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U.S. Rep. Brooks calls out Alabama delegation — Says 'Americans get what they vote for' as national debt breaks $31 trillion

While some may blame inflation or increased government spending for the ballooning debt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said the responsibility ultimately falls to voters.

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'Most dangerous drug on the streets': Alabama doctors discuss fentanyl crisis

Alabama doctors went live on Facebook Wednesday night to discuss the dangers of fentanyl amidst a recent surge in overdose deaths.

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Former chief deputy in Randolph County on probation following 40 ethics charges

A former Randolph County Chief Deputy was sentenced to probation after a plea agreement was reached concerning multiple ethics charges.

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Birmingham considers allowing medical cannabis dispensaries; Aims to promote health care, inclusivity

The Birmingham City Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits.

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Dothan approves short-term rental regulations

Dothan City Commissioners unanimously approved a trio of ordinances on Tuesday regulating short-term rental properties commonly listed on sites like Airbnb.

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'Delete Dixie': University of Alabama faculty, students petition to censor fight song

A small group of people at the University of Alabama is petitioning the school to remove “Dixie” from its “Yea, Alabama!” fight song in favor of a “more appropriate term."

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Madison County DA office blames COVID for delay in charges in fatal crash; Driver arrested on multiple charges

A fatal crash on Nov. 27, 2021, claimed two lives and injured five others in Huntsville. However, nearly a year later no one has been arrested or charged and the family of the victims says they are tired of excuses.

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Catholic pro-life prayer initiative seeks closure of Birmingham’s Planned Parenthood mega facility

Pro-life Catholic organization American Life League’s (ALL) Marian Blue Wave prayer initiative will be leading prayer for the closure of a 10,000-square-foot Planned Parenthood facility throughout October. 

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Alabama prison homicides still amongst highest in the nation

Alabama inmates are all but back to work after a week-long protest of prison conditions that saw hundreds of inmates refuse to do their assigned work.

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Gadsden man arrested in multi-million dollar health care fraud conspiracy connected to Huntsville business

Two men from north Alabama are facing federal charges related to medical kickback and health care fraud conspiracies.

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Former Citronelle police chief indicted for using excessive force, misleading investigators

Former Citronelle Police Department Chief John Tyler Norris was recently indicted by a grand jury in the Southern District of Alabama for allegedly using excessive force and lying to investigators.

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Medical groups call on DOJ to investigate 'bomb threats' targeting youth transgender clinics

On Monday, three medical groups joined together to call on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate anyone who may be responsible for “provoking and carrying out bomb threats” against transgender clinics.

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Merrill: 'Certain people' discussing consequences for ALGOP chair Wahl for 'misrepresentation' of official ID to vote

Tuesday on "Alabama's Morning News with JT," Secretary of State John Merrill weighed in on Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl using identification he had reportedly made to vote in the last two elections.

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ADOC: Inmate worker strikes dwindle, partial work returns to most prisons

The inmate workers at 10 out of the 15 major Alabama prisons have ended their strike and returned to work, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Wall Street Journal editorial board weighs in on Alabama redistricting case

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Editorial Board weighed in on Merrill v. Milligan, the case going before the Supreme Court on Tuesday that involves Alabama’s recent redrawing of its congressional districts.

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Alabama Department of Public Health silent on partnership with organizations pushing comprehensive sexual education

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is still refusing to answer questions about the agency’s affiliation with groups pushing for comprehensive sexual education.

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Meet Alabama's 'Crazy Bee Lady'

Allyson Andrews, who some call “Ally” or “Crazy Bee Lady," has a deep passion for teaching others about the amazing little critter that God surely outdid himself in creating: the honey bee. 

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Opioid overdoses: How does Alabama compare to other states?

Opioid overdoses topped the list of leading causes of death in the U.S., surpassing vehicular-related death, in 2019 ... But where does Alabama stand in the opioid epidemic?

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‘No damage’ to Artemis from Hurricane Ian; Another launch date set

Hurricane Ian did “no damage” to Artemis flight hardware and another launch attempt is scheduled for mid to late November, according to NASA officials. 

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Election 2022: What you need to know about the state constitutional amendments on the November 8 ballot

The 2022 general election is just over a month away. While voters may be familiar with the offices on the ballot, including U.S. Senate and governor, less attention has been devoted to the constitutional amendments on the ballot this cycle.

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Family, friends hold candlelight vigil for Huntsville woman killed in 2021 crash

On the day that would have been Hannah Leigh Parton's 25th birthday, loved ones gathered at a Huntsville park to honor her memory while still awaiting justice for her death.

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Marshall: Alabama Supreme Court ruling proves 'electronic bingo' was a misnomer

A recent Supreme Court of Alabama ruling banning “electronic bingo” in Lowndes and Macon counties “makes clear what my office has maintained from the start: these gambling enterprises are not only patently illegal under Alabama law, but also a menace to public health, morals, safety, and welfare,” according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. 

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'Just being cruel': ALGOP chairman John Wahl responds to hit piece against his family

Last week, Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl has been the subject of two hit pieces courtesy of AL.com opinion writer Kyle Whitmire. On Friday, Wahl spoke with host Phil Williams on Rightside Radio about the hits on his family and gave his side of the story.

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Extra! Extra! Eat all about it! A Little Something Extra Ice Cream Truck

There is a small business in a small northeast Alabama town that is making a big difference. A Little Something Extra might look like an average ice cream truck but a closer look will reveal a greater purpose.

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10 historic churches in Alabama from each denomination

According to a 2016 study by the Pew Research Center, Alabama is tied with Mississippi for the most religious state in the country. The most popular religion by far in Alabama is Christianity, particularly Evangelical Protestantism. Alabama is also home to a handful of other Christian denominations, including Catholics, Mainline Protestants and even Eastern Orthodox Christians. It's no surprise that churches play a big role in our history, culture and way of life. Here are 10 historic churches from each major denomination:

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Alabama Music Spotlight: The Joe Cagle Band

Inspired by jam icons Dave Matthews and the Grateful Dead, the Joe Cagle Band’s namesake, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Joe Cagle called his band “a fusion of country, rock and jazz.”

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Suit filed in sex abuse case of former Lauderdale County church worker

A lawsuit in Lauderdale County claims that a local church was complicit and enabled one man who is accused of sexually abusing multiple children while in a leadership position.

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