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Roanoke, Ala. Alabama News
Gang activity crisis in small town Alabama: Lawmakers and law enforcement work to curb group crime

In May of this year, a small town graduation ceremony was put on lockdown after law enforcement became aware of possible gang activity. It was that communication to officials that may have saved lives and helped police gain intelligence to what’s been lurking in the shadows.

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Lawsuit alleges defamation against Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center for 'anti-immigrant hate group' label — 'The beginning of the beginning'

D.A. King, a plaintiff in a defamation lawsuit against the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center, said in a podcast appearance on Monday that his case against the far-left activist organization is just “the beginning of the beginning.”

Headland High School Alabama News
AHSAA lifts Headland football program's brief suspension on Monday after huge brawl between players, coaches

Both Pike County and Headland football programs have been suspended by the Alabama High School Athletic Association following a fight between the two teams on Friday night.

National police K9 competition hosted in Foley showcases 'best of the best'

The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Field Trials was held in Foley the last week in September.

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Ledbetter forms committee to study state's poor labor force participation rate

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter recently convened an ad hoc committee to study the causes of Alabama’s lackluster labor force participation rate.

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Alabama farmers face mental health crisis as dairy farms dry up

The rate of suicide in the dairy industry has skyrocketed nationwide. A new documentary, “On the Farm,”  by Mississippi State, highlights the struggles of Alabama farmers, including Lamar County farmer Will Gilmer.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway backtracks on illegal bingo halls — Claims he'll shut them down for operating with no business license

After years of allowing illegal gaming in Jefferson County, Sheriff Mark Pettway now says he is willing to shut them down.

Dr. Heather Skanes Alabama News
Circuit judge blocks ADPH birthing center rules from taking effect

A circuit judge recently filed an injunction, blocking new Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) ruled governing birth centers from taking effect.   

AEA Alabama News
AEA's September issue of Alabama School Journal leads with RSA's Bronner anti-school choice screed

Showcased on the front page of the September issue of the Alabama Education Association's "Alabama School Journal" was a reprinted opinion column from Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) CEO David Bronner warning about expanding school choice in Alabama through education savings accounts (ESA).

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George Wallace's son publishes new book on his father's life, legacy and misconceptions — 'I tried to chronicle his entire journey'

1819 News recently sat down with the son of Alabama Governor George Wallace Sr., to discuss his new book, highlighting aspects of his father’s life that are less known and noting the famed separatist's change of heart later in life.

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Alabama delegation split on stopgap bill averting federal government shutdown

Late Saturday, the U.S. Senate passed a stopgap funding bill that gives Congress until November 17 to resolve a spending impasse by an 88-9 vote, with both U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) voting for it.

Tyrus Alabama News
He's back! Tyrus tickets selling out for Gulf Shores show

Tyrus is coming back to south Alabama this fall and the show is already selling out. The retired wrestler, best-selling author and Fox News Channel Contributor will be in Gulf Shores on October 7.

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Jefferson County DA Danny Carr to help put on ‘Second Chance Hiring Fair’ in mid-October

The office of Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr is working with several local nonprofits, businesses and government agencies to help formerly incarcerated individuals get to work.

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West Nile detected in Mobile County chickens; Health department recommends

The Mobile County Health Department detected the West Nile Virus in two coops of sentinel chickens used to detect mosquito-borne diseases.

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Duck Dynasty's Al Roberston talks 'The Blind,' details relationship struggles that led to marriage ministry

“It’s really out of brokenness, desperation, all those things that led us to Christ in our marriage, and now it helps us help other people.”

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Developer behind ‘The Preserve’ project to add hotel, parking garage in Hoover neighborhood says it has ‘temporarily’ pulled proposal

Capstone Communities, the developer behind the attempt to alter the plan for a Hoover community to construct hundreds of residential units, a parking garage and a hotel, responded on Thursday to a request for comment by 1819 News.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr to renew push to get Alabama out of retail liquor business in 2024

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) will try again in the 2024 legislative session to privatize retail liquor sales in Alabama.

Linden, Ala. Alabama News
Delays on ALDOT contracts over West Alabama Corridor still in place after three weeks

Fourteen Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) contracts worth well over $100 million are still being delayed over three weeks since legislators placed holds on the contracts over a dispute about the West Alabama Corridor at a committee meeting.

Headland Alabama News
WATCH: Pike County forfeits to Headland after huge brawl between players, coaches

Pike County was forced to forfeit their high school football game against Headland after it ended in the second quarter after a brawl broke out on the field between the two teams.

Kids to Love Alabama News
Kids to Love charity founder fighting punitive action from DHR after claims kids are sleeping on floor of state agency's offices

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the Alabama Department of Human Resources director in a Madison County court.

RSA Alabama News
Nonprofit claims RSA's investment managers voted for higher percentage of 'Pro-ESG' shareholder resolution than vast majority of public pensions in 2022

The 1792 Exchange released a new “spotlight bias report” detailing the percentage of “pro-ESG” resolutions supported by state pension funds in 2022, and the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) landed near the top of the list.

Dianne Feinstein Alabama News
'She was fearless': Alabama's federal delegation remembers the late Dianne Feinstein

California Senator Dianne Feinstein passed away Thursday night, ending an over 30-year career in the United States Senate.

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Barry Moore only Republican 'no' vote from Alabama delegation on House stopgap bill preventing government shutdown

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) stood alone as the sole Alabama member of Congress to oppose the continuing resolution designed to fund the government for 30 days, averting a shutdown.

FFRF Alabama News
Freedom From Religion Foundation: A look at the group's failed bullying attempts in Alabama

An out-of-state anti-religion group recently found itself, once again, unsuccessful in trying to force a standdown from Alabama universities and leaders for allowing permitting religious activities.

HTHS Alabama News
Radical 'sexual education' organization ACASH lied to Trussville schools about material at health fair, provided teens with information about pronouns, superintendent says

Trussville City Schools Superintendent Patrick Martin told 1819 News on Thursday that the controversial Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health lied to school officials about the material presented to students at a health fair last spring. 

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Alabama News
Alabama congressional delegation grills federal officials over Space Command decision — 'The Biden Administration has chosen to play politics with our national security'

On Thursday, Alabama congressmen grilled U.S. officials over the Biden administration’s decision to make Colorado Springs the permanent location of U.S. Space Command instead of Huntsville.

Statehouse Alabama News
Sunset Committee endorses ending Board of Massage Therapy

Members of the Joint Interim Sunset Committee voted to recommend ending the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy on Thursday at the end of fiscal year 2024.

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