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2 hrs ago | ABC News

Alabama Man Accused of Lighting Ex on Fire

Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian says 48-year-old Michael Kennedy was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of domestic violence and attempted murder.

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5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Alabama execs still confident, job growth outlook highest since 2006

That's according to the newest Alabama Business Confidence Index from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama.

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Related Topix: University of Alabama

5 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Help make Huntsville nonprofit's dream to build the 'Greenest Tiny Home in Alabama' a...

The nonprofit organization wants to raise $5,000 to build Alabama's first tiny, energy-efficient home.

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6 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Newborn Alabama boy killed in car crash

Authorities say a newborn boy who was injured in a car crash in Monroe County over the weekend has died.

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7 hrs ago | WSFA-TV Montgomery

Rhode Island child sex fugitive found in Ozark

Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

8 hrs ago | Alabama Live

U.S. Space & Rocket Center employees sue for Alabama holidays (See...

The annual moon buggy race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, in Huntsville, Ala.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Huntsville, AL

12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Should we find a way to stave off the downturn of dog racing in Alabama?

The Birmingham Race Course and the Mobile Greyhound Park are on a course to join a growing number of tracks that have closed.

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16 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Former ASU Board member states he regrets picking current president

One of the members who was on the committee that helped select the new president of Alabama State University, is now saying he regrets his decision.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University, Alabama Government, Robert Bentley, US Governors, University of Alabama

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sunherald.com

Whistleblower wins at Supreme Court, but loses pay

Edward Lane's Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn't change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working.

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Related Topix: US News, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Alabama Live

Watch Jacob Coker throw to Amari Cooper, other Alabama football summer workout videos

Pretty much the Zapruder film of the Crimson Tide's offseason workouts, the short clip shows new quarterback Jacob Coker at the outdoor practice fields.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

Reception honoring Governor Bentley held in New Hope

The home of Warren and Isabella Strickland in New Hope was full of their friends and acquaintances Saturday evening.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Robert Bentley

Alabama Live

What's brewing in Alabama? Mobile poised to tap statewide craft beer boom

MOBILE, Alabama - From Monkeynaut IPA by Huntsville's Straight to Ale LLC on tap to a cold bottle of Gadsden-based Back Forty Beer Co.'

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Beer, Drink, Fairhope, AL

Alabama Live

Here's the secret in Alabama: If you call it 'economic development' you can get away with anything

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: US Governors, Bob R. Riley, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Robert Bentley, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Jefferson County, AL, Opinion

Alabama Live

Greyhound racing in Alabama and 6 other states face wagering woes, racing foes

Greyhound racing is illegal in 39 states, and waning interest and profits have shuttered racing in four others.

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Alabama Live

Meet the contestants in tonight's Miss Gardendale Magnolia Festival...

GARDENDALE, Alabama - Ten contestants will compete tonight for two spots in next year's Miss Alabama pageant.

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Related Topix: Gardendale, AL, Fultondale, AL, Trafford, AL, Warrior, AL, Kimberly, AL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

AL crime rate down in 2013, 2014 second consecutive year for decrease

According to a new report the crime rate in Alabama went down 4 percent in 2013.

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The Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama Angels Pageant at Hunter Hills in PrattvilleAlabama Angels...

Alabama Angels Pageant at Hunter Hills in Prattville The Second Annual Alabama Angels at Hunter Hills Church in Prattville, Ala., on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Prattville, AL, Recreational Vehicle, Carriage

NOLA.com

Alabama whistleblower wins at Supreme Court, but loses pay

Edward Lane's Supreme Court victory in a landmark whistleblower case doesn't change the fact he lost his state job and more than half his income while helping convict a state legislator of getting paid for not working.

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Related Topix: US News, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Alabama Live

Birmingham SHOUT, Alabama's only gay film festival, returns Aug. 23-24 with nine movies

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The rights and concerns of transgender people have received a lot of media attention this year, and a transgender actress from Alabama -- Mobile native Laverne Cox, Emmy-nominated co-star of the TV series "Orange Is the New Black" - even graced the cover of Time magazine.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Emmy Awards

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Auburn University joins fight to end child hunger

Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.

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Related Topix: Auburn University, Family, Kids, World News, Africa, Libya

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