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Meet Jahni the Artist, a teacher behind public art

Sep. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — On June 20 – John “Jahni” Moore’s birthday – the ARtEvolution project was unveiled in Huntsville, the place where he was born and raised, where he went to college and became an artist and art teacher. Jahni the Artist, as he’s known, had...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 9 The Decatur Daily on Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announcing plans to move forward with state leasing of three privately built mega prisons that would begin construction next year: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is proceeding with plans to build three new mega-prisons....

Police: Man charged with brandishing gun at protesters

Sep. 8, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A man seen brandishing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters in Alabama was arrested and accused of being drunk, authorities said. Scott Christopher Davis, 51, was charged Sunday with public intoxication and possession of a firearm, news outlets reported. Huntsville police were...

Alabama county delays capital trials, citing pandemic

Sep. 8, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama county is delaying all capital murder trials because the courthouse doesn't have enough room for would-be jurors to stay away from each other during the pandemic. Attorneys typically call a larger-than-normal number of potential jurors for capital cases, and the...

Mazda-Toyota boosts investment in Alabama plant by $830M

Aug. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the new joint-venture between the two auto companies, on Thursday announced an additional $830 million investment in its new Alabama plant. Gov. Kay Ivey said in a news release that the investment in the new auto facility is now $2.3 billion, up from the...

Chef Darnell Ferguson is the star of this Alabama eatery

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — At age 33, Chef Darnell Ferguson is a rising star among television chefs. But, even more important to him, he’s a chef in his own right who oversees culinary operations at his three restaurants – including Superhero Chefs, which opened in April of 2019 in downtown...

Authorities ID woman whose body was found in Alabama woods

Aug. 8, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

GRANT, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities have identified a woman whose body was found this week in a wooded area. Marshall County investigators said the body was identified Friday as Sheri Jeanee Adkins, 52, of Huntsville. She was found Wednesday by a property owner in Grant, authorities said. Assistant...

Confederate monument vandalized outside Alabama courthouse

Aug. 5, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news...

FILE - An employee leaves the state operated U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which serves as the visitor center for the nearby federally funded NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Ala. in this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo. Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, said Tuesday July 28, 2020 it's in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

'Save Space Camp' drive prompted by virus reaches $1.5M goal

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A fundraising drive has reached its goal of bringing in $1.5 million to save Space Camp from closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. A corporate donation of $250,000 by the technology company SAIC Inc. pushed the effort over the top, officials said in a...

Man charged with defrauding fund for slain Alabama officer

Aug. 4, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man is charged with stealing from a memorial fund that was established to help the family of an Alabama police officer who was killed last year, authorities said Tuesday. Devonte Lemond Hammonds, 27, of Birmingham was charged with multiple counts of fraud, federal prosecutors said...