Suspect in custody in shooting death of Alabama sheriff

U.S. 11/23/19, 22:09

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, and an 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong manhunt. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in the line of duty and that she ...

Governor: Alabama sheriff shot, killed in line of duty

U.S. 11/23/19, 18:58

An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, later saying they were seeking a man considered to be a “serious risk” who may be traveling on foot. Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams had been “tragically killed” in ...

Man: Slashing ‘Baby Trump’ was matter of good versus evil

U.S. 11/12/19, 08:40

An Alabama man charged with criminal mischief in the slashing of a towering "Baby Trump" balloon has defended his actions, saying it was a matter of good versus evil. Al.com reports Hoyt Deau Hutchinson called the syndicated radio show "Rick & Bubba Show" on Monday, Nov. 11, to describe what happened. ...

President Trump immersed in resounding applause during Alabama-LSU game

Football 11/10/19, 10:55

President Donald Trump was greeted with a warm welcome and loud cheers from the crowd during his Saturday, Nov. 9, attendance of University of Alabama’s football game against Louisiana State University. The president sat one tier above the field with First Lady Melania Trump, where he waved at fans while smiling ...

Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Politics 11/06/19, 18:20

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday, Nov. 6. Sessions, 72, will be making a return to the political stage a year after stepping down as President ...

Coroner confirms brother and sister killed in Alabama double homicide

U.S. 10/21/19, 08:23

The Macon County Coroner’s Office has released the identities of a brother and sister killed in a double homicide Sunday, Oct. 20, in Macon County, Alabama. Coroner Hal Bentley has identified the victims as Sharon Gess, 48, and her brother William Gess Junior, 60, WRBL reported. The siblings were found deceased in ...

14-year-old confesses to shooting all five family members in Alabama home

U.S. 09/03/19, 15:10

A 14-year-old boy in Alabama called police to report all five members of his family had been shot and then confessed to the crime, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 3. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said that deputies responded to a 911 call by the 14-year-old in Elkmont early Tuesday morning, according ...

Police: 1 dead in parking deck shooting in Alabama

U.S. 06/27/19, 07:40

The Hoover Police Department verified that one person was murdered in a shooting on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, at Riverchase Galleria's north parking deck. Police and firefighters replied around 1:30 p.m. to the deck's fifth floor. They discovered an adult white male suffering from a gunshot wound when they came. He ...

Storms bring tornadoes, floods, power outages across the US

U.S. 06/20/19, 13:04

Potent thunderstorms have been blamed for one death and left more than 200,000 people without power across the southern United States — and fierce winds were expected to wallop parts of several states as new storms form Thursday, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along ...

Alabama signs law allowing church to hire its own police force

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:37

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation permitting Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own police force for its church and school campuses. The law, approved two weeks ago allows the Birmingham-based church to set up a private law enforcement department to make arrests when crimes are committed on its properties. Church ...

Fire on Alabama-Florida line wounds 2, destroys beach condos

U.S. 06/19/19, 12:18

An overnight fire near the Alabama-Florida state line has destroyed multiple condominiums near the beach at Perdido Key and injured a resident and a firefighter.Escambia County officials say the blaze broke out early Wednesday at a development within yards of the Flora-Bama bar and spread quickly. People reportedly ran from ...

Inmate fatally stabbed at state prison in south Alabama

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:48

One prison inmate was stabbed to death by another over the weekend, state officials said Monday in Alabama, where high rates of prison violence have recently been criticized by the U.S. Justice Department.Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in a news release that 29-year-old Jeremy Reshad Bailey was ...

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters

U.S. 06/16/19, 07:57

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order ...

Man mows lawns for veterans in all 50 states

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:38

An Alabama man says he has completed his quest to mow lawns for veterans in all 50 states.Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Friday that he's headed home from Hawaii after cutting grass in Oahu. He got to his last state with help from Delta Air Lines.He says he will now continue ...

Jury sentences father to death for killing his 5 children

U.S. 06/13/19, 17:35

A South Carolina father was sentenced to death Thursday for killing his five children with his own hands. After they were dead, he drove around with their bodies for nine days before dumping them in garbage bags on the side of an Alabama dirt road. Timothy Jones Jr. showed no emotion ...

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