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Lawyers attempt last-minute stay of Thursday execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

Defense lawyers are seeking a stay for the Thursday execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith.

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Horse tranquilizer killing people in Alabama — Does not respond to opioid reversal medications, causes holes in skin

As opioid-involved overdoses continue to claim lives by the thousands in the United States, the FDA is warning of a new drug that can be just as fatal as opioids but unresponsive to emergency reversal treatments.

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Alabama expands peer-supported mental health program for firefighters

The Alabama Department of Mental Health has partnered with the Alabama Fire College to expand and implement the Alabama First Responder Peer Support program. The state is one of the first in the nation to implement the curriculum in recruit schools.

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Alabama ranked 22nd in economic freedom index for North America

Alabama was ranked 22nd among North American states and provinces for its overall economic freedom ranking, according to the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of North America 2022 report released Tuesday.

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Man accused in death of Aniah Blanchard indicted on 3 capital murder charges

The man accused in the 2019 death of Aniah Blanchard has been indicted on three counts of capital murder.

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Wild black vultures test positive for bird flu in Montgomery County

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (ADCNR), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed cases of bird flu among wild black vultures in Montgomery County.

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Alabama to receive part of multimillion dollar settlement from Google for misleading user location tracking

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced on Monday the state would be getting a piece of $391.5 million from a multi-state settlement with Google regarding the company's location tracking practices.  

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Fmr U.S. Attorney Jay Town warns DOJ action on Alabama prisons imminent — 'What's your plan, legislature? Nothing? You're going to blame Kay?'

Despite approving a $1.3 billion prison construction plan more than a year ago, the state of Alabama remains under the federal government's scrutiny for potential Eighth Amendment violations in its state prisons.

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Incoming House Majority Leader Stadthagen pledges to work to make next quadrennium 'as productive as possible'

Last week, the Alabama House Republican Caucus chose State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) as the next Majority Leader of the caucus.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin encourages donations to Warnock — Out-of-state money pours into Democrat efforts in neighboring Georgia U.S. Senate runoff

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared links on his social media pages asking for donations to Democratic U.S. Senatorial incumbent Raphael Warnock who faces Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.

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Marshall County judge sentences convicted killer Jimmy Spencer to death

A Marshall County judge has sentenced Jimmy Spencer to death for the murder of three people in Guntersville.

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Federal trial begins for second person accused in kidnapping, murder of Kamille 'Cupcake' McKinney

The federal trial for Derick Brown, the woman charged in the kidnapping and murder of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, is underway today in Tuscaloosa.

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Undercover operation in West Alabama leads to arrest of six men for allegedly attempting to meet underage girl

A months-long investigation by the West Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce has led to 12 felony charges against six suspects accused of attempting to meet someone they believed to be under the age of 16.

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Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at National Peanut Festival parade

A person wanted in connection with a double shooting at the National Peanut Festival parade in Dothan has been arrested.

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Shooting during Dothan National Peanut Festival parade leaves one dead, two injured; Police looking for suspects

A shooting immediately following a parade for the National Peanut Festival in Dothan has left one dead and two injured.

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State Sen. Elliott warns of renewed Medicaid expansion push — 'When we make it easier for people not to go to work, guess what they do? They don't go to work'

Although it is not clear who among legislative Republicans would take up the cause of Medicaid expansion, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says it does not mean there won't be an attempt in the new quadrennium that begins next year.

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‘It’s not just Larry’: Alabama wife pleads for blood and platelet donors to come forward to fight critical shortage

Recently, a problem many of us hear about in the news hit home for Larry and his wife, Sheila, and made his fight a little more difficult.

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Albertville High School senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

A student and band member at Albertville High School, Abney has been chosen to play at Carnegie Hall as part of its High School Honors Performance Series, which “is limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the world.”

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Alabama Department of Education releases list of failing schools — Is your child's school on the list?

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) released its list of failing schools for 2020-2021, a list which included 75 Alabama schools.

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Meet Wiregrass State Rep.-elect Rick Rehm — Names Second Amendment, repealing grocery tax top priorities

In a surprising showing, 12-year incumbent State Rep. Dexter Grimsley (D-Abbeville) was unseated in Tuesday’s election by a virtually unknown Republican candidate, Rick Rehm of Dothan.

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Wall Street Journal dings Alabama for tax climate

A study released by the Tax Foundation last month on states’ business tax climates shows “which states are serious about competing for labor and capital,” according to a recent editorial by the Wall Street Journal.

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Woodfin blames flooding on climate change again as Birmingham awarded FEMA grant for drainage

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter Friday morning to announce that Birmingham has been selected to receive a FEMA grant to improve the city’s drainage system. He attributed the city’s recent flooding to climate change.

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‘Best Police Department in Baldwin County’ now hiring

The Foley Police Department is hiring positions for officers and correctional officers. Police Chief Thurston Bullock said there are five patrol positions and four corrections positions.

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Alabama Board of Education adds college, career readiness options in 2028

Alabama State Board of Education members voted to add certain college and career readiness requirements Thursday as a prerequisite to graduate from Alabama high schools starting in 2028.

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Katie Britt names veteran Richard Shelby staffer as chief of staff

U.S Senator-elect Katie Britt has retained the legislative director of her predecessor as chief of staff as she begins building her staff to take office in January.

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Birmingham Water Works holds public meeting, hears criticism from public about proposed rate hike

The Birmingham Water Works Boards (BWWB) held a public hearing Wednesday night to let citizens voice their opinion about the possible rate hike.

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Montgomery Public Schools flout Memorial Preservation Act — Approve renaming Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis High Schools

The Montgomery County Board of Education is moving forward with renaming two of its schools even though doing so may be against state law.

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