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Video: Woman got into Alabama police van days before death

Oct. 16, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Investigators say video from a city surveillance camera showed a woman get into a parked police van on her own, 12 days before she was found dead inside the van in Huntsville, Alabama. Police showed the video during a news conference Friday after...

Alabama man sentenced to death for killing wife and family

Oct. 14, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and three other people six years ago in north Alabama was sentenced to death Thursday after being convicted of multiple counts of capital murder. The sentence by Madison County...

Coroner: Autopsy confirms no foul play in police van death

Oct. 13, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed that a woman found dead inside a police van parked outside headquarters wasn't the victim of foul play and didn't suffer any trauma, an official said Wednesday. Dr. Tyler Berryhill, Madison County's coroner, said the...

Alabama to gain hundreds of new jobs for US missile defense

Oct. 13, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The defense firm Northrop Grumman plans to hire 500 more engineers in the Huntsville area to support America’s new Air Force-led defense against foreign nuclear missile attack. Company officials on Monday discussed their Huntsville operation,...

Woman's body found in police van parked at headquarters

Oct. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A body found inside a police van parked outside headquarters was identified Monday as being that of a 29-year-old woman whose relatives held a news conference demanding more information from law enforcement. A police statement said an assessment...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Aldine Davis 53, Aldine 0 ¶ Allen 71, Little Elm 29 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 34, Amarillo 22 ¶ Arlington 27, Arlington Houston 24 ¶ Arlington...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 33, Geneva 7 Alexandria 51, Lincoln 13 American Christian Academy 41, Wilcox Central 0 Anniston 26, Munford 3 Ariton 42, Zion Chapel 6 ...

Recreational climber rescues Mississippi cats from trees

Oct. 09, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When retired Mississippi State University professor Bob Reese got a call in mid-September from a cat owner in Caledonia on a Friday afternoon, he was there within an hour. Nelly, an 8-month-old black cat was perched roughly 50 feet up on a branch....

$15M expansion project adding more space to Space Camp

Oct. 08, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A $15 million expansion will add a lot more space to Space Camp, with Boeing making a $3.5 million donation toward the project at the state-run U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the more than...

Convicted sheriff gives thumbs-up review of jail he ran

Oct. 05, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff removed from office after being convicted of theft and ethics violations is giving five-star reviews to the jail where he spent more than two weeks in custody. Perhaps he should: He ran it for decades. Ousted Limestone...