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DNC to vote on Alabama Democratic Party action

Aug. 24, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee could vote to deny seats to the two leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party. The full DNC will decide Saturday whether to accept a recommendation to revoke the credentials of Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley and Vice-Chair Randy...

Breweries teaming up for Alabama environmental group

Aug. 24, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Some south Alabama breweries are working on a new beer to benefit a nonprofit environmental group that works to protect the state's coast. Six breweries in Mobile and Baldwin County are teaming up to produce an ale called "Friends in Low Places IPA" as a fundraiser for the Alabama...

Alabama events mark 1619 slavery anniversary

Aug. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Events in Alabama on Sunday will mark the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans being brought to colonial America. Communities across the nation are marking a "Day of Healing" recognizing the 400 years since the arrival of slaves to colonial Jamestown, Virginia. Africatown, a...

Former Selma business owner achieves dreams of writing book

Aug. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — At 73, Edie Delp has finally achieved her dream of writing a book. Her debut children's book, "The Magic Wishing Rock" tells the story of a little girl, Bella and her dog, Walker, as they find a magic wishing rock and consider all of the possibilities that lie in store thanks to their...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate to their experiences after an almost...

Ivey: Officials look for ways to cut proposed bridge tolls

Aug. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday that officials will continue to look at ways to eliminate, or at least reduce, tolls of up to $6 on a proposed Mobile bridge. The proposed $2.1 billion toll bridge across Mobile Bay and the Mobile River has been met with opposition from people who...

Prison construction proposal inches forward

Aug. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is inching forward with a plan to build three new prisons. The Alabama Department of Corrections on Monday will open company responses to a "request for qualifications" from firms interested in building the proposed new prisons. A spokeswoman for Gov. Kay Ivey said the state...

Protest over detention of activist, son

Aug. 23, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The detention of an immigrant rights activist and his son sparked protests Friday in Alabama. More than 20 protesters circled the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden chanting for the release of Marcos and Juan Baltazar. AL.com reports that the two were taken into custody by...

In Alabama, a new hospital for southwest Jefferson County

Aug. 23, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Plans have been announced for the replacement of an Alabama hospital. University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital officials said this week that a new hospital will be built in McCalla to replace the Medical West Hospital in Bessemer, which was built in 1964. Hospital officials said a...

Crash involving hazardous materials closes Alabama freeway

Aug. 23, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama interstate was shut down in both directions for several hours and a nearby high school closed for the day as a precaution after a crash involving a semitrailer carrying hazardous materials. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said Friday morning that northbound lanes...