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Alabama Medicaid patients no longer required to be drug, alcohol free for hepatitis C treatment

The Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA) has removed its requirement for patients with hepatitis C to be drug and alcohol free before receiving treatment.

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Alabama Supreme Court suspends judge’s order eliminating bond for some accused criminals

The Supreme Court of Alabama suspended on Friday an administrative order by 15th Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick that would’ve eliminated bond for certain felonies and misdemeanors.

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Ala. Supreme Court: Electronic bingo prohibited in Lowndes, Macon Counties

Electronic bingo is now illegal in Lowndes and Macon Counties, according to a Supreme Court of Alabama ruling today.

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Trussville City Schools Superintendent on leave in wake of 'death notebook' scandal

The Trussville City Schools Board of Education on Friday accepted Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill's request for administrative leave following a scandal over a student’s “death notebook” discovered nearly a year ago. 

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Alabama inmates on strike give list of 'absurd' demands

Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama Jay Town took to Twitter on Tuesday to address eight demands of Alabama prison workers who started striking on Monday morning.

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Huntsville parents incensed by middle school survey asking about gender identity and parent's political views

Huntsville parents are outraged after a teacher gave out a questionnaire that asked students about their gender identity, body modification and their parent’s political views.

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UAB, Children's of Alabama pediatrician details youth transgender treatment offerings; Says kids can ‘try on’ different identities

Following information revealed about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender practices, 1819 News took a look at practices at UAB and Children's of Alabama.

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Montgomery Police doing 'whatever it takes' to combat drug crimes

Chief Darryl Albert said his department is focusing on drug crimes in full force in order to make sure citizens feel safe.

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Former JeffCo employee's son sentenced for defrauding Jefferson County Retirement of over $100K

A federal judge this week sentenced an Alabama man for defrauding Jefferson County’s retirement plan of over $130,000.

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Birmingham correctional officer arrested, charged with assault of inmate

The Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division arrested a BPD correctional officer on Sunday who it believes assaulted an inmate.

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ADOC: Inmate in viral post chose not to receive health care

Amidst a plethora of other problems for Alabama prisons, a Facebook post from last week showed a man in one Alabama prison in extremely poor health, causing backlash from the public. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) said the man denied his own medical treatment.

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Huntsville City Council asks Alabama Legislature for discretion in issuing citations for misdemeanor offenses

The Huntsville City Council passed a resolution last Thursday requesting the Alabama Legislature amend the state code to restore police discretion regarding how to handle misdemeanor offenses.

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Wallace State professor on leave after speaking out against planned Cullman pride event

A college history professor has been placed on leave after criticizing a planned gay pride event in Cullman.

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Busted: Police officer arrested for allegedly 'masturbating' in front of Daphne gas station

A Mobile Airport Police officer was arrested last week after Daphne Police said he was caught masturbating in public.

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Lawsuit filed against Biden administration's student loan forgiveness program

While some cheered the Biden administration's plan to erase up to $20,000 of student loan debt per person, others questioned whether the president had such sweeping authority. That question may soon be answered now that a lawsuit has been filed in federal court.

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Left-wing eco-terrorists take responsibility for vandalizing Mountain Brook home over construction of Atlanta police facility

Vandals targeted an Alabama construction company executive’s home in Mountain Brook last week, apparently because the company was hired to build a police training facility in a forested area near Atlanta.

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Plaintiff attorney in COVID vaccine lawsuit: 2021 Alabama religious, medical exemptions law 'not really worth the paper that it is written on'

Fairhope attorney Brian Dasinger, who represents plaintiffs in federal litigation against Mobile shipbuilder Austal USA and Spanish Fort nursing home Westminister Village for not honoring religious vaccine mandate exemption, dismissed the efficacy of the 2021 law.

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Environmental groups sue Alabama Power over coal ash in Mobile River floodplain

Environmental groups are suing Alabama Power over the storing of coal ash on the banks of the Mobile River.

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Montgomery County judge eliminates bond for more accused criminals

Accused criminals in Montgomery County may soon be able to avoid jail time while awaiting trial thanks to a recent administrative order aimed at reforming the bond system.

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'A win for religious liberty': AHSAA changes rules to consider faith-based requests following Oakwood Adventist basketball controversy

In what's being hailed as a victory for the First Amendment, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has updated its rules to accommodate religious requests following controversy over a group of students being compelled to choose between the tenets of their faith and a state basketball tournament.

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Hewitt-Trussville High School principal put on administrative leave after 'death notebook' – 'We dodged a bullet'

The principal at Hewitt-Trussville High School, Tim Salem, has been put on administrative leave after it was discovered he did not report a death list made by a student nearly a year ago.

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Houston County approves property tax increase

Houston County Commissioners approved a property tax increase benefitting the Houston County Healthcare Authority on Monday.

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UAB study: Type 2 diabetes diagnosis almost doubled among kids during pandemic

The rate of new Type 2 diabetes cases almost doubled among children in Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study conducted by UAB.

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ALEA Driver License Division under 'statewide network outage' – 'Not related to the new LEADS system'

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Division is currently experiencing a statewide network outage.

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State Education Superintendent Mackey's name removed from controversial 'sexual education' campaign board – 'Never notified of the ex officio appointment'

State Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey has requested his name and image be removed from the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health’s list of board members following controversy over the group’s promotion of inappropriate education materials.

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Alabama prisons faced with inmate work strikes around the state

Inmates at all major Alabama prisons are refusing to work.

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Alabama watches as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida — How to prepare

Hurricane Ian is expected to impact East Alabama, per the latest updates.

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