August 5, 2020

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Third person charged in murder of Alabama man lured to Georgia for robbery

A third person was charged in the fatal shooting of an Alabama man, who was lured to Georgia ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabama city rethinks celebration of officers who shot, killed Black man outside gym

An Alabama city has put on hold plans to honor three police officers who were involved in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Renaming Edmund Pettus Bridge for late John Lewis opposed in Selma

Growing calls nationally to honor the late Rep. John Lewis by putting his name on the Alabama bridge ... Read more | Add your comment

John Lewis, hero of American civil rights movement, dies at 80

John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabama man charged with stealing from fund for slain police officer

A man is charged with stealing from a memorial fund that was established to help the family of an Alabama police officer who was killed ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:27 am

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Police ask for help identifying body found at Alabama refuge

Officials are looking to the public to help identify a body that was found in the water at a North Alabama wildlife refuge Friday.  Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:11 pm

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Alabama man charged with sexual torture of child

An Alabama man is being held on more than $200,000 bond after his arrest for sexual torture and child sexual abuse. Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, August 3, 2020 1:53 pm

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Alabama high school principal’s video about COVID-19 goes viral

An Alabama high school principal’s parody of a 1990 classic hit has gone viral. Dr. Quentin Lee, principal at Childersburg High School created a parody ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:37 pm

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President Trump fires TVA chair for betraying American workers

President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority claiming it has betrayed American workers. Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:18 pm

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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:47 am

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Officers revive child in cardiac arrest on Alabama interstate

First responders from multiple agencies cooperated early Friday morning, July 31 to save the life of a child whose family was traveling along Interstate 65. Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, August 3, 2020 10:57 am

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Alligator found swimming in backyard pool at Alabama home

An Alabama homeowner woke up to an unexpected visitor swimming in his backyard pool: an alligator. WALA-TV reports that Steven McCulland of Mobile recorded the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:19 pm

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Alabama fan who poisoned Auburn trees, Harvey Updyke, dies at 71

Harvey Updyke, the overzealous University of Alabama football fan who poisoned landmark oak trees at archrival Auburn University and went to jail after bragging about ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:12 am

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Dead body found floating at Alabama wildlife refuge

A body was found floating in water at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, located along the Tennessee River in north Alabama, police said Friday. Someone ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 31, 2020 8:51 pm

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Teen possibly bitten by shark off Orange Beach, police say

A 15-year-old boy swimming with his father in the Gulf of Mexico off Alabama may have been bitten by a shark, authorities said. It happened ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 31, 2020 8:49 pm

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SEC to start late September, will only play conference games

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:59 pm

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Mysterious substance splattered on Alabama Capitol steps under investigation

Alabama State Troopers are investigating a red substance that was discovered splattered across the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday. Troopers responded to the steps ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:57 pm

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Humans remains found in burned car ID’d as missing Alabama high school student

Human remains found in a burned-out car last week were those of an Alabama high school student missing for more than two years, authorities said ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:54 pm

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University of Alabama sends letters to donors detailing possible effects of COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Alabama athletics department, in a letter posted on its official website and e-mailed to season ticket holders and Tide Pride members on ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:47 pm

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State unveils website portal to reign in rise in unemployment claims fraud

The Alabama Department of Labor is warning Alabamians receiving unemployment compensation to be wary of fraud and to protect their personal identifying information, officials announced ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:29 pm

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center in danger of closing forever unless $1.5 million raised by October

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center announced their mission may be scrubbed without the help of donations from the public. Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:15 pm

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Couple charged with kidnapping, murder of Alabama toddler now face federal charges

A couple held on state murder charges in the slaying of an Alabama toddler last year have now been indicted on federal charges, authorities said ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:39 pm

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Former Alabama QB cleared to practice, begin bid become Miami Dolphins next big star

Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed his physical when he reported to Miami Dolphins training camp and will practice without restrictions as he begins his bid ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:51 pm

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Gov. Ivey extends mask order, requires for students

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended a state order requiring face coverings in public for another month and expanded it to include students in ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:41 pm

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Spike in coronavirus cases linked to candidate forum closes down part of small Alabama town

A small Alabama town has closed several of its government offices after a spike in coronavirus cases, some of which were linked to a forum ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:36 pm

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Alabama plane crash kills two people Tuesday night

Two people are reported dead after a small airplane crashed in woods near the coast in south Alabama. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office posted on ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:44 am

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Alabama woman admits she knew husband was child sex predator; he killed himself as police closed in

An Alabama woman admitted her guilt last week in her late husband’s sex crimes against children. Cynthia Jean Stanley, 37, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty Friday ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:57 am

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Alabama man accused of killing 19-month-old child who died from trauma

An Alabama man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 19-month-old child, according to authorities. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:47 am

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Alabama lawmaker under fire for celebrating KKK leader’s birthday

An Alabama lawmaker is facing sharp criticism, including a call to resign, for participating in a celebration marking the birthday of a Confederate general who ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:56 pm