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Ivey appoints Gabrelle Simmons to vacant parole board seat

Governor Kay Ivey appointed Bureau of Pardons and Paroles operations director Gabrelle Simmons to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday.

Christine Dallas Alabama News
City of Mobile to allow family of Jawan Dallas to view body-worn camera video of arrest; mother addresses council

After weeks of hearing concerns surrounding the death of Jawan Dallas, the city of Mobile made an announcement Tuesday about the footage from body-worn cameras.

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State Sen. Melson on returning to work: ‘I have no reason to believe I can’t do the job’

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) said on Monday he planned on returning to work after his cardiac arrest in South Korea recently left him hospitalized.

Kay Ivey and Scott Harris Alabama News
'The things we did last time didn’t work so don’t be stupid and do them again': State Sen. Stutts on possible future COVID restrictions

A slight increase in COVID cases in the U.S. has caused rumblings among those concerned about the reaction the government may take if another resurgence in cases occurs.

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Through the eyes of a correctional officer: How drugs, violence and corruption spread chaos in Alabama prisons

1819 News recently spoke with an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer in a major prison in central Alabama. For his protection, his identity has been omitted.

Willsomerville Alabama News
Montgomery County Circuit Judge frustrated over medical cannabis delays: ‘We can’t say thank God for Mississippi now’

On Monday, Montgomery County Circuit Judge James Anderson extended a temporary restraining order on most proceedings of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) until September 6.

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State grocery tax cut to begin on Friday

Shoppers at grocery stores in Alabama will see a one-cent reduction in the state sales tax on groceries beginning on Friday.

Ozark Library Alabama News
Children, teen LGBTQ book controversy moves to Ozark Dale County Library; Ozark mayor calls to cut funds

The Ozark Dale County Library pulled all young adult LGBTQ+ books from the shelves to review them after a complaint from the Ozark mayor. The books have been returned to the shelves, but the library is now planning a community meeting to hear from the public and discuss what actions will be taken going forward.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt joins Senate colleagues in demanding answers from Biden admin over $6 billion payment to Iran

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) joined other Senate colleagues in demanding answers from the Biden administration for the $6 billion it paid in “ransom money” to Iran in exchange for American prisoners.

Kenneth Eugene Smith Alabama News
State seeks to perform first ever execution by nitrogen hypoxia

The state of Alabama will seek to carry out its first execution by nitrogen hypoxia for Kenneth Eugene Smith.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr invokes legislature's 'power of the purse' to urge University of Alabama, other institutions to make changes to DEI initiatives

The University of Alabama has become the subject of controversy among state lawmakers after hearing several complaints about diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the school.

ABC Board Alabama News
ABC Board considers new warehouse, central office

The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board is seeking a new warehouse and central office for its operations

William Jacobson Alabama News
Cornell Law professor William Jacobson praises Alabama law banning trans treatments for minors — 'The organized medical community has been completely corrupted'

While many celebrated that recent decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overturning the preliminary injunction against Alabama’s law banning transgender surgeries and hormones for minors, Cornell Law professor and founder of popular legal website Legal Insurrection William Jacobson said the fight to protect children from harmful medical treatments is far from over.

Charlie McNichol Alabama News
Mobile County 911 Director facing charges for fourth time in decades-long public safety career

The Mobile County 911 Director was arrested early Sunday in Baldwin County. Charlie McNichol, 58, is charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

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Huntsville Utilities requests water rate increase to help cover $218 million improvement plan

Since 1953, the Huntsville City Council has been asked eight times to increase water rates, according to Huntsville Utilities president and CEO Wes Kelley. Now, it’s being asked to raise the rates again to meet the city's growing demand.

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Verano CEO: Medical Cannabis Commission ‘casting aside the objective licensing system’

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission has departed from the objective licensing system it used to score license applicants and now finds itself in an “endless loop of licensing” do-overs, according to a letter sent to Gov. Kay Ivey from Verano CEO George Archos on Thursday.

Brother of Alabama Forestry employee killed wants state agency held accountable and not immune from OSHA

The brother of a man killed while working for the Alabama Forestry Commission in 2022 says he wants something done before another life is lost.

Scott Harris on APTV, 8/25/2023 Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris blames 'democratization of press' for COVID vaccine skepticism

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Harris acknowledged skepticism of his agency's recommendations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, was still a problem.

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Prison mental health care worker charged with smuggling drugs into Donaldson

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) recently arrested a prison mental healthcare worker for attempting to smuggle marijuana and methamphetamine into a prison facility.

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Auburn University Board of Trustees approve 3% tuition and fee increase

Members of the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase for the 2024-2025 academic year at a meeting on Friday.

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Baldwin County Bridge Company ‘disappointed’ with Supreme Court decision; says opinion reveals 'terrifying reality' in Alabama

A representative for the Baldwin County Bridge Company released a statement on behalf of Neal Belitsky, president of the company.

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Dry conditions mean extra precautions at some Alabama state parks through Labor Day weekend

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is taking extra precautions at five state parks due to dry conditions.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
Marshall urges legislature to consider Ethics Commission reforms in ethics push

Attorney General Steve Marshall's office has been at odds with the Ethics Commission for quite some time now over its role and obligations to other law enforcement agencies.

Gregg Phillips Alabama News
True the Vote's Gregg Phillips: Democrats pushing more people to vote for Trump with 'disgusting' indictments, arrest

After being put in jail for refusing to give up his sources in his investigations into election fraud, Gregg Phillips understands better than most what former President Donald Trump is going through.

'You heard it here first': State Sen. Elliott says state could eventually take over BCBC bridge

State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) spoke on "The Jeff Poor Show" on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5 Friday just hours after the Alabama Supreme Court decided to lift a preliminary injunction ordered by a lower court, allowing for the building of a third bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway.

Hamilton, Ala. water Alabama News
State of emergency declared over contaminated Hamilton water system — Conditions reportedly improving

Conditions in the city of Hamilton are improving after the city declared a state of emergency on Friday morning due to a contamination of the city’s water supply.

Selma City Schools Alabama News
Selma (Ala.) City Schools to refuse 'unauthorized' grant from LGBTQ+ advocacy group — Claims 1819 News erred in initial report, backtracks

Selma City Schools says it will not accept an "unauthorized" grant from an LGBTQ+ advocacy group after it and state education board members initially spread claims that 1819 had misreported the news about the grant.

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