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Man reunited with lost class ring more than 50 years later

Jun. 26, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A man has been reunited with the Auburn University class ring he lost most than 50 years ago. The Dothan Eagle reports 74-year-old Victor Voss got his ring back Monday. Voss says he was wearing the ring over his gloves on a cold day in 1966 because it was too large for his finger. He...

2 hospitalized after acid leak at Alabama poultry facility

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — At least two workers at the Wayne Farms poultry facility in Dothan have been hospitalized following an acid leak. One person's skin was exposed and another inhaled the vapors emitting from the chemical spilled Wednesday. Roughly 14 other workers who were in the area of the leak are...

History student uncovers former slave burial site

Jun. 26, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A student at the University of North Alabama has uncovered a former slave burial site and plans to share his findings with some of their descendants. The TimesDaily reports Josh Grigsby will present his findings on Friday at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. The cemetery is in...

Tuscaloosa python owner identified, snake still at-large

Jun. 26, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Tuscaloosa say they may have identified the owner of the 15-foot (4.5 meter) yellow python that's been the subject of a week-long search. A spokesman for the mayor's office says police zeroed in on a person of interest and have recovered a second python at a "local...

Tuscaloosa city council approves settlement for viral arrest

Jun. 26, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Tuscaloosa City Council has voted to approve a settlement to the attorney of a woman whose apparent beating by police was captured on a video that went viral last April. WBRC-TV reports the council greenlighted a $16,500 payment Tuesday to Julie Love, the attorney for Jhasmynn...

Texas firm to build distribution center in southeast Alabama

Jun. 26, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (AP) — A food and distribution firm plans to build a $100 million distribution center in southeast Alabama. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Coffee County facility being built by Texas-based Ben E. Keith Co. Al.com reports that the project is expected to create 80 direct...

Merrill in Alabama GOP Senate race; Sessions still a factor

Jun. 25, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced Tuesday he's joining a growing field of Republican primary candidates competing for a chance to unseat Democratic Sen. Doug Jones next year. "Let's take this Senate seat back and give it back to the people of Alabama," Merrill said...

The Latest: Shelby says Sessions hasn't ruled out Senate run

Jun. 25, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Alabama Senate race (all times local): 4:30p.m. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby said former attorney general Jeff Sessions has not ruled out running for his old Senate seat and would be a "formidable" candidate if he did. Shelby told reporters Tuesday that his former...

Alabama school district to raise price of school lunches

Jun. 25, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The price of school lunches in Huntsville City Schools is going up. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the cost will go up by 30 cents, raising the price to $2.65. Henry Ward, director of the child nutrition program for the district, tells WAAY-TV the U.S. Department of...

Montgomery officers can now grow facial hair, show tattoos

Jun. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — First responders in one Alabama city are now allowed to grow facial hair and show tattoos while in uniform. WSFA-TV reports the Montgomery Public Safety Department enacted changes to its appearance policy starting this month. Previously, police officers and firefighters were...