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'Frustrating but not surprising': ALDOT blames inflation, interest rates for pause of I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) said inflation and high interest rates are the reasons behind a review of costs for the I-10 Mobile River and Bayway project.

‘Anybody that wants to sexualize grade-age kids is a pervert themselves’: Orange Beach moves inappropriate juvenile books, writes new policy

The Orange Beach Public Library has made moves to protect children and teens from books some may consider inappropriate for juveniles.

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'Organ harvesting' lawsuit against Alabama Department of Corrections to likely be dismissed soon

An attorney who filed a lawsuit in December alleging officials with the Alabama Department of Corrections or a related entity harvested a dead inmate’s organs reversed course on Monday and asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

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‘Supermajority’ of Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance want May vote on joining UAW: ‘We’re going to end the Alabama discount’

A “supermajority” of Mercedes-Benz workers in Vance have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a vote to join the United Auto Workers, according to a news release from the UAW on Friday.

Mandatory post-election audit bill advances in House committee

The House Ways and Means General Fund Committee advanced legislation on Wednesday that would require county probate judges to conduct mandatory ballot audits after every county and statewide election.

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Mobile County Sheriff says Prichard PD needs improvement or county will have to step in

Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch said a recent criminal case out of Prichard was a highlight of ongoing issues with how the Prichard Police Department handles matters.

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Partial eclipse in Alabama Monday 'totally' different from total eclipse

Seeing the partial eclipse in Alabama April 8 is a different experience from the total eclipse.

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'Profoundly disappointed and infuriated': Backlash ensues after Hoover City Council's Lyda springs impromptu special meeting on Stadium Trace Village Phase 2

The Stadium Trace Village Phase 2 saga took another unusual twist on Thursday.

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LISTEN: Ethics Commissioner Stan McDonald, State Rep. Matt Simpson trade blows on Mobile airwaves over House ethics bill

Earlier this week, the State House of Representatives passed House Bill 227, sponsored by State Rep. Matt Simpson (R-Daphne). This bill would overhaul the state's ethics law, change penalties for certain offenses, and revise the role of the state ethics commission and the appointment process of the commission's director.

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Some in Senate ‘not optimistic’ about gambling package’s chances

The ball is back in the Senate’s court after the Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to non-concur with the Senate’s changes made to two comprehensive gambling bills.

ALDOT slams brakes on I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has paused work on a long-awaited project that would connect Mobile to Daphne and relieve traffic between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

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Katie Britt, Tim Scott demand transparency from Biden following release of additional Iran sanction waivers

Britt, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), and a host of other colleagues announced Thursday they had sent the Biden administration a letter protesting the move and demanding transparency on the issue.

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House passes bill requiring activation of porn filters on internet-enabled devices for minors

On Thursday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation requiring the automatic activation of electronic device filters for minors that prevent exposure to "obscenity" in online content.

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Left-wing groups sue Alabama over new ballot harvesting law

The ACLU, NAACP and other groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama’s 42 District Attorneys and Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen to block the recently enacted Senate Bill 1, which increased penalties for ballot harvesting in Alabama. 

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U.S. House launches investigation into DHS handling of illegal alien Pablo Mendoza, 23, charged with raping a 14-year-old mentally incapacitated Coffee County female

In a letter obtained by 1819 News and sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) revealed his committee was investigating the Biden administration's immigration policy and procedures as it pertained to Pablo Mendoza, a 23-year-old illegal alien, accused of raping a 14-year-old mentally incapacitated female.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers slams House members against more Ukraine funding — ‘Some of them are stupid’

The House will consider additional funding to Ukraine when they return from their Easter recess, according to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks).

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Terminated Prattville Library director sues board for alleged Open Meetings Act violations, demands reinstatement

The former director for the Prattville/Autauga Library has officially filed a lawsuit against the library board weeks after he was terminated for allegedly sharing confidential information and illegally recording executive sessions.

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House votes to non-concur on Senate gambling changes — 'More than 14 months went into crafting this package'

The Alabama House of Representatives voted on Thursday to non-concur with changes made to the two comprehensive gambling bills after the Senate substantially changed both pieces of legislation.

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Gulf Shores ‘aggressively’ seeking prosecution for ‘callous actions’ following shooting; Suspected gunman in custody

Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the March 27 shooting that left one person injured.

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Alabama faces invasion of trillions of cicadas, expected late April-May

Trillions of cicadas will emerge in Alabama in late April to May. They are expected to be loud but not harmful.

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Center for Reproductive Medicine IVF clinic to leave Mobile Infirmary, open 'new state-of-the-art facilities' in Mobile, Daphne

Late Wednesday, CRM announced it would remain in the area with "new state-of-the-art facilities" in Mobile and Daphne.

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'If no kids were involved in this situation, we would not be in this situation': House committee moves bill banning drag shows with children present, removing public library obscenity exceptions

The House State Government Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday designed to address the statewide controversy surrounding sexually explicit or obscene children’s books in Alabama libraries.

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'Captain Crunch' dies at 76: Auburn, NFL great Mike Kolen

"Captain Crunch," Auburn and NFL linebacker Mike Kolen died Wednesday at 76.

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Former Gadsden dentist sentenced to 180 years in prison for rape, sodomy, sexual abuse of staff and patients

Former Gadsden dentist Dr. Joseph Clarence Cox was sentenced to 180 years in prison for two counts of rape, two counts of sodomy and eight counts of sexual abuse.

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Mobile hospital where IVF case began makes call to end IVF therapy

The ending of services includes clinics that lease offices from Mobile Infirmary, including Infirmary Health.

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Laura Clark remains Autauga/Prattville Library’s general counsel, says media reports inaccurate

Autauga/Prattville Library attorney Laura Clark confirmed to 1819 News she has not been dismissed as general counsel, as several news reports suggested.

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'Fundamentally broken': Tuberville joins Aderholt in calling for congressional appropriations reform

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) are pushing for changes to the congressional appropriations process.

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