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'Beyond organic': Amonite farm, Heritage Hills Farmstead

Oct. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Heritage Hills Farmstead’s Karl and Karli Amonite began growing their own meat and eggs on Karli’s family farm years ago as a way of providing their small family with better quality food. Then their organically-grown produce operation began to grow, well, organically....

81-year-old woman's remains found in vacant Alabama home

Oct. 30, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The body of an 81-year-old Alabama woman missing since June has been found in a vacant house. The remains of Irene Campbell were discovered late Thursday inside a house in Birmingham. The home's owner and a work crew discovered the remains and called police just before 3:30 p.m.,...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Marsh won't seek reelection

Oct. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. Marsh, a Republican from Anniston, is in his sixth term in the Alabama Senate and has been elected president pro tempore, the chamber's most powerful position, three times....

700 virus cases reported last week in Alabama public schools

Oct. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama public schools reported 723 cases of COVID-19 among students, teachers and employees in the last week, according to a new state dashboard that debuted Friday. It shows the number of cases reported by school systems to the state, but not numbers by individual schools....

A camping trailer by a neighboring camp has been damaged by Hurricane Zeta in Grand Isle, La., Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.  Gov. John Bel Edwards says the damage from Zeta was “catastrophic” in Grand Isle, a barrier island community south of New Orleans that was one of the hardest-hit areas. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Zeta's toll on a Louisiana island: 'Like a bomb was dropped'

Oct. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Mark Andollina remembers stinging rain and a howling wind that peeled the roof off part of his Cajun Tide Beach Resort on Grand Isle, the Louisiana barrier island town where residents were among the first to feel the ferocity of Hurricane Zeta. Andollina was salvaging what he could...

Alabama court refuses to reinstate man's suit over abortion

Oct. 30, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court refused to reinstate a lawsuit filed by a man whose ex-girlfriend ended her pregnancy, and four members of the all-Republican court used the decision Friday to argue the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn past rulings that allowed abortion nationally....

Truck drops metal on highway, dozens of tires flattened

Oct. 30, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A truck hauling scrap metal dropped multiple shards along a north Alabama highway, flattening the tires of more than 50 vehicles. Emergency management officials began getting calls early Thursday about multiple vehicles with flat tires on U.S. 72, and reports began coming in later...

Alabama day care worker charged with abusing children

Oct. 30, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama day care employee was charged with multiple counts of child abuse after allegedly using force to make children behave, authorities said. Candelin Hyde, 36, was charged with six counts of aggravated child abuse, news outlets reported. She was jailed with bail set at $360,000....

Alabama county plans fence to protect Confederate monument

Oct. 30, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county plans to spend more than $3,000 building a fence to protect a Confederate monument and rebel banner that have been the subject of repeated demonstrations outside the courthouse since summer, the commission chairman said. The stone marker and battle flag outside...

Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts (1) runs the ball during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against South Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Statesboro, Ga. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Kennedy runs for 2 TDs, Georgia Southern beats South Alabama

Oct. 29, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Wesley Kennedy III had 91 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Derrick Canteen broke up a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 1:01 left and Georgia Southern held off South Alabama 24-17 on Thursday night. Shai Werts was 5-of-9 passing for 95 yards and an interception,...