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Alabama closer to drive-through alcohol sales

The Alabama House passed a bill Tuesday to let licensed retailers sell beer or wine through a walk-up window or drive-through. The bill passed 67 to 20 and now moves to the Senate.

Alabama prosecutors want inmate stimulus checks to go to crime victims

Alabama lawmakers vote to ban trans girls from female teams

Bill would ban state enforcement of federal gun laws

Proposal in Alabama to up protection for Confederate statues

Aniah’s Law passes in Legislature, will go on statewide ballot

  Fire chiefs, construction officials express concern about HB220

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Gov. Kay Ivey announces public-private partnership to benefit the State Parks System

Medical marijuana clears another hurdle to becoming legal in Alabama

A legacy continues; Daisy P. Swinton Scholarship now available for nursing students

Alabama Court Hears Appeal in Toforest Johnson Death Row Case

3rd person arrested in stolen Confederate monument case

Alabama Senate passes lottery, gaming legislation

Teen charged in deaths of Rod and Paula Bramblett gets youthful offender status

Taylor was 16 at the time of the deadly crash, he is now 18.

Bill would restore voting rights for people who were once incarcerated

Last week, Faith in Action sent a letter of support to State Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R), speaker of the Alabama State House, calling on the state House of Representatives to vote to pass Senate Bill 118.

  Get ready for another gas tax increase in a few months

Get ready for another gas tax increase in a few months. It’s part of the consecutive increase over the last few years to help fund road and bridge projects.

Selma teen dies in shootout between 2 others

It was a tragic weekend beyond comprehension for three Selma families. One teen is dead. Two more are charged in connection with his murder, according to police.

Gov. Ivey signs alcohol delivery bill

A Gift for the Ages

Investigators say Florence man arrested for drug trafficking

Ozark, Ala. veterinarian charged with 2 counts of animal cruelty

Statewide missing, endangered person alert for Dadeville woman canceled

Former Limestone Co. Superintendent pleads guilty in fraud case

  Senator Tommy Tuberville visits metro Birmingham, answers questions

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) stopped in Birmingham and the metro area Wednesday, April 7 to tour Vulcan Materials Company and the Hoover Forensics Lab.

‘Enough meth for approximately 1,120 single uses’: Huge drug bust in Tuscumbia

During the searches, agents located and seized approximately 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 5.5 pounds of marijuana, digital scales and drug packaging materials.

Alabama medical marijuana bill passes another legislative hurdle

The House judiciary committee approved the bill.

Alabama Shakes drummer out of jail, released on bond

A judge granted Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson a bond of $26,500 for child abuse charges, two probation violations, and violation of protection order.

Bill to allow yoga in Alabama K-12 schools passes Senate committee

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill allowing K-12 schools to have yoga as an elective class.

Committee passes bill requiring school districts create open enrollment policies

The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

Chair honoring Jefferson Davis apparently stolen from Alabama cemetery, held for ransom

Selma police are investigating an odd ‘whodunit’ after alleged thieves made off with a piece that had been quietly sitting for more than a century in a historic cemetery until March 19.

Alcohol delivery bill headed to Gov. Ivey’s desk

The bill, that passed Tuesday, would allow for beer, wine and spirits to be shipped directly to homes.

Gov. releases new mask signage for businesses

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released new signs for Alabama business owners to encourage employees and patrons to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SBA offering disaster assistance to people, businesses affected by January tornado

The declaration covers Jefferson County and Bibb, Blount, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties.

New York man, Hoover wife accused of trying to support, fight for ISIS

Investigators said Bradley and his wife Muthana, of Hoover, who has also expressed her support for ISIS, were arrested while attempting to travel together by cargo ship to the Middle East to join and fight for ISIS.

World War II, Korean War Veteran honored with commendation, parade for 97th birthday

Dr. Donald E. Hayhurst celebrated his 97th birthday with a commendation from Gov. Ivey, complete with a parade and ceremony organized by the City of Millbrook and the American Red Cross.

Missing Person Alert for woman out of Tallapoosa County

Investigators said Lane, 49, may be living with a condition that may impair her judgement.

UPDATE: Missing toddlers found safe in Mobile County, father in custody

MCSO tells FOX10 News the suspect is in custody and the children are safe.

Ivey: Ala. has lowest unemployment rate in Southeast

Alabama has a 4% unemployment rate.

Bill allowing yoga in Alabama public schools stalls in committee

The bill would reverse the current ban on yoga in K-12 public schools.

  Effort to make public records more accessible clears first legislative hurdle

Alabama’s law consistently ranks among the worst in the country in terms of accessibility to open records and government transparency.

Special primary election Senate District 14 & House District 73 statewide results

There were 5,970 total ballots cast Tuesday.

Families, protesters line up outside Statehouse against transgender bills

Protestors stood outside the Statehouse speaking out against bills they say would limit rights for transgender minors.

Gov. Ivey declares State of Emergency for 46 counties

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties ahead of the today’s severe weather.

In Senate race, combative Brooks leans into Trump ties

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks says he is better known to voters than when he ran for Senate and lost four years ago.

Alabama lawmakers weigh in on gun control legislation

Several people in Congress say it’s time for gun control legislation, but there is pushback from leaders in Alabama.

Ala. AG joins 12 states filing suit to stop suspension on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands

Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit Wednesday to block the Biden administration’s suspension on all future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal lands.

Montgomery Fire Rescue donates truck to Lipscomb Fire Dept.

The Montgomery Fire Rescue Department donated a Fire Pumper truck to Lipscomb Fire in Jefferson County and Fire Chief Jay Jennings.

A Step Back in Time

For a step back in time in Cullman’s Historic District there’s a spot called Ashley Mercantile where the feeling is definitely old school.

