Judge to sentence Watkins, son guilty in fraud trial
Judge to sentence Watkins, son guilty in fraud trial

A federal judge on Tuesday will sentence an Alabama attorney and his son who were convicted of defrauding investors and a bank out of millions of dollars

US Geological Survey detects minor earthquake in Alabama
US Geological Survey detects minor earthquake in Alabama

The U.S. Geological Survey says Alabama experienced an earthquake over the weekend, but it's likely nobody even knew.

Crash on Alabama lake leaves father dead, daughter injured
Crash on Alabama lake leaves father dead, daughter injured

A collision on a lake between two personal watercrafts has left a father dead and his daughter injured.

Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks
Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks

Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north.

Shooting kills man; wounds 2 including child in Alabama
Shooting kills man; wounds 2 including child in Alabama

Authorities say a man has been killed and two other people wounded in a shooting in an Alabama neighborhood.

Alabama schools plans projects with more money from state
Alabama schools plans projects with more money from state

A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things.

Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans
Barry drenches Gulf Coast, but initially spares New Orleans

A weakened Barry inundated the Gulf Coast but appears unlikely to deluge New Orleans as it slowly advances.

Auburn to pay departed president $4.5 million over 3 years
Auburn to pay departed president $4.5 million over 3 years

Auburn University is paying its departed president $4.5 million over three years according to a separation agreement between the parties.

Alabama authorities investigate boating death on Coosa River
Alabama authorities investigate boating death on Coosa River

Authorities are investigating a boating death on the Coosa River in Alabama.

Birmingham sees conflict resolution as one way to curb crime
Birmingham sees conflict resolution as one way to curb crime

Birmingham is giving nearly $150,000 to several community organizations with hopes that they can reduce violence by teaching conflict resolution.

Search for missing boater continues
Search for missing boater continues

An Alabama woman remains missing more than week after a boat crash on Smith Lake.

Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists
Troopers begin crackdown on speeding motorists

Law enforcement officers in five Southern states are planning a crackdown on speeding motorists.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry inches toward coast
The Latest: Tropical Storm Barry inches toward coast

The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local):

Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry
Millions in line of punishing rain from Tropical Storm Barry

People boarded up buildings, stocked up on water and braced for torrents of rain and punishing wind from a strengthening Tropical Storm Barry that threatened millions as it churned a path ashore and tested efforts to guard...

Wed before the storm: AP photographer's pre-Barry nuptials
Wed before the storm: AP photographer's pre-Barry nuptials

As Tropical Storm Barry bore down on New Orleans, news photographers from across the city could be found together in a church, witnessing the wedding of one of their own.

Police search towing firms accused of overcharging drivers
Police search towing firms accused of overcharging drivers

Police in Alabama have searched five towing companies that are under investigation for possible insurance fraud.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey taps Graddick to head parole board
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey taps Graddick to head parole board

Gov. Kay Ivey has named former attorney general Charles Graddick as the new director of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Latest: Barry slowly churns off Louisiana coast
The Latest: Barry slowly churns off Louisiana coast

The Latest on Tropical Storm Barry (all times local):

High-speed chase ends with death of fleeing Alabama driver
High-speed chase ends with death of fleeing Alabama driver

Alabama authorities say a high-speed police chase ended with a crash, a gunshot and the driver found dead.

New Orleans fears triple threat of storm surge, river, rain
New Orleans fears triple threat of storm surge, river, rain

When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river.

Alabama psychiatrist accused of unwarranted prescriptions
Alabama psychiatrist accused of unwarranted prescriptions

An Alabama psychiatrist has been charged with violating the Controlled Substances Act months after he was punished by the state medical examiners board for prescribing hazardous doses of stimulant medication.

State hires expert to help in abortion lawsuit
State hires expert to help in abortion lawsuit

The Alabama attorney general's office is hiring a $200-per-hour litigation consultant to help defend the state's attempt to outlaw abortion.

The Latest: Mayor: New Orleans pumps working as storm nears
The Latest: Mayor: New Orleans pumps working as storm nears

The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper
Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

The new owner of a small Alabama newspaper says the longtime editor has sold out and retired months after calling for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan.

