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Huntsville drag queen teacher admits to 'strategically,' 'covertly' placing LGBTQ+ material in classroom

Newly obtained audio shows Huntsville drag queen teacher James Miller detail how he “strategically” and “covertly” placed LGBTQ+ material in his classroom.

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41% of Alabama households reducing basic expenses to pay energy bills

Over 41% of Alabama households reduced basic expenses such as medicine or food to afford energy costs in the last 12 months, according to a recent LendingTree survey.

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City of Gulf Shores proposing to increase beach parking rates in order to keep up with increase in upkeep

Beachgoers could soon see changes to parking in Gulf Shores. The city is considering an amendment to its beach parking ordinance that would increase daily rates, add paid parking in three areas, eliminate some four-hour parking options, and expand paid parking times.

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West Nile Virus detected in chicken at coop in Mobile County

The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) confirmed a case of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in a sentinel chicken.

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NWS warns severe storms, floods and isolated tornadoes possible Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) is monitoring a cold front that could impact Alabama on Wednesday.

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Birmingham City Council approves $41 million in federal funds for variety of projects

The Birmingham City Council has approved $41 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for various projects around the city.

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Alabama Commission on Higher Education proposes 11% budget increase of $207 million

The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) is proposing an additional $207.15 million increase in next year’s budget to fund the state’s two and four-year institutions, bringing the total funding to $2.36 billion.

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Mobile police search for man who shot 12-year-old boy and small dog

The Mobile Police Department is investigating after a 12-year-old was injured in a shooting that killed his dog.

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Former gang member speaks to Mobile Police about redemption: 'I got ... Jesus'

He is a former gang member who has been shot and stabbed but he says now God is inspiring him to do better and make a difference.

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Alabama Music Spotlight: The Backseat Drivers

When Mobile’s southern rock and jam band, The Backseat Drivers, recorded their first album in 2021, they were in high school. Though life has gone on after graduation, they still manage to find the time to play together.

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Tuberville warns crypto exchanges could move to other countries if overregulated

The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange under Samuel Bankman-Fried is sure to draw a response from Congress.

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Poarch Creeks still pushing for a 'comprehensive gaming bill'

A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.

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Huntsville Fire and Rescue marks 200 years of service

Huntsville Fire and Rescue (HFR) turns 200 years old today, and it’s celebrating the occasion by expanding its workforce.

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Redstone Arsenal talks expansion, Ukraine aid during annual update

Redstone Arsenal, which already manages $50 billion in federal funds and employs around 43,000 people among its various agencies, gave its annual update Thursday on how it has grown and plans to continue expanding. 

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Alabama Department of Education advertising spending skyrockets more than 4,000% over past four years

Advertising for the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has increased by nearly 4,500% since 2018, with funds mainly directed toward recruiting teachers, according to the ALDSE.

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Self-proclaimed Alabama man arrested for 'slavery'-type human smuggling from Mexico

A man who says he's from Huntsville will likely be sent back to Mexico after a crash that revealed he was driving Mexican nationals to different states for work and forcing them to pay him, police say.

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National database reveals Alabama has seventh-highest non-fatal opioid overdose rate

New data from the White House shows Alabama has one of the highest nonfatal opioid overdose (NOO) rates in the country.

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Tuberville: Defense Department attempting to begin funding abortion by year's end

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is doubling down on his threats to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and accused him of attempting to "fund thousands of abortions a year."

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County Commissions association seeks to recoup lost pistol permit revenue from state

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) said it will prioritize getting money back from the state due to the passage of the permitless carry law.

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Verbena family members sentenced in connection to one of the largest cockfighting operations in the country

Multiple family members were sentenced Tuesday in connection to a large-scale cockfighting operation.

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Police confiscate and destroy explosive device in Auburn

Law enforcement officers on Wednesday successfully confiscated and destroyed an explosive device in Auburn.

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Fox News' Laura Ingraham slams UAB doctor for praising trans teen suicide — 'This woman is a total whack job'

Wednesday on her Fox News Channel show "The Ingraham Angle," Laura Ingraham took aim at a gender health specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) over her recent comments praising a transgender teen for "boldly" ending his life.

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Congress passes Respect for Marriage Act; Alabama delegation except Democrat Terri Sewell vote 'no'

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has already pledged to sign it.

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H2O Foundation: Media reports of Birmingham nonprofit running out of money are false

Media outlets reported on Tuesday that a nonprofit created by Birmingham Water Works to help customers pay their water bills ran out of money. Now, the organization is saying that the story is incorrect.

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Four former Limestone officers arrested on ethics charges

Four former guards at Limestone Correctional Facility face charges of bribery and using their position for financial gain in efforts to bring contraband into the prison.

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Tuberville, Senate Republicans succeed in removing military vaccine mandate in NDAA after accusing Democrats of 'playing politics'

The annual approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is currently up for deliberation by the U.S. legislature, and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is accusing Democratic lawmakers of delaying the bill to make a political point.

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State Sen. Chambliss calls I-65 widening between Birmingham, Montgomery 'high priority'; Blames 'left-lane driving' for current capacity issues

The traffic plaguing a stretch of Interstate 65 between Birmingham and Montgomery has been a cause of frustration for regular travelers for decades.

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