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What does a public safety director do? Auburn director explains

The position was questioned in Mobile after Police Chief Paul Prine was put on leave. With several positions between the police chief and the mayor, communication efficiency was questioned and some wondered if the position was necessary.

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Workers vote to join UAW at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee — Is Alabama next?

Workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers (UAW) in a National Labor Relations Board election that ended on Friday night.

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Limestone Correctional warden and wife arrested at home for manufacturing Psilocybin mushrooms

Limestone Correctional Facility warden Chadwick Crabtree and his wife Melissa Crabtree have been arrested and charged with manufacturing Psilocybin mushrooms.

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Britt slams Biden's HHS Secretary over abortion policy, removal of Hyde amendment

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) got into a fierce debate with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra on Wednesday during questioning in a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee over the absence of the Hyde Amendment from President Joe Biden's proposed FY25 HHS budget.

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AG Marshall announces conviction of Athens attorney John Totten for harassment

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the conviction and sentencing of a Limestone County attorney for Harassment. John Totten, 50, of Athens, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of Harassment, a Class C misdemeanor.

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Taylor Swift releases surprise double album: Here is what Alabamians are saying about it

Taylor Swift released her new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," at Midnight EST on Friday, as expected. However, to her fans' delight and surprise, she announced and released the second installment of TTPD: The Anthology at 2 a.m.

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Senate passes bill reforming public records law

Legislation that would establish deadlines for governments and universities in Alabama to respond to public records requests submitted by citizens passed the Senate unanimously on Thursday.

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Montgomery Mayor Reed: Police chief’s resignation came amid sexual harassment and other allegations

At a Friday press conference, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed elaborated that Police Chief Darryl Albert's resignation came during an investigation into sexual harassment, as well as issues surrounding morale in MPD.

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Barry Moore makes another plea to Congress for swift action against persecution of pastors in Nicaragua

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) addressed House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) Friday from the House floor on behalf of Mountain Gateway, a non-profit that trains pastors and offers relief work in Latin American countries.

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Innovation district bills likely dead as legislative session winds down

The controversial series of innovation district bills, a late addition to Alabama leadership’s “Working for Alabama” workforce package, are likely dead in the legislature after lawmakers raged against the proposal.

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Alabama’s unemployment, labor force participation unchanged in March

Alabama’s labor force participation rate for March remained unchanged from the previous month at 57.4%, according to  Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington.

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Springville mayor hosting ‘family-friendly’ 420 Fest in St. Clair County this weekend

Springville Mayor Dave Thomas is hosting a 420 event on his property in unincorporated St. Clair County. He says while he will not be partaking in marijuana, some people will be

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‘Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’ comes to Oxford April 28 at OPAC

"Nitty Gritty Dirt Band" at Oxford Performing Arts Center April 28. "Mister Bojangles."

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville 'disgusted' with Republicans for failing to force closing of southern border — 'It is going to be devastating to these next few generations'

Even with President Donald Trump back in the White House, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said Thursday on “I’m Right” with Jesse Kelley that the damage is already done, referring to the millions of illegals now residing in the U.S. as the “most devastating thing” to happen in his lifetime.

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Senate vote on licensing board consolidation bill delayed

On Thursday, the Senate delayed a vote on legislation that would consolidate 25 licensing boards into a new office within a state agency.

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House, Senate conference committee on gambling to hold public meeting next week

A conference committee formed to negotiate a gambling legislative package between the House and Senate will begin meeting next week.

Elliott 'thrilled' ALDOT spending $60M on Baldwin County bridge; Says plans may not be concrete

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) says there are still conversations to be had about how to use the Foley Beach Express bridge once ALDOT buys it.

Steven Reed Alabama News
Montgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert resigns

On Thursday, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed officially accepted Police Chief Darryl Albert's resignation more than a week after he was placed on administrative leave for unspecified reasons.

South Baldwin Medical Group Alabama News
South Baldwin Regional denied freestanding ER in Loxley after competition contested Certificate of Need

Loxley Mayor Richard Teal said he is disappointed after the Certificate of Need (CON) Review Board denied South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s plans for a freestanding emergency department in the city. However, he said the fight for the people is not over.

Chaplain Alabama News
House committee advances bill allowing school board to hire chaplains — 'This is about emotional support'

The House Education Policy Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow public schools to employ or accept volunteer chaplains upon approval from a board of education or charter school governing body.  

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Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance to vote on UAW membership in May

Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance will vote in May on whether to join the United Auto Workers, according to Reuters.

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Marijuana experts slam companies suing AMCC for delaying medical cannabis program — 'The system is being hijacked'

The six marijuana experts spoke at the “Rollin' Out Medical Cannabis” forum to commemorate the school’s new cannabis studies curriculum.

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Beach Express toll bridge to Orange Beach to be sold to ALDOT for $60M

The Baldwin County Bridge Company's toll bridge that takes drivers into Orange Beach, is set to be sold to the Alabama Department of Transportation.

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Britt, Aderholt, Palmer, Tuberville decry U.S. Senate's rejection of Mayorkas impeachment — 'It’ll be a lasting disservice to our Republic'

On Wednesday, the effort to impeach U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for failing to secure the southern border was rejected in the Senate after the House voted to move ahead with the legal proceedings.

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Bill requiring public disclosure of law enforcement body cam footage fails to advance in Senate

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted down legislation on Wednesday requiring law enforcement to release body camera footage within 30 days of a request by a member of the public.

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Athens-Limestone County Library Board meeting descends into chaos over book policy

What started out as a normal meeting of the Athens-Limestone County Library Board quickly turned into a chaotic back-and-forth argument between opposing viewpoints on library policy.

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Ivey signs 'Sound of Freedom Act' into law, giving mandatory life sentences for trafficking minors

Gov. Kay Ivey signed “The Sound of Freedom Act” into law on Wednesday, which establishes a minimum punishment of life imprisonment for human trafficking of a minor in Alabama.

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