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Field set for Republican presidential debate in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the four participants in the upcoming fourth Republican primary debate in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.

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Orange Beach Middle, High School library books in review for foul language, sexual content

After a review of the books offered, 1819 News identified seven books that contained foul language or explicit sexual content. Now, Superintendent Randy Wilkes said a regular review of the selection may be warranted.

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Bill by State Rep. Jeremy Gray would allow NIL payments to go to high school athletes

High school athletes in Alabama would be able to receive name, image and likeness (NIL) payments if a bill pre-filed by State Rep. Jeremy Gray (D-Opelika) was to become law in the 2024 legislative session.

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State Rep. England prefiles bill to add criminal penalties to Alabama's constitutional carry law

State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa) has pre-filed a bill to create criminal punishments for failing to declare the presence of a weapon to law enforcement.

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Auburn University reports potential hate crime, says office was vandalized, slurs written on whiteboard

Auburn University reported a potential hate crime on Sunday afternoon, which reports claim resulted in damaged office property. Reports also claimed “racial and gender-based slurs” were written on a whiteboard.

Heritage backs Tuberville's push to remove DOD abortion policy in national defense budget

The conservative advocacy group Heritage Action for America recently backed U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) in calling for the upcoming national defense budget to remove the DOD’s policy funding of abortion-related expenses for servicemembers who live in states with restrictive laws.

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55 Alabama car dealerships oppose Biden EV mandate: ‘Electric vehicles are stacking up on our lots’

Electric vehicles are “stacking up on our lots,” and President Joe Biden should “tap the brakes on the unrealistic government electric vehicle mandate,” according to a letter signed by 56 car dealerships in Alabama and thousands of dealerships from across the country last week.

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Man featured in ‘S-Town’ podcast shot and killed by Woodstock police

Tyler Goodson, a man featured in the popular podcast “S-Town,” was reportedly shot and killed by police Sunday.

Mobile firefighter injured in house fire, taken to hospital

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department confirmed one firefighter was injured in an afternoon fire Sunday.

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Fox News’ Kilmeade makes Fairhope appearance to promote book showcasing Alabama’s Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt

An overflow crowd of Alabama readers came out on December 3 to hear Brian Kilmeade of Fox News introduce his newest book, Teddy and Booker T.: How Two American Icons Blazed a Path for Racial Equality.

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High-speed chase ends in vehicle crashing into popular Mountain Brook jewelry store

A high-speed chase in Mountain Brook on Saturday ended with a vehicle crashing into the front of a popular jewelry store, police say.

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Auburn's TPUSA president Jaden Heard details spiritual journey from leftist Trump-hater to conservative Christian

During a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast,” Jaden Heard detailed his journey from a BLM-supporting, Donald Trump-hating leftist to a conservative Christian commentator.

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State prisoners with previous incarcerations top numbers of first offenders in recent report

The percentage of state prisoners with previous incarcerations topped the percentage of prisoners serving time for a first offense, according to a recently released report from the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

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Geminids meteor showers visible in Alabama — Start on Dec. 4, peak Dec. 13-14

A major annual meteor shower, the Geminids, will be visible in Alabama starting December 4 and will continue through December 17.

WALK ONS Alabama News
‘It’s like a feeding frenzy’: Trussville location of Walk-On's expected to be in top three for franchise

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is opening its eighth Alabama location in Trussville on December 11 and the response is already impressing the franchise owner. The Louisiana-based sports bar was once named the #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN.

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission awards licenses for third time

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) awarded cannabis business licenses again on Friday.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville dismisses Alabama Democrats Hitler comparison — 'I don’t listen to these people'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) responded recently to a social media post by the Alabama Democratic Party that compared the Senator to Adolf Hitler.

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U.S. Reps. Aderholt, Sewell vote to expel George Santos from House; Remaining Alabama delegation votes against

U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) were two among over 300 members of Congress who voted to expel U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rosa Parks Alabama News
State, federal leaders honor state holiday honoring Rosa Parks — 'Her courage transcends politics'

State and federal leaders across the political spectrum took time on Friday to commemorate the life and legacy of the famed civil rights leader and Alabama native Rosa Parks.

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Tuberville urges Biden to ban travel from China to prevent spread of ‘mystery illness’

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) signed a letter demanding President Joe Biden ban travel from China until more is learned about a mysterious respiratory disease infecting the country.

Kids to Love Alabama News
'We have seen ugly in a new form': Kids to Love finds ways to place foster children despite DHR freeze

 The Alabama Department of Human Resources still has foster care non-profit Kids to Love referrals frozen but CEO Lee Marshall said there is more than one way to give children clean, safe homes.

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Trump to skip 2024 GOP presidential debate in Tuscaloosa next week

Former President Donald Trump won’t attend the next 2024 GOP presidential debate in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
National Cattlemen's Beef Association endorses Montgomery attorney Caroleene Dobson in AL-2

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has officially endorsed Caroleene Dobson, one of the few Republican candidates running in the newly drawn second congressional district in the 2024 election.

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Mobile County man accused of taking picture underneath clothing of child during church

The case of a man charged with first-degree voyeurism in Mobile County is headed to the grand jury after he was accused of taking an intimate photo of a child in a church.

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Florida's Gaetz touts U.S. Rep. Rogers as 'ally' in UAP-UFO transparency fight

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has led a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which includes his Florida delegation colleagues U.S. Reps. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) and Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), to seek transparency from the federal government about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), also known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

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WSJ op-ed slams Alabama for lagging behind on school choice: 'The Alabama GOP may as well be the party of teachers unions'

A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal called out Alabama for being among several Republican-led southern states to lag behind on school choice while its lawmakers receive big money from teachers unions.

ABC Board Alabama News
No decision yet by ABC Board on new warehouse project

Members of the Alabama ABC Board took no action on moving forward with a new, bigger central warehouse and office facility project on Thursday.

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