October 26, 2020

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Alabama coach Nick Saban, AD Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the ... Read more | Add your comment

President Trump says he, first lady both tested positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Mysterious boat revealed in Alabama bayou after storm surge from Hurricane Sally

A mystery emerged from a South Alabama bayou after Hurricane Sally revealed the remains of a boat hidden ... Read more | Add your comment

US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security, privacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TickTok and WeChat on Sunday, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Report of possible human trafficking leads to 42 indictments in Alabama drug ring

A report of possible prostitution and human trafficking from a private citizen has led to the indictment of 42 people in a Mobile County drug ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:45 pm

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Servicewomen identified in plane that crashed in to Alabama neighborhood

Authorities have identified the two service members who were killed when their plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood. U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 11:05 am

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Absentee voting hits record level in Alabama

Alabamians are voting by absentee ballot in record numbers this year after pandemic rules made it easier to do so, even lining up on Saturdays ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:51 am

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Authorities: 2 preteen girls in truck lead police on 30-mile chase

Two young girls in a pickup truck led police on a chase of at least 30 miles through metro Birmingham, authorities said. Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:42 am

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Zeta likely hurricane before hitting Yucatan, heading for US

A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:36 am

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Mother, stepson charged with killing 14-year-old boy with autism

Officers believe a man beat his 14-year-old stepbrother to death as the mother of the boy watched and then walked away. Rebecca Greenwood, 52, and ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, October 26, 2020 9:30 am

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Two people killed when U.S. Navy training plane crashes into Alabama neighborhood

A U.S. Navy training plane that took off from Florida crashed Friday in an Alabama residential neighborhood near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:29 am

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Winners and losers: Alabama high school football scores

High school football scores from around Alabama. Abbeville 32, G.W. Long 13 Addison 49, Sulligent 0 Alabama Christian Academy 32, Bullock County 14 Alexandria 24, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:24 am

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Confederate monument removed from Alabama courthouse

A 115-year-old Confederate monument that was the subject of protests in Alabama this year was removed from outside a county courthouse early Friday. News outlets ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 23, 2020 5:24 pm

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‘Play fighting’ death of Alabama college student leads to negligent homicide charge

A grand jury indicted a New Orleans man on charges of negligent homicide and obstruction of justice in the shooting death of an Alabama college ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 4:31 pm

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Man charged with capital murder after stabbing couple in their Alabama home

A man is facing two capital murder charges and an attempted murder charge in connection with a Thursday night assault in Auburn. Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 3:18 pm

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Alabama school system spends quarter of a million dollars to oust superintendent

A north Alabama school system decided to pay $250,000 to oust a superintendent who has been on leave since the FBI searched his home in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 23, 2020 3:02 pm

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Driver of 18-wheeler dies in fiery Mobile crash Thursday

The driver of an 18-wheeler died Thursday in a crash on Interstate 10 in Mobile. Leland Driskel III, 56, was identified as the driver of ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:40 am

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Hurricane center keeping eye on tropical disturbance that could enter Gulf

A tropical disturbance in the western Caribbean could cause problems in the Gulf of Mexico next week. The National Hurricane Center said the tropical wave ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:22 am

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Gap Inc. closing 350 stores, moves towards leaving malls

 Gap Inc. said it will be closing 220 of its namesake Gap stores. The San Francisco-based retailer, which was for decades a fixture at shopping ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:52 am

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“I voted”: 104-year-old Alabama resident casts absentee ballot, cites privilege of voting

Although there are still a few days remaining before the October 29 deadline for absentee voting in the general election, Sarah C. Jones of Goshen ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:46 am

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Hearing set for woman convicted of torturing, killing her two stepchildren

An Alabama judge has scheduled a hearing Nov. 17 for a woman who was sentenced to death for torturing and killing her two stepchildren. Mobile ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:36 am

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Forecasters recall the intensity of a record-setting hurricane that will be forever overshadowed by Katrina

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer By the middle of October 2005, the United States had already had its fill of notorious and catastrophic hurricanes. The hurricane ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:02 pm

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Alabama Lt Gov with virus diagnosis still against mask order

Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said Thursday that he remains opposed to mandatory mask orders despite being diagnosed with COVID-19, even though he encourages people ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:26 pm

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Large alligator flips boats in Alabama lake, blocks boaters from shore

Two Alabama women say they feared for their lives when a large alligator in Daphne’s Lake Forest flipped over their kayaks last weekend. Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:11 pm

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UPDATE: Two female hikers missing in national forest found safe

Two female hikers who went missing in Bankhead National Forest were found with no injuries on Thursday. Shortly after noon, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:10 pm

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Six people charged with defrauding $12 million with fake theology school

Six people from three states are charged with defrauding $12 million from federal student aid programs by allegedly enrolling students into a theology school without ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:40 am

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Alabama man takes city bus to buy pepper spray to settle dispute with man holding knife

Mobile police say a man got so angered in an argument with another man Wednesday night that he took a city bus to buy pepper ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:31 am

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Alabama authorities searching for missing man

East Alabama authorities are searching for a missing Phenix City man. The Phenix City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 39-year-old ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:11 am

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Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in November. ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:29 am