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

Texas 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 ...

Ex-Alabama Gov. Bentley settles fired official’s lawsuit

U.S. 06/13/19, 14:33

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned amid a scandal, has reached a settlement agreement to end a wrongful dismissal lawsuit filed by his one-time law enforcement secretary who had publicly accused the governor of having an affair with an aide, lawyers confirmed Thursday.Former Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier sued ...

University: Return of donor’s money ‘never’ about abortion

U.S. 06/11/19, 11:04

University of Alabama officials have released a selection of emails to back up their contention that their decision to return a record $26.5 million donation had nothing to do with the donor's highly publicized call for a boycott in response to the state's new, near-total abortion ban.Instead, the emails suggest ...

Alabama governor signs bill to chemically castrate child abusers

U.S. 06/11/19, 06:09

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a law proposal requiring anyone accused of committing a sexual offense against a child under the age of 13 to undergo chemical castration therapy as a parole requirement. Chemical castration therapy reduces the lilido and sexual activity. Alabama House Bill 379 provides that anyone ...

University of Alabama trustees vote to refund $26M gift

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:33

The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation from a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., a 70-year-old real estate investor and lawyer, had already given $21.5 million to ...

Update: U of Alabama removes donor’s name from school

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:19

The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local):11:15 a.m.The University of Alabama law school no longer bears the name of a donor who called for a boycott after the state passed a hardline anti-abortion law.University of Alabama School of Law sign is seen after ...

University may return $21.5M after donor’s abortion remarks

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:11

When philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama in September, the institution showered him with praise, lauding his generosity, describing him as a "special person" and renaming the law school in his honor. That relationship quickly soured. On Friday, Alabama's board of trustees ...

Alabama bill: Chemical castration for some sex offenders

U.S. 06/05/19, 20:02

Some sex offenders in Alabama could be chemically castrated before being released on parole, under a bill approved by state lawmakers. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill last week and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey. Chemical castration involves taking medication that blocks testosterone production in order to decrease the person's ...

2nd wreck with multiple deaths happens near Mississippi town

U.S. 06/05/19, 17:04

Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children aboard, on a rural Mississippi highway not far from the scene of another crash that killed eight people two days earlier. Kemper County Sheriff James Moore described the scene ...

Update: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran’s funeral

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:59

The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):5:50 p.m.Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years.An American flag flies at half-staff for former Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, ...

Update: Alabama inmate executed for killing preacher

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:40

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A man convicted of using a sword and knife to kill a country preacher during a robbery has been executed in Alabama, weeks after he was initially scheduled to die. Christopher Lee Price was killed by lethal injection ...

After delay, Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 18:50

A man who was nearly put to death before an execution warrant expired last month amid disagreements between U.S. Supreme Court justices is again set to die by injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holman prison, but officials said it had been temporarily ...

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