Trump encourages supporters to take COVID vaccines

News 08/22/21, 15:59

The previous president encouraged supporters to be immunized against the deadly disease, as an infectious variant sweeps across the nation on Aug. 21. Donald Trump urged everyone attending his "Save America" rally at York Family Farms in Cullman County, Alabama to be vaccinated against COVID-19. "I believe totally in your freedoms, I ...

90 percent of latest Alabama interstate crash fatalities were children

U.S. 06/21/21, 02:09

An overwhelming majority of people who died in storm-related highway accidents were underage. Tropical Storm Claudette has been blamed for causing a pile-up of at least 15 vehicles along the Alabama stretch of Interstate 65 on June 19. The hazardous mix of heavy rain and strong winds created deadly conditions for motorists. ...

Alabama lifts Yoga ban in public schools

U.S. 05/22/21, 19:41

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama has signed a bill allowing public schools to provide Yoga, breaking a nearly 30-year moratorium in the state. Christian conservatives who support the ban say Yoga will encourage people to convert to Hinduism. Yoga will also be offered as an elective in grades K-12 under the ...

Alabama makes it illegal for trans athletes to compete in certain sports

U.S. 04/26/21, 00:41

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed legislation on Friday, April 23, that makes it illegal for student athletes who are transgender to participate in certain programs. After signing the bill, the governor's office stated that Alabama "may never allow a biological male to participate on a female team." These athletes still can ...

Alabama Republicans to honor Trump as one of US’s greatest presidents

U.S. 03/13/21, 19:36

The Alabama Republican Party will acknowledge former President Donald Trump as one of the 'greatest' presidents in U.S. history at a reception held at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday evening, March 13. Perry Hooper Jr., a member of the state party’s executive committee, said that he will present Trump with a framed resolution that grants ...

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 ...

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