ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a juror from the trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff following accusations that a jail inmate bragged she is his “old lady” and he could sway her vote.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves does not plan to issue a mask mandate for schools, even as COVID-19 cases are proliferating in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of holding a woman against her will for three days is in custody.
Jefferson County deputies were called to a home in Adger, an unincorporated community southwest of Birmingham, at about 2:35 p.m.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama city, state universities and others are offering cash and other perks for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 despite the state's resistance to incentives aimed at improving the state's worst-in-the-nation inoculation program.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — Two Georgia residents were arrested in Louisiana and a third person in Alabama in a killing earlier this month that police said was linked to a marijuana deal.
Jacob Christian Moedl, 19, of Notasulga was jailed Monday in the slaying of Antavious Lawenton Sharpe, 23, news outlets reported.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer on break at the apartment complex where he lived was shot to death early Tuesday and a woman was wounded in what a prosecutor described as an ambush.
Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer was on duty and went home to get a bite to eat when he was fatally shot, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals Monday climbed to more than 900 — a number the state has not seen since February — as the state sees a surge in virus cases.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With Alabama trailing the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations, infections rising and the governor refusing incentives to encourage more people to get shots, state prisons are offering $5 canteen credits to inmates to encourage more inoculations.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $16.5 million grant will help fund a transportation research facility at the University of Alabama focused on electric vehicles, officials said.
The project announced Friday was the largest portion of $23.5 million in funding approved for educational building projects by the Public School and College Authority.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who remained on his city's payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville Police Department.
Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city told WAAY-TV on Friday.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The founder and chief executive of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama will leave the nonprofit organization at the end of the year, the group said in a statement.
Isabel Rubio, who has led the Birmingham-based organization for 20 years, will be replaced by chief operating officer Carlos Aleman, who went to work for the group as deputy director three years ago.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A one-time shift commander who supervised officers at an Alabama prison was convicted of letting another worker abuse a prisoner, prosecutors said Friday.
Willie Burks, 42, was the fourth officer convicted on federal charges in the abuse, which occurred at the Department of Corrections' Elmore prison.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963 has died, according to the library and an obituary published by his family.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference champion while Georgia is the pick to win the Eastern Division in the media's annual preseason poll.
In voting by media covering SEC media days released Friday, the defending national champion Crimson Tide received 84 votes to win the league while Georgia was second with 45 votes.
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — An Alabama woman is offering a $2,000 reward after losing her rings while visiting a Georgia resort.
Erin Ward of Thorsby, Alabama, visited the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens last week, The LaGrange Daily News reported.
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city fired its police chief and another ranking officer over what the mayor described as allegations of inappropriate, unprofessional behavior.
Ozark Mayor Mark Blankenship told a news conference Wednesday that an investigation preceded the removal of Chief Marlos Walker and Capt.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The first Chick-fil-A restaurant to open in Alabama nearly 50 years ago is closing.
Jerry Cotney, who owns the restaurant at Brookwood Village mall in metro Birmingham, announced the shutdown in a social media post that said the once-popular shopping venue is no longer thriving.
TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A postal worker has been shot while on his mail route in Alabama, authorities said.
The carrier was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tarrant, a suburb of Birmingham, Al.com reported.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Over the summer, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban urged his fellow Alabama residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in a public service announcement.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Count Nick Saban among those unable to predict the impact of the many recent changes in college athletics, including the ability for players to make money off their brand.
“I almost feel that anything that I say will probably be wrong because there’s no precedent for the consequences that some of the things that we are creating, even if they’re good opportunities,” the Alabama coach said Wednesday at Southeastern Conference media days.
TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A white city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won't apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation.
ALPINE, Ala. (AP) — A helicopter spraying pesticide on an Alabama field crashed last month after it hit a fiber optic cable strung along with power lines, according to a preliminary report was federal investigators released Wednesday.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who stood at attention during a rainstorm to honor a deceased World War II soldier said he simply wanted to recognize a veteran from a small town.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The theft and ethics trial of a north Alabama sheriff resumed Tuesday with testimony about the state's ethics law after a judge considered questions about a state witness who also is under investigation.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jackson State coach Deion Sanders walked out of the Southwestern Athletic Conference media day after a reporter twice called him by his first name.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback/return man and second-year head coach compared it to calling Alabama coach Nick Saban “Nick.”
