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

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Alabama factory brings rocket science to life

The one-of-a-kind plant is hidden on an industrial road in Morgan County. The ULA rockets made there help create the constellation of satellites overhead that shape life in the 21st century.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US Military, Vandenberg Air Force Base, US Air Force, Redstone Arsenal, AL

Alabama Live

Nearly 750,000 visit National Park Service sites in Alabama in 2013

The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve

Alabama Live

Is Harper Lee an Alabama or Auburn fan? Here's a clue from the book 'The Mockingbird Next Door'

Nelle Harper Lee attended the University of Alabama, but her brother, Edwin Lee, went to Auburn.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Life, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Entertainment

Sunherald.com

MSU raiding Alabama for football talent

Mississippi State landed two players from the state of Alabama on Friday -- Pinson Valley running back Nick Gibson and Hoover wide receiver Justin Johnson.

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Related Topix: University of Tulsa

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

New signs to say 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama'

John Cooper, left, Alabama Department of Transportation Director, and Lee Sentell, Alabama Department of Tourism and Travel Director, unveil the new 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama' sign on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pop/Rock, Muscle Shoals, AL, Entertainment

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