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24 min ago | Business Journal

Proceeds from food campaign to benefit Children's of Alabama

The Buy Alabama's Best campaign, which began on Wednesday, will continue through September with some of the proceeds from purchased Alabama food products going to benefit Children's of Alabama, according toa a report from Al.com.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government

3 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Ala woman, son charged in fraud scheme

Authorities say a north Alabama woman and her son have agreed to plead guilty to defrauding an east Alabama health center of more than $100,000.

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7 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

First round of screening done after AU student develops active TB

Officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health say the first round of testing is almost complete following an investigation after an Auburn University student was diagnosed with an active case of pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Auburn University

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Business Journal

Report: Mercedes to make name changes to Alabama-made vehicles

Mercedes Benz will be changing the name of some of its vehicles in 2015, a move that will impact some vehicles produced in Alabama's Vance facility.

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FOX Carolina

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Residents in and around the Cleveland Court Housing Community in Montgomery have a strong message for vandals who destroyed the former home of Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks.

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Alabama Live

Mark Lester 'not naive' of prospects in Alabama's 6th District, hopes to highlight 'ridiculous' gerrymandering

Mark Lester is a smart man. He has taught history and been a well-respected professor at Birmingham-Southern College for more than 20 years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Southern College, Birmingham-Southern College, Homewood, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

First Elmore County Water Festival held at Alabama Nature Center

The Alabama Nature Center collaborated with the Elmore County School System to hold the first Elmore County Water Festival at the Alabama nature Center in Millbrook.

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Related Topix: Elmore County, AL, Millbrook, AL

WTVY Dothan

Sen. Harri Anne Smith Receives Alabama Farmers Federation Endorsement

The Alabama Farmers Federation has voted to endorse State Senator Harri Anne Smith of District 29, representing Houston, Geneva and Dale Counties.

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Related Topix: Geneva, AL, Agriculture, Science, Dale County, AL, Geneva County, AL

Alabama Live

Kick off college football season with a look at vintage postcards from Alabama, Auburn

On Saturday, college football season gets under way and Alabama and Auburn fans can begin the trash talk and bids for yet another national championship in earnest.

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WTVY Dothan

Downtown Dothan Redevelopment Authority Awarded Main Street Alabama Community Award

MONTGOMERY a' Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Mary Helmer, President and State Coordinator of Main Street Alabama announced the winners of the Main Street Alabama Awards of Excellence this afternoon during the aLABama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery.

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Related Topix: Dothan, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alexander City, AL

Alabama Live

Alabama's accursed Republican oligarchy: guest opinion

Alabama is on a political slippery slope. Our descent is being aided by millions of dollars of campaign contributions controlled by a handful of political operatives who obviously believe many Alabama citizens should be only seen - not heard.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, US News, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

MOBIS Alabama continues donation tradition to Catoma Elementary

Team members have been collecting money and school supplies for students. They also gave the school more than $10,000 in school supplies, hundreds of uniforms and 75 cases of papers for teachers.

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Reuters

Defense for Alabama murder suspect cites 'stand your ground' law

An Alabama man charged with stabbing his cousin to death inside the victim's home was lawfully standing his ground, his lawyers told jurors in a trial that concluded its second day on Tuesday, while prosecutors called him a murderer.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense

The Trussville Tribune

Website ranks safest Alabama cities: Where does Trussville rank?

Safe Choice Security has ranked the top 15 safest cities in Alabama based on a 2012 FBI Crime Statistics report.

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Related Topix: Trussville, AL, Helena, AL

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Main Street Alabama announces awards of excellence

The Alabama Attorney General's Office has announced Tuesday that the murder convictions of Karvis Lamar Dennis, Angelo Jermon Frazier and Milas Jason Smith are being upheld but the Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Montgomery, AL

Alabama Live

Have you seen a panther in Alabama? Prove state officials wrong, send us your pictures

Within a few hours of publishing an article on a 'big cat' sighting in Cullman County , AL.com has received dozens of comments from readers saying they have had similar sightings.

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Related Topix: Cullman County, AL, Logan, AL, Winston County, AL

Alabama Live

Governor's failure to expand Medicaid earns him title of 'Dr. Death,' Alabama lawmaker says

Gov. Robert Bentley's steadfast stand against expanding Medicaid in the state is no different than the views of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose advocacy for assisted suicide earned him the name "Dr. Death," a Selma lawmaker said.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Robert Bentley, Law, US Governors, Medicaid, Health, Alabama Government, Medicine

Alabama Live

Here's what Alabama and Ferguson have in common, and it's ugly

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: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Childersburg, AL, Harpersville, AL, York, AL, Opinion

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Risk for AL quakes low, but preparations still made

About 160 people were injured when the quake rocked the wine country Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Fort Payne, AL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Northport fire chief answers Ice Bucket Challenge with a twist

Not only was Monday's challenge an opportuity to keep awareness alive about ALS but it was also an opportunity to bring attention to another issue firefighters battle to prevent every day.

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