Montgomery City Council candidate dead after Sunday stabbing

Montgomery police have charged a man with murder after a fatal stabbing Sunday.

Former Limestone superintendent and others set to plead guilty in fraud case

Former Superintendent Tom Sisk is set to plead guilty in the ongoing fraud case involving Athens and Limestone County.

Senator Tuberville passes on questioning Dr. Fauci; compares him to NFL superstar

This praise just one day after the senator told reporters he was unhappy with the vaccine rollout.

  Storm damage in Billingsley

Homes were destroyed and damaged in Billingsley during Wednesday’s storms.

Alabama House approves bill to ban transgender athletes

Alabama could become the next conservative state to prevent transgender girls from playing on female sports teams.

Ala Attorney General joins 20 states in filing suit to block Biden’s plan to revoke Keystone XL Pipeline permit

The multistate lawsuit led by Montana and Texas was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

  ‘It could have been much worse’: Gov. Ivey releases statement after Wednesday’s severe storms

Areas in Jefferson, Chilton, Cullman, Tuscaloosa, Hale and other counties received extensive damage, but there were fortunately no injuries or deaths reported.

Flooding across north Alabama

We’re looking at a lot of flooding throughout the Tennessee Valley after Wednesday’s storms.

Woman clings to tree for safety above flood waters in Morgan County

Emergency responders are working to rescue a woman stuck in a tree above flood waters in Morgan County.

Storm damage reported in several central Alabama counties

WSFA 12 News continues to get severe weather damage reports into our newsrooms from multiple counties.

Bears dubbed Big Al, Aubie return to Alabama after new mothers found

Two small bear cubs dubbed Big Al and Aubie have been returned to the wild in Alabama after being taken care of by a Tennessee organization for about a week.

  Alabama company gets FDA approval for surgical masks

HomTex manufactures 3-ply disposable masks and reusable cloth masks, which it supplies to the US Capitol. HomTex will soon produce NIOSH N-95 masks in a new plant in Selma.

Limestone County couple sentenced for child exploitation

A couple from Limestone County who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in 2019 were sentenced on child exploitation charges this week.

Tianeptine, drug sold in gas stations, reclassified to Schedule II substance

Tianeptine, which has been sold in Alabama gas stations or convenience stores, is now a Schedule II substance that you'll have to get from a pharmacy.

  ‘The toughest year of my life’: A family devastated by COVID-19

State Representative Merika Coleman reflecting on the year since the first COVID-19 diagnosis in Alabama.

Hundreds of fires burned across Alabama

Coleen Vansant with the Alabama Forestry Commission said from March 7th to the 13th the state had 261 wildfires totaling approximately 5,700 acres.

Gov. Kay Ivey hosts Magic Moments Easter Egg Roll

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey hosted the Magic Moments Easter Egg Roll at the Governor’s Mansion Saturday morning.

  CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Bystanders almost hit by falling power lines after wreck in Mobile

While bystanders were surrounding the scene, live wires began to fall, almost striking onlookers.

Meet Big Al and Aubie, motherless bears rescued in the wild

The cubs are only two months old and weigh just five pounds right now. But that will change quickly as they grow into massive adults.

  Alabama’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution expanding to Phase 1C on March 22

Starting March 22, residents in Phase 1C will be eligible to get vaccinated.

3 large sharks, including a nearly 1,200-pound great white, pinged off AL coast

OCEARCH has recently pinged 2 great white sharks and 1 tiger shark just south of Gulf Shores.

Alabama Senate debates bill to add lawmaker input during public health emergencies

Alabama senators debated a bill to limit some of the governor’s power during a public health emergency.

Joshua James, man arrested in connection to Capitol riots, denied bond

Joshua James has been in federal custody since his arrest on Tuesday. This afternoon, he's going before a federal judge in Birmingham, asking for a chance to be released on bond.

East Limestone student hit by vehicle boarding school bus on Thursday

An East Limestone High School student was struck by a vehicle while boarding the school bus on Thursday.

New Alabama lottery bill proposed

Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville, filed the new proposal Tuesday.

Tuition freeze, full campus operations planned for Alabama community colleges in 2021-2022

Also, because of declining COVID-19 cases and more people being vaccinated, the ACCS anticipates all community college campuses in the state will resume normal, on-campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester.

Justice Dept. files sex discrimination lawsuit against Mobile Co. Sheriff’s Office, sheriff

The lawsuit alleges that MCSO discriminated against current and former female corrections officers and other similarly situated female employees on the basis of sex, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by subjecting them to a sexually hostile work environment.

2 ADOC employees indicted over inmate assault allegations

Two ADOC employees are accused of assaulting an inmate an inmate at Staton Correctional Facility.

FBI arrests Marshall county man on obstruction, trespassing charges following storming of U.S. Capitol in January

The 20 page complaint accuses James of being at the capitol during the riot, wearing military style attire and gear, with Oath Keepers patches.

13-year-old charged with assault, arson after stabbing a woman, two children

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman and two children who were stabbed by a 13-year-old in the Speake community on Tuesday afternoon.

Guntersville City Councilman Randy Whitaker apologizes after backlash over Facebook post

A Guntersville City Councilman posted a photo on Facebook holding his new shirt that reads, “I support LGBTQ: LIBERTY, GUNS, BIBLE, TRUMP, and BBQ”

13-year-old girl missing from Limestone Co. found safe

Leeia Long was last seen on March 6, 2021 at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the area of Edgewood Road in Athens, Alabama.

Former Auburn cheerleader crowned Miss Georgia USA 2021

Cora Griffen said cheering in front of thousands of people at Jordan-Hare Stadium helped get her ready for interviews and judging.