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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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Mo Brooks slams ALGOP for not pushing closed primaries — 'It is an abject surrender to the socialists'

Brooks said voters need to “get smarter” and elect better leaders. However, one major hurdle to that is open primaries.

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Senate committee passes religious exemption option for K-12 vaccine requirements

Members of the Senate Education Policy Committee passed a bill that would make it easier for K-12 students in Alabama to receive religious exemptions from vaccine requirements passed on Wednesday.

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House committee holds public hearing on Laken Riley Act

The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday on legislation that would allow Alabama law enforcement to work in tandem with federal agencies to enforce immigration laws.

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City of Mobile logo illegally used on AL-2 candidate Brewbaker’s signs; Supporters had 'pure intentions,' campaign says

The City of Mobile responded Wednesday to reports that a Republican candidate for Congressional District 2 was illegally using the City’s logo.

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Trash Pandas reveal 2024 Opening Day roster

The Rocket City Trash Pandas have released their 2024 opening-day roster.

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Senate passes state income tax exemption for active duty National Guard, reserve pay

The Alabama Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that provides a state income tax exemption for active duty pay for National Guard and Reservists.

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State Sen. Sessions files bill increasing state’s limit on medical cannabis licenses

State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) filed legislation on Tuesday increasing the number of some types of medical cannabis business licenses available in Alabama.

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House passes ethics law overhaul — ‘These are the lines; if you cross them, we’re coming for you'

Legislation repealing and replacing the existing code of ethics and revising the duties and powers of the ethics commission passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Morgan County DA issues subpoenas in Decatur's Perkins shooting body cam footage leak investigation

The Morgan County Prosecutor, working under District Attorney Scott Anderson, issued subpoenas to 19 people on Monday, according to court records, in an effort to uncover how the body cam footage of the officer-involved shooting death of Stephen Perkins was leaked.

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City of Gulf Shores considering changes to ordinances following Spring Break shooting

Gulf Shores city leaders are examining city ordinances to see if anything can be done to stiffen penalties for certain violations, following the March 27 shooting that left one injured.

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