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Whooping cranes return to Alabama national wildlife refuge

Nov. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Some migratory whooping cranes from Wisconsin are back at a national wildlife refuge in Alabama. For the second year in a row, a wild-hatched crane known as W7-17 was the first to arrive on the 670-mile (1,080-kilometer) flight southward to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur, the International Crane...

Inmate accused of trying to kill officer escapes from jail

Oct. 28, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate with a violent history of eluding law enforcement is on the run again. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old John Kaleb Gillespie escaped from the jail in Decatur on Sunday. Sheriff's officials say another inmate helped Gillespie climb over a recreation...

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

Sep. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no...