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has long been a believer in fellow former California prep stars Matt Corral and Bryce Young.
Now all three are starting quarterbacks on the other side of the country in the Southeastern Conference.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is suffering a “self-inflicted wound” from COVID-19, with hospitals again filling up as the state trails the nation in vaccinations and pandemic precautions like face masks and social distancing are all but forgotten, a health leader said Tuesday.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference front-runners Alabama and Georgia upgraded their depth and talent, adding key players when the transfer floodgates opened wide.
Alabama landed inside linebacker Henry To’o To’o from Tennessee and ex-Ohio State wide receiver Jameson Williams.
PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) — Heavy rains caused more than 430,000 of sewage overflows near Mobile, while another round of downpours prompted flash flood alerts in central Alabama.
In Prichard, just north of Mobile, health officials told residents to stay away from standing water that may contain raw sewage and wash their hands or any clothing that comes in contact with overflow.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former federal corrections officer who worked at a women's prison in Alabama pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of sexually abusing an inmate and witness tampering, authorities said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama public health officials are warning people to avoid eating any fish from some state waterways because of contamination.
The state Department of Public Health issued its latest fish consumption advisories this month.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Testimony began in the corruption trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff Monday after a judge refused a defense request to throw out four charges alleging he stole thousands of dollars from his own campaign committee.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy over the weekend, police said.
Orlando Harriell, 35, was arrested in the killing of Jeremiah Chappell, news outlets reported.
Alabama is asking federal officials whether COVID-19 recovery funds can be used to improve state prisons with “better, enhanced, and/or extended infrastructure."
The Montgomery Advertise r reports that Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn sent a letter to the U.S.
SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — A man suspected of illegally having a weapon attempted to flee from police at a gas station in south Alabama and was shot to death by officers early Sunday, authorities said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Minor League Baseball team in the American South temporarily changed its name and its jerseys to celebrate the Korean community in its hometown.
For Friday night only, the Montgomery Biscuits became the Montgomery Kimchi, WFSA-TV reported.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A south Alabama hospital that vaccinated thousands of people against COVID-19 plans to send a team to do immunizations in Peru, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
USA Health said more than 20 volunteers will travel to the country's Cusco region.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is turning to social media to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Alabama Department of Public Health announced a TikTok contest to encourage young people to get vaccinated before the start of the school year.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Community activists on Friday pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges over messages spray-painted messages on a street in front of the Alabama Capitol urging the state to expand Medicaid.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 49-year-old Alabama man serving time for sending anthrax hoax letters has been convicted of sending similar letters from a federal prison in Louisiana.
The conviction for sending four envelopes of white powder from the prison in Oakdale to the U.S.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday told jurors that a longtime Alabama sheriff siphoned campaign donations and inmate accounts to cover personal expenses, while a defense lawyer argued no money was illegally taken and there is an explanation for the transactions.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday appointed Republican Rep. Bill Poole as Alabama's next finance director.
The Tuscaloosa legislator will leave the seat he has held since 2010.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's jobless rate declined to 3.3% in June, well below the national average, as state leaders emphasized keeping the economy going amid concerns about a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A girls home director who was driving a van that crashed in Alabama, killing two of her own children, two nephews and four other youths, wept Thursday at a remembrance where she said religious faith has sustained her since the wreck.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A man sought in a killing that happened in Alabama two months ago has been returned to the state to face charges following his arrest in South Carolina, police said Thursday.
Antone Lamar Yarbrough, 27, of Decatur was jailed on a capital murder charge in Morgan County after being extradited following his arrest by federal marshals in Myrtle Beach on June 29.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A fund formed in response to the deadly racial violence four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Thursday it will award $3 million in grants to more than three dozen groups and sites nationwide to help preserve landmarks linked to Black history.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was arrested on a charge of domestic violence after his wife accused him of choking her during a dispute over another woman, police and court records showed Thursday.