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 ...

Alabama set to execute man for pastor’s slaying

U.S. 05/30/19, 00:13

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 lethal injection in Alabama.Christopher Lee Price's execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. ...

WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

U.S. 05/21/19, 00:19

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright yellow across its nose: "That's All, Brother."Seventy-five years later, in ...

Chris McNair, father of 1963 church bombing victim, dies

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:25

Chris McNair, the father of one of four young girls killed in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church, died Wednesday. He was 93.His family confirmed his death Wednesday in a statement.McNair's daughter Denise was one of four girls killed ...

Former student carrying gun arrested at school in Alabama

U.S. 04/26/19, 11:21

A former student has been arrested after bringing a gun to a high school near Birmingham, Alabama.News outlets report the 17-year-old was arrested Friday morning after staff at McAdory High School in McCalla found him in a bathroom with a ...

5 mosques vandalized in central England

Europe 03/21/19, 07:24

Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer.The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established.The incidents in Birmingham come just days after ...

Soccer fan pleads guilty to punching player during game

Sports 03/11/19, 07:19

A Birmingham supporter has pleaded guilty to assaulting Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish during a soccer match.In the League Championship game on Sunday between the city rivals, Paul Mitchell ran onto the field and landed a punch on the player's ...

Members of Congress make civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama

U.S. 03/01/19, 13:35

Dozens of members of Congress are making a weekend-long civil rights pilgrimage through Alabama, visiting spots that were instrumental in the fight for equality decades ago.The mostly Democratic group made its first stop Friday at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, ...

Alabama chemical spill sends dozens to hospitals

U.S. 02/27/19, 15:19

More than 50 people have been sent to hospitals around Birmingham, Alabama, following a chemical spill at a water treatment plant.Authorities tell news outlets that irritating gas caused by a mixture of ferric sulfate and sodium hypochlorite was causing breathing ...

Update: Tenn. gov monitoring storm damage; won’t visit

U.S. 02/25/19, 13:10

The Latest on violent weather and flooding in the Southeast (all times local):12:10 p.m.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee won't be visiting the damage caused throughout the state by recent storm activity over the weekend, but instead plans on remaining in close ...

Rivers rising in the South as 2 missing people sought

U.S. 02/25/19, 12:35

With rivers still rising after days of storms that dumped more than a foot of rain on the Southeast, authorities searched Monday for two missing people along Alabama waterways as a Mississippi community cleaned up from a killer tornado.Crews looked ...

Tefera sets indoor world record in 1,500 meters

Sports 02/16/19, 11:27

Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera has broken a 22-year-old indoor world record in the 1,500 meters after finishing the race in 3 minutes, 31.04 seconds at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.The 19-year-old Tefera, the indoor world champion in the distance, went ...

US Steel cites Trump in resuming construction project

Business 02/11/19, 17:07

U.S. Steel Corp. will restart construction on an idled manufacturing facility in Alabama, and it gave some of the credit to President Donald Trump's trade policies in an announcement Monday. Trump's "strong trade actions" are partly responsible for the resumption of ...

Feds investigating shooting death of black man at mall

U.S. 02/09/19, 20:40

Federal officials are investigating an Alabama mall shooting in which a police officer killed a black man he mistook for the gunman.News outlets report that U.S. Attorney Jay Town issued a statement Friday that the Department of Justice has been ...

Alabama NAACP criticizes state ruling on police shooting

U.S. 02/07/19, 12:56

The Alabama NAACP is criticizing the state's decision not to prosecute a police officer who killed a black man in a case of mistaken identity.A statement from the civil rights organization says Attorney General Steve Marshall's decision essentially tells Alabama's ...

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