Alabama

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Authorities release photo of accused Ala. abductor

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have released a photo of a man they say killed a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy before taking refuge in an underground bunker.

02/01/2013

James Hood

James Hood dies; defied segregation at U. of Ala.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One of the first black students who enrolled at the University of Alabama a half century ago in defiance of racial segregation has died. James Hood of Gadsden was 70.

01/18/2013

Katherine Webb

ESPN apologizes for Musburger comments about quarterback’s girlfriend

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night’s telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame.

01/08/2013

Katherine Webb

Miss Alabama becomes the center of attention at BCS championship game

During the first half of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame the ESPN cameras found Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb. Watch the clip and learn about the ensuing controversy.

01/08/2013

Piper PA-30

Mom: Boy didn’t steal plane in crash

JASPER, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a teen killed along with two friends in an Alabama plane crash says her son had his own key to the plane and had flown it many times.

01/02/2013

Ala. woman sleeps through tornado ripping off roof

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman said Friday she fell asleep on the couch and didn’t realize a tornado had ripped off part of her roof and damaged most of the home until firefighters and neighbors came to check on her.

12/21/2012

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US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years – and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.

12/03/2012

Witnesses: Slain student appeared intoxicated

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Witnesses say a University of South Alabama student was screaming obscenities and talking about being on a “spiritual quest” shortly before campus police fatally shot him. Two students who knew 18-year-old […]

10/08/2012

Ala. council stops work on Confederate statue

SELMA, Ala. (AP) – Council members in an Alabama city voted Tuesday to stop a group’s work on a new monument honoring a Confederate general who was an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan. […]

09/26/2012

Dolphin found in Louisiana was shot to death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Conservationists are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a bottlenose dolphin in Louisiana. The dolphin’s body was found Saturday at Elmer’s Island […]

09/25/2012

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