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Natalee Holloway disappearance suspect pleads not guilty to extorting victim's mother

Jun. 09, 2023 20:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the chief suspect in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance, pleaded not guilty Friday in Alabama to charges he tried to extort money from the missing teen’s mother in exchange for revealing where to find her daughter’s remains. ...

Fiery crash on Interstate 65 in Alabama injures 6, shuts down traffic

Jun. 08, 2023 19:56 PM EDT

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — A tractor-trailer crash and fire left six people hurt and traffic snarled for hours Thursday on Interstate 65 in Alabama. Part of I-65's north and southbound lanes reopened late Thursday after being closed following the crash that happened just before 12:30 p.m....

Main suspect in 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway arrives in US from Peru to face charges

Jun. 08, 2023 19:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, arrived in the United States from Peru on Thursday to face charges that he attempted to extort money from the missing teen's mother. An FBI-operated plane carrying van der...

Peruvian judge affirms extradition to US of chief suspect in Natalee Holloway disappearance

Jun. 06, 2023 17:13 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Tuesday affirmed this week's planned extradition to the U.S. of the main suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway. The judge's ruling came less than 24 hours after the attorney for Dutchman Joran van der...

Atlanta school board says it will oust its superintendent when her contract ends in 2024

Jun. 02, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta school board members announced Friday that they're getting rid of district Superintendent Lisa Herring when her contract ends next year. Atlanta Public Schools Board Chair Eshé Collins, in a statement, didn't explain why the board decided to not renew...

Hibbett: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 26, 2023 06:39 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hibbett, Inc. (HIBB) on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $35.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Birmingham, Alabama-based company said it had net income of $2.74. The results fell short of Wall...

Alabama police: 4 people wounded in exchange of gunfire outside Birmingham bar

May. 21, 2023 04:48 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Four people were shot and wounded outside an Alabama bar early Sunday in what police described as an exchange of gunfire. Birmingham Police Lt. Ron Harless said three men and a woman were shot outside Tin Roof in the city's Lakeview District,

Alabama house fire kills child, leaves 2 firefighters with severe burns

May. 15, 2023 19:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A house fire in Alabama killed a child and left two firefighters hospitalized with severe burns, officials said Monday. Firefighters rescued three occupants from the burning home in Montgomery on Sunday night, according to Montgomery Fire Rescue. The...

English scrap metal recycler sentenced to 9 months in jail for wall collapse that killed 5

May. 15, 2023 15:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The owner and a manager of an English scrap metal recycling plant were sentenced to nine months in jail Monday for safety lapses after a wall collapsed and killed five migrant workers in 2016, a government workplace safety agency said. Wayne Hawkeswood...

ProAssurance: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 09, 2023 18:36 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — ProAssurance Corp. (PRA) on Tuesday reported a loss of $6.2 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Birmingham, Alabama-based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to...