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CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — A new nonprofit aimed at recognizing young women for their volunteer spirit will hold its first-ever statewide pageant next week at Wallace State Community College.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than half of Alabama elementary school teachers are now trained in the science of reading, and the state is seeing major increases in summer learning participation, according to a recent report by the Alabama Reading Initiative.

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama, health officials said Friday as the state's largest public school district prepared to switch to virtual classes because so many staffers are out.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The engineering dean at Auburn University is the lone remaining finalist to become president after two other candidates refused to visit campus unless they were guaranteed the job, the school said Friday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers, attempting to decide how to spend more than $500 million in pandemic relief funds, on Thursday generally agreed on funding broadband and water and sewer projects but disagreed about whether to steer some money to state parks.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Huntsville police officer charged with capital murder in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend from Georgia no longer works for the department, where he spent more than two years, the chief said Thursday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Business owner Tim James appealed to evangelical Christian voters as he opened his Republican campaign for Alabama governor Wednesday, railing against the threat of “godless Marxism,” quoting scripture and claiming God has called the conservative state to lead the nation.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged lawmakers to use federal pandemic relief on longstanding problems such as broadband access and water and sewer infrastructure, but also praised Alabama's legal effort to block the Biden administration's vaccine mandates.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers returned to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2022 legislative session against a backdrop of rising coronavirus cases and looming elections, faced with major decisions including how to use the state's remaining pandemic relief funds.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer charged with capital murder in the shooting of his pregnant girlfriend has asked a judge to bar the public from seeing any written documents or attending hearings about the case.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Huntsville police officer was charged with capital murder and jailed without bond in the off-duty killing of his pregnant girlfriend, who was shot to death in a car, court records showed Monday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials say federal rules do not appear to block the state’s plan to use $400 million in pandemic relief funds to build prisons, although the U.S. Treasury Department document states that new prisons are generally not an eligible use of the money.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — They didn’t really have a choice. After Huntsville couple Danny and Susan Davis decided to shut-down the music venue component at Tangled String Studios in July 2020 amid the pandemic’s devastating early phase, they had to expand the guitar-making side of their multip…

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Members of a 410-person Alabama high school marching band that led off this year's Tournament of Roses Parade with “Yankee Doodle Dandy” have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning home from California.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court rejected the appeal Friday of a one-time campus security officer convicted of reckless manslaugher in the death of his wife, an online adult model whose body was found outside their suburban home.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Books-A-Million executive Lew Burdette, who now heads a nonprofit that provides shelters and group homes for abused women and children, announced Tuesday that he is running for governor of Alabama against fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala (AP) — Frigid temperatures and minor icing were reported in north Alabama on Friday, but the region avoided widespread problems from a second round of wintry precipitation in a week.

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A chemical manufacturing company faces more than $230,000 in fines after a federal investigation found exposure to toxic chemicals led to the deaths of two employees and sickened another last summer.

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Schools shut down or switched to online classes Thursday and road crews got ready for a bitter blast as forecasters said north Alabama was in store for frigid temperatures and a second round of frozen precipitation this week.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republicans in the Alabama House of Representatives said Wednesday that abolishing the permit requirement to carry a concealed handgun will be among their top priorities in the upcoming legislative session.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With most of Alabama’s population still not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, major hospitals are dealing with an influx of patients and asking people to limit emergency room visits as the highly contagious omicron variant takes hold.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s state health officer on Tuesday said the highly infectious omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire in Alabama as the state sets record numbers for cases.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Businesswoman Jessica Taylor dropped out of Alabama's U.S. Senate race Tuesday and threw her support behind Mike Durant in the Republican primary.