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Storms rip through west Alabama causing damage, power outages

A storm system that moved into Alabama late Wednesday left a trail of damage in the western part of the state. Damage was reported...

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Former deputy district attorney to serve jail time for theft of over $300,000

On Tuesday, former Chambers County Deputy District Attorney Roland Sledge was sentenced to 12 months in county jail for stealing over...

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Packard expresses concerns over deaths of election integrity bills

On Monday, Republican Secretary of State candidate Ed Packard expressed his concerns about the Alabama Legislature’s failure to pass...

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Gubernatorial hopeful Lew Burdette calls state government 'a corrupt environment'

While most would acknowledge Alabama's state government leaves much to be desired, Alabama Republican gubernatorial candidate Lew Burdette...

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Katie Britt says purpose of Second Amendment to protect citizens 'against tyranny of the government'

The debate about the Second Amendment is alive and well in Alabama's U.S. Senate race. Earlier this month, comments from U.S. Senate...

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Alabama principal on leave for 'excessive paddling' gets support from local NAACP chapter

A Lawrence County elementary school principal has been placed on leave after being accused of excessively paddling a third grader,...

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Bills tightening cannabis restrictions for young people and pregnant women fail in 2022 session

Legislators declined to consider legislation that would have placed greater restrictions on legal cannabinoids before voting to end...

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Scott Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Dr. Scott Harris, the Alabama State Health Officer, has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement released by the Alabama Department...

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Jury deliberating in death of Alabama woman last seen 2006

An Alabama jury is deliberating in the trial of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of a woman whose body was never found...

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Hyundai adding first all-electric Genesis GV70 and Santa Fe Hybrid to Alabama plant

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced on Tuesday that Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) plans to begin building the hybrid version...

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Bill named after slain police officer signed into law

“Good Time” will no longer be cause for early release for certain inmates, after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Nick Risner Act into law. ...

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Birmingham Starbucks latest to seek unionization

Alabama has another groundbreaking union effort coming to the state. Starbucks, the multi billion dollar coffee franchise, has thousands...

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CANCELED: Amber Alert for Messiah Richards

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for Messiah Richards has been canceled.   An Amber Alert has been issued for 2-month-old Messiah Richards,...

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Fmr. U.S. Attorney Jay Town says minor transgender therapy ban, bathroom laws are constitutional

Late last week, the Alabama legislature passed two controversial pieces of legislation that were signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey and...

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3 bills, concerning unemployment, telehealth, and homeless youth driver's licenses, signed into law

On Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed three notable bills into law which she said are aimed at improving Alabama communities....

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State Sen. Sessions predicts gambling push in new quadrennium; 'Not a priority' for him

The Mobile Greyhound Park sits 14 miles from the Alabama-Mississippi state line and 43 miles from the closest casino in Biloxi, Miss....

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Ivey opponents respond after 'biggest regret' comment on gambling

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) told 1819 News that her greatest regret about the 2022 Alabama Regular Session is that gambling...

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Conservatives have mixed feelings about the legislative session

​​The Alabama Legislature closed the 2022 regular session on Thursday. Conservatives saw several victories, particularly on gun and...

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AG Steve Marshall on Fox News calls Biden handling of border 'an absolute dereliction of duty'

On Monday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall appeared on Fox News Channel's "The Ingraham Angle" to lay out his lawsuit against...

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Brookside judge recuses himself following police revenue controversy

Municipal Judge Jim Wooten has chosen to recuse himself from all cases pending in Brookside, and Marcus Jones has been appointed to...

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Former UAB football player convicted of capital murder

Former University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) football player Carlos Stephens was found guilty of capital murder Tuesday following...

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ACLU and transgender parents challenge the Vulnerable Child Protection Act in court

The Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Monday that two Alabama families have filed a lawsuit...

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Failure of gambling legislation Ivey's biggest regret

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) told reporters on Monday that her biggest disappointment in the recent legislative session is that gambling...

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New genomic center at UAB expected to advance medical science

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data...

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Search for late Representative's replacement on November ballot underway

The Alabama Republican Party announced that it is now accepting applications for candidates seeking to be the Republican nominee in...

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Rep. Gary Palmer attends Eagle Forum in Hoover

Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) met with the Eagle Forum Monday in Hoover to discuss pressing issues in national politics. Palmer is...

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How did Alabama fare during COVID-19 pandemic?

Alabama’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic may not be as bad as one might think.   A study by the National Bureau of Economic...

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