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Airgas: Death penalty ‘not consistent’ with company values, will not supply gas for Alabama executions

A prominent Pennsylvania-based gas supplier says it won’t be helping the Alabama Department of Corrections execute death-row inmates by nitrogen hypoxia.

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Alabamians coming together to help those in need after deadly tornado outbreak

The people of Alabama are coming together after a tornado outbreak destroyed homes and killed multiple people on Thursday, January 12.

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Kay Ivey sworn in for second full term as governor

Kay Ivey has officially taken her oath of office as she begins her second full term as the governor of Alabama.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Jennifer Fidler - ‘We’re teaching divisiveness and I think that’s wrong’

Supporting legislation dealing with “divisive concepts” being taught in schools and helping her district deal with the effects of rapid population growth are two issues incoming State Rep. Jennifer Fidler (R-Silverhill) plans to focus on as a new legislator.

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Biden declares 'major disaster' in Alabama following last week's deadly storms

On Sunday, President Joe Biden officially approved a “major disaster declaration” for Alabama following last week's storms that left many areas damaged and nine people dead.

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Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with capital murder in fatal shooting

After being sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury, Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles has been charged with capital murder related to a fatal shooting near campus early Sunday morning.

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Bruce Pearl: No money for Palestinian Authority terrorist 'martyrs' despite Biden administration complaints

Saturday, Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl reiterated his support for Israel on social media by declaring his approval of the Jewish state giving $39 million in tax revenues to the victims of terrorism instead of terrorist "martyrs."

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Over $40 million in gas tax revenue disbursed to road and bridge projects around the state

The State of Alabama dispersed over $40 million to road and bridge projects around the state this week.

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Ledbetter announces House committee assignments

Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter (R – Rainsville) announced the member assignments for the 25 House standing committees on Friday.

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Alabama Dept. of Labor paid inmates, dead people unemployment claims during pandemic, audit says

The Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) paid out unemployment insurance claims to dead people, inmates, and multiple addresses with 20 or more claimants during the pandemic, according to an audit released Friday.

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Health concerns loom as landfill fire sparks lawmaker's step to defund ADEM

An underground landfill fire continues to burn in Moody and the smoke churning out of the blaze is causing health issues for people in surrounding communities. Now, one lawmaker is ready to take a stand against one of the largest agencies in the state.

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Decision ‘fairly soon’ on re-election run in 2024, U.S. Rep. Palmer says

Will U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) run for re-election in the 2024 election cycle?

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Alabama elected officials react to deadly tornado outbreak — 'We will get through it and be stronger for it'

The National Weather Service (NWS) survey teams are looking into over 85 areas across Alabama where storm damage was reported after a tornado outbreak Wednesday. At least seven people were killed across the south when the storm system ripped through central Alabama and Georgia.

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Alabama Supreme Court changes rule to allow Ivey to set timeframe for execution warrants

The Alabama Supreme Court brought about a rule change on Thursday that will allow the governor to set a time frame for execution warrants in the state. 

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Birmingham’s ‘Country Boy Eddie’ passes away ‘peacefully in his home’ at 92

Longtime host of the Country Boy Eddie Show on WBRC FOX6 Gordon Edward Burns has passed away at the age of 92, according to reports.

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Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler rejects 'gender-affirming' counselor guidelines — 'We are not and we will not be mandating any acceptance of gender identity beyond what is published on a birth certificate'

Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler responded Friday to a report about an online handbook found on the school system’s website. The documents instructed school counselors to use students’ preferred gender pronouns and teach them how to navigate counseling situations confidentially. The guidelines were from the American School Counselor Association.

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Outgoing Mobile Co. Sheriff Sam Cochran: Fmr Speaker Mike Hubbard, Walmart fought efforts to curb meth production

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran only has a few more days in office and he is now speaking about his career and how things were not what he thought they were in the beginning.

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Baldwin County Schools requiring school counselors to affirm students' preferred pronouns, gender identity

According to documents posted to the Baldwin County Public Schools website, the school system is compelling its counselors to use students’ preferred gender pronouns and teaching them how to navigate counseling situations confidentially.

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At least 6 dead in central Alabama after tornado outbreak; Governor declares state of emergency

Governor Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency for six counties after a destructive storm system came through Thursday. At least six people were killed in Autauga County and others were injured in Morgan County.

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Birmingham Water Works Board elects former Democratic State House candidate as chairwoman

The Birmingham Water Works Board elected former Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives Tereshia Huffman as its new chairwoman on Wednesday, following a hectic 2022 for the utility.

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State Rep. Paschal seeks to make parental rights ‘fundamental’

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) pre-filed a bill on Thursday that he said will secure parental rights as “fundamental.”

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Citizens group petitions to overhaul Madison city leadership structure

The petition calls for hiring a city manager to oversee daily city operations, redrawing the city’s seven districts into six and having the mayor become the tie-breaking seventh vote, 256 Today reported.

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Perry County Commission chairman calls voter fraud charges ‘political theater at its finest’

A recent indictment of Perry County Commission Chairman Albert Turner, Jr. for voter fraud is “bogus,” according to a statement released on social media by Turner on Wednesday night.

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Large, dangerous tornado causes destruction in Selma

Homes were torn apart in Selma Thursday when a large, destructive tornado plowed through the area around Alabama 22 near Craig Field Airport. The twister then continued its path, lifting then cycling back down in Autauga County.

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State Rep. Shedd named new House Majority Whip

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) announced the appointment of State Rep. Randall Shedd (R-Fairview) as House Majority Whip during this quadrennium.

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Violent crime down in unincorporated Jefferson County for 2022, despite record homicides in Birmingham

Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021. 

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U.S. Rep Jerry Carl tapped to serve on House Appropriations Committee — 'This is a huge win for our district and our state'

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) has been appointed to membership in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

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