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11:57 am
Sun May 3, 2015

UAB names Ingram Athletic Director

The University of Alabama-Birmingham has its next athletic director.

UAB announced Friday in a news release that high-ranking Temple athletics administrator Mark Ingram will head the university's recently football-deprived athletic program.

AL.com reports Ingram has deep roots in the south, having both played football and worked at Tennessee. Until his hiring, Ingram had been Temple executive senior associate athletics director.

Ingram replaces Brian Mackin, who stepped down days before UAB announced it was disbanding its football program.

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11:54 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Conference set for Monday at Maxwell Air Force Base

A national security conference next week is expected to bring more than 100 people to Maxwell Air Force Base. The three-day annual forum starts Monday and is sponsored by the Air University's Air War College and the secretary of the Air Force. The Montgomery Advertiser reports this year's theme is "Defining America's Role in an Uncertain Word."This year's topics include the civil war in Syria, U.S.-China relations, cyberwarfare and Russia. 

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11:47 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Poarch Band of Creek Indians urge lawmakers to expand gaming

Alabama's only federally recognized tribe is urging state officeholders to explore a compact with the tribe as state legislators talk about gambling as a revenue source. Robert McGhee, the tribe's governmental relations for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, says the tribe feels it has a "better approach" than a proposal to put casinos at four state dog tracks.

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8:45 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Be Kind to Animals Week 1915-2015

Shirley Temple
Credit American Humane Association

Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.  Whether you focus on taking proper care of pets, or compassion for the plight of animals in need, or simply the enjoyment of the beauty animals add to our world, our lives are enriched - especially so by the ones we call our best friends!

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4:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Charges Dropped on UA's Jones, Planned Parenthood attacks, Bo Bikes Bama

Tuscaloosa police have dropped domestic violence charges against Alabama cornerback Cyrus Jones.

Police say that probable cause existed for the charges filed against Jones, but they were dropped because he "in fact attempted to de-escalate the situation by contacting the Tuscaloosa Police Department."

Jones was charged Tuesday night with two domestic violence misdemeanors.  He had allegedly threatened a 22-year-old woman in front of a witness and damaged her phone.

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9:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

College board bill stalls, lawmakers' "attack on women" and UA filmmaker headed to Cannes

University of Alabama student filmmaker Michael Thomas

A bill to create a new independent governing board for Alabama's two-year college system has hit a stumbling block in the Senate.

Yesterday, the state Senate delayed a vote on a bill to remove the junior college system from the oversight of the state Board of Education after one senator raised several objections to the current version.

The state school board is fighting the legislation and, in March, they unanimously approved a resolution opposing the measure.

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4:38 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Mobile Bay accident investigation, Blue Bell cleanup continues,Baldwin County Public Meeting

Authorities are launching an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a sailboat race that ended with three boaters dead and three more missing on the Alabama coast.

A storm with near hurricane-force winds struck Saturday afternoon as dozens of sailboats were completing the 57th annual Dauphin Island Regatta in Mobile Bay.

Forecasters issued weather alerts before and during the race, but sailors have said they didn't know the storms would be so strong.

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9:47 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Baldwin County public forum, Alberta City fundraiser and bill eliminating marriage licenses

Author Kim Cross

After voters rejected a tax hike proposal last month, the Baldwin County Commission and Baldwin County School Board are looking for more input.

There will be a joint public meeting this evening to begin the process of moving forward from the referendum that would have helped pay for a 10 year, $350 million capital construction project.

Charles Gruber is the chairman of the Baldwin County Commission. He believes the referendum was shot down by voters because the public was not able to voice any concerns about the tax.

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4:40 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Same Sex Marriage Vigil, Teacher and Coach arrested in Ashville, Tornado relief fundraiser

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday as to whether state bans on same-sex marriage are federally constitutional. APR’s Alex AuBuchon reports, supporters of same-sex marriage gathered last night at one of The University of Alabama’s most recognizable landmarks.

Dozens of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered near Denny Chimes to take part in a candlelight vigil last night. Advocates shared personal and deeply emotional stories about why gay marriage was important to them.

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10:50 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Candlelight vigil supporting gay marriage, oil cleanup workers may see trial and Opelika drops pre-K

The U.S. Supreme Court began to hear arguments yesterday as to whether state bans on same-sex marriage are federally constitutional.

In Tuscaloosa, advocates gathered in the shadow of Denny Chimes at the University of Alabama for a candlelight vigil in support of gay marriage and gay rights in general.

Meredith Bagley is a communications professor at the University of Alabama and one of the organizers of last night's event. She explains why they chose a candlelight vigil.

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4:38 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Drug abuse summit meeting, Virtual Schools, Severe Weather warning system

Signs of a growing drug abuse problem in Alabama are prompting a summit meeting tomorrow in Montgomery. APR’s Pat Duggins reports the concern is over heroin and a synthetic form of marijuana called spice.

Alabama hospitals reported a rash of drug cases involving the marijuana substitute known as spice starting in mid-March.

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9:14 am
Tue April 28, 2015

New storm warning system, Black Caucus wants redistricting and CFO guilty of health care fraud

Dual polarization radar at NWS Huntsville, AL

Alabamians are remembering the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes that rampaged across the state.

Now, the National Weather Service in Alabama is using a new severe weather warning system.

Stephen Latimer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Huntsville. He says this new system provides more details about the storms.

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4:40 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Tornado Anniversary, Drywall hearings in Louisana, Confederate Memorial Day

Today is the four-year anniversary of the Tornado outbreak that killed more than 200 Alabamians.  The damage was widespread across the state, including Tuscaloosa.

Mayor Walter Maddox rode out the E-F-Four tornado at City Hall.  He says the moments after that were spent surveying the twelve-and-a-half percent of the city that was destroyed in six minutes…

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1:04 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Bentley meets with Cullman County Chamber of Commerce

CULLMAN—Governor Robert Bentley on Monday met with members of the Cullman County Chamber of Commerce to discuss the current budget crisis in the General Fund and the impact to Cullman County if the Legislature’s severe cuts are enacted.

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9:36 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Tuscaloosa Mayor Maddox on tornadoes, Mobile ending veteran homelessness and kayaker, rescuer drown

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox

Today is the four year anniversary of the tornado outbreak that killed more than 200 Alabamians. The damage was widespread across the state, including in Tuscaloosa.

Mayor Walter Maddox rode out the EF4 tornado at Tuscaloosa's City Hall. He says the moments after that were spent surveying the 12.5 percent of the city that was destroyed in just six minutes.

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