• United States Nov 4, 2019

    Former President Jimmy Carter Is Back Teaching Sunday School

    Former President Jimmy Carter taught a Bible lesson on life after death Sunday less than two weeks after breaking his pelvis in a fall. Using a walker, the 95-year-old Democrat slowly entered the crowded sanctuary at Maranatha Baptist Church in the southwest Georgia town of Plains. “Morning, everybody,” he said cheerfully.

  • Governor Oct 26, 2019

    3-Year-Old Kamille ‘Cupcake' McKinney Died From Suffocation, According to Court Documents

    Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a dumpster more than a week after she vanished from a birthday party in Alabama, died from suffocation, according to documents read during a court appearance for the man and woman charged in her murder. The man, Patrick Stallworth, and the woman, Derick Brown, appeared before a judge on...

  • Governor Oct 23, 2019

    Body of Missing Alabama Girl Found in Dumpster; 2 Being Charged

    Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people with murder, police said Tuesday. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that the remains of Kamille McKinney were located in a trash bin that had been taken to a landfill. Police had been...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    NOAA Scientist: Agency Likely Broke Science Integrity Rules

    The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. Two top NOAA civil servants not so quietly revolted against an unsigned agency press release issued late Friday rebuking the...

  • United States May 23, 2019

    Last Slave Ship From Africa ID'd on Alabama Coast: Officials

    Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday. Remains of the Gulf schooner Clotilda were identified and verified near Mobile after months of assessment, a statement by the Alabama Historical Commission said.

  • America May 5, 2019

    Buttigieg, Husband Attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday School Class

    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in rural South Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. “You know him?” Carter had said earlier in reference to Buttigieg, drawing a laugh...

  • Christmas Nov 29, 2018

    Ala. Mall Shooting: Arrest Made Days After Police Kill Wrong Man

    Authorities arrested a man suspected of a Thanksgiving shooting at an Alabama mall where police killed a man they mistakenly believed to be the gunman, officials said Thursday. Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. was killed by an officer responding to the report of a mall shooting. Police said Bradford had a gun, and they initially blamed him for opening fire. They...

  • spokesman Jul 14, 2017

    Jimmy Buffett's Home State Ends Ban on Margarita Pitchers

    Welcome back to Margaritaville: Singer Jimmy Buffett’s childhood home on Thursday backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the drink he made famous. The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board announced an end to the pitcher prohibition a day after al.com published a column criticizing the moratorium.

  • United States Jun 23, 2017

    Trump Slashes Grant for Group Combatting White Extremism

    The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists....
    A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for the Chicago-based Life After Hate, which was initially awarded the money in January during the closing days...

  • Alabama Mar 22, 2017

    Bird Flu Outbreak Nation's Worst Since 2015: Expert

    A bird flu outbreak that has led officials to euthanize more than 200,000 animals in three Southern states already is the nation’s worst since 2015 and new cases are still popping up, an expert said Wednesday. Agriculture officials are trying to limit the damage, but it’s unclear whether quarantines, transportation bans and mass killings will stop the spread, said Joseph...

  • Facebook Dec 13, 2016

    Paw-Rouette: Dog Named ‘Pig' Dances Ballet in ‘Mutt-Cracker'

    Even casual dance fans have heard of the Christmastime classic “The Nutcracker,” but what about “The Mutt-cracker?” The humane society fundraiser features a misshapen little mutt named “Pig” as the pirouetting pet of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The show has been performed by the Birmingham Ballet for the past five years. This year’s version was staged Friday to a near...

  • Sheriff Sep 29, 2016

    ‘More Than Just Another Call': Chief Talks About SC School Shooting

    When two firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck....
    Within minutes, though, they performed actions that led to them being hailed as heroes: One went inside to help treat the wounded and the other searched for the...

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