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    Donald Trump elected president

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - 2:29 a.m. Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold. Voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to...

    Jones, Shelby on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to Supreme Court

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court Monday night, filling the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The United States Senate confirmed Barrett by a vote of 52-48. Here's what Alabama's two senators, Democrat Doug...

    Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind

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    QUINCY, Mass. – Festive meals, flickering lights and holiday decorations are all hallmarks of the holiday season. However, Christmas trees, candles, electrical decorations and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one of the leading months for...

    Trump administration removes more abortion protections; Ivey responds

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    Gov. Kay Ivey, seen here on Monday, Jan.15, 2018 in Montgomery, on Friday voiced her support of President Donald Trump's actions on abortion. / Photo: Governor's Office, Hal Yeager MONTGOMERY - The Trump administration on Friday further solidified its stance on fighting abortion, announcing two...

    NASA TV to air first US commercial crew port relocation on Space Station

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    HOUSTON, TX. - NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts aboard the International Space Station will mark another first for commercial spaceflight Monday, April 5, when the four astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to prepare for the arrival of new crew members in late April and the...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief supporting religious charity’s right to hire people who share its faith

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the religious liberty of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  The Mission is seeking Supreme Court review of a recent ruling by...

    FEMA to reimburse families for funerals of loved ones who died from COVID-19

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Monday FEMA announced it is setting up a program to help reimburse families funeral costs of loved who died from COVID-19.   The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during...

    AG Marshall joins 13-state coalition in suit to stop Biden’s ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit Wednesday to block the Biden administration's ban on all future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands.  “Seven days after President Biden was sworn into office,...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall announces court win against Biden administration that lifts ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that in response to a lawsuit filed by Alabama and 12 other states, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to lift its ban on all new oil and gas leasing and...

    NASA names headquarters after ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced this week the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C. will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. The naming was official Friday. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated...

    USDA seeks applications for Rural Energy for America Program

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand recently invited applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements, conduct energy audits and provide development assistance. The funding is...

    USPS to raise shipping rates, stamps rising in cost by July 10, 2022

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    WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022.  According to information released on July 6 state, “The new prices, if favorably reviewed, include a two-cent increase...

    NASA, SpaceX sign joint spaceflight safety agreement

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA and SpaceX have signed a joint agreement to formalize both parties’ strong interest in the sharing of information to maintain and improve space safety. This agreement enables a deeper level of coordination, cooperation and data sharing, and defines the arrangement,...

    Census Bureau ramps up hiring efforts for 2020 Census

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. The positions offer...

    Conservative leaders react to death of Rush Limbaugh

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    PALM BEACH, Fla. - Conservative radio host, author, political commentator and giant in American media, Rush Hudson Limbaugh III, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer. Limbaugh announced last year that his cancer was terminal. Limbaugh, wrote USA Today, was a...

    Cullman woman, Arab man charged with capital murder in death of Birmingham couple

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    Kristen Gullion, left, and Zachary Phillips, right (WVTM13) BIRMINGHAM -  A Cullman woman and Arab man have been charged in connection with the death of an elderly Birmingham couple, police announced Tuesday night. The Tribune's Birmingham news partner, WVTM13, reported late Tuesday night that Zachary Taylor...

    Identity of five US Navy sailors killed in San Diego helicopter crash released

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - The United States Navy released the identities of the five sailors who were killed when their helicopter crashed off the coast of San Diego on August 31. The MH-60S was operating from the USS Abraham Lincoln. One sailor survived the crash...

    Return to the Great Smoky Mountains: Gatlinburg

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    New attractions like the “tree-based” family adventure park Anakeesta are appearing along Gatlinburg’s main thoroughfares. / W.C. Mann GATLINBURG - Right in the heart of Gatlinburg’s tourist district the main road forks, and in the fork sits the iconic (at least to us hill country...

    Biden takes office

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States Wednesday, inheriting what the Associated Press referred to as “a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.” “Amid a devastating pandemic and the threat of...

    Huntsville man pleads guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS

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    Aziz Ihab Sayyed / Madison County HUNTSVILLE - Earlier this week, a one-count information was filed charging Aziz Ihab Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, Alabama, with attempting to provide services and personnel, namely himself, to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign...

