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Kenneth Glasgow Alabama News
DOJ requests reduced sentence of Dothan pastor, Al Sharpton-half brother Kenneth Glasgow

The Department of Justice is requesting a federal court reduce Kenneth Glasgow’s offense level in exchange for pleading guilty, according to a filing on Friday.

Devil's Playground Alabama News
Podcaster investigates 'The Devil's Playground' near Hayden where locals claim children were experimented on

Small towns can often hide big secrets, but the story behind an abandoned compound known locally as “The Devil’s Playground” in the middle of the woods in Hayden could be too monstrous to believe.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall applauds parole board decision to deny parole of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall applauded the decision of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles to deny the parole of convicted child murderer Judith Ann Neelley, saying her death sentence should never have been commuted.

Images from Facebook Alabama News
Auburn, UAB online student newspapers no longer display Planned Parenthood ads

Two campus newspapers in Alabama appear to no longer show ads from pro-abortion nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which was aggressively advertising abortion services to college students last week. 

Jeff Sessions AP Photo by Susan Walsh Alabama News
‘I wanted him to be successful’: Former AG Jeff Sessions on Trump

Former United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions told attendees at an Alabama Center for Law and Liberty banquet on May 1 at Faulkner University that President Donald Trump “exceeded my expectations” despite a disagreement over him recusing himself from alleged Russian election interference investigations in the 2016 elections.

Grocery Alabama News
Alabama House, Senate form commission to study grocery tax elimination

The Alabama House and Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday forming a commission to study possible elimination of the state’s sales tax on groceries.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville camp blasts Democrat outrage over comments about failing inner-city schools — 'Effort to start another media feeding frenzy by misconstruing something Coach said'

Following outrage from Alabama Democratic leaders and organizations over his comments about failing inner-city schools, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville clarified his remarks while doubling down on his original point.

Baldwin County EMA 2 Alabama News
'You need to pay attention': Baldwin County EMA and Commission preparing for hurricane season

The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) completed a weeklong pre-landfall hurricane exercise Friday.

Richard Scrushy Alabama News
Richard Scrushy accused of hiding money to avoid paying damages related to HealthSouth scandal

Richard Scrushy, the former HealthSouth CEO who went to prison for bribery involving former governor Don Siegelman, is being accused of hiding millions of dollars that he owes in a civil case.

Cigar Alabama News
Close, but no cigar: Five bills dead in the water as legislative session comes to an end

The Alabama Legislature ran past midnight on Friday, meaning that any bill that hasn’t passed at least one body cannot possibly pass in the other because of Alabama constitutional rules.

Fairhope American Legion Post raising $2 million to rebuild historic main building

American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope is asking for donations to help rebuild after it was destroyed during Hurricane Sally.

Ensley left and Vestavia Hills right Photos from Google Maps Alabama News
Birmingham continues violent crime wave as suburbs are both most dangerous and safest municipalities in U.S.

Last year was Birmingham’s most violent year since the early 1990s, and several sources have ranked the city one of the most unsafe in the country. Meanwhile, Birmingham suburbs like Vestavia Hills and Mountian Brook had considerably low crime rates in 2022, and Vestavia even ranked among the safest places to live in the United States.

Handley High School Alabama News
Handley High School graduation impacted by gang threat

Officials with Roanoke City Schools changed plans for graduation Thursday after receiving information of threats of gang activity.

Tuberville Alabama News
Alabama Democrats triggered by Tuberville's comments on inner-city school teachers: 'Stop dog whistling'

“The COVID really brought it out about how bad our schools are and how bad our teachers are in the inner cities,” Tuberville said. “Most of them in inner cities; I don’t know how they got degrees, to be honest with you. I don’t know whether they can read and write.”

Finley Battle Mac Alabama News
Huntsville, Madison City, Madison County leaders alarmed by revelations about Space Command delay — 'Blatant attempt to skew independent findings and use highly questionable tactics'

Public officials in Madison County were alarmed by the information revealed Thursday after the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services announced it would launch an investigation into the ongoing delays in choosing a permanent U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) Headquarters.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Public Health Officer bill dies on Senate floor

Legislation changing how the state’s Public Health Officer is appointed wasn’t voted on this week in the Senate.

Gulf Shores Alabama News
Gulf Shores mayor cancels press conference on bridge construction; Being cautious during legal battle

1819 News called and emailed Craft, asking several questions about his position on the decision and about what will happen next. However, he is unable to answer those questions after he said he was advised to wait until a decision is made by the Supreme Court.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville defends military hold over DOD abortion policy: ‘If Democrats want me to drop my hold, then the answer is very simple — either follow the law or change the law’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) published an op-ed in The Washington Times on Thursday to defend his hold on military promotions in order to combat a U.S. Department of Defense policy that financially facilitates abortions.

Regions Alabama News
Vanguard, BlackRock top owners of Birmingham-based bank Regions Financial

Vanguard and BlackRock Inc., two large asset management companies committed to controversial so-called “sustainable” investing, happen to be the largest owners of Birmingham-based Regions Financial.

Rogers and Strong Alabama News
Rogers, Strong launch investigation into ongoing delays in U.S. Space Command decision

U.S. Reps. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) are spearheading a House Armed Services Committee investigation into what’s causing the continued delays in picking a permanent headquarters for U.S. Space Command.

hurricane damage Alabama News
NOAA predicts near-normal 2023 hurricane season with one to four major storms possible

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held a press conference Thursday to announce the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.

Montgomery Whitewater Alabama News
General Fund budgets with World Games bailout, Montgomery Whitewater Park pass House, Senate

The Alabama House and Senate passed the General Fund and supplemental budgets through a conference committee shortly after midnight on Friday.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Legislature approves $11.6 billion education budget after debate runs past midnight Friday

After a long day that ran into the night hours and the following day, the Alabama Legislature voted to approve the $8.8 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budget and $2.8 billion supplemental for the 2024 fiscal year.

Grocery Tax Alabama News
House passes bill to cut grocery tax by half over the next two years

The Alabama House of Representatives passed the long-awaited bill to cut the state tax on food in half by 2025.

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong declares fentanyl an 'epidemic' after passage of HALT Fentanyl Act: 'It is destroying American families'

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs and therefore increase federal penalties for fentanyl dealers and users. 

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
‘Distressed’ Birmingham-Southern College bailout bill passes House — Creates loan program administered by State Treasurer

The Alabama House of Representatives passed an amended version of a Senate bill that would create a loan program for higher education institutions experiencing financial hardship, birthed from the beleaguered Birmingham-Southern College.

Greenetrack Alabama News
Greene County gambling constitutional amendment passes Senate

Local legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize historical horse racing gambling machines in Greene County passed the Senate on Thursday.

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