Alabama police say suspect posted kidnapping on social media
Alabama police say suspect posted kidnapping on social media

Alabama authorities have arrested a man they say posted a video to social media showing him kidnapping a victim, tying him to a chair and lighting the ground below on fire.

Gov. Kay Ivey: State environmental agency needs to do better
Gov. Kay Ivey: State environmental agency needs to do better

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state's environmental agency needs to do a better job responding to chemical releases into the Tennessee River in north Alabama.

Alabama inmate with swastika tattoo escapes
Alabama inmate with swastika tattoo escapes

Alabama's prison system says an inmate with a swastika tattoo has escaped from a work-release center in south Alabama.

Alabama cotton farmers may be affected by new virus
Alabama cotton farmers may be affected by new virus

Alabama cotton farmers will face threats to their crops this year in the form of a new virus with no known cure.

An Alabama city looking to grow economically hires new firm
An Alabama city looking to grow economically hires new firm

An Alabama city has entered into a new contract with an economic development recruitment team.

Louisiana braces for possible weekend hurricane
Louisiana braces for possible weekend hurricane

A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for parts of southeast Louisiana.

Former officer arrested on prison contraband charge
Former officer arrested on prison contraband charge

An Alabama corrections officer has been arrested on charges of accepting money to help smuggle forbidden items into a state prison.

Chlorine leak causes scare in suburban Birmingham
Chlorine leak causes scare in suburban Birmingham

Authorities have asked residents to stay inside after a chlorine leak was discovered near homes and businesses in suburban Birmingham.

Alabama deputy who made homophobic comments hired as officer
Alabama deputy who made homophobic comments hired as officer

A former Alabama sheriff's deputy who posted homophobic Facebook comments in response to the suicide of a bullied gay teenager now has a job with a different Alabama law enforcement agency.

Body found near Mississippi home may be missing Arkansas man
Body found near Mississippi home may be missing Arkansas man

Authorities say a body found in a shallow grave outside a north Mississippi home may be that of a missing Arkansas man.

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, show signs of life
Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, show signs of life

Some American sturgeons are mounting a comeback from the edge of extinction.

The Latest: Governor says river could top New Orleans levees
The Latest: Governor says river could top New Orleans levees

The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):

Mazda Toyota alters production plan for new Alabama plant
Mazda Toyota alters production plan for new Alabama plant

A joint venture between Mazda and Toyota is altering its production plans for a new factory being built in north Alabama.

Toyota shifts gears, plans to build new SUV at Alabama plant
Toyota shifts gears, plans to build new SUV at Alabama plant

Toyota says it will scrap plans to build the Corolla compact car at a new factory under construction in Alabama. Instead it will build a new unspecified SUV at the plant it's building with Mazda in Huntsville.

New Orleans, states along Gulf brace for torrential rains
New Orleans, states along Gulf brace for torrential rains

Forecasters expect a tropical weather system to develop into a storm that could push the already swollen Mississippi River precariously close to the tops of levees that protect New Orleans.

Roofing screws pierce dozens of tires on I-10 in Mississippi
Roofing screws pierce dozens of tires on I-10 in Mississippi

A box of roofing screws spilled onto Interstate 10 near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, flattening tires on about three dozen vehicles.

FEMA: Gulf, East coast can still prepare for hurricanes
FEMA: Gulf, East coast can still prepare for hurricanes

FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging people on the Gulf and East coasts to act now to prepare for hurricane season and buy flood insurance.

Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors Margaret Walker
Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors Margaret Walker

A new Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors novelist and poet Margaret Walker.

Alabama woman: Shot that hit pregnant woman was self-defense
Alabama woman: Shot that hit pregnant woman was self-defense

A 23-year-old Alabama woman says she was acting in self-defense when she fired her gun and hit another woman who was later arrested on manslaughter charges for the death of her own fetus.

Lawsuit challenges Alabama's method of electing judges
Lawsuit challenges Alabama's method of electing judges

A lawsuit challenging Alabama's practice of electing appellate judges by statewide vote says the practice results in all-white courts in a state where one in four people is African-American.

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