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This drone photo provided by Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. on Feb. 15, 2030, shows the landslide on Chalk bluff on the Tennessee River.  Authorities say two homes were destroyed when a hillside collapsed near a swollen river in western Tennessee. News outlets report no one was injured in the slide, which occurred along the Tennessee River near the Hardin County community of Savannah.(Melvin Martin /Hardin County Fire Department, Savannah, Tenn. via AP)

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

Feb. 18, 2020 7:06 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on Tuesday, prolonging the misery for worried people who still can't get back in homes surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas were under a flash flood watch, as the National Weather Service said as...

Gov. Kay Ivey, center, is introduced and invited into the chamber to give the State of the State Address to a joint session of the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the old house chamber of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Gov. Ivey recovering after surgery for broken shoulder

Feb. 6, 2020 2:11 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is recovering after undergoing surgery Thursday for a broken shoulder she suffered after being tripped by her dog. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said the procedure “went off without a hitch." “She is in high spirits and is doing well as she begins...

This photograph released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's office in Birmingham, Ala., shows Preston Chyenne Johnson, who was charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a police officer on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Authorities said an officer from the town of Kimberly was fatally wounded during a vehicle pursuit. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Alabama police officer fatally shot, man charged with murder

Feb. 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer was shot to death in an ambush while assisting other officers during a vehicle pursuit, a mayor said Wednesday, and a suspect was charged with capital murder. Kimberly Mayor Bob Ellerbrock told a news conference that officer Nick O'Rear was killed in a...

This photo provided by the Office of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, shows Ivey and her dog Missy. Ivey fractured her shoulder after being tripped by the state's “first dog,

Alabama gov breaks shoulder after being tripped by her dog

Jan. 29, 2020 8:40 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey fractured her shoulder after being tripped by the state's “first dog," her office said Wednesday. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said the governor is in an arm sling after being tripped by her mixed-breed dog named Missy. The rescue pooch unintentionally...

FILE -In this March 12, 2016 file photo, the sign to The William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala., is displayed.  The Alabama Department of Corrections on Jan. 28, 2020 announced plans to largely shutter Holman Correctional Facility because of infrastructure problems.   (Sharon Steinmann/ via AP, File)

Alabama to shutter aging, dilapidated prison

Jan. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state prison in Alabama will be largely shut down because of infrastructure problems, the state corrections commissioner announced Wednesday in the latest upheaval of a troubled system that has struggled with crowding, low staffing and violence. The main building of Holman...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, poses outside her office in Columbus, Ohio. Smith says the prisons agency wants to replace or renovate some of its high-security prisons in the near future, saying its current facilities for violent inmates are

Prison agency seeks high-security facility replacements

Jan. 24, 2020 8:55 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio prison system wants to replace or renovate some of its high-security prisons in the near future, saying its current facilities for violent inmates are “functionally obsolete" and creating security risks for the agency, The Associated Press has learned. More...

City of Greenville, Miss., trucks and employees, work to clean up debris from a storm along Main Street, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Greenville, Miss. Severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South and were blamed for deaths, destruction and damages. (Jon Alverson/The Delta Democrat-Times via AP)

Recovery begins after storms kill 11 in Midwest, South

Jan. 13, 2020 3:57 AM EST

Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves — severe weekend weather has been blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast. Tens of thousands remained without electrical power Sunday as a result of the storms a day earlier. Officials in far-flung locations were...

As clouds from a passing shower move across the Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Michael McKinney and Maddi Reid of Dallas take a stroll across the Continental Street Bridge in Dallas on the their fourth wedding anniversary, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. The national Storm Prediction Center said more than 18 million people in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma were at an enhanced risk of storms Friday, including from strong tornadoes, flooding rains and wind gusts that could exceed 80 mph (129 kph), the speed of a Category 1 hurricane. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Three dead in Louisiana as severe storms sweep southern US

Jan. 11, 2020 8:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana said Saturday said at least three people have died in connection with a severe storm that is sweeping across parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that the bodies of an elderly couple were found near...

FILE - In this March 4, 2019, file photo, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a news conference in Beauregard, Ala. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that scans show no recurrence of a lung cancer after she underwent three months of radiation treatment late last year for early stage lung cancer. The 75-year-old Republican governor announced in September that doctors had found a small malignancy in her lung, prompting her to undergo the treatments.(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Doctor: Scans show Alabama governor cancer-free

Jan. 8, 2020 6:35 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Medical scans show Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is free of the lung cancer she was diagnosed with last year, her office said Wednesday. Ivey, 75, received a follow-up examination Tuesday after being treated with radiation for Stage 1 lung cancer. In a statement issued through the...

Body IDed as missing woman who texted she was 'in trouble'

Jan. 3, 2020 7:38 PM EST

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Human remains found buried in a shallow grave in a backyard have been identified as Paighton Houston, an Alabama woman who texted she feared she was “in trouble" before disappearing last month, police said Friday. The Trussville Police Department said in a statement that the...