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COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinated when she got sick...

Auburn University boosting minimum wage for employees

Oct. 19, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University will increase its minimum wage to $14.50 an hour for full-time workers and says the change will affect more than 200 employees. The increase, which takes effect Jan. 1, was meant to ensure that the university's minimum pay exceeds...

Alabama veterans board wants inquiry into chemical exposure

Oct. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s veterans affairs board is pushing for the creation of a program to aid veterans who have health problems that might stem from exposure to toxic chemicals at a former U.S. Army post. The State Board of Veterans Affairs unanimously passed...

Three charged with murder of Alabama teen playing in bedroom

Oct. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police have charged a third person with capital murder in the killing of a 13-year-old boy who was hit by a bullet that entered his bedroom as he played on an iPad. Jaden Zaire Jenkins, 19, was arrested Monday in the death of Kei'lan Allen....

Police: 3rd man wanted in Alabama HS football game shooting

Oct. 18, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Police on Monday released the name of a third man wanted in an Alabama shooting that wounded two adults and three teenagers outside a high school football game. Mobile police said they had five warrants accusing Hezekiah Kaniel Belfon, 19, of...

College towns plan to challenge results of 2020 census

Oct. 18, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

Some college towns plan to challenge the results of the 2020 census, claiming they were shortchanged because the pandemic forced students to leave campuses and complaining that the undercount could cost them federal money and prestige. College communities such as...

2 men arrested in drive-by that killed 13-year-old

Oct. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two men have been arrested and police are looking for others in the drive-by shooting that killed a 13-year-old Alabama boy who was playing with his iPad in his bedroom, an investigator said Monday Julian Lamont Gordon Jr., 21, was arrested...

Alabama medical cannabis license dates to stay the same

Oct. 18, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama regulatory commission has plenty to do before people can apply for medical cannabis licenses, so it won’t push for a date that might allow sales next year, a commission official said. The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission had said...

Judge denies request to block lethal injection in Alabama

Oct. 18, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has declined to block Thursday’s scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate convicted of the 1991 kidnap and murder of a woman abducted outside an automatic teller machine. U.S. Chief District Judge Emily Marks on Sunday denied a...

Britt dominates fundraising in Alabama Senate race

Oct. 18, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Boyd Britt has piled up a significant cash advantage over Trump-backed Rep. Mo Brooks and other candidates in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate. Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, is seeking to fill his seat in...