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Legislature approves expansion of Spanish Fort District despite 'overblown' political drama

The city of Spanish Fort has two districts, and thanks to legislation passed this session, one of them will expand.

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Nick Saban says UAW ad used his comments 'entirely out of context' — 'I do not personally endorse the UAW or its campaign'

On the eve of the vote for Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance to join the United Auto Workers, former Alabama head football coach Nick Saban asked the UAW to take down an advertisement that he says misused his comments and image.

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Marshall, Tuberville join Trump in New York courtroom — ‘A political circus’

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined former President Donald Trump in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday.

Matt Simpson Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson on failure to pass ethics reform: 'Something this big takes a long time'

Though State Rep. Matt Simpson's (R-Daphne) effort to update Alabama ethics laws failed to pass during the latest session, he's not giving up the fight.

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15 injured, 3 dead after shooting during Baldwin County May Day event

The Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit is asking for the public's help after 18 people were shot and three killed Saturday evening at an event in Stockton.

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Great ride over for now: McIntosh’s Triston Harper eliminated in American Idol

Alabama's Triston Harper, 15, was eliminated from American Idol. The McIntosh, Alabama Choctaw Indian returns to Alabama for high school and a likely singing career.

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'The city cannot discriminate': Fairhope mayor responds to concerns over LGBT youth group renting Civic Center for drag show

Prism United, a non-profit for LGBT youth, is holding a drag brunch in Fairhope on June 15 and some residents are calling on the city to answer some tough questions.

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Speaker Ledbetter: 'We're going to see probably an expansion of more illegal gambling'

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) predicts an increase in illegal gambling after the Alabama Legislature failed to pass so-called comprehensive gaming legislation during this year's session.

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Alabama may get final chance to see rare ‘Northern Lights’ Sunday night

Late Mother's Day show of Northern Lights is predicted in Alabama Sunday night.

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Electric golf cart bursts into flames in Orange Beach; Quick firefighter response caught on camera

The Orange Beach Fire Department was on the scene quickly Friday evening after a golf cart caught fire.

John Amanchukwu Alabama News
Pastor who rebuked Hoover School Board over explicit books says Christians must engage in political fight — 'We are helping the left push their insanity'

In a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast,” Amanchukwu explained why it’s essential to be a “protector” of children and for Christians to speak up about political issues to positively impact the culture.

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Alabama House Democrats ‘deeply disappointed’ gambling legislation failed

The Alabama House Democratic Caucus is not shying away from expressing disappointment in the legislature’s failure to advance the much-debated gambling legislation that divided lawmakers for most of the session.

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Alabama may get second chance to see rare ‘Northern Lights’ Saturday night

Viewing of 'Northern Lights' in Alabama could continue into Saturday night, May 11.

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State Sen. Elliott on gambling's collapse: 'They got greedy'

Any form of legalized gambling in Alabama will have to wait at least a year, if not longer, after the Legislature declined to pass so-called comprehensive gaming legislation during this year's legislative session.

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Beach Express bridge sale to be completed on May 23; No more tolls beginning at noon

As of noon on Thursday, May 23, drivers crossing the Beach Express Bridge will no longer pay tolls.

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State Rep. Barbara Boyd recovering from emergency surgery after being struck by alleged drunk driver

State Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-Anniston) is reportedly out of emergency surgery after her vehicle was struck by a drunk driver Friday evening.

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Dodd, Pappas appointed to Alabama Ethics Commission

The Alabama Senate approved two new appointments to the Ethics Commission this week.

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Bill allowing some illegal immigrants to attend college stalls in Senate, doesn’t become law

Legislation allowing illegal immigrants to attend college in Alabama stalled in the Senate in the final days of the 2024 legislative session and didn’t become law.

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Solar storms now through weekend could cause Northern Lights in Alabama, electrical problems

An unusual solar storm hitting this weekend could cause Northern Lights over Alabama and electrical problems.

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SCOTUS rules in favor of AG Marshall following seizure of cars involved in alleged drug crimes

The U.S. Supreme Court took up two Alabama cases where plaintiffs loaned their vehicles to people who were arrested on drug charges.

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Ivey signs ranked-choice voting ban into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 186, sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), to protect the integrity of Alabama elections by banning the use of ranked-choice voting on Friday.

Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
House Speaker Ledbetter not interested in pursuing gambling next year – 'We gave it every effort we can'

After a bitter and contentious battle in the legislature over a proposed gambling package that ultimately died in the Senate, House leadership has no interest in pursuing the issue in the next session. 

Birmingham Water Works Alabama News
Update: Impact spreads in Jefferson County after major water main ruptures

A major water main ruptured in Forestdale, Alabama Friday and is off. Northern Jefferson County is impacted. The biggest concern is water pressure for fire hydrants.

Tuberville and Britt Alabama News
'Unwarranted,' 'Unacceptable': Tuberville, Britt pen letter to Mexican government over mistreatment of Alabama-based Vulcan Materials Company

Alabama's U.S. Senators are demanding action regarding the Mexican government’s mistreatment of Alabama-based Vulcan Materials Company two years after the Mexican government illegally invaded and shut down Vulcan’s deep-water port in Quintana Roo.

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Gambling constitutional amendment dies with the Senate declining to vote before sine die

The 2024 legislative session ended on Thursday without the Senate taking another vote on a gambling constitutional amendment developed by a conference committee last week.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter. Alabama News
RIP GAMBLING 2024: House closes session by approving the education budget after a last-minute gambling push

The Alabama House of Representatives closed out the 2024 regular legislative session Thursday after briefly holding up the Education Trust Fund budget in hopes of securing a compromise on the now-dead gambling package.

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Library obscenity bill dies in Senate: ‘The problem is not going to go away’

A bill removing school and public library obscenity exceptions died in the Senate without receiving a vote on the final day of the session Thursday.

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