March 7, 2021

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Top Alabama health leader says wear a mask, other virus measure even after mandate expires

Alabama’s mask mandate expires April 9, but not the recommendation to wear masks, the state health officer emphasized ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabama governor bucks GOP trend, extends virus mask order

Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month ... Read more | Add your comment

Kangaroo escapes, high-tails it down Alabama highway

When driving the backroads of Alabama, you have to expect the unexpected. That is what happened for a ... Read more | Add your comment

Alabama man admits to killing ‘Good Samaritan’ who stopped to help after car accident

A man accused in the stabbing death of a motorist who stopped to assist him on a roadside ... Read more | Add your comment

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Officials warn of rare COVID-19 syndrome affecting Alabama children

More than 80 suspected cases of a rare condition linked to COVID-19, has prompted Alabama health officials to issue a warning to parents to be ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Sunday, March 7, 2021 7:07 am

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Biden to mark ‘Bloody Sunday’ by signing voting-rights order

President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:51 am

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Triple funeral planned after tragic collision with garbage truck kills Mississippi dad, his two children

Funeral arrangements have been set for the Mississippi father and his two young children who were killed Thursday morning when their car collided with a ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:57 pm

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Alabama professors on leave after racially insensitive photos surface

Three professors at the University of South Alabama have been placed on leave after racially insensitive Halloween photos surfaced of them, the university said. USA ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:06 pm

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Alabama city closes part of beach to help avoid ‘MTV destination’ crowds

One Alabama city has decided to close a part of its public beach to visitors until further notice. Was it because of the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:03 am

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Alabama congressman Mo Brooks among those sued over riots at U.S. Capitol

Rep. Eric Swalwell, who served as a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment trial, sued Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, the former president and others ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:40 am

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Democrats use civil rights history to garner support for Amazon union vote

Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, comparing ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 5:36 pm

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Firefighters find dead body in burning Alabama apartment

Police are investigating after a person was found dead in a burning apartment in Birmingham. The victim’s body was discovered Thursday night. Officer Truman Fitzgerald ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, March 5, 2021 3:14 pm

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Alabama sheriff’s trial on theft charges reset for July

A new trial date has been set for an Alabama sheriff who faces 11 theft and ethics charges. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely was indicted ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:08 pm

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Alabama lawmakers to vote on casino, lottery bill next week

Alabama lawmakers are headed to a vote on a lottery and casino bill next week, the bill sponsor said Thursday, even though last-minute negotiations are ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:02 pm

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7-year-old Alabama girl raises more than $300,000 to fund her own brain surgery

Liza Scott, 7, started a lemonade stand at her mom’s bakery last summer so she could buy some frills like toys and sequined high-heel shoes. ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:15 am

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Ivey to announce fate of Alabama mask order

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will announce whether she will extend, or lift, a statewide mask order that has been in place since July. The governor ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:07 am

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Alabama rapper charged in music video shooting in Atlanta

An Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at music video set in downtown Atlanta, authorities said. OMB Peezy was arrested Monday and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:04 am

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Alabama lawmakers consider making state health officer position appointed by governor

An Alabama Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would let the governor pick the state’s top public health official. The Senate Health Committee ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:16 pm

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Mississippi kangaroo captured after three days of freedom hopping around Alabama

A young kangaroo who slipped away from his keepers as he was being hauled to a new home has been captured. The Winfield Police Department, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:04 pm

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Health expert: Too soon to ease Alabama mask mandate

Alabama “isn’t out of the woods yet” with COVID-19 and it’s too early for Gov. Kay Ivey to lift a mask order that has been ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:47 pm

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Two arrested in Mississippi in south Alabama strip club slaying

Two people have been arrested on the Mississippi coast following a weekend killing at an Alabama strip club. Robert Jamonte Abrams, 30, and girlfriend Breanna ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:45 pm

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State offers reward in 11-year-old girl’s 1999 murder

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office and CrimeStoppers have joined together to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:21 pm

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Alabama authorities call shooting of 2 people driving on heavily trafficked interstate a ‘brazen act’

An Alabama law enforcement officer called Tuesday morning’s shooting on Interstate 65 a brazen act. Two people were shot Tuesday morning while traveling southbound on ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:58 pm

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Prank or theft? Alabama woman arrested, accused of stealing neighbor’s goat, painting it blue

Was it a prank gone wrong or a theft? An Alabama woman was arrested on an animal cruelty charge after officials say she took her ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:42 am

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Police ID man shot, killed in standoff with Alabama officer

Police in Alabama have identified a 27-year-old man who was shot to death during a confrontation with officers, one day after another man was killed ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:34 pm

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Kentucky man beat pregnant woman so severely she lost baby, police say

Police say a Kentucky man beat a pregnant woman so severely that she had a miscarriage. Freddy T. Humfleet, 44, of London, Kentucky, was arrested ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:31 pm

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Alabama governor offers reward for clues on cold case murders

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has put up $5,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction in two unsolved killings. Dallas County District Attorney ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:05 pm

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Alabama man wanted for murder arrested in Connecticut

A man wanted for murder in Alabama was arrested at a hotel in Connecticut on Thursday. John Robert Thomas III, 40, of Opelika, was taken ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:38 am

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Shot fired at Alabama mall after handgun drops out of shopper’s pocket

An Alabama shopper had police scrambling after his handgun fell out of his pocket and discharged. Mobile police responded to the call of a shot ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:20 am