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Security group trains and informs Alabama synagogues amid Hamas threats, warns of 'swatting'

Alabama’s Jewish places of worship are on high alert Friday after Hamas leaders called for a day of rage.

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Tuberville: White House ‘trying to spin my words’ about Israel to force forfeit on military hold

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) accused the Biden administration of taking his words out of context after the White House released a memo bashing the senator for remarks made about Israel earlier this week.

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Legacy Prep ‘very happy’ about four-year charter school renewal

Legacy Prep, a K-6 charter school in Birmingham, received a four-year renewal from the Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Tuesday.

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Samford professor scrubs website, protects social media after being questioned about alleged pro-Hamas remarks

A Samford professor recently protected his tweets and took down his website after being questioned about comments he allegedly made in class defending the actions of Hamas in its recent attacks against Israel.

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State Superintendent Mackey urges schools to adopt library book challenge policies

Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Superintendent Erick Mackey said at a Thursday meeting that he is encouraging school superintendents to adopt policies for challenging school library books.

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Cannabis Commission likely to void, re-award licenses for third round

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday passed new rule changes relating to pending license applications that will likely mean voiding the recently awarded licenses and redoing the process for a third time.

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Common Sense Campaign names businessman Pete Riehm as interim president

Pete Riehm of Mobile has been named the new head of the citizen activist group, the Common Sense Campaign.

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Justin Pack running for Elmore County Board of Education

Justin Pack recently announced he is running for the District 7 seat on the Elmore County Board of Education in the 2024 election.

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Left-wing groups in 'solidarity with Palestine' after Hamas attack in Israel not designated ‘hate groups’ by Montgomery-based SPLC; Moms for Liberty remains

Earlier this year, Montgomery’s Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) received backlash from conservatives after labeling certain parental rights organizations on their “hate map,” alongside the Ku Klux Klan, skinheads and neo-Nazis. 

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Bama homecoming weekend includes small but influential group: Former presidents of Student Government Association

This weekend’s homecoming at the University of Alabama will draw thousands of UA graduates home to see the many changes on campus, the pep rally, the crowning of the homecoming queen, the homecoming parade and the grand finale, the football game against Arkansas.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway concerned with safety after 'budget freeze'; Deputies have been worried for over a year

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway said Thursday that the Jefferson County Commission’s freezing of 30% of the sheriff’s office budget is dangerous.

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Democrat State Rep. Rogers pleads not guilty to federal corruption charges

State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges as he appeared for the first time in court on Thursday and told a media outlet that he rejected a plea deal from federal prosecutors.

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Bruce Pearl on Hamas terrorist attack: 'This is a Holocaust'; Says Israel's response 'about survival'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl on Wednesday sounded off about the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel.

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Decatur PD 'erred in stating' Stephen Perkins refused to drop his firearm before being shot dead

The Decatur Police Department vowed to be transparent during the investigation into the death of Stephen Perkins.

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Suspects from Alabama, Georgia face over 40 years in federal prison for buying stuffed birds online

A Eufaula man is one of two indicted in a federal bird trafficking case.

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Second Jefferson County deputy suffered injury during struggle with suspect related to judge, deputy chief

A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy who responded as backup during an arrest on Sept. 16, has confirmed he was injured during the incident, in addition to another deputy who previously spoke to 1819 News.

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'Contain messages and images enticing minors to experiment in pagan sexual activities': Dothan Library Board hears concerns over sexually explicit children's books

Residents gathered on Wednesday to petition the Dothan Houston County Library Board for the removal of children’s books containing sexually explicit material.

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Perry Hooper drops suit against City of Montgomery

Former State Rep. Perry Hooper, Jr. has moved to dismiss his lawsuit against the city of Montgomery, stemming from his sex abuse arrest last year.

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House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels ‘strongly considering’ run for Congress in 2nd congressional district

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) is considering a run for Congress in 2024 in the newly created 2nd congressional district. 

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Tommy Battle launches campaign seeking fifth term as Huntsville mayor

Tommy Battle held a luncheon event Wednesday to mark the occasion by touting his past successes and goals for the future.

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Vestavia Hills missionaries stuck in Israel back home safe in Alabama

A Vestavia Hills church group stuck in Israel following the deadly terrorist attack by Hamas last weekend arrived back safely in Alabama on Tuesday. 

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Carlee Russell appeals guilty verdict in kidnapping hoax

The Hoover woman whose fake abduction scheme captured national attention over the summer was found guilty Wednesday in Municipal Court.

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LEAD Academy gets short renewal until 2025, blames past school lunch fraud woes

Members of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission gave Montgomery-based LEAD Academy a smaller-than-requested two-year renewal to be able to continue operating as a charter school authorized by the state on Tuesday.

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Barry Moore presents resolution condemning U.S. Rep. Tlaib for calling Israel an 'apartheid system,' Palestinian flag outside office

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced a resolution on Wednesday condemning Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) comment about the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Palestinian flag outside her office. 

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Solar eclipse not likely a factor in Saturday's Bama homecoming game

The University of Alabama kicks off its homecoming game Saturday against Arkansas at 11 a.m. Just a few minutes later, at 11:13 a.m. CT, an annular eclipse of the sun enters the continental United States on the Oregon coast. 

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Montgomery-based far-left SPLC: Government should ‘prevent radicalization,’ push ‘inclusive education’ to prevent spread of ‘extremism’ on social media

An attorney with Montgomery’s Southern Poverty Law Center gave an assessment to an international organization in Poland last week, insisting that governments around the world should crack down on what it deems to be “hateful ideologies.”

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VIDEO: Smoke seeping out of underground landfill fire in Moody despite efforts to stifle

Residents near the Moody Landfill are once again concerned after an underground fire that has been burning for nearly a year has once again started to release smoke into the air.

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