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Alabama teen accused of fatally shooting man as son watched

Jan. 25, 2022 20:11 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been arrested in the weekend fatal shooting of a man whose 2-year-old son watched. The teenager, of Montgomery, faces a charge of capital murder in the death of Thomas Hand Jr., 37. Hand is the husband of former Miss Mississippi Christine...

Hank Sanders running again for longtime Senate seat

Jan. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former state legislator Hank Sanders announced Tuesday he is once again running for the Alabama Seat he held for nearly 40 years. The Senate seat is currently held by Sanders' daughter, Malika Sanders Fortier, who has decided she is not running again,...

Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

Jan. 24, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. Leigh Corfman said Moore defamed her and made false statements as he denied her accusations during...

Montgomery mayor, state superintendent positive for COVID-19

Jan. 24, 2022 08:59 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said he is quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus and developing a mild case of COVID-19. Reed sent a message on social media on Sunday saying he will be fine and encouraging others to get tested, vaccinated and...

Alabama high court raises maximum bond for murder defendants

Jan. 23, 2022 15:57 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has raised the maximum bail amount a judge can set for a state murder charge to $1.5 million. The change to Alabama’s criminal rules was approved by the high court on Jan. 14, news outlets reported. It means murder defendants now...

New Alabama lab named for former state health officer

Jan. 23, 2022 09:17 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A new, $30 million state laboratory is being named for a former state health officer who now serves as president and chief executive of the Alabama Hospital Association. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday for the Donald E. Williamson, M.D., State Health...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

Steve Schapiro, prize-winning photographer, dies at 87

Jan. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Schapiro, a prize-winning photographer whose indelible images ranged from the March on Washington to the set of “The Godfather” and other films, has died at age 87. Schapiro died Saturday at his home in Chicago, according to spokesperson Heidi Schaeffer....

Alabama unveiling 'all-in-one' tourism tickets

Jan. 16, 2022 12:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new system will allow travelers to purchase “all-in-one” mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama, tourism officials said. With ticket packages available by region and attraction types, the new system allows tourists...

Country music star Jamey Johnson to become commercial pilot

Jan. 16, 2022 00:08 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a ... beard? You might not have known it, but country music star Jamey Johnson and his unmistakable whiskers spent a few days here and there and above Montgomery during the pandemic. After...