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Customers help Waffle House worker left to run diner alone

Nov. 8, 2019 2:52 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Waffle House is known to not close for anything - even if there's only one worker behind the counter. Ethan Crispo told AL.com that was the case early Sunday morning at a location in Birmingham, Alabama. He says he came in just after midnight to find a single man tending to "the...

Suit: Guards attacked student at historically black school

Nov. 7, 2019 1:23 PM EST

A former student at a historically black college in Alabama says he was beaten and injured after a college dean ordered campus security guards to "taze" him. In a federal lawsuit, Justin Rollins says he was body slammed by guards in the quad at Miles College near Birmingham in November 2017. It happened shortly...

2 held in slaying of son of Alabama prosecutor

Nov. 6, 2019 1:55 PM EST

MOODY, Ala. (AP) — Two people were in custody following the slaying of an Alabama prosecutor's son, who was found shot after what appeared to be a traffic accident, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff's officials told a news conference that Nicholas Sloan Harmon, 20, was killed Tuesday night. Harmon was...

Crash leads police to missing teen, escapee in Alabama

Nov. 4, 2019 2:17 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A registered sex offender who scaled a jail wall to escape was arrested Monday along with a teenage girl who went missing the day after he fled. Police said John Kaleb Gillespie, 30, and the teen were captured following a car crash and a chase in suburban Birmingham, authorities...

UFC fighter Jon Jones adds $25K to reward for missing woman

Nov. 1, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A reward has risen to $80,000 for information about the missing stepdaughter of an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight. News outlets report UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones announced Thursday on Instagram that he would donate $25,000 in the case of 19-year-old Aniah...

Police say missing Alabama college student was harmed

Oct. 31, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Evidence shows a missing college student was harmed and is now considered a victim of foul play, police said Thursday as her mother and stepfather, who's an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight, pleaded for information. Speaking in an interview with WBRC-TV, Angela Harris said...

Hundreds mourn slain girl at funeral in Alabama's major city

Oct. 27, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed an Alabama church to overflowing Sunday for the funeral of a girl who police say was killed after being kidnapped from a birthday party. The funeral of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was held at the New Beginning Christian Ministry in Birmingham. That 700-seat...

Cyclone heads to Gulf coast as rain douses Southeast

Oct. 25, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Storms with heavy rains doused the drought-parched South on Friday, prompting alerts for floods and tornadoes as Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga headed for the Gulf coast. The National Hurricane Center said Olga, located in the Gulf of Mexico south of Louisiana, would contribute to...

Funeral set for girl abducted, killed in Alabama

Oct. 25, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A funeral service is set for this weekend for a 3-year-old Alabama girl who was abducted from a birthday party and asphyxiated, and officials said Friday they are establishing a permanent reward fund in her memory. The service for Kamille McKinney was scheduled for Sunday afternoon,...

Pink slips at stake in 'Williams Bowl' featuring Jets, Jags?

Oct. 24, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quinnen and Quincy Williams might have more than jerseys to exchange after the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars play Sunday. The brothers and NFL rookies have a significant wager on the outcome — the key to the game, you might say, or the game-winning drive. "We've...