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Lockheed Martin to base hypersonics program in Alabama

Sep. 16, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

COURTLAND, Ala. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it will base its hypersonics weapons program in north Alabama, where about 275 new jobs will be added over the next three years. The company held a ceremony Monday in Courtland, where two new buildings will be constructed to serve as a manufacturing and...

Third suspect convicted in 2015 slaying of paralyzed man

Sep. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man will not face the death penalty, but could spend life in prison, after being convicted of fatally shooting a paraplegic man in a 2015 robbery. Al.com reports 22-year-old Latransezon Malloy was convicted of felony murder on Thursday, making him the third suspect...

Couple new to Alabama to turn fire station into a home

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The former Gordon Drive fire station will get a new life as a home for two newcomers to Decatur. Bill and Megan Morrow wanted an old, historic home when they were transferred from Yuma, Arizona, to Redstone Arsenal, where they work as civilians for the U.S. Army. Used to living in a...

Alabama mayor vetoes pay raises for himself, City Council

Sep. 13, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city's mayor has vetoed raises for himself and members of the city council. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle nixed the increases Friday. News outlets report Battle said, in a news release, that he had a "philosophical difference" with council members on how they should be...

Huntsville says no to electric scooters

Sep. 13, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Leaders in Huntsville are saying no to a proposal to allow electric scooters in the north Alabama city. News outlets report that City Council members rejected a move to bring a scooter pilot program to downtown on a 3-2 vote during a meeting Thursday night. The scooters have drawn...

Weather chief thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

Sep. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Struggling to keep his emotions in check, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both defended President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday and thanked forecasters who contradicted the president's claims about Hurricane Dorian threatening Alabama....

NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules

Sep. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — 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...

Judge dismisses wrongful death lawsuit over abortion

Sep. 3, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf on an aborted embryo by a man who was upset that his ex-girlfriend ended her pregnancy. Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer ruled Friday that Ryan Magers could not bring a wrongful death claim over a legal...

Decatur's Mr. Reliable: Make takes on school district jobs

Sep. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Like a kindergarten student learning his numbers, Phil Hastings used his fingers to add up the number of superintendents that have employed him in Decatur City Schools. "Wait one second," he said after using his fingers to count to seven. Hastings had forgotten to include the interim...

Father killed, son shot after older son ordered to clean up

Aug. 27, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

TONEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama father is dead and his 12-year old son is in critical condition following a domestic shooting at their home in Toney. Linda and Rick McNamara tell WAFF-TV that their son, 43-year-old Chad Wanca, died Saturday from a gunshot wound at Huntsville Hospital. Wanca's 12-year-old...