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DAN BONGINO Alabama News
Dan Bongino mentions 1819 News on 'The Dan Bongino Show'

Dan Bongino, a former New York Police officer and Secret Service Agent turned conservative political commentator, mentioned 1819 News on his podcast Tuesday when talking about his new movie "Police State."

Mobile electric garbage truck Alabama News
City of Mobile wants help naming first electric garbage truck

The city of Mobile is asking citizens to name its first fully electric garbage truck.

Carlee Russell Alabama News
Hoover city councilman commends state lawmakers for drafting false reporting legislation after Carlee Russell incident

A Hoover city councilman thanked state lawmakers for working on legislation to increase penalties for false reporting following the staged kidnapping of Hoover’s Carlee Russell, which gained national attention earlier this year.

Scales of Justice Alabama News
Former Mobile County DHR employee claims discrimination by leadership in federal lawsuit

One Mobile County man said he was punished for doing just that and now he wants to be compensated.

Taxes Alabama News
Alabama 39th in nation for business tax climate, study says

Alabama ranks 39th in the nation for its business tax climate, according to a new study released on Tuesday.

Photo by Will Blakely Alabama News
Mayors pose questions about potential regional jail facilities in Jefferson County

TRUSSVILLE — Several East Jefferson County mayors met on Tuesday morning and discussed possibilities and concerns about a potential new jail that could house inmates for municipalities in the Birmingham area. 

Jimmy buffet Alabama News
Buffett recorded life-changing song 50 years ago

Jimmy Buffett had one hit before "Margaritaville." His first big national hit. His breakthrough or breakout.

US House of Rep Palmer Gary Facebook Alabama News
Palmer withdraws from race for Speaker

Alabama's sixth district U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) announced Tuesday morning that he has withdrawn from the race for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prince and Knight. Alabama News
Cullman Library Board caves to left-wing activists; Votes against relocating challenged LGBTQ books

The Cullman County Library Board recently decided to keep three challenged books in their original location.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville asks Senate leadership not to pair Israel aid with continued funding for Ukraine

U.S. Sen Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) recently joined in a letter asking Senate leadership not to leverage any aid to Israel with continued assistance to Ukraine.

Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
AG Marshall asks judge to dismiss Birmingham-Southern's $30 million state loan lawsuit

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit recently filed by Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) against Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer for denying the private school a $30 million state loan last week. 

police state Alabama News
WATCH: Crowd stands, sings national anthem following movie in Daphne theater

Those who came to watch "Police State" at the Daphne AMC Classic Jubilee Square 12 left with an extra patriotic pep in their step Monday night.

Fred Plump Alabama News
Sentencing hearing for former State Rep. Plump delayed

A sentencing hearing for former State Rep. Fred Plump, Jr. (D-Fairfield) scheduled for Monday in a Birmingham federal court has been delayed.

Jonathan Daniel Sauers Alabama News
Former Faith Academy teacher indicted on sex with student charges

A Mobile County Grandy Jury indicted Jonathan Daniel Sauers, 44, of Semmes on two charges related to allegations he had a sexual relationship with a student

Scofield BCA Alabama News
Scofield decries 'rumors' of eyeing BCA lobbyist opening despite numerous opportunities to address speculation

Multiple calls by 1819 News to Scofield for confirmation and further questioning have gone unanswered, and several messages, unreturned.

Jimmie Stephens left and Mark Pettway right Photos from Facebook Alabama News
Jefferson County Commission president says regional jail must be approved by county as Sheriff Pettway negotiates with municipalities

After Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway told a local news station about ongoing negotiations with Birmingham-area municipalities to open a regional jail, Jefferson County Commission president Jimmie Stephens said that the Commission, not the sheriff, must seal the deal.

Son, David Simpkins on the tuba and father, Buddy Simpkins on drums at the graveside service of Sylacauga businessman Jim Clinton. Alabama News
Presentation for 75-year era: Sylacauga band directors named Simpkins

Former band members from Sylacauga High School will gather on October 25 to recognize their band directors. For 75 years, one family supplied all the band directors – Fess Simpkins, Buddy Simpkins and David Simpkins.

Margaritaville Alabama News
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville coming to Gulf Shores

The city of Gulf Shores announced Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville will be part of a new development in the city. The restaurant will be in the Legendary Marina & Yacht Club.

DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner Alabama News
DHR Commissioner wants Kids to Love case moved to Montgomery County

DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner is asking the court to move a civil case to Montgomery County.

Tuberville. Photo from Twitter. Alabama News
Tuberville: ‘Humanitarian aid that goes to Gaza will ultimately wind up in the hands of Hamas’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) vowed in a video statement released to X on Saturday to keep American taxpayer dollars from facilitating terrorism. 

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt visits Israel to see the aftermath of Hamas terrorist attack — 'It's disgusting, it's despicable, and it is pure evil'

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) recently joined several Senate colleagues at a press conference from Tel Aviv during a visit in the wake of the recent violence that has rocked the region.

Bryan and Jeff Alabama News
1819 News CEO, Editor in Chief reflect on 2 years of news coverage in Alabama — 'The target-rich environment is real'

In the past two years, 1819 News has distinguished itself as a trusted, nonprofit news source by shining a light on corruption and waste and featuring the people, places and things that make Alabama great.

SPLC Delegation to UN Alabama News
Montgomery’s far-left SPLC sends delegation to UN to present ‘overwhelming evidence’ of country’s ‘failure to safeguard human rights’

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a Montgomery-based far-left activist organization, sent a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland, to make recommendations to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).

WTVM Alabama News
WTVM employee fired for not getting COVID vaccine in legal battle against Gray Television

A second former employee of WTVM in Columbus, Georgia, is in a legal battle with the television station’s parent company, after being fired for not getting the COVID vaccine.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce preparing recommendations for 2024 session

The Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on 21st Century Workforce met Wednesday in Birmingham to prepare recommendations to transform Alabama’s current workforce development initiatives.

POLICE LIGHTS POLICE COPS CRIME Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt staffer robbed at gunpoint in D.C. on Thursday

An unnamed female staffer for U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on Thursday night in Washington D.C.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns future administrations, legislatures could deny completion of West Alabama Corridor without federal funding, FHWA permitting

Despite the hold placed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), the ultimate price tag on the route, which would complete a four-lane corridor between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, remains an unknown.

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