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'There's just something special about him': East Alabama child collects items for those in need instead of asking for Christmas gifts

For those who remember going through the old “Sears Christmas Wish Book” and circling all of the toys they wanted from Santa as a child, there is no doubt that kids have a little extra hope during the Christmas season. But for one east Alabama child, hope was something he gave to others in 2022.

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'Self-managed' abortions could still bring criminal prosecution under child chemical endangerment laws

Pills and other self-managed abortions could run afoul of Alabama law, even though the prevailing law does not hold mothers criminally liable for receiving an abortion.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers faces fallout from House floor incident — 'People shouldn’t be drinking, especially when you’re a redneck, on the House floor'

Even though U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would win the House Speaker's race, it may have been overshadowed by an incident moments earlier on the U.S. House of Representatives floor involving U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Throughout the week, Gaetz had been the figurehead for the opposition to McCarthy's bid, which kept McCarthy from reaching the required majority to earn the role.

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Crimson Tide football legend turned cattleman John Hannah decries beef industry ‘oligarchies,’ inflation — ‘I’m going to go out of business’

John Hannah is a Crimson Tide and New England Patriot football legend. Now he raises beef cattle in Blountsville, and he said inflation could put him out of business if it continues at its current rate.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Don’t tread on me, congressional bullies

Whether or not U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wins the race for Speaker, the whole situation has revealed a more significant issue: there are too many bullies in D.C.

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UAB needs to turn the page quickly after Thursday's C-USA loss at FAU

UAB tries to get out of Florida with at least one win as the Blazers play at FIU in a Conference USA game on Saturday night.

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Alabama play-by-play voice Eli Gold diagnosed with 'treatable' form of cancer

The “Voice of the Crimson Tide”, Eli Gold, missed the entire 2022 football season due to health issues and announced Friday that he is battling with a “treatable” form of cancer.

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'They are trying to cancel my whole existence': Huntsville drag queen teacher discusses retirement in NYT article

In a newly released New York Times article, now-retired Huntsville drag queen teacher, James Miller, discusses backlash after videos of drag queen story hour went viral. 

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Samford and UNC Greensboro play on Saturday with first place in the Southern Conference at stake

Samford and UNC Greensboro are the only two teams still unbeaten in Southern Conference men's basketball play.

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Kevin McCarthy wins Speakership — All six Alabama Republicans in House of Representatives back McCarthy, longest Speaker race in over 100 years

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday night during the 15th ballot cast in the contentious leadership election by a 216-211 vote, with five members voting "present."

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Watch: Chaos erupts in U.S. House chamber after Gaetz votes 'present' in 14th vote of Speaker's race — Alabama's Rep. Rogers has to be restrained

Emotions intensified late Friday near the end of the 14th vote for U.S. House speaker.

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ADPH pushes further vaccination and boosters in wake of new subvariant

The Alabama Department of Public Health is once again encouraging Alabamians to receive their COVID-19 boosters as a new subvariant begins to rear its head.

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Faulkner University decides not to raise tuition during poor economy

Montgomery's Faulkner University won’t be raising tuition for students enrolling in fall 2023.

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Teen involved in crash killing Auburn sportscaster Rod Bramblett, wife Paula, arrested again; Bond revoked

A Lee County judge revoked the bond for the teen sentenced in connection to the 2019 deadly crash that claimed the lives of Rod Bramblett, the voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife Paula.

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Two north Alabama teens killed around New Year's Day in separate car crashes

Crossville City Schools as well as the surrounding communities have already experienced more than their fair share of grief in the new year after two teens were killed in separate car accidents.

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RSA’s Bronner tells legislators to 'think long and hard' about tax cuts

Despite large state budget surpluses, legislators should “think long and hard” about cutting taxes in 2023, according to Dr. David Bronner, Retirement Systems of Alabama’s CEO.

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College basketball roundup: Troy and South Alabama get Sun Belt Conference wins

Troy and South Alabama grabbed home conference wins on Thursday.

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Birmingham Police Department looking for ways to respond to exhibition driving issue after video of drag race bust goes viral

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for new ways to combat the reckless driving that continues to plague the city.

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Matt Clark: A win for opposite-sex school bathrooms at the 11th Circuit

Liberal lawyers across the country have successfully persuaded federal judges to read LGBT rights into the law that are simply not there. The Adams case appears to be the first major decision from a federal circuit court that went the other way.

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U.S. Sen. Katie Britt: No endorsement for presidential candidate in 2024 GOP primary

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) has announced she will not be endorsing a presidential candidate in the 2024 primary.

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Contract Review Committee approves PR contracts for Lt. Governor, Senate Pro Tem Offices

On Thursday, members of Alabama’s Contract Review Committee approved two public relations contracts for Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth and State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper).

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U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt: Negotiations in House Speaker race progressing — 'I do think there’s some movement taking place'

A new record was set by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday when they failed to vote in a new Speaker for the 11th time.

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Transfer portal cornerbacks Brian Mayes and Donte Thompson are expected to be among a large group of visitors at UAB this weekend

Both of the starting cornerbacks for an Incarnate Word team that lost in the FCS semifinals are expected to visit UAB this weekend.

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Former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton commits to Auburn

Hugh Freeze and his staff earned the commitment of former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton. 

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UAB falls by two points in the Conference USA first place showdown at FAU

UAB comes up short as FAU's Johnell Davis has a career night in the Owls' win.

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City of Loxley implements software to allow 911 callers to livestream video

The city of Loxley invested in a new software program that leaders believe will help with response times and investigations.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers declares McCarthy opponents 'legislative terrorists'; Comments may be doing more harm than good for McCarthy's cause, sources say

In his latest comment during this week’s contentious election for the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) called the Republics who are refusing to support Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) “legislative terrorists.”

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