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Perry Hooper indicted on sex abuse charges

Former Alabama state Rep. Perry Hooper was indicted on sex abuse charges Friday, according to reports.

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UAB running back DeWayne McBride selected as Doak Walker Award semifinalist

DeWayne McBride is the only Group of 5 running back selected as a Doak Walker Award semifinalist.

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Conecuh County Sheriff's race in question by candidate after second recount ends in incumbent's favor

The race for sheriff in Conecuh County is being contested after one of the candidates questioned some ballots in the race that ended in a tie.

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South Alabama winning more than just football games

South Alabama is one win away from finishing the regular season with a 10-2 record.

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Portion of Amtrak's Gulf Coast route could return after agreement with freight service lines

The portion of the Sunset Limited route east of New Orleans had been shut down since 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. However, Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern Railway, the Alabama State Port Authority and the Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks have been going back and forth on a proposal to get the route between New Orleans and Mobile running again.

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Inmate found dead after wandering off job site in Morgan County; Police suspect suicide

An inmate was found dead Monday night after walking off of a job site in Morgan County. Police say the preliminary investigation indicates the cause of death was suicide.

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‘Stop Judging; Start Healing’ summit to alter language around substance use disorder

"Stop Judging; Start Healing," a summit seeking to reduce the stigma surrounding substance use disorder, will make eight stops in 2023.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks religious freedom on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the so-called Respect for Marriage Act and how this act could severely affect religious institutions with the potential loss of nonprofit status.

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UAB moves into the Sunshine Classic championship game with a victory over South Florida

Javian Davis and KJ Buffen make key contributions to UAB's win over USF in the Sunshine Classic.

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U.S. Rep. Moore cosponsors bill to audit funds sent to Ukraine

The United States has already sent nearly $54 billion in aid to Ukraine, and President Joe Biden has requested that Congress earmark an additional $38 billion in further assistance.

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Saban impressed with Cadillac

Nick Saban may be a Mercedes man, but he is impressed with Cadillac.

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Cadillac, Auburn senior class ready for Iron Bowl

Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams understands the significance of this matchup, of what this rivalry means to not just the players but fans across the state.

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Tuberville sponsors bill to deny visas to Chinese Communists

Tuberville, who has been critical of the Chinese government, said he hopes the bill will stop the “blatant theft” and interference of the CCP.

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Joey Clark: The devil went down to Washington, D.C.

Imagine the devil went down to Washington, D.C., looking for a soul to steal. Instead of looking for who can best carry a tune on the fiddle, the devil is looking for an honest man to compete with him over who can best win political power under American democracy. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith: We gather together

As we gather together with friends and family members to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we would do well to reflect upon both the sacrifices and motivations of those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.

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Report: Lane Kiffin to Auburn; Ole Miss, Kiffin deny rumors

The Auburn coaching search has taken another turn as Jon Sokoloff reports Lane Kiffin will step down at Ole Miss on Friday following Thursday's Egg Bowl and head to Auburn to become the Tigers' 28th head coach.

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Auburn's Oscar Chapman named semifinalist for 2022 Ray Guy Award

Oscar Chapman has been named to the list of 10 semifinalists for the 2022 Ray Guy Award. The award is given to the best punter in college football by the Augusta Sports Council. The semi-finalists for the ward were chosen from a field of 81 nominated candidates. 

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Auburn, Alabama basketball teams remain in top 20 after 4-0 starts

Both Auburn and Alabama boast top 20 teams in the latest Associated Press poll.

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Ivey calls for temporary halt to executions in Alabama — Says 'criminals hijacking the system'

Governor Kay Ivey called for a halt on all executions after a rash of unsuccessful lethal injections has presented a dim view of the state's protocols.

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Alabama Power CEO Mark Crosswhite retiring ‘to spend more time with family’

Alabama Power President and CEO Mark Crosswhite announced Monday his retirement from the company at the end of 2022. 

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Marshall, 21 state AGs petition for health care worker vaccine mandate repeal

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 21 other state attorneys general filed a petition last week with the federal government to repeal its healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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Auburn professor awarded over $600K in damages after conflict with university over football players harbored in single major

An Auburn University professor was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages after being removed as chair of his department for speaking out about the school’s athletic programs’ involvement in academics. 

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks the uncommon courage of Agnes Patterson on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the uncommon courage of Agnes Patterson and her grace in the face of great loss.

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ABC Board's Mac Gipson claims prices would go up if state got out of the retail liquor business

The state government being in the liquor business with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board operating retail stores is seen as a questionable use of power and resources.

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Phil Williams: 'Sweetie and the Sergeant Major'

Have you ever witnessed one of those moments when someone gets pushed a little too far? Or maybe you have experienced that straw-breaking-the-camel's back scenario yourself.

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AG Marshall says electronic bingo halls in Jefferson County may be laundering money

Jefferson County Commission members have not been on the same page regarding allowing the bingo halls to operate, but Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Supreme Court has made it clear the bingo halls are illegal.

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First look at this week in college football

The Iron Bowl grabs most of the attention in the state. It's Alabama's turn to host against

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