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12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Alabama goes all in on ignition controls for drunken drivers, but do they work?

Taking effect this month, a revised law provides for people convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol to install ignition interlock devices that prevent their vehicles from starting if they have a blood-alcohol content of .02 or more.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, AL, Baldwin County, AL

16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Mobile Greyhound Park -- a holdout amid dog racing's slow decline

The bugle sounds minutes before 1:30 p.m., calling anyone willing to place a bet.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Games, Poker

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Alabama Live

University of South Alabama student fatally shot by officer was seeking help, lawsuit says

"It is reasonable to infer that even in his distressed, confused and disoriented mental state, Gilbert Collar knew that he needed help ..." -- lawsuit MOBILE, Alabama - A University of South Alabama student who suffered a fatal gunshot during a confrontation with a campus police officer two years ago was seeking help, according to a federal lawsuit ... (more)

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Related Topix: University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WALA

MCSO: Fundraiser for murder suspect ends in police raid

What started as a fundraiser to help a local murder suspect post bond, ended in a raid by three law enforcement agencies, and 15 arrests.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Alabama Live

Will tax incentives drive the future of retail developments for Mobile?

MOBILE, Alabama - A new regional shopping center near Interstates 65 and 10 in Mobile would not have been possible without a sales tax incentive approved last year by the Mobile City Council and County Commission, the president of the facility's development company said Friday.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Atmore, AL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

Baldwin County schools budget 'on track'; slight increase in penny tax revenue

Local revenues for the Baldwin County school system are slightly higher this year, according to John Wilson, the school system's chief financial officer.

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Related Topix: Baldwin County, AL

Alabama Live

At plaintiffs' request, judge dismisses suit in fatal University of South Alabama shooting

Mobile County Circuit Judge Robert Smith has granted a request by lawyers for the parents of Gil Collar to dismiss the suit in state court.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, Wetumpka, AL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WALA

Warrant leads to Spice trafficking arrest

Mobile County District Attorney officials tell FOX10 that yet another person is behind bars for spiced trafficking.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Alabama Live

Heartstrings pulled: Animals up for adoption at full Mobile County Animal Shelter

MOBILE, Alabama-- If you have room in your family for a pet, the Mobile County Animal Shelter likely has exactly what you're looking for.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Back to school: Publix kicks off school supply fundraiser on July 24

MOBILE, Alabama -- Starting Thursday , Publix grocery store shoppers will have an easy way to contribute toward supplies for Mobile County elementary schools.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Ideas for best digital devices for school, from Mobile County's tech director

MOBILE, Alabama - With the back-to-school sales tax holiday coming up, parents will have a chance for big savings on digital devices for school assignments.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Ipad, Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

New principals assigned to Clark-Shaw Magnet, Envision Virtual schools

Joe Toomey is shown in 2010, monitoring students in the cafeteria at Denton Middle School.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WALA

Constable has arrest record in Mobile County.

Larry sheffield lives in Semmes, and he was elected constable in the last general election in 2012.

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Related Topix: Semmes, AL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man shot in Alabama had Crestview roots

Jeffery Carter McMillan, who was gunned down outside a Spanish Fort, Ala., bar shortly after mid-night Sunday, had only recently located to Alabama from Crestview.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL

Alabama Live

Hawk the puppy rescued from storm drain, check out how he got his name

Hawk the puppy is shown clinging to a skateboard at the bottom of a storm drain on Monday, July 21, 2014.

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Alabama Live

Mobile man accused of rape, sodomy, kidnapping turns himself in to authorities

MOBILE, Alabama -- A man accused of holding a woman against her will and assaulting her over several hours turned himself in to authorities on Sunday, according to records from Mobile County Metro Jail.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Mobile County school board spends $1M on land for Lott Middle, Citronelle High schools

The Mobile County school board has approved spending about $1 million to buy land near the existing Lott Middle and Citronelle High schools as part of its construction and renovation plans.

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Related Topix: Citronelle, AL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Dauphin Island's schoolhouse received support during the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

The 81st Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo weekend offered people a chance to help preserve the island's little red schoolhouse.

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Related Topix: Dauphin Island, AL, Mobile, AL, Coden, AL

Alabama Live

Mobile County Constable charged with murder

Mobile County Constable Larry Lambert Sheffield was arrested Sunday and charged with murder after police say he shot someone in the parking lot of Traders.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Semmes, AL

WALA

Suspect, Larry Sheffield

A Mobile County Constable is charged with murder after police said he shot and killed a man outside a local bar on the Causeway early Sunday.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Semmes, AL

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