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Agnew, Burkhalter for Fayette County BOE

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Steve Sawyer struck out against incumbent Jim Burkhalter for the Republican nomination for the Fayette County Board of Education Superintendent. Burkhalter has served as superintendent since 2014. His tenure saw the expansion of…

Brooks concedes Republican Senate ticket to Britt

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick U.S. Representative Mo Brooks conceded the Republican nomination for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Katie Britt Tuesday evening, an hour and a half after statewide polls closed. The former member of Senator Richard…

Secretary of State projects low runoff turnout

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Even with less than three hours left until polls close across the state for the primary runoff election, Secretary of State John Merrill projected a turnout lower than in the primary election on…

Gas prices heading upwards of $5, expert predicts

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Prices for one gallon of regular gasoline continue to soar, hitting a national average of $4.67 as the summer travel season begins, according to the latest…

ALEA releases Memorial Day deaths, rescues

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Seven people died across the state this Memorial Day Weekend in traffic and marine-related events, according to a Wednesday release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers investigated the deaths of three drivers…

Gulf Coast shrimping season to open June 1

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick June 1 will begin like any other day for Alabama's shrimp, until the boats start chugging and the nets start dropping. On that day, all bets are off if you're a shrimp. The…

ALEA wants you to have a safe, fun Memorial Day

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will kick-off "101 Days of Safety" beginning this Friday, May 27 and ending on Labor Day, Sept. 5. According to a statement released Monday, the summer-long program will…

Alabama voters gearing up for Senate primary

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is retiring after 36 years in office, leaving his seat in Congress up for grabs in a primary election coming…

Information wanted for review of 35 Southeastern species

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Alabamians are invited to provide information and comments on 35 endangered or threatened plant and animal species across the state for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's five-year status review. The organization needs…

STAR ID deadline extended to May 2023

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick Alabama residents have one more year before the Department of Homeland Security's STAR ID program goes into effect. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Hal Taylor encouraged Alabama citizens to view the organization's website…

ALEA: Drive safe this spring

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is kicking off its second annual Think Smart Before You Start spring safety campaign to prepare families and students for travel-focused events at the end of the school…

Local agencies receive $11 million to assist low-income families

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $11.1 million to help low-income households with water service costs statewide. The grants for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program will enable community service agencies to aid with residential water and wastewater…

Alabama House committee advances lottery bill

MONTGOMERY (AP) - An Alabama legislative committee has advanced a lottery proposal as proponents try to get the issue before voters for the first time since 1999. Thursday, the House Tourism and Economic Development Committee approved the proposed constitutional amendment…

Red Cross honors its heroes through March

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller The American Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi is honoring those who make its mission possible during its annual Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition started nearly 80 years ago when…

Alabama Women's Basketball sweeps Vanderbilt on Senior Night

By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Tatumn Vaught Alabama Women's Basketball hosted Vanderbilt for thier final home game of the season this afternoon. The Tide won their second match-up against the Commodores 77-71 and celebrated their Senior Night after the game.…