June 5, 2020

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New details emerge in case of murdered Alabama university student

The family of the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter found dead last year was emotional as a police ... Read more | Add your comment

Is it time for Alabama to end celebrating Confederacy with holidays? Congressman thinks so.

An Alabama congresswoman said Monday it is time to end a state holiday celebrating the president of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Hurricane season just started, storm developing in Gulf, headed toward U.S.

A tropical depression that formed Monday in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a tropical storm ... Read more | Add your comment

As Alabama opens up, coronavirus cases steadily climb, nearly one-third of total in last two week

Alabama has topped 18,000 cases of coronavirus with nearly a third of the cases being added in the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Alabama crime scene where 7 bodies found in burning house ‘horrific,’ investigators say

Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama found seven people dead inside a home that had been set afire early Friday, authorities ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:43 pm

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JC Penney announces first round of store closures; Four Alabama locations set to close

J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, June 5, 2020 4:35 pm

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City of Mobile quietly removes Confederate statue overnight

The city of Mobile, Alabama removed a Confederate statue early Friday, without making any public announcements about it beforehand. The bronze figure of Admiral Raphael ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, June 5, 2020 7:29 am

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Seven people found dead inside burning house

Deputies responding to a call about a shooting in Alabama early Friday found seven people dead inside a home and the house on fire, WHNT-TV ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:40 am

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Burning cross found on bridge, deputies investigating

Deputies in Alabama are investigating a cross burning after a wooden cross lit ablaze was found by drivers passing alongside a bridge. The burning cross ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:36 am

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Alabama sheriff says investigators still working abuse case at group home

Authorities in Alabama said an investigation into elder abuse at a veterans group home was still ongoing, as deputies attempted to piece together how the ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:54 pm

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Police chief blames out-of-town anarchists for trouble in Alabama town

Out-of-town anarchists escalated tensions during a demonstration that led to police using tear gas and rubber bullets on the crowd, an Alabama police chief said ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:52 pm

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Alabama university police chief suspended over social media comments

The Troy University police chief was suspended on Wednesday after making inflammatory comments on social media regarding the death of George Floyd while in police ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:22 pm

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Alabama police use smoke, pepper spray to disperse protesters

Police in north Alabama appeared to use smoke and pepper spray, or another chemical agent, to sweep protesters out of the courthouse square in Huntsville. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:19 pm

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Second Alabama inmate dies of COVID-19, state reports

The Alabama prison system said Wednesday that a second inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19 as the number of cases among inmates and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:10 pm

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Lawyer says city worker fired for refusing to perform temperature checks at city hall

A lawyer for a city worker who accused an Alabama mayor of slapping her last year has been fired after refusing to perform temperature checks ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:21 am

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Escaped Alabama inmate captured in Tennessee

An Alabama inmate was captured in Tennessee about five hours after he escaped from custody, prison officials said. Michael Kimbrough, 38, was arrested Tuesday night ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:07 am

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Alabama police officer shot, killed at motel

A police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night when responding to a call at a motel in Alabama, local news outlets reported. He was identified ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:06 am

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Alabama Confederate monument dismantled overnight

The base of a Confederate monument in Alabama’s largest city was all that remained Tuesday morning after crews worked overnight to dismantle it. Workers began ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:16 am

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Alabama city begins work to remove Confederate monument after violent protests

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city declared a state of emergency, imposed a curfew and began work to remove a Confederate monument Monday after demonstrators ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:44 am

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Auburn mourns loss of former football coach Pat Dye. He died Monday, but will remembered for rebuilding Auburn’s program

Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, June 1, 2020 2:44 pm

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Alabama protests turn ugly with vandalism, fires and arrests

Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country after ... Read more

by kevincooper, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:16 pm

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Food prices have skyrocketed to historic levels, likely not to drop soon

As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 1:59 pm

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Alabama city may require face masks be worn in public

Montgomery might become the latest Alabama city to require the wearing of face masks in public as the city deals with rising COVID-19 cases. Montgomery ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 11:49 am

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Alabama inmate dead after apparent assault by another inmate

The Alabama prison system reported that an inmate died after being assaulted by another inmate. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said Jamaal ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 11:47 am

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Missing Alabama teen found dead in Elk River

The body of an Alabama teenager who went missing while fishing earlier this week was pulled Friday from the Elk River. Emergency crews found Miguel ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:55 am

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Alabama felon indicted for possessing pipe bomb, feds say

A federal grand jury this week indicted a Madison man for possessing a pipe bomb, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Bureau of Alcohol, ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, May 29, 2020 5:15 pm

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Police say this man had more than 1 million stolen identities in his backpack and they want help finding him

Alabama authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect who is believed to have possessed more than 1 million stolen identities. The man, ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, May 29, 2020 5:09 pm

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Alabama man charged with murder, child abuse after 5-month-old boy dies of brain trauma

An Alabama man was charged Friday with the murder of a 5-month-old boy left in his care. Thomas Anthony Glenn, 28, of Trafford, Alabama, was ... Read more

by Alabama Now, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:58 pm

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Alabama man missing for two months found dead in South Carolina

Two months after he disappeared from Alabama, the man’s body has been found in South Carolina. Phillip Rawling Jr., 42, was reported missing March 31 ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:39 pm