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'If you have white skin, you may have a really big problem' — Veteran detective claims racism, corruption at Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detective said he hopes changes are made soon when it comes to leadership and the Internal Affairs division of the sheriff’s office.

One injured in shooting at Vestavia Hills church basketball court

The Vestavia Hills Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at Shades Mountain Baptist Church Sunday afternoon.

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Repair or replace? National Park Service asks for public input on Natchez Trace's John Coffee Memorial Bridge project

Since 1964, the John Coffee Memorial Bridge has served drivers on the Natchez Trace Parkway, going back and forth over the Tennessee River. However, during its 58-year lifespan, the nearly one-mile-long bridge has never had any significant repairs.

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Ivey confident DOJ will 'be patient' while state undergoes four-year prison construction

Corruption within the prison staff, violence, murder, sexual assault, drugs, poor living conditions, dilapidated facilities and overcrowding, are just a few of the issues plaguing the state’s prisons.

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Life on Wheels: Serving women, saving babies and sharing Jesus

Thanks to one Alabama non-profit, women are being served, babies are being saved and the Lord’s grace is being seen.

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Cadillac's comeback falls short; Auburn drops its fifth straight 39-33

With a slow start, missed opportunities on turnovers and a comeback that came up just short, Auburn fought as its coach said, but the Tigers could not pull off the upset in Starkville. 

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Rock the South extends to three days for 2023, lineup to drop next week

One of Alabama’s most popular music festivals will now be three days long.

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Huntsville approves $9 million to repave over 100 roads

Drivers in Huntsville got some good news recently when the Huntsville City Council approved repaving more than 100 roads.

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Ivey says education 'number one priority' in next term; Vows veto for further delays in Literacy Act third-grade reading requirement

Friday on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey offered a preview of what to expect in her next term should she be reelected on Tuesday.

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ALGOP chair Wahl cautions voters about Libertarian candidates — Says positions on borders, marijuana 'very concerning'

Although there is very little intrigue in next Tuesday's midterm elections in Alabama as Republicans are expected to do well statewide, Democrats and Libertarians will still have a presence on the ballot.

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Total lunar eclipse visible early Tuesday morning

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the early morning hours on Tuesday in parts of Alabama.

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Former Alabama Department of Corrections officer faces federal charges for accepting bribes, smuggling contraband into Donaldson facility

A former Donaldson corrections officer has been federally charged with smuggling cell phones, drugs and other contraband into the facility.

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Alabama Extension economist: Expect more expensive Thanksgiving for this year — Turkey prices are at their highest levels in over 20 years

An Alabama economist says to be prepared for another more expensive Thanksgiving meal following last year's inflation-ridden holiday.

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Former Vestavia Hills student caught squatting in multiple Stanford dorms

A former Vestavia Hills High School student was caught squatting in dormitories at Stanford University after pretending to be a student for over a year.

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Prattville football coach charged with having sexual contact with female student

According to Court documents, Daniel James Forman 31, a football coach at Prattville High School, has been charged with having sexual contact with an unnamed 18-year-old student.

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Huntsville City Schools continues 'focus on diversity' due to court-ordered desegregation plan

Since 2015, Huntsville City Schools has been under a federal consent order to implement racial equity practices and diversity quotas systemwide.

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75th annual Veterans Day parade in Birmingham next week

The nation's longest-running Veterans Day parade will be held in downtown Birmingham on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Dollar General fined millions for worker safety violations in Alabama

Dollar General is facing millions in fines after federal inspectors found workplace safety violations in multiple stores in the south.

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Deputies, municipal police decry soaring crime, vacancies under Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway leadership — 'It's like a cancer'

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been facing challenges, including a high crime rate, open deputy positions and low morale among some deputies. With the general election days away, some law enforcement officers are hoping for a change.

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University of Alabama rakes in record $160 million from federal government for sponsored projects, more from other sponsors

In fiscal year 2022, the University of Alabama received $211.4 million in sponsored awards, $159.5 million of which were from the federal government.

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Elon Musk's Twitter promotes election study by group that openly meddled in Alabama's 2017 Doug Jones-Roy Moore U.S. Senate election

With only a few days left before the November 8 midterm election, Twitter has been boasting about its efforts against election interference by referencing a group tied with openly interfering in Alabama's 2017 U.S. Senate special election.

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Tourism Department, BJCC agree to help fund Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Both the Alabama Tourism Department (ATD) and the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) have agreed to help bring Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheater to North Birmingham. 

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Huntsville City Schools BOE member: No expulsion for student who fired gun at school allowed without DOJ, federal judge approval

Recent incidents involving guns misfiring at Huntsville City Schools have some school board members rethinking student disciplinary policies.

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Alabama Power announces rate hike, blames rising fuel costs

Alabama Power is raising its prices starting this December to combat rising fuel costs and increased demand.

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See your county's ballot before the November 8 midterm elections

The November 8 midterm election is less than a week away, which includes a U.S Senate seat up for grabs, ten constitutional amendments and the Libertarian party on the ballot for the first time in decades.  

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Woodfin, Birmingham-area legislators back bills for more penalties against ‘exhibition driving’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and a handful of state legislators announced their intention on Tuesday morning to back a bill in the upcoming legislative session in spring 2023, which seeks to impose higher penalties on reckless driving activities. 

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner support for Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move from Pelham to Birmingham poses possible conflict of interest

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) is placing his support toward moving Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre out of Shelby County and into Jefferson County.

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