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Autopsy shows former Saints player Glenn Foster, Jr. who died in Alabama police custody died of natural causes

The autopsy report for Glenn Foster Jr., the former New Orleans Saints player who died in police custody, shows no signs of strangulation, despite claims from the family’s high-profile lawyer.

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Bama wins Iron Bowl of food drives, sets new record for food raised for Alabama’s hungry

Every Alabamian knows about the Iron Bowl, but football isn’t the only way Auburn and Alabama face off in November.

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Former State Rep. Rich Wingo urges churches to invest in men's outreach — 'It’s a life or death thing'

Rich Wingo said too often churches neglect their men’s ministry, keeping it at the bottom of the list of priorities if they have one at all.

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Federal appeals court vacates contempt order that led to jailing of pair investigating voter fraud

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips after a district court in Texas had them jailed for refusing to reveal sources in an investigation into voter fraud.  The pair had been gathering information and sharing details of their findings concerning alleged irregularities in the 2020 election.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin declares gun violence public health crisis — Calls for regulatory authority akin to response to opioid epidemic

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is calling for stricter gun measures and federal restrictions on firearms, calling guns a public health crisis tantamount to the opioid epidemic.

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'He served with honor, integrity and dedication': Marshall County mourns loss of chief deputy

Law enforcement officials from across the state gathered in Albertville last Sunday to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Marshall County Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie.

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Former Athens teacher accused of sexually engaging with student marries student, asks for contact restrictions to be lifted

Former teacher Thomas Blake Tucker was arrested in September and charged with engaging in a sex act with a student. According to reports, Tucker is now married to that student and asking the court to lift any restrictions on their contact.

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Alabama AG, DCNR ask for pause in lawsuit over written permission policy to carry firearms at state parks

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Commissioner Chris Blankenship asked the U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama Monday to delay a decision on a lawsuit against Alabama’s written permission firearm policy in state parks until after their new policy is implemented in March.

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Mobile City Council to vote on marijuana dispensary ordinance after heated debate

The city of Mobile will join other cities across the state in considering an ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.

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Former DEA agent: Thanksgiving is ‘biggest drug-swapping day of the year’

As families gather this Thanksgiving, a former DEA agent is warning of the dangers of drug activity and the part unwitting family members can play in their loved one's addiction.

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AG Marshall files motion in lawsuit to defend Trump-era immigration policy

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit to stop a Trump-era immigration policy from expiring next month.

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Perry Hooper indicted on sex abuse charges

Former Alabama state Rep. Perry Hooper was indicted on sex abuse charges Friday, according to reports.

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‘Stop Judging; Start Healing’ summit to alter language around substance use disorder

"Stop Judging; Start Healing," a summit seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, will make eight stops in 2023.

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Inmate found dead after wandering off job site in Morgan County; Police suspect suicide

An inmate was found dead Monday night after walking off of a job site in Morgan County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the cause of death was suicide.

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Portion of Amtrak's Gulf Coast route could return after agreement with freight service lines

The portion of the Sunset Limited route east of New Orleans had been shut down since 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. However, Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway, the Alabama State Port Authority and the Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks have been going back and forth on a proposal to get the route between New Orleans and Mobile running again.

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Tuberville sponsors bill to deny visas to Chinese Communists

Tuberville, who has been critical of the Chinese government, said he hopes the bill will stop the “blatant theft” and interference of the CCP.

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U.S. Rep. Moore cosponsors bill to audit funds sent to Ukraine

The United States has already sent nearly $54 billion in aid to Ukraine, and President Joe Biden has requested that Congress earmark an additional $38 billion in further assistance.

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Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite retiring ‘to spend more time with family’

Alabama Power President and CEO Mark Crosswhite announced Monday his retirement from the company at the end of 2022. 

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Ivey calls for temporary halt to executions in Alabama — Says 'criminals hijacking the system'

Governor Kay Ivey called for a halt on all executions after a rash of unsuccessful lethal injections has presented a dim view of the state's protocols.

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Auburn professor awarded over $600K in damages after conflict with university over football players harbored in single major

An Auburn University professor was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages after being removed as chair of his department for speaking out about the school’s athletic programs’ involvement in academics. 

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Ten highest paid state employees in Alabama: Who are they?

Alabama ranked 29 among all U.S. states and territories for average state employee salary in 2021. Nevertheless, its highest-paid employee makes almost double what the highest-paid federal employee makes.

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AG Marshall says electronic bingo halls in Jefferson County may be laundering money

Jefferson County Commission members have not been on the same page regarding allowing the bingo halls to operate, but Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Supreme Court has made it clear the bingo halls are illegal.

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ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

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Hoover 12-year-old giving back by collecting pillows for Alabama's foster children

Lucy Helland, a sixth grader at Bumpus Middle School, is collecting money to purchase pillows for foster children.

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Which stores and restaurants in Alabama will be open on Thanksgiving?

Several retailers and restaurants are choosing to give employees time off for Thanksgiving this year. Even some big-box stores known for opening late for Black Friday Eve sales are putting the kibosh on the tradition.

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Birmingham public transport experiencing delays, blames COVID despite receiving millions in federal funding

Birmingham MAX Transit buses have been experiencing delays and cancellations, which officials are blaming on worker shortages due to COVID-19 and the flu despite receiving millions in federal funding to help with those issues.

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Alabama Department of Education issues school report cards — Did your child's make the top 10?

The Alabama State Department of Education released on Friday its statewide school report cards for 2021-2022.

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