Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill
Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Federal agencies have approved more than $200 million for 18 projects to restore the open Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects are described in a report released Tuesday. The biggest is about $52...

Alabama infant mortality rate hits record low
Alabama infant mortality rate hits record low

Alabama’s infant mortality rate has hit a record low. The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that the 2018 infant mortality rate was the lowest in Alabama history.  However, Alabama's infant...

Man killed after exchanging gunfire with Alabama deputies
Man killed after exchanging gunfire with Alabama deputies

Authorities say an Alabama man is dead after exchanging gunfire with sheriff's deputies near Mobile. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says someone called police Tuesday night because a neighbor was outside with a...

3 firefighters injured battling house fire in Birmingham
3 firefighters injured battling house fire in Birmingham

Three firefighters were injured in the partial collapse of a building that was on fire in Birmingham. Crews were battling a house fire on Tuesday night when part of the roof gave way. News outlets report that pieces of the...

Icy roads cause wrecks, school delays in north Alabama
Icy roads cause wrecks, school delays in north Alabama

Icy roads caused wrecks and school delays in north Alabama after a round of light snow and temperatures in the 20s. News outlets reported multiple crashes on elevated roads and overpasses early Wednesday near Huntsville,...

Escaped Alabama inmate free for months now back in custody
Escaped Alabama inmate free for months now back in custody

An Alabama inmate who escaped from a state prison four months ago is now back in custody. Citing the state department of corrections, news outlets report 50-year-old Kevin Bradley Nelson surrendered to deputies in Chilton...

Alabama woman charged in death of boy, 5, shot in crossfire
Alabama woman charged in death of boy, 5, shot in crossfire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A 29-year-old Alabama woman has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 5-year-old who was shot in the head during a family argument. Birmingham police confirm Rickkia Allen was booked into...

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative
Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Investigators say an autopsy has determined that a slain 3-year-old girl was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed.  The information was disclosed at a preliminary hearing for Patrick Sallworth....

Hundreds mourn Alabama police office killed in line of duty
Hundreds mourn Alabama police office killed in line of duty

Mourners are remembering an Alabama police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Police officers, relatives and others gathered Tuesday in a steady rain for a public viewing for Huntsville police officer Billy Fred...

Alabama schools dismissing as snow predicted
Alabama schools dismissing as snow predicted

Schools are releasing students early in northwest Alabama because of the possibility of snow. Forecasters predicted as much as 1 inch of snow could blanket the area Tuesday. Authorities didn't expect any major travel...

Women seek access to strip clubs in constitutional battle
Women seek access to strip clubs in constitutional battle

ORLANDO, Fla. - A lawsuit over women’s right to enter strip clubs unaccompanied by men is making Florida cities and counties worry about the future of their local civil-rights laws. The Orlando Sentinel reports a strip...

2 arrested in shooting death of man at Tuscaloosa apartments
2 arrested in shooting death of man at Tuscaloosa apartments

Two men are in custody after a man was shot to death at an apartment complex in Tuscaloosa. Police say Jacorri Keandre Spencer was charged with felony murder and first-degree robbery Monday in the death of Darius Garner....

Alabama college town probes halt on student housing projects
Alabama college town probes halt on student housing projects

AUBURN, Ala. - A college town in Alabama has proposed temporarily halting construction on any new student housing developments amid concerns the number of existing facilities exceeds the amount of students in the city....

Two officers on leave amid investigation into inmate's death
Two officers on leave amid investigation into inmate's death

Two Alabama prison officers are on leave as the department probes the use of force in the death of a state inmate. The Alabama Department of Corrections said it is investigating the alleged use of force that resulted in...

11 treated after chemical reaction causes problems at plant
11 treated after chemical reaction causes problems at plant

Medical workers treated nearly a dozen people and firefighters evacuated a building after a chemical reaction caused injuries inside a manufacturing plant in Alabama. The Montgomery Fire Department says the incident...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting
Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

The FBI wants to know whether a Saudi flight student acted alone in his terror attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Other Saudis at the Florida base were told to stay together and cooperate with investigators. A...

Hundreds attend vigil for slain Alabama officer
Hundreds attend vigil for slain Alabama officer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Hundreds of people gathered outside an Alabama police department to honor a police officer killed while conducting a drug enforcement operation. Al.com reports people gathered near the Fallen Officer...

Alabama boy, 5, killed in crossfire during family dispute
Alabama boy, 5, killed in crossfire during family dispute

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Police in Alabama say a 5-year-old boy has been shot and killed in crossfire during a family dispute. Birmingham police identified the child on Sunday as Tanarius “TJ” Moore. Investigators said two...

Suspect's mother speaks out after Alabama officer slain
Suspect's mother speaks out after Alabama officer slain

The mother of a man charged with killing an Alabama police officer says she doesn't believe her son is capable of committing murder. Alma Jean Applebet told AL.com on Sunday that she didn't think her son would kill...

Father: Navy victim shot standing watch fresh from boot camp
Father: Navy victim shot standing watch fresh from boot camp

A family in Georgia is mourning the death of a 21-year-old sailor slain by a gunman at a Navy base in Florida. Cameron Walters of Richmond Hill had just arrived at Naval Air Station Pensacola after graduating from boot...

