Latest Alabama News

Ruling paves the way to remove Tuskegee Confederate statue

Jan. 27, 2023 20:51 PM EST

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge has paved the way for officials to remove a Confederate monument placed a century ago at the center of a historic, majority-Black city as part of a "park for white people." Since 1909, the Confederate monument has stood in the center of...

Hayneville receiving funds to upgrade failing sewer system

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Federal and state officials on Friday marked the start of a $10 million project aimed at repairing and upgrading an Alabama community's failing sewer system that has left residents dealing with pools of raw sewage at their homes. The project in Hayneville...

Miami fires offensive coordinator Josh Gattis after 1 season

Jan. 27, 2023 09:16 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami fired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis on Friday, ending the former Broyles Award winner's time with the Hurricanes after only one season. The school announced the move in a one-sentence press release, with no other detail: “Josh Gattis has been...

Johnson has 20, North Alabama tops Jacksonville 80-62

Jan. 26, 2023 22:19 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — (KJ Johnson's 20 points helped North Alabama defeat Jacksonville 80-62 on Thursday night. Johnson shot 5 for 9 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 9 of 9 from the free throw line for the Lions (12-10, 4-5 Atlantic Sun Conference). Jacari Lane was 5 of 6 shooting...

Ivey issues rules for responding to public record requests

Jan. 26, 2023 19:06 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday ordered state agencies to follow new procedures for responding to public record requests, changes intended to provide structure in a state with one of the weakest open records laws in the country. Ivey signed an order...

EPA: $2.8M to snuff out Alabama landfill fire

Jan. 26, 2023 15:53 PM EST

MOODY, Ala. (AP) — The cost of extinguishing a landfill fire that's been burning since late November in Alabama's St. Clair County is now at an estimated $2.8 million, federal environmental regulators said. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a budget increase for the...

Quinerly, No. 2 Alabama hold on to beat MSU, 66-63

Jan. 26, 2023 00:24 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The game didn’t look so easy for Alabama all of a sudden. The 3-pointers weren’t falling and the second-ranked Crimson Tide fell behind by double digits instead of building a commanding lead. The end result was the same: a ’Bama victory,...

Alabama beverage company to build bottling plant in SC

Jan. 24, 2023 17:44 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — An Alabama beverage company plans to invest $130 million and create more than 100 jobs in South Carolina's Spartanburg County. Milo's Tea Company, headquartered in Bessemer, Alabama, will open a new brewing and bottling operation in Moore, South Carolina. ...

Mental health crisis center opens in Birmingham

Jan. 24, 2023 15:58 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday marked the opening of a new mental health crisis center in Birmingham, one of six such centers in the state intended to address a dire service shortage. The centers provide care to a person experiencing a mental health or...

Grasslands institute gets $495K grant for Cumberland Plateau

Jan. 24, 2023 05:01 AM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Grasslands Institute is developing a grasslands conservation plan for the Cumberland Plateau in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, thanks to a $495,000 federal grant. The money from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will...