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Beach Express
Judge extends hearing in suit by owner of Foley Beach Express; Possible ALDOT witnesses revealed

The remaining dates for preliminary injunction hearings in the Baldwin County Bridge Company (BCBC) lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) director have been changed after both parties agreed they needed more time.

Sean of the South: Welcome to Buc-ee’s

Buc-ee’s convenience store sits outside Athens, Alabama, like a giant squatting beaver.

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Justin Bogie talks the governor's proposed budget on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the lack of bold ideas in the governor's proposed budget.

Ivey’s education budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction

Gov. Kay Ivey’s educational budget proposal includes $100 million for prison construction in Elmore and Escambia County.

Matthew Nicaud
Alliance Defending Freedom explains why 'common-sense' legislation is necessary to protect rights of Alabamians

The Common Sense Campaign TEA party's South Baldwin Chapter held a meeting Tuesday at the Foley Public Library to talk about how common sense isn’t so common.

Justin Bogie: Can Alabama really afford Medicaid expansion?

Those on both sides of the Medicaid expansion debate want Alabamians to have access to high quality and affordable healthcare. Where they differ is whether the government or the free market is best suited to provide it.

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Alabama defensive tackle Jaheim Oatis weighs in on his 100 pound weight loss

This time last year, defensive tackle Jaheim Oatis was joining the Alabama football program from high school, weighing in at 416 pounds and not expecting to see much playing time because of the weight.

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State Sen. Shelnutt pulls bill due to concerns from GOP leadership over 'potential for unintended consequences' with teachers' unions

State Sen. Shay Shelnutt (R-Trussville) is withdrawing a bill he previously filed after concerns from GOP lawmakers and Republican leadership.

UAB advances to the NIT championship game with a win over Utah Valley

Ty Brewer ties his career high with 30 points to help UAB emerge with an overtime win over Utah Valley in the NIT semifinals in Las Vegas.

Will Ainsworth
Ainsworth 'not a big fan' of ALDOT leadership — Says agency has not done a 'great job' on managing highways, infrastructure

Widening Alabama Highway 53 from Huntsville to Ardmore, U.S. Highway 45 from Prichard to the Mississippi state line and Alabama Highway 167 from Troy through Enterprise to the Florida state line are just a few of the long-discussed projects scoffed at by Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials over the years.

Birmingham Stallions back at work with USFL season beginning in less than three weeks

Birmingham Stallions coach Skip Holtz said last year's success has nothing to do with this year's plan for his team.

Hunstville PD
Huntsville officer shot in the line of duty Tuesday dies from injuries; Suspect identified

“Tonight, our State grieves the death of another member of the law enforcement community—one who, when called upon, ran toward danger in aid of a female victim,” State Attorney General Steve Marshall said.

Two officers, one civilian shot in Huntsville; Suspect barricaded in apartment

Multiple agencies responded to a scene Tuesday evening after two police officers and a citizen were shot. The officers responded to a shooting call at the Governor's House apartment complex when a subject fired at officers.

Steve Marshall
AG Marshall: 'The Soros influence is so bad for communities'

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined Fox Business’ "The Evening Edit" on Monday to discuss some states recently changing course on how they punish property crimes.

Gulf Shores Shooting
Suspected shooter in Gulf Shores identified as 21-year-old from Fairhope; Victim released from hospital

The suspected shooter in a Monday night incident near The Hangout and Gulf Place, in Gulf Shores, has been identified as Rafiq Sh’mare Joel Bradley, 21, of Fairhope.

Montgomery Federal Courthouse
Federal judge rules in favor of Alabama in its continued fight to ban transgender medicine and surgeries on minors

The State of Alabama has won a small victory as it continues to fight challenges to its 2022 ban on transgender surgeries and hormones for people under 19.

Birmingham-Southern College
Report: Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees issues statement to campus telling students to not worry about possible closure, delays meeting to April 5

The Birmingham Southern Board of Trustees is still trying to figure out what to do in the face of lackluster legislative support surrounding the financially embattled private college’s requested $37.5 million bailout.

Grocery Store
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth: We must act on this perfect opportunity to repeal the grocery tax

The best news is that we can end the sales tax on groceries without having to shift the burden or raise taxes elsewhere. Anyone who claims otherwise is simply not shooting straight with you. 

Families leave a reunification site in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, March 27, 2023 after several children were killed in a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. The suspect is dead after a confrontation with police. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Briarwood Christian offering prayer and support after ‘tragic evil’ shooting that killed six at sister church in Nashville

Senior pastor Harry Reeder, of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, which is a sister church of Covenant, offered prayer and support.

Is Alabama about to expand Medicaid?

Some groups have their sights set on Alabama to pass Medicaid expansion in the near future.

City of Mobile
City of Mobile short 170 positions; Hiring and retention challenges discussed

The City of Mobile is facing challenges in hiring and keeping employees, according to data revealed Tuesday during the regular council meeting. There are currently around 170 vacant positions citywide.

Yohan Traore (21) during the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the #16 Auburn Tigers at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC on Saturday, Jan 21, 2023. Steven Leonard/Auburn Tigers
Auburn basketball's Yohan Traore enters transfer portal; Chance Westry reportedly transferring

Just over one week after Auburn’s season came to an end, two of the three signees from the 2022 Auburn basketball class will be entering the transfer portal.

Gulf Shores shooting
Watch: Video shows Gulf Shores shooting; Witness credits police for quick response

New video shows a shooting that happened Monday night in Gulf Shores. Police were first called to the area of The Hangout and Gulf Place around 9 p.m. A suspect was taken into custody, and one victim was transported to the hospital.

Chuck Schumer, Tommy Tuberville
Schumer gripes about Tuberville blocking DoD nominees over VA pro-abortion policy

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is blasting U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for blocking Department of Defense (DoD) appointees due to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and their rule to allow abortion access to servicemembers despite state laws.

A refocused UAB men's basketball team is two wins away from adding to the program's trophy case

UAB hopes it has two more steps in a grinding journey that began with aspirations of the program's second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Mr Smith
Joey Clark: Mr. Smith goes to Goat Hill

Politics, at bottom, is the art and science of administering force and fraud in a publicly legitimate way. That’s the secret recipe to all political sausage-making in Alabama and beyond.

Tamarious Brown getting a chance to shine at linebacker for UAB

For more than a moment, Tamarious Brown thought that the final play of a storybook final high school football season would be the final play of his career.

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