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State Rep. Shaver to make improving adoption process a priority in 2023

Adoption is slated to be a significant concern for the legislature in the 2023 regular session after a massive rewriting of the state’s adoption laws.  

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Law enforcement officials gather in Fairhope to explain constitutional carry and answer questions

The Fairhope Police Department hosted a town hall event Thursday to explain the state’s constitutional carry law and answer questions from citizens.

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Opelika police identify remains of young girl who was murdered around 2010

Law enforcement finally identified the remains of a little girl whose body was found at a trailer park in 2012 and made two arrests related to the case.

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Secretary of State Wes Allen: Paper ballot statute, ban on voting machine internet connectivity among 2023 legislative priorities

Although he has been in office for only a few days, Secretary of State Wes Allen has some legislative priorities in mind for the 2023 session.

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State Auditor Sorrell praises Ivey executive order creating accountability with state vehicles

Newly elected State Auditor Andrew Sorrell is commending Gov. Kay Ivey on her decision to boost accountability in the state’s use of government vehicles.

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Alabama Bass Trail begins 2023 tournament this weekend on Lake Wedowee

When the sun is just starting to climb up over the treetops this weekend, anglers in small town Alabama will be ready to wet some hooks.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Chad Robertson – ‘I think this area is uniquely kind of hit by’ the grocery tax

New State Rep. Chad Robertson (R-Heflin) is a busy man. 

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty joins Alliance Defending Freedom in lawsuit over UAH campus speech policy

The Center for Law and Liberty is teaming up with the conservative legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom to battle a free speech policy at the University of Alabama Huntsville that some have deemed a violation of the Alabama Constitution.

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90% of parole hearings resulted in denials for Alabama inmates in FY 2022 — AG Marshall: Rate 'rightfully' reflects violent inmate population

State officials in Alabama rejected parole for 90% of eligible inmates last fiscal year, according to reports released by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles (ABPP).

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox identifies problem with increased homicides, hopes for change with bars that hold restaurant licensing

The Tuscaloosa County’s Violent Crimes Unit has already investigated five homicides in 2023. That reality has Mayor Walt Maddox concerned, considering the majority of those happened within the city. Typically, Tuscaloosa only has around 20 homicides a year.

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Ivey announces series of executive orders to boost Alabama's lagging education performance

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a series of executive orders to improve education to start off her second full term.

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Ivey proclaims state of emergency for St. Clair County landfill fire

After weeks of suffering from smoke from an underground landfill fire in Moody, residents in surrounding areas are hoping for relief from the state after Gov. Kay Ivey proclaimed a state of emergency.

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AG Marshall stresses role in Alabama's 'last line of defense' as his new term begins

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is set to begin his second full term as the state's top law enforcement official.

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Woodfin addresses violent crime epidemic, exhibition driving in 2023 ‘State of the City’ address

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed his city’s crime problem in his “State of the City Address” at the Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Harbet Center on Tuesday morning.

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Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen withdraws from ERIC organization

Sect. of State Wes Allen sent a letter to ERIC executive director Shane Hamlin on Monday notifying him of the withdrawal.

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Navy pilots safe after crash in Baldwin County

A Navy T-6 aircraft went down Tuesday in Baldwin County. The two pilots were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.

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University of Alabama modeling helps law enforcement crack down on human trafficking

Computer modeling developed by one University of Alabama (UA) research team to combat sex trafficking has led to more than 100 arrests in West Alabama over the last year.

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Mortgage payments up 69% in Alabama from year ago

Looking to buy a home in Alabama anytime soon? Your mortgage will likely be significantly higher than a year ago due to interest rate hikes, according to a recent analysis by Construction Coverage.

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Class-action lawsuit filed against owners of St. Clair County landfill as underground fire continues to burn

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Landfill, Inc., in St. Clair County, where an underground fire has been burning since December.

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Alabama AG Steve Marshall joins coalition condemning FDA for decision to lift restrictions on abortion pills

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a group of 22 attorneys general in a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to condemn its recent decision to abandon restrictions surrounding certain pills used in abortions.

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Former ‘American Idol’ contestant C.J. Harris dead of apparent heart attack in Walker County

Former “American Idol” contestant C.J. Harris, 31, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Saturday in his hometown of Jasper.

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Alabamians coming together to help those in need after deadly tornado outbreak

The people of Alabama are coming together after a tornado outbreak destroyed homes and killed multiple people on Thursday, January 12.

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Airgas: Death penalty ‘not consistent’ with company values, will not supply gas for Alabama executions

A prominent Pennsylvania-based gas supplier says it won’t be helping the Alabama Department of Corrections execute death-row inmates by nitrogen hypoxia.

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Kay Ivey sworn in for second full term as governor

Kay Ivey has officially taken her oath of office as she begins her second full term as the governor of Alabama.

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Biden declares 'major disaster' in Alabama following last week's deadly storms

On Sunday, President Joe Biden officially approved a “major disaster declaration” for Alabama following last week's storms that left many areas damaged and nine people dead.

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Freshman Legislator Focus: Jennifer Fidler - ‘We’re teaching divisiveness and I think that’s wrong’

Supporting legislation dealing with “divisive concepts” being taught in schools and helping her district deal with the effects of rapid population growth are two issues incoming State Rep. Jennifer Fidler (R-Silverhill) plans to focus on as a new legislator.

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Alabama basketball player Darius Miles charged with capital murder in fatal shooting

After being sidelined for the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury, Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles has been charged with capital murder related to a fatal shooting near campus early Sunday morning.

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