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

A US official says investigators believe the Florida naval base gunman visited New York City, including Rockefeller Center, days before the shooting. The officials says the FBI is working to determine the purpose of the...

Plastic confetti discouraged on Alabama college campus
Plastic confetti discouraged on Alabama college campus

An Alabama college is asking people to quit using plastic confetti as a photo prop. The scenic campus of the University of North Alabama is a popular spot for photo shoots in Florence. But school officials say some of...

City could put the brakes on student housing in Auburn
City could put the brakes on student housing in Auburn

The mayor of Auburn is proposing an ordinance that would put the brakes on any new student housing developments. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Mayor Ron Anders discussed the plan at a recent city council meeting. A...

Georgia receiver Dominick Blaylock out with knee injury
Georgia receiver Dominick Blaylock out with knee injury

Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock has been ruled out for the remainder of the SEC championship game with a left knee injury. He sustained the injury in the first quarter of the fourth-ranked Bulldogs' matchup...

Army installation in Alabama expected to have 50,000 workers
Army installation in Alabama expected to have 50,000 workers

The commander of a U.S. Army installation in Alabama says it will grow from 44,000 employees to more than 50,000 by 2025. Redstone Arsenal's senior commander, Lt. Gen. Edward Daly, says that $2 billion in...

Slain Alabama officer's father also died in the line of duty
Slain Alabama officer's father also died in the line of duty

Authorities have identified an Alabama police officer who was killed during a drug enforcement operation and say the man's father was also a Huntsville police officer who died in the line of duty. Huntsville Police...

Family recounts heroics of fallen son in Pensacola shooting
Family recounts heroics of fallen son in Pensacola shooting

Joshua Watson is being remembered as a hero in the aftermath of Friday's shootings at a Florida naval base. The 23-year-old Watson had just graduated from the US Naval Academy and looked forward to a military career as...

Alabama starting Saturday service at 5 driver license sites
Alabama starting Saturday service at 5 driver license sites

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says it's opening five additional driver license offices for Saturday service beginning this week. The agency says offices in Dothan, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Sheffield and...

Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban
Alabama doesn't appeal injunction blocking abortion ban

Alabama's near-total abortion ban will remain blocked by a federal judge.   The attorney general's office confirmed the state is not appealing the October injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson....

Young Democrats gather in Birmingham for committee meeting
Young Democrats gather in Birmingham for committee meeting

Young Democrats from across the country are gathering in Alabama this weekend.The Young Democrats of America organization is holding a national committee meeting in Birmingham over the weekend.President of the Alabama...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash
Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3
Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

U.S. officials investigating the deadly attack by a Saudi aviation student at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida are trying to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism. An aviation student from Saudi Arabia...

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation.
Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killed in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.
Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Police: Huntsville, Alabama, police officer killing in shooting during drug-related investigation.

Alabama police officer critically wounded in shooting
Alabama police officer critically wounded in shooting

Authorities say an Alabama police officer has been critically wounded in a shooting.  The Huntsville Police Department said in a statement that one of its officers was wounded in the shooting on Friday afternoon. They said...

Court: State can revoke teacher's license despite acquittal
Court: State can revoke teacher's license despite acquittal

Alabama’s education department has won a round in its attempt to get rid of a teacher accused of making sexual advances on a student. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals has overturned a lower court decision that blocked...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash
Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the...

Alabama animal control officer charged with animal cruelty
Alabama animal control officer charged with animal cruelty

An animal control officer accused of abusing animals is under arrest in Mobile, Alabama. Police say Christopher Dressel surrendered to authorities Friday on a charge of animal cruelty. Dressel's arrest follows his...

House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act
House passes bill to restore key parts of Voting Rights Act

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill to restore key sections of the Voting Rights Act that once required officials in 15 states to receive federal approval before making changes to the voting process. The...

Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument
Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

State archives and history officials have approved the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery. The cemetery is...

4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base
4 dead, including shooter, in gunfire at Florida naval base

Authorities say a shooter and three others are dead after an attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said 11 people were shot in Friday's assault. Base commander Capt. Timothy...

Alabama woman charged with capital murder in brother's death
Alabama woman charged with capital murder in brother's death

An Alabama woman is charged with capital murder in the death of her younger brother. Tuscaloosa County authorities say 30-year-old Michelle Renee Scroggins is charged in the gunshot killing of 26-year-old Michael...

Police: Teen held captive at Louisiana motel by Alabama man
Police: Teen held captive at Louisiana motel by Alabama man

ALEXANDRIA, La. - Authorities say a missing Florida teen has been rescued from a Louisiana motel where she was being held captive by an Alabama man now charged with kidnapping and rape. The Alexandria Daily Town Talk...

Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case
Suspect in kidnap-slaying won't seek bond in separate case

A man held in the abduction and slaying of an Alabama college student isn't fighting for bond in a separate kidnapping case. News outlets report that 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed appeared in court in Montgomery on...

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