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 ...

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 ...

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values ‘sanctity of life’

U.S. 05/20/19, 13:06

Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment. Gov. Kay Ivey last week approved the most stringent abortion law in ...

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:10

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" The demonstration came three days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony ...

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

U.S. 05/15/19, 20:17

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a ...

Heart of Dixie? Alabama presenting diversity in bicentennial

U.S. 03/31/19, 07:56

In 1961, Alabama marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War with white women dressed in hoop skirts parading through a coliseum and a re-enactment of the inauguration of the Confederate president at the state Capitol.The state's 2019 bicentennial celebration is very different, with a frank ...

Watchdog group’s leader steps down after founder’s firing

U.S. 03/22/19, 20:51

The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Friday announced that he is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization best known for its work monitoring extremist groups.Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen sent an email to staff saying that he would be stepping down ...

Civil rights organization announces dismissal of founder

U.S. 03/14/19, 15:01

The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once won a lawsuit that bankrupted a leading Ku Klux Klan group.A statement by Richard Cohen, the president of the law center, said Dees' employment had been ...

Update: Sentencing delayed in Alabama investor scam

U.S. 02/28/19, 12:51

The Latest on the sentencing of admitted con-man Kyle Sandler in the Round House investor fraud (all times local):12:45 p.m.A federal judge has delayed sentencing for a con-man who bilked investors in Alabama of nearly $2 million.This booking photograph provided by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office in Bryan, Texas, shows ...

Sentencing set in nearly $2M Alabama scam

U.S. 02/28/19, 01:07

A man who pleaded guilty to scamming an Alabama town for nearly $2 million is due in federal court to find out how long he will go to prison.A judge scheduled sentencing for 43-year-old Kyle Sandler for Thursday morning in Montgomery.Sandler moved to the east Alabama town of Opelika (Oh-puh-LIE-kuh) ...

Protesters remembered on anniversary of 1960 Alabama sit-in

U.S. 02/25/19, 19:36

Joseph Peterson was a college student on Feb. 25, 1960 when he and other African-American students walked to the whites-only lunch counter at the Montgomery County Courthouse, sat down and asked to be served.He and eight other students at what is now Alabama State University were later expelled for leading ...

Calipari Kentucky’s 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

Sports 02/23/19, 15:53

Kentucky coach John Calipari surpassed Joe B. Hall on the school's all-time wins list and is second behind Adolph Rupp after an 80-53 victory over Auburn on Saturday.Calipari is 298-68 in 10 seasons with the Wildcats. Hall compiled a 297-100 record in 13 seasons and led the Wildcats to a ...

Alabama city to respond to decision about police shooting

U.S. 02/06/19, 09:00

An Alabama city is responding to the state's decision against prosecuting a police officer who mistakenly killed a black man in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving.Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and others have scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning about the slaying of Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr.Alabama Attorney General Steve ...

Top Alabama news stories of 2018

U.S. 12/29/18, 15:30

Alabama's top news stories of the year included the 2018 elections, the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a major economic development announcement and the opening of a memorial to lynching victims U.S. Sen. Doug Jones was sworn into office in January after becoming the first Alabama Democrat elected to ...

Ivey touts experience, Maddox the need for change

Football 11/04/18, 13:18

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and challenger Walt Maddox agree the gubernatorial election is about choice.Ivey says the election is about keeping Alabama on the right track. Maddox frames it as a decision to break with the choices that have kept Alabama mired in the past.The race pits the 45-year-old Tuscaloosa ...

Packers deal RB Ty Montgomery to Ravens

Football 10/30/18, 17:40

The Green Bay Packers have traded running back and kick returner Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens.Baltimore was sending a seventh-round draft pick to Green Bay in what was a busy trade deadline day for Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.Green Bay also traded starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the ...

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