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Illegal alien who set Montgomery church on fire sentenced to prison

Xiaoqin Yan, a woman convicted of arson and possessing a firearm by an illegal alien, was sentenced to eight and a half months in prison on federal charges.

Auburn University Alabama News
Report: Free speech on Alabama college campuses mixed — Auburn among best; Alabama A&M, Troy among the worst

The free speech climate on Alabama's public four-year college and university campuses is mixed, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

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Bahama Bob's restaurant in Gulf Shores damaged by fire — 'Thank God everyone got out'

Bahama Bob's in Gulf Shores was damaged in a fire Sunday. The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is unknown.

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Child dies in Jefferson County house fire; Teen brother hospitalized after trying to save him

The Alabama State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire in Jefferson County after a child was killed early Monday and three others were injured.

Troy University Alabama News
FIRE urges Troy to address leaked emails from trustees attempting to redirect research at free market think tank at the behest of Alabama Power, BCA

The Foundation of Individual Rights and Expression addressed a letter last week to Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins urging him to address leaked emails in which he and Troy trustees discuss vetting research topics at a free-market think tank due to complaints from Alabama Power and the Business Council of Alabama.

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Troy, Alabama A&M receive poor ‘red’ rating from campus free speech advocacy group

Nonprofit civil liberties group the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) rated two public four-year schools in Alabama "red" for having some of the most restrictive speech codes in the country.

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Body found in burned-down abandoned Fairfield house yet to be named

A body was found in an abandoned house in Fairfield Tuesday evening by firefighters responding to a fire at the home.

Mobile Home Alabama News
Body of man found shot after mobile home fire in Jefferson County; Hispanic community concerned with investigation

The Jefferson County Coroner identified a man found shot inside a burning home in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 4.

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Body found in Phenix City trailer park month after fire

A body was found Monday in a Phenix City trailer park a month after a fire destroyed a mobile home near Fort Mitchell.

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Space heater may have caused deadly Adamsville fire

Kamron James Stanford, the 18-year-old Adamsville teen who was fighting for his life in a hospital after being severely burned in a...

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Christmas safety tips for your home and your family

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor Each year, first responders see an increase in calls around Christmas. There are more fires and more...

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‘Trying days’: Sanctuary steps at FBC Montgomery damaged

From The Alabama Baptist Still cleaning up from a Sept. 30 arson attack, First Baptist Church Montgomery experienced another destructive...

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Over 1,000 acres burned at Cheaha State Park; Fire could allow for more beauty in spring

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor They say after a storm comes a rainbow, a symbol of hope and a promise of better times ahead. Officials...