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24 min 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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4 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

Alabama Live

Alabama's EWTN fights to maintain religious liberty in America: opinion

Around the time of our nation's founding, the world was ruled by the whims of men.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Opinion

Detroit News

Author Harper Lee says she didn't OK new book about her

The reclusive author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in small-town Alabama.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, Drama Movies, To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Ozark woman, child held at knife point, sexually assaulted; nationwide manhunt on for suspect

A nationwide search is now underway for the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Ozark resident David Pitts.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Audit turns up problems involving Alabama Music Hall of Fame

Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.

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Fox News

Alabama man claims genitals mistakenly amputated

An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Rolando McClain found guilty of misdemeanor charges

Coffee County Officials say a babysitter has been arrested and is charged with endangering a child after she left three children in a tub alone while she went to the store.

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Related Topix: University of South Alabama

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