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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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State Rep. Crawford: North Alabama I-65 welcome center rocket to cost millions to repair or replace; Lawmakers look for options

Alabama lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about the rocket at the Alabama Rest Stop off of I-65 in Ardmore and how they can pay for renovating or replacing it. One lawmaker even suggested using COVID-19 relief money.

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Birmingham City Council spends surplus on city employee raise, ‘family fun park’ in Five Points West, Caraway Amphitheater and more

The Birmingham City Council unanimously approved several measures on Tuesday morning to spend what Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said is a budget surplus of over $80 million.

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ADOC dials back inmate release — Only 96 slated to leave prison on Tuesday

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is scaling back the scheduled release of over 400 inmates on Tuesday to just under 100.

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Principals at Jefferson County Schools receive training to administer opioid-countering drug

School principals in Jefferson County now know how to administer a drug that reverses the effect of opioid overdoses.

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Alabama AG Steve Marshall joins lawsuit over Dept. of Labor’s ESG rule

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 24 other attorneys general last week in a lawsuit over a Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments in retiree accounts.

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Ashville High School guidance counselor arrested for sex acts with student

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a school guidance counselor Monday in connection to an inappropriate relationship with a student.

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Still no answers on 'big boom' in south Alabama

No agencies have claimed responsibility for a big boom heard Friday across the coast of Alabama.

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Lt. Gov. Ainsworth asks U.S. Dept. of Transportation to fund new bridge over Coosa River for Southside, Rainbow City

He is putting his full support behind the cities’ and state’s application for the RAISE grant to construct a new northbound bridge that will more efficiently and more safely handle the area’s growing traffic.

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AG Marshall files lawsuit to prevent scheduled release of over 400 inmates

Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit to prevent the early release of over 400 inmates slated to vacate various Alabama prisons on Tuesday.

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Latest 'Twitter Files' release implicates major media outlets in pushing false claims of Russian bot influence — includes the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race

“Before, we could only speculate. Now we know: the ‘Russian threat’ was, in this case at least, just a bunch of ordinary Americans dressed up to look like a Red Menace."

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Oxygen show revisits the saga of former Mobile Co. Commissioner Steve Nodine and the death of Angel Downs

Nearly 13 years after the high-profile death of 45-year-old realtor Angel Downs in Gulf Shores, the true crime show “Accident, Suicide or Murder” on Oxygen featured her story.

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What guns were used in Birmingham homicides in 2022?

In 2022, Birmingham experienced one of its most violent years in modern history, totaling at least 144 homicides. Several of the homicides involved firearms, many of which were drive-by-shootings. 

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Alabama Sheriff's Association condemns Memphis police in death of Tyre Nichols

The Alabama Sheriff’s Association has come out in full condemnation of the January 7 police beating that allegedly resulted in the death of Tyre Nichols.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Mark Shirey — 'When we do tax cuts, let's make a smaller government'

Education is the “number one issue that keeps coming up” in District 100, according to new State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile).

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State Rep. Chestnut files bill to prohibit mandatory employee microchipping

A bill in the Alabama Legislature seeks to prohibit companies from mandating employees receive a microchip implant as a condition for employment.

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'Our country demands police reform' — Birmingham Mayor Woodfin responds to Tyre Nichols incident

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Scott Thurmond both weighed in on the killing of Tyre Nichols by several police officers in Memphis on January 7.

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State Sen. Elliott criticizes Ivey administration for lack of progress on new mega-prisons — 'Let's get on with it'

Not much is known about the progress of the construction of the two new mega-prisons approved by the Alabama Legislature after a special session in 2021.

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Top-ranking two-year college Marion Military Institute makes lifelong impact on graduates and the world

Truth, Honor, Service. That’s the motto for Alabama’s unique and prized Marion Military Institute (MMI). The two-year college has been in operation since the mid-19th century and has produced some of the most elite in the United States armed services. However, MMI offers much more than a step in the door to the military.

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Alabama culinary scene gains three nominations for 2023 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation announced the 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists and two Alabama restaurants and one Alabama chef are in the running.

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State Sen. April Weaver seeks to prohibit inmates from training tracking dogs

State Sen. April Weaver (R-Brierfield) seeks to prohibit Alabama inmates from participating in any program that trains dogs to recognize scents or track humans.

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Study group to look for ‘efficiency’ in state government

A study group made up of elected officials and state employees will soon begin to look for ways to “improve efficiency and streamline operations” in the executive branch of state government.

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Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate warns egg shortage will 'be with us a little while' — 'With Easter coming up, don't look for eggs to get cheaper anytime soon'

High egg prices continue to be a problem for consumers as inflationary pressures combined with a strain of avian influenza have limited production.

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ALGOP chairman John Wahl elected Republican National Committee vice chairman

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl has been tapped to serve as vice chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

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Former NFL quarterback, Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf speaks about opioid addiction and mental health at VitAL summit

Former NFL quarterback and 1997 Heisman Trophy finalist Ryan Leaf spoke at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Thursday about his struggle with opioid addiction. 

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