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Less trash, more recycling in Alabama

Jun. 17, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Department of Environmental Management isn't messing around when it comes to recycling. AL.Com reports Alabama recycled more than 25% of its generated trash in 2018, setting a new record. Materials Management Section Chief Gavin Adams says Alabama recycled 16% of its total...

Federal judge lets Alabama suit over Census proceed

Jun. 6, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama can proceed with its lawsuit trying to block people from being counted in the 2020 Census if they're living in the country without documentation. U.S. District Judge David Proctor of Birmingham ruled Wednesday that the state and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of...

Teen says kayaking trip ended in beating, rape threats

Jun. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A teenager says a kayaking trip down an Alabama river ended with him and his friends being beaten and threatened with sexual assault. News outlets quote 18-year-old Collins Nelson of Huntsville as saying he and other friends were on the Flint River in northern Alabama on Sunday when...

Alabama man dies after copperhead snake bite

May. 29, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Tuscaloosa man has died after his family says he was bitten by a copperhead snake at home. Al.com reports that 52-year-old Oliver Baker was pronounced dead on Monday at a hospital in Huntsville three days after the bite. Family members say Baker was on the patio over the Memorial...

Huntsville man killed in boating accident on Lake Wheeler

May. 27, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State authorities say a Huntsville man was killed after falling off a personal watercraft. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Troopers said that 56-year-old Jerome Marks was killed Saturday on Lake Wheeler near Talucah Landing. The Marine Patrol said the accident remains...

The fastest growing and shrinking cities in Alabama

May. 26, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

Alabama's list of largest cities is due for another shakeup. In 2016, Huntsville passed Mobile to become the state's third-largest city. Next year the Rocket City will likely pass Montgomery to become the second-largest. If population trends hold true over the next few years, it won't be long until Huntsville...

Huntsville auto plant announced; will create 650 jobs

May. 22, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A group of automobile suppliers announced plans to invest $220 million in a manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The venture by Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama is expected to create 650 jobs. The facility will produce structural body stampings and assemblies, as well as...

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

May. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Abortion clinics are facing protesters emboldened by a flurry of restrictive new state laws as they reassure confused patients that the laws have yet to take effect, abortion providers said. "We have actually had many people calling and say, 'Are you open? Are you still seeing...

6 charged after Alabama slaying, 7th suspect sought

May. 21, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama say they've arrested six people and are still looking for another suspect in a slaying earlier this month. Authorities in the Huntsville suburb of Madison tell news outlets that 19-year-old Caleb Ryan Kegley of Athens is charged with murder and burglary in the May 6...

New Mazda Toyota supplier to bring 380 jobs to Huntsville

May. 14, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Japanese auto supplier is bringing its first U.S. facility to Huntsville to provide parts to the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA plant. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Tuesday the new supplier, DaikyoNishikawa US, will create 380 new jobs. "For decades, Alabama has built strong...