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Annual camp promotes welding, electrical fields for women

Jun. 20, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — As Lawrence County High senior Taylor Engels and Clements High sophomore Izzy Humphries made lamps during a technology camp designed for girls, they compared electrical work to puzzle solving. “You don’t really understand if it works out or not until you go...

Authorities seek inmate who escaped from Alabama prison

Apr. 30, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search launched Saturday for an inmate who escaped from the Kilby Correctional Facility in Alabama. Mitchell Lindsey, 29, fled just before 8:30 a.m. from the prison located in Montgomery County, the state Department of Corrections said in a news release. ...

Former Alabama teacher told to repay salary after sex plea

Apr. 12, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama high school teacher who spent more than two years on paid leave before pleading guilty to having sex with a student was ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to cover the cost of her salary and benefits during the case, the Decatur Daily reported. ...

Man gets 50 years for firing shot at Illinois police officer

Apr. 09, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting at a Decatur police officer last year, setting off a police pursuit and standoff, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. A Macon County judge sentenced Marcus D. Boykin, 40, on Friday to 50 years for his attempted murder...