    Go, Dragon, go! First crewed space launch from American soil since 2011

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Private spaceflight developer SpaceX and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday afternoon launched two astronauts on a test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon space vehicle lifted by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, the first time since the...

    NASA, SpaceX to launch 2nd Commercial Crew rotation mission to International Space Station

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - NASA and SpaceX are continuing a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 is the second crew rotation mission with four astronauts...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall leads 17 states in Supreme Court brief supporting religious charity’s right to hire people who share its faith

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall led a coalition of 17 states in filing a brief Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the religious liberty of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.  The Mission is seeking Supreme Court review of a recent ruling by...

    Kremlin announces refusal to honor Geneva Convention with two Alabamian detainees

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    Two Alabamian veteran volunteers in the Ukrainian war, Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, of Hartselle, and Alexander John Robert Drueke, of Tuscaloosa, were taken by the Russian forces near Kharkiv, approximately 25 miles from the border with Russia. Huynh, 27, a Marine veteran, and Drueke, 39,...

    Federal student loan repayment pause extended through August 2022

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - Earlier this month, the Biden administration and U.S. Department of Education announced they were extending the current pause of federal student loans along with interest and collections. The extension will run through August 31, 2022. With many borrowers still feeling the negative...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall warns President Biden to drop illegal vaccine mandate or face lawsuit

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. —Attorney General Steve Marshall warned President Joe Biden that he will face a lawsuit if his administration proceeds with his mandate that private-sector employees either get a COVID-19 shot, submit to weekly testing or be fired. Attorney General Marshall joined a coalition...

    ATF: AL concealed-carry permits no longer acceptable in place of background checks

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Monday issued an advisory to all Alabama federal firearms licensees (FFLs) saying, in part, "In the interest of public safety, and effective immediately, FFLs in Alabama may...

    ‘Find a way to serve’

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    COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. This gathering of volunteers and patriots takes place in local and national...

    NASA to air briefing, spacewalks to upgrade space station

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - Crew members from International Space Station Expedition 66 will conduct two spacewalks Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 23, to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory. NASA will discuss the upcoming spacewalks during a news conference at 2:00 p.m. EDT Monday, March...

    Bremen’s Stan and Suzanne Wood named Southern Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) on Wednesday announced four Tree Farmer families from among more than 70,000 certified Tree Farmers as this year’s Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. They are:   South: Stan and Suzanne Wood of Bremen, Alabama...

    Cullman native Jack St. John appointed General Services Administration general counsel

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    Jack St. John (Courtesy of www.gsa.gov) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the appointment of Jack St. John as general counsel. St. John will oversee the Office of General Counsel, which consists of more than 130 attorneys nationwide, and serve...

    Peace Corps celebrating 60th anniversary in March

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1, the Peace Corps celebrates 60 years since President John F. Kennedy established the agency in 1961. The anniversary of the Peace Corps commemorates international peace and friendship, volunteerism and service. In that time, Alabama has produced 1,254 Peace...

    Lawmakers, leaders react to Bentley’s resignation, Ivey as new governor

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    ALABAMA - Reactions from lawmakers and leaders around the state are pouring in following the resignation of Alabama's 53rd governor, Robert Julian Bentley. Bentley resigned amidst allegations he covered up an affair with an aide and plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in relation to...

    Local officials meet with British MP David Duguid during stop in Cullman

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    CULLMAN – Mr. David Duguid, of the Scottish Conservative Party and a Member of British Parliament (MP) for Banff and Buchan since June 2017, recently visited Cullman with U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt. Mr. Duguid is a participant in the 41st Annual British-American Parliamentary Group...

    FBI warns: scams on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic; IRS advice on stimulus payments

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning people that the rise in fear due from the COVID-19 pandemic is also giving rise to increased efforts on the part of scammers to steal your money through fraudulent donations or schemes to...

    Aderholt: Bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will be released within 10 days

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    U.S. Rep Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama CULLMAN - Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer may have been the featured guest speaker at Saturday’s Cullman County Republican meeting, but it was U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R- Alabama who stole the show.  All eyes were fixed on Aderholt as...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right of Catholic Social Services to assist in Philadelphia’s foster care system without having to surrender the group’s religious beliefs.    “Alabama and...

