Event to highlight LGBTQ history in American South
Event to highlight LGBTQ history in American South

An event this week will highlight the history of LGBTQ people in the American South.

Montgomery seeking artists for new project
Montgomery seeking artists for new project

The City of Montgomery Public Art Commission is seeking artists to be part of the Montgomery Book Bench Project. It's a new effort to encourage reading, provide a place for people to rest, and to instill an...

2 in custody after pursuit ends at Alabama river
2 in custody after pursuit ends at Alabama river

Two people from Alabama have been arrested following an attempt to smuggle drugs onto state prison property and a crash that left a third person dead.

Lawmakers: Medicaid expansion can't happen without funding
Lawmakers: Medicaid expansion can't happen without funding

Republican leaders say Medicaid expansion is unlikely to become a reality unless lawmakers come up with a funding source.

Alabama firm joins project to build new supersonic aircraft
Alabama firm joins project to build new supersonic aircraft

An Alabama firm is partnering with a Colorado company to build a manufacturing facility that would produce supersonic aircraft.

Georgia hospital reviews its response to Alabama tornadoes
Georgia hospital reviews its response to Alabama tornadoes

Officials at a Georgia trauma center are reviewing a day this month that began as a slower-than-usual Sunday and ended in one of its busiest days.

Medieval festival being held in central Alabama
Medieval festival being held in central Alabama

A two-day festival celebrating all things medieval is being held in central Alabama this weekend.

Mazda Toyota to begin hiring for Huntsville in fall
Mazda Toyota to begin hiring for Huntsville in fall

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. will begin hiring for the new $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville this fall.

Watchdog group's leader steps down after founder's firing
Watchdog group's leader steps down after founder's firing

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization.

Officials shorten triggerfish, amberjack seasons in Gulf
Officials shorten triggerfish, amberjack seasons in Gulf

Federal officials say fishing seasons for triggerfish and amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico have been shortened.

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South
Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

The Democrats' road back to the White House runs through the Republican-run South, and not just in the early nominating state of South Carolina.

Substitute teacher arrested after gun fires in class
Substitute teacher arrested after gun fires in class

Police have arrested a substitute teacher in Alabama after his gun went off in a first-grade classroom.

Alabama jobless rate dips to record 3.7 percent
Alabama jobless rate dips to record 3.7 percent

Alabama's jobless rate has dipped to a record-low 3.7 percent as more workers continue joining the workforce.

Police shooting ends chase that began on Alabama campus
Police shooting ends chase that began on Alabama campus

A chase that began on a university campus in Alabama ended with a police shooting near downtown Huntsville.

Alabama prison shuts off water to cells, hunger strike ends
Alabama prison shuts off water to cells, hunger strike ends

The Alabama Department of Corrections says a hunger strike by inmates protesting solitary confinement has ended after authorities shut off the water to their prison cells.

Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall
Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall

The Alabama Senate has moved forward a bill that would allow Alabamians to donate part of their state tax refunds to help build a border wall with Mexico.

Lawmaker outburst brings security to House floor
Lawmaker outburst brings security to House floor

Security came to the Alabama House of Representatives after a lawmaker yelled at the House speaker.

Alabama Senate approves Common Core repeal
Alabama Senate approves Common Core repeal

The Alabama Senate has voted to repeal the Common Core academic standards by 2021.

Gulf lease bids hit $244M, 37 percent more than August sale
Gulf lease bids hit $244M, 37 percent more than August sale

Oil and gas companies made $244.3 million in high bids for federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico, about 37 percent above what the last gulf-wide sale generated in August and nearly twice as much as a sale a year ago.

Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved
Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved

The University of Mississippi's leader says he agrees that a Confederate soldier monument should be moved from its current spot on campus.

Senate debates bill to allow donations to border wall fund
Senate debates bill to allow donations to border wall fund

The Alabama Senate is debating a bill that would allow Alabamians to donate part of their state tax refunds to help build a border wall with Mexico.

Alabama inmate caught after brief escape
Alabama inmate caught after brief escape

An inmate in Alabama has been captured after a brief escape.

Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses.
Alabama Senate approves bill to change marriage licenses.

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to abolish judge-signed marriage licenses as some conservative probate judges continue to object to giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power
Tennessee Valley Authority plans to increase solar power

The nation's largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan.

Gun maker Remington loses $3M in Alabama state incentives
Gun maker Remington loses $3M in Alabama state incentives

Alabama officials say a gun maker is losing $3 million in incentives from the state.

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper
Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan says he has a deal to sell the business.

Wife defends Alabama man charged in '99 double killing
Wife defends Alabama man charged in '99 double killing

The wife of an Alabama man charged with capital murder in the slaying of two teenagers nearly 20 years ago says he's innocent.

Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm
Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm

A one-time aide to former first lady Michelle Obama will review workplace practices at a prominent civil rights law firm that fired its founder.

Alabama man dies when boulder falls on him at work site
Alabama man dies when boulder falls on him at work site

An Alabama man has died after he was hit by a boulder at a construction site.

Bomb found amid evidence at Alabama sheriff's office
Bomb found amid evidence at Alabama sheriff's office

Officers found a pipe bomb inside an Alabama sheriff's office while going through some evidence that had not been searched.

3 men arrested in shooting death in Alabama
3 men arrested in shooting death in Alabama

Three men have been arrested in a shooting death last week in Alabama.

The Latest: Man maintains innocence in cold case arrest
The Latest: Man maintains innocence in cold case arrest

The Latest on the arrest of a man in a 1999 cold case (all times local):

NE Alabama hepatitis A outbreak grows
NE Alabama hepatitis A outbreak grows

Alabama health authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated after a hepatitis A outbreak in DeKalb and Jackson counties continues to spread.

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing
High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

A truck-driving preacher accused in the killing of two teenage girls from Alabama decades ago was found with the same genealogy database techniques that were used to identify a suspect last year in the notorious "Golden...

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty
Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

Former Auburn assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal.

Warren in Alabama to wrap up 3-state Southern swing
Warren in Alabama to wrap up 3-state Southern swing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is wrapping up a three-state Southern swing with appearances in Alabama. The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to discuss her affordable housing plan as well as other proposals she says...

NWS confirms 16th twister from Alabama outbreak
NWS confirms 16th twister from Alabama outbreak

The National Weather Service has confirmed a 16th tornado from an outbreak that left damage across Alabama last week.

8 more Alabama inmates on hunger strike over solitary move
8 more Alabama inmates on hunger strike over solitary move

Less than a week after an Alabama inmate ended a hunger strike to protest the use of solitary confinement, eight more prisoners have begun hunger strikes of their own.

Tennessee man gets 20 years for $3M investment scam
Tennessee man gets 20 years for $3M investment scam

A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for defrauding investors out of $3 million.

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing
High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

A truck-driving preacher arrested for killing two teenage girls from Alabama nearly 20 years ago was found by the same genealogy database techniques used to apprehend the suspected "Golden State Killer" last year.

Reality TV star 'Mama June' arrested in Alabama
Reality TV star 'Mama June' arrested in Alabama

Reality television star June "Mama June" Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama.

Court: Alabama can't keep its lethal injection method secret
Court: Alabama can't keep its lethal injection method secret

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta has sided with media organizations in ruling that Alabama can't keep its lethal injection protocol secret from the public.

The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law
The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law

The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law (all times local):

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