembers.

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Jefferson County forks up $5 million for Carraway Amphitheater, said to replace Pelham’s Oak Mountain Ampitheatre

The Jefferson County Commission elected to shell out $5 million toward the Caraway Amphitheater project in North Birmingham, which could replace the Oak Mountain Ampitheatre in Pelham.

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Fmr U.S. Sen. Shelby still has over $6 million in campaign cash

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has the second-most cash-on-hand amongst retired members of Congress, according to a recent Roll Call article. 

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Prattville High School parents not notified after student allegedly performed lewd sexual act in classroom during class

A Prattville High School student allegedly began performing a sexual act on himself in the middle of English class and was allowed to continue for nearly 10 minutes before staff intervened.

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Alabama exports topped $25 billion in 2022; China is the state's second largest recipient

Alabama exports surged to over $25.5 billion in 2022, exporting nearly $10 billion to Germany, China, and Canada.  

Operation producing fake IDs for illegal immigrants busted in north Alabama

The Decatur Police Department arrested three people Wednesday after they said the suspects were caught making fake identification documents for illegal immigrants.

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Perry County Commission chairman retains District Attorney's father as defense attorney in voter fraud case; Files motion to dismiss

Perry County Commission chairman Albert Turner, Jr.'s new attorney Robert Turner, Sr. has filed a motion to dismiss the voter fraud charges against his client.

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Embattled Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith's supporters take to social media after shoplifting charge — 'White supremacy culture'

Some offered encouragement and prayer while others tried to claim Keith was the victim of a racially-motivated arrest.

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