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Yesterday | Alabama Live

Motion: Defense can't justify calling District Attorney Hallie Dixon to testify

Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon should not have to testify at a hearing this week because the defense can't justify its "extraordinary demand to call the county's chief prosecutor as a defense witness," according to a motion.

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Monday | WALA

Distinguished Young Women of Baldwin County Saturday

The Distinguished Young Women of Baldwin County program is Saturday, August 30th at the Faulkner State Community College Performing Arts Center.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Mobile, AL

Monday | WALA

Tara needs a loving home

She's a little shy at first but she's quickly gaining confidence and learning to trust people.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Alabama Live

Alabama hunters land 20 alligators ranging from 559 to 15 pounds as season winds down

The ninth Alabama alligator season is winding down, with just one more night left for hunters to check their alligators at the south zone weigh station at the Five Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Spanish Fort, AL, Mobile, AL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Three more charged in Devils Diciples homicide case

Three more people have been indicted in a 2012 Baldwin County homicide, bringing the number of people charged in the case to eight.

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Related Topix: Northport, AL, Elberta, AL

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Sign up now for the Civil War Round Table Fall Tour

The tour will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of the Jackson County Justice Center, located at 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Sylva.

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Related Topix: Montgomery, AL, Spanish Fort, AL

Alabama Live

Traffic troubles in Mobile and Baldwin County for Friday and propane powered buses

AL.com is doing what it can to make your drive to and from school and work a smooth one.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Mobile County, AL, Saraland, AL

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Torture, sex assault charges dropped against Fairhope man

Charges have been dropped against a Fairhope man who was arrested in 2012 and accused sexually assaulting and torturing a man he was holding captive.

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Related Topix: Fairhope, AL, Bay Minette, AL

Alabama Live

Spanish Fort police: Man threatened suicide by cop, shot at officers, tried to burn...

A judge ruled Thursday that a grand jury should hear the case against a Spanish Fort man accused of shooting at officers and trying to set fire to an apartment during a roughly eight-hour standoff last month.

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Related Topix: Spanish Fort, AL, Fire

Alabama Live

Baldwin County's back in session and Chickasaw's ready for football in the School Zone

Welcome to the School Zone column, which is published every Thursday. My goal is to provide a snapshot of what's happening in the schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

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Related Topix: Chickasaw, AL, Mobile County, AL, Spanish Fort, AL, Education Etc., Mobile, AL

Alabama Live

Saraland school district seeks public's ideas for 5-year strategic plan

As the Saraland City Schools district begins its sixth year as an independent school system, officials are seeking the public's input to create a five-year strategic plan.

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Related Topix: Saraland, AL, Education Etc., Mobile County, AL

Alabama Live

In which metropolitan area in Alabama, Mississippi does $100 buy the most?

The nonpartisan Tax Foundation published a map on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, showing the regional differences within states of the relative value of $100.

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Related Topix: Alabama, Muscle Shoals, AL, Florence, AL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Foley looking to save Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, one of state's top events

FOLEY, Alabama -- Two weeks after the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce made the tough decision to cancel the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival , the city announced it was stepping up to try to save the 10-year-old event.

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Related Topix: Foley, AL

Alabama Live

Hey, food regulator, leave them kids alone! opinion

The picture from Baldwin County last February is as American as apple pie. Two girls from the Robertsdale High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions were signing a poster that read "Valentines for Veterans" as part of their club's bake sale to benefit the veterans' home in Bay Minette.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bay Minette, AL, Education Etc., Opinion

Alabama Live

Should the speed on the Baldwin Beach Express be increased?

Baldwin County Commissioner Frank Burt Jr. says it tough staying at 55 mph when driving on the Baldwin Beach Express.

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Alabama Live

No more talk: Baldwin County sheriff gets much-debated SWAT vehicle

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Matt Hunady no longer has to worry about going to SWAT calls in an unarmored vehicle.

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Alabama Live

Help with Social Security, free legal aid among benefits at 'resource fair' for Baldwin...

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne on Thursday will host a "resource fair" for area senior citizens need help with Social Security, veterans benefits or legal issues.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Fairhope, AL, Healthcare Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Alabama Live

Mobile rakes in assault rifles from military surplus; Baldwin gains SWAT vehicle

The Mobile Police Department has two Hummer Humvees obtained through the Department of Defense Excess Property Program, more commonly known as DoD 1033.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Department of Defense, US News, Alabama

Alabama Live

Gulf Shores police arrest suspected armed robber, getaway car driver just minutes after...

Robby Lee Averitt, 33, left and Nicole Barker, 32, both of Gulf Shores, were arrested by Gulf Shores police following an armed robbery at Island Drug and Gifts on Ala.

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Related Topix: Gulf Shores, AL, Drugs

Alabama Live

Alabama Aviation Center eyeing expansion, coveted hangar space at Mobile Aeroplex

Steve Boykin, left, supervisor of agriculture and technical education for the Mobile County school system, is shown with Kyle Cook, director of Gulf Coast operations at the Alabama Aviation Center.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Alabama, Mobile County, AL, Civil Aircraft, Cessna 150, Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft

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