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Police: Suspect said she saw child being sexually assaulted

Dec. 13, 2019 7:16 PM EST

Two people charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl each blamed the other for harming the child in their statements to police, according to testimony from a police investigator. Birmingham police homicide Detective Jonathan Ross testified Friday during a hearing that Derick Irisha Brown told police she saw her...

Court says workers can't sue over blocked minimum wage boost

Dec. 13, 2019 5:07 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fast food workers can't sue the Alabama attorney general over a 2016 state law that blocked a minimum wage increase in the state's largest city, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state of Alabama, saying the workers do not...

1 shot dead at plant near Atlanta; suspect caught in Alabama

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as “workplace violence," but couldn't say for sure whether...

NTSB blames inadequate work for deadly blast in Alabama

Dec. 12, 2019 10:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal investigation released Thursday cited inadequate work by an excavation company as the probable cause of a pipeline explosion that killed two people and slowed the flow of fuel to the Eastern Seaboard in 2016. Workers unearthing a Colonial Pipeline Co. pipeline that was...

AP Division 3-4 Player of the Year: Muskegon's Martinez

Dec. 12, 2019 6:45 PM EST

The 2019 Division 3-4 Associated Press All-State football team, selected by a panel of 11 Michigan sports writers: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Cameron Martinez, Muskegon, Sr. FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE QUARTERBACKS Cameron Martinez, Muskegon, Sr. Joey Silveri, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, So. RUNNING BACKS De’Andre...

Former water official avoids prison on corruption conviction

Dec. 12, 2019 1:13 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former chairwoman of Birmingham's water board won't have to go to prison for her public corruption conviction, a judge ruled Thursday. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones ordered Sherry Lewis during a hearing to pay fines of $30,000 and to perform 400 hours of community...

3 firefighters injured battling house fire in Birmingham

Dec. 11, 2019 9:16 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Three firefighters were injured in the partial collapse of a building that was on fire in Birmingham. Crews were battling a house fire on Tuesday night when part of the roof gave way, sending pieces of the structure down upon firefighters who were outside the structure. At least...

Alabama woman charged in death of boy, 5, shot in crossfire

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama charged a 29-year-old woman with capital murder in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head during an argument between family members. Rickkia Allen was booked into jail Tuesday night, where she's being held without bond, Birmingham police confirmed....

Slain toddler had been given meth, sedative

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a slain Alabama toddler was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was killed and her body left in a dumpster, an investigator testified Tuesday. The information was disclosed in a preliminary hearing for Patrick Stallworth, who faces a capital...

BC's AJ Dillon to skip senior season, declares for NFL draft

Dec. 10, 2019 1:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College running back AJ Dillon says he is skipping his senior season and entering the NFL draft. The junior announced his decision in a statement released Tuesday by the school. He will not play when BC meets Cincinnati in the Birmingham Bowl Jan. 2 in Alabama. “Ever since I...