    NASA statement on National Aerospace Week

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    WASHINGTON D.C. - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on National Aerospace Week, hosted by Aerospace Industries Sept. 13-17. This week recognizes innovations from aerospace manufacturers, suppliers and workforce. “As we mark the 11th anniversary of National Aerospace Week, the Biden-Harris...

    ‘To prevent and deter’: Trump’s statement on Syria strike

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    By The Associated Press Text of President Donald Trump's statement on Thursday night's cruise missile strike on Syria, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent,...

    Convicted murderer Charles Manson dead at 83

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    LOS ANGELES - Cult leader and murder mastermind Charles Manson, whose name became synonymous with horrific crime in 1969, has died, according to a media release from the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. Below is the media release, in full: Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died...

    Shipping deadlines to meet while online Christmas shopping

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In order for your holiday packages to arrive by Dec. 24, frequently used shipping services have provided their recommended last days to ship by. The last day to ship with UPS Ground varies depending on the cities being shipped from and to,...

    Attorney General Steve Marshall defends free speech and religious rights of embattled cakebaker Jack Phillips

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed an amicus brief supporting the free speech right of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado to decline to create a custom cake celebrating a gender transition.  Jack Phillips is a devout Christian who makes custom cakes at his family-owned...

    Recent drop in lumber prices doesn’t tell full story

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After a year of record-high lumber prices, headlines across the country are reporting a 40% plunge in prices since May. However, this staggering statistic doesn’t tell the full story. The bottom line? Lumber prices are still immensely higher than before...

    Opioid crisis: national public health leaders offer advice to local communities

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    BALTIMORE - At “America’s Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact,” a national summit conference at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday, Oct. 30, public health leaders and political leaders who have been involved in confronting drug abuse through their...

    ALGOP statement on Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. attorney general

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    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama MONTGOMERY - On Friday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama will serve in his cabinet as U.S. Attorney General. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement on the nomination: "The Alabama Republican Party is...

    NASA to conduct 2nd hot fire test of rocket for Artemis moon missions

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    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - NASA is planning the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. The team is targeting Thursday, Feb. 25 for the...

    Moore responds again to allegations of sexual misconduct

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    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) MONTGOMERY - Judge Roy Moore responded again today to allegations that surfaced Thursday morning in a report from The Washington Post that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, and an assistant district attorney, in...

    Roy Moore: ‘I don’t even know the woman’

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    Roy Moore addresses the media Monday evening. Photo credit: ABC 33/40 CULLMAN - A fifth accuser came forward on Monday, alleging that Judge Roy Moore, Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager. In a press conference Monday afternoon, Attorney...

    Aderholt issues statement on Sessions

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama today released the following statement regarding allegations of improper meetings between then Sen. Jeff Sessions and Russian diplomats. “The unsubstantiated allegations about Russian coordination are becoming almost like the ‘birther’ issue of the Democratic party,” said Robert...

    Alabama AG Strange seeks to replace Sessions in Senate

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he will seek the U.S. Senate seat left open if incumbent Jeff Sessions is confirmed to be attorney general under president-elect Donald Trump. Gov. Robert Bentley would appoint Sessions' interim replacement until there's an election...

    Biden administration drops Critical Race Theory from education program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Biden administration decision to back away from mandating Critical Race Theory in a public school history grant program is the result of strong opposition from the American people to the controversial and misguided race-based doctrine being injected...

    Jeff Sessions confirmed as attorney general

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    Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (RNN) - The Senate has confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General. Sessions was confirmed by a vote of 52-47. He needed...

    Dept. of Homeland Security issues National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a “heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.” The bulletin is set to expire...

    Cullman EMA’s Little wins prestigious 2018 IAEM-USA Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award

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    Left to right: Commissioner Kerry Watson, Cullman County EMA Director Phyllis Little, Commissioner Garry Marchman and Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker pose for a photo in July, when Little was awarded the Pat Neuhauser Spirit of Emergency Management Award. On Oct. 24, Little was awarded...