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Juneteenth marked as state holiday in Alabama this year

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized Juneteenth Day — the federal holiday marking the end of slavery — as a holiday for state workers this year in Alabama.

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Vestavia church shooting: what we know

New details are emerging regarding the deadly church shooting that took place at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills.

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Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center receives largest donation ever

Jared Isaacman was only 12 years old in 1995 when he attended Huntsville’s Aviation Challenge Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Now, he has announced the largest-ever donation to the center.

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Tuberville addresses proposed Senate gun legislation after shooting in Cahaba Heights

Tuberville said he believes red-flag laws should be left up to each state, and he believes that federal grant money being offered to states to enact these laws should also be available to other states for mental health programs.

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Tuberville celebrates first class of U.S. Military Academy appointments

Calling it “refreshing to do something positive,’’ Senator Tommy Tuberville hosted a luncheon to recognize the 12 Alabama students who accepted their appointments to a U.S. service academy.

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Amtrak crash in Birmingham leaves one man dead

A Thursday evening crash in Birmingham left one man dead after an Amtrack train collided with his car.

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Man involved in deadly Bramblett crash arrested, accused of possessing child porn

The man involved in the 2019 crash, which took the lives of famous Auburn sports announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula, was charged with possession of child pornography Thursday.

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Alabama unemployment rate drops to new low

“Yet again, we’re breaking records that were set only a month ago," said Gov. Kay Ivey. "We’re nearly a full percentage point below the nation’s unemployment rate, we’ve been consistently ranked as the having the lowest unemployment rate in the southeast, and our wages are growing at a remarkable pace.”

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Alabama GOP federal lawmakers urge DOJ to investigate attacks on pro-life centers

U.S. Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) joined 122 of their U.S. House Republican colleagues urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate attacks on pro-life centers and other religious organizations.

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Ivey announces that Alabama Department of Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling is retiring

“I am truly grateful Jim dedicated so many years to the state of Alabama and wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement," said Gov. Kay Ivey announcing Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling's retirement.

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'It doesn't make sense:' More details emerge on Thursday's church shooting

A 70-year-old visitor had previously attended some services at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church before police say he showed up for a potluck dinner, pulled out a handgun and fatally shot three of the elderly participants, one of whom died in his wife's arms as she whispered words of love in his ear.

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Craig Monger talks the Vestavia Hills church shooting on Rightside Radio with Phil Williams

Craig Monger talks the Vestavia Hills church shooting on Rightside Radio with Phil Williams.

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Three dead, shooter identified in deadly Vestavia church shooting

A lone gunman fired on a small group meeting at Vestavia Hill’s Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody, authorities said.

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Four Stallions earn All-USFL honors at five positions

The home-team Birmingham Stallions, Southern Division champions, had four players selected - but Victor Bolden Jr. was selected twice, as a wide receiver and kick returner. The others recognized were offensive guard Cameron Hunt, linebacker DeMarquis Gates, and placekicker Brandon Aubrey.

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Education budget increases funding for 2023, but state formula calls for fewer teachers than previous years

Many school districts across Alabama are working to find funding to keep teaching positions that will no longer be funded by the state in the upcoming school year.

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Alabama striving to keep graduates in state workforce

The state is putting its best foot forward to address the continued issues in retaining students who graduate from Alabama universities.

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Gadsden to host worldwide barbeque competition

Gadsden, Alabama will play host to an annual world barbeque competition.

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Barry Moore critical of legislation creating federal police force to investigate farmers and meatpackers

“Instead of punishing those in the packing industry and deputizing bureaucrats to force more rules and regulations on the American people, we should be doing all we can to slice red tape, repair the broken supply chain, and end the federal government overspending fueling historic inflation,” Moore said.

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BREAKING: Vestavia Hills police announce church shooting, multiple shot, suspect in custody

Vestavia Hills Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspected church shooter at a local Episcopal church, with multiple gunshot victims reported.  

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POLICE: Woman leads officers on high-speed chase, two young children in car

A woman led police in North Alabama on a high-speed chase late Monday night. Police said two young children were in the car with her.

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AAC's 6 new schools, including UAB, to join July 2023, when 3 leave for Big 12

The American Athletic Conference's six new members will enter the league next summer, Commissioner Mike Aresco said Wednesday.

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Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock announces plan to resign

Tallassee Mayor Johnny Hammock is stepping down after six years, effective June 30.

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Birmingham Chef Adam Evans named best chef in the South

Muscle Shoals native and Birmingham chef Adam Evans was dubbed Best Chef: South this year by the James Beard Foundation at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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2 US veterans from Alabama reported missing in Ukraine

Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing, members of the state's congressional delegation said Wednesday.

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Tuberville signs on to effort to stop Big Tech from filtering political emails

Alabama's U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined 26 of his colleagues to support the Political BIAS Emails Act, a bill with the stated purpose of holding Big Tech platforms accountable for using politically biased algorithms that allegedly inhibit consumers' ability to see emails from some political campaigns.

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Republicans critical of Biden economic policy as inflation and rising interest rates impact consumer demand

On Tuesday the Commerce Department reported that retail and food service spending posted a 0.3% decline in May. Retail sales turned negative in May as consumers pulled back spending while inflation surged. Republican leaders have been critical of President Biden's economic policies, which they claim exacerbated the inflation especially soaring fuel prices.

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Sewell votes for controversial Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act. Moore votes against

“I was proud to vote for the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act to ensure every individual, every family, and every small business has an equal chance at achieving good financial health and well-being," said Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

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