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Alabama Extension economist: Expect more expensive Thanksgiving for this year — Turkey prices are at their highest levels in over 20 years

An Alabama economist says to be prepared for another more expensive Thanksgiving meal following last year's inflation-ridden holiday.

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75th annual Veterans Day parade in Birmingham next week

The nation's longest-running Veterans Day parade will be held in downtown Birmingham on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Huntsville City Schools continues 'focus on diversity' due to court-ordered desegregation plan

Since 2015, Huntsville City Schools has been under a federal consent order to implement racial equity practices and diversity quotas systemwide.

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Prattville football coach charged with having sexual contact with female student

According to Court documents, Daniel James Forman 31, a football coach at Prattville High School, has been charged with having sexual contact with an unnamed 18-year-old student.

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Former Vestavia Hills student caught squatting in multiple Stanford dorms

A former Vestavia Hills High School student was caught squatting in dormitories at Stanford University after pretending to be a student for over a year.

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University of Alabama rakes in record $160 million from federal government for sponsored projects, more from other sponsors

In fiscal year 2022, the University of Alabama received $211.4 million in sponsored awards, $159.5 million of which were from the federal government.

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Deputies, municipal police decry soaring crime, vacancies under Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway leadership — 'It's like a cancer'

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been facing challenges, including a high crime rate, open deputy positions and low morale among some deputies. With the general election days away, some law enforcement officers are hoping for a change.

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Dollar General fined millions for worker safety violations in Alabama

Dollar General is facing millions in fines after federal inspectors found workplace safety violations in multiple stores in the south.

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Huntsville City Schools BOE member: No expulsion for student who fired gun at school allowed without DOJ, federal judge approval

Recent incidents involving guns misfiring at Huntsville City Schools have some school board members rethinking student disciplinary policies.

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Tourism Department, BJCC agree to help fund Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Both the Alabama Tourism Department (ATD) and the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) have agreed to help bring Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheater to North Birmingham. 

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Elon Musk's Twitter promotes election study by group that openly meddled in Alabama's 2017 Doug Jones-Roy Moore U.S. Senate election

With only a few days left before the November 8 midterm election, Twitter has been boasting about its efforts against election interference by referencing a group tied with openly interfering in Alabama's 2017 U.S. Senate special election.

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Alabama Power announces rate hike, blames rising fuel costs

Alabama Power is raising its prices starting this December to combat rising fuel costs and increased demand.

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Woodfin, Birmingham-area legislators back bills for more penalties against ‘exhibition driving’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and a handful of state legislators announced their intention on Tuesday morning to back a bill in the upcoming legislative session in spring 2023, which seeks to impose higher penalties on reckless driving activities. 

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See your county's ballot before the November 8 midterm elections

The November 8 midterm election is less than a week away, which includes a U.S Senate seat up for grabs, ten constitutional amendments and the Libertarian party on the ballot for the first time in decades.  

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State Sen. Orr credits return to in-person classes for holding ground on NAEP scores, but says still 'a distance to go'

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) has had his hand in legislation to reform Alabama's education system throughout his tenure in the legislature. Despite some recent progress, he said there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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Jefferson County Commission considers $3.2 million Aspen Institute 'Criminal Reform Initiative'

The Jefferson County Commission recently discussed a crime prevention plan that has already been implemented in major metropolitan areas like Compton, California, and Brooklyn, New York. The proposal, which would cost about $32 million over a period of four to five years, was presented by the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit organization for promoting social programs.    

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner support for Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move from Pelham to Birmingham poses possible conflict of interest

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) is placing his support toward moving Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre out of Shelby County and into Jefferson County.

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Trussville City Schools superintendent resigns over 'death notebook' controversy — 'I'm leaving a legacy of excellence'

The Trussville City Schools Board of Education (TCS BOE) accepted the resignation of Superintendent Pattie Neill on Tuesday after more than a month of controversy stemming from the discovery of a "death notebook" written by a student over a year ago.

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Birmingham to spend at least $2 million on ‘family fun center’ construction

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced on Monday that the city will be constructing a “family fun center” in West Birmingham.

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City of Clay grocery tax cut begins today

Shoppers in the city of Clay are now paying half the local grocery tax after a move to give citizens relief by the city council.

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Accused killer of 5-year-old Kamarie Holland faces additional charges

The man accused of killing and sexually assaulting 5-year-old Kamarie Holland is facing additional charges involving another girl under six.

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University of Alabama: SCOTUS decision on affirmative action would 'not impact' admissions policy

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is hearing arguments Monday in favor of and against affirmative action policies, which make race a factor in admissions to both public and private universities.

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Remains found in Coosa River in January identified as man missing for nearly 40 years

The Gadsden Police Department (GPD), with the help of the FBI, identified remains found in the Coosa River in Gadsden in January as a man who went missing nearly 40 years ago.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt warns of looming diesel shortages; Blames Biden's energy policy

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) is warning Americans of the possibility of diesel fuel shortages while blaming the Biden administration’s efforts to implement more green energy initiatives.

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Man with gunshot wound in standoff with police outside of Government Plaza

Multiple law enforcement officers and fire personnel responded to a tense situation Monday morning near Government Plaza in Mobile.

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Shelby backs federal recognition for Alabama's MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians — Would 'open the door' for more gaming

As state government attempts to get a handle on gaming within Alabama, might a new player enter the mix?

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Vehicle stolen in Tennessee recovered in Shelby County after chase

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the Alabaster Police Department, and the Calera Police Department worked together over the weekend to recover a stolen vehicle and drugs.

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