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1 hr ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Central, southeast Alabama abnormally dry

The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor says parts of central and southeastern Alabama are drier than normal.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

WALA

Alabamians sound off to illegal children coming to Montgomery

The U.S. federal government has put Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery on a list, along with five other military bases in the U.S., that could make it the next safe haven for the children.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Alabama Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Alabama Live

Alabama Education Association says Republican primary efforts a success

The Alabama Education Association calls its effort in legislative races in this year's Republican primary a success, partly because it helped knock off six GOP incumbents in the House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News

Alabama Live

Fans raise a beer, pack the house for first of 2 Luke Bryan concerts at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Nothing at all, if you're a Luke Bryan fan. The country singer has become a bona-fide superstar with his " bro country" stance and party-hearty style.

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Related Topix: Luke Bryan, Country, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Alabama, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Alabama State Trustee Elton Dean says he will step down, Trustee Marvin Wiggins refuses

Gov. Robert Bentley requested this week that Alabama State University trustees Marvin Wiggins, left, and Elton Dean step down due to conflicts of interest.

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

Folio Weekly

How Emmylou Harris Became Americana's Leading Lady

For years, I thought of Emmylou Harris as just another aging country singer - one of a hundred my middle-aged mom and music-loving aunt adored.

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Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Country, Pop/Rock, The Byrds, Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons, Rodney Crowell

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Jefferson County.

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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Lawsuit: Man went for circumcision, doctors amputated genitals

A Jefferson County man is suing his doctors and a local hospital, alleging that he went in for a circumcision but when he woke up, doctors had amputated his genitals.

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The Heard Citizen

Alabama Authorities Continue to Search for Alleged Rapist

Randolph County Sheriff's Department requests the public's assistance in looking for Billy Lamar "Vic" Keith, 36, of Woodland.

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K102

The 'Juicy Lucy' named Minnesota's unofficial comfort food

"You know something is a comfort food when it is the most American of cheeses stuffed into the most American of burgers and griddled up so that it comes out as the most American of oozing messes.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza

Alabama Live

State pays $75,000 for rights to 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Members of the band were familiar with Alabama because, from 1970-'72, they recorded at the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield.

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Related Topix: Muscle Shoals, AL, Sheffield, AL, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pop/Rock

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Obamacare nets nearly $1 million in insurance refunds to split among 10,000 in Alabama

More than 10,000 people in Alabama will get refunds averaging $111 per family from certain health insurance companies, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce today.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Healthcare Law, Law

Alabama Live

Bentley says national leaders should look to Alabama as model for running government

National leaders would do well to look at the Heart of Dixie as a model for how to run a government, Gov. Robert Bentley said Wednesday.

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

Alabama Live

Historic plea: Fairfield teen eligible for parole despite capital murder plea in slaying...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A teen who pleaded guilty Tuesday to five counts of capital murder in the 2012 shooting deaths of five men will be eligible for parole in less than 15 years, an official with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole has confirmed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fairfield, AL, Birmingham, AL

Alabama Live

A $1,000 handcrafted pen? Check out these writing instruments made in Alabama

COLUMBIANA, Alabama - Phil Morris has been turning pens from his garage workshop crating one of a kind instruments ranging from functional to ornate.

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Related Topix: Columbiana, AL, Shelby County, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors, Tuscaloosa, AL, Talladega County, AL

Commercial Dispatch

Alabama picked for historic march exhibit

With the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march coming up next year, the National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University as one of the locations for exhibits honoring the historic 1965 march and its impact on American government.

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Related Topix: Alabama State University, Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail, US National Parks

Alabama Live

'No Labels' will keep Alabama representatives accountable: reader opinion

In this age of broken government and extreme partisanship, there are a group of "Problem Solvers" in Congress, who have committed to "Make Government Work" simply by refusing gridlock and agreeing to meet together to find common ground and work through issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Opinion

Alabama Live

Do you or someone you know enjoy eating breakfast with geniuses? Alabama Launchpad can...

Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and it's making waves all over the place in and around the startup community here in Birmingham.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Robert Bentley

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Henry County BOE Members Refocus After Disagreement Ends Meeting

After an abrupt ending to a Henry County Board of Education meeting last week, elected officials went back to the drawing board to learn how they can better serve the school district.

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WSFA-TV Montgomery

Court ruling could affect Alabama healthcare customers

A pair of court decisions on Tuesday, sent mixed messages to Alabamians who purchased healthcare plans on the federally run exchange.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Tax, US Governors, Robert Bentley

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