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Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth awards $179 million to K-12 schools

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth announced on Friday that almost $179 million has been officially awarded to 327 K-12 public schools across the state that submitted applications and demonstrated a need for capital improvements in their facilities.

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Data shows little change in labor force participation, unemployment in October

Alabama’s labor force participation rate and unemployment both increased in October from previous months, but only slightly.

Former Sheriff Mike Blakely Alabama News
Convicted former Sheriff Mike Blakely awaits ruling on motion to serve remaining time in home jail he ran

It could be a homecoming of sorts for former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely.

Heather Johnston Alabama News
Birmingham-based nonprofit working to ‘observe and preserve’ victory for Israel

Since the October 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas, the non-profit's founder and CEO Heather Johnston said the mission of supporting Israel has become more critical.

Books Alabama News
State library board member condemns Ivey, lawmakers for 'threatening' funding over sexually explicit children's books

At the board meeting for the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), board members criticized lawmakers and Gov. Kay Ivey for suggesting cutting funding to libraries that fail to adopt sensible policies regarding sexually explicit books made available to minors.

pills Alabama News
Legislators, state officials begin planning how to spend $300 million in opioid settlement funds

Legislators and state officials have begun deliberations over how to spend hundreds of millions of dollars the state of Alabama has received in litigation settlements with pharmaceutical companies.

Casey McWhorter Alabama News
Alabama death row inmate Casey McWhorter executed by lethal injection

The man sentenced to death in a 1993 deadly home invasion was executed Thursday night.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Moore slams Pentagon for failing sixth audit: ‘No wonder we're nearly $34 trillion in debt’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday after the federal agency failed its sixth audit in a row. 

Library Board Alabama News
State library board delays vote to end membership with American Library Association

The Alabama Public Library Service recently voted to delay the anticipated vote to disassociate the agency from the American Library Association.

Jawan Dallas Alabama News
Mobile officers cleared in death of Jawan Dallas; DA says health issues, drug use led to death

A Mobile County grand jury came back with a no bill in the investigation into the death of Jawan Dallas, a man who died after being arrested by Mobile Police.

Josipheit Alabama News
Alabama Securities Commission files cease and desist order against foreign ‘MetaCertificate’ company

The Alabama Securities Commission filed a cease and desist administrative order against GS Partners Global, a company that sells MetaCertificates to prospective customers.

Republican presidential candidates Alabama News
Nine qualified for president in Alabama’s GOP primary, two relatively unknowns

When Republican voters go to the polls in Alabama’s March 5 primary, they may be surprised to find nine candidates running for president. They may also be surprised that they are not familiar with some of the names.

Tarrant Police Alabama News
Tarrant Police chief on administrative leave following city’s I-59 shootout connection

Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton has put the city’s police chief on administrative leave and filed a complaint in court following a shootout on Interstate 59.

Tuberville Alabama News
Senate to vote on rule change to bypass Tuberville's military hold — 'I can’t imagine nine Republicans siding with the Democrats'

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate rules committee passed a measure to bypass U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) military promotions hold by allowing them to be approved in one bulk vote.

Tuberville and Graham Alabama News
Tuberville battles neoconservative colleagues into early morning hours over military holds

A group of neoconservatives sided with Democrats on Wednesday night to challenge U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s (R-Auburn) hold on mass military nominations over the Department of Defense over its abortion policy.

Britt tuberville Alabama News
Britt votes in favor of 'common sense' measure to avoid federal shutdown while Tuberville dissents

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through early next year.

Massagetherapy Alabama News
Smith Warren Management Services resumes massage therapy board’s administrative services, contract still on hold

Smith Warren Management Services resumed providing administrative services to Alabama’s Board of Massage Therapy on Wednesday.

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Birmingham homicides on downward trend since record-setting 2022, police say

After a record-breaking year in 2022, homicides are down in Birmingham compared to this time last year, according to police.

Wahl Alabama News
State library board member John Wahl plans to call vote on state disaffiliation from American Library Association

Alabama GOP chairman and Alabama Public Library Service Board member John Wahl announced on Wednesday his plans to motion for the board to officially disaffiliate from the American Library Association.

Tapero Johnson Alabama News
Death penalty for man who shot, killed Moody Police officer in 2020

The man convicted in the shooting death of Moody Police Lt. Stephen Williams in 2020 was sentenced to death Wednesday.

Montgomery Co. Judge Greg Griffin, former Alabama Secretary of State Mabel Amos Alabama News
AG Marshall asks Judge Griffin to reconsider special master appointment in Mabel Amos Memorial Fund lawsuit

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Greg Griffin should reverse a recent decision to appoint a special master and certified public accountant in the Mabel Amos Memorial Fund lawsuit, according to a filing by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday.

Tim Scott Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s name remains on Alabama March 5 presidential ballot despite ‘suspension’

On the November 10 deadline for qualifying to run for president in Alabama’s March 5 Republican primary, one of the nine who qualified was U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C). Two days later, he announced he was “suspending” his campaign.

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Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police urges city to implement take-home car program for law enforcement

The Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police is working with the city to implement a take-home car program for the Birmingham Police Department, which it hopes will reduce crime and retain officers.

Tiger Jake Alabama News
'He was always with me': $1,000 reward offered for missing 'Tiger Jake'

Tiger Jake, an Auburn football legend in his own right, is missing and his owner is desperately searching.

Etowah Alabama News
Etowah County GOP passes resolution condemning 'obscene' library books for children and minors

The Etowah County Republican Party recently joined the growing list of local Republican chapters passing resolutions condemning state libraries' inclusion of sexually explicit books in public libraries.

Kids to love Alabama News
Kids to Love gains support from thousands; Still no word from Ivey

Kids to Love is gaining support amid a lawsuit and letter to Governor Kay Ivey concerning issues with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall promotes bill to combat border crisis; Doubles down on call to revoke student visas for supporting terrorist groups

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall spoke at the Cullman County Republican Women's Dinner on Tuesday where discussed the ongoing crisis at the southern border and conflict in Israel.

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