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Poll shows support for Birmingham's Northern Beltline, but little confidence in a timely completion

One of the last components of the 1960s-era Appalachian Development Highway System yet to be completed is Birmingham's Northern Beltline, an estimated $5 billion 52-mile highway project that would bypass north of the Magic City.

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AG Marshall applauds new trial denied for recently convicted cold case murderer in Dale County — 'We will never give up our relentless pursuit of justice'

Dale County Circuit Judge William Filmore has denied the motion for a new trial of recently convicted cold case murderer Coley McCraney.

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Statewide effort underway to address 'pornographic' and 'obscene' children's books from Alabama libraries and disaffiliate with national library association

What started as a group of concerned residents over adult content in children’s books in Prattville has grown into a statewide effort to remove “obscene” books from Alabama libraries and separation from the American Library Association (ALA).

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Gulf Shores tattoo artist charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, asks for trial delay so he can pay attorneys

Daniel Anthony Crain, 46, is asking for more time to prepare for trial after being indicted on two counts of attempted rape first-degree and sexual abuse first-degree in connection to an incident last year.

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‘I’ve always been the elephant in the room’ — Former felon turned West Alabama pastor Floyd Rodgers, Jr. running as Republican in District 16 special election

At one point in his life, Floyd Rodgers, Jr. was raking in as much as $47,000 a week selling drugs. Then he found Christ in prison and became a pastor. Now, he’s running for the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Plaintiffs in lawsuit disagree over Alabama redistricting solutions

Plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama disagree on which type of congressional map a federal court should force the state to adopt for the 2024 elections if the map passed by Republicans last week in a special session is thrown out.

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Carlee Russell arrested in connection to kidnapping hoax in Hoover; Case could mean changes in Alabama law

More than two weeks after a widespread search for Carlee Russell, she has been charged after authorities said she faked her own kidnapping.

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Mobile City Councilman-elect Josh Woods vows to be a voice for the people but unsure how outspoken he will be: 'Everybody has the right to be heard'

“I guess that’s to be determined,” he told 1819 News. “Issues come up all the time. Taking a strong stand or taking a weak stand, I can’t really tell you because I don’t really know and don’t have an issue in front of me, specifically."

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Medical Cannabis Commission chairman on lawsuit: 'I'm not going to resign'

A recent lawsuit filed this week claims it is illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) Chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve simultaneously on the commission and as a member of the board of trustees at the University of South Alabama.

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'He's all-in on it': Tuberville touts Saban support for NIL legislation

The so-called Name Image Likeness (NIL) issue has plagued college athletics since the federal courts determined NCAA member colleges violated antitrust law by disallowing members from providing athletes with unlimited, in-kind educational benefits.

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Family, lawmakers ask for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson after heart attack

Family and lawmakers asked for prayers for State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) after he suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea that has left him in critical condition.

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State Sen. Melson suffers heart attack on South Korea trip

State Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence) suffered a heart attack earlier this week in South Korea, according to multiple sources who spoke to 1819 News on Thursday afternoon.

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Ivey finally acknowledges Alabama’s low labor force participation rate after touting low unemployment for the last year

For years, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has said what Alabama needs is more jobs. Now, she’s admitting that we may not currently have enough people willing to work to fill them.

Marijuana Alabama News
More turmoil for Medical Cannabis Commission — Lawsuit questions legality of commission chairman also serving on USA Board

It’s illegal for Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission chairman Dr. Steven Stokes to serve both on the commission and on the board of trustees of the University of South Alabama, according to a legal filing by an attorney representing a cannabis company that didn’t initially receive a business license from the commission in June.

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‘Dealing with drunk people is very difficult’ — Tuscaloosa city councilman says The Strip is holding up already strained police force

Since a shooting on The Strip in Tuscaloosa that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old female and the arrest of a University of Alabama basketball player in January landed the city in the national press, Tuscaloosa City Council members and law enforcement have been discussing how to make the city’s bar scene safer.

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Criminal trial for ALDOT director Cooper delayed after civil suit filed this month

The trial for Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper has been continued in Marshall County.

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D.C. watching redistricting case 'closely’ — 'If Alabama puts on a defense of simply trying to get the Court to reconsider its decision, that's going to lose'

Conservative legal experts have differing opinions about how successful the state of Alabama will be in defending the state’s new congressional map in court.

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ADOC correctional officer, 2 inmates charged with murder after inmate death

An Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) correctional officer has resigned after being charged with murder in the death of Rubyn James Murray.

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Homewood considers remodeling city government, looks to nearby municipality as an example

The Homewood City Council is considering calling for a referendum so residents can consider remodeling their city government. 

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Wrong bill signed into law likely unenforceable, may be challenged in court, expert says

In a bizarre turn of events, a law that was never approved by the legislature is slated to become law in September.

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ALDOT 'more than likely' to borrow money on future gas tax money to fund controversial $1 billion West Alabama Corridor project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said on Wednesday it will likely borrow money against the future revenue of Alabama’s gas tax revenue to fund the highly controversial West Alabama Corridor.

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Kennon vows to counter woke cancel culture as Orange Beach mayor — 'You won't ever see CRT, nor will you see transsexual bathrooms'

Last week, Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon pledged his support for country singer Jason Aldean, embroiled in controversy for his "Try That In A Small Town" hit single.

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Jefferson County on track to exceed 2022 drug overdose deaths

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said drug deaths continue to climb year over year despite numerous efforts to curb the opioid crisis.

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Moore calls for impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas over border crisis — ‘Secretary Mayorkas has failed to faithfully execute the law’

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) called for the impeachment of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday as the House Judiciary Committee geared up to grill the bureaucrat over his handling of the southern border.

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Federal judges block Alabama Democratic Conference from intervening in redistricting case

Three federal judges denied a late intervention by the Alabama Democratic Conference in the redistricting lawsuit against Alabama’s congressional map on Tuesday.

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ALGOP Trump event in Montgomery nearly sold out

The Alabama GOP chairman said an event featuring Donald Trump in Montgomery has gotten a positive response based on ticket sales.

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Mobile annexation one week in: What to expect

The City of Mobile is still in the process of completing annexation, and city leaders are working to inform new residents of what to expect.

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