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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Collie Conman Nicholas Patterson to be extradited to Alabama

Anyone who had followed various TV legal dramas knows that using credit cards leaves a trail and the collie con man Nicholas Patterson left one that crossed several states using credit cards stolen from his grandparents.

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Related Topix: Shelby County, AL, Family, Kids, Kellyton, AL, University of Montevallo

4 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Three Alabama corrections officers arrested

Three Alabama corrections officers have been arrested and charged in connection with attempting to smuggle drugs into the Russell County Jail, officials announced Friday.

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8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Harper Lee 'Mockingbird Tribute,' filmed at the Alabama Theatre, airs this weekend on...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- If you missed seeing author Marja Mills talk about her new book "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" last week at the Alabama Theatre, you have two chances to watch her this weekend on C-SPAN2's Book TV .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Birmingham, AL, Homewood, AL, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

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Everyone loves bargains - and during the back-to-school season, thousands of Alabamians flock to the shops to stock up on backpacks, clothes, and school supplies.

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14 hrs ago | The Star Press

Legionella bacteria in water at 2 Alabama VA hospitals

High levels of legionella bacteria have been found in the water at the Montgomery and Tuskegee campuses of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care system, posing a health threat to patients.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Health, Legionnaires' Disease

18 hrs ago | Alabama Live

News packs a punch in the gut -- and a few Alabama punch lines, too

About the writer John Archibald is a columnist for the Alabama Media Group. His work appears in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online at AL.com all the time.

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Related Topix: Opinion

22 hrs ago | ABC 33/40

Ala. women's prison installs surveillance system

Alabama Department of Corrections officials say a surveillance system featuring more than 300 cameras has been installed at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, State Prisons, Tutwiler Prison for Women, Prison

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama singer Dexter Roberts takes to Facebook, tells fans why he left 'American Idol'...

Dexter Roberts didn't perform on the "American Idol" tour stop in Birmingham. Nine other finalists from the reality show -- including two other Alabama contestants, Jess Meuse and C.J. Harris -- played to an enthusiastic crowd at the BJCC Concert Hall.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Country, Entertainment

BleacherReport

What 4-Star Rico McGraw's Flip from Georgia to Alabama Means for Dawgs, Tide

Alabama added its second 4-star defensive back commitment this week Thursday, while swiping a key prospect away from an SEC rival.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Alabama report makes ugly VA story uglier still

Can VA health care scandal stories get any more outrageous than the ones we've heard already? Apparently so, when they happen in Alabama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Life, Veteran Affairs

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Shooting victims doubt Bishop-Anderson will get new trial

Some of the survivors of the shooting at the University of Alabama Huntsville echoed the sentiments of the Madison County District Attorney Wednesday, who doubts very much that the woman who pulled the trigger - Amy Bishop-Anderson, will succeed in her recent appeal to overturn her conviction and get a new trial.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama Huntsville

Alabama Live

Four North Alabama men charged with falsifying harvest results to U.S. Department of Agriculture

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Four north Alabama men have been indicted on charges of falsifying grain weights to federal agriculture officials, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham said today.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Birmingham, AL

JD Supra

Alabama Tax Tribunal to Issue Proposed Regulations on July 31

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights II .

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Alabama Live

Birmingham forensic auditor spent $48K defeating Alabama State University's $318K lawsuit

But a spokesman for Birmingham-based Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc. said today they only spent a fraction of that getting the suit tossed from a California court.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University

Business Journal

Why Japanese companies are so interested in Alabama

Total exports to Japan represented more than $684 million from Alabama while total imports were around $1.32 billion, primarily transportation equipment, chemicals, and electronics.

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New York Daily News

Ala. man is faking penis amputation: attorney

An attorney for the two Birmingham doctors accused of pulling off the procedure last month filed two motions Tuesday seeking to dismiss Johnny Lee Banks' lawsuit and sanction his attorney, John Graves.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Alabama Live

What killed small town Alabama, and how we're bringing it back to life

For the most part, interstates and the Internet are useful, convenient tools, but over the last few decades, they helped decimate America's small downtowns.

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Related Topix: Alexander City, AL, Opelika, AL, Oxford, AL

Alabama Live

Huge survey of LGBT Alabamians reveals thoughts on faith, families, and their fears

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Most gay and lesbian Alabamians have lived here for more than 20 years, donate to charitable groups and non-profits, want to have children one day, and many consider faith an important part of their lives, but large percentages of respondents also reported harassment throughout their lives, from school to work to church.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Birmingham, AL, Transgender

Switched

In Push To Protect Big Coal, Alabama Officials Say New EPA Regulations Violate God's Will

Pushing back against new Environmental Protection Agency standards limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, Alabama officials gathered Monday to argue that the new federal policy flouted the Almighty's will by regulating a God-given resource.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Calls Prison Reform Advocates 'Crazy' To Sue State

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley knows his state has a serious prison problem, but he had some harsh words for reform groups suing the state over alleged shortcomings in providing inmates health care, Alabama Media Group reported.

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Related Topix: Prison, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Drugs

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