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House Republican Caucus taps Scott Stadthagen, Chris Pringle for leadership positions

The Republican Caucus of the Alabama House of Representatives has selected Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) as the next Leader of the Caucus and Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) as the House President Pro Tempore.

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University of Alabama looking to reduce general education requirements for future students

Students at the University of Alabama (UA) in 2025 might not be spending as much time studying certain core classes, according to a proposed curriculum that will be decided on by November 15.

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Libertarian Party fails to gain continued ballot access in 2024

Despite the Libertarian Party (LP) of Alabama's efforts to use Tuesday's midterm election to become a permanent fixture on future ballots, low voter turnout jeopardized its ballot access going into 2024.

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Three arrests made in connection to shooting at Vestavia Hills church basketball court

The Vestavia Hills Police Department announced three arrests in connection to a shooting at Shades Mountain Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon.

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Alabama completes $92 million bond sale for state parks

The state of Alabama closed out an almost $92 million bond sale Wednesday that will largely go to renovations at state parks across the state.

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Dallas County District Attorney indicates death at Selma High School potentially linked to fentanyl

A local official indicated that the death of a student at Selma High School on Tuesday might have been linked to fentanyl. 

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Gadsden completes land-sale to open cancer treatment center in city

The city of Gadsden has taken its first step in hosting a new cancer treatment center in the city.

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Teen dies at Selma High School, others sent to ER

A 16-year-old died Tuesday at Selma High School and others were sent to the hospital.

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Secretary of State-elect Wes Allen announces staff

Alabama's newly elected Secretary of State Wes Allen has already announced his appointed cabinet that will take their positions when Allen takes office in January.

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All proposed amendments to Alabama Constitution pass in midterm elections

All of the proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution on the ballot Tuesday passed.

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67-vote margin defeats Autauga County Schools property tax increase

Prattville area residents narrowly voted down a local constitutional amendment Tuesday that would have increased their property taxes by 15 mills to boost funding for schools in the most-populated area of Autauga County.

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Montgomery Democrat Phillip Ensler unseats Republican Charlotte Meadows in House District 74 race

Democratic candidate Phillip Ensler has unseated Republican incumbent Charlotte Meadows in the first Republican-to-Democrat House flip in over a decade.

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Katie Britt wins Senate seat — 'Alabama, let’s do this'

Katie Britt is now the official winner of the U.S Senate race after a long and embattled campaign that saw her defeat Republican candidates Mo Brooks and Mike Durant throughout her run.

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Jefferson County voters continue to cast ballots as GOP leaders hope for a red wave in a blue sea

Voter turnout is steady in Jefferson County for the general election as the time for poll closing nears. Although there were some issues throughout the day, voters were thankful to have a voice in the future of the county, the state and the nation.

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Live Updates: 2022 midterm elections; Britt, Ivey romp

Stay tuned to 1819 News for live updates on the 2022 midterm elections in Alabama.

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Jeff Cook, co-founder of the band Alabama, dies at 73 after decade-long battle with Parkinson's disease

Alabama co-founder and Country Music Hall of Famer Jeff Cook died Monday, Nov. 7, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Two voting machines cause problems in Randolph County

While turnout was steady Tuesday morning in Randolph County, there were a couple of issues with machines, according to Probate Judge George Diamond.

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What happens if you vote straight party and an individual in Alabama?

In Alabama, voters have the option to vote with a straight-party ticket. At the top of the ballot, there is an option for Alabama Democratic Party, Alabama Republican Party and Alabama Libertarian Party.

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Secretary of State Merrill: Turnout on track to reach projections, Election Day running smoothly overall

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Tuesday afternoon that the state is on track for 44% to 45% of registered voters to vote in the midterm elections by the end of the day.

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Body of man found shot after mobile home fire in Jefferson County; Hispanic community concerned with investigation

The Jefferson County Coroner identified a man found shot inside a burning home in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 4.

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Alabama experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks in the country, especially among children

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama might be experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks in the country this season.

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HD74's Charlotte Meadows 'at peace' going into tight election for seat in newly-drawn district — 'It's in God's hands'

The race for Alabama House District 74 will be one to watch today after recent redistricting and demographic changes turned the seat into a toss-up election.

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Montgomery power brokers, high-profile Democrats line up for Phillip Ensler against GOP incumbent Charlotte Meadows in HD74

Some of Montgomery's most powerful political players are coming out in support of the Democratic nominee for Alabama's District 74 seat ahead of Tuesday's midterm election.

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Alabama AG Steve Marshall voices support for Aniah’s Law

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall voiced his support Monday morning for Aniah’s Law, a constitutional amendment that would allow judges to deny bonds to certain criminals.

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'2000 Mules' producer and True the Vote leader released from jail

Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, an Alabama native, were released from jail today after being arrested for contempt of court in Texas in relation to his work with election integrity group True the Vote.

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Taxpayers on hook for Oak Mountain Amphitheatre proposed move — A list of funding, who supports it

North Birmingham is getting the ball rolling on its new amphitheater project that many believe will replace the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham.

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Prattville area residents to vote on property tax hike for school funding

Prattville area residents will get to decide Tuesday at the polls if they want to increase their property taxes by 15 mills to boost funding for schools in the most-populated area of Autauga County.

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