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Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Feb. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong...

Football fuels more passenger traffic at Birmingham airport

Feb. 17, 2019 11:13 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham's airport is experiencing strong growth in passenger traffic, new numbers show. More than 2.9 million passengers passed through the airport in 2018, Al.com reported . That's a 10 percent increase compared to the 2.7 million passengers who used the airport in 2017. In...

Law would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets

Feb. 17, 2019 11:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather. Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick is proposing legislation that would protect people from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in danger, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported ....

Work begins on $15.8M parking garage for children's hospital

Feb. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Work has begun on a $15.8 million parking garage at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie says it is building the five-level 517-space parking deck, which will be located next to an expansion of the medical center's Blair E. Batson...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 17, 2019 3:40 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Mississippi State shuts down Arkansas 77-67

Feb. 17, 2019 12:46 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi State trailed by six points at halftime and seemed to have no answer for Arkansas' 3-point barrage in the first half. An inspired defensive performance after the break, however, sparked a huge run and powered the Bulldogs to a 77-67 win Saturday night. "Obviously, it's...

Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who was shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery was recovering Saturday, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout. The incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Opelika-Auburn News reported. Auburn...

Gee leads Alabama St. past Alabama A&M 68-62

Feb. 16, 2019 9:53 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Reginald Gee scored 17 points as Alabama State beat Alabama A&M 68-62 on Saturday. Leon Daniels and Tobi Ewuosho added 15 points each for the Hornets (10-13, 8-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jacoby Ross, who was second on the Hornets in scoring heading into the contest...

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Feb. 16, 2019 8:08 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims: TREVOR WEHNER The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human...

Sharkey carries Samford past Chattanooga 80-76 in OT

Feb. 16, 2019 8:07 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Josh Sharkey matched his career high with 27 points as Samford narrowly beat Chattanooga 80-76 in overtime on Saturday. Ruben Guerrero had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Samford (16-11, 6-8 Southern Conference). Myron Gordon added 13 points. Stefan Lakic had seven rebounds for the...