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6 killed over weekend in Birmingham, no charges announced

Dec. 06, 2021 15:51 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Six people were shot to death in Birmingham over the weekend, with police blaming a lack of concern for human life for the killings. David Desmond, 17, was found in a street with a fatal gunshot wound on Sunday night, the final victim in a deadly weekend in...

Police: Officer hospitalized after being attacked with knife

Dec. 06, 2021 08:09 AM EST

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A police officer has been stabbed in a Birmingham suburb, authorities said. The Bessemer officer was hospitalized Sunday night after suffering a couple of stab wounds, Al.com reported. The officer was conscious and in stable...

$1.2M awarded for Alabama-based breast cancer research

Dec. 06, 2021 07:51 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than $1.2 million is being awarded to fund 20 breast cancer research projects across Alabama using money from donations, government and sales of specialty license plates. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama announced the...

No. 21 Houston faces SEC's Auburn in Birmingham Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:33 PM EST

No. 21 Houston (11-2, American) vs Auburn (6-6, SEC), Dec. 28, 12 p.m. ET LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Auburn: CB Roger McCreary is a potential first-round NFL draft pick. McCreary has 49 tackles, two interceptions...

No. 12 BYU draws upstart UAB as Independence Bowl opponent

Dec. 05, 2021 16:16 PM EST

No. 12 BYU (10-2, Independent) vs. UAB (8-4, Conference USA), Dec. 18. 3:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana TOP PLAYERS BYU: RB Tyler Allgeier, 1,409 yards rushing, 20 touchdowns. UAB: RB DeWayne...

Alabama's highest point to become repository for flag ashes

Dec. 04, 2021 17:23 PM EST

DELTA, Ala. (AP) — The highest point in Alabama, Cheaha Mountain, will soon become a repository for the ashes of retired American flags. A vault called “Old Glory Lookout” has been added to Cheaha State Park in Delta and will dedicated on Tuesday, the 80th...

Man sentenced in health care fraud from Mississippi, Alabama

Dec. 02, 2021 14:08 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Alabama on Thursday sentenced a Mississippi resident to 6 1/2 years in prison after the man pleaded guilty to federal charges tied to billing that pharmacies submitted to Medicare. Phillip Minga, 56, of Amory, Mississippi,...

Troubled Alabama antipoverty group reverses closure plan

Dec. 02, 2021 08:57 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An antipoverty agency that planned to close because of financial problems linked to alleged mismanagement reversed itself will remain open with a smaller staff, a leader said. Gary Richardson, board chairman for the Jefferson County Committee for...

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Dec. 01, 2021 14:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recognized the state's first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher who delves into inequality and the difficulty of being Black in America, on Wednesday in the same building where Southern delegates voted to form the Confederacy 160...

FedEx driver questioned about hundreds of packages in woods

Nov. 29, 2021 22:20 PM EST

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — The recent discovery of hundreds of packages in a wooded area in Alabama have led authorities to question a FedEx driver, a sheriff said Monday. As many as 400 packages of varying sizes were found in a ravine last week about 30 miles (50 kilometers)...