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Samford University plans major campus renovations promoting wellness, athletics

Samford University in Birmingham announced a $65 million capital project beginning next year, focused on athletics and recreation, which will transform Bashinky Fieldhouse, the Beeson Center, and Seibert Hall.

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USFL can't beat Garth Brooks, moves to Legion Field this weekend

The USFL moves from Protective Stadium to Legion Field this weekend, to make way for a sold-out Garth Brooks concert that will be the first in the new stadium. The anticipation for this event has taken over the Uptown are of Birmingham, with a FanFest at UpTown from noon to 6 p.m.

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Reward for tip that led to arrest of Casey White did not go to man who found White’s car in Indiana

On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey directed the Finance Department to issue a $5,000 reward to a person who “provided valuable assistance to law enforcement” in the case of an escaped convict who led police on a nationwide manhunt. The reward did not go to the man who spotted the inmate’s abandoned truck, which eventually led police to capture the convict.

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Outgoing Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry touts Katie Britt – 'Pretty awesome,' 'super helpful' to Doug Jones

Alabama Democratic Party executive director Wade Perry's last day is Tuesday, but before his departure, he let it be known to the world that he thinks highly of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says 'desperate' Biden trying to galvanize base with gun control

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) chalked Biden's gun control rhetoric up to pre-midterm election politics.

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Town of Henagar considering marijuana industry

The citizens of Henager, in Dekalb County, will be the first community in Alabama to hold a public informational session on the opportunity to welcome the marijuana industry. The meeting is at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Siting a legal marijuana facility requires approval of the city council and a license from the state.

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Brooks and Tuberville applaud GAO report showing that Huntsville was the best site for Space Command

Brooks and Tuberville applauded the GAO report that found that Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal was the best location for Space Command and that the Pentagon decision to move Space Command to Alabama was not tainted by politics.

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SPLC releases poll on polarization on gender, cultural issues

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released information on growing tension and polarization between America’s political left and right.

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Concerns in Alabama over future of garbage collection due to inflation

When garbage service ends in Bullock County on July 31, families will have to figure out their own plans to get rid of their trash.

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Alabama’s farm economy impacted by rising input prices

Alabama Farmers are paying more for fuel, fertilizer, seed, pesticides, parts, and labor than ever before the 1819 News learned in an investigative report.

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'My sign was not racist': Alabama gun store owner responds after threats over George Floyd sign

The sign at Leesburg Guns read, “CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE FLOYD ON 2 YEARS OF SOBRIETY.”

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Childhood liver disease now "moderate global risk," WHO says

Global cases of liver disease in children are still on the rise, with experts still claiming the cause is a mystery.

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Birmingham mayor names Scott Thurmond permanent police chief

The City of Birmingham's interim police chief has been appointed to the post permanently.

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Friday is last day for in-person voter registration

Friday is the last day for in-person voter registration at your local Board of Registrar's Office.

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API's Bogie warns Ivey could pursue gambling legislation in special session 'very soon'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Alabama Policy Institute senior director of fiscal policy Justin Bogie speculated on the future of Alabama's gas tax and what Ivey could do regarding the gaming question.

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Sewell announces her support for Democrats’ gun control bill

“This critical bill would crack down on illegal gun trafficking, raise the age to purchase semi-automatic weapons, strengthen background checks, and prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them," Rep. Terri Sewell said of the Democrats' latest gun control bill.

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$5,000 reward given for help capturing escaped inmate

A $5,000 reward has been given to a person who provided help in capturing an inmate who sparked a nationwide manhunt after escaping with a jail official, Alabama’s governor said Wednesday.

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Durant on election loss: 'The process is as broken as you can possibly imagine'

Mike Durant spent 22 years in the military, including time as a Prisoner of War, and another two decades building a successful business in the cutthroat world of defense contractors. But none of that prepared him for what he called the “corrupt” world of politics and running for office.

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Dothan man charged with leaving two small children home alone with narcotics

A Dothan man was charged Tuesday with leaving two young children home alone with narcotics in their reach.

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Connie's Law: protection for families proposed in wake of north Alabama murder

New legislation is being targeted in the wake of the ever-evolving case of Casey White. This time, it involves the case he is accused of murder in, the murder of Connie Ridgeway in Lauderdale County.

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'If I have anything to do with it, we will': State Sen. Chambliss envisions four-lane U.S. 82 from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa

During an interview that aired on Montgomery radio NewsTalk 93.1's "Straight Talk," Chambliss discussed the prospects of a completed four-lane route connecting Montgomery and Tuscaloosa after updating listeners on progress made to the U.S. Highway 82 route near and around Prattville.

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USDA announces the Biden Administration’s framework for transforming the food system

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Wednesday details of the Biden administration’s plan for a framework to transform the food system.

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Saban on feud with Fisher: 'I have no problem with Jimbo'

Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to put an end to his feud with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday as Southeastern Conference leaders gathered for spring meetings at a resort on the Florida Gulf Coast.

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Retired Mobile pastor falsely tied to SBC abuser list by local news outlet

Retired Mobile pastor Charles Brown, 79, has found himself navigating a situation he never anticipated — clearing his name for someone else’s misconduct.

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Crews searching for body of man who drowned on Smith Lake

Search crews are working to recover the body of a Good Hope man who drowned in Smith Lake on Memorial Day, law enforcement officials said.

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Multiple government agencies partnered with various LGBTQ+ orgs

More Government entities are supporting LGBTQ+ corporations, even those who market books on being transgender and non-binary to kids as young as five.

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Provisional ballot counting leads to one-vote lead in State Senate District 27 race

Political watchers figured the contest for the Republican nomination in State Senate District 27 to be competitive, but as it stands now, it will be one of the more bizarre state senate contests in Alabama political history.

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