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Hoover Police combatting car break-ins, gun thefts

Hoover Police Department (HPD) Chief Nick Derzis is warning the public about the dangers of leaving firearms in unlocked vehicles....

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BREAKING: Multiple students transported after school bus crash in east Alabama

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating a school bus crash that happened on Tuesday, March 15. The bus crashed off...

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State Rep. South questions AHSAA religious discrimination; Says legislative fix possible

Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) declined to accommodate Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, whose...

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Blount County man allowed to keep 'LGBFJB' personalized license plate

  Oneonta native Nathan Kirk will be allowed to keep his personalized tag, which the state of Alabama had initially recalled for "objectionable...

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State Sen. Albritton urges House to consider gambling this year -- 'This needs to be done'

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is still charging ahead with the package of gambling bills he previewed last month. During an...

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Doctors debate gender transition therapy for minors as legislators debate law

Who should decide what treatments are available for children younger than 19? Should we criminalize doctors for providing treatments...

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'I am very serious': Tim James campaigns in Springville

Gubernatorial candidate Tim James addressed St. Clair County Republicans at an event in Springville hosted by the Conservative Patriots...

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AG Marshall fights to permanently block Biden’s Federal-contractor vaccine mandate

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announced last week that he filed a brief in support of a lawsuit led by Kentucky seeking...

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House will take up the state general fund package

On Tuesday the Alabama House of Representatives will address the State General Fund budget (SGF) on the House floor. The budget and...

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Alabama House to consider the state general fund budget

The Alabama House of Representatives will consider the fiscal year 2023 State General Fund budget (SGF) on Tuesday. Preparing the two...

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Senate passes bill to eliminate business privilege tax

The Alabama Senate on Thursday passed legislation that would cut taxes on over 200,000 businesses. The bill would exempt most Alabama...

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State House passes bill to ban private sources from funding state elections

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that prevents county or state election officials from accepting...

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Majority Leader Ledbetter credits conservative budgeting for state’s strong position

Saturday, House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) addressed the Mid-Alabama Republican Club (MARC) in Vestavia Hills....

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Legislature could consider version of Florida Parental Rights in Education bill, says state senator

The legislature could soon consider a bill that would rein in discussions about sexuality at the earliest levels of public school in...

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State Sen. Marsh: Gaming bill a 'mandate of the people' – 'They want a chance to address this issue'

Once again, the state Senate is considering so-called comprehensive gaming legislation with the intent of creating a framework to regulate...

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Garrett explains returning $10k AEA donation

No doubt $10,000 can go a long way in Alabama politics. That is why it was noteworthy when State Rep. Danny Garrett returned a donation...

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Skyrocketing gas prices affecting law enforcement

Imagine having to fill up 55 cars every day. That’s the situation faced by Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson, whose fleet of patrol...

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United Way, Salvation Army give aid to Ukraine

Alabamians can still help displaced Ukrainian refugees despite an ocean between the two.  The continued hostilities in Ukraine amid...

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State Sen. Orr: Numeracy Act 'has nothing to do with Common Core'

Questions are still swirling about the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), which is a $92 million proposal offered by Education...

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Bonnie Plants opens major upgrade and announces expansion of their Bullock County facility

Bonnie Plants is the nation’s largest grower of vegetable and herb plants for home gardens - and they are growing. As hundreds of thousands...

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House Committee holds over controversial bill

The Alabama House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held over a controversial piece of legislation in a subcommittee that would...

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What kind of pistol does Gov. Kay Ivey carry concealed?

Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law. The legislation, which was...

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Alabama Gubernatorial candidates gather for forum in Hoover

Gubernatorial candidates from both major parties gathered at the Hoover Library Thursday night for a candidate forum sponsored by LOCAL...

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Legislature votes to legalize fentanyl test kits

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Wednesday in favor of legislation that would allow Alabamians to legally purchase fentanyl...

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Ivey addresses Cherokee County Chamber on infrastructure, education, mandates and more

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey addressed the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Thursday at Gadsden State Community College's Cherokee Campus...

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House passes Sgt. Nick Risner Act

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would prevent prisoners convicted of killing people from getting "good...

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State Sen. Givhan: Higher threshold intended to slow gambling expansion, not protectionism

One of the questionable provisions in the gambling bills brought by State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) would require a two-thirds...

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