Man pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexual abuse of girl, 4
Man pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sexual abuse of girl, 4

A man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl who was abducted and driven to Alabama after a violent attack on her mother at her South Carolina home.

Father charged after Alabama student shoots himself in hand
Father charged after Alabama student shoots himself in hand

The father of an Alabama elementary school student who brought a gun to school and accidentally shot himself has been charged.

Police: Man suspected of robbery in custody after car chase
Police: Man suspected of robbery in custody after car chase

Police in Alabama say a robbery suspect had led them on a high-speed car chase before they took him into custody.

Ex-Alabama elementary teacher faces student sex charge
Ex-Alabama elementary teacher faces student sex charge

A former elementary school teacher in Alabama has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a student.

Elementary student shot after classmate brings gun to school
Elementary student shot after classmate brings gun to school

An Alabama elementary school student was accidentally shot in the hand after a classmate brought a gun to school.

Alabama community college is selling radio station license
Alabama community college is selling radio station license

An Alabama community college is in the process of selling the license to its FM radio station.

Man indicted in shooting that left 1 person dead in Alabama
Man indicted in shooting that left 1 person dead in Alabama

A man has been indicted in a 2017 shooting that left one person dead in Alabama.

Federal lawyers: Gulf oil leak spills much more than thought
Federal lawyers: Gulf oil leak spills much more than thought

By JEFF AMY and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Student charged in connection with threat posted on Snapchat
Student charged in connection with threat posted on Snapchat

Authorities say a teenager has been arrested in connection with a school shooting threat posted on Snapchat.

Maddox kicks off bus tour in Alabama governor's race
Maddox kicks off bus tour in Alabama governor's race

Gubernatorial challenger Walt Maddox kicked off a statewide bus tour as he seeks to make gains against Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

Caregiver of disabled man who shot Alabama student charged
Caregiver of disabled man who shot Alabama student charged

Police say a developmentally disabled man shot a University of Alabama student, resulting in the arrest of his caregiver.

Sheriff: Deputy shot fellow deputy in jaw with baton round
Sheriff: Deputy shot fellow deputy in jaw with baton round

An Alabama sheriff says a deputy shot another deputy with a baton round at the office.

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits
Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

By JULIE WATSON Associated Press

Cullman County to put 'In God We Trust' on schools
Cullman County to put 'In God We Trust' on schools

The Cullman County school system has voted to put "In God We Trust" on school buildings.

Man killed in all-terrain vehicle collision
Man killed in all-terrain vehicle collision

State troopers say a 26-year-old man was killed in an all-terrain vehicle collision.

Census Bureau to respond to Alabama lawsuit in fall
Census Bureau to respond to Alabama lawsuit in fall

The federal government has until mid-November to respond to Alabama's lawsuit seeking to exclude immigrants living in the country illegally from U.S. Census counts.

Montgomery Fire/Rescue receives grant to hire firefighters
Montgomery Fire/Rescue receives grant to hire firefighters

Montgomery Fire/Rescue has received a $3.5 million federal grant to hire more firefighters after experiencing a shortage in staffing.

Memorial service marks anniversary of '63 church bombing
Memorial service marks anniversary of '63 church bombing

A memorial service was held to mark the 55th anniversary of the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls.

The Latest: Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises
The Latest: Florence expected to weaken as flood risk rises

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Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical
Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets.

US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind
US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roared ashore the same day half a world apart, but the way they spread devastation was as different as water and wind.

Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers
Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of the still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.

Alabama man arrested on charges from July road rage shooting
Alabama man arrested on charges from July road rage shooting

A northwest Alabama man has been arrested on charges that he shot a Florence woman during a July 4 road rage incident.

Alabama court voids death sentence, citing mental disability
Alabama court voids death sentence, citing mental disability

Alabama's Supreme Court is overturning the death sentence of a Birmingham man convicted in a 2009 robbery and shooting.

Sheriff: Buried body found during search for missing person
Sheriff: Buried body found during search for missing person

A northeast Alabama sheriff says a buried body has been found amid a search for a missing person.

Alabama woman dies crossing highway after football game
Alabama woman dies crossing highway after football game

A southeast Alabama woman has died after she was struck by a driver crossing a state highway after a high school football game.

Transgender ex-student sues Alabama school over mistreatment
Transgender ex-student sues Alabama school over mistreatment

A former student is suing a north Alabama school district, saying she was harassed and physically assaulted because she was transgender.

Trustees authorize bid process for South Alabama stadium
Trustees authorize bid process for South Alabama stadium

The board of trustees of the University of South Alabama has voted to move forward with the development of an on-campus football stadium for the 2020 season.

State to hold job fair for people with disabilities
State to hold job fair for people with disabilities

Alabama is hosting a job fair for people with disabilities.

The Latest: Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas
The Latest: Slow moving Florence terrorizing Carolinas

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Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes
Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

Study after study shows climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining global warming's role in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence is not so simple - at least not without detailed computer...

Nearly stalled, Florence besieges Carolinas with floodwaters
Nearly stalled, Florence besieges Carolinas with floodwaters

A severe inland flood threat is emerging as remnants of Florence pound the Carolinas with nearly nonstop rain for a second day since the once major hurricane howled ashore.

Man pleads guilty in killings of his aunt, her boyfriend
Man pleads guilty in killings of his aunt, her boyfriend

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty in the killings of his aunt and her boyfriend.

Youth evangelist: Mental disorder plea in child sex charges
Youth evangelist: Mental disorder plea in child sex charges

A prominent Alabama youth evangelist has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disorder and not guilty to 19 child sex felonies.

Alabama wants more money for school security
Alabama wants more money for school security

The Alabama Department of Education wants more money for school security and other programs next year.

NASA center in Alabama gets 1st woman as permanent director
NASA center in Alabama gets 1st woman as permanent director

NASA has named the acting director of its space flight center in Alabama as its permanent director, and she will be the first woman to ever hold the permanent job.

Officials: Worker falls to death from luxury high-rise
Officials: Worker falls to death from luxury high-rise

Alabama fire officials say a construction worker has fallen to his death from a luxury apartment high-rise in Birmingham.

The Latest: 'Catastrophic' flooding expected in Carolinas
The Latest: 'Catastrophic' flooding expected in Carolinas

The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges
AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

Storm surges kill more people in a hurricane than anything else. Never mind the winds that rip rooftops from homes. It's the water - from storm surge, flooding and ocean drowning - that kills nearly 9 out of 10 people...

Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes
Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

For the barrier island homes that manage to survive Hurricane Florence's assault on the Carolina coast, it's only a matter of time.

Landowner: Frog habitat decision imperils housing plans
Landowner: Frog habitat decision imperils housing plans

A Louisiana landowner says his plans for a residential development are imperiled by federal designation of 1,500 acres (600 hectares) of his land as critical habitat for a frog currently found only in Mississippi.

Judge says Cullman bail system unconstitutional
Judge says Cullman bail system unconstitutional

A federal judge has ordered an Alabama county to change bail procedures after issuing a preliminary finding that it is unconstitutional to detain people after arrest because they can't afford to pay.

2 Alabama jail inmates caught in Illinois
2 Alabama jail inmates caught in Illinois

Two jail inmates in Alabama have been captured in Illinois.

2nd man pleads guilty in 2016 Alabama shooting death
2nd man pleads guilty in 2016 Alabama shooting death

An Alabama man has pleaded guilty in the 2016 shooting death of a teen.

The Latest: Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas
The Latest: Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

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