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3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jeremiah Denton, American war hero and Alabama senator, laid to rest in Arlington National...

Jeremiah Denton, an American hero from the Vietnam war and former Alabama senator, was laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mo Brooks, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Alabama Government

4 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Alabama's Volunteer Fire Departments Not Alone in Recruiting Struggles

Volunteer firefighters help communities in ways both obvious - fighting fires- and overlooked - improving communities' home insurance rates through ISO ratings.

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Related Topix: Fire

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Apollo 11 anniversary: A look back at the headlines made by the historic flight

Moons with giant footprints on them, editorials with soaring language to mark the moment, and a guest column by Wernher von Braun himself.

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10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Bizarre histories from 11 of Alabama's most unusual graves

E ver see an unusual epitaph on a headstone and want to know the rest of the story? Maybe it's just me.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Prison, Franklin, AL

12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Here's what's keeping Alabama 44th in child well-being rankings

The well-being of Alabama's children improved over the past 12 months, although not enough to get the state out of the bottom of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count rankings.

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Related Topix: Kids, Health Insurance, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Court fees, fines may be a tough price to pay

Alabama's court system finds itself in headlines not just from Birmingham to Mobile, but on up to New York City and across the country regarding how defendants in the Yellowhammer State sometimes turn to crime in order to pay off court fees and fines from the last criminal conviction.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jefferson County, AL

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Raycom to host statewide broadcasts of Alabama high school football games

Starting with the 2014 season, Raycom and the Alabama High School Athletics Association are teaming up to bring you all the action with the Game of the Week.

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KSL-TV

Alabama State picked for historic march exhibit

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University

WAFF-TV Huntsville

A weekend of music in the TN Valley

If you're in the mood for a little night music this next weekend, the WAFF Events page has lots of fun, family-friendly concerts and shows that will have you tapping along with the beat.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

The Washington Post

Carrying a gun into a congressional building, as the Founders intended

Why they arrested Ryan Shucard last week, I shall never know. All he did was bring your basic 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun into the U.S. Capitol , upon which, in clear violation of what the Founders intended - right, Justice Antonin Scalia? - he was seized and later had to appear in D.C. Superior Court where, thank God, he was eventually released ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sports

Philly.com

Common's 'Nobody's Smiling' looks at Chicago's realities with hope

Alabama-born gospel-reared rocker Lee Bains spends a lot of time thinking about Southern identity on the excellently titled Dereconstructed.

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Related Topix: Common, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock, NRBQ, Music, Entertainment

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Keep your snakes and clowns to yourself: Where Alabama ranks on the list of 'scariest'...

Admit it. Clowns are a little creepy. And snakes aren't much better. Add shark attacks, spiders and dental visits to the list and you have the things nightmares are made of.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

Alabama Live

How Greg Albritton won runoff despite losing big in Alabama Senate district's most populous county

"I believe I was ZIP code-challenged there," Albritton said. "But I do have some work to do there."

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Related Topix: Baldwin County, AL, Conecuh County, AL, Bay Minette, AL, Mobile County, AL, Brewton, AL

Marietta Times

Democratic planners assessing Birmingham for 2016

Already on the upswing with a revitalized downtown and a trendy feel, Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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Alabama Live

This day in Huntsville history: Gov. Siegelman's anti-domestic violence initiative benefits North Alabama groups

Gov. Don Siegelman gets ready to deliver his State of the State to a joint session of the legislature.

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Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, US News, Auburn University

Alabama Live

How an emergency kit for homeless and poor lined pockets of Alabama contractor who ran health centers

As the inspectors wrote after their May 2011 site visit: "Only 400 of the 3,000 SHEP kits purchased with grant funds have been distributed to patients or local residents."

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Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, Tuskegee, AL

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Lee County deputies seize $14,000 in cash, marijuana in raids

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office seized a quantity of methamphetamine, four pounds of marijuana and $14,000 in cash Friday during separate drug raids in east Alabama.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Alabama Live

AL.com journalists in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile win Alabama Associated Press Media...

Some of the award winners from AL.com after the Alabama Associated Press Media Editors awards on Saturday in Birmingham, including, front row, left to right, Staci Brooks, former Birmingham community news director who is now special projects manager for Alabama Media Group; Nikki Seaborn, copy desk chief; Kathryn Jacoby, Birmingham managing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Journalism, Birmingham, AL, Huntsville, AL

Alabama Live

Rising cattle, beef prices cited as likely factors in Alabama livestock thefts

State rural crime investigators, ranchers and agriculture officials say they suspect rising prices for cattle and beef as likely factors in livestock thefts in Alabama and elsewhere.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Boaz, AL, Etowah County, AL

Alabama Live

Charges not filed against Alabama man caught with knife in shoe by Detroit TSA agents

The Alabama man recently found smuggling a knife in a shoe while going through airport security, having escaped detection at Huntsville International Airport, has still not been charged.

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