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Tropical system to bring heavy rain, flooding to Gulf Coast

Jun. 18, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the northern Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend. A tropical storm warning was already in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and...

Tropical storm warning, flood threat for northern Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a potential tropical cyclone advanced toward the northern Gulf Coast. The warning extends from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border,...

Ivey: Alabama state offices to close for Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 17, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that state offices will close Friday for Juneteenth, the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America. Ivey issued the proclamation Thursday after President Joe Biden signed...

New Orleans health system pushes further into Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large New Orleans-based health system with hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi plans a merger that will deepen its presence in Mississippi. Ochsner Health and Rush Health Systems said in a news release Thursday that officials expect a proposed...

Mayor: Former police chief refused to hire Black officers

Jun. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A Black Alabama mayor accused of assault by the city's white former police chief claimed Thursday that the two got into a dispute because the chief wouldn't hire black officers. Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton told a news conference that former chief...

Alabama asks court to dismiss part of suit over prisons

Jun. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Justice Department lawsuit challenging sanitation and safety concerns in Alabama's men's prisons is too vague and should not be allowed to go forward, the state said in asking a court to dismiss part of the case. The federal government has not...

Miami-Auburn set home-and-home football series

Jun. 17, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Miami and Auburn will play a home-and-home series starting in 2029. The schools announced Thursday that the Tigers will visit Miami on Sept. 1, 2029. The Hurricanes play at Auburn on Aug. 31, 2030. Auburn is 7-4 against Miami but...

Tropical system shaping up to be super soaker for Gulf Coast

Jun. 17, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heavy rains could soon be in store of parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a tropical system off the coast of Mexico begins moving north ahead of the weekend. Heavy rains should start to affect parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Friday, The...

Search on for man accused of killing co-worker at dirt pit

Jun. 17, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they’re searching for a suspect after a man shot and killed a fellow worker at a south Alabama dirt pit. Local and federal authorities were searching Wednesday for the suspect, a 45-year-old man from Mobile, Al.com reported. ...

State finance director retiring after possible ALS diagnosis

Jun. 16, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Finance Director Kelly Butler is retiring Aug. 1 because of medical complications that might be caused by Lou Gehrig’s disease, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. Butler’s physician said his early symptoms point to a diagnosis...